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 1 October 2016 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Assymetrical Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL)
Rank 611 578 597
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +19
Contract jobs citing ADSL 25 86 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.047% 0.15% 0.072%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.31% 1.09% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 31 12
Median daily rate £357 £413 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.45% +57.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £175 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £402 £463 £336
UK excluding London median daily rate £352 £338 £263
% change year-on-year
+4.29% +28.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 39 10
Median hourly rate £15.06 £12.35 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.90% -43.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.13 £12.35 £15.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.66 £12.35 £38.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.86 £12.35 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+12.22% -24.00%

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
8132 7895 8557
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.44% 13.67% 14.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 4960 4557 4738
Median daily rate £400 £387 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.35% +6.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £233 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £520 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £363 £347
% change year-on-year
- +4.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 415 539 480
Median hourly rate £28.00 £21.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.33 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -6.64%

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 1 October 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
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 1 October 2016.

ADSL Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

ADSL
Top 21 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 1 October 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -23 23 £357 -14.23% 9
South East +6 10 £352 +4.29% 4
South West +18 6 - - 2
London -8 5 £402 -7.43% 3
Hampshire +10 4 £362 -13.80%
Berkshire +10 3 £240 +54.83% 1
Milton Keynes - 3 - -
Bath - 3 - -
Redruth - 3 - - 1
Cornwall - 3 - - 1
Buckinghamshire - 3 - -
Somerset - 3 - -
City of London +22 2 £402 +39.65% 1
New Malden - 2 - -
Reading +12 1 £300 +93.54%
Bracknell -9 1 - -
East Midlands -11 1 - -
West Midlands -27 1 - -
Alton - 1 - -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 - -

ADSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 2016, 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 24 (48.98%) MPLS
2 23 (46.94%) Cisco
3 20 (40.82%) WAN
4 19 (38.78%) LAN
5 17 (34.69%) Ethernet
5 17 (34.69%) Microsoft
5 17 (34.69%) Firewall
6 16 (32.65%) ITIL
6 16 (32.65%) Windows
7 14 (28.57%) PSTN
7 14 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
8 13 (26.53%) TCP/IP
8 13 (26.53%) ISDN
8 13 (26.53%) Telecoms
8 13 (26.53%) Cisco ASA
8 13 (26.53%) Cisco Nexus
9 12 (24.49%) Wi-Fi
9 12 (24.49%) IPsec
10 11 (22.45%) Broadband
10 11 (22.45%) MS Excel
10 11 (22.45%) SSL
10 11 (22.45%) Data Centre
10 11 (22.45%) Windows 7
10 11 (22.45%) Incident Management
11 10 (20.41%) Network Management
11 10 (20.41%) 802.1X
11 10 (20.41%) HSRP
11 10 (20.41%) SNMP
11 10 (20.41%) CCNP
11 10 (20.41%) Active Directory

