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 1 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
Rank 539 561 505
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -56
Contract jobs citing DSL 61 34 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.062% 0.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.74% 0.47% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 20 33
Average daily rate
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£338 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £224 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £600 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 £359 £294
% change year-on-year
-17.77% +22.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Average hourly rate £164.00 £14.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1071.42% -6.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £164.00 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+1071.42% -6.66%

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
8287 7206 7404
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.85% 13.23% 15.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 4522 3828 3687
Average daily rate £350 £355 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £335 £315
% change year-on-year
+2.98% +6.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 453 392 583
Average hourly rate £28.69 £20.00 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.45% -10.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.20 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £41.82 £44.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -10.11%

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 1 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 1 May 2015.

DSL Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

DSL
Top 20 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 1 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 +18 59 £335 -10.66% 20
London +15 34 £340 -43.33% 10
South East +5 20 £290 +0.86% 3
Berkshire +8 17 £290 +0.86%
Newbury - 9 £290 -
City of London +6 8 £325 -45.83% 3
Bracknell +1 3 - -
Milton Keynes - 3 - - 1
Buckinghamshire - 3 - - 1
East of England - 3 £336 -
Essex - 2 £328 -
Brentwood - 2 £328 -
Slough - 2 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne +3 1 - -
Tyne and Wear +2 1 - -
North East -7 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 £345 -
Birmingham - 1 - -
Hammersmith - 1 - -

DSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 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 69 (69.70%) MPLS
2 58 (58.59%) Cisco
3 47 (47.47%) LAN
4 46 (46.46%) WAN
5 37 (37.37%) BGP
5 37 (37.37%) Telecoms
6 34 (34.34%) Firewall
7 33 (33.33%) OSPF
8 32 (32.32%) CheckPoint
8 32 (32.32%) Wireless
9 28 (28.28%) Windows
10 26 (26.26%) SDH
10 26 (26.26%) VPN
11 24 (24.24%) Ethernet
12 23 (23.23%) Wi-Fi
13 21 (21.21%) VMware
13 21 (21.21%) Cisco Certification
14 20 (20.20%) CCNP
15 19 (19.19%) EIGRP
15 19 (19.19%) VMware Infrastructure
16 18 (18.18%) Performance Management
16 18 (18.18%) WiMAX
16 18 (18.18%) CCNA
16 18 (18.18%) Microsoft
17 17 (17.17%) UMTS
17 17 (17.17%) Active Directory
17 17 (17.17%) GPRS
17 17 (17.17%) GSM
17 17 (17.17%) Windows Server 2003
17 17 (17.17%) Internet

