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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
xDSL
Rank 603 632 620
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -12
Contract jobs citing xDSL 18 13 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.036% 0.024% 0.030%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.24% 0.16% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 11 11
Median daily rate £335 £475 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.47% +40.74%
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £475 £279
% change year-on-year
-29.47% +70.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £13.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 - -

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
7451 7948 8179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.03% 14.42% 14.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 4502 4666 4668
Median daily rate £400 £398 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +10.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £533 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 385 471 439
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.62 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.78% +0.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.31 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £23.13
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -2.70%

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 9 December 2016.

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 13 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 9 December 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 +12 17 £335 -29.47% 2
South East +25 10 £320 -32.63%
Berkshire +6 8 £300 -36.84%
Reading +9 7 £300 -36.84%
West Midlands - 3 £250 -
Hampshire +13 2 £396 -16.06%
Hook -6 2 £396 -16.06%
West Yorkshire - 2 £363 - 1
Coventry - 2 £250 -
London - 2 - -
Yorkshire - 2 £363 - 1
Solihull - 1 - -
Bracknell - 1 - -

xDSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 18 (66.67%) Ethernet
2 17 (62.96%) Telecoms
3 14 (51.85%) MPLS
4 13 (48.15%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (44.44%) WAN
5 12 (44.44%) Cisco
5 12 (44.44%) Broadband
6 11 (40.74%) CCNP
6 11 (40.74%) CCNA
6 11 (40.74%) OSPF
6 11 (40.74%) BGP
6 11 (40.74%) Firewall
7 10 (37.04%) IPsec
8 9 (33.33%) Juniper
8 9 (33.33%) LAN
8 9 (33.33%) VPN
8 9 (33.33%) VoIP
9 8 (29.63%) PPP
10 7 (25.93%) DSL
11 6 (22.22%) L2TP
11 6 (22.22%) PSTN
11 6 (22.22%) Degree
11 6 (22.22%) Data Centre
12 5 (18.52%) Security Cleared
12 5 (18.52%) Load Balancing
12 5 (18.52%) Product Management
12 5 (18.52%) Network Management
12 5 (18.52%) Root Cause Analysis
12 5 (18.52%) Huawei
12 5 (18.52%) Network Design

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 (7.41%) MS Excel
1 2 (7.41%) MS Office
1 2 (7.41%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (66.67%) Ethernet
2 14 (51.85%) MPLS
3 12 (44.44%) Broadband
3 12 (44.44%) WAN
4 11 (40.74%) BGP
4 11 (40.74%) Firewall
4 11 (40.74%) OSPF
5 10 (37.04%) IPsec
6 9 (33.33%) LAN
6 9 (33.33%) VoIP
6 9 (33.33%) VPN
7 8 (29.63%) PPP
8 7 (25.93%) DSL
9 6 (22.22%) L2TP
9 6 (22.22%) PSTN
10 5 (18.52%) DSLAM
10 5 (18.52%) EIGRP
11 4 (14.81%) Cisco Nexus
11 4 (14.81%) SNMP
11 4 (14.81%) Unified Communications
Development Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Oracle Forms
General
1 17 (62.96%) Telecoms
2 3 (11.11%) Marketing
3 2 (7.41%) Advertising
3 2 (7.41%) Legal
4 1 (3.70%) French Language
4 1 (3.70%) German Language
4 1 (3.70%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 11 (40.74%) Network Engineer
2 3 (11.11%) NOC Engineer
2 3 (11.11%) Product Manager
3 2 (7.41%) Architect
3 2 (7.41%) Consultant
3 2 (7.41%) Data Manager
3 2 (7.41%) Development Manager
3 2 (7.41%) Network Consultant
3 2 (7.41%) Product Development Manager
3 2 (7.41%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (7.41%) Solutions Consultant
4 1 (3.70%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Design Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Network Manager
4 1 (3.70%) Operations Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Telecoms Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 6 (22.22%) Data Centre
2 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.41%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (3.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (3.70%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (3.70%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.81%) Unix
2 3 (11.11%) Linux
3 2 (7.41%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (18.52%) Load Balancing
1 5 (18.52%) Migration
1 5 (18.52%) Network Design
1 5 (18.52%) Network Management
1 5 (18.52%) Product Management
1 5 (18.52%) Root Cause Analysis
2 4 (14.81%) Change Management
2 4 (14.81%) ITIL
2 4 (14.81%) Service Management
3 3 (11.11%) Capacity Management
3 3 (11.11%) Network Planning
4 2 (7.41%) Line Management
4 2 (7.41%) Presales
4 2 (7.41%) Project Management
4 2 (7.41%) Service Delivery
4 2 (7.41%) Technical Analysis
4 2 (7.41%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (7.41%) Validation
5 1 (3.70%) OO
5 1 (3.70%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.11%) Python
1 3 (11.11%) Shell Script
2 2 (7.41%) C
2 2 (7.41%) Perl
2 2 (7.41%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (48.15%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (40.74%) CCNA
2 11 (40.74%) CCNP
3 6 (22.22%) Degree
4 5 (18.52%) Security Cleared
5 4 (14.81%) SC Cleared
6 3 (11.11%) CCIE
7 2 (7.41%) CCDP
7 2 (7.41%) CCIP
7 2 (7.41%) JNCIA
7 2 (7.41%) SCSA
7 2 (7.41%) Sun Certification
8 1 (3.70%) BC Cleared
8 1 (3.70%) BPSS Clearance
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (3.70%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (3.70%) OpenView
Vendors
1 12 (44.44%) Cisco
2 9 (33.33%) Juniper
3 5 (18.52%) Huawei
4 4 (14.81%) Extreme Networks
5 3 (11.11%) F5
5 3 (11.11%) HP
6 2 (7.41%) CheckPoint
6 2 (7.41%) Microsoft
6 2 (7.41%) Oracle
6 2 (7.41%) Sun
6 2 (7.41%) Tandberg
6 2 (7.41%) Veritas
7 1 (3.70%) Avaya
7 1 (3.70%) EMC
7 1 (3.70%) Mitel
7 1 (3.70%) Nokia
7 1 (3.70%) Riverbed
7 1 (3.70%) Symantec
7 1 (3.70%) VMware