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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
xDSL
Rank 619 604 588
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -16
Contract jobs citing xDSL 11 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.019% 0.007% 0.009%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.13% 0.048% 0.069%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 3
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£431 - £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £431 - £275
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
8203 8326 7238
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.84% 14.73% 13.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 4700 4525 3912
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 527 458 421
Average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £39.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £23.50 £23.36
% change year-on-year
-8.40% +0.62%

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 7 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 2 September 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 +2 11 £431 - 4
South East -13 11 £431 - 2
Hampshire - 6 £431 -
Hook - 6 £431 -
Berkshire +1 5 £495 - 2
Reading -4 3 £495 - 2
Bracknell -6 2 - -

xDSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 18 (90.00%) Telecoms
2 14 (70.00%) MPLS
3 12 (60.00%) Ethernet
3 12 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (55.00%) VPN
5 10 (50.00%) CCNP
5 10 (50.00%) CCNA
6 9 (45.00%) UNIX
6 9 (45.00%) Broadband
7 8 (40.00%) ATM
7 8 (40.00%) DSLAM
7 8 (40.00%) Huawei
8 7 (35.00%) Unified Communications
8 7 (35.00%) Firewall
8 7 (35.00%) PPP
9 6 (30.00%) Cisco
9 6 (30.00%) Microsoft
9 6 (30.00%) Sun
9 6 (30.00%) HP
9 6 (30.00%) Sun Certification
9 6 (30.00%) VoIP
9 6 (30.00%) Solaris
9 6 (30.00%) Linux
9 6 (30.00%) Oracle Forms
9 6 (30.00%) SQL
9 6 (30.00%) Oracle
9 6 (30.00%) MS Office
9 6 (30.00%) MS Excel
9 6 (30.00%) SCSA
9 6 (30.00%) OSPF

xDSL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

Applications
1 6 (30.00%) MS Office
1 6 (30.00%) MS Excel
1 6 (30.00%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 14 (70.00%) MPLS
2 12 (60.00%) Ethernet
3 11 (55.00%) VPN
4 9 (45.00%) Broadband
5 8 (40.00%) ATM
5 8 (40.00%) DSLAM
6 7 (35.00%) Firewall
6 7 (35.00%) Unified Communications
6 7 (35.00%) PPP
7 6 (30.00%) VoIP
7 6 (30.00%) MGW
7 6 (30.00%) OSPF
7 6 (30.00%) BGP
8 5 (25.00%) EIGRP
8 5 (25.00%) WAN
8 5 (25.00%) ADSL
8 5 (25.00%) SDH
8 5 (25.00%) TCP/IP
9 4 (20.00%) RIP
9 4 (20.00%) Internet
Development Applications
1 6 (30.00%) Oracle Forms
General
1 18 (90.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) Architect
2 5 (25.00%) Network Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Support Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Network Support Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Network Support
3 2 (10.00%) IP Network Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Voice Architect
3 2 (10.00%) IP Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Network Support
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Network Support Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Support Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Technical Support Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Technical Support
4 1 (5.00%) Data Architect
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 9 (45.00%) UNIX
2 6 (30.00%) Solaris
2 6 (30.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (20.00%) Service Management
1 4 (20.00%) Migration
2 2 (10.00%) B2B
3 1 (5.00%) Load Balancing
3 1 (5.00%) Communications Security
3 1 (5.00%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (5.00%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (30.00%) SQL
2 1 (5.00%) Python
2 1 (5.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (5.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 12 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (50.00%) CCNP
2 10 (50.00%) CCNA
3 6 (30.00%) Degree
3 6 (30.00%) Sun Certification
3 6 (30.00%) SCSA
4 5 (25.00%) SC Cleared
4 5 (25.00%) Security Cleared
5 2 (10.00%) BC Cleared
6 1 (5.00%) JNCIA
6 1 (5.00%) CCIP
6 1 (5.00%) CCIE
6 1 (5.00%) CCSP
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 8 (40.00%) Huawei
2 6 (30.00%) Oracle
2 6 (30.00%) Cisco
2 6 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (30.00%) Sun
2 6 (30.00%) HP
2 6 (30.00%) Veritas
3 2 (10.00%) BT
3 2 (10.00%) Cramer
3 2 (10.00%) Nortel
3 2 (10.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 2 (10.00%) Ericsson
4 1 (5.00%) F5
4 1 (5.00%) Juniper
4 1 (5.00%) VMware