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 3 months to 22 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.

Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
UK
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 596 623 596
Rank change year-on-year +27 -27  
Contract jobs citing DSL 19 22 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.041% 0.041% 0.084%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.30% 0.25% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 13 35
Median daily rate £300 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.28% +2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £163 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £386 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £350 £279
% change year-on-year -14.28% +25.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Median hourly rate £13.50 - £88.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 - £164.00

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 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 6351 8706 8089
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.55% 16.14% 14.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 3763 5295 4556
Median daily rate £400 £390 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +8.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £240 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £347
% change year-on-year +2.73% +5.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 397 422 468
Median hourly rate £27.38 £29.00 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.58% +22.10%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £13.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £49.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -15.38% +25.00%  

DSL
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 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 3 months to 22 June 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 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for DSL in the UK

DSL
Top 21 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 3 months to 22 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 +39 14 £275 -21.42% 12
South East +18 6 £338 -7.53% 2
London +11 4 £288 -22.03% 7
Berkshire +19 3 - -
South Wales - 3 £513 -
Wales - 3 £513 -
Southampton - 3 £338 -
Hampshire - 3 £338 - 1
Cardiff - 3 £513 -
North West +25 2 £250 +108.33% 1
Bracknell +10 2 - -
South West +12 1 - -
Scotland - 1 £375 -
Merseyside - 1 £250 -
Lancashire - 1 £250 -
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
Preston - 1 £250 -
Newbury - 1 - -
Liverpool - 1 £250 -
Gloucester - 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 £375 -

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 15 (34.88%) Telecoms
1 15 (34.88%) Migration
2 14 (32.56%) Cisco Certification
3 13 (30.23%) Cisco
3 13 (30.23%) CCNP
3 13 (30.23%) MPLS
4 12 (27.91%) Internet
4 12 (27.91%) VPN
5 11 (25.58%) TCP/IP
6 10 (23.26%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (23.26%) Ethernet
6 10 (23.26%) Linux
6 10 (23.26%) Jenkins
6 10 (23.26%) Ansible
6 10 (23.26%) DevOps
7 9 (20.93%) Amazon AWS
7 9 (20.93%) Amazon EC2
7 9 (20.93%) Amazon S3
7 9 (20.93%) Java
7 9 (20.93%) Microsoft
7 9 (20.93%) OSPF
7 9 (20.93%) Terraform
8 8 (18.60%) Rundeck
8 8 (18.60%) BGP
8 8 (18.60%) CCNA
8 8 (18.60%) SC Cleared
8 8 (18.60%) Git (software)
8 8 (18.60%) Security Cleared
9 7 (16.28%) Mesos
9 7 (16.28%) WAN

