Period
to 15 October 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 15 October 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
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 839 837 860
Rank change year-on-year -2 +23 -24
Contract jobs citing DWDM 50 44 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.049% 0.045% 0.044%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.37% 0.33% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 30 23
UK median daily rate £295 £363 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.62% +6.62% +13.33%
10th Percentile £213 £210 £222
90th Percentile £500 £485 £412
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £350 £340
% change year-on-year -3.57% +2.94% +11.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 1
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £22.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.82% -45.00% -
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 13,583 13,440 16,380
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.18% 13.66% 15.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,189 8,197 9,981
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £200 £188 £220
90th Percentile £610 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 686 725 838
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £19.25 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.30% -19.79% +20.00%
10th Percentile £12.20 £11.10 £11.72
90th Percentile £48.04 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.38 £25.00
% change year-on-year -1.96% -22.48% +25.00%

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 15 October 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing DWDM over the 6 months to 15 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for DWDM in the UK

DWDM
Top 9 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 15 October 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 -22 45 £295 -18.62% 19
UK excluding London -34 27 £338 -3.57% 12
London +9 21 £303 -4.35% 8
South East -3 14 £338 -3.57% 4
West Midlands -4 6 - - 1
Midlands -18 6 - - 2
Scotland -21 5 - - 1
East of England -11 2 - -
South West -15 1 - - 3

For the 6 months to 15 October 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 27 (54.00%) Telecoms
2 25 (50.00%) SDH
3 22 (44.00%) MPLS
4 20 (40.00%) Cisco
4 20 (40.00%) WAN
5 18 (36.00%) Data Centre
6 17 (34.00%) Internet
7 16 (32.00%) BGP
7 16 (32.00%) OSPF
7 16 (32.00%) Ethernet
7 16 (32.00%) VPN
8 15 (30.00%) Network Management
9 13 (26.00%) LAN
9 13 (26.00%) Cisco Certification
9 13 (26.00%) EIGRP
10 12 (24.00%) CCNP
10 12 (24.00%) Juniper
10 12 (24.00%) TCP/IP
11 11 (22.00%) Microsoft
11 11 (22.00%) Security Cleared
11 11 (22.00%) SC Cleared
11 11 (22.00%) Analytical Skills
12 10 (20.00%) BPSS Clearance
12 10 (20.00%) Nortel
12 10 (20.00%) RIP
12 10 (20.00%) Windows
13 9 (18.00%) ITIL
13 9 (18.00%) Firewall
14 8 (16.00%) Project Management
14 8 (16.00%) DNS

