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 21 January 2017 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
xDSL
UK
Rank 553 614 590
Rank change year-on-year
+61 -24
Contract jobs citing xDSL 29 13 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.066% 0.026% 0.033%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.43% 0.18% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 7 11
Median daily rate £350 £481 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.23% +42.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £462 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £431 £500 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £481 £288
% change year-on-year
-27.23% +67.30%
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
6750 7382 7526
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.33% 14.53% 14.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 4126 4293 4253
Median daily rate £400 £398 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.36% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 348 365 420
Median hourly rate £28.00 £27.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% +19.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £14.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +20.83%

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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing xDSL within the UK over the 3 months to 21 January 2017.

xDSL Daily Rate Histogram 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 15 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 21 January 2017. 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 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 +36 27 £350 -27.23% 1
West Midlands - 12 £250 -
South East +14 11 £361 -25.00%
Solihull - 11 - -
Berkshire +17 7 £310 -
Reading +15 5 £300 -
Hampshire +9 4 £419 -12.88%
Hook +1 4 £419 -12.88%
South Wales - 2 - -
Wales - 2 - -
West Yorkshire - 2 £363 -
Yorkshire - 2 £363 -
London - 2 - - 1
Bracknell - 2 £338 -
Coventry - 1 £250 -

xDSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, 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 29 (78.38%) Telecoms
2 22 (59.46%) Cisco
3 21 (56.76%) WAN
4 19 (51.35%) Ethernet
4 19 (51.35%) Juniper
5 18 (48.65%) LAN
6 16 (43.24%) PSTN
7 14 (37.84%) ADSL
7 14 (37.84%) MPLS
8 13 (35.14%) Cisco Certification
9 12 (32.43%) Broadband
9 12 (32.43%) SDH
9 12 (32.43%) Security Cleared
10 11 (29.73%) GPON
10 11 (29.73%) CCNP
10 11 (29.73%) GSM
10 11 (29.73%) CCNA
10 11 (29.73%) DWDM
10 11 (29.73%) OSPF
10 11 (29.73%) BGP
11 10 (27.03%) Firewall
12 9 (24.32%) IPsec
12 9 (24.32%) VPN
13 8 (21.62%) VoIP
13 8 (21.62%) PPP
14 7 (18.92%) DSL
14 7 (18.92%) Product Management
14 7 (18.92%) Data Centre
15 6 (16.22%) Degree
15 6 (16.22%) SC Cleared

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:

Applications
1 2 (5.41%) MS Excel
1 2 (5.41%) MS Office
1 2 (5.41%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.11%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (56.76%) WAN
2 19 (51.35%) Ethernet
3 18 (48.65%) LAN
4 16 (43.24%) PSTN
5 14 (37.84%) ADSL
5 14 (37.84%) MPLS
6 12 (32.43%) Broadband
6 12 (32.43%) SDH
7 11 (29.73%) BGP
7 11 (29.73%) DWDM
7 11 (29.73%) GPON
7 11 (29.73%) GSM
7 11 (29.73%) OSPF
8 10 (27.03%) Firewall
9 9 (24.32%) IPsec
9 9 (24.32%) VPN
10 8 (21.62%) PPP
10 8 (21.62%) VoIP
11 7 (18.92%) DSL
12 6 (16.22%) EIGRP
Development Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Oracle Forms
General
1 29 (78.38%) Telecoms
2 3 (8.11%) Advertising
2 3 (8.11%) Marketing
3 2 (5.41%) Legal
4 1 (2.70%) French Language
4 1 (2.70%) German Language
4 1 (2.70%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 10 (27.03%) Network Engineer
2 5 (13.51%) Product Manager
3 4 (10.81%) Development Manager
3 4 (10.81%) NOC Engineer
3 4 (10.81%) Product Development Manager
4 3 (8.11%) Data Manager
5 2 (5.41%) Consultant
5 2 (5.41%) Network Consultant
5 2 (5.41%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Solutions Consultant
5 2 (5.41%) Telecoms Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) Architect
6 1 (2.70%) Broadband Product Manager
6 1 (2.70%) Operations Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) Provisioning Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (2.70%) Technical Operations Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) WAN Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.92%) Data Centre
2 3 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (2.70%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (2.70%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (2.70%) User Experience
3 1 (2.70%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.81%) Unix
2 3 (8.11%) Linux
3 2 (5.41%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (18.92%) Product Management
2 5 (13.51%) Load Balancing
2 5 (13.51%) Migration
2 5 (13.51%) Network Design
2 5 (13.51%) Network Management
2 5 (13.51%) Root Cause Analysis
3 4 (10.81%) Change Management
3 4 (10.81%) ITIL
3 4 (10.81%) Service Management
4 3 (8.11%) Network Planning
4 3 (8.11%) Validation
5 2 (5.41%) Line Management
5 2 (5.41%) Project Management
5 2 (5.41%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.70%) Capacity Management
6 1 (2.70%) DDoS Mitigation
6 1 (2.70%) Mentoring
6 1 (2.70%) OO
6 1 (2.70%) Presales
6 1 (2.70%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.11%) Python
1 3 (8.11%) Shell Script
2 2 (5.41%) C
2 2 (5.41%) Perl
2 2 (5.41%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (35.14%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (32.43%) Security Cleared
3 11 (29.73%) CCNA
3 11 (29.73%) CCNP
4 6 (16.22%) Degree
4 6 (16.22%) SC Cleared
5 3 (8.11%) CCIE
6 2 (5.41%) CCDP
6 2 (5.41%) JNCIA
6 2 (5.41%) SCSA
6 2 (5.41%) Sun Certification
7 1 (2.70%) BC Cleared
7 1 (2.70%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (2.70%) CCDA
7 1 (2.70%) CCIP
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (2.70%) OpenView
Vendors
1 22 (59.46%) Cisco
2 19 (51.35%) Juniper
3 5 (13.51%) Huawei
4 3 (8.11%) F5
4 3 (8.11%) HP
5 2 (5.41%) Extreme Networks
5 2 (5.41%) Microsoft
5 2 (5.41%) Oracle
5 2 (5.41%) Sun
5 2 (5.41%) Veritas
6 1 (2.70%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 1 (2.70%) Avaya
6 1 (2.70%) BT
6 1 (2.70%) CheckPoint
6 1 (2.70%) EMC
6 1 (2.70%) Mitel
6 1 (2.70%) Tandberg
6 1 (2.70%) VMware