DSL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 (16.16%) MS Exchange
2 15 (15.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (3.03%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.01%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.01%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 14 (14.14%) MS Office
2 2 (2.02%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.01%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.03%) AWS CloudFormation
1 3 (3.03%) Virtual Private Cloud
1 3 (3.03%) Amazon CloudWatch
1 3 (3.03%) Amazon ELB
1 3 (3.03%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (3.03%) Amazon S3
1 3 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 69 (69.70%) MPLS
2 47 (47.47%) LAN
3 46 (46.46%) WAN
4 37 (37.37%) BGP
5 34 (34.34%) Firewall
6 33 (33.33%) OSPF
7 32 (32.32%) Wireless
8 26 (26.26%) SDH
8 26 (26.26%) VPN
9 24 (24.24%) Ethernet
10 23 (23.23%) Wi-Fi
11 19 (19.19%) EIGRP
12 18 (18.18%) WiMAX
13 17 (17.17%) UMTS
13 17 (17.17%) GPRS
13 17 (17.17%) GSM
13 17 (17.17%) Internet
13 17 (17.17%) CDMA2000
13 17 (17.17%) HSPA
13 17 (17.17%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.03%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (1.01%) Big Data
2 1 (1.01%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 3 (3.03%) RSpec
2 2 (2.02%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.01%) Trac
3 1 (1.01%) ClearQuest
3 1 (1.01%) JIRA
General
1 37 (37.37%) Telecoms
2 6 (6.06%) Finance
3 3 (3.03%) Banking
4 2 (2.02%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.01%) Legal
5 1 (1.01%) Electronics
5 1 (1.01%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 35 (35.35%) Network Engineer
2 15 (15.15%) Analyst
3 10 (10.10%) Operations Analyst
4 8 (8.08%) Security Engineer
4 8 (8.08%) 3rd Line Support
4 8 (8.08%) Network Security Engineer
5 7 (7.07%) Architect
5 7 (7.07%) IP Network Engineer
5 7 (7.07%) IP Engineer
6 5 (5.05%) Support Analyst
6 5 (5.05%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (4.04%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
7 4 (4.04%) Senior Network Engineer
7 4 (4.04%) Support Engineer
7 4 (4.04%) Developer
7 4 (4.04%) Citrix Analyst
8 3 (3.03%) DevOps Engineer
9 2 (2.02%) Operations Engineer
9 2 (2.02%) Ericsson Engineer
9 2 (2.02%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.03%) HTML
2 2 (2.02%) RESTful
2 2 (2.02%) XML
3 1 (1.01%) CGI
3 1 (1.01%) J2EE
3 1 (1.01%) COM
3 1 (1.01%) CSS
3 1 (1.01%) FpML
3 1 (1.01%) Middleware
3 1 (1.01%) Spring
3 1 (1.01%) Drools
Miscellaneous
1 15 (15.15%) Blackberry
2 11 (11.11%) Video Conferencing
3 9 (9.09%) Thin Client
3 9 (9.09%) Fat Client
4 3 (3.03%) Clustering
4 3 (3.03%) e-Health
5 2 (2.02%) Video on Demand
5 2 (2.02%) Statistics
5 2 (2.02%) Derivative
5 2 (2.02%) IPTV
5 2 (2.02%) Handset
5 2 (2.02%) Streaming Video
5 2 (2.02%) DTV
5 2 (2.02%) MPEG
5 2 (2.02%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.01%) FlexPod
6 1 (1.01%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.01%) NHS
6 1 (1.01%) ASIC
6 1 (1.01%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 28 (28.28%) Windows
2 17 (17.17%) Windows Server 2003
2 17 (17.17%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (15.15%) Windows 7
4 7 (7.07%) Linux
5 5 (5.05%) UNIX
6 3 (3.03%) Solaris
6 3 (3.03%) CentOS
7 1 (1.01%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (18.18%) Performance Management
2 17 (17.17%) Network Planning
3 16 (16.16%) ITIL
4 15 (15.15%) Service Management
5 14 (14.14%) Problem Management
5 14 (14.14%) ITSM
5 14 (14.14%) Disaster Recovery
6 13 (13.13%) BCP
6 13 (13.13%) Business Continuity
6 13 (13.13%) Migration
6 13 (13.13%) Business Continuity Planning
7 8 (8.08%) Capacity Planning
7 8 (8.08%) Technical Architecture
8 7 (7.07%) Network Management
9 6 (6.06%) Project Management
10 5 (5.05%) Service Delivery
10 5 (5.05%) Information Security
10 5 (5.05%) Load Balancing
11 4 (4.04%) Time Management
11 4 (4.04%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 15 (15.15%) C
2 5 (5.05%) Java
3 4 (4.04%) Bash Shell
4 3 (3.03%) JavaScript
4 3 (3.03%) Ruby
5 2 (2.02%) SQL
6 1 (1.01%) Perl
6 1 (1.01%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 21 (21.21%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (20.20%) CCNP
3 18 (18.18%) CCNA
4 11 (11.11%) Security Cleared
5 10 (10.10%) SC Cleared
6 9 (9.09%) BC Cleared
7 7 (7.07%) CCIP
8 5 (5.05%) CCIE
9 4 (4.04%) CCDP
10 3 (3.03%) Degree
11 2 (2.02%) PMP
11 2 (2.02%) PMI Certification
12 1 (1.01%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.03%) QA
2 2 (2.02%) SLA
3 1 (1.01%) EMIR
3 1 (1.01%) MiFID
System Software
1 19 (19.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (17.17%) Active Directory
3 14 (14.14%) NLBS
4 9 (9.09%) Hyper-V
4 9 (9.09%) Xen
5 6 (6.06%) XenApp
6 5 (5.05%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (1.01%) Firmware
7 1 (1.01%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (14.14%) WSUS
2 9 (9.09%) CiscoWorks
3 8 (8.08%) AirWatch
3 8 (8.08%) OpenView
4 7 (7.07%) Cisco CUCM
5 3 (3.03%) CA Spectrum
5 3 (3.03%) Puppet
6 2 (2.02%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (1.01%) Ionix
Vendors
1 58 (58.59%) Cisco
2 32 (32.32%) CheckPoint
3 21 (21.21%) VMware
4 18 (18.18%) Microsoft
5 17 (17.17%) Ericsson
6 15 (15.15%) SolarWinds
7 14 (14.14%) Huawei
8 13 (13.13%) Juniper
9 11 (11.11%) Citrix
10 8 (8.08%) Aruba
10 8 (8.08%) F5
10 8 (8.08%) Websense
10 8 (8.08%) HP
11 7 (7.07%) Nortel
11 7 (7.07%) McAfee
11 7 (7.07%) Blue Coat
11 7 (7.07%) Polycom
12 5 (5.05%) Nokia
12 5 (5.05%) TippingPoint
13 4 (4.04%) Tandberg
London
Connectus
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
East London
Truphone
Rate: £22,000 per annum + 10% bonus & benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Energon Global
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago