Period
to 14 July 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 14 July 2020 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)
England > East of England
6 months to
14 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 115 180 197
Rank change year-on-year +65 +17 -
Contract jobs citing DSL 3 2 6
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 0.16% 0.047% 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.00% 0.28% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 1
Median daily rate £400 £401 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.31% -27.05% -
10th Percentile £313 £392 £525
90th Percentile £430 £416 £575
England median daily rate £500 £525 £425
% change year-on-year -4.76% +23.53% -2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £17.50
England median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year +8.57% +12.90% +14.81%

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 East of England with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 301 720 763
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 15.70% 16.87% 16.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 417 337
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £199 £266 £159
90th Percentile £539 £550 £550
England median daily rate £438 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +1.74% +1.18% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 42 84
Median hourly rate £15.50 £16.73 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.34% -1.60% -14.57%
10th Percentile £13.49 £13.15 £12.25
90th Percentile £23.15 £50.00 £46.50
Median hourly rate £28.00 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +33.33% +5.00% +5.26%

DSL
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing DSL as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for DSL in the East of England

DSL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing DSL in the East of England.

Daily rate trend for DSL in the East of England

DSL
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing DSL in the East of England over the 6 months to 14 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for DSL in the East of England

DSL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing DSL in the East of England.

Hourly rate trend for DSL in the East of England

DSL
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DSL within the East of England region over the 6 months to 14 July 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Essex +34 2 £413 -
Suffolk +14 1 £291 -25.38%
DSL
England

For the 6 months to 14 July 2020, IT contractor jobs citing DSL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the East of England region with a requirement for DSL.

1 2 (66.67%) Python
1 2 (66.67%) C
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) JIRA
1 2 (66.67%) Splunk
1 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (33.33%) Open Source
2 1 (33.33%) Bash Shell
2 1 (33.33%) Confluence
2 1 (33.33%) ADSL2+
2 1 (33.33%) VDSL2
2 1 (33.33%) Network Management
2 1 (33.33%) Tableau
2 1 (33.33%) Redmine
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) GitHub
2 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) GitLab
2 1 (33.33%) 802.1X
2 1 (33.33%) Defect Management
2 1 (33.33%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (33.33%) Amazon QuickSight
2 1 (33.33%) Scenario Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Collaborative Working
2 1 (33.33%) HP ALM
2 1 (33.33%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
2 1 (33.33%) Requirements Gathering

DSL
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 (33.33%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) 802.11
1 1 (33.33%) ADSL2+
1 1 (33.33%) Broadband
1 1 (33.33%) DOCSIS
1 1 (33.33%) Ethernet
1 1 (33.33%) Firewall
1 1 (33.33%) HTTP
1 1 (33.33%) HTTPS
1 1 (33.33%) Internet
1 1 (33.33%) IPv4
1 1 (33.33%) IPv6
1 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
1 1 (33.33%) Telnet
1 1 (33.33%) VDSL2
1 1 (33.33%) VoIP
1 1 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (33.33%) Wireless
1 1 (33.33%) Wireshark
1 1 (33.33%) WLAN
1 1 (33.33%) WPA2
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Amazon QuickSight
1 1 (33.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) JIRA
2 1 (33.33%) GitLab
2 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (33.33%) Redmine
2 1 (33.33%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Automation Tester
1 1 (33.33%) C Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Data Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Linux Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Python Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (33.33%) IPTV
1 1 (33.33%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Collaborative Working
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (33.33%) Defect Management
2 1 (33.33%) Network Management
2 1 (33.33%) Open Source
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Requirements Gathering
2 1 (33.33%) Scenario Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) Test Management
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C
1 2 (66.67%) Python
2 1 (33.33%) Bash Shell
2 1 (33.33%) PHP
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) Tcl
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) HP ALM
1 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Splunk
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (33.33%) Tableau