Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 789 769 803
Rank change year-on-year -20 +34 -60
Contract jobs citing DSL 44 53 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.048% 0.059% 0.050%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.35% 0.39% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 28 29
England median daily rate £450 £331 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.85% -5.49% +3.85%
10th Percentile £413 £169 £198
90th Percentile £559 £462 £553
UK median daily rate £438 £325 £333
% change year-on-year +34.62% -2.33% +0.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 2
England median hourly rate £13.50 £89.25 £44.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -84.87% +102.84% +137.84%
10th Percentile £12.75 £27.23 £41.80
90th Percentile £14.25 £156.68 £45.40
UK median hourly rate £13.50 £89.25 £44.00
% change year-on-year -84.87% +102.84% +137.84%

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 12,609 13,589 13,899
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.66% 15.14% 14.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,845 8,294 8,142
England median daily rate £410 £402 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.12% +0.38% +6.67%
10th Percentile £185 £218 £213
90th Percentile £589 £575 £563
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 626 671 859
England median hourly rate £18.70 £22.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.89% +2.27% +8.64%
10th Percentile £11.04 £11.63 £11.25
90th Percentile £45.00 £47.50 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £22.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year -16.89% +2.27% +4.76%

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 16 January 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 16 January 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
London -45 17 £515 +28.59% 10
Midlands +18 16 £425 +30.77% 4
East Midlands - 16 £425 -
South East -24 6 £400 +18.52% 1
North of England +32 3 £525 +162.50% 5
Yorkshire +21 2 £525 +162.50% 3
East of England -14 2 £450 -
North East +56 1 £475 +72.73%
DSL
UK

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 27 (61.36%) Jenkins
2 26 (59.09%) Docker
2 26 (59.09%) Git (software)
3 22 (50.00%) Bash Shell
3 22 (50.00%) DevOps
3 22 (50.00%) Linux
4 17 (38.64%) Windows
5 16 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (36.36%) Windows 7
5 16 (36.36%) Windows 10
6 11 (25.00%) Microservices
7 10 (22.73%) Python
7 10 (22.73%) Java
7 10 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (20.45%) Oracle
8 9 (20.45%) WAN
8 9 (20.45%) REST
9 7 (15.91%) LAN
9 7 (15.91%) SQL
9 7 (15.91%) Big Data
9 7 (15.91%) RESTful
10 6 (13.64%) Hadoop
10 6 (13.64%) Amazon AWS
10 6 (13.64%) HBase
10 6 (13.64%) Continuous Delivery
10 6 (13.64%) Ethernet
10 6 (13.64%) VPN
10 6 (13.64%) Cisco
10 6 (13.64%) MPLS
10 6 (13.64%) Scrum

