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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
xDSL
Rank 602 584 543
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -41
Contract jobs citing xDSL 10 10 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.018% 0.019% 0.019%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.12% 0.14% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 0
Average daily rate
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£450 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £350 -
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 -

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
8264 7121 7118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.80% 13.24% 15.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 4500 3797 3537
Average daily rate £350 £352 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.63% +0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 460 383 556
Average hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.20 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £41.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £20.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+43.45% -6.97%

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 11 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 6 May 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -16 10 £450 +28.57% 1
South East -9 8 £450 +28.57% 1
Berkshire -2 7 - -
Reading - 4 - -
Bracknell +3 3 - -
Hook -8 1 £450 - 1
Hampshire -10 1 £450 +5.88% 1
North West -17 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - -
Lancashire - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 - -

xDSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 22 (88.00%) Cisco Certification
1 22 (88.00%) Telecoms
2 21 (84.00%) MPLS
3 20 (80.00%) Ethernet
3 20 (80.00%) VPN
4 19 (76.00%) CCNP
5 18 (72.00%) Cisco
5 18 (72.00%) CCNA
5 18 (72.00%) BGP
6 17 (68.00%) WAN
7 15 (60.00%) LAN
7 15 (60.00%) OSPF
8 14 (56.00%) DSL
8 14 (56.00%) TCP/IP
9 13 (52.00%) Internet
10 12 (48.00%) EIGRP
10 12 (48.00%) ATM
10 12 (48.00%) Security Cleared
10 12 (48.00%) SC Cleared
11 11 (44.00%) Migration
11 11 (44.00%) ADSL
12 10 (40.00%) RIP
13 9 (36.00%) SDH
13 9 (36.00%) VoIP
13 9 (36.00%) BC Cleared
14 7 (28.00%) Firewall
14 7 (28.00%) Frame Relay
14 7 (28.00%) DSLAM
15 6 (24.00%) Broadband
15 6 (24.00%) UNIX

xDSL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 4 (16.00%) MS Office
1 4 (16.00%) MS Excel
1 4 (16.00%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (84.00%) MPLS
2 20 (80.00%) Ethernet
2 20 (80.00%) VPN
3 18 (72.00%) BGP
4 17 (68.00%) WAN
5 15 (60.00%) LAN
5 15 (60.00%) OSPF
6 14 (56.00%) DSL
6 14 (56.00%) TCP/IP
7 13 (52.00%) Internet
8 12 (48.00%) ATM
8 12 (48.00%) EIGRP
9 11 (44.00%) ADSL
10 10 (40.00%) RIP
11 9 (36.00%) SDH
11 9 (36.00%) VoIP
12 7 (28.00%) Firewall
12 7 (28.00%) Frame Relay
12 7 (28.00%) DSLAM
13 6 (24.00%) Broadband
Development Applications
1 4 (16.00%) Oracle Forms
General
1 22 (88.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (8.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (48.00%) Network Engineer
2 7 (28.00%) IP Network Engineer
2 7 (28.00%) IP Engineer
2 7 (28.00%) Architect
3 3 (12.00%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (8.00%) Technical Architect
5 1 (4.00%) Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
5 1 (4.00%) Network Technical Architect
5 1 (4.00%) Network Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (4.00%) Network Design Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Network Team Leader
5 1 (4.00%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Technical Support
5 1 (4.00%) Support Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Network Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Design Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Technical Support Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Technical Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (12.00%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (4.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (24.00%) UNIX
2 4 (16.00%) Solaris
2 4 (16.00%) Linux
3 2 (8.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (44.00%) Migration
2 5 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
3 3 (12.00%) Network Design
3 3 (12.00%) Project Management
3 3 (12.00%) Service Management
3 3 (12.00%) Service Delivery
4 2 (8.00%) ITIL
4 2 (8.00%) B2B
4 2 (8.00%) Incident Management
4 2 (8.00%) TOGAF
4 2 (8.00%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (8.00%) Performance Analysis
5 1 (4.00%) Mentoring
5 1 (4.00%) People Management
5 1 (4.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (4.00%) Service Desk Management
5 1 (4.00%) Load Balancing
5 1 (4.00%) Problem Management
5 1 (4.00%) Performance Management
5 1 (4.00%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (88.00%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (76.00%) CCNP
3 18 (72.00%) CCNA
4 12 (48.00%) SC Cleared
4 12 (48.00%) Security Cleared
5 9 (36.00%) BC Cleared
6 6 (24.00%) CCIP
7 5 (20.00%) CCIE
8 4 (16.00%) SCSA
8 4 (16.00%) Degree
8 4 (16.00%) Sun Certification
9 3 (12.00%) CCDP
10 1 (4.00%) PMP
10 1 (4.00%) PMI Certification
10 1 (4.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 2 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (8.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) SCCM
1 2 (8.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 18 (72.00%) Cisco
2 6 (24.00%) HP
2 6 (24.00%) Huawei
3 4 (16.00%) Oracle
3 4 (16.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (16.00%) Sun
3 4 (16.00%) Juniper
3 4 (16.00%) Veritas
4 3 (12.00%) Tandberg
5 2 (8.00%) Riverbed
5 2 (8.00%) SolarWinds
5 2 (8.00%) BT
5 2 (8.00%) Cramer
5 2 (8.00%) VMware
5 2 (8.00%) Nortel
6 1 (4.00%) Citrix
6 1 (4.00%) Remedy
6 1 (4.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 1 (4.00%) Ericsson
Hook, Hampshire
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago