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 31 May 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
Rank 622 560 580
Rank change year-on-year
-62 +20
Contract jobs citing DSL 21 50 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.039% 0.092% 0.060%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.25% 0.63% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 38 18
Median daily rate £336 £340 £359
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.10% -5.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £224 £292
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £400 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £309 £359
% change year-on-year
+8.50% -13.93%
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
8536 7954 7149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.92% 14.67% 13.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 5190 4459 3882
Median daily rate £390 £350 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £340 £330
% change year-on-year
+8.82% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 383 462 409
Median hourly rate £26.25 £25.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +31.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £43.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +44.44%

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 31 May 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 16 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 31 May 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 -36 20 £338 -0.73% 5
South East -19 9 £365 +32.72% 1
London -17 8 £338 -0.73% 2
Gatwick - 4 £350 -
West Sussex - 4 £350 -
Surrey - 3 £380 -
Redhill - 2 £380 -
East of England +4 1 £300 -10.78%
Berkshire -9 1 - - 1
West Midlands -19 1 £120 -
Norfolk - 1 £300 -
Coventry - 1 £120 -
North West - 1 £120 - 1
Manchester - 1 £120 -
Bracknell - 1 - -
Norwich - 1 £300 -

DSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 May 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 25 (56.82%) Cisco
2 24 (54.55%) Ethernet
3 23 (52.27%) Cisco Certification
4 21 (47.73%) MPLS
5 19 (43.18%) BGP
5 19 (43.18%) Firewall
6 15 (34.09%) Wireless
7 14 (31.82%) ITIL
7 14 (31.82%) Cisco Nexus
8 13 (29.55%) WAN
8 13 (29.55%) DHCP
8 13 (29.55%) LAN
8 13 (29.55%) OSPF
9 12 (27.27%) IPsec
9 12 (27.27%) SolarWinds
10 11 (25.00%) SolarWinds Orion
10 11 (25.00%) Load Balancing
10 11 (25.00%) Data Centre
10 11 (25.00%) Management Information System
10 11 (25.00%) DDNS
10 11 (25.00%) Information Management
10 11 (25.00%) TACACS
10 11 (25.00%) Juniper
10 11 (25.00%) Cisco Prime
10 11 (25.00%) DNS
10 11 (25.00%) SSL
11 10 (22.73%) Migration
12 9 (20.45%) Wi-Fi
12 9 (20.45%) Telecoms
12 9 (20.45%) 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 2 (4.55%) Apache
1 2 (4.55%) Apache Spark
1 2 (4.55%) Oracle Coherence
2 1 (2.27%) Confluence
2 1 (2.27%) Node.js
2 1 (2.27%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (6.82%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.27%) MS Office
2 1 (2.27%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.27%) MS Project
2 1 (2.27%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 24 (54.55%) Ethernet
2 21 (47.73%) MPLS
3 19 (43.18%) BGP
3 19 (43.18%) Firewall
4 15 (34.09%) Wireless
5 14 (31.82%) Cisco Nexus
6 13 (29.55%) DHCP
6 13 (29.55%) LAN
6 13 (29.55%) OSPF
6 13 (29.55%) WAN
7 12 (27.27%) IPsec
8 11 (25.00%) DDNS
8 11 (25.00%) DNS
8 11 (25.00%) SSL
8 11 (25.00%) TACACS
9 9 (20.45%) Wi-Fi
10 7 (15.91%) ATM
10 7 (15.91%) Junos
10 7 (15.91%) Unified Communications
11 6 (13.64%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.55%) Hadoop
1 2 (4.55%) HBase
