Period
to 19 January 2018

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 6 months to 19 January 2018 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)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 248 231 236
Rank change year-on-year -17 +5 +46
Contract jobs citing DSL 4 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.056% 0.016% 0.070%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.54% 0.12% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 5
City of London median daily rate £500 £500 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +42.65% +15.20%
10th Percentile £475 £475 £206
90th Percentile £525 £525 £665
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £351
% change year-on-year - +42.65% +15.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

DSL is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following 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 or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 741 837 791
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 10.45% 13.44% 11.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 580 644 588
City of London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.18%
10th Percentile £225 £300 £236
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
Central London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 14 21
City of London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.46 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.21% -5.07% +9.63%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.95 £14.25
90th Percentile £22.63 £55.00 £30.00
Central London median hourly rate £15.75 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year -17.11% -2.56% +2.09%

DSL
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing DSL as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for DSL in the City of London

DSL
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

DSL
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

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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 City of London region with a requirement for DSL.

1 2 (50.00%) Python
1 2 (50.00%) Broadband
1 2 (50.00%) LAN
1 2 (50.00%) VoIP
1 2 (50.00%) WAN
1 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (50.00%) Telecoms
1 2 (50.00%) Spring
1 2 (50.00%) JSON
1 2 (50.00%) JIRA
1 2 (50.00%) Wireshark
1 2 (50.00%) Atlassian
1 2 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (50.00%) Java
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
1 2 (50.00%) CouchDB
1 2 (50.00%) Confluence
1 2 (50.00%) NoSQL
1 2 (50.00%) REST
1 2 (50.00%) BroadSoft
1 2 (50.00%) Gradle
1 2 (50.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (50.00%) Docker
1 2 (50.00%) Flask
1 2 (50.00%) Microservices
1 2 (50.00%) Spring Boot
2 1 (25.00%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (25.00%) Release Automation
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 1 (25.00%) BDD

DSL
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 2 (50.00%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) Broadband
1 2 (50.00%) LAN
1 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (50.00%) VoIP
1 2 (50.00%) WAN
1 2 (50.00%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) CouchDB
1 2 (50.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (50.00%) Gradle
1 2 (50.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (50.00%) JIRA
2 1 (25.00%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 2 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (25.00%) Banking
2 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Developer
1 2 (50.00%) Java Developer
1 2 (50.00%) VoIP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) Flask
1 2 (50.00%) JSON
1 2 (50.00%) REST
1 2 (50.00%) Spring
1 2 (50.00%) Spring Boot
2 1 (25.00%) Hibernate
2 1 (25.00%) RESTful
2 1 (25.00%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Microservices
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) BDD
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 1 (25.00%) Release Automation
2 1 (25.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) Java
1 2 (50.00%) Python
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Docker
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Atlassian
1 2 (50.00%) BroadSoft