The first table below looks at the demand for DSL skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DSL over the 3 months to 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category.

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.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
Rank 555 550 534
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -16
Contract jobs citing DSL 38 18 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.070% 0.035% 0.086%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.51% 0.26% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 6 19
Average daily rate
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£340 £500 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.00% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £369 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £392 £538 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £15.50
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7508 6968 8954
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.73% 13.66% 15.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 4004 3592 3943
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 407 472 682
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.85 £14.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%

DSL
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing DSL within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 July 2014.

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 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DSL within the UK over the 3 months to 25 July 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -9 37 £333 -33.50% 10
London +15 19 £340 -32.00% 3
South East -4 9 £325 - 3
City of London +20 7 £335 -33.00% 1
Berkshire +6 5 £350 - 1
Reading - 3 £350 -
Yorkshire - 2 £350 - 1
North West - 2 - - 1
West Yorkshire - 2 £350 -
South West - 2 £325 -
Bracknell +9 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 £350 -
North East - 1 £273 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £350 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £273 -
Wales - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 1
South Wales - - - -
East of England - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Derbyshire - - - -
Dorset - - - -
East Sussex - - - - 1
Hertfordshire - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
Bingley - - - -

DSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing DSL also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited DSL.

1 37 (52.11%) Cisco
2 33 (46.48%) WAN
3 31 (43.66%) LAN
4 30 (42.25%) Firewall
5 29 (40.85%) MPLS
6 28 (39.44%) Microsoft
7 27 (38.03%) ITIL
8 24 (33.80%) Windows
8 24 (33.80%) MS Office
9 23 (32.39%) Service Management
10 20 (28.17%) BIG-IP
10 20 (28.17%) Windows Server 2008
10 20 (28.17%) Windows 7
11 19 (26.76%) VMware Infrastructure
11 19 (26.76%) VMware
11 19 (26.76%) MS Exchange
11 19 (26.76%) CheckPoint
11 19 (26.76%) Windows Server 2003
12 18 (25.35%) Active Directory
12 18 (25.35%) Ethernet
12 18 (25.35%) Blackberry
12 18 (25.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 18 (25.35%) Hyper-V
12 18 (25.35%) NLBS
13 17 (23.94%) Finance
14 16 (22.54%) Telecoms
14 16 (22.54%) Thin Client
14 16 (22.54%) Citrix
14 16 (22.54%) Xen
14 16 (22.54%) WSUS

