Period
to 19 August 2018

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 6 months to 19 August 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.

Assymetrical Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL)
UK
6 months to
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 819 822 881
Rank change year-on-year +3 +59 -93
Contract jobs citing ADSL 78 47 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.076% 0.049% 0.037%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.57% 0.36% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 25 22
UK median daily rate £250 £250 £337
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -25.87% -0.07%
10th Percentile £115 £125 £128
90th Percentile £425 £483 £457
UK excluding London median daily rate £256 £245 £337
% change year-on-year +4.59% -27.30% -0.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 11 6
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £13.50 £14.68
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.74% -8.04% +18.87%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.00 £12.49
90th Percentile £25.50 £34.50 £18.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £13.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year - -12.90% +25.51%

ADSL 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 with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 13,751 13,129 16,801
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.45% 13.61% 15.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,418 7,887 10,196
UK median daily rate £425 £408 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.29% +1.88% +6.67%
10th Percentile £203 £200 £220
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.00% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 769 746 811
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -24.00% +21.95%
10th Percentile £12.22 £11.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £18.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +2.70% -26.00% +21.95%

ADSL
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing ADSL as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for ADSL in the UK

ADSL
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

ADSL
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ADSL over the 6 months to 19 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ADSL in the UK

ADSL
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

ADSL
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing ADSL over the 6 months to 19 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for ADSL in the UK

ADSL
Top 14 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 6 months to 19 August 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
England -7 66 £250 -11.50% 21
UK excluding London -10 45 £256 +4.59% 15
London -7 33 £200 -60.40% 7
South West - 12 £325 - 3
Scotland - 11 £100 -
South East -23 9 £196 +40.18% 2
Midlands -5 6 £250 -4.31% 3
West Midlands -18 6 £250 +4.17% 2
East of England -2 5 £105 -67.69%
North of England -17 3 £375 -3.85% 6
Yorkshire - 2 £350 - 1
East Midlands +1 1 £250 -11.50% 1
North West -10 1 £375 -3.85% 5
Wales -15 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 19 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing ADSL 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 with a requirement for ADSL.

1 56 (71.79%) WAN
2 53 (67.95%) LAN
3 47 (60.26%) Cisco
4 40 (51.28%) MPLS
5 31 (39.74%) TCP/IP
5 31 (39.74%) Ethernet
6 26 (33.33%) VPN
6 26 (33.33%) Microsoft
7 25 (32.05%) Cisco Certification
7 25 (32.05%) Windows
8 23 (29.49%) CCNA
8 23 (29.49%) Firewall
9 21 (26.92%) Finance
9 21 (26.92%) Juniper
9 21 (26.92%) ITIL
10 20 (25.64%) CCNP
10 20 (25.64%) Wireless
10 20 (25.64%) OSPF
10 20 (25.64%) BGP
11 19 (24.36%) Project Management
12 18 (23.08%) VoIP
13 17 (21.79%) Microsoft Office
13 17 (21.79%) Video Conferencing
14 16 (20.51%) Internet
15 15 (19.23%) VMware
16 14 (17.95%) Telecoms
16 14 (17.95%) DNS
16 14 (17.95%) Windows 7
16 14 (17.95%) VLAN
17 13 (16.67%) Cisco IOS

