Period
to 16 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 16 July 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)
UK > England
6 months to
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 761 784 834
Rank change year-on-year +23 +50 -87
Contract jobs citing DSL 85 41 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.090% 0.047% 0.043%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.68% 0.34% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 18 25
England median daily rate £425 £438 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% +25.00% +3.70%
10th Percentile £322 £225 £171
90th Percentile £600 £565 £475
UK median daily rate £425 £438 £350
% change year-on-year -2.86% +25.00% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 1
England median hourly rate £15.50 £13.50 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.81% -68.60% -73.78%
10th Percentile £13.23 £12.60 £41.50
90th Percentile £17.18 £26.40 £44.50
UK median hourly rate £13.50 £13.50 £43.00
% change year-on-year - -68.60% -73.78%

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 England with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 12,590 12,037 15,516
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.31% 13.77% 15.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,751 7,286 9,550
England median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £205 £210 £225
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 697 692 691
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.83 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.21% -24.68% +21.95%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.03 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.56 £25.00
% change year-on-year +2.24% -21.75% +19.05%

DSL
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing DSL as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for DSL in England

DSL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DSL in England

DSL
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DSL in England over the 6 months to 16 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DSL in England

DSL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for DSL in England

DSL
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 DSL within the England region over the 6 months to 16 July 2018. 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
Midlands +17 39 £425 - 6
West Midlands 0 21 £500 - 4
London -44 18 £413 -18.32% 4
East Midlands - 18 £425 - 2
North of England -17 12 £500 +100.00% 3
South East -29 10 £558 +48.67% 4
North West -25 6 £395 +57.91% 2
Yorkshire - 6 £513 - 1
East of England - 6 £550 - 2
DSL
UK

For the 6 months to 16 July 2018, 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 England region with a requirement for DSL.

1 36 (42.35%) Jenkins
2 35 (41.18%) Git (software)
3 33 (38.82%) DevOps
4 28 (32.94%) Linux
5 27 (31.76%) Windows
5 27 (31.76%) Bash Shell
6 23 (27.06%) Juniper
6 23 (27.06%) Docker
7 22 (25.88%) Ansible
8 19 (22.35%) Agile Software Development
9 18 (21.18%) Cisco
10 15 (17.65%) Telecoms
10 15 (17.65%) Amazon AWS
10 15 (17.65%) Opscode Chef
11 14 (16.47%) Windows 10
11 14 (16.47%) Windows 7
11 14 (16.47%) Security Cleared
11 14 (16.47%) Puppet
11 14 (16.47%) MPLS
12 13 (15.29%) SC Cleared
13 12 (14.12%) Analytical Skills
14 11 (12.94%) Terraform
14 11 (12.94%) WAN
14 11 (12.94%) VPN
15 10 (11.76%) Microsoft Office
15 10 (11.76%) PowerShell
15 10 (11.76%) Bitbucket
16 9 (10.59%) Rackspace
16 9 (10.59%) Network Management
16 9 (10.59%) Brocade

