The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for DWDM skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited DWDM over the 3 months to 22 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.

Dense Wave Division Multiplexing (DWDM)
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 102 117 113
Rank change year-on-year +15 -4  
Contract jobs citing DWDM 1 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.055% 0.13% 0.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.27% 0.54% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Median daily rate £375 £300 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £300 £350
% change year-on-year +43.33% -14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 - -

DWDM 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 advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 370 560 600
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 20.25% 23.51% 24.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 249 243
Median daily rate £400 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.58% +4.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £235 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £347
% change year-on-year +2.73% +5.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 25 27
Median hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.89% -59.72%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £14.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £45.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -15.38% +25.00%  

DWDM
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for DWDM in Berkshire

DWDM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DWDM in Berkshire

DWDM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for DWDM in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing DWDM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for DWDM.

1 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (33.33%) Cramer
2 1 (33.33%) Network Design
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (33.33%) Huawei
2 1 (33.33%) VLAN
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Virgin Media
2 1 (33.33%) Customer Requirements
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (33.33%) MS Visio
2 1 (33.33%) SDH
2 1 (33.33%) VPN
2 1 (33.33%) SLA
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Nortel
2 1 (33.33%) OCP
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Certification
2 1 (33.33%) Juniper
2 1 (33.33%) MPLS
2 1 (33.33%) Remedy
2 1 (33.33%) BGP
2 1 (33.33%) RSVP

DWDM
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (33.33%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) BGP
1 1 (33.33%) MPLS
1 1 (33.33%) RSVP
1 1 (33.33%) SDH
1 1 (33.33%) VLAN
1 1 (33.33%) VPN
General
1 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) IP Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Junior
1 1 (33.33%) Juniper Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Optical Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Transmission Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Customer Requirements
1 1 (33.33%) Network Design
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) OCP
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Certification
1 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) SLA
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco
1 1 (33.33%) Cramer
1 1 (33.33%) Huawei
1 1 (33.33%) Juniper
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) Nortel
1 1 (33.33%) Remedy
1 1 (33.33%) Virgin Media