Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 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.

Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
UK > England
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 797 818 793
Rank change year-on-year +21 -25 -41
Contract jobs citing DSL 52 58 78
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.055% 0.060% 0.075%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.40% 0.39% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 29 48
England median daily rate £478 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +36.43% +2.94% +2.64%
10th Percentile £398 £175 £205
90th Percentile £560 £464 £500
UK median daily rate £475 £350 £340
% change year-on-year +35.71% +2.94% +2.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
England median hourly rate £13.50 £89.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -84.87% - -
UK median hourly rate £13.50 £89.25 -
% change year-on-year -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 13006 14904 14659
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.83% 15.43% 14.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 7975 9077 8592
England median daily rate £403 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.63% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £190 £220 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 674 751 956
England median hourly rate £18.70 £23.75 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.26% +15.85% +2.50%
10th Percentile £11.33 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.24 £47.50 £47.20
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £24.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -20.83% +17.07% +2.50%

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 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 2017. 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
London -14 27 £519 +40.58% 3
Midlands +34 15 £425 +13.33%
East Midlands - 13 £425 -
South East +1 5 £400 +9.59%
North of England +51 2 £363 +31.82% 2
West Midlands +25 2 - -
East of England -15 2 £450 +38.46%
North East +62 1 £475 +72.73%
North West +19 1 £250 -37.50% 1
South West +3 1 - -
DSL
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, 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 England region with a requirement for DSL.

1 33 (63.46%) Jenkins
2 31 (59.62%) Docker
3 30 (57.69%) Git (software)
4 28 (53.85%) Linux
5 27 (51.92%) Bash Shell
6 26 (50.00%) DevOps
7 19 (36.54%) Microservices
8 18 (34.62%) Python
8 18 (34.62%) Agile Software Development
9 17 (32.69%) Windows
10 16 (30.77%) REST
11 14 (26.92%) RESTful
11 14 (26.92%) Scrum
12 13 (25.00%) Kanban
12 13 (25.00%) Java
12 13 (25.00%) Windows 7
12 13 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
12 13 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
12 13 (25.00%) Windows 10
13 12 (23.08%) Graphite
13 12 (23.08%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 12 (23.08%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 12 (23.08%) Continuous Delivery
13 12 (23.08%) Elastic Stack
13 12 (23.08%) Terraform
13 12 (23.08%) Amazon RDS
13 12 (23.08%) Puppet
13 12 (23.08%) Amazon EC2
13 12 (23.08%) Amazon S3
13 12 (23.08%) Configuration Management

