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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
Rank 615 597 587
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -10
Contract jobs citing DSL 29 58 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.054% 0.10% 0.085%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.34% 0.72% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 32 23
Median daily rate £350 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £216 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £475 £380
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £318 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.29% -9.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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
8468 8013 8346
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.66% 13.94% 14.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 5164 4567 4493
Median daily rate £400 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £233 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 432 522 468
Median hourly rate £32.00 £21.53 £21.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.66% +2.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £21.53 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+64.92% -4.33%

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 29 August 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 22 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 29 August 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 -22 29 £350 - 2
Wiltshire +9 8 £338 -3.57%
South West +8 8 £338 -
Swindon +10 7 £350 -
Yorkshire +1 6 £200 +17.64%
London -39 6 £445 +26.31% 2
Leeds - 5 £200 -
West Yorkshire - 5 £200 -
South East 0 4 £344 +32.30%
North West +8 2 £413 +11.48%
Berkshire +4 2 £344 +10.88%
Bracknell 0 2 £344 -
Canary Wharf -1 2 - -
Liverpool - 2 £413 -
Merseyside - 2 £413 -
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
St Albans - 1 £325 -
Chippenham - 1 £325 -
East Yorkshire - 1 - -
East of England - 1 £325 -
Hull - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 £325 -

DSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (44.00%) DNS
1 22 (44.00%) MPLS
2 20 (40.00%) Firewall
3 18 (36.00%) Cisco
4 17 (34.00%) DHCP
5 15 (30.00%) Ethernet
6 14 (28.00%) WAN
6 14 (28.00%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (28.00%) Telecoms
6 14 (28.00%) Migration
7 13 (26.00%) OSPF
7 13 (26.00%) BGP
7 13 (26.00%) LAN
8 12 (24.00%) Internet
9 11 (22.00%) IPsec
9 11 (22.00%) Windows
9 11 (22.00%) Juniper
9 11 (22.00%) Active Directory
9 11 (22.00%) VPN
9 11 (22.00%) Windows Server
10 10 (20.00%) Microsoft
10 10 (20.00%) JavaScript
10 10 (20.00%) ITIL
10 10 (20.00%) Wireless
11 9 (18.00%) VMware
11 9 (18.00%) SSL
11 9 (18.00%) Load Balancing
11 9 (18.00%) Security Cleared
11 9 (18.00%) Data Analytics
11 9 (18.00%) Windows Server 2012

