The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for xDSL skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited xDSL over the 3 months to 29 March 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.

xDSL
UK / England
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 570 619 596
Rank change year-on-year +49 -23  
Contract jobs citing xDSL 7 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.017% 0.014% 0.021%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.12% 0.096% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Median daily rate £471 - £338
UK excluding London median daily rate £471 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £13.25 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.25 - -

xDSL 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 6060 7327 7289
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 14.52% 14.75% 15.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 3746 4449 4027
Median daily rate £400 £385 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.96% +4.05%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £238 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 326 309 403
Median hourly rate £23.95 £27.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.90% +5.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -39.18% +25.42%  

xDSL
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing xDSL as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for xDSL in England

xDSL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for xDSL in England

xDSL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing xDSL in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for xDSL in England

xDSL
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 xDSL within the England region over the 3 months to 29 March 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
South East +16 5 £471 - 1
West Midlands - 1 - -
xDSL
UK

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing xDSL 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 xDSL.

1 25 (80.65%) Telecoms
2 21 (67.74%) Cisco
3 20 (64.52%) WAN
4 17 (54.84%) Juniper
5 16 (51.61%) LAN
6 14 (45.16%) ADSL
6 14 (45.16%) Ethernet
7 13 (41.94%) PSTN
8 12 (38.71%) SDH
8 12 (38.71%) CCNA
8 12 (38.71%) Cisco Certification
9 11 (35.48%) DWDM
9 11 (35.48%) GSM
9 11 (35.48%) Security Cleared
9 11 (35.48%) GPON
10 10 (32.26%) CCNP
10 10 (32.26%) MPLS
10 10 (32.26%) OSPF
10 10 (32.26%) BGP
11 8 (25.81%) DSL
11 8 (25.81%) Firewall
11 8 (25.81%) VPN
11 8 (25.81%) VoIP
12 7 (22.58%) IPsec
13 6 (19.35%) Migration
13 6 (19.35%) PPP
14 5 (16.13%) Broadband
14 5 (16.13%) EIGRP
14 5 (16.13%) SC Cleared
14 5 (16.13%) Huawei

xDSL
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:

Applications
1 2 (6.45%) MS Excel
1 2 (6.45%) MS Office
1 2 (6.45%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.68%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (64.52%) WAN
2 16 (51.61%) LAN
3 14 (45.16%) ADSL
3 14 (45.16%) Ethernet
4 13 (41.94%) PSTN
5 12 (38.71%) SDH
6 11 (35.48%) DWDM
6 11 (35.48%) GPON
6 11 (35.48%) GSM
7 10 (32.26%) BGP
7 10 (32.26%) MPLS
7 10 (32.26%) OSPF
8 8 (25.81%) DSL
8 8 (25.81%) Firewall
8 8 (25.81%) VoIP
8 8 (25.81%) VPN
9 7 (22.58%) IPsec
10 6 (19.35%) PPP
11 5 (16.13%) Broadband
11 5 (16.13%) EIGRP
Development Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Oracle Forms
General
1 25 (80.65%) Telecoms
2 3 (9.68%) Advertising
3 2 (6.45%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (29.03%) Network Engineer
2 4 (12.90%) Development Manager
2 4 (12.90%) NOC Engineer
2 4 (12.90%) Product Development Manager
2 4 (12.90%) Product Manager
3 3 (9.68%) Data Manager
4 2 (6.45%) Consultant
4 2 (6.45%) Network Consultant
4 2 (6.45%) Solutions Consultant
4 2 (6.45%) Telecoms Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Architect
5 1 (3.23%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Data Network Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Network Operations Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Operations Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (3.23%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Technical Operations Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) Data Centre
2 3 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.23%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (3.23%) User Experience
3 1 (3.23%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.90%) Unix
2 2 (6.45%) Linux
2 2 (6.45%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (19.35%) Migration
2 5 (16.13%) Network Management
3 4 (12.90%) Change Management
3 4 (12.90%) ITIL
3 4 (12.90%) Product Management
4 3 (9.68%) B2B
4 3 (9.68%) Load Balancing
4 3 (9.68%) Network Planning
5 2 (6.45%) Customer Requirements
5 2 (6.45%) Line Management
5 2 (6.45%) Network Design
5 2 (6.45%) Project Management
5 2 (6.45%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (6.45%) Service Delivery
5 2 (6.45%) Validation
6 1 (3.23%) DDoS Mitigation
6 1 (3.23%) Mentoring
6 1 (3.23%) Presales
6 1 (3.23%) Stress Testing
6 1 (3.23%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.45%) C
1 2 (6.45%) Perl
1 2 (6.45%) Python
1 2 (6.45%) Shell Script
1 2 (6.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (38.71%) CCNA
1 12 (38.71%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (35.48%) Security Cleared
3 10 (32.26%) CCNP
4 5 (16.13%) SC Cleared
5 4 (12.90%) Degree
6 2 (6.45%) BC Cleared
6 2 (6.45%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (6.45%) CCDP
6 2 (6.45%) JNCIA
6 2 (6.45%) SCSA
6 2 (6.45%) Sun Certification
7 1 (3.23%) CCDA
7 1 (3.23%) CCIE
7 1 (3.23%) CCIP
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (3.23%) OpenView
Vendors
1 21 (67.74%) Cisco
2 17 (54.84%) Juniper
3 5 (16.13%) Huawei
4 3 (9.68%) F5
4 3 (9.68%) HP
5 2 (6.45%) Extreme Networks
5 2 (6.45%) Microsoft
5 2 (6.45%) Oracle
5 2 (6.45%) Sun
5 2 (6.45%) Veritas
6 1 (3.23%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 1 (3.23%) Avaya
6 1 (3.23%) BT
6 1 (3.23%) CheckPoint
6 1 (3.23%) EMC
6 1 (3.23%) Mitel
6 1 (3.23%) Tandberg
6 1 (3.23%) VMware