The table below looks at the statistics 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 26 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
Rank 554 548 512
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -36
Contract jobs citing DSL 51 33 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.094% 0.063% 0.078%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.64% 0.48% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 19 24
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£340 £368 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.48% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £294 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £600 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £309 £368 £325
% change year-on-year
-15.98% +13.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £88.50 - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £164.00 - £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
7992 6938 6777
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.70% 13.17% 14.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 4456 3791 3339
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 450 380 537
Average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.90 £40.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -19.10%

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 26 May 2015.

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 26 May 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DSL within the UK over the 3 months to 26 May 2015. 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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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 +17 49 £340 -5.22% 9
London +22 33 £340 -2.15% 2
South East -4 9 £275 -21.42% 3
City of London +5 7 £331 -44.79%
Berkshire +4 7 £275 -24.65%
Slough - 3 - -
East of England - 3 £336 - 1
Buckinghamshire -10 2 - - 1
Essex - 2 £328 - 1
Brentwood - 2 £328 -
Birmingham - 2 - -
Milton Keynes - 2 - - 1
Newbury - 2 £283 -
West Midlands - 2 - -
Bracknell -4 1 - -
Tyne and Wear -11 1 - -
North East -12 1 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne -14 1 - -
Yorkshire -18 1 £120 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £345 -
North Yorkshire - 1 £120 -

DSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, 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 67 (71.28%) MPLS
2 56 (59.57%) Cisco
3 44 (46.81%) WAN
3 44 (46.81%) LAN
4 37 (39.36%) BGP
5 35 (37.23%) Telecoms
6 33 (35.11%) Wireless
6 33 (35.11%) OSPF
7 32 (34.04%) CheckPoint
8 31 (32.98%) Firewall
9 29 (30.85%) Windows
10 27 (28.72%) SDH
11 23 (24.47%) Ethernet
11 23 (24.47%) Wi-Fi
12 22 (23.40%) VPN
13 21 (22.34%) Cisco Certification
13 21 (22.34%) EIGRP
14 20 (21.28%) VMware
15 18 (19.15%) WiMAX
15 18 (19.15%) VMware Infrastructure
15 18 (19.15%) Cisco ASA
15 18 (19.15%) Ericsson
15 18 (19.15%) CCNP
15 18 (19.15%) Microsoft
16 17 (18.09%) CCNA
16 17 (18.09%) Active Directory
16 17 (18.09%) UMTS
16 17 (18.09%) GPRS
16 17 (18.09%) GSM
16 17 (18.09%) Windows Server 2003

