The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
England / London
Rank 391 427 397
Rank change year-on-year +36 -30  
Contract jobs citing DSL 7 4 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.036% 0.018% 0.084%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.29% 0.14% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 15
Median daily rate £450 £575 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.73% +53.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £300 £290
% change year-on-year +45.83% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £170.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.25 £43.00 -
% change year-on-year -69.18% -  

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 London with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 2419 2822 2921
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 12.49% 12.74% 13.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1610 1911 1877
Median daily rate £443 £425 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.23% +8.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 57 85
Median hourly rate £42.50 £22.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +88.88% +12.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.35 £12.80 £13.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -39.18% +23.33%  

DSL
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London 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 London

DSL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DSL in London

DSL
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DSL in London over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DSL in London

DSL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for DSL in London

DSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 London region with a requirement for DSL.

1 7 (46.67%) LAN
1 7 (46.67%) WAN
2 6 (40.00%) PBX
2 6 (40.00%) Broadband
3 5 (33.33%) VoIP
4 4 (26.67%) Fixed Income
5 3 (20.00%) Grid Computing
5 3 (20.00%) Derivative
5 3 (20.00%) Telecoms
5 3 (20.00%) ITIL
5 3 (20.00%) Java
5 3 (20.00%) TCP/IP
5 3 (20.00%) SLA
5 3 (20.00%) Middleware
5 3 (20.00%) Scala
5 3 (20.00%) BroadSoft
5 3 (20.00%) Data Structures
6 2 (13.33%) React
6 2 (13.33%) Blockchain
6 2 (13.33%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
6 2 (13.33%) D3.js
6 2 (13.33%) User Experience
6 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (13.33%) Visualisation
6 2 (13.33%) Node.js
6 2 (13.33%) SDLC
6 2 (13.33%) Front End Development
6 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
6 2 (13.33%) CSS
6 2 (13.33%) HTML

DSL
Top Related IT Skills in London 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 7 (46.67%) LAN
1 7 (46.67%) WAN
2 6 (40.00%) Broadband
2 6 (40.00%) PBX
3 5 (33.33%) VoIP
4 3 (20.00%) TCP/IP
5 2 (13.33%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
6 1 (6.67%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (6.67%) DNS
6 1 (6.67%) Firewall
6 1 (6.67%) Frame Relay
6 1 (6.67%) Internet
6 1 (6.67%) IP Telephony
6 1 (6.67%) MPLS
6 1 (6.67%) VLAN
6 1 (6.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Selenium
General
1 3 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.67%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Front Office
2 1 (6.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Developer
2 3 (20.00%) VoIP Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 2 (13.33%) Scala Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Senior Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Senior Front-End Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Senior UI Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Senior UI/UX Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Senior UX Developer
3 2 (13.33%) UI Developer
3 2 (13.33%) UI/UX Developer
3 2 (13.33%) UX Developer
4 1 (6.67%) LAN Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) LAN/WAN Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Support Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Support
4 1 (6.67%) VoIP Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) Middleware
2 2 (13.33%) AngularJS
2 2 (13.33%) CSS
2 2 (13.33%) D3.js
2 2 (13.33%) HTML
2 2 (13.33%) LESS
2 2 (13.33%) Node.js
2 2 (13.33%) React
2 2 (13.33%) Sass
3 1 (6.67%) Akka
3 1 (6.67%) Laravel
3 1 (6.67%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Fixed Income
2 3 (20.00%) Data Structures
2 3 (20.00%) Derivative
2 3 (20.00%) Grid Computing
3 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (13.33%) Handset
3 2 (13.33%) Interest Rate Derivative
3 2 (13.33%) User Experience
4 1 (6.67%) ASIC
4 1 (6.67%) Data Centre
4 1 (6.67%) Reference Data
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) ITIL
2 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (13.33%) Cryptography
2 2 (13.33%) Front End Development
2 2 (13.33%) Migration
2 2 (13.33%) Regression Testing
2 2 (13.33%) SDLC
2 2 (13.33%) Visualisation
3 1 (6.67%) Change Management
3 1 (6.67%) Coaching
3 1 (6.67%) Data Transformation
3 1 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (6.67%) Functional Programming
3 1 (6.67%) Functional Testing
3 1 (6.67%) Logistics
3 1 (6.67%) Project Planning
3 1 (6.67%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) Java
1 3 (20.00%) Scala
2 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) SLA
2 2 (13.33%) QA
3 1 (6.67%) EMIR
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) BroadSoft
2 2 (13.33%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco