The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 June 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 / South East
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 249 261 256
Rank change year-on-year +12 -5  
Contract jobs citing DSL 6 9 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.077% 0.10% 0.075%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.45% 0.52% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 1
Median daily rate £338 £365 £230
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.53% +58.69%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £344 £283
% change year-on-year -12.72% +21.68%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £13.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 - £164.00

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 South East with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 1338 1738 1781
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 17.25% 19.33% 19.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 727 958 880
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 120 120
Median hourly rate £25.00 £36.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.55% +20.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £49.46 £41.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £31.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +31.25%  

DSL
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 the South East

DSL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DSL in the South East

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for DSL in the South East

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing DSL in the South East over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for DSL in the South East

DSL
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DSL within the South East region over the 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +26 3 - -
Hampshire - 3 £338 - 1
DSL
England

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 South East region with a requirement for DSL.

1 10 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 9 (90.00%) VPN
2 9 (90.00%) Cisco
2 9 (90.00%) CCNP
2 9 (90.00%) Ethernet
2 9 (90.00%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (70.00%) CCNA
4 6 (60.00%) Internet
4 6 (60.00%) MPLS
4 6 (60.00%) OSPF
4 6 (60.00%) BGP
4 6 (60.00%) EIGRP
4 6 (60.00%) RIP
4 6 (60.00%) TCP/IP
4 6 (60.00%) ADSL
4 6 (60.00%) LAN
4 6 (60.00%) WAN
4 6 (60.00%) Migration
4 6 (60.00%) xDSL
5 4 (40.00%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (40.00%) SC Cleared
5 4 (40.00%) BC Cleared
5 4 (40.00%) Security Cleared
5 4 (40.00%) ATM
6 3 (30.00%) VoIP
6 3 (30.00%) CCDA
6 3 (30.00%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (30.00%) Cisco CUCM
6 3 (30.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (30.00%) Data Centre

DSL
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 1 (10.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
Communications & Networking
1 9 (90.00%) Ethernet
1 9 (90.00%) VPN
2 6 (60.00%) ADSL
2 6 (60.00%) BGP
2 6 (60.00%) EIGRP
2 6 (60.00%) Internet
2 6 (60.00%) LAN
2 6 (60.00%) MPLS
2 6 (60.00%) OSPF
2 6 (60.00%) RIP
2 6 (60.00%) TCP/IP
2 6 (60.00%) WAN
2 6 (60.00%) xDSL
3 4 (40.00%) ATM
4 3 (30.00%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (30.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (30.00%) VoIP
5 2 (20.00%) SDH
5 2 (20.00%) SS7
6 1 (10.00%) Wireless
General
1 10 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (10.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Network Support
2 3 (30.00%) Network Support Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Support Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Provisioning Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) WAN Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco Support
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (10.00%) IPTV
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Migration
2 2 (20.00%) Customer Requirements
2 2 (20.00%) Service Delivery
2 2 (20.00%) Validation
3 1 (10.00%) Change Management
3 1 (10.00%) Conceptual Models
3 1 (10.00%) Data Migration
3 1 (10.00%) eTOM
3 1 (10.00%) SOA
Qualifications
1 9 (90.00%) CCNP
1 9 (90.00%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (70.00%) CCNA
3 4 (40.00%) BC Cleared
3 4 (40.00%) BPSS Clearance
3 4 (40.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (40.00%) Security Cleared
4 3 (30.00%) CCDA
5 2 (20.00%) CCDP
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 9 (90.00%) Cisco
2 2 (20.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle