The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South 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 3 months to 28 March 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 West
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 132 -
Contract jobs citing DSL 0 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West - 0.069% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 0.44% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Median daily rate - £450 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £300 £290
% change year-on-year +45.83% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.25 £43.00 -
% change year-on-year -69.18% -  

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 West with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 428 458 382
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 16.65% 15.73% 12.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 262 303 185
Median daily rate £338 £363 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.89% +0.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £549 £438 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 31 25
Median hourly rate £43.50 £27.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +58.18% -15.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.25 £16.10 £10.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £44.00 £44.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.14 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -40.96% +25.00%  

DSL
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

DSL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DSL in the South West

DSL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for DSL in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 West region with a requirement for DSL.

1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) ATM
1 1 (100.00%) ISDN
1 1 (100.00%) LAN
1 1 (100.00%) WLAN
1 1 (100.00%) WAN
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) VPN
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) SSL
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) CCIE
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Prime
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Juniper
1 1 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 1 (100.00%) SONET
1 1 (100.00%) MPLS
1 1 (100.00%) NetScreen
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) Wireless
1 1 (100.00%) Frame Relay
1 1 (100.00%) Blue Coat
1 1 (100.00%) BIG-IP
1 1 (100.00%) VLAN
1 1 (100.00%) Wireshark
1 1 (100.00%) Problem Management
1 1 (100.00%) Open Source
1 1 (100.00%) tcpdump
1 1 (100.00%) LINQ to SQL

DSL
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) ATM
1 1 (100.00%) BIG-IP
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco ISE
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) Frame Relay
1 1 (100.00%) ISDN
1 1 (100.00%) LAN
1 1 (100.00%) MPLS
1 1 (100.00%) NetScreen
1 1 (100.00%) SONET
1 1 (100.00%) SSL
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) tcpdump
1 1 (100.00%) VLAN
1 1 (100.00%) VPN
1 1 (100.00%) WAN
1 1 (100.00%) Wireless
1 1 (100.00%) Wireshark
1 1 (100.00%) WLAN
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) LAN Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) LAN/WAN Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Network Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) 802.1X
1 1 (100.00%) LINQ to SQL
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Mentoring
1 1 (100.00%) Open Source
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Monitoring
1 1 (100.00%) Problem Management
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) CCIE
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Blue Coat
1 1 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) F5
1 1 (100.00%) Juniper