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 3 months to 27 March 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)
UK
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 564 601 610
Rank change year-on-year +37 +9  
Contract jobs citing DWDM 19 39 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.042% 0.073% 0.039%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.29% 0.50% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 25 8
Median daily rate £450 £363 £538
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.13% -32.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £350 £292
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £496 £576
UK excluding London median daily rate £238 £363 £538
% change year-on-year -34.48% -32.55%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £19.90 - £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.90 - -

DWDM is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 6519 7870 8007
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 14.51% 14.78% 14.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 4021 4698 4373
Median daily rate £400 £380 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £235 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 359 337 444
Median hourly rate £24.50 £32.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.43% +16.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -39.18% +23.33%  

DWDM
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing DWDM as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DWDM in the UK

DWDM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for DWDM in the UK

DWDM
Top 13 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 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +29 19 £450 +24.13% 4
London +40 12 £450 -14.28% 1
East of England -9 3 £238 -34.48%
Berkshire +23 2 - -
West Midlands +17 2 - -
South East -2 2 - - 2
Cambridge - 2 - -
Cambridgeshire - 2 - -
Hertfordshire -3 1 £238 -34.48%
St Albans - 1 £238 -
Newbury - 1 - -
Slough - 1 - -
Solihull - 1 - -

DWDM
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 with a requirement for DWDM.

1 36 (61.02%) Telecoms
2 30 (50.85%) Cisco
3 26 (44.07%) SDH
3 26 (44.07%) WAN
4 23 (38.98%) LAN
4 23 (38.98%) Juniper
5 15 (25.42%) VPN
5 15 (25.42%) Data Centre
6 13 (22.03%) MPLS
6 13 (22.03%) Firewall
7 12 (20.34%) Microsoft
7 12 (20.34%) Ethernet
8 11 (18.64%) PSTN
8 11 (18.64%) ADSL
8 11 (18.64%) GSM
8 11 (18.64%) xDSL
8 11 (18.64%) GPON
9 10 (16.95%) Ciena
9 10 (16.95%) DNS
9 10 (16.95%) Wireless
9 10 (16.95%) Finance
10 9 (15.25%) MS Office
10 9 (15.25%) CheckPoint
10 9 (15.25%) Network Management
10 9 (15.25%) Huawei
10 9 (15.25%) Security Cleared
11 8 (13.56%) BGP
11 8 (13.56%) DHCP
12 7 (11.86%) MS Visio
12 7 (11.86%) OSPF

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 9 (15.25%) MS Office
2 7 (11.86%) MS Visio
3 6 (10.17%) MS Excel
4 3 (5.08%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.08%) IaaS
2 2 (3.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (44.07%) SDH
1 26 (44.07%) WAN
2 23 (38.98%) LAN
3 15 (25.42%) VPN
4 13 (22.03%) Firewall
4 13 (22.03%) MPLS
5 12 (20.34%) Ethernet
6 11 (18.64%) ADSL
6 11 (18.64%) GPON
6 11 (18.64%) GSM
6 11 (18.64%) PSTN
6 11 (18.64%) xDSL
7 10 (16.95%) DNS
7 10 (16.95%) Wireless
8 8 (13.56%) BGP
8 8 (13.56%) DHCP
9 7 (11.86%) OSPF
9 7 (11.86%) VLAN
10 6 (10.17%) EIGRP
10 6 (10.17%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.39%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (3.39%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 36 (61.02%) Telecoms
2 10 (16.95%) Finance
3 5 (8.47%) Banking
4 2 (3.39%) Financial Institution
4 2 (3.39%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.69%) French Language
5 1 (1.69%) German Language
5 1 (1.69%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 7 (11.86%) Architect
1 7 (11.86%) Network Engineer
2 6 (10.17%) Design Engineer
2 6 (10.17%) NOC Engineer
2 6 (10.17%) Optical Engineer
3 5 (8.47%) Security Engineer
3 5 (8.47%) Telecoms Engineer
3 5 (8.47%) Transmission Engineer
4 4 (6.78%) Blue Coat Engineer
4 4 (6.78%) Firewall Engineer
4 4 (6.78%) Network Support
5 3 (5.08%) Cisco Engineer
5 3 (5.08%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 3 (5.08%) Data Centre Specialist
5 3 (5.08%) Deployment Specialist
5 3 (5.08%) Network Support Engineer
5 3 (5.08%) Project Manager
5 3 (5.08%) Support Engineer
5 3 (5.08%) Telecoms Manager
6 2 (3.39%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.47%) 802.1X
2 2 (3.39%) XMPP
3 1 (1.69%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 15 (25.42%) Data Centre
2 7 (11.86%) RSA SecurID
3 6 (10.17%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (10.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (1.69%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.69%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.78%) Linux
2 3 (5.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (5.08%) Windows
3 1 (1.69%) Mac OS X
3 1 (1.69%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (15.25%) Network Management
2 7 (11.86%) Network Design
3 5 (8.47%) Fault Management
4 4 (6.78%) CRM
4 4 (6.78%) Information Security
4 4 (6.78%) PRINCE2
4 4 (6.78%) Project Management
4 4 (6.78%) RAD
4 4 (6.78%) Resource Management
4 4 (6.78%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (6.78%) Time Management
5 3 (5.08%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (5.08%) High Availability
5 3 (5.08%) Identity Management
5 3 (5.08%) ITIL
5 3 (5.08%) Load Balancing
5 3 (5.08%) Open Source
5 3 (5.08%) Validation
6 2 (3.39%) Customer Requirements
6 2 (3.39%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 6 (10.17%) Perl
2 4 (6.78%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (15.25%) Security Cleared
2 6 (10.17%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (10.17%) JNCIE
3 5 (8.47%) CCNP
3 5 (8.47%) JNCIP
4 4 (6.78%) Degree
4 4 (6.78%) SC Cleared
5 3 (5.08%) CCIE
5 3 (5.08%) OCP
5 3 (5.08%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (1.69%) CCDP
6 1 (1.69%) CCNA
6 1 (1.69%) CCSA
6 1 (1.69%) CISSP
6 1 (1.69%) JNCIS
6 1 (1.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.17%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (6.78%) ProxySG
1 4 (6.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.69%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.69%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (10.17%) Nagios
2 4 (6.78%) FortiGate
3 3 (5.08%) EMC VPLEX
4 2 (3.39%) Cacti
4 2 (3.39%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (3.39%) Pingdom
4 2 (3.39%) Puppet
4 2 (3.39%) WhatsUp Gold
4 2 (3.39%) ZABBIX
5 1 (1.69%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (1.69%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 30 (50.85%) Cisco
2 23 (38.98%) Juniper
3 12 (20.34%) Microsoft
4 10 (16.95%) Ciena
5 9 (15.25%) CheckPoint
5 9 (15.25%) Huawei
6 5 (8.47%) Remedy
7 4 (6.78%) Aruba
7 4 (6.78%) Blue Coat
7 4 (6.78%) BT
7 4 (6.78%) Citrix
7 4 (6.78%) FireEye
7 4 (6.78%) Fortinet
7 4 (6.78%) IronPort
7 4 (6.78%) Radware
7 4 (6.78%) Riverbed
7 4 (6.78%) SevOne
7 4 (6.78%) Sourcefire
7 4 (6.78%) VMware
8 3 (5.08%) Brocade
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