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 3 months to 28 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.

Very High Speed Digital Subscriber Line (VDSL)
UK / England
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 579 611 619
Rank change year-on-year +32 +8  
Contract jobs citing VDSL 4 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.009% 0.018% 0.006%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.067% 0.11% 0.041%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
Median daily rate £325 £225 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +44.44% -35.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £213 £324
10% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £238 £381
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 - £320
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

VDSL 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 5978 7894 7394
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 13.83% 15.96% 14.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 9425 12827 12006
Median daily rate £400 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £230 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 843 864 1004
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 £12.00 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £48.00 £45.49
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £31.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year -12.69% +34.04%  

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
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 3 months to 28 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
East of England - 3 £325 -
South East - 1 - -
VDSL
UK

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 5 (71.43%) Finance
2 4 (57.14%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (42.86%) 802.1X
3 3 (42.86%) Wireshark
3 3 (42.86%) QA
3 3 (42.86%) Selenium
3 3 (42.86%) Release Management
3 3 (42.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (42.86%) PowerShell
3 3 (42.86%) Test Automation
3 3 (42.86%) Network Packet Analysis
3 3 (42.86%) Bash Shell
3 3 (42.86%) GPON
3 3 (42.86%) Telecoms
3 3 (42.86%) IPv4
3 3 (42.86%) IPv6
3 3 (42.86%) Wireless
3 3 (42.86%) UPnP
3 3 (42.86%) Ruby
3 3 (42.86%) Software Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Marketing
3 3 (42.86%) Degree
3 3 (42.86%) JavaScript
3 3 (42.86%) Perl
3 3 (42.86%) PHP
3 3 (42.86%) VB.NET
3 3 (42.86%) .NET
3 3 (42.86%) JUnit
3 3 (42.86%) ADSL
3 3 (42.86%) Bluetooth

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 3 (42.86%) 802.11
1 3 (42.86%) ADSL
1 3 (42.86%) Bluetooth
1 3 (42.86%) Broadband
1 3 (42.86%) DOCSIS
1 3 (42.86%) GPON
1 3 (42.86%) IPv4
1 3 (42.86%) IPv6
1 3 (42.86%) UPnP
1 3 (42.86%) WAN
1 3 (42.86%) Wireless
1 3 (42.86%) Wireshark
2 2 (28.57%) NAS
3 1 (14.29%) VDSL2
3 1 (14.29%) xDSL
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 3 (42.86%) JUnit
1 3 (42.86%) Selenium
2 2 (28.57%) Bugzilla
2 2 (28.57%) JIRA
2 2 (28.57%) Redmine
2 2 (28.57%) Trac
General
1 5 (71.43%) Finance
2 3 (42.86%) Marketing
2 3 (42.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Software Tester
1 3 (42.86%) Tester
2 1 (14.29%) Data Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Data Network Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) .NET
1 3 (42.86%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Management Information System
1 2 (28.57%) STB
2 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Linux
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Continuous Improvement
2 3 (42.86%) B2B
2 3 (42.86%) Network Packet Analysis
2 3 (42.86%) Release Management
2 3 (42.86%) Software Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Test Automation
3 2 (28.57%) Defect Management
3 2 (28.57%) Defect Tracking
3 2 (28.57%) Issue Tracking
3 2 (28.57%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Customer Requirements
4 1 (14.29%) Line Management
4 1 (14.29%) Network Planning
4 1 (14.29%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) Bash Shell
1 3 (42.86%) JavaScript
1 3 (42.86%) Perl
1 3 (42.86%) PHP
1 3 (42.86%) PowerShell
1 3 (42.86%) Ruby
1 3 (42.86%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) Degree
2 1 (14.29%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (42.86%) QA
2 2 (28.57%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) BT
1 1 (14.29%) Ericsson
1 1 (14.29%) Huawei
1 1 (14.29%) Virgin Media