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 20 February 2017 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
UK
Rank 571 592 575
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -17
Contract jobs citing DSL 25 26 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.055% 0.051% 0.084%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.37% 0.35% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 11 31
Median daily rate £376 £475 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.78% +61.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £300 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £450 £288
% change year-on-year
-19.44% +56.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Median hourly rate £13.00 £43.00 £170.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-69.76% -74.70%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £43.00 -
% change year-on-year
-69.76% -

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
6822 7439 7771
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.04% 14.55% 14.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 4239 4402 4279
Median daily rate £400 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £238 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.06% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 374 310 449
Median hourly rate £22.50 £27.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £13.00 £12.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £43.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

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 20 February 2017.

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 21 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 20 February 2017. 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 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 +41 19 £329 -30.78% 10
Berkshire +26 7 £320 +11.30%
South East +16 7 £320 +11.30% 4
Wales - 6 £438 -
Reading +12 4 £310 +7.82%
London +6 4 £450 -21.73% 3
South Wales - 4 £438 -
Cardiff - 4 £438 -
Bracknell - 3 £338 -
East of England - 3 - -
West Midlands +5 2 £275 -
Basildon - 2 - -
Essex - 2 - -
South West +9 1 £390 -13.33%
West Wales - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 £275 -
Cheltenham - 1 £390 -
Ipswich - 1 - -
Hammersmith - 1 £140 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £390 -
Suffolk - 1 - -

DSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, 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 19 (35.85%) WAN
2 18 (33.96%) Cisco
3 16 (30.19%) Telecoms
4 14 (26.42%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (26.42%) MPLS
4 14 (26.42%) TCP/IP
4 14 (26.42%) Ethernet
4 14 (26.42%) LAN
5 13 (24.53%) Firewall
5 13 (24.53%) IPsec
6 12 (22.64%) OSPF
6 12 (22.64%) BGP
7 11 (20.75%) Juniper
8 10 (18.87%) DNS
8 10 (18.87%) Linux
8 10 (18.87%) Migration
8 10 (18.87%) Security Cleared
9 9 (16.98%) CCNP
9 9 (16.98%) CCNA
10 8 (15.09%) SSL
10 8 (15.09%) VPN
10 8 (15.09%) ITIL
10 8 (15.09%) VoIP
10 8 (15.09%) Change Management
10 8 (15.09%) SC Cleared
10 8 (15.09%) Amazon AWS
10 8 (15.09%) xDSL
10 8 (15.09%) Test Strategy
10 8 (15.09%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (15.09%) DevOps

