Period
to 23 November 2017

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 November 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 > South East
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 361 363 380
Rank change year-on-year +2 +17 -7
Contract jobs citing DWDM 15 18 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.089% 0.11% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.51% 0.57% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 10 9
South East median daily rate £350 £340 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -9.33% +114.29%
10th Percentile £300 £306 £318
90th Percentile £575 £351 £430
England median daily rate £339 £340 £340
% change year-on-year -0.37% - -14.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
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 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 2949 3165 3514
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.51% 18.98% 18.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1596 1803 1886
South East median daily rate £393 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £185 £228 £225
90th Percentile £550 £527 £500
England median daily rate £404 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +1.00% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 156 221 243
South East median hourly rate £17.43 £25.50 £22.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.66% +11.70% +26.83%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.50 £11.82
90th Percentile £46.09 £53.75 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.70 £23.00 £20.94
% change year-on-year -18.70% +9.86% +4.68%

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 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 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
Hampshire +14 7 £350 +2.94%
Thames Valley -3 5 £313 -0.79% 2
Berkshire -8 4 £300 -4.76% 1
Buckinghamshire - 1 £325 - 1
DWDM
England

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

1 14 (93.33%) Cisco
2 9 (60.00%) SDH
3 8 (53.33%) VoIP
3 8 (53.33%) Microsoft
3 8 (53.33%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (53.33%) PRINCE2
3 8 (53.33%) Telecoms
4 7 (46.67%) Wi-Fi
4 7 (46.67%) Project Management
4 7 (46.67%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (46.67%) WAN
4 7 (46.67%) Ethernet
5 5 (33.33%) Juniper
6 4 (26.67%) Data Centre
7 3 (20.00%) Firewall
7 3 (20.00%) MRTG
7 3 (20.00%) Node.js
7 3 (20.00%) Mojolicious
7 3 (20.00%) Ciena
7 3 (20.00%) IPFIX
7 3 (20.00%) MPLS
7 3 (20.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 3 (20.00%) BGP
7 3 (20.00%) SNMP
7 3 (20.00%) OO
7 3 (20.00%) Python
7 3 (20.00%) ITIL
7 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
7 3 (20.00%) Perl
7 3 (20.00%) PHP

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 8 (53.33%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (46.67%) Microsoft Excel
Communications & Networking
1 9 (60.00%) SDH
2 8 (53.33%) VoIP
3 7 (46.67%) Ethernet
3 7 (46.67%) WAN
3 7 (46.67%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (20.00%) BGP
4 3 (20.00%) Firewall
4 3 (20.00%) IPFIX
4 3 (20.00%) MPLS
4 3 (20.00%) MRTG
4 3 (20.00%) SNMP
5 2 (13.33%) LAN
5 2 (13.33%) OSPF
6 1 (6.67%) ATM
6 1 (6.67%) EIGRP
6 1 (6.67%) Intranet
6 1 (6.67%) RSVP
6 1 (6.67%) VPN
6 1 (6.67%) WLAN
6 1 (6.67%) X.25
General
1 8 (53.33%) Telecoms
2 2 (13.33%) Advertising
3 1 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Project Manager
2 3 (20.00%) Developer
2 3 (20.00%) JavaScript Developer
2 3 (20.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Perl Developer
2 3 (20.00%) Senior Developer
2 3 (20.00%) Senior JavaScript Developer
2 3 (20.00%) Senior Perl Developer
2 3 (20.00%) Telecoms Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Programme Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Telecoms Project Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Cisco Project Manager
4 1 (6.67%) IP Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Network Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Network Project Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Rollout Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Telecoms Programme Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Transmission Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) VoIP Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) Mojolicious
1 3 (20.00%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Unix
1 1 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) PRINCE2
2 7 (46.67%) Project Management
3 3 (20.00%) ITIL
3 3 (20.00%) OO
4 2 (13.33%) Programme Management
5 1 (6.67%) Business Development
5 1 (6.67%) ITIL V3
5 1 (6.67%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (6.67%) Presales
5 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (20.00%) Perl
1 3 (20.00%) PHP
1 3 (20.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 2 (13.33%) CCNA
2 2 (13.33%) CCNP
2 2 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (6.67%) CCIE
3 1 (6.67%) HND
3 1 (6.67%) JNCIA
3 1 (6.67%) JNCIP
3 1 (6.67%) JNCIS
3 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
Vendors
1 14 (93.33%) Cisco
2 8 (53.33%) Microsoft
3 5 (33.33%) Juniper
4 3 (20.00%) Ciena
5 2 (13.33%) Arista
5 2 (13.33%) Extreme Networks
5 2 (13.33%) HP
6 1 (6.67%) Ericsson
6 1 (6.67%) Nortel
6 1 (6.67%) Sybase