The table below looks at the statistics for xDSL skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited xDSL over the 3 months to 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
xDSL
Rank 588 558 530
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -28
Contract jobs citing xDSL 11 12 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.021% 0.023% 0.022%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.14% 0.18% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 0
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£338 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -
UK excluding London average daily rate - £350 -
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
7789 6720 6936
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.52% 12.95% 15.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 4246 3470 3376
Average daily rate £365 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £210 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 428 411 579
Average hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -13.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

xDSL
Jobs Demand Trend

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

xDSL Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

xDSL
Daily Rate Trend

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

xDSL Daily Rate Trend in the UK

xDSL
Hourly Rate Trend

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

xDSL Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

xDSL
Top 18 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing xDSL within the UK over the 3 months to 27 March 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 -9 11 £338 -6.89% 4
Berkshire -7 9 - -
South East -32 9 - -
Reading - 4 - -
London - 1 £338 -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Oxted - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
City of London - - - -
North East - - - -
Studley - - - -
Tyne and Wear - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 1
Brighton - - - -

xDSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing xDSL 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 xDSL.

1 23 (85.19%) VPN
1 23 (85.19%) Cisco Certification
1 23 (85.19%) MPLS
2 22 (81.48%) Cisco
2 22 (81.48%) Telecoms
3 21 (77.78%) CCNP
3 21 (77.78%) BGP
3 21 (77.78%) Ethernet
3 21 (77.78%) WAN
4 19 (70.37%) CCNA
5 18 (66.67%) OSPF
5 18 (66.67%) LAN
6 16 (59.26%) DSL
7 15 (55.56%) Internet
8 14 (51.85%) TCP/IP
9 13 (48.15%) Migration
9 13 (48.15%) ATM
10 12 (44.44%) VoIP
10 12 (44.44%) EIGRP
10 12 (44.44%) Security Cleared
10 12 (44.44%) SC Cleared
11 10 (37.04%) ADSL
12 9 (33.33%) RIP
12 9 (33.33%) CCIP
12 9 (33.33%) BC Cleared
13 8 (29.63%) Frame Relay
13 8 (29.63%) IPsec
13 8 (29.63%) Technical Architecture
13 8 (29.63%) VPLS
13 8 (29.63%) CCIE

xDSL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing xDSL 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 xDSL. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.70%) IIS
1 1 (3.70%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 4 (14.81%) MS Office
2 3 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 3 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (3.70%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 23 (85.19%) VPN
1 23 (85.19%) MPLS
2 21 (77.78%) BGP
2 21 (77.78%) WAN
2 21 (77.78%) Ethernet
3 18 (66.67%) LAN
3 18 (66.67%) OSPF
4 16 (59.26%) DSL
5 15 (55.56%) Internet
6 14 (51.85%) TCP/IP
7 13 (48.15%) ATM
8 12 (44.44%) VoIP
8 12 (44.44%) EIGRP
9 10 (37.04%) ADSL
10 9 (33.33%) RIP
11 8 (29.63%) SDH
11 8 (29.63%) Frame Relay
11 8 (29.63%) IPsec
11 8 (29.63%) VPLS
12 7 (25.93%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (11.11%) Oracle Forms
General
1 22 (81.48%) Telecoms
2 2 (7.41%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.70%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (51.85%) Network Engineer
2 9 (33.33%) Architect
3 7 (25.93%) IP Network Engineer
3 7 (25.93%) IP Engineer
4 6 (22.22%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (7.41%) Technical Architect
6 1 (3.70%) Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Network Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) Network Design Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Network Team Leader
6 1 (3.70%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
6 1 (3.70%) Network Technical Architect
6 1 (3.70%) Network Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (3.70%) Technical Support
6 1 (3.70%) Support Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Network Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Design Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (22.22%) Video Conferencing
2 3 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.70%) User Experience
3 1 (3.70%) SecurID
3 1 (3.70%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.81%) UNIX
2 3 (11.11%) Windows
2 3 (11.11%) Solaris
2 3 (11.11%) Linux
3 1 (3.70%) Windows XP
3 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (48.15%) Migration
2 8 (29.63%) Technical Architecture
3 6 (22.22%) Project Management
3 6 (22.22%) Service Delivery
4 3 (11.11%) Network Design
5 2 (7.41%) Incident Management
5 2 (7.41%) TOGAF
5 2 (7.41%) Service Management
5 2 (7.41%) ITIL
5 2 (7.41%) Load Balancing
5 2 (7.41%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (7.41%) Performance Analysis
6 1 (3.70%) Mentoring
6 1 (3.70%) People Management
6 1 (3.70%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (3.70%) Service Desk Management
6 1 (3.70%) Problem Management
6 1 (3.70%) Performance Management
6 1 (3.70%) Product Management
6 1 (3.70%) B2B
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (85.19%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (77.78%) CCNP
3 19 (70.37%) CCNA
4 12 (44.44%) SC Cleared
4 12 (44.44%) Security Cleared
5 9 (33.33%) BC Cleared
5 9 (33.33%) CCIP
6 8 (29.63%) CCIE
7 6 (22.22%) CCDP
8 3 (11.11%) Sun Certification
8 3 (11.11%) SCSA
8 3 (11.11%) Degree
9 1 (3.70%) PMP
9 1 (3.70%) PMI Certification
9 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (7.41%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.70%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.70%) Terminal Services
2 1 (3.70%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) SCCM
1 2 (7.41%) SCOM
2 1 (3.70%) WhatsUp Gold
2 1 (3.70%) CiscoWorks
2 1 (3.70%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 22 (81.48%) Cisco
2 6 (22.22%) HP
2 6 (22.22%) Tandberg
3 5 (18.52%) Juniper
4 4 (14.81%) Microsoft
4 4 (14.81%) Veritas
4 4 (14.81%) Huawei
5 3 (11.11%) SolarWinds
5 3 (11.11%) Oracle
5 3 (11.11%) Sun
6 2 (7.41%) Genesys
6 2 (7.41%) Remedy
6 2 (7.41%) BT
6 2 (7.41%) Riverbed
6 2 (7.41%) VMware
6 2 (7.41%) Mitel
7 1 (3.70%) Brocade
7 1 (3.70%) SonicWALL
7 1 (3.70%) Aruba
7 1 (3.70%) F5
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