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 (11.36%) Confluence
2 2 (4.55%) Apache Spark
2 2 (4.55%) Skype for Business
3 1 (2.27%) CMS
3 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.27%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 6 (13.64%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (11.36%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 5 (11.36%) Amazon EC2
2 5 (11.36%) Amazon S3
2 5 (11.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.27%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (20.45%) WAN
2 7 (15.91%) LAN
3 6 (13.64%) Ethernet
3 6 (13.64%) MPLS
3 6 (13.64%) VPN
4 5 (11.36%) BGP
4 5 (11.36%) HTTP
4 5 (11.36%) TCP/IP
5 4 (9.09%) ADSL
5 4 (9.09%) ATM
5 4 (9.09%) Internet
5 4 (9.09%) OSPF
5 4 (9.09%) xDSL
6 3 (6.82%) Broadband
6 3 (6.82%) EIGRP
6 3 (6.82%) RIP
6 3 (6.82%) VoIP
7 2 (4.55%) SAN
7 2 (4.55%) VDSL
7 2 (4.55%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.91%) Big Data
2 6 (13.64%) Hadoop
2 6 (13.64%) HBase
3 5 (11.36%) Amazon RDS
3 5 (11.36%) CouchDB
3 5 (11.36%) NoSQL
4 4 (9.09%) MySQL
5 2 (4.55%) Apache Hive
5 2 (4.55%) Pentaho
6 1 (2.27%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 27 (61.36%) Jenkins
2 26 (59.09%) Git (software)
3 5 (11.36%) Artifactory
3 5 (11.36%) Gradle
3 5 (11.36%) JIRA
4 2 (4.55%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (2.27%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.27%) Maven
5 1 (2.27%) Selenium
5 1 (2.27%) SoapUI
5 1 (2.27%) SpecFlow
5 1 (2.27%) Subversion
5 1 (2.27%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 5 (11.36%) Telecoms
2 4 (9.09%) Banking
2 4 (9.09%) Finance
3 2 (4.55%) Games
4 1 (2.27%) Back Office
4 1 (2.27%) Electronics
4 1 (2.27%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.27%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 18 (40.91%) DevOps Engineer
2 13 (29.55%) Operations Engineer
3 9 (20.45%) Developer
4 8 (18.18%) Java Developer
5 6 (13.64%) Network Engineer
6 5 (11.36%) Java Engineer
7 4 (9.09%) DevOps Developer
7 4 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (6.82%) AWS DevOps
8 3 (6.82%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 3 (6.82%) AWS Engineer
9 2 (4.55%) Big Data Engineer
9 2 (4.55%) Data Engineer
9 2 (4.55%) Hadoop Engineer
9 2 (4.55%) Software Engineer
9 2 (4.55%) VoIP Engineer
10 1 (2.27%) Analyst
10 1 (2.27%) Consultant
10 1 (2.27%) Senior Consultant
10 1 (2.27%) Software Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (20.45%) REST
2 7 (15.91%) RESTful
3 6 (13.64%) Spring
4 5 (11.36%) Elastic Stack
4 5 (11.36%) Flask
4 5 (11.36%) JSON
4 5 (11.36%) Spring Boot
5 3 (6.82%) Web Services
6 2 (4.55%) Kafka
6 2 (4.55%) Spark Streaming
7 1 (2.27%) FpML
7 1 (2.27%) Gherkin
7 1 (2.27%) Hibernate
7 1 (2.27%) Middleware
7 1 (2.27%) SOAP
7 1 (2.27%) Spring Integration
7 1 (2.27%) Spring MVC
7 1 (2.27%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.55%) Semantic Web
3 1 (2.27%) ASIC
3 1 (2.27%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.27%) Derivative
3 1 (2.27%) DTCC
3 1 (2.27%) Fixed Income
3 1 (2.27%) OTC Derivatives
3 1 (2.27%) Reference Data
3 1 (2.27%) Replication
3 1 (2.27%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 22 (50.00%) Linux
2 17 (38.64%) Windows
3 16 (36.36%) Windows 10
3 16 (36.36%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (50.00%) DevOps
2 11 (25.00%) Microservices
3 10 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (13.64%) Continuous Delivery
4 6 (13.64%) Scrum
5 5 (11.36%) Configuration Management
5 5 (11.36%) Kanban
6 3 (6.82%) Migration
7 2 (4.55%) BDD
7 2 (4.55%) ETL
7 2 (4.55%) MapReduce
7 2 (4.55%) Network Management
7 2 (4.55%) SDLC
7 2 (4.55%) Software Engineering
7 2 (4.55%) Test Automation
7 2 (4.55%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (2.27%) High Availability
8 1 (2.27%) Network Architecture
8 1 (2.27%) Software Architecture
8 1 (2.27%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 22 (50.00%) Bash Shell
2 10 (22.73%) Java
2 10 (22.73%) Python
3 7 (15.91%) SQL
4 2 (4.55%) HiveQL
4 2 (4.55%) Ruby
4 2 (4.55%) Scala
5 1 (2.27%) Groovy
5 1 (2.27%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (9.09%) CCNA
1 4 (9.09%) CCNP
1 4 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (9.09%) SC Cleared
1 4 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.82%) BC Cleared
2 3 (6.82%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (2.27%) ISEB
3 1 (2.27%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.55%) EMIR
2 1 (2.27%) MiFID
System Software
1 26 (59.09%) Docker
2 1 (2.27%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.27%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (11.36%) Graphite
1 5 (11.36%) Puppet
1 5 (11.36%) Terraform
2 1 (2.27%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (20.45%) Oracle
2 6 (13.64%) Cisco
3 5 (11.36%) Atlassian
4 4 (9.09%) Cloudera
5 2 (4.55%) BroadSoft
5 2 (4.55%) Informatica
5 2 (4.55%) Juniper
5 2 (4.55%) Talend
6 1 (2.27%) Avaya
6 1 (2.27%) Calypso
6 1 (2.27%) CheckPoint
6 1 (2.27%) Citrix
6 1 (2.27%) Dell
6 1 (2.27%) HP
6 1 (2.27%) McAfee
6 1 (2.27%) Nortel
6 1 (2.27%) Siemens
6 1 (2.27%) SolarWinds
6 1 (2.27%) Sybase
6 1 (2.27%) Symantec