Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 846 792 806
Rank change year-on-year -54 +14 +17
Contract jobs citing DWDM 32 64 74
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.032% 0.067% 0.069%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.24% 0.45% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 31 29
UK median daily rate £300 £340 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +4.62% -17.72%
10th Percentile £205 £285 £260
90th Percentile £434 £480 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £250 £340 £305
% change year-on-year -26.47% +11.48% +12.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
UK median hourly rate - £21.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £21.50 -

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 13,266 14,287 15,069
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.32% 14.99% 13.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,189 8,693 8,722
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £180 £213 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 681 743 914
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £22.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.89% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £10.88 £11.47 £11.25
90th Percentile £45.25 £48.75 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.88 £22.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year -16.11% +4.65% -4.44%

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 22 January 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 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 22 January 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 -26 28 £300 -11.76% 18
UK excluding London -16 15 £250 -26.47% 15
London -37 14 £413 +10.00% 3
North of England +45 6 £210 -53.33% 6
Yorkshire +17 6 £210 -53.33% 1
South East -38 5 £300 -11.76% 5
West Midlands 0 2 - -
Midlands -8 2 - -
Scotland - 2 £250 -

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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 with a requirement for DWDM.

1 19 (59.38%) Cisco
2 14 (43.75%) SDH
2 14 (43.75%) Telecoms
3 11 (34.38%) Firewall
3 11 (34.38%) ATM
4 10 (31.25%) Ericsson
5 9 (28.13%) MPLS
5 9 (28.13%) LAN
5 9 (28.13%) WAN
5 9 (28.13%) Data Centre
6 8 (25.00%) VPN
6 8 (25.00%) DNS
6 8 (25.00%) Nokia
6 8 (25.00%) Frame Relay
7 7 (21.88%) Finance
7 7 (21.88%) CheckPoint
7 7 (21.88%) OSPF
7 7 (21.88%) BGP
7 7 (21.88%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (21.88%) DHCP
7 7 (21.88%) CCNP
8 6 (18.75%) Windows
8 6 (18.75%) Huawei
9 5 (15.63%) VMware Infrastructure
9 5 (15.63%) VMware
9 5 (15.63%) Banking
9 5 (15.63%) Validation
9 5 (15.63%) Linux
9 5 (15.63%) ITIL
9 5 (15.63%) Citrix

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 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (6.25%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (3.13%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 14 (43.75%) SDH
2 11 (34.38%) ATM
2 11 (34.38%) Firewall
3 9 (28.13%) LAN
3 9 (28.13%) MPLS
3 9 (28.13%) WAN
4 8 (25.00%) DNS
4 8 (25.00%) Frame Relay
4 8 (25.00%) VPN
5 7 (21.88%) BGP
5 7 (21.88%) DHCP
5 7 (21.88%) OSPF
6 5 (15.63%) SAN
7 4 (12.50%) VLAN
7 4 (12.50%) WLAN
8 3 (9.38%) 2G
8 3 (9.38%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (9.38%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (9.38%) EIGRP
8 3 (9.38%) RNC
General
1 14 (43.75%) Telecoms
2 7 (21.88%) Finance
3 5 (15.63%) Banking
4 2 (6.25%) Advertising
4 2 (6.25%) Financial Institution
5 1 (3.13%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 5 (15.63%) Architect
3 4 (12.50%) Enterprise Architect
3 4 (12.50%) NOC Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Design Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Field Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Optical Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Telecoms Manager
5 2 (6.25%) Field Support Technician
5 2 (6.25%) Product Manager
5 2 (6.25%) Project Manager
5 2 (6.25%) Support Technician
5 2 (6.25%) Telecoms Product Manager
6 1 (3.13%) Deployment Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Ericsson Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Ericsson Field Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Network Architect
6 1 (3.13%) Network Specialist
6 1 (3.13%) Senior Manager
6 1 (3.13%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.25%) 802.1X
2 1 (3.13%) HTML
2 1 (3.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (28.13%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.13%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.13%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (3.13%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 6 (18.75%) Windows
2 5 (15.63%) Linux
3 4 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (6.25%) Unix
5 1 (3.13%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (15.63%) ITIL
1 5 (15.63%) Proactive Monitoring
1 5 (15.63%) Validation
2 4 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (12.50%) High Availability
2 4 (12.50%) Identity Management
2 4 (12.50%) Open Source
2 4 (12.50%) Project Management
3 3 (9.38%) ETL
3 3 (9.38%) ITIL V3
3 3 (9.38%) PRINCE2
4 2 (6.25%) CAD
4 2 (6.25%) Network Management
4 2 (6.25%) Product Management
4 2 (6.25%) Workflow
5 1 (3.13%) Business Development
5 1 (3.13%) Change Management
5 1 (3.13%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (3.13%) Migration
5 1 (3.13%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 7 (21.88%) CCNP
1 7 (21.88%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (9.38%) CCDP
2 3 (9.38%) CCIE
3 2 (6.25%) CCIE Routing and Switching
3 2 (6.25%) CCNA
3 2 (6.25%) JNCIS
3 2 (6.25%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.13%) DV Cleared
4 1 (3.13%) HND
4 1 (3.13%) JNCIA
4 1 (3.13%) JNCIP
4 1 (3.13%) PMI Certification
4 1 (3.13%) PMP
4 1 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (15.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.13%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.13%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 4 (12.50%) EMC VPLEX
2 1 (3.13%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 19 (59.38%) Cisco
2 10 (31.25%) Ericsson
3 8 (25.00%) Nokia
4 7 (21.88%) CheckPoint
5 6 (18.75%) Huawei
6 5 (15.63%) Citrix
6 5 (15.63%) VMware
7 4 (12.50%) Arista
7 4 (12.50%) Ciena
7 4 (12.50%) EMC
7 4 (12.50%) F5
7 4 (12.50%) Nortel
7 4 (12.50%) Red Hat
8 3 (9.38%) HP
8 3 (9.38%) Juniper
8 3 (9.38%) NEC
9 2 (6.25%) Extreme Networks
9 2 (6.25%) McAfee
9 2 (6.25%) NetCracker
9 2 (6.25%) Palo Alto