DSL
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 6 (7.06%) Apache Spark
2 4 (4.71%) Cloud Foundry
3 3 (3.53%) Confluence
4 2 (2.35%) IIS
4 2 (2.35%) OpenStack
4 2 (2.35%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.35%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.18%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.18%) nginx
5 1 (1.18%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 10 (11.76%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.18%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 15 (17.65%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.53%) npm
3 2 (2.35%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (2.35%) Amazon S3
3 2 (2.35%) Office 365
3 2 (2.35%) Route 53
4 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.18%) OpenShift
4 1 (1.18%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (16.47%) MPLS
2 11 (12.94%) VPN
2 11 (12.94%) WAN
3 9 (10.59%) BGP
3 9 (10.59%) Internet
3 9 (10.59%) X.21
4 8 (9.41%) Ethernet
4 8 (9.41%) LAN
5 7 (8.24%) SSH
6 6 (7.06%) OSPF
6 6 (7.06%) VPLS
7 5 (5.88%) Firewall
7 5 (5.88%) IPsec
7 5 (5.88%) TCP/IP
7 5 (5.88%) VLAN
8 4 (4.71%) ATM
8 4 (4.71%) Broadband
8 4 (4.71%) DNS
8 4 (4.71%) SDH
8 4 (4.71%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.06%) Apache Hive
1 6 (7.06%) Hadoop
1 6 (7.06%) HBase
1 6 (7.06%) Pentaho
2 4 (4.71%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (3.53%) CouchDB
3 3 (3.53%) MongoDB
3 3 (3.53%) NoSQL
3 3 (3.53%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (3.53%) Redis
3 3 (3.53%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.35%) Big Data
5 1 (1.18%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 36 (42.35%) Jenkins
2 35 (41.18%) Git (software)
3 10 (11.76%) Bitbucket
4 7 (8.24%) Gradle
5 5 (5.88%) IBM UrbanCode
5 5 (5.88%) JIRA
5 5 (5.88%) Maven
6 4 (4.71%) Sonatype Nexus
7 3 (3.53%) Ant
7 3 (3.53%) Selenium
7 3 (3.53%) Subversion
8 2 (2.35%) Jasmine
8 2 (2.35%) JUnit
8 2 (2.35%) Mocha
8 2 (2.35%) Spock
8 2 (2.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 1 (1.18%) gulp
9 1 (1.18%) SonarQube
9 1 (1.18%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (1.18%) Vagrant
General
1 15 (17.65%) Telecoms
2 9 (10.59%) Finance
3 4 (4.71%) Banking
4 2 (2.35%) Front Office
4 2 (2.35%) Games
5 1 (1.18%) Billing
5 1 (1.18%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.18%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.18%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 30 (35.29%) DevOps Engineer
2 17 (20.00%) Network Engineer
3 11 (12.94%) Operations Engineer
4 10 (11.76%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 8 (9.41%) Support Engineer
6 6 (7.06%) Data Engineer
7 5 (5.88%) NOC Engineer
7 5 (5.88%) Project Manager
8 4 (4.71%) Juniper Engineer
8 4 (4.71%) Network Support
8 4 (4.71%) Network Support Engineer
9 3 (3.53%) Analyst
9 3 (3.53%) Developer
9 3 (3.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 3 (3.53%) IT Support
9 3 (3.53%) Network Systems Engineer
9 3 (3.53%) Network Technician
9 3 (3.53%) Senior DevOps
9 3 (3.53%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 3 (3.53%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.24%) .NET
2 6 (7.06%) Kafka
2 6 (7.06%) Spark Streaming
3 5 (5.88%) Spring Boot
4 4 (4.71%) HTML
4 4 (4.71%) JSON
5 3 (3.53%) AngularJS
5 3 (3.53%) CSS
5 3 (3.53%) CSS3
5 3 (3.53%) Flask
5 3 (3.53%) HTML5
5 3 (3.53%) JMS
5 3 (3.53%) Middleware
5 3 (3.53%) React
5 3 (3.53%) REST
5 3 (3.53%) RESTful
5 3 (3.53%) Spring
5 3 (3.53%) Spring MVC
5 3 (3.53%) Web Services
6 2 (2.35%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 12 (14.12%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.53%) Data Centre
2 3 (3.53%) Mobile Banking
2 3 (3.53%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (2.35%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.18%) CCTV
4 1 (1.18%) Credit Risk
4 1 (1.18%) Derivative
4 1 (1.18%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.18%) Equities
4 1 (1.18%) Fixed Income
4 1 (1.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.18%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.18%) Media Streaming
4 1 (1.18%) Replication
4 1 (1.18%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 28 (32.94%) Linux
2 27 (31.76%) Windows
3 14 (16.47%) Windows 10
3 14 (16.47%) Windows 7
4 9 (10.59%) Unix
5 7 (8.24%) Solaris
6 3 (3.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (3.53%) Windows Server
6 3 (3.53%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (2.35%) CentOS
8 1 (1.18%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (1.18%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (38.82%) DevOps
2 19 (22.35%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (10.59%) Network Management
4 7 (8.24%) TDD
4 7 (8.24%) Test Automation
5 6 (7.06%) ETL
5 6 (7.06%) MapReduce
5 6 (7.06%) Problem-Solving
6 5 (5.88%) Configuration Management
6 5 (5.88%) Migration
6 5 (5.88%) Project Management
7 4 (4.71%) Open Source
7 4 (4.71%) Refactoring
7 4 (4.71%) SDLC
7 4 (4.71%) Service Delivery
7 4 (4.71%) Software Engineering
8 3 (3.53%) API Design
8 3 (3.53%) Data Science
8 3 (3.53%) Mentoring
8 3 (3.53%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 27 (31.76%) Bash Shell
2 10 (11.76%) PowerShell
3 8 (9.41%) Groovy
4 7 (8.24%) Java
5 6 (7.06%) HiveQL
5 6 (7.06%) JavaScript
6 5 (5.88%) Scala
7 4 (4.71%) Python
8 3 (3.53%) Java 8
9 2 (2.35%) Ruby
9 2 (2.35%) SQL
9 2 (2.35%) VB
9 2 (2.35%) VBA
10 1 (1.18%) C
10 1 (1.18%) C++
10 1 (1.18%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 14 (16.47%) Security Cleared
2 13 (15.29%) SC Cleared
3 7 (8.24%) CCNP
3 7 (8.24%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (7.06%) CCNA
5 2 (2.35%) CCDP
5 2 (2.35%) CCIE
5 2 (2.35%) CCIP
5 2 (2.35%) JNCIA
6 1 (1.18%) BC Cleared
6 1 (1.18%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.18%) CCSA
6 1 (1.18%) CCSE
6 1 (1.18%) Check Point Certification
6 1 (1.18%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.18%) JNCIP
6 1 (1.18%) JNCIS
6 1 (1.18%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.35%) QA
1 2 (2.35%) SLA
2 1 (1.18%) MiFID
System Software
1 23 (27.06%) Docker
2 2 (2.35%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.35%) Hyper-V
2 2 (2.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.18%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.18%) VirtualBox
3 1 (1.18%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.18%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 22 (25.88%) Ansible
2 15 (17.65%) Opscode Chef
3 14 (16.47%) Puppet
4 11 (12.94%) Terraform
5 3 (3.53%) Kubernetes
6 2 (2.35%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (2.35%) Kibana
6 2 (2.35%) Red Hat Satellite
7 1 (1.18%) Consul
7 1 (1.18%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (1.18%) Mesos
7 1 (1.18%) Nagios
7 1 (1.18%) SCCM
7 1 (1.18%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 23 (27.06%) Juniper
2 18 (21.18%) Cisco
3 9 (10.59%) Brocade
3 9 (10.59%) Rackspace
4 6 (7.06%) Informatica
4 6 (7.06%) Talend
5 4 (4.71%) Cloudera
5 4 (4.71%) Microsoft
6 3 (3.53%) Atlassian
6 3 (3.53%) Red Hat
6 3 (3.53%) VMware
7 2 (2.35%) CheckPoint
7 2 (2.35%) F5
7 2 (2.35%) Tandberg
8 1 (1.18%) Citrix
8 1 (1.18%) Dell
8 1 (1.18%) EqualLogic
8 1 (1.18%) Fujitsu
8 1 (1.18%) HP
8 1 (1.18%) SolarWinds