DSL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, 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 16 (17.02%) MS Exchange
2 14 (14.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (1.06%) Tomcat
Applications
1 14 (14.89%) MS Office
2 2 (2.13%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.06%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.06%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (1.06%) Amazon S3
1 1 (1.06%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.06%) Amazon ELB
1 1 (1.06%) AWS CloudFormation
1 1 (1.06%) Virtual Private Cloud
1 1 (1.06%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 67 (71.28%) MPLS
2 44 (46.81%) LAN
2 44 (46.81%) WAN
3 37 (39.36%) BGP
4 33 (35.11%) Wireless
4 33 (35.11%) OSPF
5 31 (32.98%) Firewall
6 27 (28.72%) SDH
7 23 (24.47%) Ethernet
7 23 (24.47%) Wi-Fi
8 22 (23.40%) VPN
9 21 (22.34%) EIGRP
10 18 (19.15%) WiMAX
10 18 (19.15%) Cisco ASA
11 17 (18.09%) HSPA
11 17 (18.09%) GPON
11 17 (18.09%) 4G
11 17 (18.09%) CDMA2000
11 17 (18.09%) UMTS
11 17 (18.09%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.06%) Hadoop
1 1 (1.06%) Big Data
1 1 (1.06%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 2 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.06%) RSpec
2 1 (1.06%) Trac
2 1 (1.06%) ClearQuest
2 1 (1.06%) JIRA
General
1 35 (37.23%) Telecoms
2 5 (5.32%) Finance
3 3 (3.19%) Banking
4 2 (2.13%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.06%) Legal
5 1 (1.06%) Back Office
5 1 (1.06%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 34 (36.17%) Network Engineer
2 14 (14.89%) Analyst
3 9 (9.57%) Operations Analyst
3 9 (9.57%) Security Engineer
4 8 (8.51%) Network Security Engineer
5 7 (7.45%) 3rd Line Support
6 6 (6.38%) IP Network Engineer
6 6 (6.38%) IP Engineer
7 4 (4.26%) Support Engineer
7 4 (4.26%) Support Analyst
7 4 (4.26%) Senior Network Engineer
7 4 (4.26%) Architect
8 3 (3.19%) Solutions Architect
8 3 (3.19%) 2nd Line Support
8 3 (3.19%) Operations Engineer
8 3 (3.19%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
8 3 (3.19%) Citrix Analyst
9 2 (2.13%) Report Manager
9 2 (2.13%) Technical Manager
9 2 (2.13%) Ericsson Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.19%) HTML
2 2 (2.13%) XML
2 2 (2.13%) RESTful
3 1 (1.06%) CGI
3 1 (1.06%) Middleware
3 1 (1.06%) FpML
3 1 (1.06%) Spring
3 1 (1.06%) J2EE
3 1 (1.06%) COM
3 1 (1.06%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 15 (15.96%) Blackberry
2 9 (9.57%) Video Conferencing
3 8 (8.51%) Thin Client
3 8 (8.51%) Fat Client
3 8 (8.51%) Data Centre
4 3 (3.19%) Clustering
4 3 (3.19%) e-Health
5 2 (2.13%) IPTV
5 2 (2.13%) Derivative
5 2 (2.13%) Statistics
5 2 (2.13%) Video on Demand
5 2 (2.13%) MPEG
5 2 (2.13%) NHS
5 2 (2.13%) DTV
5 2 (2.13%) Handset
5 2 (2.13%) Streaming Video
5 2 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.06%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.06%) ASIC
6 1 (1.06%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 29 (30.85%) Windows
2 17 (18.09%) Windows Server 2003
2 17 (18.09%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (15.96%) Windows 7
4 6 (6.38%) UNIX
4 6 (6.38%) Linux
5 3 (3.19%) Solaris
6 1 (1.06%) CentOS
6 1 (1.06%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (18.09%) Network Planning
2 16 (17.02%) Performance Management
3 15 (15.96%) ITIL
4 14 (14.89%) Service Management
4 14 (14.89%) Problem Management
5 13 (13.83%) Disaster Recovery
5 13 (13.83%) Migration
6 12 (12.77%) ITSM
6 12 (12.77%) Business Continuity
6 12 (12.77%) BCP
6 12 (12.77%) Business Continuity Planning
7 7 (7.45%) Capacity Planning
7 7 (7.45%) Network Management
8 6 (6.38%) Information Security
9 5 (5.32%) Technical Architecture
9 5 (5.32%) Load Balancing
10 4 (4.26%) Time Management
10 4 (4.26%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (4.26%) Network Monitoring
11 3 (3.19%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 15 (15.96%) C
2 3 (3.19%) JavaScript
3 2 (2.13%) Java
4 1 (1.06%) SQL
4 1 (1.06%) Ruby
4 1 (1.06%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 21 (22.34%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (19.15%) CCNP
3 17 (18.09%) CCNA
4 11 (11.70%) Security Cleared
5 10 (10.64%) SC Cleared
6 8 (8.51%) BC Cleared
7 5 (5.32%) CCIP
8 3 (3.19%) CCIE
8 3 (3.19%) Degree
9 2 (2.13%) CCDP
10 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (1.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (1.06%) PMP
10 1 (1.06%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.19%) QA
2 1 (1.06%) EMIR
2 1 (1.06%) SLA
2 1 (1.06%) MiFID
System Software
1 18 (19.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (18.09%) Active Directory
3 13 (13.83%) NLBS
4 8 (8.51%) Hyper-V
4 8 (8.51%) Xen
5 5 (5.32%) XenApp
6 4 (4.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (1.06%) Firmware
7 1 (1.06%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (14.89%) WSUS
2 10 (10.64%) CiscoWorks
3 9 (9.57%) OpenView
3 9 (9.57%) AirWatch
4 7 (7.45%) Cisco CUCM
5 3 (3.19%) CA Spectrum
6 2 (2.13%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (1.06%) Iperf
7 1 (1.06%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (1.06%) Puppet
Vendors
1 56 (59.57%) Cisco
2 32 (34.04%) CheckPoint
3 20 (21.28%) VMware
4 18 (19.15%) Ericsson
4 18 (19.15%) Microsoft
5 16 (17.02%) SolarWinds
6 15 (15.96%) Huawei
7 13 (13.83%) Juniper
8 10 (10.64%) Citrix
8 10 (10.64%) HP
9 9 (9.57%) Websense
9 9 (9.57%) Aruba
10 8 (8.51%) F5
10 8 (8.51%) Nortel
11 7 (7.45%) Polycom
11 7 (7.45%) McAfee
11 7 (7.45%) Blue Coat
12 5 (5.32%) TippingPoint
12 5 (5.32%) Nokia
13 4 (4.26%) BT
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