The table below looks at the statistics 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 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Assymetrical Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL)
Rank 643 595 584
Rank change year-on-year
-48 -11
Contract jobs citing ADSL 21 52 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.038% 0.092% 0.070%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.25% 0.62% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 19 16
Average daily rate £340 £300 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £141 £120 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £442 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £195
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +69.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 14 12
Average hourly rate - £30.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +66.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- +66.66%

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

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
8552 8454 7312
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.30% 14.90% 13.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 5174 4601 3863
Average daily rate £388 £350 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -0.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 357 467 403
Average hourly rate £28.00 £28.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.75 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £41.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +50.00%

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 1 May 2016.

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
Top 17 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 1 May 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
England -36 17 £188 -37.50% 14
South East -27 9 £188 -31.81% 5
Berkshire +4 8 £264 +30.24%
London -29 4 £285 -5.00% 1
Newbury +11 2 £188 -7.40%
Bracknell -2 2 £340 -
North West -14 2 £453 +16.02% 2
Manchester - 2 £453 - 1
East of England +11 1 - -
South West +6 1 £110 -65.62% 3
Bedfordshire -1 1 - -
Luton -2 1 - -
Slough - 1 - -
Rochdale - 1 - - 1
West Sussex - 1 £135 - 1
Worthing - 1 £135 -
Cornwall - 1 £110 - 1

ADSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 35 (60.34%) Cisco
2 31 (53.45%) WAN
2 31 (53.45%) Firewall
3 29 (50.00%) MPLS
4 26 (44.83%) Ethernet
5 25 (43.10%) DNS
5 25 (43.10%) TCP/IP
5 25 (43.10%) ITIL
5 25 (43.10%) ISDN
6 24 (41.38%) DHCP
7 23 (39.66%) LAN
8 22 (37.93%) VPN
9 21 (36.21%) Windows
10 20 (34.48%) PSTN
10 20 (34.48%) Internet
11 19 (32.76%) Cisco Certification
12 18 (31.03%) Telecoms
13 17 (29.31%) IPsec
13 17 (29.31%) Change Management
13 17 (29.31%) SSL
13 17 (29.31%) CCNA
13 17 (29.31%) Broadband
13 17 (29.31%) Incident Management
14 16 (27.59%) Network Security
14 16 (27.59%) Active Directory
14 16 (27.59%) Management Information System
14 16 (27.59%) Data Centre
15 15 (25.86%) 802.1X
15 15 (25.86%) Network Monitoring
15 15 (25.86%) ICMP