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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (6.00%) ArcGIS
1 3 (6.00%) Smallworld
Applications
1 3 (6.00%) Autodesk Inventor
1 3 (6.00%) MicroStation
2 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (2.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.00%) Akamai
1 1 (2.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.00%) GitHub
1 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 25 (50.00%) SDH
2 22 (44.00%) MPLS
3 20 (40.00%) WAN
4 17 (34.00%) Internet
5 16 (32.00%) BGP
5 16 (32.00%) Ethernet
5 16 (32.00%) OSPF
5 16 (32.00%) VPN
6 13 (26.00%) EIGRP
6 13 (26.00%) LAN
7 12 (24.00%) TCP/IP
8 10 (20.00%) RIP
9 9 (18.00%) Firewall
10 8 (16.00%) DNS
11 7 (14.00%) DHCP
11 7 (14.00%) Wireless
12 5 (10.00%) ADSL
12 5 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
12 5 (10.00%) IPsec
12 5 (10.00%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.00%) GIS
Development Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Rational Rose
1 1 (2.00%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 27 (54.00%) Telecoms
2 6 (12.00%) Finance
3 3 (6.00%) French Language
4 2 (4.00%) Banking
4 2 (4.00%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.00%) Billing
5 1 (2.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (16.00%) Implementation Engineer
1 8 (16.00%) Network Engineer
2 4 (8.00%) Data Centre Engineer
2 4 (8.00%) Project Manager
3 3 (6.00%) Analyst
3 3 (6.00%) Architect
3 3 (6.00%) Deployment Engineer
3 3 (6.00%) Network Analyst
3 3 (6.00%) Network Manager
3 3 (6.00%) Network Operations Manager
3 3 (6.00%) Operations Manager
3 3 (6.00%) Transmission Engineer
4 2 (4.00%) BSS Solutions Architect
4 2 (4.00%) Network Support
4 2 (4.00%) Optical Engineer
4 2 (4.00%) OSS Architect
4 2 (4.00%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (4.00%) Telecoms Engineer
4 2 (4.00%) Test Manager
4 2 (4.00%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.00%) 802.1X
2 1 (2.00%) HTML
2 1 (2.00%) RFC 2544
2 1 (2.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (36.00%) Data Centre
2 11 (22.00%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (16.00%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (4.00%) CCTV
5 1 (2.00%) Equities
5 1 (2.00%) Fixed Income
5 1 (2.00%) Frameworx
5 1 (2.00%) PMI
5 1 (2.00%) Social Media
5 1 (2.00%) TM Forum
5 1 (2.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 10 (20.00%) Windows
2 7 (14.00%) Linux
3 4 (8.00%) Unix
4 3 (6.00%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (30.00%) Network Management
2 9 (18.00%) ITIL
3 8 (16.00%) Logistics
3 8 (16.00%) Project Management
4 7 (14.00%) Network Monitoring
5 6 (12.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 6 (12.00%) Migration
5 6 (12.00%) Problem-Solving
5 6 (12.00%) Time Management
6 5 (10.00%) PRINCE2
6 5 (10.00%) WAN Optimisation
7 4 (8.00%) Analytics
7 4 (8.00%) Kalman Filter
8 3 (6.00%) Configuration Management
8 3 (6.00%) Fault Management
8 3 (6.00%) Integration Testing
8 3 (6.00%) Problem Management
8 3 (6.00%) Root Cause Analysis
9 2 (4.00%) Change Management
9 2 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.00%) Python
2 1 (2.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (2.00%) Perl
2 1 (2.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (2.00%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 13 (26.00%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (24.00%) CCNP
3 11 (22.00%) SC Cleared
3 11 (22.00%) Security Cleared
4 10 (20.00%) BPSS Clearance
5 7 (14.00%) BC Cleared
5 7 (14.00%) CCNA
6 5 (10.00%) CCIP
7 4 (8.00%) JNCIS
8 3 (6.00%) Degree
9 2 (4.00%) CCDP
9 2 (4.00%) MBA
9 2 (4.00%) MCSE
9 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (2.00%) CCIE
10 1 (2.00%) DV Cleared
10 1 (2.00%) JNCIE
10 1 (2.00%) Master's Degree
10 1 (2.00%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.00%) SLA
2 2 (4.00%) GDPR
System Software
1 3 (6.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.00%) VMware NSX
3 1 (2.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.00%) Cacti
1 1 (2.00%) Cisco Prime
1 1 (2.00%) Grafana
1 1 (2.00%) Nagios
1 1 (2.00%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (2.00%) Puppet
1 1 (2.00%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 20 (40.00%) Cisco
2 12 (24.00%) Juniper
3 11 (22.00%) Microsoft
4 10 (20.00%) Nortel
5 5 (10.00%) BT
6 4 (8.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 4 (8.00%) Ciena
6 4 (8.00%) Huawei
6 4 (8.00%) SolarWinds
7 3 (6.00%) Arista
7 3 (6.00%) Autodesk
7 3 (6.00%) F5
7 3 (6.00%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (4.00%) Ericsson
8 2 (4.00%) VMware
9 1 (2.00%) CheckPoint
9 1 (2.00%) HP
9 1 (2.00%) McAfee
9 1 (2.00%) Red Hat
9 1 (2.00%) Remedy