The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for DSL skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited DSL over the 3 months to 27 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
London / City of London
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - - 191
Contract jobs citing DSL 0 0 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London - - 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 6
Median daily rate - - £331
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £335 £290
% change year-on-year +30.59% +15.51%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 - £164.00

DSL is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 343 418 736
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 10.73% 12.04% 13.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 242 318 542
Median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £289 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £341
% change year-on-year +6.89% +6.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 11 12
Median hourly rate £24.86 £19.00 £18.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.84% +4.97%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.06 £17.65 £13.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £29.65 £19.72
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £31.25 £30.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% +4.16%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing DSL as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for DSL in the City of London

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing DSL in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for DSL in the City of London

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing DSL in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for DSL in the City of London