The table below looks at the statistics for DSL skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DSL over the 3 months to 4 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
Rank 255 233 229
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -4
Contract jobs citing DSL 15 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.16% 0.11% 0.059%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.87% 0.58% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 0
Average daily rate
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£230 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £325 -
% change year-on-year
-15.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
DSL
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1721 1714 1562
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.11% 18.67% 18.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 917 764 693
Average daily rate £355 £338 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.18% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £475 £462
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 94 123
Average hourly rate £22.83 £17.50 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.45% -31.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £12.90 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

DSL
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing DSL across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

DSL Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

DSL
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing DSL across the South East region.

DSL Daily Rate Trend in the South East

DSL
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing DSL across the South East region.

DSL Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

DSL
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DSL within the South East region over the 3 months to 4 August 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire -1 5 £270 -22.85%
Buckinghamshire -3 5 - - 1
Hampshire -6 3 £210 -1.10% 1
DSL
England

DSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing DSL also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited DSL.

1 21 (65.63%) Wireless
2 19 (59.38%) Telecoms
2 19 (59.38%) MPLS
3 18 (56.25%) SDH
4 16 (50.00%) LAN
4 16 (50.00%) Cisco
5 15 (46.88%) Wi-Fi
6 14 (43.75%) CCNP
6 14 (43.75%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (37.50%) VPN
7 12 (37.50%) WAN
8 10 (31.25%) UMTS
8 10 (31.25%) GPRS
8 10 (31.25%) GSM
8 10 (31.25%) CCNA
8 10 (31.25%) CDMA2000
8 10 (31.25%) WiMAX
8 10 (31.25%) Network Planning
8 10 (31.25%) HSPA
8 10 (31.25%) GPON
9 9 (28.13%) LTE
9 9 (28.13%) 4G
9 9 (28.13%) Security Cleared
9 9 (28.13%) BGP
9 9 (28.13%) SNMP
9 9 (28.13%) Ericsson
10 8 (25.00%) Juniper
10 8 (25.00%) CA
10 8 (25.00%) WLAN
10 8 (25.00%) e-Health

DSL
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing DSL also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited DSL. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 21 (65.63%) Wireless
2 19 (59.38%) MPLS
3 18 (56.25%) SDH
4 16 (50.00%) LAN
5 15 (46.88%) Wi-Fi
6 12 (37.50%) WAN
6 12 (37.50%) VPN
7 10 (31.25%) UMTS
7 10 (31.25%) GPRS
7 10 (31.25%) GSM
7 10 (31.25%) CDMA2000
7 10 (31.25%) WiMAX
7 10 (31.25%) GPON
7 10 (31.25%) HSPA
8 9 (28.13%) LTE
8 9 (28.13%) 4G
8 9 (28.13%) BGP
8 9 (28.13%) SNMP
9 8 (25.00%) WLAN
9 8 (25.00%) Radio Access Network
Development Applications
1 7 (21.88%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 19 (59.38%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.13%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 15 (46.88%) Network Engineer
2 4 (12.50%) Architect
2 4 (12.50%) Network Architect
2 4 (12.50%) IP Network Engineer
2 4 (12.50%) IP Engineer
3 2 (6.25%) Network Support Engineer
3 2 (6.25%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (6.25%) Network Support
3 2 (6.25%) Support Engineer
4 1 (3.13%) Test Engineer
4 1 (3.13%) Tester
4 1 (3.13%) Deployment Engineer
4 1 (3.13%) RAN Engineer
4 1 (3.13%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.50%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.00%) e-Health
2 3 (9.38%) Clustering
3 2 (6.25%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.38%) UNIX
1 3 (9.38%) Solaris
1 3 (9.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (31.25%) Network Planning
2 8 (25.00%) Migration
3 3 (9.38%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (9.38%) Capacity Management
3 3 (9.38%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (9.38%) Project Planning
3 3 (9.38%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (6.25%) Performance Management
4 2 (6.25%) Performance Analysis
5 1 (3.13%) Network Design
5 1 (3.13%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (18.75%) C
Qualifications
1 14 (43.75%) CCNP
1 14 (43.75%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (31.25%) CCNA
3 9 (28.13%) Security Cleared
4 5 (15.63%) SC Cleared
4 5 (15.63%) BC Cleared
5 3 (9.38%) DV Cleared
6 1 (3.13%) Degree
6 1 (3.13%) CCIP
Systems Management
1 8 (25.00%) CA Spectrum
2 6 (18.75%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (3.13%) Iperf
3 1 (3.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (50.00%) Cisco
2 9 (28.13%) Ericsson
3 8 (25.00%) Juniper
3 8 (25.00%) CA
4 6 (18.75%) Huawei
5 4 (12.50%) F5
5 4 (12.50%) CheckPoint
5 4 (12.50%) EMC
6 3 (9.38%) Actix
7 2 (6.25%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 1 (3.13%) Nortel
8 1 (3.13%) HP
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