Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 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.

xDSL
UK
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 876 864 872
Rank change year-on-year -12 +8 +11
Contract jobs citing xDSL 11 27 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.011% 0.026% 0.020%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.078% 0.17% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 12 17
UK median daily rate £363 £344 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.45% -20.52% +28.15%
10th Percentile £321 £300 £416
90th Percentile £459 £433 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £433
% change year-on-year -7.14% -19.08% +60.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 0
UK median hourly rate £13.50 £26.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -49.53% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £26.75 -
% change year-on-year -49.53% - -

xDSL 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 14137 16320 15778
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.71% 15.50% 13.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 8593 9844 9128
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £181 £213 £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 746 837 1018
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £23.75 £20.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +13.45% +4.68%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.82 £48.00 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.27 £25.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -26.92% +19.05% +5.00%

xDSL
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing xDSL over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for xDSL in the UK

xDSL
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 xDSL within the UK over the 6 months to 23 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
England +1 11 £363 +5.45% 5
UK excluding London +23 9 £325 -7.14% 4
South East -6 4 £325 -5.45% 3
East of England -16 4 - -
London -17 2 £413 +22.22% 1
West Midlands +32 1 - -
Midlands +24 1 - -

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 7 (63.64%) Cisco
2 6 (54.55%) LAN
3 5 (45.45%) WAN
3 5 (45.45%) Linux
3 5 (45.45%) ATM
3 5 (45.45%) VPN
3 5 (45.45%) OSPF
3 5 (45.45%) BGP
3 5 (45.45%) Telecoms
4 4 (36.36%) MPLS
4 4 (36.36%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (36.36%) CCNP
4 4 (36.36%) CCNA
4 4 (36.36%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (36.36%) 802.11
4 4 (36.36%) Bluetooth
4 4 (36.36%) Broadband
4 4 (36.36%) C
4 4 (36.36%) Ethernet
4 4 (36.36%) RIP
4 4 (36.36%) TCP/IP
4 4 (36.36%) Electronics
4 4 (36.36%) NFC
4 4 (36.36%) 802.1X
4 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
5 3 (27.27%) SC Cleared
5 3 (27.27%) BC Cleared
5 3 (27.27%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (27.27%) VoIP
5 3 (27.27%) ADSL

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 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (54.55%) LAN
2 5 (45.45%) ATM
2 5 (45.45%) BGP
2 5 (45.45%) OSPF
2 5 (45.45%) VPN
2 5 (45.45%) WAN
3 4 (36.36%) 802.11
3 4 (36.36%) Bluetooth
3 4 (36.36%) Broadband
3 4 (36.36%) Ethernet
3 4 (36.36%) MPLS
3 4 (36.36%) NFC
3 4 (36.36%) RIP
3 4 (36.36%) TCP/IP
3 4 (36.36%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (27.27%) ADSL
4 3 (27.27%) Firewall
4 3 (27.27%) Internet
4 3 (27.27%) VoIP
4 3 (27.27%) Wireless
General
1 5 (45.45%) Telecoms
2 4 (36.36%) Electronics
3 3 (27.27%) Marketing
4 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Network Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Support Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Linux Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Linux Support
3 2 (18.18%) Linux Support Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Software Support Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Wireless Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Wireless Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Customer Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Customer Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Designer
4 1 (9.09%) Network Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Network Designer
4 1 (9.09%) Rollout Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (36.36%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
1 1 (9.09%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) Linux
2 1 (9.09%) Unix
2 1 (9.09%) Windows
2 1 (9.09%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Migration
2 1 (9.09%) Business Development
2 1 (9.09%) Change Management
2 1 (9.09%) CRM
2 1 (9.09%) Customer Requirements
2 1 (9.09%) ITIL
2 1 (9.09%) ITIL V3
2 1 (9.09%) Network Architecture
2 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2
2 1 (9.09%) Project Management
2 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
2 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
2 1 (9.09%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) CCNA
1 4 (36.36%) CCNP
1 4 (36.36%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
2 3 (27.27%) BC Cleared
2 3 (27.27%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (27.27%) SC Cleared
3 1 (9.09%) CCDP
3 1 (9.09%) Degree
3 1 (9.09%) HP ASE
3 1 (9.09%) HPE ATP
3 1 (9.09%) Master's Degree
3 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) SLA
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) Cisco
2 3 (27.27%) Juniper
3 1 (9.09%) CheckPoint
3 1 (9.09%) Ericsson
3 1 (9.09%) HP
3 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 1 (9.09%) Nokia
3 1 (9.09%) Nortel