Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for VDSL skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VDSL over the 6 months to 20 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.

Very High Speed Digital Subscriber Line (VDSL)
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 866 872 881
Rank change year-on-year +6 +9 +16
Contract jobs citing VDSL 13 16 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.013% 0.015% 0.004%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.093% 0.099% 0.031%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 3
UK median daily rate £313 £225 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +38.89% -30.77% -
10th Percentile £252 £213 £314
90th Percentile £365 £238 £378
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 - £323
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

VDSL 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 14042 16143 15907
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.73% 15.52% 13.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 8538 9754 9202
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £181 £215 £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 739 823 1028
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £24.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.83% +17.07% +2.50%
10th Percentile £11.03 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.78 £48.30 £46.23
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.66 £25.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -25.35% +21.95% +2.50%

VDSL
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for VDSL in the UK

VDSL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VDSL in the UK

VDSL
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VDSL over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VDSL in the UK

VDSL
Top 7 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VDSL within the UK over the 6 months to 20 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
UK excluding London - 13 £313 -
England +26 12 £313 +38.89%
East of England - 7 £325 -
South East - 4 £268 -
Isle of Man - 1 - -
North West - 1 £313 -
North of England - 1 £313 -

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing VDSL 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 VDSL.

1 7 (53.85%) Broadband
1 7 (53.85%) Continuous Improvement
2 6 (46.15%) ADSL
2 6 (46.15%) Telecoms
2 6 (46.15%) Finance
3 5 (38.46%) Wireless
3 5 (38.46%) IPv4
3 5 (38.46%) IPv6
3 5 (38.46%) Firmware
3 5 (38.46%) 802.11
3 5 (38.46%) DOCSIS
3 5 (38.46%) Bluetooth
3 5 (38.46%) JUnit
3 5 (38.46%) JavaScript
3 5 (38.46%) Perl
3 5 (38.46%) PHP
3 5 (38.46%) VB.NET
3 5 (38.46%) .NET
3 5 (38.46%) WAN
3 5 (38.46%) Bash Shell
3 5 (38.46%) 802.1X
3 5 (38.46%) Network Packet Analysis
3 5 (38.46%) GPON
3 5 (38.46%) Ruby
3 5 (38.46%) Software Testing
3 5 (38.46%) Marketing
3 5 (38.46%) Wireshark
3 5 (38.46%) QA
3 5 (38.46%) Selenium
3 5 (38.46%) Release Management

VDSL
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:

Communications & Networking
1 7 (53.85%) Broadband
2 6 (46.15%) ADSL
3 5 (38.46%) 802.11
3 5 (38.46%) Bluetooth
3 5 (38.46%) DOCSIS
3 5 (38.46%) GPON
3 5 (38.46%) IPv4
3 5 (38.46%) IPv6
3 5 (38.46%) UPnP
3 5 (38.46%) WAN
3 5 (38.46%) Wireless
3 5 (38.46%) Wireshark
4 4 (30.77%) NAS
5 2 (15.38%) DSL
6 1 (7.69%) ISDN
6 1 (7.69%) PBX
6 1 (7.69%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 5 (38.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 5 (38.46%) JUnit
1 5 (38.46%) Selenium
2 4 (30.77%) Bugzilla
2 4 (30.77%) JIRA
2 4 (30.77%) Redmine
2 4 (30.77%) Trac
General
1 6 (46.15%) Finance
1 6 (46.15%) Telecoms
2 5 (38.46%) Marketing
3 1 (7.69%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Software Tester
1 5 (38.46%) Tester
2 2 (15.38%) Designer
3 1 (7.69%) Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Lead Designer
3 1 (7.69%) Lead Software Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Lead Software Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Principal Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Software Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Voice Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (38.46%) .NET
1 5 (38.46%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Management Information System
1 4 (30.77%) STB
2 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) Linux
1 4 (30.77%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Continuous Improvement
2 5 (38.46%) Network Packet Analysis
2 5 (38.46%) Release Management
2 5 (38.46%) Software Testing
2 5 (38.46%) Test Automation
3 4 (30.77%) Defect Management
3 4 (30.77%) Defect Tracking
3 4 (30.77%) Issue Tracking
3 4 (30.77%) Line Management
3 4 (30.77%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (7.69%) B2B
4 1 (7.69%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (7.69%) Knowledge Engineering
4 1 (7.69%) Network Design
4 1 (7.69%) Software Architecture
4 1 (7.69%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) Bash Shell
1 5 (38.46%) JavaScript
1 5 (38.46%) Perl
1 5 (38.46%) PHP
1 5 (38.46%) PowerShell
1 5 (38.46%) Ruby
1 5 (38.46%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (38.46%) QA
2 2 (15.38%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (38.46%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) Avaya
1 1 (7.69%) BT
1 1 (7.69%) Cisco
1 1 (7.69%) Ericsson
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle