The table below looks at the statistics for DASS2 skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DASS2 over the 3 months to 14 February 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.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Digital Access Signaling System 2 (DASS2)
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing DASS2 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK - - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
7470 7611 6637
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.49% 14.87% 13.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 4415 4207 3456
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £219 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 321 449 384
Average hourly rate £28.38 £25.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.50% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% +26.19%

DASS2
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing DASS2 within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

DASS2 Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

DASS2
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing DASS2 within the UK.

DASS2 Daily Rate Trend in the UK

DASS2
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing DASS2 within the UK.

DASS2 Hourly Rate Trend in the UK