The table below looks at the statistics for xDSL skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited xDSL over the 3 months to 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
xDSL
Rank 647 652 636
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -16
Contract jobs citing xDSL 10 9 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.019% 0.016% 0.010%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.12% 0.11% 0.071%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 1
Median daily rate £330 £431 £160
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.43% +169.37%
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £431 £160
% change year-on-year
-23.43% +169.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £26.75 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.75 - -

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
8297 7834 8460
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.50% 13.69% 14.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 5065 4500 4673
Median daily rate £400 £380 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 416 545 478
Median hourly rate £26.50 £20.50 £22.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.26% -10.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.01 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+33.30% -8.67%

xDSL
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing xDSL as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing xDSL within the UK over the 3 months to 27 September 2016.

xDSL Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

xDSL
Top 10 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing xDSL within the UK over the 3 months to 27 September 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 +28 9 £330 -23.43% 4
South East +15 6 £330 -23.43% 1
Berkshire +12 6 £330 -33.33%
Reading +18 4 £310 -37.37%
Bracknell -3 2 £350 -
West Midlands - 2 - - 1
Coventry - 2 - -
East of England - 1 - -
Peterborough - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -

xDSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing xDSL 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 xDSL.

1 14 (70.00%) Ethernet
2 11 (55.00%) WAN
2 11 (55.00%) LAN
2 11 (55.00%) MPLS
2 11 (55.00%) Telecoms
3 10 (50.00%) Broadband
4 9 (45.00%) Cisco
4 9 (45.00%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (40.00%) VoIP
5 8 (40.00%) VPN
5 8 (40.00%) BGP
6 7 (35.00%) OSPF
6 7 (35.00%) CCNP
7 6 (30.00%) CCIE
7 6 (30.00%) Firewall
7 6 (30.00%) IPsec
8 5 (25.00%) Data Centre
8 5 (25.00%) DOCSIS
8 5 (25.00%) EIGRP
8 5 (25.00%) CCNA
8 5 (25.00%) ATM
9 4 (20.00%) TCP/IP
9 4 (20.00%) Juniper
9 4 (20.00%) Internet
9 4 (20.00%) DSL
9 4 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (20.00%) Frame Relay
9 4 (20.00%) Migration
9 4 (20.00%) Network Design
9 4 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis

xDSL
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:

Communications & Networking
1 14 (70.00%) Ethernet
2 11 (55.00%) LAN
2 11 (55.00%) MPLS
2 11 (55.00%) WAN
3 10 (50.00%) Broadband
4 8 (40.00%) BGP
4 8 (40.00%) VoIP
4 8 (40.00%) VPN
5 7 (35.00%) OSPF
6 6 (30.00%) Firewall
6 6 (30.00%) IPsec
7 5 (25.00%) ATM
7 5 (25.00%) DOCSIS
7 5 (25.00%) EIGRP
8 4 (20.00%) DSL
8 4 (20.00%) Frame Relay
8 4 (20.00%) Internet
8 4 (20.00%) TCP/IP
8 4 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (15.00%) IP Telephony
General
1 11 (55.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (15.00%) Marketing
3 1 (5.00%) French Language
3 1 (5.00%) German Language
3 1 (5.00%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Network Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) Architect
3 3 (15.00%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Broadband Product Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Design Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Network Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Network Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Network Design Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Network Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Network Technical Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Product Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Technical Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Technical Design Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Test Automation Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (15.00%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.00%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (5.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (20.00%) Migration
1 4 (20.00%) Network Design
1 4 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 3 (15.00%) Capacity Management
2 3 (15.00%) Data Privacy
2 3 (15.00%) Load Balancing
2 3 (15.00%) Presales
2 3 (15.00%) Product Management
2 3 (15.00%) Project Management
2 3 (15.00%) Service Delivery
2 3 (15.00%) Service Management
2 3 (15.00%) Technical Analysis
2 3 (15.00%) Technical Architecture
3 2 (10.00%) Validation
4 1 (5.00%) ITIL
4 1 (5.00%) ITIL V3
4 1 (5.00%) Network Planning
4 1 (5.00%) OO
4 1 (5.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (5.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) Python
1 1 (5.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (45.00%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (35.00%) CCNP
3 6 (30.00%) CCIE
4 5 (25.00%) CCNA
5 4 (20.00%) Degree
6 3 (15.00%) CCDP
6 3 (15.00%) CCIP
7 1 (5.00%) BC Cleared
7 1 (5.00%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
7 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) Cisco CUCM
1 3 (15.00%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 9 (45.00%) Cisco
2 4 (20.00%) Juniper
3 3 (15.00%) CheckPoint
3 3 (15.00%) Extreme Networks
3 3 (15.00%) Nokia
3 3 (15.00%) Riverbed
3 3 (15.00%) Symantec
3 3 (15.00%) Tandberg
4 1 (5.00%) Avaya
4 1 (5.00%) Huawei