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 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Very High Speed Digital Subscriber Line (VDSL)
UK
Rank 590 641 -
Rank change year-on-year +51 -  
Contract jobs citing VDSL 3 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.007% 0.006% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.045% 0.038% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

VDSL 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 6617 7870 7816
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 14.61% 14.79% 14.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 4077 4695 4260
Median daily rate £400 £380 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £235 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 361 338 430
Median hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.35% +14.81%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.17
% change year-on-year -39.18% +26.84%  

VDSL
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing VDSL as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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
Top 4 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 3 months to 25 March 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 +30 3 - -
South East +20 2 - -
Guildford - 2 - -
Surrey - 2 - -

VDSL
Top 19 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
1 2 (66.67%) GPON
1 2 (66.67%) B2B
1 2 (66.67%) SLA
1 2 (66.67%) DOCSIS
2 1 (33.33%) BT
2 1 (33.33%) Ericsson
2 1 (33.33%) VDSL2
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (33.33%) Line Management
2 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) Virgin Media
2 1 (33.33%) Customer Requirements
2 1 (33.33%) Validation
2 1 (33.33%) Network Planning
2 1 (33.33%) Huawei
2 1 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) xDSL

VDSL
Top Related 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 2 (66.67%) DOCSIS
1 2 (66.67%) GPON
2 1 (33.33%) VDSL2
2 1 (33.33%) xDSL
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
1 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Data Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Data Network Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) B2B
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (33.33%) Customer Requirements
2 1 (33.33%) Line Management
2 1 (33.33%) Network Planning
2 1 (33.33%) Validation
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) SLA
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) BT
1 1 (33.33%) Ericsson
1 1 (33.33%) Huawei
1 1 (33.33%) Virgin Media