2 1 (2.27%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (4.55%) Git (software)
1 2 (4.55%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.27%) Cucumber
2 1 (2.27%) Gatling
2 1 (2.27%) JIRA
2 1 (2.27%) Maven
2 1 (2.27%) Selenium
2 1 (2.27%) WebDriver
General
1 9 (20.45%) Telecoms
2 4 (9.09%) Banking
2 4 (9.09%) Finance
3 3 (6.82%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.27%) Marketing
4 1 (2.27%) Publishing
4 1 (2.27%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (40.91%) Network Engineer
2 7 (15.91%) Analyst
3 6 (13.64%) Senior Network Engineer
4 4 (9.09%) Network Analyst
5 3 (6.82%) Architect
5 3 (6.82%) Developer
6 2 (4.55%) Consultant
6 2 (4.55%) Coordinator
6 2 (4.55%) IT Support Analyst
6 2 (4.55%) Java Developer
6 2 (4.55%) Network Support
6 2 (4.55%) Network Support Analyst
6 2 (4.55%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (4.55%) Senior Developer
6 2 (4.55%) Senior Network Analyst
6 2 (4.55%) Server Analyst
6 2 (4.55%) Server Support
6 2 (4.55%) Server Support Analyst
6 2 (4.55%) Support Analyst
6 2 (4.55%) Windows Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.55%) DOM
1 2 (4.55%) JAXB
1 2 (4.55%) JiBX
1 2 (4.55%) Kafka
1 2 (4.55%) Samza
1 2 (4.55%) Saxon XSLT
1 2 (4.55%) Spark Streaming
1 2 (4.55%) SparkR
1 2 (4.55%) Spring
1 2 (4.55%) XML
1 2 (4.55%) XSLT
2 1 (2.27%) CSS
2 1 (2.27%) FpML
2 1 (2.27%) HTML
2 1 (2.27%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 11 (25.00%) Data Centre
1 11 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 6 (13.64%) PKI
3 3 (6.82%) Computer Science
3 3 (6.82%) Mathematics
4 2 (4.55%) Derivative
4 2 (4.55%) Driving Licence
4 2 (4.55%) OTC Derivatives
4 2 (4.55%) Replication
5 1 (2.27%) CMDB
5 1 (2.27%) Equities
5 1 (2.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (2.27%) Reference Data
5 1 (2.27%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.82%) Windows
2 2 (4.55%) Linux
2 2 (4.55%) Unix
2 2 (4.55%) Windows 7
2 2 (4.55%) Windows Server
2 2 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (31.82%) ITIL
2 11 (25.00%) Information Management
2 11 (25.00%) Load Balancing
3 10 (22.73%) Migration
4 9 (20.45%) Change Control
4 9 (20.45%) Network Design
4 9 (20.45%) Operations Management
5 6 (13.64%) WAN Optimisation
6 3 (6.82%) Project Management
7 2 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (4.55%) Change Management
7 2 (4.55%) Coaching
7 2 (4.55%) Data Transformation
7 2 (4.55%) ETL
7 2 (4.55%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (4.55%) Line Management
7 2 (4.55%) Service Management
7 2 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (4.55%) User Stories
7 2 (4.55%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 8 (18.18%) Python
2 3 (6.82%) Scala
3 2 (4.55%) HiveQL
3 2 (4.55%) Java
3 2 (4.55%) R
3 2 (4.55%) Ruby
4 1 (2.27%) Groovy
4 1 (2.27%) VB
Qualifications
1 23 (52.27%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (18.18%) CCNA
3 7 (15.91%) CCIE
4 6 (13.64%) Security Cleared
5 4 (9.09%) CCNP
6 3 (6.82%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (6.82%) Degree
7 2 (4.55%) SC Cleared
8 1 (2.27%) BC Cleared
8 1 (2.27%) CCDP
8 1 (2.27%) CCIP
8 1 (2.27%) DV Cleared
8 1 (2.27%) ISEB
8 1 (2.27%) ISTQB
8 1 (2.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (18.18%) SLA
2 2 (4.55%) QA
System Software
1 4 (9.09%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (25.00%) Cisco Prime
1 11 (25.00%) SolarWinds Orion
2 2 (4.55%) SCCM
2 2 (4.55%) WSUS
Vendors
1 25 (56.82%) Cisco
2 12 (27.27%) SolarWinds
3 11 (25.00%) Juniper
4 7 (15.91%) Barracuda Networks
4 7 (15.91%) F5
5 6 (13.64%) Palo Alto
6 2 (4.55%) Forcepoint
6 2 (4.55%) Microsoft
6 2 (4.55%) Oracle
7 1 (2.27%) EMC
7 1 (2.27%) Tandberg
7 1 (2.27%) VMware