Period
to 16 December 2017

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 16 December 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)
England > London
6 months to
16 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 625 589 597
Rank change year-on-year -36 +8 -14
Contract jobs citing DWDM 16 16 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.034% 0.036% 0.035%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.29% 0.26% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 8 8
London median daily rate £300 £333 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.77% -8.28% -10.82%
10th Percentile £209 £285 £228
90th Percentile £423 £429 £456
England median daily rate £326 £340 £339
% change year-on-year -4.04% +0.37% -14.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
London median hourly rate - £40.00 -
England median hourly rate £22.00 £30.75 -
% change year-on-year -28.46% - -

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 5523 6054 5790
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 11.70% 13.61% 12.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 3747 3949 3828
London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £213 £260 £225
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
England median daily rate £408 £401 £400
% change year-on-year +1.75% +0.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 153 170
London median hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £21.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.58% -9.93% +13.41%
10th Percentile £12.65 £11.50 £11.95
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £45.03
England median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year -15.56% +7.14% +5.00%

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 16 December 2017.

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 16 December 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
Central London -4 1 £425 +5.85%
DWDM
England

For the 6 months to 16 December 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 London region with a requirement for DWDM.

1 12 (75.00%) Telecoms
2 9 (56.25%) SDH
3 8 (50.00%) Data Centre
4 7 (43.75%) LAN
5 5 (31.25%) Project Management
6 4 (25.00%) Firewall
6 4 (25.00%) CheckPoint
6 4 (25.00%) MPLS
6 4 (25.00%) Citrix
6 4 (25.00%) VPN
6 4 (25.00%) Cisco
6 4 (25.00%) WAN
6 4 (25.00%) Ethernet
6 4 (25.00%) Ciena
7 3 (18.75%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (18.75%) Structured Cabling
7 3 (18.75%) High Availability
7 3 (18.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (18.75%) Product Management
7 3 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (18.75%) Open Source
7 3 (18.75%) Finance
7 3 (18.75%) Validation
7 3 (18.75%) VMware
7 3 (18.75%) Banking
7 3 (18.75%) Huawei
7 3 (18.75%) VPLS
7 3 (18.75%) DHCP
7 3 (18.75%) Windows
7 3 (18.75%) Linux

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 2 (12.50%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 9 (56.25%) SDH
2 7 (43.75%) LAN
3 4 (25.00%) Ethernet
3 4 (25.00%) Firewall
3 4 (25.00%) MPLS
3 4 (25.00%) VPN
3 4 (25.00%) WAN
4 3 (18.75%) DHCP
4 3 (18.75%) DNS
4 3 (18.75%) SAN
4 3 (18.75%) SONET
4 3 (18.75%) Structured Cabling
4 3 (18.75%) VPLS
5 1 (6.25%) BGP
5 1 (6.25%) EIGRP
5 1 (6.25%) GLBP
5 1 (6.25%) HTTP
5 1 (6.25%) IGRP
5 1 (6.25%) NetScaler
5 1 (6.25%) OSPF
General
1 12 (75.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (18.75%) Banking
2 3 (18.75%) Finance
3 1 (6.25%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (18.75%) Architect
1 3 (18.75%) Design Engineer
1 3 (18.75%) Enterprise Architect
1 3 (18.75%) Optical Engineer
1 3 (18.75%) Product Manager
1 3 (18.75%) Telecoms Manager
1 3 (18.75%) Telecoms Product Manager
2 2 (12.50%) Field Support Technician
2 2 (12.50%) Project Leader
2 2 (12.50%) Support Technician
2 2 (12.50%) Test Project Leader
3 1 (6.25%) Coordinator
3 1 (6.25%) IT Support
3 1 (6.25%) IT Support Technician
3 1 (6.25%) IT Technician
3 1 (6.25%) Network Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Project Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Test Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) HTML
1 1 (6.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) Linux
1 3 (18.75%) Mac OS X
1 3 (18.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 3 (18.75%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Project Management
2 3 (18.75%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (18.75%) High Availability
2 3 (18.75%) Identity Management
2 3 (18.75%) Open Source
2 3 (18.75%) Product Management
2 3 (18.75%) Validation
3 2 (12.50%) CAD
3 2 (12.50%) Workflow
4 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) CCNP
1 1 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) EMC VPLEX
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) CheckPoint
1 4 (25.00%) Ciena
1 4 (25.00%) Cisco
1 4 (25.00%) Citrix
2 3 (18.75%) EMC
2 3 (18.75%) Huawei
2 3 (18.75%) Red Hat
2 3 (18.75%) VMware
3 2 (12.50%) NetCracker
4 1 (6.25%) F5
4 1 (6.25%) HP
4 1 (6.25%) Palo Alto
4 1 (6.25%) WatchGuard