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 28 August 2014 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
xDSL
Rank 608 569 593
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +24
Contract jobs citing xDSL 4 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.007% 0.009% 0.002%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.049% 0.070% 0.011%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 1
Average daily rate
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- £275 £213
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +29.41%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £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
8098 7110 8908
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.55% 13.50% 15.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 4382 3840 4029
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 434 414 695
Average hourly rate £21.75 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.35 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £38.15 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% -7.16%

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 20 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 28 August 2014. 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
South East -6 4 - -
England -17 4 - - 3
Berkshire +10 3 - -
Reading +13 1 - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
South West - - - - 2
West Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
City of London - - - -
Bristol - - - - 2
Hertford - - - -
London - - - -
Luton - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Nuneaton - - - -

xDSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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 7 (77.78%) Cisco
1 7 (77.78%) MPLS
2 6 (66.67%) BGP
2 6 (66.67%) VPN
2 6 (66.67%) CCNP
2 6 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (55.56%) WAN
3 5 (55.56%) Ethernet
3 5 (55.56%) DSL
3 5 (55.56%) OSPF
4 3 (33.33%) EIGRP
4 3 (33.33%) Project Management
4 3 (33.33%) Telecoms
4 3 (33.33%) LAN
4 3 (33.33%) VoIP
4 3 (33.33%) ITIL
4 3 (33.33%) Juniper
4 3 (33.33%) CCNA
4 3 (33.33%) SNMP
4 3 (33.33%) CCIE
4 3 (33.33%) IPsec
5 2 (22.22%) Frame Relay
5 2 (22.22%) Load Balancing
5 2 (22.22%) Network Management
5 2 (22.22%) ATM
5 2 (22.22%) SLA
5 2 (22.22%) CCDP
5 2 (22.22%) Internet
5 2 (22.22%) UNIX
5 2 (22.22%) Linux

xDSL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 7 (77.78%) MPLS
2 6 (66.67%) BGP
2 6 (66.67%) VPN
3 5 (55.56%) Ethernet
3 5 (55.56%) WAN
3 5 (55.56%) DSL
3 5 (55.56%) OSPF
4 3 (33.33%) EIGRP
4 3 (33.33%) IPsec
4 3 (33.33%) VoIP
4 3 (33.33%) LAN
4 3 (33.33%) SNMP
5 2 (22.22%) PPP
5 2 (22.22%) RIP
5 2 (22.22%) Internet
5 2 (22.22%) SDH
5 2 (22.22%) ATM
5 2 (22.22%) L2TP
5 2 (22.22%) Firewall
5 2 (22.22%) Frame Relay
General
1 3 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (11.11%) Retail
2 1 (11.11%) Billing
2 1 (11.11%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 2 (22.22%) Architect
1 2 (22.22%) IP Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Network Technical Architect
2 1 (11.11%) Network Design Architect
2 1 (11.11%) Project Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Test Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Technical Architect
2 1 (11.11%) Network Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (11.11%) Network Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Technical Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Network Architect
2 1 (11.11%) NOC Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) IP Network Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Network Project Manager
2 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Technical Design Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) UNIX
1 2 (22.22%) Linux
2 1 (11.11%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) ITIL
1 3 (33.33%) Project Management
2 2 (22.22%) Change Management
2 2 (22.22%) Migration
2 2 (22.22%) Network Management
2 2 (22.22%) Load Balancing
3 1 (11.11%) Stress Testing
3 1 (11.11%) System Testing
3 1 (11.11%) High Availability
3 1 (11.11%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (11.11%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (11.11%) Deep Packet Inspection
3 1 (11.11%) Network Design
3 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
3 1 (11.11%) Supplier Management
3 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
3 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) C
1 1 (11.11%) Perl
1 1 (11.11%) Python
1 1 (11.11%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (66.67%) CCNP
1 6 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (33.33%) CCNA
2 3 (33.33%) CCIE
3 2 (22.22%) CCDP
4 1 (11.11%) CCIP
4 1 (11.11%) JNCIP
4 1 (11.11%) JNCIE
4 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
4 1 (11.11%) BC Cleared
4 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) SLA
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) Cisco
2 3 (33.33%) Juniper
3 1 (11.11%) Genesys
3 1 (11.11%) Remedy
3 1 (11.11%) Mitel
3 1 (11.11%) Tandberg
3 1 (11.11%) F5