Period
to 23 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 July 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)
UK
6 months to
23 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 857 808 843
Rank change year-on-year -49 +35 -15
Contract jobs citing DWDM 39 50 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.038% 0.053% 0.050%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.28% 0.39% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 32 27
UK median daily rate £300 £403 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.56% +11.17% +11.54%
10th Percentile £215 £210 £275
90th Percentile £500 £575 £401
UK excluding London median daily rate £236 £403 £363
% change year-on-year -41.38% +11.17% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 1
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £22.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.64% -45.00% -23.81%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £22.00 -
% change year-on-year -13.64% - -

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 with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 13,754 12,977 16,967
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.32% 13.64% 15.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,462 7,788 10,281
UK median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £203 £204 £223
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +2.60% +2.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 770 761 789
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.56% -22.00% +21.95%
10th Percentile £12.20 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% -24.00% +19.23%

DWDM
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing DWDM as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for DWDM in the UK

DWDM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DWDM in the UK

DWDM
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DWDM over the 6 months to 23 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DWDM in the UK

DWDM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for DWDM in the UK

DWDM
Top 12 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DWDM within the UK over the 6 months to 23 July 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
England -54 36 £300 -25.56% 3
UK excluding London -30 25 £236 -41.38% 2
London -48 14 £400 +1.59% 2
South East -12 7 £210 -44.00%
North of England -4 6 £236 -45.06%
South West +2 3 - -
East of England -10 3 £400 +20.66%
Midlands -14 3 - - 1
Yorkshire -20 3 £228 -47.09%
West Midlands -24 3 - - 1
Scotland -32 3 - - 1
North West - 3 £500 -

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 with a requirement for DWDM.

1 21 (53.85%) Telecoms
2 18 (46.15%) Cisco
3 16 (41.03%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (38.46%) CCNP
4 15 (38.46%) BGP
4 15 (38.46%) VPN
5 14 (35.90%) SDH
5 14 (35.90%) MPLS
5 14 (35.90%) OSPF
6 11 (28.21%) WAN
6 11 (28.21%) Data Centre
7 10 (25.64%) Internet
8 9 (23.08%) LAN
8 9 (23.08%) Network Management
9 8 (20.51%) Finance
10 7 (17.95%) Migration
10 7 (17.95%) Firewall
10 7 (17.95%) DNS
10 7 (17.95%) EIGRP
10 7 (17.95%) Ericsson
10 7 (17.95%) Juniper
11 6 (15.38%) DHCP
11 6 (15.38%) Ethernet
11 6 (15.38%) ATM
11 6 (15.38%) Huawei
11 6 (15.38%) SC Cleared
11 6 (15.38%) Security Cleared
12 5 (12.82%) Brocade
12 5 (12.82%) Software-Defined Networking
12 5 (12.82%) Analytical Skills

DWDM
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 (2.56%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (2.56%) MS Visio
1 1 (2.56%) OmniGraffle
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.13%) Akamai
2 1 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (38.46%) BGP
1 15 (38.46%) VPN
2 14 (35.90%) MPLS
2 14 (35.90%) OSPF
2 14 (35.90%) SDH
3 11 (28.21%) WAN
4 10 (25.64%) Internet
5 9 (23.08%) LAN
6 7 (17.95%) DNS
6 7 (17.95%) EIGRP
6 7 (17.95%) Firewall
7 6 (15.38%) ATM
7 6 (15.38%) DHCP
7 6 (15.38%) Ethernet
8 5 (12.82%) Software-Defined Networking
8 5 (12.82%) TCP/IP
9 4 (10.26%) Cisco Nexus
9 4 (10.26%) Multicast
9 4 (10.26%) SAN
9 4 (10.26%) xDSL
Development Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.56%) Rational Rose
General
1 21 (53.85%) Telecoms
2 8 (20.51%) Finance
3 3 (7.69%) Banking
3 3 (7.69%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.56%) Billing
4 1 (2.56%) French Language
4 1 (2.56%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.56%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (23.08%) Network Engineer
2 7 (17.95%) Architect
3 5 (12.82%) Network Architect
4 4 (10.26%) Network Support
4 4 (10.26%) Telecoms Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Network Support Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) NOC Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Optical Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Project Manager
5 3 (7.69%) SAN Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) SAN Storage Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Storage Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Support Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Technical Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Technical Support
5 3 (7.69%) Technical Support Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Transmission Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) BSS Solutions Architect
6 2 (5.13%) OSS Architect
6 2 (5.13%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.69%) 802.1X
1 3 (7.69%) HTML
1 3 (7.69%) REST
2 2 (5.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (28.21%) Data Centre
2 5 (12.82%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (7.69%) CCTV
3 3 (7.69%) EMC VMAX
3 3 (7.69%) Replication
3 3 (7.69%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (5.13%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.56%) Driving Licence
5 1 (2.56%) Equities
5 1 (2.56%) Fixed Income
5 1 (2.56%) Frameworx
5 1 (2.56%) Life Science
5 1 (2.56%) TM Forum
5 1 (2.56%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.13%) Linux
1 2 (5.13%) Unix
1 2 (5.13%) Windows
2 1 (2.56%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (23.08%) Network Management
2 7 (17.95%) Migration
3 5 (12.82%) Configuration Management
3 5 (12.82%) Project Management
4 4 (10.26%) ITIL
4 4 (10.26%) Network Design
4 4 (10.26%) Problem-Solving
5 3 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (7.69%) Capacity Management
5 3 (7.69%) Change Management
5 3 (7.69%) DevOps
5 3 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (7.69%) Escalation Management
5 3 (7.69%) Network Architecture
5 3 (7.69%) Network Virtualisation
5 3 (7.69%) Performance Management
5 3 (7.69%) PRINCE2
5 3 (7.69%) Proactive Monitoring
5 3 (7.69%) Security Management
6 2 (5.13%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 5 (12.82%) Python
2 4 (10.26%) Perl
3 2 (5.13%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 16 (41.03%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (38.46%) CCNP
3 6 (15.38%) SC Cleared
3 6 (15.38%) Security Cleared
4 5 (12.82%) CCIE
5 4 (10.26%) BC Cleared
5 4 (10.26%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (10.26%) CCNA
6 3 (7.69%) CCDP
6 3 (7.69%) JNCIS
7 2 (5.13%) CCIP
8 1 (2.56%) CCIE Routing and Switching
8 1 (2.56%) Degree
8 1 (2.56%) JNCIE
8 1 (2.56%) Master's Degree
8 1 (2.56%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (10.26%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.69%) EMC RecoverPoint
2 3 (7.69%) VMware NSX
3 2 (5.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (7.69%) EMC VPLEX
2 1 (2.56%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (2.56%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.56%) Puppet
2 1 (2.56%) vCenter Server
2 1 (2.56%) vRealize
Vendors
1 18 (46.15%) Cisco
2 7 (17.95%) Ericsson
2 7 (17.95%) Juniper
3 6 (15.38%) Huawei
4 5 (12.82%) Brocade
4 5 (12.82%) Nortel
5 4 (10.26%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 4 (10.26%) Ciena
5 4 (10.26%) F5
6 3 (7.69%) Arista
6 3 (7.69%) EMC
6 3 (7.69%) VMware
7 2 (5.13%) Blue Coat
7 2 (5.13%) CheckPoint
7 2 (5.13%) Citrix
7 2 (5.13%) Microsoft
7 2 (5.13%) Riverbed
7 2 (5.13%) Zscaler
8 1 (2.56%) Aruba
8 1 (2.56%) Tufin