The first table below looks at the demand for ADSL skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ADSL over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Assymetrical Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL)
Rank 564 505 546
Rank change year-on-year
-59 +41
Contract jobs citing ADSL 39 47 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.068% 0.097% 0.076%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.53% 0.64% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 19 34
Average daily rate £225 £190 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.42% -32.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £125 £161
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £330 £393
UK excluding London average daily rate £195 £165 £245
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -32.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 4 3
Average hourly rate £20.00 £15.63 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.00% +11.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £9.25 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £87.10 £24.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £15.63 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+21.60% +11.60%
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7353 7384 9261
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.79% 15.20% 15.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 3863 3656 4316
Average daily rate £360 £348 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.59% -4.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £190 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 421 588 622
Average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £28.25
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -20.35%

ADSL
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ADSL within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

ADSL Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

ADSL
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ADSL within the UK.

ADSL Daily Rate Trend in the UK

ADSL
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ADSL within the UK over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

ADSL Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

ADSL
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing ADSL within the UK.

ADSL Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

ADSL
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ADSL within the UK over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

ADSL Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

ADSL
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ADSL within the UK over the 3 months to 16 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -42 38 £225 +18.42% 20
South East -14 15 £215 +30.30% 4
London -44 11 £388 +98.71% 6
Berkshire -10 8 £175 -16.66%
East of England - 5 - - 2
North West -20 4 - - 1
Cambridgeshire - 4 - -
Cambridge - 4 - -
Surrey -13 3 - - 1
City of London -15 3 £368 +83.75% 1
West Midlands - 3 - - 3
Manchester -16 2 - - 1
Cheshire - 2 - -
West Sussex - 1 £225 -
South Wales - 1 £108 -
Wales - 1 £108 -
Hampshire - 1 £450 - 2
Cardiff - 1 £108 -
Birmingham - 1 - - 2
Brentford - 1 £500 - 1
Brentwood - - - - 1
Bridgend - - - -
Bristol - - - - 1
Bromley - - - -
Bromsgrove - - - -
Maldon - - - -
Basingstoke - - - - 2
Bath - - - -
Carlisle - - - -
Chelmsford - - - -

ADSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing ADSL 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 ADSL.

1 40 (52.63%) VPN
2 39 (51.32%) Cisco
3 38 (50.00%) MPLS
4 32 (42.11%) Firewall
5 31 (40.79%) TCP/IP
5 31 (40.79%) WAN
6 30 (39.47%) Windows
7 28 (36.84%) Telecoms
8 27 (35.53%) Ethernet
9 24 (31.58%) Microsoft
10 22 (28.95%) Cisco Certification
11 20 (26.32%) CCNA
11 20 (26.32%) Active Directory
11 20 (26.32%) BGP
12 19 (25.00%) LAN
13 16 (21.05%) VoIP
13 16 (21.05%) ATM
14 15 (19.74%) MS Office
14 15 (19.74%) Internet
14 15 (19.74%) IPsec
15 14 (18.42%) Wireless
15 14 (18.42%) OSPF
15 14 (18.42%) Windows XP
15 14 (18.42%) Windows Server 2008
16 13 (17.11%) DNS
17 12 (15.79%) SDH
17 12 (15.79%) Service Delivery
17 12 (15.79%) Security Cleared
18 11 (14.47%) SC Cleared
18 11 (14.47%) Windows 7

