Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 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
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 368 356 346
Rank change year-on-year -12 -10 +23
Contract jobs citing DWDM 15 14 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.088% 0.084% 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.54% 0.48% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 13 10
South East median daily rate £438 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +2.94% -2.86%
10th Percentile £213 £300 £306
90th Percentile £555 £547 £351
England median daily rate £295 £328 £340
% change year-on-year -9.92% -3.68% +0.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
South East median hourly rate £22.00 - -
England median hourly rate £22.00 £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 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 2,794 2,908 3,033
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 16.44% 17.36% 18.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,493 1,576 1,767
South East median daily rate £400 £390 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.50% +1.33%
10th Percentile £208 £171 £225
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
England median daily rate £425 £403 £400
% change year-on-year +5.59% +0.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 123 151 193
South East median hourly rate £22.75 £17.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.82% -32.00% +0.50%
10th Percentile £12.80 £11.88 £11.55
90th Percentile £47.76 £43.75 £48.75
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £22.50
% change year-on-year +6.95% -16.89% +7.48%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DWDM in the South East over the 6 months to 12 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 12 December 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
Thames Valley +6 9 £256 -18.00%
Berkshire -4 9 £256 -14.58%
East Sussex - 2 £600 -
West Sussex - 2 £475 - 2
Hampshire -25 1 - - 4
Surrey - 1 £500 -
DWDM
England

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 12 (80.00%) WAN
1 12 (80.00%) Cisco
2 9 (60.00%) Network Management
3 8 (53.33%) Juniper
3 8 (53.33%) Internet
3 8 (53.33%) MPLS
3 8 (53.33%) OSPF
3 8 (53.33%) BGP
3 8 (53.33%) SDH
4 7 (46.67%) RIP
4 7 (46.67%) TCP/IP
4 7 (46.67%) Nortel
4 7 (46.67%) EIGRP
4 7 (46.67%) Firewall
4 7 (46.67%) Network Monitoring
5 6 (40.00%) SC Cleared
5 6 (40.00%) Security Cleared
5 6 (40.00%) Linux
6 5 (33.33%) ITIL
6 5 (33.33%) VPN
6 5 (33.33%) DNS
6 5 (33.33%) DHCP
6 5 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (33.33%) CCNP
6 5 (33.33%) LAN
6 5 (33.33%) Telecoms
6 5 (33.33%) Wireless
6 5 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (26.67%) SolarWinds
7 4 (26.67%) BC Cleared

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.67%) Apache
1 1 (6.67%) ArcGIS
1 1 (6.67%) Smallworld
1 1 (6.67%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Autodesk Inventor
1 1 (6.67%) MicroStation
Communications & Networking
1 12 (80.00%) WAN
2 8 (53.33%) BGP
2 8 (53.33%) Internet
2 8 (53.33%) MPLS
2 8 (53.33%) OSPF
2 8 (53.33%) SDH
3 7 (46.67%) EIGRP
3 7 (46.67%) Firewall
3 7 (46.67%) RIP
3 7 (46.67%) TCP/IP
4 5 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (33.33%) DHCP
4 5 (33.33%) DNS
4 5 (33.33%) LAN
4 5 (33.33%) VPN
4 5 (33.33%) Wireless
5 4 (26.67%) Cisco PIX
5 4 (26.67%) VLAN
5 4 (26.67%) VoIP
5 4 (26.67%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) GIS
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (20.00%) Analyst
1 3 (20.00%) Network Analyst
1 3 (20.00%) Network Manager
1 3 (20.00%) Network Operations Manager
1 3 (20.00%) Operations Manager
2 2 (13.33%) Architect
3 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (6.67%) IP Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Network Architect
3 1 (6.67%) Network Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) NOC Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Storage Architect
3 1 (6.67%) Telecoms Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Transition Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Transmission Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 6 (40.00%) Linux
2 3 (20.00%) Unix
2 3 (20.00%) Windows
2 3 (20.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (60.00%) Network Management
2 7 (46.67%) Network Monitoring
3 5 (33.33%) ITIL
4 4 (26.67%) Analytics
4 4 (26.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (26.67%) Kalman Filter
4 4 (26.67%) WAN Optimisation
5 3 (20.00%) Fault Management
5 3 (20.00%) Migration
5 3 (20.00%) Problem Management
5 3 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (6.67%) Capacity Management
7 1 (6.67%) High Availability
7 1 (6.67%) Integration Testing
7 1 (6.67%) TOGAF
Qualifications
1 6 (40.00%) SC Cleared
1 6 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (33.33%) CCNP
2 5 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (26.67%) BC Cleared
3 4 (26.67%) BPSS Clearance
3 4 (26.67%) CCIP
3 4 (26.67%) CCNA
3 4 (26.67%) JNCIS
4 2 (13.33%) MCSE
4 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (6.67%) CCDP
5 1 (6.67%) Degree
5 1 (6.67%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) SLA
2 2 (13.33%) GDPR
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (6.67%) Samba
1 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (6.67%) VMware NSX
Vendors
1 12 (80.00%) Cisco
2 8 (53.33%) Juniper
3 7 (46.67%) Nortel
4 4 (26.67%) SolarWinds
5 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 1 (6.67%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 1 (6.67%) Autodesk
6 1 (6.67%) Brocade
6 1 (6.67%) Ciena
6 1 (6.67%) Huawei
6 1 (6.67%) IBM
6 1 (6.67%) Oracle
6 1 (6.67%) VMware