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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
UK
Rank 569 595 574
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -21
Contract jobs citing DSL 26 23 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.058% 0.046% 0.076%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.38% 0.32% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 13 23
Median daily rate £300 £465 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.48% +37.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £156 £226 £164
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £520 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £329 £470 £249
% change year-on-year
-30.05% +88.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Median hourly rate £165.00 £44.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+275.00% +100.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £44.00 -

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
6862 7258 7390
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.33% 14.55% 14.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 4145 4226 4179
Median daily rate £400 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.20% +7.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 353 365 410
Median hourly rate £28.00 £28.38 £22.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.32% +25.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £14.00 £12.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +26.31%

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 17 January 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 24 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 17 January 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 +18 25 £310 -33.33% 7
South East +22 9 £338 -27.41% 1
London +10 8 £180 -28.00% 6
Berkshire - 6 £320 -
Reading - 5 £310 -
East of England - 3 - -
West Sussex - 2 £374 -
Basildon - 2 - -
Gatwick - 2 £374 -
West Midlands - 2 £275 -
Essex - 2 - -
Manchester +15 1 £400 -
North West +15 1 £400 +30.08%
South West +12 1 £390 +64.21%
Gloucestershire - 1 £390 -
Sunderland - 1 £275 -
Birmingham - 1 £275 -
North East - 1 £275 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £275 -
Hammersmith - 1 £140 -
Bracknell - 1 £338 -
Cheltenham - 1 £390 -
Ipswich - 1 - -
Suffolk - 1 - -

DSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 January 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 (34.55%) WAN
2 18 (32.73%) Cisco
2 18 (32.73%) Firewall
3 16 (29.09%) Telecoms
3 16 (29.09%) MPLS
4 15 (27.27%) Juniper
5 13 (23.64%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (23.64%) Ethernet
5 13 (23.64%) LAN
6 12 (21.82%) DNS
6 12 (21.82%) Security Cleared
7 10 (18.18%) SC Cleared
7 10 (18.18%) IPsec
7 10 (18.18%) OSPF
7 10 (18.18%) BGP
8 9 (16.36%) FpML
8 9 (16.36%) ASIC
8 9 (16.36%) Migration
8 9 (16.36%) ITIL
8 9 (16.36%) EMIR
9 8 (14.55%) VPN
9 8 (14.55%) VoIP
9 8 (14.55%) CCNP
9 8 (14.55%) Wireless
9 8 (14.55%) Legal
9 8 (14.55%) Internet
9 8 (14.55%) Test Strategy
10 7 (12.73%) Reference Data
10 7 (12.73%) DTCC
10 7 (12.73%) MiFID

