Period
to 9 December 2019

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 9 December 2019 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
9 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 715 781 805
Rank change year-on-year +66 +24 +4
Contract jobs citing DSL 37 89 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.050% 0.093% 0.058%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.37% 0.72% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 59 27
England median daily rate £400 £550 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.27% +15.79% +35.71%
10th Percentile £245 £375 £413
90th Percentile £595 £633 £560
UK median daily rate £481 £550 £475
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.79% +38.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 4
England median hourly rate £17.50 £22.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.45% +62.96% -84.87%
10th Percentile £16.25 £21.00 £12.75
90th Percentile £18.75 £23.00 £14.25
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year -7.89% +40.74% -84.87%

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 10,013 12,386 12,849
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.60% 12.97% 13.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,065 7,541 7,975
England median daily rate £415 £425 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.35% +5.59% +0.63%
10th Percentile £185 £200 £185
90th Percentile £600 £613 £588
UK median daily rate £413 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -2.94% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 552 573 647
England median hourly rate £24.25 £20.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.25% +6.95% -16.89%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £47.50 £44.41
UK median hourly rate £25.06 £20.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year +25.30% +6.67% -16.67%

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 9 December 2019.

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 9 December 2019. 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
South East +41 12 £575 - 4
London +84 11 £400 -27.27% 6
Midlands +49 6 £240 -43.53% 5
North of England +24 5 - - 6
Yorkshire - 5 - - 5
West Midlands +28 4 £351 -19.89% 4
East of England +33 2 £400 -28.89%
East Midlands +22 2 £130 -69.41% 1
South West - 1 - -
DSL
UK

For the 6 months to 9 December 2019, 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 24 (64.86%) Jenkins
2 21 (56.76%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (54.05%) Groovy
4 19 (51.35%) Git (software)
5 15 (40.54%) Test Automation
6 14 (37.84%) Continuous Integration
7 13 (35.14%) Scrum
8 12 (32.43%) VPN
8 12 (32.43%) Cisco
8 12 (32.43%) Docker
9 11 (29.73%) Firewall
10 10 (27.03%) Cisco Certification
10 10 (27.03%) BGP
10 10 (27.03%) LAN
10 10 (27.03%) WAN
10 10 (27.03%) TDD
10 10 (27.03%) Scala
10 10 (27.03%) AWS
10 10 (27.03%) Ansible
11 9 (24.32%) Kubernetes
11 9 (24.32%) Cucumber
11 9 (24.32%) HTML
11 9 (24.32%) CSS
11 9 (24.32%) CCNP
11 9 (24.32%) MPLS
12 8 (21.62%) Terraform
12 8 (21.62%) DevOps
12 8 (21.62%) GitHub
12 8 (21.62%) Problem-Solving
13 7 (18.92%) Opscode Chef

