Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 782 808 823
Rank change year-on-year +26 +15 -20
Contract jobs citing DSL 71 43 60
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.076% 0.047% 0.061%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.57% 0.34% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 23 31
England median daily rate £520 £500 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +42.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £303 £293 £175
90th Percentile £600 £560 £419
UK median daily rate £495 £489 £350
% change year-on-year +1.28% +39.64% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
England median hourly rate £13.50 £13.50 £89.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -84.87% +586.54%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.75 £27.23
90th Percentile £14.25 £30.45 £156.68
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £13.50 £89.25
% change year-on-year +29.63% -84.87% +586.54%

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 12,367 12,553 15,086
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.22% 13.74% 15.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,479 7,719 9,273
England median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £200 £200 £224
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 594 653 744
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.95% -16.89% +12.50%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.62 £11.64
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £46.82
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £19.25 £23.00
% change year-on-year -1.30% -16.30% +15.00%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 +5 25 £425 - 5
South East -1 18 £575 +53.33% 6
West Midlands -3 17 £450 - 3
East of England +18 11 £563 +25.00%
London -35 11 £563 +8.43% 7
East Midlands - 8 £413 - 2
North West -11 6 £332 +32.91% 4
North of England -23 6 £332 +32.91% 6
DSL
UK

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 27 (38.03%) Jenkins
1 27 (38.03%) DevOps
2 26 (36.62%) Linux
3 23 (32.39%) Opscode Chef
3 23 (32.39%) Ansible
4 22 (30.99%) Git (software)
5 21 (29.58%) Amazon AWS
6 17 (23.94%) WAN
7 16 (22.54%) Agile Software Development
8 15 (21.13%) Puppet
9 14 (19.72%) Bash Shell
9 14 (19.72%) Cisco
9 14 (19.72%) Windows
9 14 (19.72%) Docker
9 14 (19.72%) Terraform
9 14 (19.72%) Problem-Solving
10 13 (18.31%) Java
11 12 (16.90%) DNS
11 12 (16.90%) Juniper
12 11 (15.49%) Telecoms
12 11 (15.49%) DHCP
12 11 (15.49%) PowerShell
12 11 (15.49%) Cloud Foundry
13 10 (14.08%) Groovy
13 10 (14.08%) Maven
13 10 (14.08%) Bitbucket
13 10 (14.08%) FTP
13 10 (14.08%) Broadband
13 10 (14.08%) MPLS
14 9 (12.68%) Wi-Fi