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 4 (9.30%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (6.98%) Apache
2 3 (6.98%) IIS
2 3 (6.98%) Jetty
2 3 (6.98%) Mongrel
2 3 (6.98%) nginx
2 3 (6.98%) SAS
2 3 (6.98%) Tomcat
2 3 (6.98%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.33%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 1 (2.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (2.33%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 3 (6.98%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (20.93%) Amazon AWS
1 9 (20.93%) Amazon EC2
1 9 (20.93%) Amazon S3
2 4 (9.30%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 4 (9.30%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 4 (9.30%) Amazon ELB
2 4 (9.30%) Route 53
2 4 (9.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 3 (6.98%) Google App Engine
3 3 (6.98%) Google Cloud Platform
3 3 (6.98%) Office 365
4 1 (2.33%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 13 (30.23%) MPLS
2 12 (27.91%) Internet
2 12 (27.91%) VPN
3 11 (25.58%) TCP/IP
4 10 (23.26%) Ethernet
5 9 (20.93%) OSPF
6 8 (18.60%) BGP
7 7 (16.28%) Firewall
7 7 (16.28%) IPsec
7 7 (16.28%) WAN
8 6 (13.95%) ADSL
8 6 (13.95%) DHCP
8 6 (13.95%) DNS
8 6 (13.95%) EIGRP
8 6 (13.95%) LAN
8 6 (13.95%) RIP
8 6 (13.95%) SDH
8 6 (13.95%) xDSL
9 5 (11.63%) SSL
9 5 (11.63%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.30%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 3 (6.98%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.65%) Blockchain
3 2 (4.65%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.33%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (2.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (23.26%) Jenkins
2 8 (18.60%) Git (software)
3 3 (6.98%) Travis CI
4 2 (4.65%) Cucumber
4 2 (4.65%) Selenium
4 2 (4.65%) WebDriver
5 1 (2.33%) Artifactory
5 1 (2.33%) GitLab
5 1 (2.33%) JIRA
General
1 15 (34.88%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.65%) Finance
3 1 (2.33%) Back Office
3 1 (2.33%) Electronics
3 1 (2.33%) Front Office
3 1 (2.33%) German Language
3 1 (2.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (25.58%) Network Engineer
2 7 (16.28%) Support Engineer
3 6 (13.95%) Developer
3 6 (13.95%) Network Support
3 6 (13.95%) Network Support Engineer
4 5 (11.63%) DevOps Engineer
5 4 (9.30%) Senior Support Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) Senior Network Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) Senior Network Support
6 3 (6.98%) Senior Network Support Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) Business Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Java Developer
7 2 (4.65%) Provisioning Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Scala Developer
7 2 (4.65%) Senior Developer
7 2 (4.65%) Senior UX Developer
7 2 (4.65%) UI Developer
7 2 (4.65%) UX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.30%) .NET
1 4 (9.30%) J2EE
2 3 (6.98%) Leaflet
2 3 (6.98%) Middleware
2 3 (6.98%) Servlets
3 2 (4.65%) AngularJS
3 2 (4.65%) CSS
3 2 (4.65%) D3.js
3 2 (4.65%) HTML
3 2 (4.65%) LESS
3 2 (4.65%) Node.js
3 2 (4.65%) React
3 2 (4.65%) Sass
3 2 (4.65%) Spring
3 2 (4.65%) Spring MVC
4 1 (2.33%) AWT
4 1 (2.33%) Hibernate
4 1 (2.33%) Web Services
4 1 (2.33%) XML
4 1 (2.33%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.63%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (11.63%) Fixed Income
2 4 (9.30%) Computer Science
2 4 (9.30%) Derivative
3 3 (6.98%) CESG
3 3 (6.98%) Data Centre
3 3 (6.98%) Data Structures
3 3 (6.98%) Grid Computing
3 3 (6.98%) Microsoft Licensing
4 2 (4.65%) Interest Rate Derivative
4 2 (4.65%) User Experience
5 1 (2.33%) ASIC
5 1 (2.33%) DTCC
5 1 (2.33%) IPTV
5 1 (2.33%) OTC Derivatives
5 1 (2.33%) PMI
5 1 (2.33%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 10 (23.26%) Linux
2 7 (16.28%) Windows
3 6 (13.95%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (6.98%) CentOS
4 3 (6.98%) Windows Server
4 3 (6.98%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (4.65%) Windows 10
5 2 (4.65%) Windows 7
5 2 (4.65%) Windows 8
6 1 (2.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (34.88%) Migration
2 10 (23.26%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (23.26%) DevOps
3 5 (11.63%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (11.63%) Microservices
3 5 (11.63%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (9.30%) Configuration Management
4 4 (9.30%) Mentoring
4 4 (9.30%) Open Source
4 4 (9.30%) SDLC
5 3 (6.98%) CRM
5 3 (6.98%) Customer Requirements
5 3 (6.98%) Information Security
5 3 (6.98%) Software Licensing
5 3 (6.98%) Validation
6 2 (4.65%) Cryptography
6 2 (4.65%) E-Commerce
6 2 (4.65%) Kanban
6 2 (4.65%) Test Automation
6 2 (4.65%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 9 (20.93%) Java
2 3 (6.98%) JavaScript
2 3 (6.98%) Perl
2 3 (6.98%) Scala
3 2 (4.65%) Bash Shell
3 2 (4.65%) Python
3 2 (4.65%) SQL
4 1 (2.33%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 14 (32.56%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (30.23%) CCNP
3 8 (18.60%) CCNA
3 8 (18.60%) SC Cleared
3 8 (18.60%) Security Cleared
4 5 (11.63%) Degree
5 4 (9.30%) BC Cleared
5 4 (9.30%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (6.98%) CCDA
6 3 (6.98%) DV Cleared
7 2 (4.65%) CCDP
7 2 (4.65%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (2.33%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.30%) JSP 440
2 2 (4.65%) EMIR
3 1 (2.33%) QA
System Software
1 4 (9.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (6.98%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.98%) Hyper-V
2 3 (6.98%) Xen
3 1 (2.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (23.26%) Ansible
2 9 (20.93%) Terraform
3 8 (18.60%) Rundeck
4 7 (16.28%) Marathon
4 7 (16.28%) Mesos
5 6 (13.95%) Cisco CUCM
6 5 (11.63%) Prometheus
6 5 (11.63%) Puppet
7 3 (6.98%) vMotion
8 2 (4.65%) Grafana
8 2 (4.65%) Kibana
9 1 (2.33%) Fluentd
9 1 (2.33%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (2.33%) Kubernetes
9 1 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (2.33%) Red Hat Satellite
9 1 (2.33%) Xymon
Vendors
1 13 (30.23%) Cisco
2 9 (20.93%) Microsoft
3 7 (16.28%) VMware
4 6 (13.95%) HP
4 6 (13.95%) Juniper
4 6 (13.95%) SonicWALL
5 4 (9.30%) CheckPoint
5 4 (9.30%) Red Hat
6 3 (6.98%) Aerohive Networks
6 3 (6.98%) Avaya
6 3 (6.98%) Cyberoam
6 3 (6.98%) Dell
6 3 (6.98%) Draytek
6 3 (6.98%) Fortinet
6 3 (6.98%) Google
6 3 (6.98%) Meraki
6 3 (6.98%) NETGEAR
6 3 (6.98%) Oracle
7 2 (4.65%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 1 (2.33%) Calypso
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