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 4 (7.55%) Apache
2 3 (5.66%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (5.66%) IIS
2 3 (5.66%) Jetty
2 3 (5.66%) Mongrel
2 3 (5.66%) nginx
2 3 (5.66%) Tomcat
2 3 (5.66%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.89%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.89%) Oracle Coherence
3 1 (1.89%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 1 (1.89%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (1.89%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.89%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 8 (15.09%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (13.21%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (11.32%) Amazon S3
4 3 (5.66%) Google App Engine
4 3 (5.66%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (3.77%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (1.89%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (1.89%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 1 (1.89%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (1.89%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 19 (35.85%) WAN
2 14 (26.42%) Ethernet
2 14 (26.42%) LAN
2 14 (26.42%) MPLS
2 14 (26.42%) TCP/IP
3 13 (24.53%) Firewall
3 13 (24.53%) IPsec
4 12 (22.64%) BGP
4 12 (22.64%) OSPF
5 10 (18.87%) DNS
6 8 (15.09%) SSL
6 8 (15.09%) VoIP
6 8 (15.09%) VPN
6 8 (15.09%) xDSL
7 7 (13.21%) DHCP
7 7 (13.21%) Internet
7 7 (13.21%) Wireless
8 6 (11.32%) Broadband
8 6 (11.32%) PBX
8 6 (11.32%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.77%) Blockchain
1 2 (3.77%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.89%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 1 (1.89%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (1.89%) Big Data
2 1 (1.89%) CouchDB
2 1 (1.89%) HBase
2 1 (1.89%) Neo4j
2 1 (1.89%) Parquet
2 1 (1.89%) Redis
Development Applications
1 6 (11.32%) Jenkins
2 5 (9.43%) Git (software)
3 3 (5.66%) Travis CI
4 2 (3.77%) Selenium
5 1 (1.89%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.89%) WebDriver
General
1 16 (30.19%) Telecoms
2 6 (11.32%) Legal
3 4 (7.55%) Finance
4 2 (3.77%) German Language
5 1 (1.89%) Back Office
5 1 (1.89%) Banking
5 1 (1.89%) Front Office
5 1 (1.89%) Law
5 1 (1.89%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (26.42%) Network Engineer
2 7 (13.21%) Analyst
3 6 (11.32%) Business Analyst
3 6 (11.32%) Report Analyst
3 6 (11.32%) Senior Analyst
3 6 (11.32%) Senior Business Analyst
3 6 (11.32%) Senior Reporting Analyst
4 4 (7.55%) Cisco Engineer
4 4 (7.55%) Developer
4 4 (7.55%) Project Manager
5 3 (5.66%) DevOps Engineer
5 3 (5.66%) VoIP Engineer
5 3 (5.66%) WAN Engineer
6 2 (3.77%) Cisco Project Manager
6 2 (3.77%) LAN Engineer
6 2 (3.77%) LAN/WAN Engineer
6 2 (3.77%) Senior UI/UX Developer
6 2 (3.77%) Senior UX Developer
6 2 (3.77%) UI/UX Developer
6 2 (3.77%) Wireless Product Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (13.21%) FpML
1 7 (13.21%) Middleware
2 4 (7.55%) .NET
2 4 (7.55%) J2EE
3 3 (5.66%) 802.1X
3 3 (5.66%) AngularJS
3 3 (5.66%) CSS
3 3 (5.66%) HTML
3 3 (5.66%) Servlets
4 2 (3.77%) D3.js
4 2 (3.77%) Leaflet
4 2 (3.77%) LESS
4 2 (3.77%) Node.js
4 2 (3.77%) React
4 2 (3.77%) Sass
4 2 (3.77%) XSLT
5 1 (1.89%) Apache Avro
5 1 (1.89%) CSS3
5 1 (1.89%) Kafka
5 1 (1.89%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.21%) ASIC
1 7 (13.21%) Data Centre
1 7 (13.21%) DTCC
1 7 (13.21%) Fixed Income
1 7 (13.21%) Reference Data
2 6 (11.32%) Equities
2 6 (11.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 5 (9.43%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.77%) CESG
4 2 (3.77%) Handset
4 2 (3.77%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.77%) PKI
4 2 (3.77%) PMI
4 2 (3.77%) User Experience
5 1 (1.89%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.89%) Derivative
5 1 (1.89%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (1.89%) SWIFT
5 1 (1.89%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.89%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 10 (18.87%) Linux
2 1 (1.89%) Mesosphere
2 1 (1.89%) Unix
2 1 (1.89%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (18.87%) Migration
2 8 (15.09%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (15.09%) Change Management
2 8 (15.09%) DevOps
2 8 (15.09%) ITIL
2 8 (15.09%) Test Strategy
3 5 (9.43%) Network Management
3 5 (9.43%) Open Source
3 5 (9.43%) Project Management
4 4 (7.55%) Configuration Management
4 4 (7.55%) Microservices
4 4 (7.55%) Network Design
5 3 (5.66%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (5.66%) Load Balancing
5 3 (5.66%) Mentoring
5 3 (5.66%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (3.77%) Cryptography
6 2 (3.77%) Information Management
6 2 (3.77%) Operations Management
6 2 (3.77%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.55%) Java
1 4 (7.55%) JavaScript
2 2 (3.77%) SQL
3 1 (1.89%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.89%) Perl
3 1 (1.89%) Python
3 1 (1.89%) Ruby
3 1 (1.89%) Scala
3 1 (1.89%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 14 (26.42%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (18.87%) Security Cleared
3 9 (16.98%) CCNA
3 9 (16.98%) CCNP
4 8 (15.09%) SC Cleared
5 3 (5.66%) Degree
6 2 (3.77%) BC Cleared
6 2 (3.77%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (3.77%) CCDP
6 2 (3.77%) CCIE
6 2 (3.77%) DV Cleared
6 2 (3.77%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.89%) CCDA
7 1 (1.89%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (13.21%) EMIR
1 7 (13.21%) MiFID
2 5 (9.43%) SLA
3 4 (7.55%) JSP 440
4 2 (3.77%) QA
5 1 (1.89%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (5.66%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (5.66%) Xen
2 2 (3.77%) Docker
2 2 (3.77%) Firmware
2 2 (3.77%) NFS
Systems Management
1 8 (15.09%) Ansible
2 6 (11.32%) Terraform
3 5 (9.43%) Rundeck
4 4 (7.55%) Marathon
4 4 (7.55%) Mesos
4 4 (7.55%) Puppet
5 3 (5.66%) Cisco Prime
6 2 (3.77%) SolarWinds Orion
7 1 (1.89%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (1.89%) Fluentd
7 1 (1.89%) Galera Cluster
7 1 (1.89%) Grafana
7 1 (1.89%) Kibana
7 1 (1.89%) Kubernetes
7 1 (1.89%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 18 (33.96%) Cisco
2 11 (20.75%) Juniper
3 4 (7.55%) F5
3 4 (7.55%) Microsoft
3 4 (7.55%) VMware
4 3 (5.66%) BroadSoft
4 3 (5.66%) CheckPoint
4 3 (5.66%) Google
5 2 (3.77%) Barracuda Networks
5 2 (3.77%) Citrix
5 2 (3.77%) Oracle
5 2 (3.77%) Palo Alto
5 2 (3.77%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (3.77%) SolarWinds
6 1 (1.89%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 1 (1.89%) Blue Coat
6 1 (1.89%) EMC
6 1 (1.89%) Mitel
6 1 (1.89%) Nokia
6 1 (1.89%) Tandberg
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