The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for xDSL skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited xDSL over the 3 months to 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
xDSL
UK
Rank 590 620 610
Rank change year-on-year +30 -10  
Contract jobs citing xDSL 9 8 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.020% 0.015% 0.021%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.14% 0.10% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 2
Median daily rate £471 - £385
90% offered a daily rate of more than £439 - £347
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 - £423
UK excluding London median daily rate £471 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £13.25 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.25 - -

xDSL 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 6543 7794 7756
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 14.63% 14.76% 14.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 4026 4640 4230
Median daily rate £400 £383 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.57% +4.79%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £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 357 332 429
Median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +15.38%  
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 £47.22
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £37.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -38.24% +34.54%  

xDSL
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for xDSL in the UK

xDSL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for xDSL in the UK

xDSL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for xDSL in the UK

xDSL
Top 10 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing xDSL within the UK over the 3 months to 23 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 +34 7 £471 - 1
South East +14 5 £471 - 1
Berkshire +19 3 - - 1
Bracknell +4 3 - -
Hampshire - 2 £471 -
South Wales - 2 - -
Wales - 2 - -
Hook - 2 £471 -
West Midlands - 1 - -
Solihull - 1 - -

xDSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing xDSL 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 xDSL.

1 25 (73.53%) Telecoms
2 23 (67.65%) Cisco
3 22 (64.71%) WAN
4 19 (55.88%) Juniper
5 16 (47.06%) Ethernet
5 16 (47.06%) LAN
6 15 (44.12%) ADSL
7 14 (41.18%) Cisco Certification
8 13 (38.24%) PSTN
8 13 (38.24%) Security Cleared
9 12 (35.29%) SDH
9 12 (35.29%) CCNP
9 12 (35.29%) CCNA
9 12 (35.29%) MPLS
9 12 (35.29%) OSPF
9 12 (35.29%) BGP
10 11 (32.35%) DWDM
10 11 (32.35%) GSM
10 11 (32.35%) GPON
11 10 (29.41%) VPN
11 10 (29.41%) Firewall
12 9 (26.47%) IPsec
13 8 (23.53%) DSL
13 8 (23.53%) PPP
13 8 (23.53%) VoIP
14 7 (20.59%) Broadband
14 7 (20.59%) EIGRP
14 7 (20.59%) SC Cleared
14 7 (20.59%) Data Centre
15 6 (17.65%) Migration

xDSL
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:

Applications
1 2 (5.88%) MS Excel
1 2 (5.88%) MS Office
1 2 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.82%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (64.71%) WAN
2 16 (47.06%) Ethernet
2 16 (47.06%) LAN
3 15 (44.12%) ADSL
4 13 (38.24%) PSTN
5 12 (35.29%) BGP
5 12 (35.29%) MPLS
5 12 (35.29%) OSPF
5 12 (35.29%) SDH
6 11 (32.35%) DWDM
6 11 (32.35%) GPON
6 11 (32.35%) GSM
7 10 (29.41%) Firewall
7 10 (29.41%) VPN
8 9 (26.47%) IPsec
9 8 (23.53%) DSL
9 8 (23.53%) PPP
9 8 (23.53%) VoIP
10 7 (20.59%) Broadband
10 7 (20.59%) EIGRP
Development Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Oracle Forms
General
1 25 (73.53%) Telecoms
2 3 (8.82%) Advertising
3 2 (5.88%) Legal
4 1 (2.94%) French Language
4 1 (2.94%) German Language
4 1 (2.94%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 12 (35.29%) Network Engineer
2 4 (11.76%) Development Manager
2 4 (11.76%) NOC Engineer
2 4 (11.76%) Product Development Manager
2 4 (11.76%) Product Manager
3 3 (8.82%) Data Manager
4 2 (5.88%) Consultant
4 2 (5.88%) Network Consultant
4 2 (5.88%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) Solutions Consultant
4 2 (5.88%) Telecoms Engineer
5 1 (2.94%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 1 (2.94%) Architect
5 1 (2.94%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (2.94%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (2.94%) Data Engineer
5 1 (2.94%) Provisioning Engineer
5 1 (2.94%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (2.94%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (2.94%) WAN Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.59%) Data Centre
2 3 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.94%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (2.94%) User Experience
3 1 (2.94%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.76%) Unix
2 2 (5.88%) Linux
2 2 (5.88%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (17.65%) Migration
2 5 (14.71%) Load Balancing
2 5 (14.71%) Network Management
3 4 (11.76%) Change Management
3 4 (11.76%) ITIL
3 4 (11.76%) Network Planning
3 4 (11.76%) Product Management
3 4 (11.76%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (8.82%) B2B
4 3 (8.82%) Customer Requirements
4 3 (8.82%) Validation
5 2 (5.88%) Line Management
5 2 (5.88%) Network Design
5 2 (5.88%) Project Management
5 2 (5.88%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.94%) Capacity Management
6 1 (2.94%) DDoS Mitigation
6 1 (2.94%) Mentoring
6 1 (2.94%) Service Management
6 1 (2.94%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.88%) C
1 2 (5.88%) Perl
1 2 (5.88%) Python
1 2 (5.88%) Shell Script
1 2 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (41.18%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (38.24%) Security Cleared
3 12 (35.29%) CCNA
3 12 (35.29%) CCNP
4 7 (20.59%) SC Cleared
5 5 (14.71%) Degree
6 3 (8.82%) CCIE
7 2 (5.88%) BC Cleared
7 2 (5.88%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (5.88%) CCDP
7 2 (5.88%) JNCIA
7 2 (5.88%) SCSA
7 2 (5.88%) Sun Certification
8 1 (2.94%) CCDA
8 1 (2.94%) CCIP
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (2.94%) OpenView
Vendors
1 23 (67.65%) Cisco
2 19 (55.88%) Juniper
3 6 (17.65%) Huawei
4 3 (8.82%) F5
4 3 (8.82%) HP
5 2 (5.88%) Extreme Networks
5 2 (5.88%) Microsoft
5 2 (5.88%) Oracle
5 2 (5.88%) Sun
5 2 (5.88%) Veritas
6 1 (2.94%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 1 (2.94%) Avaya
6 1 (2.94%) BT
6 1 (2.94%) CheckPoint
6 1 (2.94%) EMC
6 1 (2.94%) Mitel
6 1 (2.94%) Tandberg
6 1 (2.94%) VMware