Period
to 22 June 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 22 June 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
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 620 574 580
Rank change year-on-year -46 +6 +7
Contract jobs citing DWDM 14 17 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.031% 0.043% 0.030%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.25% 0.37% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 12 6
London median daily rate £401 £413 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.73% -8.33% +56.52%
10th Percentile £261 £201 £236
90th Percentile £500 £573 £556
England median daily rate £350 £430 £363
% change year-on-year -18.60% +18.62% +5.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
London median hourly rate - - £40.00
England median hourly rate £22.75 £19.90 £40.00
% change year-on-year +14.32% -50.25% -23.81%

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 5,524 4,634 5,743
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 12.25% 11.61% 13.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,810 3,102 3,900
London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £213 £250 £230
90th Percentile £625 £625 £600
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 164 132 104
London median hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £21.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +6.28% +7.19%
10th Percentile £13.83 £12.88 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £43.75
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% -24.00% +19.05%

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 22 June 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 22 June 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
Central London -41 3 £406 -9.72%
DWDM
England

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 8 (57.14%) Finance
2 7 (50.00%) MPLS
3 6 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (42.86%) VPN
3 6 (42.86%) Data Centre
4 5 (35.71%) Telecoms
4 5 (35.71%) WAN
4 5 (35.71%) CCNP
4 5 (35.71%) BGP
5 4 (28.57%) OSPF
5 4 (28.57%) SAN
5 4 (28.57%) DNS
5 4 (28.57%) Cisco
5 4 (28.57%) Perl
5 4 (28.57%) Python
5 4 (28.57%) Financial Institution
5 4 (28.57%) Banking
6 3 (21.43%) Migration
6 3 (21.43%) Replication
6 3 (21.43%) Project Management
6 3 (21.43%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (21.43%) Firewall
6 3 (21.43%) Change Management
6 3 (21.43%) ITIL
6 3 (21.43%) PRINCE2
6 3 (21.43%) DHCP
6 3 (21.43%) WLAN
6 3 (21.43%) CCIE
6 3 (21.43%) EMC
6 3 (21.43%) Multicast

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 (7.14%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (7.14%) MS Visio
1 1 (7.14%) OmniGraffle
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (50.00%) MPLS
2 6 (42.86%) VPN
3 5 (35.71%) BGP
3 5 (35.71%) WAN
4 4 (28.57%) DNS
4 4 (28.57%) OSPF
4 4 (28.57%) SAN
5 3 (21.43%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (21.43%) DHCP
5 3 (21.43%) Firewall
5 3 (21.43%) HSRP
5 3 (21.43%) Multicast
5 3 (21.43%) NAS
5 3 (21.43%) WLAN
6 2 (14.29%) Internet
6 2 (14.29%) LAN
6 2 (14.29%) Structured Cabling
6 2 (14.29%) VLAN
7 1 (7.14%) Ethernet
7 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
General
1 8 (57.14%) Finance
2 5 (35.71%) Telecoms
3 4 (28.57%) Banking
3 4 (28.57%) Financial Institution
4 1 (7.14%) Billing
4 1 (7.14%) French Language
4 1 (7.14%) Investment Banking
4 1 (7.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Network Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Project Manager
2 3 (21.43%) SAN Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) SAN Storage Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Storage Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Data Centre Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Deployment Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Juniper Specialist
3 1 (7.14%) Juniper Support
3 1 (7.14%) Network Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Network Deployment Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Network Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Network Project Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Network Specialist
3 1 (7.14%) Network Support
3 1 (7.14%) Network Support Specialist
3 1 (7.14%) Technical Writer
3 1 (7.14%) Telecoms Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Telecoms Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) REST
2 2 (14.29%) 802.1X
3 1 (7.14%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (42.86%) Data Centre
2 3 (21.43%) EMC VMAX
2 3 (21.43%) Replication
3 2 (14.29%) Management Information System
4 1 (7.14%) Equities
4 1 (7.14%) Fixed Income
4 1 (7.14%) Video Conferencing
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) Change Management
1 3 (21.43%) Disaster Recovery
1 3 (21.43%) ITIL
1 3 (21.43%) Migration
1 3 (21.43%) PRINCE2
1 3 (21.43%) Project Management
2 2 (14.29%) ITIL V3
2 2 (14.29%) Network Management
3 1 (7.14%) Asset Management
3 1 (7.14%) Business Analysis
3 1 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (7.14%) IT Strategy
3 1 (7.14%) Line Management
3 1 (7.14%) Low Latency
3 1 (7.14%) Network Virtualisation
3 1 (7.14%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (7.14%) Programme Management
3 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
3 1 (7.14%) Service Management
3 1 (7.14%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) Perl
1 4 (28.57%) Python
2 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
2 1 (7.14%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (35.71%) CCNP
3 3 (21.43%) CCIE
4 2 (14.29%) CCDP
4 2 (14.29%) CCIE Routing and Switching
5 1 (7.14%) Degree
5 1 (7.14%) JNCIE
5 1 (7.14%) Master's Degree
5 1 (7.14%) MBA
System Software
1 3 (21.43%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) EMC VPLEX
2 1 (7.14%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Cisco
2 3 (21.43%) Brocade
2 3 (21.43%) EMC
2 3 (21.43%) F5
3 2 (14.29%) Arista
3 2 (14.29%) CheckPoint
3 2 (14.29%) McAfee
4 1 (7.14%) Adobe
4 1 (7.14%) Ciena
4 1 (7.14%) Google
4 1 (7.14%) HP
4 1 (7.14%) Juniper
4 1 (7.14%) Palo Alto
4 1 (7.14%) Remedy
4 1 (7.14%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (7.14%) ServiceNow