The table below looks at the statistics for DSL skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DSL over the 3 months to 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
Rank 619 583 595
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +12
Contract jobs citing DSL 23 50 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.043% 0.089% 0.057%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.27% 0.62% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 37 22
Median daily rate £344 £340 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.10% -1.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £182 £236 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £375 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £344 £283 £350
% change year-on-year
+21.68% -19.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £88.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £164.00 -

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
8583 8083 7308
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.18% 14.43% 13.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 5212 4558 3902
Median daily rate £390 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 419 478 409
Median hourly rate £28.50 £23.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.27% +23.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £13.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £25.33 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+24.35% +40.72%

DSL
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing DSL as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 June 2016.

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 23 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DSL within the UK over the 3 months to 25 June 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 -28 23 £344 +1.10% 8
South East +7 9 £365 +58.69% 2
London -14 8 £369 +8.45% 3
Gatwick - 4 £350 -
West Sussex - 4 £350 -
Surrey - 3 £380 -
South West +4 2 £350 +23.89% 1
Swindon - 2 £350 -
Wiltshire - 2 £350 - 1
Redhill - 2 £380 -
Hertfordshire +16 1 £325 -5.79%
East of England +14 1 £325 -3.34%
Yorkshire +4 1 - -
Berkshire -8 1 £338 +46.73%
West Midlands -21 1 £120 -
East Yorkshire - 1 - -
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
North West - 1 £120 - 2
St Albans - 1 £325 -
Manchester - 1 £120 - 1
Hull - 1 - -
Bracknell - 1 £338 -
Coventry - 1 £120 -

DSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing DSL 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 DSL.

1 26 (55.32%) Cisco
2 24 (51.06%) Ethernet
3 23 (48.94%) Cisco Certification
3 23 (48.94%) MPLS
4 21 (44.68%) BGP
5 18 (38.30%) Firewall
6 15 (31.91%) OSPF
6 15 (31.91%) WAN
6 15 (31.91%) LAN
7 14 (29.79%) DHCP
7 14 (29.79%) DNS
7 14 (29.79%) Wireless
7 14 (29.79%) IPsec
8 13 (27.66%) Telecoms
8 13 (27.66%) ITIL
9 12 (25.53%) Load Balancing
9 12 (25.53%) SolarWinds
9 12 (25.53%) Cisco Nexus
9 12 (25.53%) Data Centre
10 11 (23.40%) SolarWinds Orion
10 11 (23.40%) Information Management
10 11 (23.40%) SSL
10 11 (23.40%) Cisco Prime
10 11 (23.40%) Management Information System
10 11 (23.40%) Migration
10 11 (23.40%) DDNS
10 11 (23.40%) TACACS
11 10 (21.28%) Wi-Fi
12 9 (19.15%) Juniper
12 9 (19.15%) Network Design