DSL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing DSL also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited DSL. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 19 (26.76%) MS Exchange
2 18 (25.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (4.23%) Oracle Coherence
4 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.41%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2000
4 1 (1.41%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 24 (33.80%) MS Office
2 8 (11.27%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.41%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 33 (46.48%) WAN
2 31 (43.66%) LAN
3 30 (42.25%) Firewall
4 29 (40.85%) MPLS
5 20 (28.17%) BIG-IP
6 18 (25.35%) Ethernet
7 13 (18.31%) VPN
7 13 (18.31%) SAN
8 12 (16.90%) BGP
9 11 (15.49%) Internet
10 10 (14.08%) TCP/IP
11 9 (12.68%) xDSL
11 9 (12.68%) OSPF
12 7 (9.86%) 3G
12 7 (9.86%) SDH
13 6 (8.45%) ATM
13 6 (8.45%) Wireless
14 5 (7.04%) Frame Relay
14 5 (7.04%) Wi-Fi
14 5 (7.04%) VLAN
Development Applications
1 1 (1.41%) ClearQuest
1 1 (1.41%) JIRA
1 1 (1.41%) Trac
General
1 17 (23.94%) Finance
2 16 (22.54%) Telecoms
3 6 (8.45%) Investment Banking
3 6 (8.45%) Banking
4 3 (4.23%) Retail
4 3 (4.23%) Billing
4 3 (4.23%) Dutch Language
5 2 (2.82%) Marketing
5 2 (2.82%) Games
Job Titles
1 23 (32.39%) Analyst
2 9 (12.68%) Operations Analyst
3 6 (8.45%) Systems Analyst
4 5 (7.04%) Network Engineer
4 5 (7.04%) Team Leader
4 5 (7.04%) Software Manager
4 5 (7.04%) Software Asset Manager
5 4 (5.63%) 3rd Line Support
5 4 (5.63%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 4 (5.63%) Coordinator
6 3 (4.23%) Architect
6 3 (4.23%) Project Manager
6 3 (4.23%) Test Manager
6 3 (4.23%) Administrator
6 3 (4.23%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (4.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (4.23%) Project Coordinator
6 3 (4.23%) Citrix Engineer
6 3 (4.23%) Infrastructure Operations Analyst
6 3 (4.23%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.86%) FpML
2 6 (8.45%) JRules
2 6 (8.45%) XML
2 6 (8.45%) Drools
3 3 (4.23%) XSLT
3 3 (4.23%) Middleware
3 3 (4.23%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 18 (25.35%) Blackberry
2 16 (22.54%) Thin Client
2 16 (22.54%) Fat Client
3 8 (11.27%) Reference Data
3 8 (11.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 8 (11.27%) Derivative
4 5 (7.04%) Statistics
5 3 (4.23%) PMI
5 3 (4.23%) EqualLogic
6 2 (2.82%) Open Source
6 2 (2.82%) CMDB
6 2 (2.82%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.41%) Clustering
7 1 (1.41%) STB
7 1 (1.41%) SecurID
7 1 (1.41%) SCADA
7 1 (1.41%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 24 (33.80%) Windows
2 20 (28.17%) Windows Server 2008
2 20 (28.17%) Windows 7
3 19 (26.76%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (4.23%) UNIX
4 3 (4.23%) Linux
4 3 (4.23%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.41%) Solaris
5 1 (1.41%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (1.41%) OpenWrt
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (38.03%) ITIL
2 23 (32.39%) Service Management
3 16 (22.54%) Performance Management
4 14 (19.72%) Project Management
5 12 (16.90%) Problem Management
5 12 (16.90%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (14.08%) Migration
7 8 (11.27%) Asset Management
8 7 (9.86%) Data Modelling
8 7 (9.86%) Wealth Management
9 6 (8.45%) Requirements Analysis
9 6 (8.45%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (8.45%) ITSM
9 6 (8.45%) Business Transformation
10 5 (7.04%) Business Continuity Planning
10 5 (7.04%) BCP
10 5 (7.04%) Business Continuity
11 4 (5.63%) Time Management
11 4 (5.63%) Service Delivery
11 4 (5.63%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 7 (9.86%) SQL
2 5 (7.04%) C
3 3 (4.23%) Java
4 2 (2.82%) Perl
4 2 (2.82%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.41%) VB
5 1 (1.41%) VBA
5 1 (1.41%) Python
Qualifications
1 15 (21.13%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (18.31%) Security Cleared
3 10 (14.08%) SC Cleared
3 10 (14.08%) CCNA
4 9 (12.68%) CCNP
5 5 (7.04%) Degree
5 5 (7.04%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 4 (5.63%) CCIE
6 4 (5.63%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (5.63%) CCIP
6 4 (5.63%) MCSE
7 3 (4.23%) CCA
7 3 (4.23%) Citrix Certification
7 3 (4.23%) PMI Certification
7 3 (4.23%) BC Cleared
8 2 (2.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (2.82%) MCITP
9 1 (1.41%) A+ Certification
9 1 (1.41%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (1.41%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (11.27%) QA
2 7 (9.86%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (26.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (25.35%) Hyper-V
2 18 (25.35%) Active Directory
2 18 (25.35%) NLBS
3 16 (22.54%) Xen
4 10 (14.08%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 10 (14.08%) XenApp
5 2 (2.82%) VMware ESX
5 2 (2.82%) ProxySG
6 1 (1.41%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 16 (22.54%) WSUS
2 3 (4.23%) WhatsUp Gold
2 3 (4.23%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 37 (52.11%) Cisco
2 28 (39.44%) Microsoft
3 19 (26.76%) CheckPoint
3 19 (26.76%) VMware
4 16 (22.54%) Citrix
5 5 (7.04%) Juniper
6 4 (5.63%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (4.23%) Symantec
7 3 (4.23%) Remedy
7 3 (4.23%) Blue Coat
7 3 (4.23%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 3 (4.23%) NetApp
7 3 (4.23%) Oracle
7 3 (4.23%) F5
8 2 (2.82%) Adobe
8 2 (2.82%) HP
9 1 (1.41%) EMC
9 1 (1.41%) Genesys
9 1 (1.41%) Tandberg
9 1 (1.41%) Veeam
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