The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
xDSL
Rank 575 536 578
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +42
Contract jobs citing xDSL 12 8 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.021% 0.017% 0.016%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.17% 0.11% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 8
Average daily rate £350 - £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 - £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 - £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 - -
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7257 7224 9297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.89% 15.14% 15.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3828 3580 4351
Average daily rate £360 £345 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% -6.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £190 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 413 572 627
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.63 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%

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
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 18 April 2014.

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 16 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -84 10 £363 - 4
South East -7 9 £363 - 1
Berkshire -5 6 £350 -
Glasgow - 1 £350 -
Scotland - 1 £350 -
Manchester - 1 - -
North West - 1 - - 2
Bristol - - - -
Reading - - - -
South West - - - -
Guildford - - - -
High Wycombe - - - - 1
London - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - - 1
Surrey - - - -
City of London - - - -

xDSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 15 (75.00%) MPLS
2 13 (65.00%) Telecoms
3 12 (60.00%) VPN
4 11 (55.00%) Cisco
4 11 (55.00%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (55.00%) BGP
5 10 (50.00%) DSL
5 10 (50.00%) EIGRP
5 10 (50.00%) CCNP
5 10 (50.00%) LAN
5 10 (50.00%) WAN
5 10 (50.00%) Ethernet
6 9 (45.00%) SDH
6 9 (45.00%) ATM
6 9 (45.00%) OSPF
6 9 (45.00%) Migration
7 8 (40.00%) Frame Relay
7 8 (40.00%) ADSL
7 8 (40.00%) RIP
8 7 (35.00%) CCNA
8 7 (35.00%) TCP/IP
8 7 (35.00%) Internet
8 7 (35.00%) Security Cleared
8 7 (35.00%) SC Cleared
9 6 (30.00%) BC Cleared
10 5 (25.00%) Remedy
11 4 (20.00%) Juniper
12 3 (15.00%) Software Testing
12 3 (15.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
12 3 (15.00%) CCIP

xDSL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 15 (75.00%) MPLS
2 12 (60.00%) VPN
3 11 (55.00%) BGP
4 10 (50.00%) DSL
4 10 (50.00%) EIGRP
4 10 (50.00%) LAN
4 10 (50.00%) WAN
4 10 (50.00%) Ethernet
5 9 (45.00%) SDH
5 9 (45.00%) ATM
5 9 (45.00%) OSPF
6 8 (40.00%) Frame Relay
6 8 (40.00%) ADSL
6 8 (40.00%) RIP
7 7 (35.00%) TCP/IP
7 7 (35.00%) Internet
8 2 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (10.00%) X.25
8 2 (10.00%) DWDM
8 2 (10.00%) IPv6
General
1 13 (65.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (15.00%) Retail
2 3 (15.00%) Billing
3 1 (5.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Architect
1 7 (35.00%) Network Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) IP Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) IP Network Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Test Manager
3 3 (15.00%) Business Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Network Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Technical Design Authority
5 1 (5.00%) Cisco Security Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Cisco Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (5.00%) Security Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Support Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Cisco Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Statistics
1 1 (5.00%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.00%) Linux
2 1 (5.00%) Embedded Linux
2 1 (5.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (45.00%) Migration
2 3 (15.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (10.00%) Network Management
4 1 (5.00%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (5.00%) High Availability
4 1 (5.00%) Network Architecture
4 1 (5.00%) Release Management
4 1 (5.00%) System Testing
4 1 (5.00%) Communications Security
4 1 (5.00%) Supplier Management
4 1 (5.00%) Product Management
4 1 (5.00%) Project Management
4 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (5.00%) Validation
4 1 (5.00%) Network Design
4 1 (5.00%) Data Analysis
4 1 (5.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (55.00%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (50.00%) CCNP
3 7 (35.00%) CCNA
3 7 (35.00%) Security Cleared
3 7 (35.00%) SC Cleared
4 6 (30.00%) BC Cleared
5 3 (15.00%) CCIP
5 3 (15.00%) CCIE
6 1 (5.00%) JNCIP
6 1 (5.00%) JNCIE
6 1 (5.00%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) WhatsUp Gold
1 1 (5.00%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 11 (55.00%) Cisco
2 5 (25.00%) Remedy
3 4 (20.00%) Juniper
4 3 (15.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 2 (10.00%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (5.00%) SolarWinds
6 1 (5.00%) BMC
6 1 (5.00%) CheckPoint
6 1 (5.00%) BT
6 1 (5.00%) Cramer
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