Period
to 18 November 2017

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 6 months to 18 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 > South East
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 366 374 378
Rank change year-on-year +8 +4 -21
Contract jobs citing DSL 5 11 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.030% 0.066% 0.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.17% 0.35% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 5
South East median daily rate £400 £365 £230
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.59% +58.70% -8.00%
10th Percentile £375 £341 £182
90th Percentile £425 £381 £405
England median daily rate £478 £350 £340
% change year-on-year +36.43% +2.94% +2.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
South East median hourly rate £13.50 £13.50 -
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 the South East with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 2922 3169 3564
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.50% 18.93% 18.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1575 1804 1905
South East median daily rate £390 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £185 £230 £225
90th Percentile £550 £530 £500
England median daily rate £403 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +0.63% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 155 221 245
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £25.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.37% +13.33% +25.00%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.75 £11.81
90th Percentile £46.10 £53.75 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.70 £22.84 £20.50
% change year-on-year -18.11% +11.39% +2.50%

DSL
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing DSL as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

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

DSL
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

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 6 months to 18 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
Berkshire +11 4 - -
Thames Valley -7 4 - -
East Sussex - 1 £400 -
DSL
England

For the 6 months to 18 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 South East region with a requirement for DSL.

1 3 (60.00%) ADSL
1 3 (60.00%) ATM
1 3 (60.00%) LAN
1 3 (60.00%) WAN
1 3 (60.00%) Ethernet
1 3 (60.00%) RIP
1 3 (60.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (60.00%) VPN
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco
1 3 (60.00%) CCNP
1 3 (60.00%) CCNA
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (60.00%) Internet
1 3 (60.00%) MPLS
1 3 (60.00%) OSPF
1 3 (60.00%) BGP
1 3 (60.00%) EIGRP
1 3 (60.00%) Telecoms
1 3 (60.00%) Migration
1 3 (60.00%) xDSL
1 3 (60.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (60.00%) BC Cleared
1 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
1 3 (60.00%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (20.00%) Scenario Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (20.00%) RESTful
2 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (20.00%) Cucumber

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 (20.00%) Skype for Business
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) ADSL
1 3 (60.00%) ATM
1 3 (60.00%) BGP
1 3 (60.00%) EIGRP
1 3 (60.00%) Ethernet
1 3 (60.00%) Internet
1 3 (60.00%) LAN
1 3 (60.00%) MPLS
1 3 (60.00%) OSPF
1 3 (60.00%) RIP
1 3 (60.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (60.00%) VPN
1 3 (60.00%) WAN
1 3 (60.00%) xDSL
2 1 (20.00%) HTTP
2 1 (20.00%) Skype
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (20.00%) SoapUI
1 1 (20.00%) SpecFlow
1 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 3 (60.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) Gherkin
1 1 (20.00%) RESTful
1 1 (20.00%) SOAP
1 1 (20.00%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) API Testing
2 1 (20.00%) BDD
2 1 (20.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Microservices
2 1 (20.00%) Scenario Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Scrum
2 1 (20.00%) SDLC
2 1 (20.00%) SOA
2 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) BC Cleared
1 3 (60.00%) BPSS Clearance
1 3 (60.00%) CCNA
1 3 (60.00%) CCNP
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (60.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) ISEB
2 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco
2 1 (20.00%) HP