The table below looks at the statistics for DSL skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DSL over the 3 months to 18 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
Rank 557 531 495
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -36
Contract jobs citing DSL 51 38 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.092% 0.074% 0.097%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.64% 0.55% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 17 21
Average daily rate
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£338 £250 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.00% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £131 £120 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £380 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £228 £135 £160
% change year-on-year
+68.51% -15.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Average hourly rate £18.50 £23.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.27% +11.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 - £21.00

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
7962 6948 7866
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.39% 13.44% 15.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 4527 3782 3832
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 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 428 421 664
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 £12.52 £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%

DSL
Jobs Demand Trend

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

DSL Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

DSL
Daily Rate Trend

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

DSL Daily Rate Trend in the UK

DSL
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DSL within the UK over the 3 months to 18 December 2014.

DSL Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

DSL
Hourly Rate Trend

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

DSL Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

DSL
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 DSL within the UK over the 3 months to 18 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 50 £338 +35.00% 10
London +34 22 £338 +12.50% 6
South East -34 17 £250 +108.33% 2
Berkshire +6 10 £183 +52.08% 2
West Midlands +1 9 £155 +3.33%
Birmingham -4 5 £200 +33.33%
Bracknell -2 4 £250 -
Slough -7 4 £115 -
City of London +11 3 £325 +8.15% 2
Worcestershire - 3 £155 -
Redditch - 3 £155 -
Reading +18 2 £250 +108.33%
East of England -5 1 £510 -
North West -9 1 £425 -
Surrey -9 1 - -
Manchester -10 1 £425 -
Studley - 1 - -
Warwickshire - 1 - -
West Sussex - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - - 1
North East - - - -
Derbyshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Shropshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Stirlingshire - - - -
Suffolk - - - -

DSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing DSL 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 DSL.

1 61 (57.01%) Cisco
2 50 (46.73%) LAN
2 50 (46.73%) MPLS
3 47 (43.93%) WAN
4 45 (42.06%) Firewall
5 39 (36.45%) Windows
6 34 (31.78%) Telecoms
7 33 (30.84%) BGP
8 29 (27.10%) VPN
9 26 (24.30%) Microsoft
9 26 (24.30%) Ethernet
9 26 (24.30%) Cisco Certification
10 25 (23.36%) Windows Server 2008
11 24 (22.43%) Windows 7
11 24 (22.43%) OSPF
12 23 (21.50%) Windows Server 2003
12 23 (21.50%) Active Directory
12 23 (21.50%) ITIL
12 23 (21.50%) MS Exchange
13 22 (20.56%) MS Office
13 22 (20.56%) Service Management
14 20 (18.69%) TCP/IP
15 19 (17.76%) CCNA
15 19 (17.76%) Blackberry
15 19 (17.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 18 (16.82%) CheckPoint
16 18 (16.82%) CCNP
16 18 (16.82%) WSUS
16 18 (16.82%) Performance Management
17 17 (15.89%) VMware

DSL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing DSL 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 DSL. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 23 (21.50%) MS Exchange
2 19 (17.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 6 (5.61%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.87%) IIS
4 2 (1.87%) Lync
4 2 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.93%) Apache
5 1 (0.93%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.93%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 22 (20.56%) MS Office
2 6 (5.61%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.80%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.93%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.67%) Amazon EC2
1 5 (4.67%) Amazon S3
1 5 (4.67%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (4.67%) Amazon ELB
2 2 (1.87%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 50 (46.73%) LAN
1 50 (46.73%) MPLS
2 47 (43.93%) WAN
3 45 (42.06%) Firewall
4 33 (30.84%) BGP
5 29 (27.10%) VPN
6 26 (24.30%) Ethernet
7 24 (22.43%) OSPF
8 20 (18.69%) TCP/IP
9 16 (14.95%) Internet
9 16 (14.95%) IPsec
9 16 (14.95%) BIG-IP
10 15 (14.02%) xDSL
10 15 (14.02%) ADSL
10 15 (14.02%) ISDN
11 13 (12.15%) SAN
11 13 (12.15%) Broadband
12 12 (11.21%) ATM
13 11 (10.28%) Network Security
14 10 (9.35%) SDH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.67%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (0.93%) MySQL
2 1 (0.93%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (7.48%) Maven
2 5 (4.67%) RSpec
General
1 34 (31.78%) Telecoms
2 7 (6.54%) Dutch Language
2 7 (6.54%) Finance
3 4 (3.74%) Marketing
4 3 (2.80%) Investment Banking
4 3 (2.80%) Banking
5 2 (1.87%) Russian Language
6 1 (0.93%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.93%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.93%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 26 (24.30%) Analyst
2 18 (16.82%) Network Engineer
3 17 (15.89%) Architect
4 14 (13.08%) Solutions Architect
5 13 (12.15%) Developer
6 12 (11.21%) Support Analyst
7 11 (10.28%) Operations Analyst
8 8 (7.48%) Java Developer
9 7 (6.54%) 3rd Line Support
10 6 (5.61%) Network Architect
11 5 (4.67%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
11 5 (4.67%) IP Engineer
11 5 (4.67%) Consultant
11 5 (4.67%) NOC Engineer
11 5 (4.67%) IP Network Engineer
12 4 (3.74%) Product Manager
12 4 (3.74%) Team Leader
12 4 (3.74%) Project Engineer
12 4 (3.74%) Network Consultant
12 4 (3.74%) Network Design Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.48%) JNDI
1 8 (7.48%) ActiveMQ
1 8 (7.48%) JMS
1 8 (7.48%) Akka
1 8 (7.48%) Apache Camel
2 4 (3.74%) HTML
3 3 (2.80%) Middleware
3 3 (2.80%) FpML
4 2 (1.87%) XML
4 2 (1.87%) RESTful
5 1 (0.93%) Drools
Miscellaneous
1 19 (17.76%) Blackberry
2 13 (12.15%) Thin Client
2 13 (12.15%) Fat Client
3 9 (8.41%) Video Conferencing
4 5 (4.67%) Statistics
5 4 (3.74%) STB
5 4 (3.74%) IPTV
6 3 (2.80%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.80%) DTV
6 3 (2.80%) Clustering
6 3 (2.80%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.87%) Streaming Video
7 2 (1.87%) SecurID
7 2 (1.87%) e-Health
7 2 (1.87%) MPEG
7 2 (1.87%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.87%) Video on Demand
8 1 (0.93%) Smartcard
8 1 (0.93%) Replication
8 1 (0.93%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 39 (36.45%) Windows
2 25 (23.36%) Windows Server 2008
3 24 (22.43%) Windows 7
4 23 (21.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 17 (15.89%) Linux
6 8 (7.48%) UNIX
6 8 (7.48%) Windows 8
7 6 (5.61%) CentOS
8 4 (3.74%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (2.80%) Solaris
10 2 (1.87%) Embedded Linux
10 2 (1.87%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.93%) OpenWrt
11 1 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (21.50%) ITIL
2 22 (20.56%) Service Management
3 18 (16.82%) Performance Management
4 16 (14.95%) Problem Management
5 14 (13.08%) Project Management
6 13 (12.15%) Migration
6 13 (12.15%) Disaster Recovery
7 11 (10.28%) Configuration Management
7 11 (10.28%) ITSM
8 10 (9.35%) Business Continuity
8 10 (9.35%) BCP
8 10 (9.35%) Business Continuity Planning
9 9 (8.41%) Kalman Filter
10 8 (7.48%) Agile Software Development
11 7 (6.54%) OOD
11 7 (6.54%) Multithreading
11 7 (6.54%) Technical Architecture
11 7 (6.54%) Load Balancing
11 7 (6.54%) Service Delivery
12 6 (5.61%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 15 (14.02%) Java
2 10 (9.35%) C++
3 8 (7.48%) Groovy
3 8 (7.48%) Bash Shell
3 8 (7.48%) Scala
4 5 (4.67%) Ruby
5 4 (3.74%) C
6 2 (1.87%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.87%) Python
6 2 (1.87%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.87%) Perl
6 2 (1.87%) SQL
7 1 (0.93%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.93%) Embedded C++
7 1 (0.93%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 26 (24.30%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (17.76%) CCNA
3 18 (16.82%) CCNP
4 14 (13.08%) Security Cleared
5 11 (10.28%) SC Cleared
5 11 (10.28%) CCIE
6 9 (8.41%) CCIP
7 6 (5.61%) CCDP
7 6 (5.61%) BC Cleared
8 2 (1.87%) PMP
8 2 (1.87%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.93%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.93%) CCSP
9 1 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.93%) CCA
9 1 (0.93%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.93%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (10.28%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (21.50%) Active Directory
2 16 (14.95%) NLBS
2 16 (14.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (12.15%) Hyper-V
3 13 (12.15%) Xen
4 12 (11.21%) XenApp
5 10 (9.35%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (1.87%) vSphere
7 1 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.93%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 18 (16.82%) WSUS
2 5 (4.67%) Puppet
3 3 (2.80%) Netcool
4 1 (0.93%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.93%) Ionix
4 1 (0.93%) XenMobile
4 1 (0.93%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (0.93%) CA Spectrum
4 1 (0.93%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.93%) SCOM
4 1 (0.93%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 61 (57.01%) Cisco
2 26 (24.30%) Microsoft
3 18 (16.82%) CheckPoint
4 17 (15.89%) VMware
4 17 (15.89%) Citrix
5 12 (11.21%) Juniper
6 8 (7.48%) Perforce
7 6 (5.61%) Tandberg
8 3 (2.80%) Genesys
8 3 (2.80%) Mitel
8 3 (2.80%) Cramer
8 3 (2.80%) BT
9 2 (1.87%) Remedy
9 2 (1.87%) F5
10 1 (0.93%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
10 1 (0.93%) 3PAR
10 1 (0.93%) IPFX
10 1 (0.93%) Trend Micro
10 1 (0.93%) Proofpoint
10 1 (0.93%) GFI Software
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