Period
to 24 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for DWDM skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited DWDM over the 6 months to 24 September 2018 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)
England > London
6 months to
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 618 613 602
Rank change year-on-year -5 -11 -10
Contract jobs citing DWDM 16 9 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.035% 0.021% 0.038%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.30% 0.18% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 9
London median daily rate £295 £316 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.72% +9.05% +0.87%
10th Percentile £263 £210 £251
90th Percentile £500 £419 £425
England median daily rate £295 £389 £340
% change year-on-year -24.16% +14.41% +7.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
London median hourly rate £33.50 - £40.00
England median hourly rate £22.00 £22.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year - -45.00% -

DWDM 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 advertised in London with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 5,370 4,976 6,178
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 11.80% 11.38% 13.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,731 3,322 4,093
London median daily rate £455 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.11% +2.27% +10.00%
10th Percentile £200 £213 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
England median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 138 146 127
London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.25 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.90% +6.94% -
10th Percentile £13.53 £12.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £47.25 £47.85
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.10 £23.00
% change year-on-year +10.50% -21.30% +15.00%

DWDM
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing DWDM as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for DWDM in London

DWDM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DWDM in London

DWDM
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DWDM in London over the 6 months to 24 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DWDM in London

DWDM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for DWDM in London

DWDM
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DWDM within the London region over the 6 months to 24 September 2018. 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
East London - 2 £285 - 3
Central London - 1 - -
DWDM
England

For the 6 months to 24 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing DWDM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the London region with a requirement for DWDM.

1 9 (56.25%) Data Centre
2 8 (50.00%) MPLS
3 7 (43.75%) Telecoms
4 6 (37.50%) Project Management
5 5 (31.25%) Finance
5 5 (31.25%) VPN
6 4 (25.00%) PRINCE2
6 4 (25.00%) Ethernet
6 4 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (25.00%) OSPF
6 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 4 (25.00%) BGP
6 4 (25.00%) Logistics
7 3 (18.75%) Time Management
7 3 (18.75%) French Language
7 3 (18.75%) Network Management
7 3 (18.75%) Multicast
7 3 (18.75%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (18.75%) Problem-Solving
7 3 (18.75%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (18.75%) Internet
7 3 (18.75%) ITIL
7 3 (18.75%) Cisco
7 3 (18.75%) CCNP
7 3 (18.75%) Windows
7 3 (18.75%) LAN
7 3 (18.75%) SDH
7 3 (18.75%) WLAN
7 3 (18.75%) WAN
8 2 (12.50%) DNS

DWDM
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (6.25%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (6.25%) GitHub
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (50.00%) MPLS
2 5 (31.25%) VPN
3 4 (25.00%) BGP
3 4 (25.00%) Ethernet
3 4 (25.00%) OSPF
4 3 (18.75%) Internet
4 3 (18.75%) LAN
4 3 (18.75%) Multicast
4 3 (18.75%) SDH
4 3 (18.75%) WAN
4 3 (18.75%) WLAN
5 2 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (12.50%) DNS
5 2 (12.50%) EIGRP
5 2 (12.50%) Firewall
5 2 (12.50%) HSRP
5 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
5 2 (12.50%) VPLS
5 2 (12.50%) Wireless
6 1 (6.25%) IPsec
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 7 (43.75%) Telecoms
2 5 (31.25%) Finance
3 3 (18.75%) French Language
4 2 (12.50%) Banking
4 2 (12.50%) Financial Institution
5 1 (6.25%) Billing
5 1 (6.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Project Manager
2 3 (18.75%) Deployment Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Implementation Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Network Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Account Executive
3 1 (6.25%) Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Data Centre Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Juniper Specialist
3 1 (6.25%) Juniper Support
3 1 (6.25%) Network Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Network Deployment Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Network Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Network Project Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Network Specialist
3 1 (6.25%) Network Support
3 1 (6.25%) Network Support Specialist
3 1 (6.25%) Optical Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Support Specialist
3 1 (6.25%) Telecoms Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Telecoms Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) 802.1X
2 1 (6.25%) RFC 2544
Miscellaneous
1 9 (56.25%) Data Centre
2 3 (18.75%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (6.25%) Equities
4 1 (6.25%) Fixed Income
4 1 (6.25%) Social Media
4 1 (6.25%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) Windows
2 1 (6.25%) Linux
2 1 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (6.25%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Project Management
2 4 (25.00%) Logistics
2 4 (25.00%) PRINCE2
3 3 (18.75%) ITIL
3 3 (18.75%) Network Management
3 3 (18.75%) Problem-Solving
3 3 (18.75%) Time Management
4 2 (12.50%) Change Management
4 2 (12.50%) Network Design
5 1 (6.25%) Asset Management
5 1 (6.25%) Business Analysis
5 1 (6.25%) Business Development
5 1 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (6.25%) Data Analysis
5 1 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (6.25%) ITIL V3
5 1 (6.25%) Line Management
5 1 (6.25%) Low Latency
5 1 (6.25%) Network Architecture
5 1 (6.25%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) Python
2 1 (6.25%) Bash Shell
2 1 (6.25%) Perl
2 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
2 1 (6.25%) Shell Script
2 1 (6.25%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (18.75%) CCNP
3 2 (12.50%) Degree
3 2 (12.50%) MBA
4 1 (6.25%) CCDP
4 1 (6.25%) CCIE
4 1 (6.25%) JNCIE
4 1 (6.25%) Master's Degree
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Cacti
1 1 (6.25%) Cisco Prime
1 1 (6.25%) Grafana
1 1 (6.25%) Nagios
1 1 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (6.25%) Puppet
1 1 (6.25%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (18.75%) Cisco
2 3 (18.75%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (12.50%) Arista
3 2 (12.50%) F5
3 2 (12.50%) Juniper
4 1 (6.25%) BT
4 1 (6.25%) CenturyLink
4 1 (6.25%) CheckPoint
4 1 (6.25%) Google
4 1 (6.25%) HP
4 1 (6.25%) McAfee
4 1 (6.25%) NetScout
4 1 (6.25%) Red Hat
4 1 (6.25%) Remedy
4 1 (6.25%) ServiceNow
4 1 (6.25%) Virgin Media
4 1 (6.25%) VMware