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 25 May 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
xDSL
Rank 632 629 619
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -10
Contract jobs citing xDSL 9 9 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.017% 0.017% 0.013%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.11% 0.11% 0.100%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 3
Median daily rate £413 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £450 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £450 £374
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £450 £350
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +28.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London median 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
8506 8009 7009
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.84% 14.78% 13.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 5156 4451 3814
Median daily rate £388 £350 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £326
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 385 467 401
Median hourly rate £28.50 £25.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.00% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £26.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +30.00%

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
Top 9 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 25 May 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 -15 9 £413 -8.33% 7
South East -8 8 £475 +5.55% 1
Berkshire -3 5 £475 - 1
Reading -10 4 £475 - 1
Milton Keynes - 3 - -
Buckinghamshire - 3 - -
Bracknell -3 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £350 -
East of England - 1 £350 -

xDSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 10 (66.67%) ATM
1 10 (66.67%) VPN
2 9 (60.00%) SDH
3 8 (53.33%) Ethernet
4 7 (46.67%) OSPF
5 6 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (40.00%) Cisco
5 6 (40.00%) WAN
5 6 (40.00%) MPLS
5 6 (40.00%) IPsec
6 5 (33.33%) Frame Relay
6 5 (33.33%) 2G
6 5 (33.33%) VLAN
6 5 (33.33%) RTCP
6 5 (33.33%) RTP
6 5 (33.33%) VRRP
6 5 (33.33%) DHCP
6 5 (33.33%) DNS
6 5 (33.33%) LAN
6 5 (33.33%) XML
6 5 (33.33%) 3G
6 5 (33.33%) SCTP
6 5 (33.33%) Radio Access Network
6 5 (33.33%) 4G
6 5 (33.33%) HSRP
7 4 (26.67%) CCIE
7 4 (26.67%) Juniper
7 4 (26.67%) VoIP
7 4 (26.67%) Broadband
7 4 (26.67%) Wi-Fi

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 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 10 (66.67%) ATM
1 10 (66.67%) VPN
2 9 (60.00%) SDH
3 8 (53.33%) Ethernet
4 7 (46.67%) OSPF
5 6 (40.00%) IPsec
5 6 (40.00%) MPLS
5 6 (40.00%) WAN
6 5 (33.33%) 2G
6 5 (33.33%) 3G
6 5 (33.33%) 4G
6 5 (33.33%) DHCP
6 5 (33.33%) DNS
6 5 (33.33%) LAN
6 5 (33.33%) Radio Access Network
6 5 (33.33%) RTCP
6 5 (33.33%) RTP
6 5 (33.33%) SCTP
6 5 (33.33%) VLAN
6 5 (33.33%) VRRP
General
1 4 (26.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Transmission Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Architect
2 3 (20.00%) Network Architect
2 3 (20.00%) Network Technical Architect
2 3 (20.00%) Technical Architect
3 2 (13.33%) Configuration Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Design Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) IP Design Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Network Design Architect
3 2 (13.33%) Network Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) RAN Design Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) RAN Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Technical Design Architect
3 2 (13.33%) Transmission Design Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Transmission Planning Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Designer
4 1 (6.67%) IP Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Network Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Product Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Design Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (33.33%) XML
2 1 (6.67%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) Network Design
1 3 (20.00%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (6.67%) Capacity Management
2 1 (6.67%) Data Privacy
2 1 (6.67%) ITIL
2 1 (6.67%) ITIL V3
2 1 (6.67%) Load Balancing
2 1 (6.67%) Migration
2 1 (6.67%) Product Management
2 1 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (6.67%) UML
Qualifications
1 6 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (26.67%) CCIE
3 2 (13.33%) CCNA
3 2 (13.33%) CCNP
4 1 (6.67%) BC Cleared
4 1 (6.67%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (6.67%) Degree
4 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
4 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (6.67%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) Cisco
2 4 (26.67%) Juniper
3 3 (20.00%) Avaya
3 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (20.00%) Nokia
4 2 (13.33%) Huawei
5 1 (6.67%) CheckPoint
5 1 (6.67%) Extreme Networks
5 1 (6.67%) Riverbed
5 1 (6.67%) Symantec