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 19 February 2017 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
xDSL
UK
Rank 565 614 604
Rank change year-on-year
+49 -10
Contract jobs citing xDSL 21 8 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.047% 0.015% 0.033%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.31% 0.11% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 7
Median daily rate £329 £481 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.65% +42.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £466 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £496 £376
UK excluding London median daily rate £329 £481 £288
% change year-on-year
-31.65% +67.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £13.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 - -

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
6690 7524 7777
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.01% 14.51% 14.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 4150 4452 4293
Median daily rate £400 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £235 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.06% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 364 315 450
Median hourly rate £21.50 £27.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.81% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-30.00% +13.20%

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 19 February 2017.

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 11 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 19 February 2017. 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 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 +62 19 £329 -31.65% 2
Solihull - 11 - -
West Midlands - 11 - -
South East +19 8 £329 -31.65% 1
Berkshire +21 6 £310 - 1
Reading +15 3 £300 - 1
Bracknell - 3 £338 -
Hampshire +10 2 £471 -2.13%
Hook 0 2 £471 +1.89%
South Wales - 2 - -
Wales - 2 - -

xDSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, 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 29 (78.38%) Telecoms
2 23 (62.16%) Cisco
3 22 (59.46%) WAN
4 19 (51.35%) Ethernet
4 19 (51.35%) Juniper
5 18 (48.65%) LAN
6 15 (40.54%) ADSL
6 15 (40.54%) PSTN
7 14 (37.84%) Cisco Certification
7 14 (37.84%) MPLS
8 13 (35.14%) Security Cleared
9 12 (32.43%) OSPF
9 12 (32.43%) BGP
9 12 (32.43%) CCNP
9 12 (32.43%) CCNA
9 12 (32.43%) SDH
10 11 (29.73%) Broadband
10 11 (29.73%) GSM
10 11 (29.73%) DWDM
10 11 (29.73%) GPON
11 10 (27.03%) Firewall
11 10 (27.03%) VPN
12 9 (24.32%) IPsec
13 8 (21.62%) VoIP
13 8 (21.62%) PPP
13 8 (21.62%) DSL
14 7 (18.92%) EIGRP
14 7 (18.92%) SC Cleared
14 7 (18.92%) Data Centre
15 6 (16.22%) Degree

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 (5.41%) MS Excel
1 2 (5.41%) MS Office
1 2 (5.41%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.11%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (59.46%) WAN
2 19 (51.35%) Ethernet
3 18 (48.65%) LAN
4 15 (40.54%) ADSL
4 15 (40.54%) PSTN
5 14 (37.84%) MPLS
6 12 (32.43%) BGP
6 12 (32.43%) OSPF
6 12 (32.43%) SDH
7 11 (29.73%) Broadband
7 11 (29.73%) DWDM
7 11 (29.73%) GPON
7 11 (29.73%) GSM
8 10 (27.03%) Firewall
8 10 (27.03%) VPN
9 9 (24.32%) IPsec
10 8 (21.62%) DSL
10 8 (21.62%) PPP
10 8 (21.62%) VoIP
11 7 (18.92%) EIGRP
Development Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Oracle Forms
General
1 29 (78.38%) Telecoms
2 3 (8.11%) Advertising
3 2 (5.41%) Legal
3 2 (5.41%) Marketing
4 1 (2.70%) French Language
4 1 (2.70%) German Language
4 1 (2.70%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 11 (29.73%) Network Engineer
2 4 (10.81%) Development Manager
2 4 (10.81%) NOC Engineer
2 4 (10.81%) Product Development Manager
2 4 (10.81%) Product Manager
3 3 (8.11%) Data Manager
4 2 (5.41%) Consultant
4 2 (5.41%) Network Consultant
4 2 (5.41%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 2 (5.41%) Solutions Consultant
4 2 (5.41%) Telecoms Engineer
5 1 (2.70%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 1 (2.70%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
5 1 (2.70%) Design Engineer
5 1 (2.70%) Network Operations Engineer
5 1 (2.70%) Operations Engineer
5 1 (2.70%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (2.70%) Technical Operations Engineer
5 1 (2.70%) Test Automation Engineer
5 1 (2.70%) WAN Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.92%) Data Centre
2 3 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (2.70%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (2.70%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (2.70%) User Experience
3 1 (2.70%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.81%) Unix
2 3 (8.11%) Linux
3 2 (5.41%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (16.22%) Migration
1 6 (16.22%) Product Management
2 5 (13.51%) Load Balancing
2 5 (13.51%) Network Management
2 5 (13.51%) Root Cause Analysis
3 4 (10.81%) Change Management
3 4 (10.81%) ITIL
3 4 (10.81%) Network Design
4 3 (8.11%) B2B
4 3 (8.11%) Network Planning
4 3 (8.11%) Service Management
4 3 (8.11%) Validation
5 2 (5.41%) Line Management
5 2 (5.41%) Project Management
5 2 (5.41%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.70%) DDoS Mitigation
6 1 (2.70%) Mentoring
6 1 (2.70%) Presales
6 1 (2.70%) Stress Testing
6 1 (2.70%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.11%) Python
1 3 (8.11%) Shell Script
2 2 (5.41%) C
2 2 (5.41%) Perl
2 2 (5.41%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (37.84%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (35.14%) Security Cleared
3 12 (32.43%) CCNA
3 12 (32.43%) CCNP
4 7 (18.92%) SC Cleared
5 6 (16.22%) Degree
6 3 (8.11%) CCIE
7 2 (5.41%) BC Cleared
7 2 (5.41%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (5.41%) CCDP
7 2 (5.41%) JNCIA
7 2 (5.41%) SCSA
7 2 (5.41%) Sun Certification
8 1 (2.70%) CCDA
8 1 (2.70%) CCIP
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (2.70%) OpenView
Vendors
1 23 (62.16%) Cisco
2 19 (51.35%) Juniper
3 5 (13.51%) Huawei
4 3 (8.11%) F5
4 3 (8.11%) HP
5 2 (5.41%) Extreme Networks
5 2 (5.41%) Microsoft
5 2 (5.41%) Oracle
5 2 (5.41%) Sun
5 2 (5.41%) Veritas
6 1 (2.70%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 1 (2.70%) Avaya
6 1 (2.70%) BT
6 1 (2.70%) CheckPoint
6 1 (2.70%) EMC
6 1 (2.70%) Mitel
6 1 (2.70%) Tandberg
6 1 (2.70%) VMware