ADSL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing ADSL 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 ADSL. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (5.26%) MS Exchange
2 3 (3.95%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (3.95%) IBM Notes
3 2 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 15 (19.74%) MS Office
2 11 (14.47%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 40 (52.63%) VPN
2 38 (50.00%) MPLS
3 32 (42.11%) Firewall
4 31 (40.79%) TCP/IP
4 31 (40.79%) WAN
5 27 (35.53%) Ethernet
6 20 (26.32%) BGP
7 19 (25.00%) LAN
8 16 (21.05%) VoIP
8 16 (21.05%) ATM
9 15 (19.74%) Internet
9 15 (19.74%) IPsec
10 14 (18.42%) Wireless
10 14 (18.42%) OSPF
11 13 (17.11%) DNS
12 12 (15.79%) SDH
13 11 (14.47%) DSL
14 10 (13.16%) RIP
14 10 (13.16%) IPv6
14 10 (13.16%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (1.32%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Subversion
1 1 (1.32%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.32%) ClearCase
1 1 (1.32%) PVCS
1 1 (1.32%) Ant
General
1 28 (36.84%) Telecoms
2 5 (6.58%) Multimedia
3 4 (5.26%) Retail
4 2 (2.63%) Finance
Job Titles
1 18 (23.68%) Network Engineer
2 17 (22.37%) Analyst
3 9 (11.84%) Support Analyst
4 6 (7.89%) Support Engineer
4 6 (7.89%) Service Analyst
4 6 (7.89%) IT Support
4 6 (7.89%) Service Desk Analyst
5 5 (6.58%) Cisco Engineer
6 4 (5.26%) Network Consultant
6 4 (5.26%) Consultant
6 4 (5.26%) Help Desk Analyst
6 4 (5.26%) Test Engineer
6 4 (5.26%) Help Desk Support
6 4 (5.26%) Help Desk Support Analyst
6 4 (5.26%) IT Support Analyst
7 3 (3.95%) Network Administrator
7 3 (3.95%) Team Leader
7 3 (3.95%) Network Manager
7 3 (3.95%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 3 (3.95%) Help Desk Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.89%) IVR
2 5 (6.58%) EFT
2 5 (6.58%) Management Information System
3 4 (5.26%) Blackberry
3 4 (5.26%) NHS
3 4 (5.26%) EPoS
4 3 (3.95%) CCTV
5 2 (2.63%) PMI
5 2 (2.63%) Video on Demand
5 2 (2.63%) IPTV
6 1 (1.32%) e-Health
6 1 (1.32%) Economics
6 1 (1.32%) APACS
Operating Systems
1 30 (39.47%) Windows
2 14 (18.42%) Windows XP
2 14 (18.42%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (14.47%) Windows 7
4 9 (11.84%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (3.95%) Linux
6 2 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.32%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.32%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.32%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.32%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (15.79%) Service Delivery
2 11 (14.47%) Migration
3 10 (13.16%) ITIL
4 7 (9.21%) Project Management
5 5 (6.58%) WFM
5 5 (6.58%) Network Monitoring
5 5 (6.58%) PRINCE2
6 4 (5.26%) Service Management
6 4 (5.26%) ITIL V3
6 4 (5.26%) Network Design
7 3 (3.95%) Network Architecture
8 2 (2.63%) Information Security
8 2 (2.63%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (2.63%) CAFM
9 1 (1.32%) Agile Software Development
9 1 (1.32%) TDD
9 1 (1.32%) Supplier Management
9 1 (1.32%) Logistics
9 1 (1.32%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 1 (1.32%) Communications Security
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.95%) SQL
2 2 (2.63%) C
3 1 (1.32%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.32%) R
3 1 (1.32%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 22 (28.95%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (26.32%) CCNA
3 12 (15.79%) Security Cleared
4 11 (14.47%) SC Cleared
4 11 (14.47%) CCNP
5 6 (7.89%) BC Cleared
6 3 (3.95%) CCIP
6 3 (3.95%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (2.63%) MCP
7 2 (2.63%) MCSE
7 2 (2.63%) PMI Certification
7 2 (2.63%) CCIE
7 2 (2.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (2.63%) Degree
8 1 (1.32%) JNCIP
8 1 (1.32%) MCITP
8 1 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.32%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.89%) SLA
2 4 (5.26%) QA
System Software
1 20 (26.32%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.63%) ISA Server
3 2 (2.63%) Forefront TMG
3 2 (2.63%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (2.63%) XenApp
4 1 (1.32%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.32%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (2.63%) ARCserve
1 2 (2.63%) McAfee ePO
1 2 (2.63%) WhatsUp Gold
2 1 (1.32%) SCCM
2 1 (1.32%) Plesk
2 1 (1.32%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 39 (51.32%) Cisco
2 24 (31.58%) Microsoft
3 10 (13.16%) HP
4 9 (11.84%) Juniper
5 7 (9.21%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 7 (9.21%) Citrix
5 7 (9.21%) CheckPoint
6 5 (6.58%) ProCurve
6 5 (6.58%) VMware
7 4 (5.26%) BT
7 4 (5.26%) Ericsson
7 4 (5.26%) Avaya
7 4 (5.26%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 4 (5.26%) Huawei
7 4 (5.26%) Mitel
8 3 (3.95%) CA
8 3 (3.95%) Lotus
9 2 (2.63%) Remedy
9 2 (2.63%) McAfee
9 2 (2.63%) Dell
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