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 (11.54%) Confluence
2 2 (3.85%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.92%) CMS
3 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.92%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.92%) SAS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (23.08%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 12 (23.08%) Amazon EC2
2 12 (23.08%) Amazon S3
2 12 (23.08%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 2 (3.85%) Office 365
4 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (21.15%) HTTP
2 7 (13.46%) WAN
3 6 (11.54%) LAN
4 5 (9.62%) Internet
4 5 (9.62%) MPLS
4 5 (9.62%) TCP/IP
4 5 (9.62%) VoIP
4 5 (9.62%) VPN
5 4 (7.69%) ADSL
5 4 (7.69%) ATM
5 4 (7.69%) Ethernet
6 3 (5.77%) BGP
6 3 (5.77%) Broadband
6 3 (5.77%) EIGRP
6 3 (5.77%) OSPF
6 3 (5.77%) RIP
6 3 (5.77%) xDSL
7 2 (3.85%) SDH
7 2 (3.85%) Skype
7 2 (3.85%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (23.08%) Amazon RDS
2 11 (21.15%) Big Data
2 11 (21.15%) Hadoop
2 11 (21.15%) MySQL
3 10 (19.23%) HBase
4 6 (11.54%) CouchDB
4 6 (11.54%) NoSQL
5 2 (3.85%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.92%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (1.92%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 33 (63.46%) Jenkins
2 30 (57.69%) Git (software)
3 11 (21.15%) Artifactory
4 7 (13.46%) JIRA
5 6 (11.54%) Gradle
6 3 (5.77%) Cucumber
6 3 (5.77%) Selenium
6 3 (5.77%) SpecFlow
6 3 (5.77%) Visual Studio Team System
7 2 (3.85%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (1.92%) Maven
8 1 (1.92%) SoapUI
8 1 (1.92%) Subversion
General
1 7 (13.46%) Telecoms
2 5 (9.62%) Banking
2 5 (9.62%) Finance
3 3 (5.77%) Back Office
4 1 (1.92%) Billing
4 1 (1.92%) Electronics
4 1 (1.92%) Front Office
4 1 (1.92%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.92%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 22 (42.31%) DevOps Engineer
2 12 (23.08%) Developer
3 11 (21.15%) Operations Engineer
4 9 (17.31%) Java Developer
5 5 (9.62%) AWS DevOps
5 5 (9.62%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 5 (9.62%) AWS Engineer
5 5 (9.62%) Java Engineer
6 4 (7.69%) Analyst
6 4 (7.69%) DevOps Developer
6 4 (7.69%) Network Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) Tester
8 2 (3.85%) Business Analyst
8 2 (3.85%) Linux Engineer
8 2 (3.85%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 2 (3.85%) Python Developer
8 2 (3.85%) Software Engineer
8 2 (3.85%) Test Analyst
8 2 (3.85%) VoIP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (30.77%) REST
2 14 (26.92%) RESTful
3 12 (23.08%) Elastic Stack
4 8 (15.38%) Spring
5 6 (11.54%) Flask
5 6 (11.54%) JSON
5 6 (11.54%) Spring Boot
6 4 (7.69%) Web Services
7 3 (5.77%) Gherkin
8 2 (3.85%) Spring Integration
8 2 (3.85%) Spring MVC
8 2 (3.85%) XML
9 1 (1.92%) .NET
9 1 (1.92%) FpML
9 1 (1.92%) Hibernate
9 1 (1.92%) Middleware
9 1 (1.92%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (9.62%) Semantic Web
3 2 (3.85%) Derivative
3 2 (3.85%) DTCC
3 2 (3.85%) Fixed Income
3 2 (3.85%) OTC Derivatives
4 1 (1.92%) ASIC
4 1 (1.92%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Licensing
4 1 (1.92%) Reference Data
4 1 (1.92%) Replication
4 1 (1.92%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 28 (53.85%) Linux
2 17 (32.69%) Windows
3 13 (25.00%) Windows 10
3 13 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (3.85%) Unix
5 1 (1.92%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (50.00%) DevOps
2 19 (36.54%) Microservices
3 18 (34.62%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (26.92%) Scrum
5 13 (25.00%) Kanban
6 12 (23.08%) Configuration Management
6 12 (23.08%) Continuous Delivery
7 5 (9.62%) BDD
7 5 (9.62%) Test Automation
7 5 (9.62%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (7.69%) Migration
9 3 (5.77%) Acceptance Criteria
9 3 (5.77%) Functional Testing
9 3 (5.77%) SDLC
10 2 (3.85%) Continuous Integration
10 2 (3.85%) Multithreaded Programming
10 2 (3.85%) Scenario Testing
10 2 (3.85%) SQL Optimisation
10 2 (3.85%) Test Strategy
10 2 (3.85%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 27 (51.92%) Bash Shell
2 18 (34.62%) Python
3 13 (25.00%) Java
4 9 (17.31%) SQL
5 2 (3.85%) Perl
6 1 (1.92%) C#
6 1 (1.92%) C++
6 1 (1.92%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 3 (5.77%) BC Cleared
1 3 (5.77%) BPSS Clearance
1 3 (5.77%) CCNA
1 3 (5.77%) CCNP
1 3 (5.77%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (5.77%) SC Cleared
1 3 (5.77%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.92%) ISEB
2 1 (1.92%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.77%) EMIR
2 1 (1.92%) MiFID
System Software
1 31 (59.62%) Docker
2 2 (3.85%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.92%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.92%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (23.08%) Graphite
1 12 (23.08%) Puppet
1 12 (23.08%) Terraform
2 1 (1.92%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.92%) vMotion
Vendors
1 10 (19.23%) Cloudera
2 8 (15.38%) Oracle
3 6 (11.54%) Atlassian
4 4 (7.69%) Cisco
5 2 (3.85%) BroadSoft
5 2 (3.85%) Calypso
5 2 (3.85%) Dell
5 2 (3.85%) HP
5 2 (3.85%) Microsoft
5 2 (3.85%) Sybase
5 2 (3.85%) Thunderhead
5 2 (3.85%) VMware
6 1 (1.92%) Blue Coat
6 1 (1.92%) BT
6 1 (1.92%) Citrix
6 1 (1.92%) Dell Compellent
6 1 (1.92%) EqualLogic
6 1 (1.92%) NETGEAR
6 1 (1.92%) SAP
6 1 (1.92%) SonicWALL