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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
xDSL
Rank 615 601 575
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -26
Contract jobs citing xDSL 9 15 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.017% 0.029% 0.022%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.12% 0.20% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 5
Average daily rate £462 £338 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.88% -10.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £462 £288 £375
% change year-on-year
+60.69% -23.33%
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
7528 7679 6648
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.62% 14.87% 13.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 4431 4286 3495
Average daily rate £380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £215 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 335 442 393
Average hourly rate £28.38 £24.75 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.64% +26.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £12.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 9 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
South East -2 9 £462 +54.00% 1
England -36 9 £462 +36.88% 4
Berkshire +7 6 - - 1
Slough - 5 - -
Hampshire - 3 £462 -
Hook - 2 £462 -
Reading -8 1 - - 1

xDSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 13 (68.42%) MPLS
2 12 (63.16%) MGW
2 12 (63.16%) Intelligent Network
3 11 (57.89%) Softswitch
4 10 (52.63%) Unified Communications
5 8 (42.11%) Telecoms
6 6 (31.58%) IPsec
6 6 (31.58%) OSPF
6 6 (31.58%) VPN
7 5 (26.32%) DNS
7 5 (26.32%) SDH
7 5 (26.32%) DHCP
7 5 (26.32%) Ethernet
7 5 (26.32%) XML
7 5 (26.32%) ATM
7 5 (26.32%) 3G
7 5 (26.32%) SCTP
7 5 (26.32%) VLAN
7 5 (26.32%) 2G
7 5 (26.32%) RTCP
7 5 (26.32%) RTP
7 5 (26.32%) VRRP
7 5 (26.32%) 4G
7 5 (26.32%) Radio Access Network
7 5 (26.32%) HSRP
8 4 (21.05%) PBX
9 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
9 3 (15.79%) MS Excel
9 3 (15.79%) ICMP
9 3 (15.79%) Network Monitoring

xDSL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 3 (15.79%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 13 (68.42%) MPLS
2 12 (63.16%) Intelligent Network
2 12 (63.16%) MGW
3 11 (57.89%) Softswitch
4 10 (52.63%) Unified Communications
5 6 (31.58%) IPsec
5 6 (31.58%) OSPF
5 6 (31.58%) VPN
6 5 (26.32%) 2G
6 5 (26.32%) 3G
6 5 (26.32%) 4G
6 5 (26.32%) ATM
6 5 (26.32%) DHCP
6 5 (26.32%) DNS
6 5 (26.32%) Ethernet
6 5 (26.32%) RTCP
6 5 (26.32%) RTP
6 5 (26.32%) SDH
6 5 (26.32%) VLAN
6 5 (26.32%) VRRP
General
1 8 (42.11%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.26%) French Language
2 1 (5.26%) German Language
2 1 (5.26%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 11 (57.89%) Architect
2 4 (21.05%) Enterprise Architect
2 4 (21.05%) Solutions Architect
2 4 (21.05%) Transmission Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) Voice Architect
3 2 (10.53%) Configuration Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Design Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) IP Design Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Network Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) RAN Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Transmission Design Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Transmission Planning Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Designer
4 1 (5.26%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Security Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (26.32%) XML
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.79%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (5.26%) B2B
2 1 (5.26%) Load Balancing
2 1 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (5.26%) UML
2 1 (5.26%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) Perl
1 1 (5.26%) Python
1 1 (5.26%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) CCIE
1 1 (5.26%) CCIP
1 1 (5.26%) CCNP
1 1 (5.26%) CCSP
1 1 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (5.26%) Degree
1 1 (5.26%) JNCIA
1 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.53%) Nokia
3 1 (5.26%) Cisco
3 1 (5.26%) F5
3 1 (5.26%) Huawei
3 1 (5.26%) Juniper