DSL
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 (6.38%) Apache
1 3 (6.38%) Apache Spark
1 3 (6.38%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (4.26%) Oracle Coherence
3 1 (2.13%) Confluence
3 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.13%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.13%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (6.38%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.13%) MS Office
2 1 (2.13%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.13%) MS Project
2 1 (2.13%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.26%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (51.06%) Ethernet
2 23 (48.94%) MPLS
3 21 (44.68%) BGP
4 18 (38.30%) Firewall
5 15 (31.91%) LAN
5 15 (31.91%) OSPF
5 15 (31.91%) WAN
6 14 (29.79%) DHCP
6 14 (29.79%) DNS
6 14 (29.79%) IPsec
6 14 (29.79%) Wireless
7 12 (25.53%) Cisco Nexus
8 11 (23.40%) DDNS
8 11 (23.40%) SSL
8 11 (23.40%) TACACS
9 10 (21.28%) Wi-Fi
10 8 (17.02%) Unified Communications
10 8 (17.02%) VPN
11 7 (14.89%) ISDN
11 7 (14.89%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.38%) Apache Cassandra
1 3 (6.38%) Big Data
1 3 (6.38%) CouchDB
1 3 (6.38%) HBase
1 3 (6.38%) Neo4j
1 3 (6.38%) Parquet
1 3 (6.38%) Redis
2 1 (2.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (4.26%) Git (software)
1 2 (4.26%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.13%) Cucumber
2 1 (2.13%) Gatling
2 1 (2.13%) JIRA
2 1 (2.13%) Maven
2 1 (2.13%) Selenium
2 1 (2.13%) WebDriver
General
1 13 (27.66%) Telecoms
2 4 (8.51%) Banking
2 4 (8.51%) Finance
3 3 (6.38%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.13%) Marketing
4 1 (2.13%) Publishing
4 1 (2.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (38.30%) Network Engineer
2 8 (17.02%) Analyst
3 6 (12.77%) Senior Network Engineer
4 5 (10.64%) Developer
5 4 (8.51%) Architect
5 4 (8.51%) Network Analyst
6 2 (4.26%) Consultant
6 2 (4.26%) Coordinator
6 2 (4.26%) IT Support Analyst
6 2 (4.26%) Java Developer
6 2 (4.26%) Network Support
6 2 (4.26%) Network Support Analyst
6 2 (4.26%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (4.26%) Senior Developer
6 2 (4.26%) Senior Network Analyst
6 2 (4.26%) Server Support
6 2 (4.26%) Server Support Analyst
6 2 (4.26%) Software Developer
6 2 (4.26%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (4.26%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.38%) Akka
1 3 (6.38%) Apache Avro
1 3 (6.38%) CSS
1 3 (6.38%) GraphX
1 3 (6.38%) HTML
2 2 (4.26%) AngularJS
2 2 (4.26%) CSS3
2 2 (4.26%) DOM
2 2 (4.26%) HTML5
2 2 (4.26%) JAXB
2 2 (4.26%) JiBX
2 2 (4.26%) ODBC
2 2 (4.26%) REST
2 2 (4.26%) Saxon XSLT
2 2 (4.26%) SOAP
2 2 (4.26%) Spring
2 2 (4.26%) WebSockets
2 2 (4.26%) XML
2 2 (4.26%) XSLT
3 1 (2.13%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 12 (25.53%) Data Centre
2 11 (23.40%) Management Information System
3 6 (12.77%) PKI
4 3 (6.38%) Computer Science
4 3 (6.38%) Mathematics
5 2 (4.26%) Derivative
5 2 (4.26%) Driving Licence
5 2 (4.26%) OTC Derivatives
5 2 (4.26%) Replication
5 2 (4.26%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (2.13%) Blackberry
6 1 (2.13%) CMDB
6 1 (2.13%) Equities
6 1 (2.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (2.13%) IVR
6 1 (2.13%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.64%) Linux
2 4 (8.51%) Windows
3 3 (6.38%) Windows Server
3 3 (6.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (4.26%) Mesosphere
4 2 (4.26%) Unix
4 2 (4.26%) Windows 7
4 2 (4.26%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (27.66%) ITIL
2 12 (25.53%) Load Balancing
3 11 (23.40%) Information Management
3 11 (23.40%) Migration
4 9 (19.15%) Change Control
4 9 (19.15%) Network Design
4 9 (19.15%) Operations Management
5 6 (12.77%) WAN Optimisation
6 4 (8.51%) Project Management
7 3 (6.38%) Analytics
7 3 (6.38%) Big Data Analytics
7 3 (6.38%) Change Management
7 3 (6.38%) Data Analytics
7 3 (6.38%) DevOps
7 3 (6.38%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (6.38%) Use Case
8 2 (4.26%) Coaching
8 2 (4.26%) Kalman Filter
8 2 (4.26%) Presales
8 2 (4.26%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (12.77%) Python
2 4 (8.51%) Scala
3 3 (6.38%) SQL
4 2 (4.26%) Java
4 2 (4.26%) JavaScript
4 2 (4.26%) TypeScript
5 1 (2.13%) Groovy
5 1 (2.13%) VB
Qualifications
1 23 (48.94%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (17.02%) CCIE
2 8 (17.02%) CCNA
3 6 (12.77%) Security Cleared
4 4 (8.51%) CCNP
5 3 (6.38%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (6.38%) Degree
6 2 (4.26%) CCDP
6 2 (4.26%) CCIP
6 2 (4.26%) SC Cleared
7 1 (2.13%) BC Cleared
7 1 (2.13%) DV Cleared
7 1 (2.13%) ISEB
7 1 (2.13%) ISTQB
7 1 (2.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (14.89%) SLA
2 2 (4.26%) QA
System Software
1 5 (10.64%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.26%) Docker
3 1 (2.13%) Firmware
3 1 (2.13%) NFS
Systems Management
1 11 (23.40%) Cisco Prime
1 11 (23.40%) SolarWinds Orion
2 2 (4.26%) Ansible
2 2 (4.26%) Kubernetes
2 2 (4.26%) SCCM
2 2 (4.26%) WSUS
Vendors
1 26 (55.32%) Cisco
2 12 (25.53%) SolarWinds
3 9 (19.15%) Juniper
4 7 (14.89%) Barracuda Networks
4 7 (14.89%) F5
5 6 (12.77%) Palo Alto
6 2 (4.26%) Forcepoint
6 2 (4.26%) Microsoft
6 2 (4.26%) Oracle
6 2 (4.26%) Tandberg
7 1 (2.13%) Avaya
7 1 (2.13%) EMC
7 1 (2.13%) Ericsson
7 1 (2.13%) Mitel
7 1 (2.13%) Nokia
7 1 (2.13%) Nortel
7 1 (2.13%) Panasonic
7 1 (2.13%) Sonus
7 1 (2.13%) Tekelec
7 1 (2.13%) VMware