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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Assymetrical Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL)
Rank 530 534 506
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -28
Contract jobs citing ADSL 65 48 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.093% 0.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.82% 0.69% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 17 27
Average daily rate
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£255 £250 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.00% -23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £118 £120 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £360 £431
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £150 £275
% change year-on-year
+73.33% -45.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 6
Average hourly rate £86.25 £15.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+475.00% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.25 £12.60 £13.07
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £125.25 £17.40 £108.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £135.00 £15.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+800.00% -28.57%

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
7932 6951 7862
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.38% 13.47% 15.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 4506 3786 3830
Average daily rate £363 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £215 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 427 418 664
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.55 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 19 December 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
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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 -15 58 £225 -10.00% 10
South East -2 27 £225 +87.50% 5
London +15 11 £200 -35.22% 1
South West - 6 £263 -
East Midlands +6 5 £175 -
South Wales -19 5 £315 +57.50% 2
Wales -23 5 £315 +57.50% 3
Nottinghamshire - 5 £175 -
Birmingham -3 4 £246 +64.16%
West Midlands -26 4 £246 +64.16%
Nottingham - 4 - -
East of England -18 3 - - 1
City of London - 2 £200 - 1
Dorset - 2 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 £390 -
Bournemouth - 1 - -
Chorley - - - -
Crawley - - - -
Cwmbran - - - - 1
Dorking - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Hertford - - - -
Horsham - - - - 1
Hounslow - - - -
Ipswich - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Lincoln - - - -
Okehampton - - - -
Plymouth - - - -
Redruth - - - -

ADSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 58 (55.77%) WAN
2 51 (49.04%) Cisco
3 44 (42.31%) LAN
4 42 (40.38%) Firewall
5 36 (34.62%) MPLS
6 34 (32.69%) VPN
7 30 (28.85%) TCP/IP
7 30 (28.85%) Microsoft
8 29 (27.88%) Windows
9 27 (25.96%) Broadband
9 27 (25.96%) Active Directory
10 26 (25.00%) Ethernet
10 26 (25.00%) Internet
11 22 (21.15%) BGP
11 22 (21.15%) Cisco Certification
12 20 (19.23%) VoIP
12 20 (19.23%) MS Excel
12 20 (19.23%) OSPF
13 19 (18.27%) CCNA
14 18 (17.31%) MS Office
14 18 (17.31%) Wi-Fi
14 18 (17.31%) Security Cleared
15 16 (15.38%) SC Cleared
15 16 (15.38%) Telecoms
15 16 (15.38%) ITIL
16 15 (14.42%) CCNP
16 15 (14.42%) DSL
17 14 (13.46%) Remedy
17 14 (13.46%) Wireless
17 14 (13.46%) Finance