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 11 (15.49%) Cloud Foundry
2 3 (4.23%) OpenStack
3 2 (2.82%) Apache Spark
3 2 (2.82%) IIS
4 1 (1.41%) Confluence
4 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.41%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.41%) nginx
4 1 (1.41%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.41%) WordPress
Applications
1 7 (9.86%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.41%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 21 (29.58%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.82%) GitHub
2 2 (2.82%) Office 365
2 2 (2.82%) OpenShift
2 2 (2.82%) PaaS
3 1 (1.41%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.41%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (1.41%) Amazon EMR
3 1 (1.41%) Amazon Kinesis
3 1 (1.41%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.41%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (1.41%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (1.41%) IaaS
3 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.41%) npm
3 1 (1.41%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
3 1 (1.41%) Salesforce Service Cloud
3 1 (1.41%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 17 (23.94%) WAN
2 12 (16.90%) DNS
3 11 (15.49%) DHCP
4 10 (14.08%) Broadband
4 10 (14.08%) FTP
4 10 (14.08%) MPLS
5 9 (12.68%) Ethernet
5 9 (12.68%) SSH
5 9 (12.68%) Wi-Fi
6 8 (11.27%) Internet
6 8 (11.27%) VoIP
6 8 (11.27%) VPN
7 7 (9.86%) DLNA
7 7 (9.86%) HTTP
7 7 (9.86%) IPv4
7 7 (9.86%) IPv6
7 7 (9.86%) LAN
7 7 (9.86%) UPnP
8 6 (8.45%) ADSL
8 6 (8.45%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.86%) Oracle Database
1 7 (9.86%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (2.82%) MongoDB
2 2 (2.82%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (2.82%) Redis
2 2 (2.82%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.41%) Big Data
3 1 (1.41%) CouchDB
3 1 (1.41%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.41%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.41%) Talend Open Studio
Development Applications
1 27 (38.03%) Jenkins
2 22 (30.99%) Git (software)
3 10 (14.08%) Bitbucket
3 10 (14.08%) Maven
4 7 (9.86%) GitLab
4 7 (9.86%) JUnit
4 7 (9.86%) Sonatype Nexus
4 7 (9.86%) Subversion
5 5 (7.04%) SonarQube
6 4 (5.63%) Cucumber
6 4 (5.63%) Gradle
7 3 (4.23%) git-flow
8 2 (2.82%) Ant
8 2 (2.82%) gulp
8 2 (2.82%) JIRA
8 2 (2.82%) Selenium
9 1 (1.41%) Artifactory
9 1 (1.41%) Mercurial
9 1 (1.41%) Protractor
9 1 (1.41%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (15.49%) Telecoms
2 7 (9.86%) Finance
3 1 (1.41%) Banking
3 1 (1.41%) Billing
3 1 (1.41%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.41%) Front Office
3 1 (1.41%) Games
3 1 (1.41%) Law
3 1 (1.41%) Legal
Job Titles
1 21 (29.58%) DevOps Engineer
2 17 (23.94%) Developer
3 8 (11.27%) Java Developer
4 7 (9.86%) Network Engineer
5 6 (8.45%) Senior DevOps
5 6 (8.45%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 3 (4.23%) AWS DevOps
6 3 (4.23%) Operations Engineer
6 3 (4.23%) Project Manager
7 2 (2.82%) Analyst
7 2 (2.82%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 2 (2.82%) AWS Engineer
7 2 (2.82%) Cisco Engineer
7 2 (2.82%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 2 (2.82%) IT Technician
7 2 (2.82%) Lead Developer
7 2 (2.82%) Lead Java Developer
7 2 (2.82%) NOC Engineer
7 2 (2.82%) Talend Developer
7 2 (2.82%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (12.68%) HTML
2 8 (11.27%) JSON
2 8 (11.27%) Spring
3 7 (9.86%) .NET
3 7 (9.86%) Ajax
3 7 (9.86%) Apache Camel
3 7 (9.86%) CGI
3 7 (9.86%) Spring Cloud
3 7 (9.86%) YAML
4 4 (5.63%) REST
5 3 (4.23%) Web Services
6 2 (2.82%) 802.1X
6 2 (2.82%) ActiveMQ
6 2 (2.82%) AngularJS
6 2 (2.82%) HTML5
6 2 (2.82%) POJO
6 2 (2.82%) SOAP
6 2 (2.82%) XSLT
7 1 (1.41%) Spring Boot
7 1 (1.41%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.86%) Media Streaming
1 7 (9.86%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (2.82%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.41%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.41%) Derivative
3 1 (1.41%) Equities
3 1 (1.41%) Fixed Income
3 1 (1.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (1.41%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.41%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (1.41%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 26 (36.62%) Linux
2 14 (19.72%) Windows
3 7 (9.86%) Embedded Linux
4 5 (7.04%) Unix
5 3 (4.23%) CentOS
5 3 (4.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (4.23%) Solaris
6 1 (1.41%) Android
6 1 (1.41%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.41%) Check Point GAiA
6 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (38.03%) DevOps
2 16 (22.54%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (19.72%) Problem-Solving
4 9 (12.68%) Scrum
5 8 (11.27%) Configuration Management
5 8 (11.27%) Process Improvement
5 8 (11.27%) Software Engineering
5 8 (11.27%) Test Automation
5 8 (11.27%) Test Strategy
6 7 (9.86%) Collaborative Working
6 7 (9.86%) Creative Thinking
6 7 (9.86%) Defect Tracking
6 7 (9.86%) Innovative Thinking
6 7 (9.86%) Migration
7 5 (7.04%) Open Source
8 4 (5.63%) Network Monitoring
9 2 (2.82%) Continuous Delivery
9 2 (2.82%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (2.82%) Network Management
9 2 (2.82%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 14 (19.72%) Bash Shell
2 13 (18.31%) Java
3 11 (15.49%) PowerShell
4 10 (14.08%) Groovy
5 9 (12.68%) JavaScript
6 8 (11.27%) C++
6 8 (11.27%) SQL
7 7 (9.86%) C
7 7 (9.86%) Embedded C
8 6 (8.45%) Python
9 1 (1.41%) Apex Code
9 1 (1.41%) Java 8
9 1 (1.41%) Korn
9 1 (1.41%) Ruby
9 1 (1.41%) Scala
Qualifications
1 5 (7.04%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (5.63%) CCNP
2 4 (5.63%) Security Cleared
3 3 (4.23%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.82%) CCNA
4 2 (2.82%) HP APS
5 1 (1.41%) BC Cleared
5 1 (1.41%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.41%) CCDP
5 1 (1.41%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.41%) JNCIP
5 1 (1.41%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.82%) SLA
2 1 (1.41%) MiFID
2 1 (1.41%) QA
System Software
1 14 (19.72%) Docker
2 4 (5.63%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.82%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.82%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (2.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.41%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (1.41%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.41%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 23 (32.39%) Ansible
1 23 (32.39%) Opscode Chef
2 15 (21.13%) Puppet
3 14 (19.72%) Terraform
4 6 (8.45%) Kubernetes
5 3 (4.23%) Red Hat Satellite
6 1 (1.41%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (1.41%) Mesos
6 1 (1.41%) Nagios
Vendors
1 14 (19.72%) Cisco
2 12 (16.90%) Juniper
3 9 (12.68%) Rackspace
4 8 (11.27%) Oracle
5 6 (8.45%) Microsoft
6 5 (7.04%) Brocade
6 5 (7.04%) CheckPoint
6 5 (7.04%) VMware
7 4 (5.63%) Nokia
8 3 (4.23%) Red Hat
9 2 (2.82%) HP
9 2 (2.82%) Meraki
9 2 (2.82%) Talend
10 1 (1.41%) Atlassian
10 1 (1.41%) Citrix
10 1 (1.41%) Dell
10 1 (1.41%) Dell Compellent
10 1 (1.41%) EqualLogic
10 1 (1.41%) F5
10 1 (1.41%) SolarWinds