Period
to 26 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 26 July 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 > North West
6 months to
26 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 195 233 227
Rank change year-on-year +38 -6 -33
Contract jobs citing DSL 3 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.053% 0.039% 0.065%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.37% 0.27% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 5
North West median daily rate £250 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.57% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £225 £161 £170
90th Percentile £275 £485 £451
England median daily rate £451 £344 £339
% change year-on-year +31.27% +1.48% -3.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £13.50 £43.00 £164.00
% change year-on-year -68.60% -73.78% +1071.43%

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 the North West with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 818 1127 948
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 14.39% 14.71% 12.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 459 645 459
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.29% +9.38%
10th Percentile £245 £255 £205
90th Percentile £543 £575 £525
England median daily rate £415 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 50 82
North West median hourly rate £15.50 £14.75 £16.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.08% -12.83% -15.40%
10th Percentile £10.55 £10.95 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.93 £42.33 £42.50
England median hourly rate £18.50 £25.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -26.00% +21.95% +9.33%

DSL
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing DSL as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for DSL in the North West

DSL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DSL in the North West

DSL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for DSL in the North West

DSL
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DSL within the North West region over the 6 months to 26 July 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
Lancashire - 2 £250 -
Merseyside -3 1 £250 -39.39%
DSL
England

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 North West region with a requirement for DSL.

1 3 (100.00%) SAS
1 3 (100.00%) DHCP
1 3 (100.00%) DNS
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (100.00%) HP
1 3 (100.00%) Dell
1 3 (100.00%) Internet
1 3 (100.00%) MPLS
1 3 (100.00%) VRRP
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) CRM
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
1 3 (100.00%) Migration
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
1 3 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 3 (100.00%) Office 365
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 3 (100.00%) Structured Cabling
1 3 (100.00%) Software Licensing
1 3 (100.00%) vMotion
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Licensing
1 3 (100.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (100.00%) SonicWALL
1 3 (100.00%) iSCSI
1 3 (100.00%) NETGEAR
2 2 (66.67%) E-Commerce

DSL
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 3 (100.00%) SAS
Business Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (100.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) DHCP
1 3 (100.00%) DNS
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
1 3 (100.00%) Internet
1 3 (100.00%) iSCSI
1 3 (100.00%) MPLS
1 3 (100.00%) Structured Cabling
1 3 (100.00%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Licensing
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) CRM
1 3 (100.00%) Migration
1 3 (100.00%) Software Licensing
2 2 (66.67%) E-Commerce
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (100.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (100.00%) vMotion
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Dell
1 3 (100.00%) HP
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) NETGEAR
1 3 (100.00%) SonicWALL
1 3 (100.00%) VMware