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 3 months to 30 March 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
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 560 606 555
Rank change year-on-year +46 -51  
Contract jobs citing DSL 16 18 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.038% 0.036% 0.094%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.26% 0.24% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 33
Median daily rate £450 £450 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +52.54%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £227 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £634 £575 £395
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £300 £290
% change year-on-year +45.83% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
Median hourly rate £13.25 £43.00 £170.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -69.18% -74.70%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.25 £43.00 -
% change year-on-year -69.18% -  

DSL 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 6071 7371 7304
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 14.46% 14.75% 14.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 3741 4476 4043
Median daily rate £401 £385 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.02% +4.05%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £238 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 331 308 406
Median hourly rate £22.85 £27.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.90% +5.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.09 £12.74 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.80 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -39.18% +25.42%  

DSL
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 3 months to 30 March 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 3 months to 30 March 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
London +37 7 £450 -21.73% 2
South East +16 4 £550 +91.30%
West Midlands +19 1 - - 1
North West - 1 £250 - 1
DSL
UK

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 19 (47.50%) WAN
2 18 (45.00%) Telecoms
3 17 (42.50%) Cisco
4 15 (37.50%) MPLS
5 14 (35.00%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (35.00%) LAN
5 14 (35.00%) Ethernet
5 14 (35.00%) Firewall
6 12 (30.00%) Juniper
6 12 (30.00%) OSPF
6 12 (30.00%) BGP
7 10 (25.00%) IPsec
7 10 (25.00%) Security Cleared
8 9 (22.50%) SC Cleared
8 9 (22.50%) CCNP
8 9 (22.50%) CCNA
8 9 (22.50%) TCP/IP
8 9 (22.50%) VoIP
9 8 (20.00%) ITIL
9 8 (20.00%) Internet
9 8 (20.00%) Wireless
9 8 (20.00%) xDSL
10 7 (17.50%) Data Centre
10 7 (17.50%) Change Management
10 7 (17.50%) Migration
10 7 (17.50%) VPN
10 7 (17.50%) DNS
11 6 (15.00%) PBX
11 6 (15.00%) SDH
11 6 (15.00%) Broadband

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 1 (2.50%) Oracle Coherence
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 1 (2.50%) SAS
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (47.50%) WAN
2 15 (37.50%) MPLS
3 14 (35.00%) Ethernet
3 14 (35.00%) Firewall
3 14 (35.00%) LAN
4 12 (30.00%) BGP
4 12 (30.00%) OSPF
5 10 (25.00%) IPsec
6 9 (22.50%) TCP/IP
6 9 (22.50%) VoIP
7 8 (20.00%) Internet
7 8 (20.00%) Wireless
7 8 (20.00%) xDSL
8 7 (17.50%) DNS
8 7 (17.50%) VPN
9 6 (15.00%) Broadband
9 6 (15.00%) PBX
9 6 (15.00%) SDH
9 6 (15.00%) SNMP
10 5 (12.50%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.00%) Blockchain
2 1 (2.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Selenium
General
1 18 (45.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (7.50%) Finance
3 2 (5.00%) German Language
4 1 (2.50%) Electronics
4 1 (2.50%) Front Office
4 1 (2.50%) Legal
Job Titles
1 14 (35.00%) Network Engineer
2 6 (15.00%) Developer
3 3 (7.50%) Cisco Engineer
3 3 (7.50%) VoIP Engineer
3 3 (7.50%) WAN Engineer
4 2 (5.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (5.00%) Cisco Project Manager
4 2 (5.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 2 (5.00%) LAN Engineer
4 2 (5.00%) LAN/WAN Engineer
4 2 (5.00%) Scala Developer
4 2 (5.00%) Senior Front-End Developer
4 2 (5.00%) Senior Network Engineer
4 2 (5.00%) Senior UI Developer
4 2 (5.00%) Senior UI/UX Developer
4 2 (5.00%) Senior UX Developer
4 2 (5.00%) UI Developer
4 2 (5.00%) UI/UX Developer
4 2 (5.00%) UX Developer
4 2 (5.00%) Wireless Product Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.50%) 802.1X
1 3 (7.50%) Leaflet
1 3 (7.50%) Middleware
2 2 (5.00%) AngularJS
2 2 (5.00%) CSS
2 2 (5.00%) D3.js
2 2 (5.00%) HTML
2 2 (5.00%) LESS
2 2 (5.00%) Node.js
2 2 (5.00%) React
2 2 (5.00%) Sass
3 1 (2.50%) Akka
3 1 (2.50%) Laravel
3 1 (2.50%) LINQ to SQL
3 1 (2.50%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.50%) Data Centre
2 5 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (10.00%) Fixed Income
4 3 (7.50%) CESG
4 3 (7.50%) Data Structures
4 3 (7.50%) Derivative
4 3 (7.50%) Grid Computing
5 2 (5.00%) Computer Science
5 2 (5.00%) Handset
5 2 (5.00%) Interest Rate Derivative
5 2 (5.00%) Management Information System
5 2 (5.00%) PKI
5 2 (5.00%) PMI
5 2 (5.00%) User Experience
6 1 (2.50%) ASIC
6 1 (2.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (2.50%) IPTV
6 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Licensing
6 1 (2.50%) Reference Data
6 1 (2.50%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.00%) Linux
2 2 (5.00%) Windows
3 1 (2.50%) Unix
3 1 (2.50%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (20.00%) ITIL
2 7 (17.50%) Change Management
2 7 (17.50%) Migration
3 5 (12.50%) Network Management
4 4 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (10.00%) Network Design
5 3 (7.50%) Information Security
5 3 (7.50%) Load Balancing
5 3 (7.50%) Project Management
6 2 (5.00%) Adaptive Security
6 2 (5.00%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (5.00%) Change Control
6 2 (5.00%) Customer Requirements
6 2 (5.00%) Front End Development
6 2 (5.00%) High Availability
6 2 (5.00%) Operations Management
6 2 (5.00%) SDLC
6 2 (5.00%) Visualisation
6 2 (5.00%) WAN Optimisation
6 2 (5.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.50%) Java
1 3 (7.50%) Scala
2 2 (5.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 14 (35.00%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 9 (22.50%) CCNA
3 9 (22.50%) CCNP
3 9 (22.50%) SC Cleared
4 3 (7.50%) DV Cleared
5 2 (5.00%) BC Cleared
5 2 (5.00%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (5.00%) CCDP
5 2 (5.00%) CCIE
5 2 (5.00%) Degree
5 2 (5.00%) PMI Certification
6 1 (2.50%) CCDA
6 1 (2.50%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.50%) JSP 440
1 5 (12.50%) SLA
2 2 (5.00%) QA
3 1 (2.50%) EMIR
3 1 (2.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (5.00%) Firmware
1 2 (5.00%) NFS
2 1 (2.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.50%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (7.50%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (5.00%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (2.50%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (2.50%) vMotion
Vendors
1 17 (42.50%) Cisco
2 12 (30.00%) Juniper
3 4 (10.00%) F5
4 3 (7.50%) BroadSoft
4 3 (7.50%) CheckPoint
5 2 (5.00%) Barracuda Networks
5 2 (5.00%) Citrix
5 2 (5.00%) Oracle
5 2 (5.00%) Palo Alto
5 2 (5.00%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (5.00%) SolarWinds
5 2 (5.00%) VMware
6 1 (2.50%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 1 (2.50%) Blue Coat
6 1 (2.50%) Forcepoint
6 1 (2.50%) Microsoft
6 1 (2.50%) Mitel
6 1 (2.50%) NETGEAR
6 1 (2.50%) SonicWALL
6 1 (2.50%) Tandberg