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 5 December 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
Rank 596 616 591
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -25
Contract jobs citing DSL 31 21 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.062% 0.038% 0.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.41% 0.27% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 17 36
Median daily rate £310 £300 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £154 £213 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £341 £470 £235
% change year-on-year
-27.39% +100.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Median hourly rate £89.25 - £18.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.65 - £15.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £149.85 - £21.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 - £15.00

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
7611 7835 8312
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.17% 14.32% 14.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 4574 4599 4756
Median daily rate £400 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 391 475 451
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.44% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.13 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -0.83%

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 5 December 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DSL within the UK over the 3 months to 5 December 2016.

DSL Hourly Rate Histogram 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 5 December 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 +10 30 £320 +6.66% 18
London 0 17 £190 -24.00% 6
South East +20 9 £341 +5.00% 6
Canary Wharf - 6 - -
Berkshire - 6 £310 - 2
Reading - 5 £310 - 2
Gatwick - 2 £374 -
West Sussex - 2 £374 -
South West +9 1 - - 1
North West +7 1 £400 - 1
Manchester +4 1 £400 - 1
City of London +3 1 £500 +135.29%
Hammersmith - 1 £140 -
Bracknell - 1 - -
Swindon - 1 - -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £275 -
West Midlands - 1 £375 - 3
Wiltshire - 1 - -
Sunderland - 1 £275 -
Coventry - 1 £375 -
North East - 1 £275 -

DSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 December 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 20 (32.26%) DNS
2 19 (30.65%) WAN
2 19 (30.65%) MPLS
2 19 (30.65%) Firewall
3 17 (27.42%) Cisco
4 16 (25.81%) Telecoms
5 14 (22.58%) Migration
5 14 (22.58%) LAN
6 13 (20.97%) Juniper
6 13 (20.97%) Internet
7 12 (19.35%) Ethernet
8 11 (17.74%) DHCP
8 11 (17.74%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (17.74%) Linux
8 11 (17.74%) JavaScript
8 11 (17.74%) OSPF
8 11 (17.74%) BGP
8 11 (17.74%) Security Cleared
9 10 (16.13%) Data Analytics
9 10 (16.13%) IPsec
9 10 (16.13%) VoIP
9 10 (16.13%) Analytics
9 10 (16.13%) Elasticsearch
10 9 (14.52%) Apache Avro
10 9 (14.52%) Akka
10 9 (14.52%) Ansible
10 9 (14.52%) Docker
10 9 (14.52%) DevOps
10 9 (14.52%) EMIR
10 9 (14.52%) Apache Spark

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 10 (16.13%) Elasticsearch
2 9 (14.52%) Apache
2 9 (14.52%) Apache Spark
3 7 (11.29%) SAS
4 2 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (3.23%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.61%) IIS
5 1 (1.61%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 3 (4.84%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.23%) MS Project
3 1 (1.61%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (3.23%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (14.52%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (11.29%) Office 365
3 1 (1.61%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 20 (32.26%) DNS
2 19 (30.65%) Firewall
2 19 (30.65%) MPLS
2 19 (30.65%) WAN
3 14 (22.58%) LAN
4 13 (20.97%) Internet
5 12 (19.35%) Ethernet
6 11 (17.74%) BGP
6 11 (17.74%) DHCP
6 11 (17.74%) OSPF
7 10 (16.13%) IPsec
7 10 (16.13%) VoIP
8 8 (12.90%) LDAP
8 8 (12.90%) VPN
9 7 (11.29%) FCAPS
9 7 (11.29%) iSCSI
9 7 (11.29%) Structured Cabling
9 7 (11.29%) TCP/IP
9 7 (11.29%) VRRP
9 7 (11.29%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (14.52%) Apache Cassandra
1 9 (14.52%) Big Data
1 9 (14.52%) CouchDB
1 9 (14.52%) HBase
1 9 (14.52%) Neo4j
1 9 (14.52%) Parquet
1 9 (14.52%) Redis
2 7 (11.29%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.61%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Selenium
General
1 16 (25.81%) Telecoms
2 8 (12.90%) Legal
3 3 (4.84%) Finance
4 2 (3.23%) Banking
5 1 (1.61%) Back Office
5 1 (1.61%) Front Office
5 1 (1.61%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.61%) Law
5 1 (1.61%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (17.74%) Network Engineer
2 10 (16.13%) Developer
3 8 (12.90%) Analyst
4 7 (11.29%) Software Developer
5 6 (9.68%) Business Analyst
5 6 (9.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (9.68%) Report Analyst
5 6 (9.68%) Senior Analyst
5 6 (9.68%) Senior Business Analyst
5 6 (9.68%) Senior Reporting Analyst
6 4 (6.45%) Design Engineer
6 4 (6.45%) Infrastructure Design Engineer
7 3 (4.84%) Architect
7 3 (4.84%) VoIP Engineer
8 2 (3.23%) Cisco Engineer
8 2 (3.23%) Consultant
8 2 (3.23%) NOC Engineer
8 2 (3.23%) Project Manager
8 2 (3.23%) Senior Network Engineer
8 2 (3.23%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (14.52%) Akka
1 9 (14.52%) Apache Avro
1 9 (14.52%) FpML
1 9 (14.52%) GraphX
2 8 (12.90%) AngularJS
2 8 (12.90%) CSS
2 8 (12.90%) CSS3
2 8 (12.90%) HTML
2 8 (12.90%) HTML5
2 8 (12.90%) ODBC
2 8 (12.90%) REST
2 8 (12.90%) SOAP
2 8 (12.90%) WebSockets
3 7 (11.29%) Middleware
4 2 (3.23%) 802.1X
5 1 (1.61%) Laravel
5 1 (1.61%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (1.61%) XML
5 1 (1.61%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.52%) ASIC
2 7 (11.29%) Data Centre
2 7 (11.29%) DTCC
2 7 (11.29%) Fixed Income
2 7 (11.29%) Microsoft Licensing
2 7 (11.29%) Reference Data
3 6 (9.68%) Equities
3 6 (9.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 3 (4.84%) Digital Media
5 2 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.23%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.23%) Handset
5 2 (3.23%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.23%) PKI
5 2 (3.23%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.61%) Clustering
6 1 (1.61%) Derivative
6 1 (1.61%) IVR
6 1 (1.61%) Replication
6 1 (1.61%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 11 (17.74%) Linux
2 9 (14.52%) Windows
2 9 (14.52%) Windows Server
2 9 (14.52%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (12.90%) Mesosphere
4 2 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.61%) Unix
5 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (22.58%) Migration
2 10 (16.13%) Analytics
2 10 (16.13%) Data Analytics
3 9 (14.52%) Big Data Analytics
3 9 (14.52%) DevOps
3 9 (14.52%) ITIL
3 9 (14.52%) Use Case
4 8 (12.90%) Test Strategy
5 7 (11.29%) Change Management
5 7 (11.29%) Software Licensing
6 6 (9.68%) Network Management
6 6 (9.68%) Project Management
7 5 (8.06%) Load Balancing
8 4 (6.45%) CRM
9 3 (4.84%) ERP
9 3 (4.84%) High Availability
9 3 (4.84%) Network Design
9 3 (4.84%) Service Delivery
9 3 (4.84%) Web Development
10 2 (3.23%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 11 (17.74%) JavaScript
2 9 (14.52%) Scala
2 9 (14.52%) SQL
3 8 (12.90%) TypeScript
4 3 (4.84%) Java
4 3 (4.84%) PHP
5 1 (1.61%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.61%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.61%) Python
5 1 (1.61%) Ruby
5 1 (1.61%) VBA
Qualifications
1 11 (17.74%) Cisco Certification
1 11 (17.74%) Security Cleared
2 9 (14.52%) SC Cleared
3 8 (12.90%) CCNA
4 7 (11.29%) CCNP
5 3 (4.84%) Degree
6 2 (3.23%) CCDP
6 2 (3.23%) CCIE
6 2 (3.23%) CCIP
7 1 (1.61%) BC Cleared
7 1 (1.61%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (14.52%) EMIR
2 7 (11.29%) MiFID
3 5 (8.06%) SLA
4 2 (3.23%) JSP 440
5 1 (1.61%) PCI DSS
5 1 (1.61%) QA
System Software
1 9 (14.52%) Active Directory
1 9 (14.52%) Docker
2 7 (11.29%) Hyper-V
3 2 (3.23%) Firmware
3 2 (3.23%) NFS
4 1 (1.61%) Terminal Services
4 1 (1.61%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (14.52%) Ansible
2 8 (12.90%) Kubernetes
3 7 (11.29%) vMotion
4 2 (3.23%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (3.23%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (3.23%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (1.61%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 17 (27.42%) Cisco
2 13 (20.97%) Juniper
3 9 (14.52%) Microsoft
3 9 (14.52%) VMware
4 8 (12.90%) Dell
4 8 (12.90%) HP
4 8 (12.90%) SonicWALL
5 7 (11.29%) NETGEAR
5 7 (11.29%) Nokia
6 3 (4.84%) BroadSoft
6 3 (4.84%) F5
7 2 (3.23%) Barracuda Networks
7 2 (3.23%) Mitel
7 2 (3.23%) Oracle
7 2 (3.23%) Palo Alto
7 2 (3.23%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (3.23%) SolarWinds
7 2 (3.23%) Tandberg
8 1 (1.61%) EMC
8 1 (1.61%) Ericsson
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