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 5 (13.51%) Cloud Foundry
1 5 (13.51%) Confluence
2 3 (8.11%) Apache Spark
2 3 (8.11%) GemFire
2 3 (8.11%) nginx
2 3 (8.11%) Tomcat
2 3 (8.11%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.70%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 10 (27.03%) AWS
2 8 (21.62%) GitHub
3 6 (16.22%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (16.22%) Amazon ECS
3 6 (16.22%) Azure
4 3 (8.11%) Amazon ELB
4 3 (8.11%) Amazon EMR
4 3 (8.11%) Amazon Kinesis
4 3 (8.11%) Amazon S3
4 3 (8.11%) AWS Fargate
4 3 (8.11%) AWS Lambda
4 3 (8.11%) BrowserStack
4 3 (8.11%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (8.11%) OpenShift
4 3 (8.11%) Serverless
5 1 (2.70%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 12 (32.43%) VPN
2 11 (29.73%) Firewall
3 10 (27.03%) BGP
3 10 (27.03%) LAN
3 10 (27.03%) WAN
4 9 (24.32%) MPLS
5 7 (18.92%) Wireless
6 6 (16.22%) DNS
6 6 (16.22%) Ethernet
7 5 (13.51%) Internet
7 5 (13.51%) SNMP
7 5 (13.51%) TCP/IP
7 5 (13.51%) VoIP
8 4 (10.81%) EIGRP
8 4 (10.81%) Extranet
8 4 (10.81%) HTTP
8 4 (10.81%) IPsec
8 4 (10.81%) ISDN
9 3 (8.11%) Unified Communications
9 3 (8.11%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (16.22%) MongoDB
1 6 (16.22%) Relational Database
2 3 (8.11%) MariaDB
3 2 (5.41%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 24 (64.86%) Jenkins
2 19 (51.35%) Git (software)
3 9 (24.32%) Cucumber
4 7 (18.92%) Selenium
4 7 (18.92%) Sonatype Nexus
5 6 (16.22%) JIRA
6 4 (10.81%) Gatling
6 4 (10.81%) Gradle
6 4 (10.81%) WebDriver
7 3 (8.11%) CircleCI
7 3 (8.11%) Liquibase
7 3 (8.11%) Protractor
7 3 (8.11%) Vagrant
8 2 (5.41%) Subversion
9 1 (2.70%) Postman
9 1 (2.70%) REST Assured
General
1 3 (8.11%) Finance
1 3 (8.11%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.70%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 10 (27.03%) Developer
2 9 (24.32%) Analyst
3 7 (18.92%) DevOps Engineer
4 6 (16.22%) Network Engineer
4 6 (16.22%) Scala Developer
5 4 (10.81%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 4 (10.81%) Network Analyst
5 4 (10.81%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
6 3 (8.11%) IP Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) IP Network Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) AWS Consultant
7 2 (5.41%) C Developer
7 2 (5.41%) Consultant
7 2 (5.41%) Network Support
7 2 (5.41%) Network Support Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Python Developer
7 2 (5.41%) Senior DevOps
7 2 (5.41%) Support Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) Support Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (24.32%) CSS
1 9 (24.32%) HTML
2 7 (18.92%) JSON
2 7 (18.92%) REST
3 6 (16.22%) Ajax
3 6 (16.22%) CSS3
3 6 (16.22%) HTML5
3 6 (16.22%) Play Framework
4 3 (8.11%) 802.1X
4 3 (8.11%) AngularJS
4 3 (8.11%) Kafka
4 3 (8.11%) LEMP Stack
4 3 (8.11%) Node.js
4 3 (8.11%) RabbitMQ
4 3 (8.11%) WireMock
5 2 (5.41%) Grails
6 1 (2.70%) Gherkin
6 1 (2.70%) JSON Schema
6 1 (2.70%) RESTful
6 1 (2.70%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.11%) Robotics
2 2 (5.41%) IPTV
3 1 (2.70%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 7 (18.92%) Linux
2 3 (8.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (5.41%) Check Point GAiA
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (56.76%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (40.54%) Test Automation
3 14 (37.84%) Continuous Integration
4 13 (35.14%) Scrum
5 10 (27.03%) TDD
6 8 (21.62%) DevOps
6 8 (21.62%) Problem-Solving
7 7 (18.92%) Performance Testing
8 6 (16.22%) Network Management
9 5 (13.51%) BDD
9 5 (13.51%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (13.51%) Defect Management
9 5 (13.51%) Test Management
10 4 (10.81%) Cybersecurity
10 4 (10.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 4 (10.81%) ITIL
10 4 (10.81%) Microservices
10 4 (10.81%) People Management
10 4 (10.81%) Project Delivery
10 4 (10.81%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 20 (54.05%) Groovy
2 10 (27.03%) Scala
3 7 (18.92%) Python
4 6 (16.22%) Java
4 6 (16.22%) Java 8
5 4 (10.81%) Shell Script
6 3 (8.11%) Bash Shell
7 2 (5.41%) C
7 2 (5.41%) Korn
Qualifications
1 10 (27.03%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (24.32%) CCNP
3 4 (10.81%) CCNA
3 4 (10.81%) SC Cleared
3 4 (10.81%) Security Cleared
4 3 (8.11%) BC Cleared
4 3 (8.11%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (8.11%) CCDP
4 3 (8.11%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.11%) QA
System Software
1 12 (32.43%) Docker
2 2 (5.41%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 10 (27.03%) Ansible
2 9 (24.32%) Kubernetes
3 8 (21.62%) Terraform
4 7 (18.92%) Kibana
4 7 (18.92%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (8.11%) Fluentd
5 3 (8.11%) Grafana
5 3 (8.11%) Packer
5 3 (8.11%) Prometheus
6 2 (5.41%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (5.41%) Cisco UCCX
6 2 (5.41%) HP ALM
6 2 (5.41%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (5.41%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (32.43%) Cisco
2 6 (16.22%) CheckPoint
2 6 (16.22%) Meraki
2 6 (16.22%) Splunk
3 5 (13.51%) Juniper
4 3 (8.11%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 3 (8.11%) BT
4 3 (8.11%) Oracle
5 2 (5.41%) F5
5 2 (5.41%) HP
5 2 (5.41%) SolarWinds