The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for ADSL skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited ADSL over the 3 months to 25 June 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.

Assymetrical Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL)
UK / England
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 557 604 562
Rank change year-on-year +47 -42  
Contract jobs citing ADSL 23 23 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.054% 0.047% 0.092%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.40% 0.30% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 15 21
Median daily rate £250 £188 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -41.40%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £132 £118 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £380 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £225 £188 £375
% change year-on-year +20.00% -50.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 7
Median hourly rate £13.50 £13.94 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.13% -65.15%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £13.94 £35.00
% change year-on-year -3.13% -60.17%  

ADSL 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 England with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 5815 7734 7530
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 13.68% 15.88% 14.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 3458 4791 4313
Median daily rate £400 £400 £361
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.80%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £240 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 350 352 440
Median hourly rate £24.86 £28.00 £22.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.21% +22.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -11.11% +26.00%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for ADSL in England

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing ADSL in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for ADSL in England

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ADSL in England over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ADSL in England

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing ADSL in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for ADSL in England

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing ADSL in England over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for ADSL in England

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Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ADSL within the England region over the 3 months to 25 June 2017. 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 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
South East +40 10 £145 -22.66% 4
London +8 8 £535 +125.26% 1
East of England -5 3 £228 - 1
North West +28 2 £363 - 1
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UK

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing ADSL 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 England region with a requirement for ADSL.

1 29 (65.91%) LAN
1 29 (65.91%) WAN
2 25 (56.82%) MPLS
3 24 (54.55%) Cisco
4 21 (47.73%) Firewall
5 19 (43.18%) Windows
6 18 (40.91%) Cisco Certification
7 17 (38.64%) TCP/IP
8 16 (36.36%) CCNA
9 13 (29.55%) Telecoms
10 12 (27.27%) OSPF
10 12 (27.27%) CCNP
10 12 (27.27%) DNS
10 12 (27.27%) Ethernet
10 12 (27.27%) Windows Server
11 11 (25.00%) VPN
12 10 (22.73%) Active Directory
12 10 (22.73%) EIGRP
12 10 (22.73%) Windows Server 2012
12 10 (22.73%) Security Cleared
13 9 (20.45%) Cisco ASA
13 9 (20.45%) Windows Server 2008
13 9 (20.45%) Migration
13 9 (20.45%) Internet
13 9 (20.45%) ISDN
13 9 (20.45%) ITIL
14 8 (18.18%) Microsoft Office
14 8 (18.18%) RIP
14 8 (18.18%) Juniper
14 8 (18.18%) VMware

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Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 5 (11.36%) MS Exchange
2 4 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (4.55%) GroupWise
Applications
1 8 (18.18%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (9.09%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 29 (65.91%) LAN
1 29 (65.91%) WAN
2 25 (56.82%) MPLS
3 21 (47.73%) Firewall
4 17 (38.64%) TCP/IP
5 12 (27.27%) DNS
5 12 (27.27%) Ethernet
5 12 (27.27%) OSPF
6 11 (25.00%) VPN
7 10 (22.73%) EIGRP
8 9 (20.45%) Cisco ASA
8 9 (20.45%) Internet
8 9 (20.45%) ISDN
9 8 (18.18%) BGP
9 8 (18.18%) RIP
10 7 (15.91%) VLAN
10 7 (15.91%) xDSL
11 6 (13.64%) DSL
11 6 (13.64%) HSRP
11 6 (13.64%) NAS
Development Applications
1 3 (6.82%) Redmine
2 2 (4.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (4.55%) Bugzilla
2 2 (4.55%) JIRA
2 2 (4.55%) JUnit
2 2 (4.55%) Selenium
2 2 (4.55%) Trac
2 2 (4.55%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 13 (29.55%) Telecoms
2 5 (11.36%) Finance
3 2 (4.55%) Marketing
4 1 (2.27%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (31.82%) Network Engineer
2 8 (18.18%) Support Engineer
3 5 (11.36%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 5 (11.36%) 2nd Line Support
3 5 (11.36%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 5 (11.36%) Exchange Engineer
3 5 (11.36%) Server Engineer
3 5 (11.36%) Windows Engineer
4 4 (9.09%) Analyst
4 4 (9.09%) Exchange Support
4 4 (9.09%) Server Support
4 4 (9.09%) Windows Server Engineer
4 4 (9.09%) Windows Server Support
4 4 (9.09%) Windows Support Engineer
5 3 (6.82%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 3 (6.82%) Cisco Engineer
5 3 (6.82%) Data Centre Engineer
5 3 (6.82%) Desktop Support
5 3 (6.82%) IP Engineer
5 3 (6.82%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (15.91%) 802.1X
2 2 (4.55%) .NET
2 2 (4.55%) COM
2 2 (4.55%) RFC 2547
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.91%) Driving Licence
2 6 (13.64%) Data Centre
3 5 (11.36%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (6.82%) STB
5 2 (4.55%) Blackberry
5 2 (4.55%) IVR
5 2 (4.55%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (4.55%) Management Information System
5 2 (4.55%) Smartphone
6 1 (2.27%) e-Health
6 1 (2.27%) iPhone
6 1 (2.27%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 19 (43.18%) Windows
2 12 (27.27%) Windows Server
3 10 (22.73%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (20.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (11.36%) Windows 7
5 5 (11.36%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (4.55%) Android
6 2 (4.55%) FreeBSD
6 2 (4.55%) Linux
6 2 (4.55%) Unix
6 2 (4.55%) Windows 10
6 2 (4.55%) Windows Vista
6 2 (4.55%) Windows XP
7 1 (2.27%) Mac OS X
7 1 (2.27%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (20.45%) ITIL
1 9 (20.45%) Migration
2 4 (9.09%) Network Management
3 3 (6.82%) High Availability
3 3 (6.82%) ITIL V3
3 3 (6.82%) Load Balancing
3 3 (6.82%) Service Delivery
3 3 (6.82%) Service Management
4 2 (4.55%) Change Control
4 2 (4.55%) Change Management
4 2 (4.55%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (4.55%) Defect Management
4 2 (4.55%) Defect Tracking
4 2 (4.55%) Issue Tracking
4 2 (4.55%) Line Management
4 2 (4.55%) Network Design
4 2 (4.55%) Network Packet Analysis
4 2 (4.55%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (4.55%) Validation
4 2 (4.55%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.55%) Bash Shell
1 2 (4.55%) JavaScript
1 2 (4.55%) Perl
1 2 (4.55%) PHP
1 2 (4.55%) PowerShell
1 2 (4.55%) Ruby
1 2 (4.55%) SQL
1 2 (4.55%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 18 (40.91%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (36.36%) CCNA
3 12 (27.27%) CCNP
4 10 (22.73%) Security Cleared
5 8 (18.18%) SC Cleared
6 4 (9.09%) BC Cleared
6 4 (9.09%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (9.09%) CCDP
7 3 (6.82%) CCIE
8 2 (4.55%) CCDA
8 2 (4.55%) Degree
8 2 (4.55%) DV Cleared
9 1 (2.27%) CCIP
9 1 (2.27%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.55%) QA
2 1 (2.27%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (22.73%) Active Directory
2 6 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (11.36%) Hyper-V
4 3 (6.82%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (6.82%) vSphere
5 2 (4.55%) Firmware
5 2 (4.55%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (2.27%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 4 (9.09%) SCCM
1 4 (9.09%) SCOM
2 2 (4.55%) Nessus
2 2 (4.55%) WhatsUp Gold
3 1 (2.27%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 24 (54.55%) Cisco
2 8 (18.18%) Juniper
2 8 (18.18%) VMware
3 7 (15.91%) Microsoft
4 6 (13.64%) HP
5 5 (11.36%) F5
5 5 (11.36%) Sophos
6 4 (9.09%) BT
7 3 (6.82%) Avaya
7 3 (6.82%) CheckPoint
7 3 (6.82%) Fortinet
8 2 (4.55%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 2 (4.55%) Apple
8 2 (4.55%) Barracuda Networks
8 2 (4.55%) Compaq
8 2 (4.55%) Nimble Storage
8 2 (4.55%) Nortel
8 2 (4.55%) Novell
8 2 (4.55%) SolarWinds
9 1 (2.27%) Dell