The table below looks at the statistics for DASS2 skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DASS2 over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Digital Access Signaling System 2 (DASS2)
Rank 638 656 -
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -
Contract jobs citing DASS2 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% 0.002% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.012% 0.012% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
8371 8130 8310
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.70% 13.94% 14.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 5105 4645 4469
Median daily rate £400 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £233 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 421 525 463
Median hourly rate £32.50 £21.53 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.98% +2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £47.83 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £21.53 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+64.92% -4.33%

DASS2
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing DASS2 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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

DASS2
Top 4 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DASS2 within the UK over the 3 months to 28 August 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 +2 1 - -
Hull - 1 - -
East Yorkshire - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - -

DASS2
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing DASS2 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 DASS2.

1 1 (100.00%) ISDN
1 1 (100.00%) LAN
1 1 (100.00%) PBX
1 1 (100.00%) VoIP
1 1 (100.00%) WAN
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) CCNA
1 1 (100.00%) Nortel
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Avaya
1 1 (100.00%) Ericsson
1 1 (100.00%) MPLS
1 1 (100.00%) DPNSS
1 1 (100.00%) DSL
1 1 (100.00%) SS7
1 1 (100.00%) Q.931
1 1 (100.00%) H.323
1 1 (100.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (100.00%) MD110
1 1 (100.00%) IVR
1 1 (100.00%) Mitel
1 1 (100.00%) Nortel Meridian
1 1 (100.00%) Wireshark
1 1 (100.00%) Load Balancing
1 1 (100.00%) Panasonic
1 1 (100.00%) Softswitch
1 1 (100.00%) PABX
1 1 (100.00%) Sonus

DASS2
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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) DPNSS
1 1 (100.00%) DSL
1 1 (100.00%) H.323
1 1 (100.00%) ISDN
1 1 (100.00%) LAN
1 1 (100.00%) MD110
1 1 (100.00%) MPLS
1 1 (100.00%) Nortel Meridian
1 1 (100.00%) PABX
1 1 (100.00%) PBX
1 1 (100.00%) Q.931
1 1 (100.00%) Softswitch
1 1 (100.00%) SS7
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) VoIP
1 1 (100.00%) WAN
1 1 (100.00%) Wireshark
General
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Switch Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Voice Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) IVR
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (100.00%) Load Balancing
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) CCNA
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Avaya
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) Ericsson
1 1 (100.00%) Mitel
1 1 (100.00%) Nortel
1 1 (100.00%) Panasonic
1 1 (100.00%) Samsung
1 1 (100.00%) Sonus
1 1 (100.00%) Tekelec