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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
Rank 617 586 579
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -7
Contract jobs citing DSL 34 60 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.063% 0.11% 0.071%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.39% 0.75% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 36 24
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 £200 £196 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £387 £475 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £344 £310 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.88% -8.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £13.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
8772 7949 7641
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.24% 13.93% 13.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 5364 4556 4058
Median daily rate £400 £375 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +6.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £331
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +5.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 434 496 440
Median hourly rate £29.00 £20.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.46% +2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £47.83 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+50.98% +7.62%

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 28 July 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 28 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 28 July 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 -40 34 £344 +1.10% 8
South East +6 10 £365 +35.18% 2
South West +5 7 £338 -
Wiltshire +4 7 £338 -3.57%
Yorkshire +3 6 £200 +37.93% 1
Swindon +1 6 £350 -
London -21 6 £414 +19.92% 5
Leeds - 5 £200 - 1
West Yorkshire - 5 £200 - 1
North West +2 3 £350 -5.40%
Surrey - 3 £380 - 1
West Sussex - 3 £365 -
Gatwick - 3 £365 -
Berkshire -5 2 £344 +27.31%
Bracknell -6 2 £344 -
Redhill - 2 £380 -
Liverpool - 2 £413 -
Merseyside - 2 £413 -
Manchester -3 1 £120 -69.23%
West Midlands -34 1 £120 -
East of England - 1 £325 -
Hull - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 £325 -
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
Coventry - 1 £120 -
St Albans - 1 £325 -
Chippenham - 1 £325 -
East Yorkshire - 1 - -

DSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 22 (44.90%) MPLS
1 22 (44.90%) Firewall
2 21 (42.86%) DNS
3 18 (36.73%) Cisco
4 17 (34.69%) DHCP
5 15 (30.61%) Ethernet
6 14 (28.57%) WAN
6 14 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (28.57%) Migration
7 13 (26.53%) OSPF
7 13 (26.53%) BGP
7 13 (26.53%) Active Directory
7 13 (26.53%) LAN
8 12 (24.49%) Windows
8 12 (24.49%) Internet
9 11 (22.45%) IPsec
9 11 (22.45%) Telecoms
9 11 (22.45%) VPN
9 11 (22.45%) Windows Server
10 10 (20.41%) Microsoft
10 10 (20.41%) ITIL
10 10 (20.41%) Wireless
11 9 (18.37%) VMware
11 9 (18.37%) JavaScript
11 9 (18.37%) SSL
11 9 (18.37%) Load Balancing
11 9 (18.37%) Windows Server 2012
12 8 (16.33%) Analytics
12 8 (16.33%) Data Analytics
12 8 (16.33%) Data Centre