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 8 (16.00%) Apache
1 8 (16.00%) Apache Spark
1 8 (16.00%) Elasticsearch
2 7 (14.00%) SAS
3 2 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (4.00%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.00%) IIS
4 1 (2.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (4.00%) MS Project
3 1 (2.00%) MS Office
3 1 (2.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (14.00%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (14.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (44.00%) DNS
1 22 (44.00%) MPLS
2 20 (40.00%) Firewall
3 17 (34.00%) DHCP
4 15 (30.00%) Ethernet
5 14 (28.00%) WAN
6 13 (26.00%) BGP
6 13 (26.00%) LAN
6 13 (26.00%) OSPF
7 12 (24.00%) Internet
8 11 (22.00%) IPsec
8 11 (22.00%) VPN
9 10 (20.00%) Wireless
10 9 (18.00%) SSL
11 7 (14.00%) DDNS
11 7 (14.00%) iSCSI
11 7 (14.00%) LDAP
11 7 (14.00%) TACACS
11 7 (14.00%) VRRP
11 7 (14.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (16.00%) Apache Cassandra
1 8 (16.00%) Big Data
1 8 (16.00%) CouchDB
1 8 (16.00%) HBase
1 8 (16.00%) Neo4j
1 8 (16.00%) Parquet
1 8 (16.00%) Redis
2 7 (14.00%) SQL Server
General
1 14 (28.00%) Telecoms
2 4 (8.00%) Banking
3 3 (6.00%) Investment Banking
4 2 (4.00%) Finance
4 2 (4.00%) Legal
5 1 (2.00%) Marketing
5 1 (2.00%) Publishing
5 1 (2.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (18.00%) Network Engineer
2 8 (16.00%) Developer
3 7 (14.00%) Analyst
4 6 (12.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (12.00%) Software Developer
5 5 (10.00%) Architect
6 4 (8.00%) Design Engineer
6 4 (8.00%) Infrastructure Design Engineer
6 4 (8.00%) Network Analyst
7 3 (6.00%) IT Support
7 3 (6.00%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (4.00%) Consultant
8 2 (4.00%) Coordinator
8 2 (4.00%) IT Support Analyst
8 2 (4.00%) Network Support
8 2 (4.00%) Network Support Analyst
8 2 (4.00%) Senior Network Engineer
8 2 (4.00%) Server Support
8 2 (4.00%) Server Support Analyst
8 2 (4.00%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (16.00%) Akka
1 8 (16.00%) Apache Avro
1 8 (16.00%) GraphX
2 7 (14.00%) AngularJS
2 7 (14.00%) CSS
2 7 (14.00%) CSS3
2 7 (14.00%) HTML
2 7 (14.00%) HTML5
2 7 (14.00%) ODBC
2 7 (14.00%) REST
2 7 (14.00%) SOAP
2 7 (14.00%) WebSockets
3 3 (6.00%) FpML
4 2 (4.00%) XML
5 1 (2.00%) 802.1X
5 1 (2.00%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (2.00%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.00%) Data Centre
2 7 (14.00%) Management Information System
2 7 (14.00%) Microsoft Licensing
3 4 (8.00%) PKI
4 3 (6.00%) Digital Media
4 3 (6.00%) Replication
4 3 (6.00%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (4.00%) ASIC
5 2 (4.00%) Computer Science
5 2 (4.00%) Derivative
5 2 (4.00%) Driving Licence
5 2 (4.00%) OTC Derivatives
6 1 (2.00%) Blackberry
6 1 (2.00%) Clustering
6 1 (2.00%) Equities
6 1 (2.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (2.00%) IVR
6 1 (2.00%) Mathematics
6 1 (2.00%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 11 (22.00%) Windows
1 11 (22.00%) Windows Server
2 9 (18.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (16.00%) Linux
4 7 (14.00%) Mesosphere
5 4 (8.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (6.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (4.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (28.00%) Migration
2 10 (20.00%) ITIL
3 9 (18.00%) Analytics
3 9 (18.00%) Data Analytics
3 9 (18.00%) Load Balancing
4 8 (16.00%) Big Data Analytics
4 8 (16.00%) Use Case
5 7 (14.00%) DevOps
5 7 (14.00%) Information Management
5 7 (14.00%) Project Management
5 7 (14.00%) Software Licensing
6 6 (12.00%) Change Control
6 6 (12.00%) Network Design
6 6 (12.00%) Operations Management
7 5 (10.00%) CRM
8 4 (8.00%) Service Delivery
8 4 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (8.00%) WAN Optimisation
9 3 (6.00%) People Management
9 3 (6.00%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 10 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 8 (16.00%) Scala
2 8 (16.00%) SQL
3 7 (14.00%) TypeScript
4 3 (6.00%) Java
4 3 (6.00%) PHP
5 1 (2.00%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.00%) VB
5 1 (2.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 14 (28.00%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (18.00%) Security Cleared
3 7 (14.00%) CCNA
4 6 (12.00%) CCNP
4 6 (12.00%) SC Cleared
5 3 (6.00%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (6.00%) CCDP
5 3 (6.00%) CCIE
5 3 (6.00%) CCIP
6 2 (4.00%) Degree
7 1 (2.00%) BC Cleared
7 1 (2.00%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.00%) SLA
2 2 (4.00%) EMIR
3 1 (2.00%) JSP 440
3 1 (2.00%) QA
System Software
1 11 (22.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (14.00%) Docker
2 7 (14.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.00%) Firmware
3 1 (2.00%) NFS
3 1 (2.00%) Terminal Services
3 1 (2.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (14.00%) Ansible
1 7 (14.00%) Cisco Prime
1 7 (14.00%) Kubernetes
1 7 (14.00%) SolarWinds Orion
1 7 (14.00%) vMotion
2 3 (6.00%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (2.00%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 18 (36.00%) Cisco
2 11 (22.00%) Juniper
3 10 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 9 (18.00%) VMware
5 8 (16.00%) Dell
5 8 (16.00%) HP
5 8 (16.00%) SolarWinds
5 8 (16.00%) SonicWALL
6 7 (14.00%) NETGEAR
7 6 (12.00%) Nokia
8 4 (8.00%) Barracuda Networks
8 4 (8.00%) F5
8 4 (8.00%) Palo Alto
9 3 (6.00%) Tandberg
10 1 (2.00%) Blue Coat
10 1 (2.00%) Draytek
10 1 (2.00%) Mitel
10 1 (2.00%) ProCurve
10 1 (2.00%) WatchGuard
10 1 (2.00%) ZyXEL