The table below looks at the statistics for DSL skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DSL over the 3 months to 27 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
Rank 133 121 -
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -
Contract jobs citing DSL 1 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.035% 0.079% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.25% 0.49% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £120 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £309 £368
% change year-on-year
+8.50% -15.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £164.00 -
DSL
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
401 406 299
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 13.92% 16.07% 12.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 231 120
Median daily rate £363 £340 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.61% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £225 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £369 £340 £333
% change year-on-year
+8.38% +2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 34 31
Median hourly rate £21.50 £15.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.33% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £9.54 £10.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £30.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +44.44%

DSL
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing DSL as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

DSL Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

DSL
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing DSL across the West Midlands region.

DSL Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

DSL
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing DSL across the West Midlands region.

DSL Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

DSL
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DSL within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 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
Coventry - 1 £120 -
DSL
England

DSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing DSL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for DSL.

1 1 (50.00%) HTML
1 1 (50.00%) CSS
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (50.00%) DHCP
1 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (50.00%) VPN
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) TDD
1 1 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (50.00%) JIRA
1 1 (50.00%) QA
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Compatibility Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Test Management
1 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (50.00%) Groovy
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (50.00%) Scala
1 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (50.00%) WebDriver
1 1 (50.00%) Confluence

DSL
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (50.00%) Confluence
1 1 (50.00%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) DHCP
1 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (50.00%) VPN
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (50.00%) Gatling
1 1 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (50.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (50.00%) JIRA
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium
1 1 (50.00%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Automation Tester
1 1 (50.00%) IT Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) IT Support
1 1 (50.00%) IT Support Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Network Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Network Support
1 1 (50.00%) Network Support Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) QA Automation Tester
1 1 (50.00%) QA Tester
1 1 (50.00%) Server Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Server Support
1 1 (50.00%) Server Support Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Support Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Tester
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server Support
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) CSS
1 1 (50.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) BDD
1 1 (50.00%) Coaching
1 1 (50.00%) Compatibility Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (50.00%) Defect Management
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
1 1 (50.00%) Mentoring
1 1 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Testing
1 1 (50.00%) QA Automation
1 1 (50.00%) TDD
1 1 (50.00%) Test Management
1 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (50.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Groovy
1 1 (50.00%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft