Period
to 10 December 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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 188 184 -
Rank change year-on-year -4 - -
Contract jobs citing DSL 14 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.27% 0.020% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.64% 0.17% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
UK median daily rate £550 £475 £350
% change year-on-year +15.79% +35.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate £19.00 - -
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £13.50 £89.25
% change year-on-year +40.74% -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 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 531 579 704
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 10.16% 11.70% 16.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 279 309 419
Scotland median daily rate £375 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.29% -2.86%
10th Percentile £145 £150 £206
90th Percentile £525 £539 £450
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 31 23
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.00% +16.28% +26.47%
10th Percentile £11.55 £11.32 £13.50
90th Percentile £36.05 £46.00 £51.60
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £18.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% -16.67% +7.48%

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 10 December 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
Edinburgh +8 8 £400 +6.67%
Glasgow - 6 - -
DSL
UK

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 8 (57.14%) Windows
1 8 (57.14%) Solaris
1 8 (57.14%) Linux
1 8 (57.14%) Apache
1 8 (57.14%) Tomcat
1 8 (57.14%) LDAP
1 8 (57.14%) DNS
1 8 (57.14%) SSL
1 8 (57.14%) Red Hat
1 8 (57.14%) PostgreSQL
1 8 (57.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 8 (57.14%) nginx
1 8 (57.14%) Bash Shell
1 8 (57.14%) Red Hat Satellite
1 8 (57.14%) Artifactory
1 8 (57.14%) Jenkins
1 8 (57.14%) Ansible
1 8 (57.14%) Docker
1 8 (57.14%) GitLab
1 8 (57.14%) Oracle ZFS
2 7 (50.00%) Firewall
3 6 (42.86%) Scrum
3 6 (42.86%) Telecoms
3 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (42.86%) Puppet
3 6 (42.86%) Kanban
3 6 (42.86%) Security Cleared
3 6 (42.86%) LAN
3 6 (42.86%) CCNA
3 6 (42.86%) Cisco Certification

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 8 (57.14%) Apache
1 8 (57.14%) nginx
1 8 (57.14%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 4 (28.57%) OpenShift
2 3 (21.43%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (57.14%) DNS
1 8 (57.14%) SSL
2 7 (50.00%) Firewall
3 6 (42.86%) LAN
3 6 (42.86%) VPN
3 6 (42.86%) WAN
4 5 (35.71%) ADSL
4 5 (35.71%) ATM
4 5 (35.71%) BGP
4 5 (35.71%) EIGRP
4 5 (35.71%) Ethernet
4 5 (35.71%) Internet
4 5 (35.71%) MPLS
4 5 (35.71%) OSPF
4 5 (35.71%) RIP
4 5 (35.71%) TCP/IP
4 5 (35.71%) xDSL
5 4 (28.57%) DWDM
5 4 (28.57%) SDH
6 1 (7.14%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (57.14%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (57.14%) Artifactory
1 8 (57.14%) GitLab
1 8 (57.14%) Jenkins
General
1 6 (42.86%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Administrator
1 4 (28.57%) Linux Administrator
1 4 (28.57%) Linux Systems Administrator
1 4 (28.57%) Systems Administrator
2 3 (21.43%) Network Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Transmission Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) WAN Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) IT Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Linux Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Network Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Solaris Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (57.14%) LDAP
2 4 (28.57%) LAPP Stack
3 1 (7.14%) Spring
Operating Systems
1 8 (57.14%) Linux
1 8 (57.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 8 (57.14%) Solaris
1 8 (57.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (42.86%) Kanban
1 6 (42.86%) Patch Management
1 6 (42.86%) Scrum
1 6 (42.86%) Virtual Environments
2 5 (35.71%) Migration
3 4 (28.57%) Business Transformation
3 4 (28.57%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (7.14%) Fault Analysis
5 1 (7.14%) Proactive Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (57.14%) Bash Shell
2 4 (28.57%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (42.86%) CCNA
1 6 (42.86%) CCNP
1 6 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
1 6 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 5 (35.71%) BC Cleared
2 5 (35.71%) BPSS Clearance
2 5 (35.71%) SC Cleared
3 2 (14.29%) CCIP
System Software
1 8 (57.14%) Docker
2 4 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (21.43%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 8 (57.14%) Ansible
1 8 (57.14%) Oracle ZFS
1 8 (57.14%) Red Hat Satellite
2 6 (42.86%) Prometheus
2 6 (42.86%) Puppet
2 6 (42.86%) Xymon
3 4 (28.57%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 8 (57.14%) Red Hat
2 6 (42.86%) Cisco
3 4 (28.57%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 4 (28.57%) Nortel
3 4 (28.57%) VMware
4 2 (14.29%) Ciena
4 2 (14.29%) Ericsson
4 2 (14.29%) Huawei
4 2 (14.29%) Juniper
5 1 (7.14%) Avaya