Period
to 22 September 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 22 September 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)
UK
6 months to
22 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 799 845 805
Rank change year-on-year +46 -40 -21
Contract jobs citing DSL 53 56 101
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.054% 0.052% 0.088%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.39% 0.33% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 27 67
UK median daily rate £475 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.71% +2.94% -
10th Percentile £259 £175 £191
90th Percentile £560 £438 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £338 £325
% change year-on-year +14.81% +3.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 2
UK median hourly rate £13.50 £13.50 £88.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -84.75% -
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.75 £26.95
90th Percentile £28.43 £14.25 £155.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £13.50 £164.00
% change year-on-year - -91.77% -

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 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 13619 16995 16103
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.80% 15.81% 14.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 8221 10351 9165
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £198 £220 £206
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +1.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 739 843 1026
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £25.00 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.00% +23.85% +0.93%
10th Percentile £10.96 £11.67 £11.17
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £25.00 £20.19
% change year-on-year -26.00% +23.85% +0.93%

DSL
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for DSL in the UK

DSL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DSL in the UK

DSL
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DSL over the 6 months to 22 September 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DSL in the UK

DSL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for DSL in the UK

DSL
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing DSL over the 6 months to 22 September 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for DSL in the UK

DSL
Top 13 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DSL within the UK over the 6 months to 22 September 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 +27 46 £475 +35.71% 9
London +3 28 £505 +26.09% 2
UK excluding London +49 23 £388 +14.81% 7
South East +18 9 £375 +2.74% 3
Wales - 5 £494 -
North of England +73 3 £250 +11.11% 4
West Midlands +38 2 - -
North West +30 2 £250 -28.57% 3
Midlands +27 2 - -
East of England -2 2 £450 +38.46%
South West +4 1 - -
North East - 1 £475 -
Scotland - 1 £375 -

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 with a requirement for DSL.

1 24 (45.28%) Jenkins
2 20 (37.74%) Microservices
2 20 (37.74%) Git (software)
2 20 (37.74%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (33.96%) Python
3 18 (33.96%) Linux
3 18 (33.96%) DevOps
4 17 (32.08%) Docker
4 17 (32.08%) Amazon AWS
5 16 (30.19%) Amazon EC2
5 16 (30.19%) Amazon S3
5 16 (30.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 16 (30.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 16 (30.19%) Terraform
6 14 (26.42%) REST
6 14 (26.42%) Bash Shell
6 14 (26.42%) Scrum
7 13 (24.53%) Kanban
8 12 (22.64%) RESTful
8 12 (22.64%) Puppet
8 12 (22.64%) VPN
9 11 (20.75%) Cisco
9 11 (20.75%) Configuration Management
9 11 (20.75%) Migration
9 11 (20.75%) Telecoms
9 11 (20.75%) Amazon RDS
9 11 (20.75%) Artifactory
9 11 (20.75%) Graphite
9 11 (20.75%) Elastic Stack
10 10 (18.87%) Continuous Delivery