ADSL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 9 (8.65%) Lync
2 7 (6.73%) MS Exchange
3 6 (5.77%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.96%) Apache
5 1 (0.96%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.96%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.96%) Moodle
5 1 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 20 (19.23%) MS Excel
2 18 (17.31%) MS Office
3 7 (6.73%) MS Visio
4 5 (4.81%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (5.77%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.92%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 58 (55.77%) WAN
2 44 (42.31%) LAN
3 42 (40.38%) Firewall
4 36 (34.62%) MPLS
5 34 (32.69%) VPN
6 30 (28.85%) TCP/IP
7 27 (25.96%) Broadband
8 26 (25.00%) Ethernet
8 26 (25.00%) Internet
9 22 (21.15%) BGP
10 20 (19.23%) VoIP
10 20 (19.23%) OSPF
11 18 (17.31%) Wi-Fi
12 15 (14.42%) DSL
13 14 (13.46%) Wireless
14 13 (12.50%) WLAN
15 12 (11.54%) RIP
16 11 (10.58%) LLU
16 11 (10.58%) DNS
17 10 (9.62%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.85%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.96%) RDBMS
2 1 (0.96%) MS Access
2 1 (0.96%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.96%) Subversion
General
1 16 (15.38%) Telecoms
2 14 (13.46%) Finance
3 4 (3.85%) Banking
3 4 (3.85%) Retail
4 3 (2.88%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.92%) Dutch Language
5 2 (1.92%) Spanish Language
5 2 (1.92%) Front Office
6 1 (0.96%) Back Office
6 1 (0.96%) Local Government
6 1 (0.96%) Law
6 1 (0.96%) French Language
6 1 (0.96%) Hindi Language
Job Titles
1 23 (22.12%) Analyst
1 23 (22.12%) Network Engineer
2 13 (12.50%) Service Desk Analyst
2 13 (12.50%) Service Analyst
3 10 (9.62%) 2nd Line Support
4 8 (7.69%) Architect
5 7 (6.73%) Solutions Architect
5 7 (6.73%) Support Engineer
6 6 (5.77%) Support Analyst
7 5 (4.81%) Test Manager
7 5 (4.81%) IP Network Engineer
7 5 (4.81%) Network Analyst
7 5 (4.81%) IP Engineer
8 4 (3.85%) Project Engineer
8 4 (3.85%) Network Support
9 3 (2.88%) Administrator
9 3 (2.88%) Consultant
9 3 (2.88%) Security Engineer
9 3 (2.88%) Network Support Engineer
9 3 (2.88%) Network Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.62%) Blackberry
2 7 (6.73%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.81%) e-Health
3 5 (4.81%) IVR
4 3 (2.88%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.92%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (1.92%) iPhone
5 2 (1.92%) Replication
6 1 (0.96%) NHS
6 1 (0.96%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.96%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (0.96%) SecurID
6 1 (0.96%) Open Source
6 1 (0.96%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.96%) CCTV
6 1 (0.96%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.96%) Hedge funds
6 1 (0.96%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 29 (27.88%) Windows
2 12 (11.54%) Windows 7
3 11 (10.58%) Linux
3 11 (10.58%) Windows XP
4 10 (9.62%) UNIX
5 9 (8.65%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (6.73%) Windows 8
6 7 (6.73%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (4.81%) Windows 2000
7 5 (4.81%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (3.85%) Windows NT
9 3 (2.88%) Solaris
9 3 (2.88%) Ubuntu
9 3 (2.88%) Android
10 2 (1.92%) Windows Vista
10 2 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.96%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (15.38%) ITIL
2 13 (12.50%) Migration
3 12 (11.54%) Service Management
4 11 (10.58%) Incident Management
5 9 (8.65%) TOGAF
6 7 (6.73%) Network Management
6 7 (6.73%) Kalman Filter
7 6 (5.77%) Network Monitoring
7 6 (5.77%) Knowledge Management
8 5 (4.81%) Project Management
8 5 (4.81%) Workflow
8 5 (4.81%) Load Balancing
8 5 (4.81%) Performance Analysis
9 3 (2.88%) Service Delivery
9 3 (2.88%) Change Management
9 3 (2.88%) ITIL V3
9 3 (2.88%) Test Strategy
10 2 (1.92%) System Testing
10 2 (1.92%) CRM
10 2 (1.92%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 5 (4.81%) SQL
2 3 (2.88%) Shell Script
3 2 (1.92%) C
4 1 (0.96%) Python
4 1 (0.96%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 22 (21.15%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (18.27%) CCNA
3 18 (17.31%) Security Cleared
4 16 (15.38%) SC Cleared
5 15 (14.42%) CCNP
6 6 (5.77%) BC Cleared
7 5 (4.81%) MCP
8 4 (3.85%) JNCIP
9 3 (2.88%) CCIP
9 3 (2.88%) MOS
9 3 (2.88%) Degree
10 2 (1.92%) JNCIS
10 2 (1.92%) MCT
10 2 (1.92%) PMP
10 2 (1.92%) PMI Certification
10 2 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (1.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.96%) MCSA
11 1 (0.96%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.96%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.77%) SLA
2 5 (4.81%) PCI DSS
3 3 (2.88%) QA
System Software
1 27 (25.96%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
2 4 (3.85%) Hyper-V
3 3 (2.88%) NFS
3 3 (2.88%) XenApp
3 3 (2.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.96%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.96%) vSphere
4 1 (0.96%) XenServer
4 1 (0.96%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (0.96%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 5 (4.81%) SolarWinds Orion
1 5 (4.81%) FortiGate
1 5 (4.81%) CA Spectrum
1 5 (4.81%) Cisco CUCM
2 4 (3.85%) Nessus
3 3 (2.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (2.88%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (2.88%) Backup Exec
3 3 (2.88%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (1.92%) Netcool
5 1 (0.96%) WhatsUp Gold
5 1 (0.96%) SCCM
5 1 (0.96%) SCOM
Vendors
1 51 (49.04%) Cisco
2 30 (28.85%) Microsoft
3 14 (13.46%) Remedy
4 12 (11.54%) Juniper
4 12 (11.54%) F5
5 8 (7.69%) VMware
5 8 (7.69%) Fortinet
6 7 (6.73%) CheckPoint
6 7 (6.73%) BMC
7 6 (5.77%) SolarWinds
7 6 (5.77%) Avaya
7 6 (5.77%) HP
7 6 (5.77%) Citrix
7 6 (5.77%) EMC
7 6 (5.77%) BT
8 5 (4.81%) Dell
8 5 (4.81%) CA
8 5 (4.81%) 3Com
8 5 (4.81%) Brocade
8 5 (4.81%) Aruba
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