The table below looks at the statistics for ADSL skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ADSL over the 3 months to 21 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Assymetrical Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL)
UK
Rank 558 588 579
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -9
Contract jobs citing ADSL 38 36 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.084% 0.070% 0.079%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.56% 0.48% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 27 20
Median daily rate £218 £340 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.88% +35.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £181 £151
10% offered a daily rate of more than £376 £352 £464
UK excluding London median daily rate £218 £340 £250
% change year-on-year
-35.88% +35.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 1
Median hourly rate £12.13 £15.50 £135.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.77% -88.51%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.13 £15.50 £135.00
% change year-on-year
-21.77% -88.51%

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
6820 7446 7658
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.04% 14.55% 14.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 4240 4407 4214
Median daily rate £400 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £238 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 375 310 442
Median hourly rate £22.50 £27.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £43.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

ADSL
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing ADSL as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 21 February 2017.

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 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ADSL within the UK over the 3 months to 21 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +33 34 £218 -24.17% 4
West Midlands +11 12 - - 1
Solihull - 12 - -
South East +12 11 £218 -24.17%
Milton Keynes - 5 - -
Buckinghamshire - 5 - -
East Midlands +8 4 £203 -42.14%
Hampshire +12 3 £218 -38.06%
Basingstoke - 3 £218 -
Berkshire +19 2 - -
South West +2 2 £200 -
Cardiff - 2 £134 -
Cambridge - 2 - -
Lincoln - 2 £140 -
Bracknell - 2 - -
Wales - 2 £134 -
South Wales - 2 £134 -
Lincolnshire - 2 £140 -
Cambridgeshire - 2 - -
East of England - 2 - -
Scotland +20 1 £250 -
Surrey +15 1 £500 -
Nottinghamshire +5 1 £275 -
Nottingham +3 1 £275 -
London +2 1 - -
Bristol 0 1 £200 -
North West - 1 £401 - 1
West Lothian - 1 £250 -
Somerset - 1 - -
Leicestershire - 1 £265 -

ADSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing ADSL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for ADSL.

1 44 (62.86%) WAN
2 42 (60.00%) Cisco
3 38 (54.29%) LAN
4 36 (51.43%) MPLS
5 29 (41.43%) Firewall
6 26 (37.14%) Cisco Certification
7 24 (34.29%) Microsoft
7 24 (34.29%) Ethernet
8 23 (32.86%) Active Directory
8 23 (32.86%) Telecoms
9 21 (30.00%) CCNA
9 21 (30.00%) TCP/IP
9 21 (30.00%) PSTN
9 21 (30.00%) ITIL
10 18 (25.71%) Windows
10 18 (25.71%) DNS
11 17 (24.29%) Data Centre
12 16 (22.86%) F5
12 16 (22.86%) CCNP
13 15 (21.43%) SNMP
13 15 (21.43%) xDSL
14 14 (20.00%) 802.1X
14 14 (20.00%) NAS
14 14 (20.00%) ISDN
14 14 (20.00%) DHCP
14 14 (20.00%) Juniper
14 14 (20.00%) ICMP
14 14 (20.00%) IPsec
15 13 (18.57%) Internet
15 13 (18.57%) SSL

