The table below looks at the statistics for VDSL skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VDSL over the 3 months to 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Very High Speed Digital Subscriber Line (VDSL)
Rank 597 598 -
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -
Contract jobs citing VDSL 3 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.005% 0.002% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.037% 0.014% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate
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£348 £500 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.50% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
8010 7295 7035
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.28% 13.55% 14.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 4490 3939 3567
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £201 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 472 383 531
Average hourly rate £23.00 £19.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.05% -20.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.10 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £18.63 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+34.22% -25.50%

VDSL
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VDSL within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

VDSL Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

VDSL
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VDSL within the UK.

VDSL Daily Rate Trend in the UK

VDSL
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VDSL within the UK.

VDSL Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

VDSL
Top 5 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VDSL within the UK over the 3 months to 30 June 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 -8 3 £348 -30.50% 4
London -12 1 £375 -25.00%
City of London - 1 £375 -
Midlands - 1 £320 -
West Midlands - 1 - -

VDSL
Top 29 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing VDSL 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 VDSL.

1 2 (66.67%) ADSL
1 2 (66.67%) Linux
1 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
1 2 (66.67%) Embedded Linux
1 2 (66.67%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Atmel
2 1 (33.33%) Bash Shell
2 1 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Device Driver
2 1 (33.33%) Python
2 1 (33.33%) C
2 1 (33.33%) C++
2 1 (33.33%) Broadband
2 1 (33.33%) DHCP
2 1 (33.33%) Ethernet
2 1 (33.33%) PPP
2 1 (33.33%) Embedded C
2 1 (33.33%) Embedded C++
2 1 (33.33%) IPv4
2 1 (33.33%) IPv6
2 1 (33.33%) MPLS
2 1 (33.33%) BGP
2 1 (33.33%) DSLAM
2 1 (33.33%) L2TP

VDSL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing VDSL 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 VDSL. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) ADSL
2 1 (33.33%) Broadband
2 1 (33.33%) DHCP
2 1 (33.33%) Ethernet
2 1 (33.33%) PPP
2 1 (33.33%) IPv4
2 1 (33.33%) IPv6
2 1 (33.33%) MPLS
2 1 (33.33%) BGP
2 1 (33.33%) DSLAM
2 1 (33.33%) L2TP
General
1 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Software Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Test Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Software Test Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Verification Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Embedded Software Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (33.33%) Device Driver
2 1 (33.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Linux
1 2 (66.67%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
1 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
1 1 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C
1 1 (33.33%) C++
1 1 (33.33%) Python
1 1 (33.33%) Embedded C
1 1 (33.33%) Embedded C++
1 1 (33.33%) Bash Shell
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Atmel