Period
to 23 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 23 February 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 > South East
6 months to
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 360 338 356
Rank change year-on-year -22 +18 +11
Contract jobs citing DWDM 5 23 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.030% 0.15% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.18% 0.74% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 10 19
South East median daily rate £313 £340 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.09% -2.86% -34.88%
10th Percentile £301 £306 £283
90th Percentile £334 £351 £420
England median daily rate £300 £340 £363
% change year-on-year -11.76% -6.21% +5.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £20.70 -

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 the South East with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 2,775 3,113 3,522
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 16.56% 19.98% 19.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,472 1,802 1,908
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £160 £220 £219
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £413 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +0.61% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 138 217 207
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% -42.86% +58.80%
10th Percentile £11.65 £11.43 £12.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £49.46 £52.50
England median hourly rate £20.04 £21.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year -6.79% -2.27% +10.00%

DWDM
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing DWDM as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for DWDM in the South East

DWDM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DWDM in the South East

DWDM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for DWDM in the South East

DWDM
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DWDM within the South East region over the 6 months to 23 February 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
Hampshire +2 3 - - 5
Thames Valley -20 2 £313 -0.79% 1
Berkshire -17 1 £300 -4.76%
Buckinghamshire - 1 £325 - 1
DWDM
England

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 South East region with a requirement for DWDM.

1 5 (100.00%) Cisco
1 5 (100.00%) Firewall
2 4 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (80.00%) CCNP
2 4 (80.00%) OSPF
2 4 (80.00%) BGP
2 4 (80.00%) VPN
3 3 (60.00%) DNS
3 3 (60.00%) CCDP
3 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (60.00%) DHCP
3 3 (60.00%) Juniper
3 3 (60.00%) JNCIS
3 3 (60.00%) Brocade
3 3 (60.00%) VLAN
3 3 (60.00%) VMware
3 3 (60.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (60.00%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (60.00%) Network Management
3 3 (60.00%) VMware NSX
4 2 (40.00%) Network Virtualisation
4 2 (40.00%) DevOps
4 2 (40.00%) Software-Defined Networking
4 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (40.00%) Project Management
4 2 (40.00%) ITIL
4 2 (40.00%) LAN
5 1 (20.00%) SDH

DWDM
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) Firewall
2 4 (80.00%) BGP
2 4 (80.00%) OSPF
2 4 (80.00%) VPN
3 3 (60.00%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (60.00%) DHCP
3 3 (60.00%) DNS
3 3 (60.00%) VLAN
4 2 (40.00%) LAN
4 2 (40.00%) Software-Defined Networking
5 1 (20.00%) ATM
5 1 (20.00%) Frame Relay
5 1 (20.00%) MPLS
5 1 (20.00%) SDH
5 1 (20.00%) VoIP
5 1 (20.00%) WAN
5 1 (20.00%) Wireless
5 1 (20.00%) WLAN
5 1 (20.00%) X.25
5 1 (20.00%) xDSL
General
1 1 (20.00%) Advertising
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Architect
1 3 (60.00%) Network Architect
2 2 (40.00%) Cloud Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Network Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Rollout Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Network Management
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) DevOps
2 2 (40.00%) ITIL
2 2 (40.00%) Network Virtualisation
2 2 (40.00%) Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) Business Development
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL V3
3 1 (20.00%) Migration
3 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) CCNP
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (60.00%) CCDP
2 3 (60.00%) JNCIS
2 3 (60.00%) SC Cleared
2 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) CCNA
3 1 (20.00%) DV Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (60.00%) VMware NSX
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco
2 3 (60.00%) Brocade
2 3 (60.00%) Juniper
2 3 (60.00%) VMware
3 1 (20.00%) Arista
3 1 (20.00%) Ericsson
3 1 (20.00%) Extreme Networks
3 1 (20.00%) HP
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) Nortel