ADSL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (12.86%) MS Exchange
2 5 (7.14%) Apache
2 5 (7.14%) Tomcat
2 5 (7.14%) WebLogic
3 2 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.43%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 13 (18.57%) MS Office
2 10 (14.29%) MS Excel
3 7 (10.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 9 (12.86%) Office 365
2 1 (1.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 44 (62.86%) WAN
2 38 (54.29%) LAN
3 36 (51.43%) MPLS
4 29 (41.43%) Firewall
5 24 (34.29%) Ethernet
6 21 (30.00%) PSTN
6 21 (30.00%) TCP/IP
7 18 (25.71%) DNS
8 15 (21.43%) SNMP
8 15 (21.43%) xDSL
9 14 (20.00%) DHCP
9 14 (20.00%) ICMP
9 14 (20.00%) IPsec
9 14 (20.00%) ISDN
9 14 (20.00%) NAS
10 13 (18.57%) Cisco ASA
10 13 (18.57%) Internet
10 13 (18.57%) SSL
10 13 (18.57%) VoIP
11 12 (17.14%) HSRP
Development Applications
1 3 (4.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (1.43%) Redmine
General
1 23 (32.86%) Telecoms
2 8 (11.43%) Finance
3 3 (4.29%) Retail
4 2 (2.86%) Banking
4 2 (2.86%) Publishing
5 1 (1.43%) French Language
5 1 (1.43%) German Language
5 1 (1.43%) Italian Language
5 1 (1.43%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 19 (27.14%) Network Engineer
2 10 (14.29%) Analyst
2 10 (14.29%) Support Engineer
3 7 (10.00%) Network Analyst
3 7 (10.00%) Network Operations Analyst
3 7 (10.00%) Operations Analyst
4 6 (8.57%) Architect
5 5 (7.14%) IT Engineer
5 5 (7.14%) IT Support
6 4 (5.71%) Cisco Engineer
6 4 (5.71%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 4 (5.71%) Network Architect
6 4 (5.71%) Network Support
6 4 (5.71%) Network Support Engineer
6 4 (5.71%) Senior Network Engineer
6 4 (5.71%) Voice Architect
7 3 (4.29%) Field Engineer
7 3 (4.29%) Security Engineer
7 3 (4.29%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (4.29%) Systems Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (20.00%) 802.1X
2 5 (7.14%) J2EE
3 3 (4.29%) COM
4 2 (2.86%) RFC 2547
Miscellaneous
1 17 (24.29%) Data Centre
2 9 (12.86%) Driving Licence
3 8 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (10.00%) IVR
5 6 (8.57%) e-Health
5 6 (8.57%) Management Information System
6 5 (7.14%) Clustering
7 3 (4.29%) iPhone
7 3 (4.29%) Smartphone
8 1 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.43%) STB
Operating Systems
1 18 (25.71%) Windows
2 11 (15.71%) Windows Server
3 10 (14.29%) Windows 7
4 7 (10.00%) Unix
5 6 (8.57%) Windows 10
5 6 (8.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (8.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (7.14%) Linux
7 3 (4.29%) Android
7 3 (4.29%) Mac OS X
7 3 (4.29%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (2.86%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (30.00%) ITIL
2 12 (17.14%) Network Management
3 10 (14.29%) Incident Management
4 9 (12.86%) Migration
4 9 (12.86%) Network Design
5 8 (11.43%) Information Security
5 8 (11.43%) Load Balancing
6 7 (10.00%) Change Management
6 7 (10.00%) Network Monitoring
6 7 (10.00%) Problem Management
7 6 (8.57%) Capacity Management
7 6 (8.57%) Computer Security
7 6 (8.57%) Cryptography
7 6 (8.57%) PRINCE2
7 6 (8.57%) Project Management
7 6 (8.57%) Security Patching
7 6 (8.57%) Workflow
8 5 (7.14%) TOGAF
9 4 (5.71%) Presales
10 3 (4.29%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.29%) SQL
2 1 (1.43%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 26 (37.14%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (30.00%) CCNA
3 16 (22.86%) CCNP
4 11 (15.71%) Security Cleared
5 6 (8.57%) SC Cleared
6 3 (4.29%) CCDP
6 3 (4.29%) CCIE
7 2 (2.86%) BC Cleared
7 2 (2.86%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (2.86%) CISSP
7 2 (2.86%) CLAS
7 2 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (2.86%) MCP
8 1 (1.43%) CCDA
8 1 (1.43%) CCENT
8 1 (1.43%) Degree
8 1 (1.43%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.43%) GCIH
8 1 (1.43%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.00%) PCI DSS
2 3 (4.29%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (32.86%) Active Directory
2 6 (8.57%) Hyper-V
3 4 (5.71%) Terminal Services
3 4 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (4.29%) Forefront TMG
4 3 (4.29%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (4.29%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (8.57%) CA Spectrum
2 5 (7.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (5.71%) WhatsUp Gold
4 3 (4.29%) Backup Exec
4 3 (4.29%) Nessus
5 2 (2.86%) AirWatch
6 1 (1.43%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (1.43%) FortiGate
6 1 (1.43%) WMI
Vendors
1 42 (60.00%) Cisco
2 24 (34.29%) Microsoft
3 16 (22.86%) F5
4 14 (20.00%) Juniper
5 11 (15.71%) VMware
6 8 (11.43%) Avaya
7 6 (8.57%) Apple
7 6 (8.57%) BT
7 6 (8.57%) CA
7 6 (8.57%) Remedy
8 5 (7.14%) Altiris
8 5 (7.14%) Cyberoam
9 4 (5.71%) Genesys
9 4 (5.71%) HP
9 4 (5.71%) Palo Alto
9 4 (5.71%) SonicWALL
10 3 (4.29%) ServiceNow
10 3 (4.29%) Veeam
11 2 (2.86%) LANDesk
12 1 (1.43%) WatchGuard