ADSL
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 9 (11.54%) MS Exchange
2 8 (10.26%) SharePoint
3 3 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (2.56%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.28%) GroupWise
Applications
1 17 (21.79%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (11.54%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (7.69%) MS Visio
4 2 (2.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 11 (14.10%) Office 365
2 2 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.28%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 56 (71.79%) WAN
2 53 (67.95%) LAN
3 40 (51.28%) MPLS
4 31 (39.74%) Ethernet
4 31 (39.74%) TCP/IP
5 26 (33.33%) VPN
6 23 (29.49%) Firewall
7 20 (25.64%) BGP
7 20 (25.64%) OSPF
7 20 (25.64%) Wireless
8 18 (23.08%) VoIP
9 16 (20.51%) Internet
10 14 (17.95%) DNS
10 14 (17.95%) VLAN
11 13 (16.67%) Cisco IOS
11 13 (16.67%) DHCP
12 11 (14.10%) Wi-Fi
13 10 (12.82%) DSL
13 10 (12.82%) EIGRP
14 9 (11.54%) MD110
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.56%) SQL Server
General
1 21 (26.92%) Finance
2 14 (17.95%) Telecoms
3 10 (12.82%) Spanish Language
4 5 (6.41%) German Language
5 4 (5.13%) Retail
6 2 (2.56%) French Language
6 2 (2.56%) Italian Language
6 2 (2.56%) Law
6 2 (2.56%) Mandarin Language
7 1 (1.28%) Advertising
7 1 (1.28%) Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (25.64%) Network Engineer
2 16 (20.51%) Analyst
3 8 (10.26%) IT Analyst
4 7 (8.97%) Project Manager
4 7 (8.97%) Service Analyst
4 7 (8.97%) Service Desk Analyst
4 7 (8.97%) Support Analyst
5 6 (7.69%) IT Support
5 6 (7.69%) Network Technician
5 6 (7.69%) WAN Engineer
6 5 (6.41%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (6.41%) Consultant
6 5 (6.41%) Network Analyst
6 5 (6.41%) Network Consultant
7 4 (5.13%) IT Support Analyst
7 4 (5.13%) LAN Engineer
7 4 (5.13%) LAN/WAN Engineer
7 4 (5.13%) WAN Consultant
8 3 (3.85%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 3 (3.85%) Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.56%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 17 (21.79%) Video Conferencing
2 9 (11.54%) Blackberry
3 7 (8.97%) iPad
4 5 (6.41%) Data Centre
4 5 (6.41%) iPhone
4 5 (6.41%) Linux Command Line
5 3 (3.85%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (2.56%) Virtual Team
7 1 (1.28%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.28%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.28%) PMI
7 1 (1.28%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 25 (32.05%) Windows
2 14 (17.95%) Windows 7
3 13 (16.67%) Windows 10
4 8 (10.26%) Linux
5 6 (7.69%) Windows Server
6 5 (6.41%) Mac OS X
6 5 (6.41%) Windows XP
7 4 (5.13%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (2.56%) Apple iOS
8 2 (2.56%) Check Point GAiA
8 2 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (2.56%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.28%) Android
9 1 (1.28%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (26.92%) ITIL
2 19 (24.36%) Project Management
3 9 (11.54%) BCP
3 9 (11.54%) DNA
3 9 (11.54%) Supplier Management
4 8 (10.26%) Migration
4 8 (10.26%) Network Monitoring
5 7 (8.97%) Patch Management
6 6 (7.69%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (6.41%) Decision-Making
7 5 (6.41%) PRINCE2
7 5 (6.41%) Service Delivery
8 4 (5.13%) Customer Requirements
8 4 (5.13%) Process Management
8 4 (5.13%) Service Management
9 3 (3.85%) Adaptive Security
9 3 (3.85%) Asset Management
9 3 (3.85%) Kalman Filter
9 3 (3.85%) Load Balancing
10 2 (2.56%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 25 (32.05%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (29.49%) CCNA
3 20 (25.64%) CCNP
4 8 (10.26%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (8.97%) BC Cleared
5 7 (8.97%) BPSS Clearance
5 7 (8.97%) SC Cleared
5 7 (8.97%) Security Cleared
6 5 (6.41%) MCSA
7 4 (5.13%) MOS
7 4 (5.13%) Network+ Certification
8 3 (3.85%) JNCIA
9 2 (2.56%) CCENT
9 2 (2.56%) CCSA
9 2 (2.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (2.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (1.28%) JNCIE
10 1 (1.28%) JNCIP
10 1 (1.28%) JNCIS
10 1 (1.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (14.10%) SLA
2 2 (2.56%) QA
3 1 (1.28%) PMO
System Software
1 13 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (14.10%) Active Directory
3 8 (10.26%) BitLocker
4 4 (5.13%) Terminal Services
4 4 (5.13%) XenApp
5 3 (3.85%) NFS
6 2 (2.56%) VirtualBox
7 1 (1.28%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 9 (11.54%) AirWatch
2 8 (10.26%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (5.13%) SCCM
4 2 (2.56%) Backup Exec
4 2 (2.56%) Cacti
5 1 (1.28%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (1.28%) Nagios
5 1 (1.28%) SCOM
Vendors
1 47 (60.26%) Cisco
2 26 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 21 (26.92%) Juniper
4 15 (19.23%) VMware
5 12 (15.38%) BT
5 12 (15.38%) Meraki
6 11 (14.10%) Ericsson
6 11 (14.10%) McAfee
7 10 (12.82%) SolarWinds
8 9 (11.54%) Aastra
8 9 (11.54%) Mitel
8 9 (11.54%) Polycom
8 9 (11.54%) Red Box
8 9 (11.54%) Tandberg
9 8 (10.26%) Apple
9 8 (10.26%) CheckPoint
9 8 (10.26%) Citrix
9 8 (10.26%) HP
10 4 (5.13%) BMC
11 3 (3.85%) Sophos