ADSL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 6 (10.34%) MS Exchange
2 3 (5.17%) IIS
3 2 (3.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.72%) Apache
4 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.72%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.72%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.72%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.72%) WebLogic
Applications
1 10 (17.24%) MS Office
2 6 (10.34%) MS Excel
2 6 (10.34%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.72%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 31 (53.45%) Firewall
1 31 (53.45%) WAN
2 29 (50.00%) MPLS
3 26 (44.83%) Ethernet
4 25 (43.10%) DNS
4 25 (43.10%) ISDN
4 25 (43.10%) TCP/IP
5 24 (41.38%) DHCP
6 23 (39.66%) LAN
7 22 (37.93%) VPN
8 20 (34.48%) Internet
8 20 (34.48%) PSTN
9 17 (29.31%) Broadband
9 17 (29.31%) IPsec
9 17 (29.31%) SSL
10 16 (27.59%) Network Security
11 15 (25.86%) ICMP
11 15 (25.86%) SNMP
12 14 (24.14%) Intrusion Detection
12 14 (24.14%) X.25
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.72%) GIS
1 1 (1.72%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Bugzilla
1 1 (1.72%) JIRA
1 1 (1.72%) JUnit
1 1 (1.72%) Redmine
1 1 (1.72%) Selenium
1 1 (1.72%) Trac
General
1 18 (31.03%) Telecoms
2 10 (17.24%) Finance
3 3 (5.17%) Billing
3 3 (5.17%) Law
3 3 (5.17%) Retail
4 1 (1.72%) Japanese Language
4 1 (1.72%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 18 (31.03%) Network Engineer
2 13 (22.41%) Support Engineer
3 9 (15.52%) Analyst
4 8 (13.79%) 2nd Line Support
4 8 (13.79%) Network Support
5 7 (12.07%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 7 (12.07%) Coordinator
5 7 (12.07%) Network Support Engineer
6 5 (8.62%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 5 (8.62%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 5 (8.62%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 5 (8.62%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
6 5 (8.62%) Cisco Security Engineer
6 5 (8.62%) Cisco Support Engineer
6 5 (8.62%) IT Engineer
6 5 (8.62%) IT Support
6 5 (8.62%) Network Security Engineer
6 5 (8.62%) Project Manager
6 5 (8.62%) Security Engineer
6 5 (8.62%) Security Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (25.86%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.72%) .NET
2 1 (1.72%) HTML
2 1 (1.72%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 16 (27.59%) Data Centre
1 16 (27.59%) Management Information System
2 13 (22.41%) Cryptography
3 8 (13.79%) Driving Licence
4 3 (5.17%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (5.17%) Blackberry
4 3 (5.17%) Client/Server
4 3 (5.17%) RSA SecurID
5 2 (3.45%) Mobile App
5 2 (3.45%) PMI
6 1 (1.72%) BYOD
6 1 (1.72%) Clustering
6 1 (1.72%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (1.72%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.72%) STB
6 1 (1.72%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 21 (36.21%) Windows
2 7 (12.07%) Linux
2 7 (12.07%) Windows 7
3 6 (10.34%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (6.90%) Android
5 3 (5.17%) Apple iOS
5 3 (5.17%) Mac OS X
5 3 (5.17%) Windows Server
5 3 (5.17%) Windows XP
6 2 (3.45%) BlackBerry OS
6 2 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.72%) Unix
7 1 (1.72%) Windows 10
7 1 (1.72%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.72%) Windows Phone
7 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (43.10%) ITIL
2 17 (29.31%) Change Management
2 17 (29.31%) Incident Management
3 15 (25.86%) Load Balancing
3 15 (25.86%) Network Monitoring
3 15 (25.86%) Problem Management
4 14 (24.14%) Information Security
4 14 (24.14%) Network Management
5 13 (22.41%) Capacity Management
5 13 (22.41%) Computer Security
5 13 (22.41%) Security Patching
6 12 (20.69%) Project Management
7 10 (17.24%) Service Delivery
8 7 (12.07%) PRINCE2
9 6 (10.34%) PRINCE
10 5 (8.62%) Escalation Management
11 4 (6.90%) Configuration Management
12 3 (5.17%) CRM
12 3 (5.17%) Migration
12 3 (5.17%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.17%) SQL
2 2 (3.45%) Python
3 1 (1.72%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.72%) Java
3 1 (1.72%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.72%) Perl
3 1 (1.72%) PHP
3 1 (1.72%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.72%) Ruby
3 1 (1.72%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 19 (32.76%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (29.31%) CCNA
3 6 (10.34%) CCNP
4 2 (3.45%) MCSE
4 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (3.45%) PMI Certification
4 2 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (1.72%) BC Cleared
5 1 (1.72%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.72%) CCENT
5 1 (1.72%) Degree
5 1 (1.72%) MCSA
5 1 (1.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.72%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.72%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (18.97%) PCI DSS
2 7 (12.07%) SLA
3 1 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.72%) QA
System Software
1 16 (27.59%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.72%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (5.17%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (3.45%) Backup Exec
2 2 (3.45%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.72%) AirWatch
3 1 (1.72%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.72%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (1.72%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.72%) SCCM
3 1 (1.72%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (1.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.72%) WhatsUp Gold
3 1 (1.72%) WMI
Vendors
1 35 (60.34%) Cisco
2 11 (18.97%) Microsoft
3 10 (17.24%) F5
4 8 (13.79%) Cyberoam
5 6 (10.34%) Juniper
6 4 (6.90%) CheckPoint
6 4 (6.90%) Citrix
6 4 (6.90%) SolarWinds
7 3 (5.17%) Fortinet
7 3 (5.17%) iManage
7 3 (5.17%) Intel Security
8 2 (3.45%) Acronis
8 2 (3.45%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 2 (3.45%) Avaya
8 2 (3.45%) Huawei
8 2 (3.45%) hybris
8 2 (3.45%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (3.45%) Symantec
8 2 (3.45%) VMware
8 2 (3.45%) WatchGuard
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