Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 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.

Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
England > London
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 608 593 584
Rank change year-on-year -15 -9 -21
Contract jobs citing DSL 27 26 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.057% 0.058% 0.097%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.50% 0.41% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 11 33
London median daily rate £519 £338 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +53.70% -0.74% -
10th Percentile £450 £135 £210
90th Percentile £560 £495 £500
England median daily rate £476 £344 £340
% change year-on-year +38.55% +1.10% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
London median hourly rate - £165.00 -
England median hourly rate £13.50 £89.25 -
% change year-on-year -84.87% - -

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 London with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 5439 6280 5858
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 11.54% 13.90% 12.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 3644 4098 3871
London median daily rate £450 £450 £424
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.13% +6.00%
10th Percentile £213 £256 £220
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
England median daily rate £404 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +1.00% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 146 143 176
London median hourly rate £19.74 £19.00 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.88% -1.30% +4.05%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.53 £11.50
90th Percentile £49.38 £50.00 £44.38
England median hourly rate £18.70 £23.00 £20.94
% change year-on-year -18.70% +9.86% +4.68%

DSL
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing DSL as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

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 6 months to 23 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing DSL in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for DSL in London

DSL
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DSL within the London region over the 6 months to 23 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
Central London +6 6 £505 +1.00% 1
East London -12 1 - - 1
DSL
England

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 18 (66.67%) Python
1 18 (66.67%) Jenkins
1 18 (66.67%) Docker
1 18 (66.67%) Microservices
2 16 (59.26%) REST
2 16 (59.26%) Git (software)
3 14 (51.85%) Bash Shell
4 13 (48.15%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (48.15%) RESTful
4 13 (48.15%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (48.15%) Linux
5 12 (44.44%) Scrum
5 12 (44.44%) Configuration Management
5 12 (44.44%) Amazon EC2
5 12 (44.44%) Amazon S3
5 12 (44.44%) Puppet
5 12 (44.44%) Kanban
5 12 (44.44%) Amazon RDS
5 12 (44.44%) Graphite
5 12 (44.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 12 (44.44%) DevOps
5 12 (44.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 12 (44.44%) Elastic Stack
5 12 (44.44%) Terraform
6 11 (40.74%) Continuous Delivery
6 11 (40.74%) Big Data
6 11 (40.74%) Hadoop
6 11 (40.74%) MySQL
7 10 (37.04%) Java
7 10 (37.04%) HTTP

DSL
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 6 (22.22%) Confluence
2 1 (3.70%) CMS
2 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (3.70%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.70%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 13 (48.15%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (44.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 12 (44.44%) Amazon EC2
2 12 (44.44%) Amazon S3
2 12 (44.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (37.04%) HTTP
2 4 (14.81%) WAN
3 3 (11.11%) LAN
3 3 (11.11%) VoIP
4 2 (7.41%) Broadband
4 2 (7.41%) TCP/IP
4 2 (7.41%) VPN
4 2 (7.41%) Wireshark
5 1 (3.70%) ATM
5 1 (3.70%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (3.70%) Ethernet
5 1 (3.70%) Frame Relay
5 1 (3.70%) Internet
5 1 (3.70%) ISDN
5 1 (3.70%) MPLS
5 1 (3.70%) QSIG
5 1 (3.70%) SAN
5 1 (3.70%) Skype
5 1 (3.70%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (44.44%) Amazon RDS
2 11 (40.74%) Big Data
2 11 (40.74%) Hadoop
2 11 (40.74%) MySQL
3 10 (37.04%) HBase
4 6 (22.22%) CouchDB
4 6 (22.22%) NoSQL
5 2 (7.41%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 18 (66.67%) Jenkins
2 16 (59.26%) Git (software)
3 10 (37.04%) Artifactory
4 6 (22.22%) Gradle
4 6 (22.22%) JIRA
5 2 (7.41%) Cucumber
5 2 (7.41%) SpecFlow
5 2 (7.41%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (3.70%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 5 (18.52%) Banking
1 5 (18.52%) Finance
2 2 (7.41%) Back Office
2 2 (7.41%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.70%) Investment Banking
3 1 (3.70%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 11 (40.74%) DevOps Engineer
2 8 (29.63%) Developer
3 6 (22.22%) Java Developer
4 5 (18.52%) AWS DevOps
4 5 (18.52%) AWS DevOps Engineer
4 5 (18.52%) AWS Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Java Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Linux Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 2 (7.41%) Python Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Software Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Tester
5 2 (7.41%) VoIP Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Business Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Java Software Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Network Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Report Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (59.26%) REST
2 13 (48.15%) RESTful
3 12 (44.44%) Elastic Stack
4 8 (29.63%) Spring
5 6 (22.22%) Flask
5 6 (22.22%) JSON
5 6 (22.22%) Spring Boot
6 3 (11.11%) Web Services
7 2 (7.41%) Gherkin
7 2 (7.41%) Spring Integration
7 2 (7.41%) Spring MVC
7 2 (7.41%) XML
8 1 (3.70%) .NET
8 1 (3.70%) FpML
8 1 (3.70%) Hibernate
8 1 (3.70%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (18.52%) Semantic Web
2 2 (7.41%) Derivative
2 2 (7.41%) DTCC
2 2 (7.41%) Fixed Income
2 2 (7.41%) OTC Derivatives
3 1 (3.70%) ASIC
3 1 (3.70%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.70%) Reference Data
3 1 (3.70%) Replication
3 1 (3.70%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 13 (48.15%) Linux
2 1 (3.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (66.67%) Microservices
2 13 (48.15%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (44.44%) Configuration Management
3 12 (44.44%) DevOps
3 12 (44.44%) Kanban
3 12 (44.44%) Scrum
4 11 (40.74%) Continuous Delivery
5 4 (14.81%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (11.11%) BDD
6 3 (11.11%) Test Automation
7 2 (7.41%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (7.41%) Functional Testing
7 2 (7.41%) Integration Testing
7 2 (7.41%) Multithreading
7 2 (7.41%) MVC
7 2 (7.41%) SDLC
7 2 (7.41%) Software Engineering
7 2 (7.41%) SQL Optimisation
7 2 (7.41%) Technical Architecture
7 2 (7.41%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 18 (66.67%) Python
2 14 (51.85%) Bash Shell
3 10 (37.04%) Java
4 8 (29.63%) SQL
5 2 (7.41%) Perl
6 1 (3.70%) C#
6 1 (3.70%) C++
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.11%) EMIR
2 1 (3.70%) MiFID
System Software
1 18 (66.67%) Docker
2 1 (3.70%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.70%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (44.44%) Graphite
1 12 (44.44%) Puppet
1 12 (44.44%) Terraform
Vendors
1 10 (37.04%) Cloudera
2 6 (22.22%) Atlassian
3 2 (7.41%) BroadSoft
3 2 (7.41%) Calypso
3 2 (7.41%) Sybase
3 2 (7.41%) Thunderhead
4 1 (3.70%) Avaya
4 1 (3.70%) Blue Coat
4 1 (3.70%) Cisco
4 1 (3.70%) Citrix
4 1 (3.70%) Dell
4 1 (3.70%) Dell Compellent
4 1 (3.70%) EqualLogic
4 1 (3.70%) Juniper
4 1 (3.70%) Siemens
4 1 (3.70%) Symantec
4 1 (3.70%) VMware