DSL
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 5 (9.43%) Confluence
1 5 (9.43%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (3.77%) SAS
2 2 (3.77%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.89%) CMS
3 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.89%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 2 (3.77%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 17 (32.08%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (30.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 16 (30.19%) Amazon EC2
2 16 (30.19%) Amazon S3
2 16 (30.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 5 (9.43%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 5 (9.43%) Amazon ELB
3 5 (9.43%) Route 53
4 3 (5.66%) Office 365
5 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (1.89%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 12 (22.64%) VPN
2 10 (18.87%) HTTP
2 10 (18.87%) Internet
2 10 (18.87%) MPLS
3 8 (15.09%) Ethernet
3 8 (15.09%) VoIP
3 8 (15.09%) WAN
4 7 (13.21%) LAN
4 7 (13.21%) OSPF
5 6 (11.32%) BGP
5 6 (11.32%) TCP/IP
6 5 (9.43%) ADSL
6 5 (9.43%) Firewall
7 4 (7.55%) ATM
7 4 (7.55%) EIGRP
7 4 (7.55%) RIP
7 4 (7.55%) Wireless
7 4 (7.55%) xDSL
8 3 (5.66%) IPsec
8 3 (5.66%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (20.75%) Amazon RDS
2 10 (18.87%) Big Data
2 10 (18.87%) Hadoop
2 10 (18.87%) MySQL
3 9 (16.98%) HBase
4 5 (9.43%) CouchDB
4 5 (9.43%) NoSQL
5 4 (7.55%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 3 (5.66%) MongoDB
7 2 (3.77%) Relational Database
7 2 (3.77%) SQL Server
8 1 (1.89%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 24 (45.28%) Jenkins
2 20 (37.74%) Git (software)
3 11 (20.75%) Artifactory
4 6 (11.32%) Cucumber
4 6 (11.32%) JIRA
5 5 (9.43%) Gradle
5 5 (9.43%) Selenium
6 3 (5.66%) SpecFlow
6 3 (5.66%) Visual Studio Team System
7 2 (3.77%) WebDriver
8 1 (1.89%) GitLab
8 1 (1.89%) Maven
8 1 (1.89%) SoapUI
8 1 (1.89%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (1.89%) Subversion
General
1 11 (20.75%) Telecoms
2 5 (9.43%) Banking
3 4 (7.55%) Finance
4 3 (5.66%) Back Office
5 1 (1.89%) Billing
5 1 (1.89%) Electronics
5 1 (1.89%) Front Office
5 1 (1.89%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.89%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 15 (28.30%) DevOps Engineer
2 10 (18.87%) Network Engineer
3 8 (15.09%) Developer
4 7 (13.21%) Support Engineer
5 6 (11.32%) AWS DevOps
5 6 (11.32%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 6 (11.32%) AWS Engineer
5 6 (11.32%) Network Support
5 6 (11.32%) Network Support Engineer
6 5 (9.43%) Java Developer
7 4 (7.55%) Analyst
7 4 (7.55%) Senior Support Engineer
8 3 (5.66%) Senior Network Engineer
8 3 (5.66%) Senior Network Support
8 3 (5.66%) Senior Network Support Engineer
8 3 (5.66%) Tester
9 2 (3.77%) Java Engineer
9 2 (3.77%) Python Developer
9 2 (3.77%) VoIP Engineer
9 2 (3.77%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (26.42%) REST
2 12 (22.64%) RESTful
3 11 (20.75%) Elastic Stack
4 7 (13.21%) Spring
5 5 (9.43%) Flask
5 5 (9.43%) JSON
5 5 (9.43%) Spring Boot
6 3 (5.66%) Gherkin
6 3 (5.66%) Web Services
7 2 (3.77%) Spring Integration
7 2 (3.77%) Spring MVC
7 2 (3.77%) XML
8 1 (1.89%) .NET
8 1 (1.89%) AWT
8 1 (1.89%) FpML
8 1 (1.89%) Middleware
8 1 (1.89%) SOAP
8 1 (1.89%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.43%) Semantic Web
2 4 (7.55%) Data Centre
3 3 (5.66%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.77%) Derivative
4 2 (3.77%) DTCC
4 2 (3.77%) Fixed Income
4 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Licensing
4 2 (3.77%) OTC Derivatives
5 1 (1.89%) ASIC
5 1 (1.89%) Reference Data
5 1 (1.89%) Replication
5 1 (1.89%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 18 (33.96%) Linux
2 9 (16.98%) Windows
3 5 (9.43%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (5.66%) CentOS
4 3 (5.66%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (3.77%) Unix
5 2 (3.77%) Windows 10
5 2 (3.77%) Windows 7
5 2 (3.77%) Windows 8
5 2 (3.77%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (37.74%) Agile Software Development
1 20 (37.74%) Microservices
2 18 (33.96%) DevOps
3 14 (26.42%) Scrum
4 13 (24.53%) Kanban
5 11 (20.75%) Configuration Management
5 11 (20.75%) Migration
6 10 (18.87%) Continuous Delivery
7 6 (11.32%) Test Automation
8 5 (9.43%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (7.55%) BDD
9 4 (7.55%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (7.55%) SDLC
10 3 (5.66%) Functional Testing
10 3 (5.66%) Mentoring
10 3 (5.66%) Performance Tuning
11 2 (3.77%) Continuous Deployment
11 2 (3.77%) Multithreaded Programming
11 2 (3.77%) Software Licensing
11 2 (3.77%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 18 (33.96%) Python
2 14 (26.42%) Bash Shell
3 10 (18.87%) Java
4 8 (15.09%) SQL
5 3 (5.66%) Perl
6 2 (3.77%) Groovy
7 1 (1.89%) C#
7 1 (1.89%) C++
7 1 (1.89%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 10 (18.87%) CCNP
1 10 (18.87%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (9.43%) CCNA
3 4 (7.55%) Degree
4 3 (5.66%) BC Cleared
4 3 (5.66%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (5.66%) SC Cleared
4 3 (5.66%) Security Cleared
5 2 (3.77%) CCDA
5 2 (3.77%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (1.89%) CCDP
6 1 (1.89%) ISEB
6 1 (1.89%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.66%) EMIR
2 1 (1.89%) MiFID
System Software
1 17 (32.08%) Docker
2 3 (5.66%) Active Directory
3 2 (3.77%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.89%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 16 (30.19%) Terraform
2 12 (22.64%) Puppet
3 11 (20.75%) Graphite
4 6 (11.32%) Ansible
4 6 (11.32%) Cisco CUCM
4 6 (11.32%) Prometheus
5 5 (9.43%) Marathon
5 5 (9.43%) Mesos
5 5 (9.43%) Rundeck
6 3 (5.66%) Grafana
6 3 (5.66%) Kibana
7 2 (3.77%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (3.77%) vMotion
8 1 (1.89%) Kubernetes
8 1 (1.89%) Red Hat Satellite
8 1 (1.89%) Xymon
Vendors
1 11 (20.75%) Cisco
2 9 (16.98%) Cloudera
3 6 (11.32%) HP
3 6 (11.32%) Microsoft
4 5 (9.43%) Atlassian
4 5 (9.43%) SonicWALL
5 4 (7.55%) Avaya
5 4 (7.55%) Red Hat
5 4 (7.55%) VMware
6 3 (5.66%) Aerohive Networks
6 3 (5.66%) CheckPoint
6 3 (5.66%) Cyberoam
6 3 (5.66%) Dell
6 3 (5.66%) Draytek
6 3 (5.66%) Fortinet
6 3 (5.66%) Juniper
6 3 (5.66%) Meraki
6 3 (5.66%) Oracle
7 2 (3.77%) NETGEAR
7 2 (3.77%) Thunderhead