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 3 (6.12%) Apache
1 3 (6.12%) MS Exchange
1 3 (6.12%) Tomcat
1 3 (6.12%) WebLogic
2 2 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.04%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 11 (22.45%) MS Excel
2 6 (12.24%) MS Office
3 3 (6.12%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (4.08%) MS Visio
5 1 (2.04%) CINEMA 4D
Business Applications
1 3 (6.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.04%) Adobe Creative Cloud
1 1 (2.04%) Mimecast
1 1 (2.04%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 24 (48.98%) MPLS
2 20 (40.82%) WAN
3 19 (38.78%) LAN
4 17 (34.69%) Ethernet
4 17 (34.69%) Firewall
5 14 (28.57%) PSTN
6 13 (26.53%) Cisco ASA
6 13 (26.53%) Cisco Nexus
6 13 (26.53%) ISDN
6 13 (26.53%) TCP/IP
7 12 (24.49%) IPsec
7 12 (24.49%) Wi-Fi
8 11 (22.45%) Broadband
8 11 (22.45%) SSL
9 10 (20.41%) HSRP
9 10 (20.41%) ICMP
9 10 (20.41%) Internet
9 10 (20.41%) SNMP
10 9 (18.37%) DHCP
10 9 (18.37%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.08%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.04%) FileMaker
Development Applications
1 2 (4.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 13 (26.53%) Telecoms
2 6 (12.24%) Finance
3 4 (8.16%) Manufacturing
4 3 (6.12%) Electronics
4 3 (6.12%) Marketing
4 3 (6.12%) Publishing
5 1 (2.04%) Back Office
5 1 (2.04%) French Language
5 1 (2.04%) German Language
5 1 (2.04%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 17 (34.69%) Network Engineer
2 7 (14.29%) Support Engineer
3 5 (10.20%) Analyst
3 5 (10.20%) Cisco Engineer
3 5 (10.20%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 5 (10.20%) IT Support
3 5 (10.20%) Service Analyst
3 5 (10.20%) Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (6.12%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (6.12%) Architect
4 3 (6.12%) Core Network Engineer
4 3 (6.12%) Network Support
4 3 (6.12%) Network Support Engineer
4 3 (6.12%) Network Technician
4 3 (6.12%) Project Manager
4 3 (6.12%) Voice Architect
5 2 (4.08%) 1st Line Support
5 2 (4.08%) Coordinator
5 2 (4.08%) Project Coordinator
5 2 (4.08%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (20.41%) 802.1X
2 3 (6.12%) J2EE
3 2 (4.08%) COM
4 1 (2.04%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (22.45%) Data Centre
2 9 (18.37%) Driving Licence
3 8 (16.33%) Management Information System
4 6 (12.24%) Cryptography
5 4 (8.16%) Smartphone
6 3 (6.12%) Clustering
7 1 (2.04%) Blackberry
7 1 (2.04%) PMI
7 1 (2.04%) Streaming Video
7 1 (2.04%) Xserve
Operating Systems
1 16 (32.65%) Windows
2 11 (22.45%) Windows 7
3 9 (18.37%) Windows 10
4 7 (14.29%) Unix
5 6 (12.24%) Linux
6 5 (10.20%) Windows Server
7 4 (8.16%) Windows 8
7 4 (8.16%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (6.12%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (4.08%) FreeBSD
9 2 (4.08%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (4.08%) Windows Vista
10 1 (2.04%) Mac OS
10 1 (2.04%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (32.65%) ITIL
2 11 (22.45%) Incident Management
3 10 (20.41%) Network Management
4 8 (16.33%) Load Balancing
4 8 (16.33%) PRINCE2
4 8 (16.33%) Project Management
5 7 (14.29%) Change Management
5 7 (14.29%) Information Security
6 6 (12.24%) Capacity Management
6 6 (12.24%) Computer Security
6 6 (12.24%) Network Design
6 6 (12.24%) Network Monitoring
6 6 (12.24%) Problem Management
6 6 (12.24%) Security Patching
7 4 (8.16%) Programme Management
8 3 (6.12%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (6.12%) Digital Marketing
8 3 (6.12%) Migration
8 3 (6.12%) Service Management
8 3 (6.12%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.12%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (20.41%) CCNP
3 8 (16.33%) CCNA
4 5 (10.20%) SC Cleared
4 5 (10.20%) Security Cleared
5 4 (8.16%) CCIE
5 4 (8.16%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (6.12%) A+ Certification
7 2 (4.08%) CCDP
7 2 (4.08%) MCP
7 2 (4.08%) MCSA
7 2 (4.08%) Network+ Certification
8 1 (2.04%) BC Cleared
8 1 (2.04%) CISSP
8 1 (2.04%) Degree
8 1 (2.04%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (2.04%) MCITP
8 1 (2.04%) MCTS
8 1 (2.04%) PMI Certification
8 1 (2.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.24%) PCI DSS
2 5 (10.20%) SLA
3 1 (2.04%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 10 (20.41%) Active Directory
2 5 (10.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (8.16%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (6.12%) vSphere
5 2 (4.08%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 3 (6.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (4.08%) Nessus
2 2 (4.08%) WhatsUp Gold
3 1 (2.04%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 23 (46.94%) Cisco
2 17 (34.69%) Microsoft
3 8 (16.33%) F5
4 5 (10.20%) VMware
5 4 (8.16%) Cyberoam
6 3 (6.12%) Altiris
6 3 (6.12%) Palo Alto
6 3 (6.12%) SAP
7 2 (4.08%) BT
7 2 (4.08%) Fortinet
7 2 (4.08%) HP
7 2 (4.08%) Huawei
7 2 (4.08%) WatchGuard
8 1 (2.04%) Adobe
8 1 (2.04%) Ciena
8 1 (2.04%) Fujitsu
8 1 (2.04%) Kaspersky
8 1 (2.04%) ServiceNow
8 1 (2.04%) Splunk
8 1 (2.04%) Wyse