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 (7.27%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (5.45%) Apache
2 3 (5.45%) Apache Spark
2 3 (5.45%) SAS
3 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.82%) IIS
3 1 (1.82%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.82%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 3 (5.45%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.64%) MS Project
3 1 (1.82%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.27%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (5.45%) Office 365
3 1 (1.82%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.82%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 19 (34.55%) WAN
2 18 (32.73%) Firewall
3 16 (29.09%) MPLS
4 13 (23.64%) Ethernet
4 13 (23.64%) LAN
5 12 (21.82%) DNS
6 10 (18.18%) BGP
6 10 (18.18%) IPsec
6 10 (18.18%) OSPF
7 8 (14.55%) Internet
7 8 (14.55%) VoIP
7 8 (14.55%) VPN
7 8 (14.55%) Wireless
8 7 (12.73%) DHCP
8 7 (12.73%) TCP/IP
9 6 (10.91%) Broadband
9 6 (10.91%) PBX
9 6 (10.91%) SDH
9 6 (10.91%) SNMP
9 6 (10.91%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.45%) Apache Cassandra
1 3 (5.45%) Big Data
1 3 (5.45%) CouchDB
1 3 (5.45%) HBase
1 3 (5.45%) Neo4j
1 3 (5.45%) Parquet
1 3 (5.45%) Redis
1 3 (5.45%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.82%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Selenium
General
1 16 (29.09%) Telecoms
2 8 (14.55%) Legal
3 5 (9.09%) Finance
4 2 (3.64%) Banking
4 2 (3.64%) German Language
5 1 (1.82%) Back Office
5 1 (1.82%) Front Office
5 1 (1.82%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.82%) Law
5 1 (1.82%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (23.64%) Network Engineer
2 7 (12.73%) Analyst
3 6 (10.91%) Business Analyst
3 6 (10.91%) Report Analyst
3 6 (10.91%) Senior Analyst
3 6 (10.91%) Senior Business Analyst
3 6 (10.91%) Senior Reporting Analyst
4 5 (9.09%) Developer
5 4 (7.27%) Cisco Engineer
5 4 (7.27%) Project Manager
6 3 (5.45%) Software Developer
6 3 (5.45%) VoIP Engineer
7 2 (3.64%) Consultant
7 2 (3.64%) Head of Delivery
7 2 (3.64%) Infrastructure Design Engineer
7 2 (3.64%) IT Support
7 2 (3.64%) LAN Engineer
7 2 (3.64%) LAN/WAN Engineer
7 2 (3.64%) NOC Engineer
7 2 (3.64%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (16.36%) FpML
2 7 (12.73%) Middleware
3 4 (7.27%) AngularJS
3 4 (7.27%) CSS
3 4 (7.27%) HTML
4 3 (5.45%) 802.1X
4 3 (5.45%) Akka
4 3 (5.45%) Apache Avro
4 3 (5.45%) CSS3
4 3 (5.45%) GraphX
4 3 (5.45%) HTML5
4 3 (5.45%) ODBC
4 3 (5.45%) REST
4 3 (5.45%) SOAP
4 3 (5.45%) WebSockets
5 1 (1.82%) D3.js
5 1 (1.82%) Laravel
5 1 (1.82%) LESS
5 1 (1.82%) LINQ to SQL
5 1 (1.82%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.36%) ASIC
2 7 (12.73%) Data Centre
2 7 (12.73%) DTCC
2 7 (12.73%) Fixed Income
2 7 (12.73%) Reference Data
3 6 (10.91%) Equities
3 6 (10.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 4 (7.27%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (5.45%) Microsoft Licensing
6 2 (3.64%) Computer Science
6 2 (3.64%) Digital Media
6 2 (3.64%) Handset
6 2 (3.64%) Management Information System
6 2 (3.64%) PKI
6 2 (3.64%) PMI
7 1 (1.82%) Derivative
7 1 (1.82%) Mathematics
7 1 (1.82%) SWIFT
7 1 (1.82%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.82%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 7 (12.73%) Linux
2 5 (9.09%) Windows
3 4 (7.27%) Windows Server
3 4 (7.27%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (5.45%) Mesosphere
5 1 (1.82%) Unix
5 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (16.36%) ITIL
1 9 (16.36%) Migration
2 8 (14.55%) Test Strategy
3 7 (12.73%) Change Management
3 7 (12.73%) Project Management
4 6 (10.91%) Network Management
5 4 (7.27%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (7.27%) Analytics
5 4 (7.27%) Data Analytics
5 4 (7.27%) DevOps
5 4 (7.27%) Load Balancing
5 4 (7.27%) Network Design
6 3 (5.45%) Big Data Analytics
6 3 (5.45%) High Availability
6 3 (5.45%) Software Licensing
6 3 (5.45%) Use Case
7 2 (3.64%) Agile Project Management
7 2 (3.64%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (3.64%) WAN Optimisation
7 2 (3.64%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 6 (10.91%) JavaScript
2 3 (5.45%) Scala
2 3 (5.45%) SQL
2 3 (5.45%) TypeScript
3 2 (3.64%) Java
3 2 (3.64%) PHP
4 1 (1.82%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.82%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.82%) Python
4 1 (1.82%) Ruby
4 1 (1.82%) VBA
Qualifications
1 13 (23.64%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (21.82%) Security Cleared
3 10 (18.18%) SC Cleared
4 8 (14.55%) CCNP
5 7 (12.73%) CCNA
6 4 (7.27%) Degree
7 2 (3.64%) CCIE
7 2 (3.64%) PMI Certification
8 1 (1.82%) BC Cleared
8 1 (1.82%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (1.82%) CCDP
8 1 (1.82%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (16.36%) EMIR
2 7 (12.73%) MiFID
3 5 (9.09%) SLA
4 3 (5.45%) JSP 440
5 1 (1.82%) PCI DSS
5 1 (1.82%) QA
System Software
1 4 (7.27%) Active Directory
1 4 (7.27%) Docker
2 3 (5.45%) Hyper-V
3 2 (3.64%) Firmware
3 2 (3.64%) NFS
4 1 (1.82%) Terminal Services
4 1 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (7.27%) Ansible
2 3 (5.45%) Cisco Prime
2 3 (5.45%) Kubernetes
2 3 (5.45%) vMotion
3 2 (3.64%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (1.82%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.82%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 18 (32.73%) Cisco
2 15 (27.27%) Juniper
3 5 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 5 (9.09%) VMware
4 4 (7.27%) CheckPoint
4 4 (7.27%) Dell
4 4 (7.27%) F5
4 4 (7.27%) HP
4 4 (7.27%) SonicWALL
5 3 (5.45%) BroadSoft
5 3 (5.45%) NETGEAR
5 3 (5.45%) Nokia
6 2 (3.64%) Barracuda Networks
6 2 (3.64%) Blue Coat
6 2 (3.64%) Citrix
6 2 (3.64%) Oracle
6 2 (3.64%) Palo Alto
6 2 (3.64%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (3.64%) SolarWinds
7 1 (1.82%) Proofpoint