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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
Rank - 119 -
Contract jobs citing DSL 0 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands - 0.040% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 0.37% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £318 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.29% -9.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
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
462 270 439
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.27% 10.83% 17.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 247 144 226
Median daily rate £388 £320 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.09% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £240 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £487 £453
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 25 28
Median hourly rate £37.50 £16.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+127.27% -17.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.35 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £43.78 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £21.53 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+64.92% -4.33%

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
Top 14 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (100.00%) DHCP
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) VPN
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (100.00%) Driving Licence
1 1 (100.00%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server

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:

Applications
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) DHCP
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) VPN
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) IT Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) IT Support
1 1 (100.00%) IT Support Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Network Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Network Support
1 1 (100.00%) Network Support Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Server Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Server Support
1 1 (100.00%) Server Support Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Support Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server Support
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) BPSS Clearance
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft