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 27 June 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
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 583 599 578
Rank change year-on-year +16 -21  
Contract jobs citing DSL 18 24 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.042% 0.048% 0.096%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.30% 0.30% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 14 35
Median daily rate £300 £344 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.72% +1.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £182 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £385 £370
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £344 £283
% change year-on-year -12.72% +21.68%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Median hourly rate £13.50 - £88.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 - £164.00

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 5971 7879 7392
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 13.81% 15.89% 14.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 3552 4865 4238
Median daily rate £400 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £240 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 352 364 431
Median hourly rate £24.86 £28.00 £22.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.21% +22.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £31.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +31.25%  

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 27 June 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing DSL in England over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 27 June 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 +3 8 £509 +37.96% 4
South East +12 6 £338 -7.53% 2
North West +21 2 £250 +108.33% 1
South West +2 1 - -
DSL
UK

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 14 (40.00%) Telecoms
2 13 (37.14%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (34.29%) Cisco
3 12 (34.29%) CCNP
3 12 (34.29%) Internet
3 12 (34.29%) MPLS
3 12 (34.29%) VPN
4 9 (25.71%) OSPF
4 9 (25.71%) Ethernet
4 9 (25.71%) Migration
5 8 (22.86%) Linux
5 8 (22.86%) BGP
5 8 (22.86%) CCNA
5 8 (22.86%) SC Cleared
5 8 (22.86%) Security Cleared
6 7 (20.00%) WAN
6 7 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (17.14%) SonicWALL
7 6 (17.14%) LAN
7 6 (17.14%) SDH
7 6 (17.14%) Windows
7 6 (17.14%) ADSL
7 6 (17.14%) RIP
7 6 (17.14%) TCP/IP
7 6 (17.14%) EIGRP
7 6 (17.14%) Microsoft
7 6 (17.14%) Juniper
7 6 (17.14%) HP
7 6 (17.14%) xDSL
7 6 (17.14%) Cisco CUCM

