The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for ADSL skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited ADSL 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.

Assymetrical Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL)
UK
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 585 629 595
Rank change year-on-year +44 -34  
Contract jobs citing ADSL 25 25 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.053% 0.046% 0.085%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.39% 0.29% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 17 22
Median daily rate £225 £225 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -27.41%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £134 £122 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £481 £410 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £188 £188 £375
% change year-on-year - -50.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 7
Median hourly rate £13.50 £13.94 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.13% -60.17%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.69 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £15.19 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £13.94 £35.00
% change year-on-year -3.13% -60.17%  

ADSL 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 with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 6447 8714 7937
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.68% 16.14% 14.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 3816 5270 4473
Median daily rate £400 £390 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +9.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £240 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 395 433 468
Median hourly rate £28.27 £28.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.82% +23.91%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £31.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +31.25%  

ADSL
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing ADSL as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for ADSL in the UK

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ADSL in the UK

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ADSL over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ADSL in the UK

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for ADSL in the UK

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing ADSL over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for ADSL in the UK

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Top 23 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ADSL within the UK 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
England +21 24 £200 -11.11% 2
South East +17 11 £140 -25.33% 1
London +4 8 £535 +114.00% 1
Oxfordshire - 5 £140 -
Witney - 4 £140 -
Berkshire +23 3 - - 1
City of London +1 3 £535 +311.53%
East of England +1 3 £228 -
North West +21 2 £363 -
Cumbria - 2 £363 -
Bracknell - 2 - -
Brentwood - 2 £325 -
Essex - 2 £325 -
Hampshire +9 1 £325 -3.63%
Surrey +8 1 £140 -
Newbury +4 1 - -
Milton Keynes - 1 - -
Winchester - 1 £325 -
Oxford - 1 £250 -
Ipswich - 1 £130 -
Guildford - 1 £140 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Suffolk - 1 £130 -

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing ADSL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for ADSL.

1 32 (65.31%) LAN
2 29 (59.18%) WAN
3 26 (53.06%) Cisco
4 25 (51.02%) MPLS
5 22 (44.90%) Firewall
5 22 (44.90%) Windows
6 18 (36.73%) Cisco Certification
7 17 (34.69%) TCP/IP
8 16 (32.65%) CCNA
9 14 (28.57%) Active Directory
9 14 (28.57%) Windows Server
10 13 (26.53%) DNS
10 13 (26.53%) OSPF
10 13 (26.53%) Telecoms
11 12 (24.49%) CCNP
11 12 (24.49%) VPN
11 12 (24.49%) Ethernet
11 12 (24.49%) Windows Server 2012
12 11 (22.45%) Microsoft
12 11 (22.45%) VMware
13 10 (20.41%) Internet
13 10 (20.41%) EIGRP
13 10 (20.41%) ISDN
13 10 (20.41%) Microsoft Office
13 10 (20.41%) Security Cleared
13 10 (20.41%) Cisco ASA
13 10 (20.41%) Windows Server 2008
14 9 (18.37%) ITIL
14 9 (18.37%) RIP
14 9 (18.37%) Juniper

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Co-occurring IT Skills 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 7 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 4 (8.16%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (4.08%) GroupWise
4 1 (2.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (2.04%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 10 (20.41%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (8.16%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.20%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 32 (65.31%) LAN
2 29 (59.18%) WAN
3 25 (51.02%) MPLS
4 22 (44.90%) Firewall
5 17 (34.69%) TCP/IP
6 13 (26.53%) DNS
6 13 (26.53%) OSPF
7 12 (24.49%) Ethernet
7 12 (24.49%) VPN
8 10 (20.41%) Cisco ASA
8 10 (20.41%) EIGRP
8 10 (20.41%) Internet
8 10 (20.41%) ISDN
9 9 (18.37%) BGP
9 9 (18.37%) RIP
10 8 (16.33%) NAS
10 8 (16.33%) VLAN
11 7 (14.29%) DHCP
11 7 (14.29%) Wireless
11 7 (14.29%) xDSL
Development Applications
1 3 (6.12%) Redmine
2 2 (4.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (4.08%) Bugzilla
2 2 (4.08%) JIRA
2 2 (4.08%) JUnit
2 2 (4.08%) Selenium
2 2 (4.08%) Trac
2 2 (4.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 13 (26.53%) Telecoms
2 5 (10.20%) Finance
3 2 (4.08%) Marketing
4 1 (2.04%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.04%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (30.61%) Network Engineer
2 8 (16.33%) Support Engineer
3 6 (12.24%) 2nd Line Support
4 5 (10.20%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 5 (10.20%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 5 (10.20%) Exchange Engineer
4 5 (10.20%) Server Engineer
4 5 (10.20%) Windows Engineer
5 4 (8.16%) Analyst
5 4 (8.16%) Cisco Engineer
5 4 (8.16%) Desktop Support
5 4 (8.16%) Exchange Support
5 4 (8.16%) Server Support
5 4 (8.16%) Windows Server Engineer
5 4 (8.16%) Windows Server Support
5 4 (8.16%) Windows Support Engineer
6 3 (6.12%) Field Engineer
6 3 (6.12%) Network Support
6 3 (6.12%) Senior Network Engineer
6 3 (6.12%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (16.33%) 802.1X
2 2 (4.08%) .NET
2 2 (4.08%) COM
2 2 (4.08%) RFC 2547
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.29%) Driving Licence
2 6 (12.24%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (10.20%) Data Centre
4 3 (6.12%) Blackberry
4 3 (6.12%) iPhone
4 3 (6.12%) STB
5 2 (4.08%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (4.08%) Management Information System
5 2 (4.08%) Smartphone
6 1 (2.04%) e-Health
6 1 (2.04%) IVR
6 1 (2.04%) Replication
6 1 (2.04%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 22 (44.90%) Windows
2 14 (28.57%) Windows Server
3 12 (24.49%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (20.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (12.24%) Windows 7
5 6 (12.24%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (8.16%) Android
7 3 (6.12%) Windows XP
8 2 (4.08%) FreeBSD
8 2 (4.08%) Linux
8 2 (4.08%) Unix
8 2 (4.08%) Windows 10
8 2 (4.08%) Windows Vista
9 1 (2.04%) Mac OS X
9 1 (2.04%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (18.37%) ITIL
1 9 (18.37%) Migration
2 4 (8.16%) Network Management
3 3 (6.12%) Change Management
3 3 (6.12%) Customer Requirements
3 3 (6.12%) High Availability
3 3 (6.12%) ITIL V3
3 3 (6.12%) Load Balancing
3 3 (6.12%) Service Delivery
3 3 (6.12%) Service Management
3 3 (6.12%) Time Management
4 2 (4.08%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (4.08%) Data Protection
4 2 (4.08%) Network Design
4 2 (4.08%) Network Load Balancing
4 2 (4.08%) Network Packet Analysis
4 2 (4.08%) Release Management
4 2 (4.08%) Software Testing
4 2 (4.08%) Test Automation
4 2 (4.08%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.12%) PowerShell
2 2 (4.08%) Bash Shell
2 2 (4.08%) JavaScript
2 2 (4.08%) Perl
2 2 (4.08%) PHP
2 2 (4.08%) Ruby
2 2 (4.08%) SQL
2 2 (4.08%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 18 (36.73%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (32.65%) CCNA
3 12 (24.49%) CCNP
4 10 (20.41%) Security Cleared
5 8 (16.33%) SC Cleared
6 4 (8.16%) BC Cleared
6 4 (8.16%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (8.16%) CCDP
7 3 (6.12%) CCIE
8 2 (4.08%) CCDA
8 2 (4.08%) Degree
8 2 (4.08%) DV Cleared
9 1 (2.04%) CCENT
9 1 (2.04%) CCIP
9 1 (2.04%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.08%) QA
2 1 (2.04%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 7 (14.29%) Hyper-V
2 7 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (6.12%) Terminal Services
3 3 (6.12%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (6.12%) vSphere
4 2 (4.08%) Firmware
4 2 (4.08%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 5 (10.20%) SCCM
2 4 (8.16%) SCOM
3 3 (6.12%) WhatsUp Gold
4 2 (4.08%) Nessus
5 1 (2.04%) CA Spectrum
5 1 (2.04%) DameWare
5 1 (2.04%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (2.04%) FortiGate
5 1 (2.04%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (2.04%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (2.04%) WMI
Vendors
1 26 (53.06%) Cisco
2 11 (22.45%) Microsoft
2 11 (22.45%) VMware
3 9 (18.37%) Juniper
4 7 (14.29%) HP
5 5 (10.20%) Sophos
6 4 (8.16%) Apple
6 4 (8.16%) BT
6 4 (8.16%) F5
7 3 (6.12%) CheckPoint
7 3 (6.12%) Fortinet
8 2 (4.08%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 2 (4.08%) Avaya
8 2 (4.08%) Barracuda Networks
8 2 (4.08%) Compaq
8 2 (4.08%) Nimble Storage
8 2 (4.08%) Nortel
8 2 (4.08%) Novell
8 2 (4.08%) SolarWinds
9 1 (2.04%) Palo Alto