Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 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.

Assymetrical Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL)
UK
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 828 835 771
Rank change year-on-year +7 -64 +26
Contract jobs citing ADSL 59 56 124
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.057% 0.053% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.42% 0.34% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 24 53
UK median daily rate £213 £351 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -39.37% -2.64% +34.58%
10th Percentile £136 £144 £132
90th Percentile £458 £464 £476
UK excluding London median daily rate £251 £351 £338
% change year-on-year -28.32% +3.85% +26.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 12 47
UK median hourly rate £13.50 £14.68 £12.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.04% +18.87% -34.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £14.68 £12.35
% change year-on-year -8.04% +18.87% -23.77%

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 14137 16320 15778
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.71% 15.50% 13.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 8593 9844 9128
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £181 £213 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 746 837 1018
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £23.75 £20.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +13.45% +4.68%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.82 £48.00 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.27 £25.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -26.92% +19.05% +5.00%

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 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 2017.

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 23 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
England +17 55 £220 -37.23% 11
UK excluding London +38 43 £251 -28.32% 7
South East 0 17 £150 -57.39%
London -15 13 £205 -48.94% 4
North of England +69 12 £395 +12.70% 4
North West - 11 £400 - 4
East of England -12 7 £325 - 1
Midlands +24 3 £206 +47.32%
West Midlands +35 2 £206 -
South West -12 2 £275 - 2
Yorkshire +18 1 £150 -57.20%
East Midlands -10 1 - -
Wales - 1 £110 -
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 33 (55.93%) Windows
2 31 (52.54%) LAN
2 31 (52.54%) WAN
3 29 (49.15%) MPLS
4 27 (45.76%) Cisco
5 23 (38.98%) Active Directory
5 23 (38.98%) ITIL
6 18 (30.51%) HP
6 18 (30.51%) VPN
6 18 (30.51%) Firewall
6 18 (30.51%) Windows 7
7 17 (28.81%) ISDN
7 17 (28.81%) Windows Server
8 16 (27.12%) Microsoft Office
8 16 (27.12%) Security Cleared
8 16 (27.12%) Windows Server 2008
9 14 (23.73%) SC Cleared
9 14 (23.73%) Cisco Certification
9 14 (23.73%) CCNA
10 13 (22.03%) Juniper
10 13 (22.03%) MS Exchange
10 13 (22.03%) Broadband
10 13 (22.03%) Wi-Fi
11 12 (20.34%) Dell
12 11 (18.64%) Management Information System
12 11 (18.64%) Telecoms
12 11 (18.64%) Internet
12 11 (18.64%) Office 365
13 10 (16.95%) NAS
13 10 (16.95%) CheckPoint