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 3 (8.57%) SAS
2 1 (2.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 3 (8.57%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.43%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (11.43%) Amazon CloudWatch
1 4 (11.43%) Amazon EC2
1 4 (11.43%) Amazon S3
1 4 (11.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 3 (8.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (34.29%) Internet
1 12 (34.29%) MPLS
1 12 (34.29%) VPN
2 9 (25.71%) Ethernet
2 9 (25.71%) OSPF
3 8 (22.86%) BGP
4 7 (20.00%) WAN
5 6 (17.14%) ADSL
5 6 (17.14%) EIGRP
5 6 (17.14%) LAN
5 6 (17.14%) RIP
5 6 (17.14%) SDH
5 6 (17.14%) TCP/IP
5 6 (17.14%) xDSL
6 5 (14.29%) Firewall
7 4 (11.43%) ATM
7 4 (11.43%) IPsec
7 4 (11.43%) Wireless
8 3 (8.57%) DHCP
8 3 (8.57%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.43%) Amazon RDS
1 4 (11.43%) Hadoop
1 4 (11.43%) MySQL
2 3 (8.57%) Big Data
2 3 (8.57%) HBase
2 3 (8.57%) SQL Server
3 2 (5.71%) Blockchain
4 1 (2.86%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (2.86%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (11.43%) Jenkins
2 3 (8.57%) Artifactory
2 3 (8.57%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.86%) JIRA
General
1 14 (40.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.86%) Back Office
2 1 (2.86%) Electronics
2 1 (2.86%) Finance
2 1 (2.86%) Front Office
2 1 (2.86%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (31.43%) Network Engineer
2 7 (20.00%) Developer
2 7 (20.00%) Support Engineer
3 6 (17.14%) Network Support
3 6 (17.14%) Network Support Engineer
4 4 (11.43%) Senior Support Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) DevOps Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) Senior Network Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) Senior Network Support
5 3 (8.57%) Senior Network Support Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) AWS Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 2 (5.71%) Scala Developer
6 2 (5.71%) Senior Front-End Developer
6 2 (5.71%) Senior UI Developer
6 2 (5.71%) Senior UI/UX Developer
6 2 (5.71%) Senior UX Developer
6 2 (5.71%) UI Developer
6 2 (5.71%) UI/UX Developer
6 2 (5.71%) UX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.43%) Elastic Stack
1 4 (11.43%) RESTful
2 3 (8.57%) Leaflet
2 3 (8.57%) Middleware
2 3 (8.57%) REST
3 2 (5.71%) AngularJS
3 2 (5.71%) CSS
3 2 (5.71%) D3.js
3 2 (5.71%) HTML
3 2 (5.71%) LESS
3 2 (5.71%) Node.js
3 2 (5.71%) React
3 2 (5.71%) Sass
4 1 (2.86%) Akka
4 1 (2.86%) Spring
4 1 (2.86%) Spring Integration
4 1 (2.86%) Spring MVC
4 1 (2.86%) Web Services
4 1 (2.86%) XML
4 1 (2.86%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.29%) Fixed Income
2 4 (11.43%) Computer Science
2 4 (11.43%) Derivative
3 3 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (8.57%) CESG
3 3 (8.57%) Data Centre
3 3 (8.57%) Data Structures
3 3 (8.57%) Grid Computing
3 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Licensing
4 2 (5.71%) Interest Rate Derivative
4 2 (5.71%) User Experience
5 1 (2.86%) ASIC
5 1 (2.86%) DTCC
5 1 (2.86%) IPTV
5 1 (2.86%) OTC Derivatives
5 1 (2.86%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 8 (22.86%) Linux
2 6 (17.14%) Windows
2 6 (17.14%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (8.57%) CentOS
3 3 (8.57%) Windows Server
3 3 (8.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (5.71%) Windows 10
4 2 (5.71%) Windows 7
4 2 (5.71%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (25.71%) Migration
2 7 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (14.29%) Kanban
3 5 (14.29%) Scrum
4 4 (11.43%) Configuration Management
4 4 (11.43%) DevOps
4 4 (11.43%) Microservices
5 3 (8.57%) Continuous Delivery
5 3 (8.57%) CRM
5 3 (8.57%) Customer Requirements
5 3 (8.57%) Information Security
5 3 (8.57%) SDLC
5 3 (8.57%) Software Licensing
5 3 (8.57%) Validation
6 2 (5.71%) Change Management
6 2 (5.71%) Cryptography
6 2 (5.71%) Front End Development
6 2 (5.71%) Regression Testing
6 2 (5.71%) Service Delivery
6 2 (5.71%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 5 (14.29%) Bash Shell
1 5 (14.29%) Java
2 4 (11.43%) Python
3 3 (8.57%) Scala
4 2 (5.71%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.86%) Perl
5 1 (2.86%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (37.14%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (34.29%) CCNP
3 8 (22.86%) CCNA
3 8 (22.86%) SC Cleared
3 8 (22.86%) Security Cleared
4 4 (11.43%) BC Cleared
4 4 (11.43%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (11.43%) Degree
5 3 (8.57%) CCDA
5 3 (8.57%) DV Cleared
6 2 (5.71%) CCDP
6 2 (5.71%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.43%) JSP 440
2 2 (5.71%) EMIR
3 1 (2.86%) QA
System Software
1 4 (11.43%) Docker
2 3 (8.57%) Active Directory
2 3 (8.57%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (17.14%) Cisco CUCM
2 4 (11.43%) Graphite
2 4 (11.43%) Puppet
2 4 (11.43%) Terraform
3 3 (8.57%) vMotion
Vendors
1 12 (34.29%) Cisco
2 6 (17.14%) HP
2 6 (17.14%) Juniper
2 6 (17.14%) Microsoft
2 6 (17.14%) SonicWALL
3 3 (8.57%) Aerohive Networks
3 3 (8.57%) Avaya
3 3 (8.57%) CheckPoint
3 3 (8.57%) Cloudera
3 3 (8.57%) Cyberoam
3 3 (8.57%) Dell
3 3 (8.57%) Draytek
3 3 (8.57%) Fortinet
3 3 (8.57%) Meraki
3 3 (8.57%) NETGEAR
3 3 (8.57%) Red Hat
3 3 (8.57%) VMware
4 2 (5.71%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 1 (2.86%) Calypso
5 1 (2.86%) Oracle