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 27 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.

xDSL
UK
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 605 644 632
Rank change year-on-year +39 -12  
Contract jobs citing xDSL 5 10 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.011% 0.019% 0.018%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.078% 0.11% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 4
Median daily rate - £350 £441
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -20.67%  
UK excluding London median daily rate - £413 £441
% change year-on-year - -6.51%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Median hourly rate £23.25 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.25 - -

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 6447 8714 7937
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.68% 16.14% 14.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 3816 5270 4473
Median daily rate £400 £390 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +9.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £240 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 395 433 468
Median hourly rate £28.27 £28.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.82% +23.91%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £31.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +31.25%  

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing xDSL.

Contractor hourly rate trend for xDSL in the UK

xDSL
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing xDSL over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for xDSL in the UK

xDSL
Top 9 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 27 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 +16 4 - - 3
South East +13 4 - - 1
Berkshire +22 3 - -
Bracknell +8 2 - -
Milton Keynes -15 1 - -
Buckinghamshire -15 1 - - 1
Newbury - 1 - -
Aberdeen - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 10 (76.92%) WAN
1 10 (76.92%) Cisco
2 9 (69.23%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (69.23%) MPLS
2 9 (69.23%) Ethernet
2 9 (69.23%) VPN
2 9 (69.23%) LAN
2 9 (69.23%) Telecoms
3 8 (61.54%) OSPF
3 8 (61.54%) BGP
3 8 (61.54%) CCNP
4 7 (53.85%) CCNA
4 7 (53.85%) ADSL
4 7 (53.85%) EIGRP
5 6 (46.15%) Migration
5 6 (46.15%) Internet
5 6 (46.15%) ATM
5 6 (46.15%) RIP
5 6 (46.15%) TCP/IP
5 6 (46.15%) DSL
5 6 (46.15%) Security Cleared
6 5 (38.46%) SC Cleared
6 5 (38.46%) SDH
7 4 (30.77%) VoIP
7 4 (30.77%) Juniper
7 4 (30.77%) BC Cleared
7 4 (30.77%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (23.08%) Customer Requirements
8 3 (23.08%) Validation
8 3 (23.08%) CCDP

xDSL
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:

Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (76.92%) WAN
2 9 (69.23%) Ethernet
2 9 (69.23%) LAN
2 9 (69.23%) MPLS
2 9 (69.23%) VPN
3 8 (61.54%) BGP
3 8 (61.54%) OSPF
4 7 (53.85%) ADSL
4 7 (53.85%) EIGRP
5 6 (46.15%) ATM
5 6 (46.15%) DSL
5 6 (46.15%) Internet
5 6 (46.15%) RIP
5 6 (46.15%) TCP/IP
6 5 (38.46%) SDH
7 4 (30.77%) VoIP
8 3 (23.08%) DWDM
9 2 (15.38%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (15.38%) WLAN
10 1 (7.69%) Frame Relay
General
1 9 (69.23%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.69%) Advertising
2 1 (7.69%) German Language
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Network Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Development Manager
2 2 (15.38%) Product Development Manager
2 2 (15.38%) Product Manager
2 2 (15.38%) Provisioning Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) WAN Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Data Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Data Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Data Network Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Lead Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Network Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Network Design Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Network Technical Architect
3 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Design Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Design Leader
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Leader
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (15.38%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.69%) Driving Licence
2 1 (7.69%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) Migration
2 3 (23.08%) Customer Requirements
2 3 (23.08%) Validation
3 2 (15.38%) Product Management
3 2 (15.38%) Service Delivery
4 1 (7.69%) B2B
4 1 (7.69%) Business Analysis
4 1 (7.69%) Change Management
4 1 (7.69%) Data Migration
4 1 (7.69%) Load Balancing
4 1 (7.69%) Network Design
4 1 (7.69%) Network Management
4 1 (7.69%) Network Planning
4 1 (7.69%) Project Management
4 1 (7.69%) QMS
4 1 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 9 (69.23%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (61.54%) CCNP
3 7 (53.85%) CCNA
4 6 (46.15%) Security Cleared
5 5 (38.46%) SC Cleared
6 4 (30.77%) BC Cleared
6 4 (30.77%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (23.08%) CCDP
8 2 (15.38%) CCDA
8 2 (15.38%) CCIE
9 1 (7.69%) Degree
9 1 (7.69%) JNCIE
9 1 (7.69%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) SLA
Vendors
1 10 (76.92%) Cisco
2 4 (30.77%) Juniper
3 2 (15.38%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 1 (7.69%) Avaya
4 1 (7.69%) HP
4 1 (7.69%) Huawei