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 13 (22.03%) MS Exchange
2 6 (10.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (6.78%) GroupWise
4 2 (3.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.69%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 16 (27.12%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (8.47%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (5.08%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (5.08%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 11 (18.64%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 31 (52.54%) LAN
1 31 (52.54%) WAN
2 29 (49.15%) MPLS
3 18 (30.51%) Firewall
3 18 (30.51%) VPN
4 17 (28.81%) ISDN
5 13 (22.03%) Broadband
5 13 (22.03%) Wi-Fi
6 11 (18.64%) Internet
7 10 (16.95%) DNS
7 10 (16.95%) NAS
8 9 (15.25%) 4G
8 9 (15.25%) Ethernet
9 8 (13.56%) 3G
9 8 (13.56%) DHCP
9 8 (13.56%) EIGRP
9 8 (13.56%) OSPF
9 8 (13.56%) Wireless
10 7 (11.86%) TCP/IP
11 6 (10.17%) RIP
Development Applications
1 5 (8.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 5 (8.47%) JUnit
1 5 (8.47%) Selenium
2 4 (6.78%) Bugzilla
2 4 (6.78%) JIRA
2 4 (6.78%) Redmine
2 4 (6.78%) Trac
3 3 (5.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 11 (18.64%) Telecoms
2 5 (8.47%) Finance
2 5 (8.47%) Marketing
3 3 (5.08%) Advertising
4 2 (3.39%) Billing
4 2 (3.39%) Military
4 2 (3.39%) Retail
5 1 (1.69%) Electronics
5 1 (1.69%) Front Office
5 1 (1.69%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 18 (30.51%) Network Engineer
2 9 (15.25%) Analyst
2 9 (15.25%) Desktop Support
3 8 (13.56%) 2nd Line Support
4 7 (11.86%) Support Engineer
5 5 (8.47%) Cisco Engineer
5 5 (8.47%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 5 (8.47%) Desktop Engineer
5 5 (8.47%) Firewall Engineer
5 5 (8.47%) Project Manager
5 5 (8.47%) Software Tester
5 5 (8.47%) Support Analyst
5 5 (8.47%) Tester
5 5 (8.47%) WAN Engineer
5 5 (8.47%) Windows Engineer
6 4 (6.78%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 4 (6.78%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 4 (6.78%) Exchange Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) Senior Firewall Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.17%) 802.1X
2 5 (8.47%) .NET
3 3 (5.08%) Rendezvous
4 1 (1.69%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 11 (18.64%) Management Information System
2 9 (15.25%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (11.86%) CMDB
3 7 (11.86%) Smartphone
4 6 (10.17%) Blackberry
4 6 (10.17%) Driving Licence
5 4 (6.78%) Data Centre
5 4 (6.78%) Replication
5 4 (6.78%) STB
6 3 (5.08%) Virtual Team
7 2 (3.39%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (3.39%) PKI
7 2 (3.39%) PMI
8 1 (1.69%) Fat Client
8 1 (1.69%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (1.69%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 33 (55.93%) Windows
2 18 (30.51%) Windows 7
3 17 (28.81%) Windows Server
4 16 (27.12%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (15.25%) Mac OS X
6 7 (11.86%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (11.86%) Windows XP
7 5 (8.47%) Linux
7 5 (8.47%) Windows Vista
8 4 (6.78%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (5.08%) Unix
10 2 (3.39%) FreeBSD
10 2 (3.39%) Windows 10
11 1 (1.69%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (38.98%) ITIL
2 8 (13.56%) Change Management
3 7 (11.86%) Break/Fix
3 7 (11.86%) Service Delivery
4 6 (10.17%) Continuous Improvement
4 6 (10.17%) Project Management
5 5 (8.47%) Network Packet Analysis
5 5 (8.47%) PRINCE2
5 5 (8.47%) Release Management
5 5 (8.47%) Service Management
5 5 (8.47%) Software Testing
5 5 (8.47%) Test Automation
6 4 (6.78%) Data Protection
6 4 (6.78%) Defect Management
6 4 (6.78%) Defect Tracking
6 4 (6.78%) Issue Tracking
6 4 (6.78%) Migration
6 4 (6.78%) Non-Functional Testing
6 4 (6.78%) Process Improvement
7 3 (5.08%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.47%) Bash Shell
1 5 (8.47%) JavaScript
1 5 (8.47%) Perl
1 5 (8.47%) PHP
1 5 (8.47%) PowerShell
1 5 (8.47%) Ruby
1 5 (8.47%) VB.NET
2 2 (3.39%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (27.12%) Security Cleared
2 14 (23.73%) CCNA
2 14 (23.73%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (23.73%) SC Cleared
3 8 (13.56%) CCNP
4 5 (8.47%) Degree
5 4 (6.78%) JNCIA
6 3 (5.08%) BC Cleared
6 3 (5.08%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (5.08%) CCIE
6 3 (5.08%) DV Cleared
7 2 (3.39%) PMI Certification
7 2 (3.39%) PMP
7 2 (3.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.69%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.47%) QA
2 3 (5.08%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (38.98%) Active Directory
2 7 (11.86%) VMware ESXi
3 6 (10.17%) Firmware
4 5 (8.47%) Hyper-V
4 5 (8.47%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (3.39%) NFS
5 2 (3.39%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (15.25%) SCCM
2 7 (11.86%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 5 (8.47%) SCOM
4 2 (3.39%) DameWare
4 2 (3.39%) HP Data Protector
4 2 (3.39%) Nessus
4 2 (3.39%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (3.39%) WhatsUp Gold
5 1 (1.69%) AirWatch
5 1 (1.69%) CA Spectrum
5 1 (1.69%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (1.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 27 (45.76%) Cisco
2 18 (30.51%) HP
3 13 (22.03%) Juniper
4 12 (20.34%) Dell
5 10 (16.95%) CheckPoint
6 9 (15.25%) Symantec
6 9 (15.25%) VMware
7 8 (13.56%) Microsoft
8 5 (8.47%) BT
8 5 (8.47%) Compaq
9 4 (6.78%) Nortel
9 4 (6.78%) Novell
10 2 (3.39%) Altiris
10 2 (3.39%) Meraki
10 2 (3.39%) ServiceNow
10 2 (3.39%) Sophos
11 1 (1.69%) Apple
11 1 (1.69%) Barracuda Networks
11 1 (1.69%) CA
11 1 (1.69%) SolarWinds