Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for VDSL skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VDSL over the 6 months to 24 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.

Very High Speed Digital Subscriber Line (VDSL)
UK > England
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 850 842 861
Rank change year-on-year -8 +19 -30
Contract jobs citing VDSL 12 13 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.013% 0.013% 0.005%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.092% 0.087% 0.034%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 3
England median daily rate £313 £225 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +38.89% -30.77% -
10th Percentile £252 £213 £314
90th Percentile £365 £238 £378
UK median daily rate £313 £225 £325
% change year-on-year +38.89% -30.77% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

VDSL 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 13087 15019 14657
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.80% 15.40% 14.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 8031 9134 8599
England median daily rate £403 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.63% +1.91% +4.67%
10th Percentile £188 £221 £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 678 763 950
England median hourly rate £18.70 £23.50 £20.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.43% +12.25% +4.68%
10th Percentile £11.43 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.33 £47.50 £47.15
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £23.75 £20.94
% change year-on-year -20.00% +13.45% +4.68%

VDSL
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing VDSL as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for VDSL in England

VDSL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VDSL in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for VDSL in England

VDSL
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VDSL in England over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VDSL in England

VDSL
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 VDSL within the England region over the 6 months to 24 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
East of England - 7 £325 -
South East - 4 £268 -
North West - 1 £313 - 1
North of England - 1 £313 - 1
VDSL
UK

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing VDSL 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 VDSL.

1 7 (58.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 6 (50.00%) ADSL
2 6 (50.00%) Broadband
2 6 (50.00%) Finance
3 5 (41.67%) Ruby
3 5 (41.67%) Software Testing
3 5 (41.67%) Marketing
3 5 (41.67%) IPv4
3 5 (41.67%) IPv6
3 5 (41.67%) Wireless
3 5 (41.67%) WAN
3 5 (41.67%) Bluetooth
3 5 (41.67%) Firmware
3 5 (41.67%) 802.11
3 5 (41.67%) DOCSIS
3 5 (41.67%) JavaScript
3 5 (41.67%) Perl
3 5 (41.67%) PHP
3 5 (41.67%) VB.NET
3 5 (41.67%) .NET
3 5 (41.67%) JUnit
3 5 (41.67%) Bash Shell
3 5 (41.67%) Telecoms
3 5 (41.67%) GPON
3 5 (41.67%) Wireshark
3 5 (41.67%) QA
3 5 (41.67%) Selenium
3 5 (41.67%) Release Management
3 5 (41.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 5 (41.67%) PowerShell

VDSL
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:

Communications & Networking
1 6 (50.00%) ADSL
1 6 (50.00%) Broadband
2 5 (41.67%) 802.11
2 5 (41.67%) Bluetooth
2 5 (41.67%) DOCSIS
2 5 (41.67%) GPON
2 5 (41.67%) IPv4
2 5 (41.67%) IPv6
2 5 (41.67%) UPnP
2 5 (41.67%) WAN
2 5 (41.67%) Wireless
2 5 (41.67%) Wireshark
3 4 (33.33%) NAS
4 2 (16.67%) DSL
Development Applications
1 5 (41.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 5 (41.67%) JUnit
1 5 (41.67%) Selenium
2 4 (33.33%) Bugzilla
2 4 (33.33%) JIRA
2 4 (33.33%) Redmine
2 4 (33.33%) Trac
General
1 6 (50.00%) Finance
2 5 (41.67%) Marketing
2 5 (41.67%) Telecoms
3 1 (8.33%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Software Tester
1 5 (41.67%) Tester
2 2 (16.67%) Designer
3 1 (8.33%) Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Lead Designer
3 1 (8.33%) Lead Software Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Lead Software Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Software Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (41.67%) .NET
1 5 (41.67%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Management Information System
1 4 (33.33%) STB
2 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Linux
1 4 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 5 (41.67%) Network Packet Analysis
2 5 (41.67%) Release Management
2 5 (41.67%) Software Testing
2 5 (41.67%) Test Automation
3 4 (33.33%) Defect Management
3 4 (33.33%) Defect Tracking
3 4 (33.33%) Issue Tracking
3 4 (33.33%) Line Management
3 4 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Active Listening
5 1 (8.33%) B2B
5 1 (8.33%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (8.33%) Knowledge Engineering
5 1 (8.33%) Network Design
5 1 (8.33%) Software Architecture
5 1 (8.33%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) Bash Shell
1 5 (41.67%) JavaScript
1 5 (41.67%) Perl
1 5 (41.67%) PHP
1 5 (41.67%) PowerShell
1 5 (41.67%) Ruby
1 5 (41.67%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (41.67%) QA
2 2 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (41.67%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) BT
1 1 (8.33%) Ericsson