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 7 (14.29%) Apache
1 7 (14.29%) Apache Spark
1 7 (14.29%) Elasticsearch
1 7 (14.29%) SAS
2 2 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (4.08%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.04%) Confluence
3 1 (2.04%) IIS
3 1 (2.04%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (10.20%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.08%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (4.08%) MS Project
3 1 (2.04%) MS Office
3 1 (2.04%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (14.29%) Office 365
2 6 (12.24%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (44.90%) Firewall
1 22 (44.90%) MPLS
2 21 (42.86%) DNS
3 17 (34.69%) DHCP
4 15 (30.61%) Ethernet
5 14 (28.57%) WAN
6 13 (26.53%) BGP
6 13 (26.53%) LAN
6 13 (26.53%) OSPF
7 12 (24.49%) Internet
8 11 (22.45%) IPsec
8 11 (22.45%) VPN
9 10 (20.41%) Wireless
10 9 (18.37%) SSL
11 7 (14.29%) DDNS
11 7 (14.29%) iSCSI
11 7 (14.29%) TACACS
11 7 (14.29%) Unified Communications
11 7 (14.29%) VRRP
11 7 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.29%) Apache Cassandra
1 7 (14.29%) Big Data
1 7 (14.29%) CouchDB
1 7 (14.29%) HBase
1 7 (14.29%) Neo4j
1 7 (14.29%) Parquet
1 7 (14.29%) Redis
1 7 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.04%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Cucumber
1 1 (2.04%) Gatling
1 1 (2.04%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.04%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.04%) JIRA
1 1 (2.04%) Selenium
1 1 (2.04%) WebDriver
General
1 11 (22.45%) Telecoms
2 5 (10.20%) Banking
3 4 (8.16%) Investment Banking
4 3 (6.12%) Finance
5 1 (2.04%) Marketing
5 1 (2.04%) Publishing
5 1 (2.04%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (18.37%) Network Engineer
2 8 (16.33%) Analyst
3 7 (14.29%) Developer
4 6 (12.24%) Architect
4 6 (12.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (10.20%) Software Developer
6 4 (8.16%) Design Engineer
6 4 (8.16%) Infrastructure Design Engineer
6 4 (8.16%) Network Analyst
7 3 (6.12%) Consultant
7 3 (6.12%) IT Support
7 3 (6.12%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (4.08%) IT Support Analyst
8 2 (4.08%) Network Support
8 2 (4.08%) Senior Network Analyst
8 2 (4.08%) Senior Network Engineer
8 2 (4.08%) Server Analyst
8 2 (4.08%) Server Support
8 2 (4.08%) Server Support Analyst
8 2 (4.08%) Windows Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.29%) Akka
1 7 (14.29%) Apache Avro
1 7 (14.29%) CSS
1 7 (14.29%) GraphX
1 7 (14.29%) HTML
2 6 (12.24%) AngularJS
2 6 (12.24%) CSS3
2 6 (12.24%) HTML5
2 6 (12.24%) ODBC
2 6 (12.24%) REST
2 6 (12.24%) SOAP
2 6 (12.24%) WebSockets
3 2 (4.08%) XML
4 1 (2.04%) 802.1X
4 1 (2.04%) FpML
4 1 (2.04%) Node.js
4 1 (2.04%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (2.04%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.33%) Data Centre
2 7 (14.29%) Management Information System
2 7 (14.29%) Microsoft Licensing
3 4 (8.16%) PKI
4 3 (6.12%) Digital Media
4 3 (6.12%) Replication
4 3 (6.12%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (4.08%) Computer Science
5 2 (4.08%) Derivative
5 2 (4.08%) Driving Licence
5 2 (4.08%) OTC Derivatives
6 1 (2.04%) Blackberry
6 1 (2.04%) Clustering
6 1 (2.04%) CMDB
6 1 (2.04%) Equities
6 1 (2.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (2.04%) IVR
6 1 (2.04%) Mathematics
6 1 (2.04%) Reference Data
6 1 (2.04%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 12 (24.49%) Windows
2 11 (22.45%) Windows Server
3 9 (18.37%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (14.29%) Linux
5 6 (12.24%) Mesosphere
6 4 (8.16%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (6.12%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (4.08%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (28.57%) Migration
2 10 (20.41%) ITIL
3 9 (18.37%) Load Balancing
4 8 (16.33%) Analytics
4 8 (16.33%) Data Analytics
5 7 (14.29%) Big Data Analytics
5 7 (14.29%) Information Management
5 7 (14.29%) Software Licensing
5 7 (14.29%) Use Case
6 6 (12.24%) Change Control
6 6 (12.24%) DevOps
6 6 (12.24%) Network Design
6 6 (12.24%) Operations Management
7 5 (10.20%) CRM
7 5 (10.20%) Project Management
8 4 (8.16%) Service Delivery
8 4 (8.16%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (8.16%) WAN Optimisation
9 3 (6.12%) Presales
9 3 (6.12%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (18.37%) JavaScript
2 8 (16.33%) Scala
3 7 (14.29%) SQL
4 6 (12.24%) TypeScript
5 3 (6.12%) Java
5 3 (6.12%) PHP
6 1 (2.04%) Groovy
6 1 (2.04%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.04%) VB
6 1 (2.04%) VBA
Qualifications
1 14 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (14.29%) CCNA
3 6 (12.24%) CCNP
3 6 (12.24%) Security Cleared
4 3 (6.12%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (6.12%) CCDP
4 3 (6.12%) CCIE
4 3 (6.12%) CCIP
4 3 (6.12%) SC Cleared
5 2 (4.08%) Degree
6 1 (2.04%) BC Cleared
6 1 (2.04%) DV Cleared
6 1 (2.04%) ISEB
6 1 (2.04%) ISTQB
6 1 (2.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.16%) SLA
2 2 (4.08%) QA
3 1 (2.04%) JSP 440
System Software
1 13 (26.53%) Active Directory
2 7 (14.29%) Hyper-V
3 6 (12.24%) Docker
4 1 (2.04%) Firmware
4 1 (2.04%) NFS
4 1 (2.04%) Terminal Services
4 1 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (14.29%) Cisco Prime
1 7 (14.29%) SolarWinds Orion
1 7 (14.29%) vMotion
2 6 (12.24%) Ansible
2 6 (12.24%) Kubernetes
3 3 (6.12%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (4.08%) SCCM
4 2 (4.08%) WSUS
5 1 (2.04%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 18 (36.73%) Cisco
2 10 (20.41%) Microsoft
3 9 (18.37%) VMware
4 8 (16.33%) Dell
4 8 (16.33%) HP
4 8 (16.33%) Juniper
4 8 (16.33%) SolarWinds
4 8 (16.33%) SonicWALL
5 7 (14.29%) NETGEAR
6 5 (10.20%) Nokia
7 4 (8.16%) Barracuda Networks
7 4 (8.16%) F5
7 4 (8.16%) Palo Alto
8 3 (6.12%) Tandberg
9 1 (2.04%) Draytek
9 1 (2.04%) Panasonic
9 1 (2.04%) ProCurve
9 1 (2.04%) Veeam
9 1 (2.04%) WatchGuard
9 1 (2.04%) ZyXEL