Period
to 14 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 14 August 2018 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)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 191 172 -
Rank change year-on-year -19 - -
Contract jobs citing DSL 19 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.35% 0.023% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.01% 0.20% -
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 0
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
UK median daily rate £425 £489 £338
% change year-on-year -13.04% +44.81% -0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate £15.50 - -
UK median hourly rate £15.50 £13.50 -
% change year-on-year +14.81% - -

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 Scotland with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 631 490 900
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 11.49% 11.30% 16.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 387 257 485
Scotland median daily rate £324 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.62% +3.57% +7.69%
10th Percentile £195 £157 £223
90th Percentile £500 £475 £450
UK median daily rate £425 £407 £400
% change year-on-year +4.55% +1.63% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 35 52
Scotland median hourly rate £15.00 £32.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -53.13% -20.00% +71.31%
10th Percentile £10.75 £17.50 £14.14
90th Percentile £20.70 £47.85 £44.35
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.13 £25.00
% change year-on-year +4.58% -23.50% +21.95%

DSL
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for DSL in Scotland

DSL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DSL in Scotland

DSL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for DSL in Scotland

DSL
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DSL within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 14 August 2018. 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
Glasgow - 12 £400 -
Edinburgh -17 5 £350 -6.67% 2
West Lothian - 2 £375 -
Aberdeenshire - 1 - -
DSL
UK

For the 6 months to 14 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing DSL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for DSL.

1 10 (52.63%) Ethernet
1 10 (52.63%) Telecoms
2 8 (42.11%) Jenkins
3 7 (36.84%) VPN
3 7 (36.84%) LAN
3 7 (36.84%) WAN
3 7 (36.84%) Cisco
3 7 (36.84%) CCNP
3 7 (36.84%) CCNA
3 7 (36.84%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (31.58%) Internet
4 6 (31.58%) MPLS
4 6 (31.58%) OSPF
4 6 (31.58%) BGP
4 6 (31.58%) EIGRP
4 6 (31.58%) RIP
4 6 (31.58%) TCP/IP
4 6 (31.58%) ADSL
4 6 (31.58%) ATM
4 6 (31.58%) Migration
4 6 (31.58%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (31.58%) Test Scripting
4 6 (31.58%) SC Cleared
4 6 (31.58%) BC Cleared
4 6 (31.58%) Security Cleared
4 6 (31.58%) xDSL
4 6 (31.58%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (21.05%) Oracle ZFS
5 4 (21.05%) Scenario Testing
5 4 (21.05%) Bash Shell

DSL
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 4 (21.05%) Apache
1 4 (21.05%) Confluence
1 4 (21.05%) nginx
1 4 (21.05%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.26%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 10 (52.63%) Ethernet
2 7 (36.84%) LAN
2 7 (36.84%) VPN
2 7 (36.84%) WAN
3 6 (31.58%) ADSL
3 6 (31.58%) ATM
3 6 (31.58%) BGP
3 6 (31.58%) EIGRP
3 6 (31.58%) Internet
3 6 (31.58%) MPLS
3 6 (31.58%) OSPF
3 6 (31.58%) RIP
3 6 (31.58%) TCP/IP
3 6 (31.58%) xDSL
4 4 (21.05%) DNS
4 4 (21.05%) Firewall
4 4 (21.05%) SSL
5 3 (15.79%) Broadband
5 3 (15.79%) DWDM
5 3 (15.79%) SDH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (42.11%) Jenkins
2 4 (21.05%) Appium
2 4 (21.05%) Artifactory
2 4 (21.05%) Cucumber
2 4 (21.05%) Eclipse
2 4 (21.05%) GitLab
2 4 (21.05%) JIRA
2 4 (21.05%) Selenium
2 4 (21.05%) Zephyr
General
1 10 (52.63%) Telecoms
2 4 (21.05%) Retail
3 3 (15.79%) Billing
Job Titles
1 4 (21.05%) Analyst
1 4 (21.05%) Automation Tester
1 4 (21.05%) Developer
1 4 (21.05%) Developer in Test
1 4 (21.05%) Network Engineer
1 4 (21.05%) Test Automation Developer
1 4 (21.05%) Tester
2 3 (15.79%) Administrator
2 3 (15.79%) Business Analyst
2 3 (15.79%) Linux Administrator
2 3 (15.79%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 3 (15.79%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (10.53%) Telephony Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Transmission Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Digital Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Digital Business Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) IT Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Network Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (21.05%) Gherkin
1 4 (21.05%) LDAP
2 1 (5.26%) LAPP Stack
2 1 (5.26%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) User Experience
2 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.26%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 4 (21.05%) Apple iOS
1 4 (21.05%) Linux
1 4 (21.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 4 (21.05%) Solaris
1 4 (21.05%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) Migration
1 6 (31.58%) Test Scripting
1 6 (31.58%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (21.05%) CRM
2 4 (21.05%) Regression Testing
2 4 (21.05%) Scenario Testing
2 4 (21.05%) Test Automation
3 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (15.79%) Business Transformation
3 3 (15.79%) Kanban
3 3 (15.79%) Patch Management
3 3 (15.79%) Scrum
3 3 (15.79%) Virtual Environments
4 2 (10.53%) B2B
4 2 (10.53%) Change Control
4 2 (10.53%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (10.53%) Process Improvement
4 2 (10.53%) Project Management
4 2 (10.53%) Prototyping
4 2 (10.53%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 4 (21.05%) Bash Shell
1 4 (21.05%) Java
2 1 (5.26%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (36.84%) CCNA
1 7 (36.84%) CCNP
1 7 (36.84%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (31.58%) BC Cleared
2 6 (31.58%) BPSS Clearance
2 6 (31.58%) SC Cleared
2 6 (31.58%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.26%) CCIP
3 1 (5.26%) GIAC
System Software
1 4 (21.05%) Docker
2 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.26%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 4 (21.05%) Ansible
1 4 (21.05%) Oracle ZFS
1 4 (21.05%) Red Hat Satellite
2 3 (15.79%) Prometheus
2 3 (15.79%) Puppet
2 3 (15.79%) Xymon
3 1 (5.26%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 7 (36.84%) Cisco
2 4 (21.05%) Red Hat
3 3 (15.79%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 3 (15.79%) Nortel
4 2 (10.53%) Ciena
4 2 (10.53%) Ericsson
4 2 (10.53%) Huawei
5 1 (5.26%) Avaya
5 1 (5.26%) Juniper
5 1 (5.26%) VMware