Period
to 22 November 2017

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 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)
UK
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 839 854 828
Rank change year-on-year +15 -26 -17
Contract jobs citing DWDM 45 45 76
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.044% 0.043% 0.067%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.32% 0.28% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 26 30
UK median daily rate £328 £340 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.68% +2.64% -16.67%
10th Percentile £210 £236 £243
90th Percentile £495 £431 £426
UK excluding London median daily rate £328 £340 £324
% change year-on-year -3.68% +5.02% +19.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £30.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.46% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £21.50 -
% change year-on-year +2.33% - -

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 14146 16349 15656
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.71% 15.51% 13.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 8603 9874 9060
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £181 £214 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 746 834 1012
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £23.88 £20.71
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.42% +15.31% +3.53%
10th Percentile £11.15 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.82 £48.00 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.04 £25.00 £20.97
% change year-on-year -27.84% +19.23% +4.84%

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 November 2017.

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 11 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 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
England +17 42 £339 -0.37% 8
UK excluding London +40 31 £328 -3.68% 4
South East +7 15 £350 +2.94% 2
London -37 11 £300 -9.77% 4
North of England +76 6 £210 -53.33%
Yorkshire +29 6 £210 -53.33%
East of England -8 6 £403 -7.89% 2
Midlands - 2 - -
West Midlands - 2 - -
Scotland - 2 £250 -
South West +6 1 - -

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

1 28 (62.22%) Cisco
2 26 (57.78%) SDH
3 21 (46.67%) Telecoms
4 12 (26.67%) LAN
4 12 (26.67%) Ethernet
5 11 (24.44%) WAN
5 11 (24.44%) VoIP
5 11 (24.44%) Project Management
6 10 (22.22%) Juniper
6 10 (22.22%) Ericsson
6 10 (22.22%) ATM
6 10 (22.22%) Microsoft Office
6 10 (22.22%) PRINCE2
6 10 (22.22%) Data Centre
7 9 (20.00%) Microsoft
8 8 (17.78%) VPN
8 8 (17.78%) Nokia
8 8 (17.78%) MPLS
9 7 (15.56%) BGP
9 7 (15.56%) Microsoft Excel
9 7 (15.56%) Frame Relay
9 7 (15.56%) Firewall
9 7 (15.56%) Wi-Fi
9 7 (15.56%) Ciena
10 6 (13.33%) VMware
10 6 (13.33%) Huawei
10 6 (13.33%) DNS
10 6 (13.33%) CCNP
10 6 (13.33%) DHCP
10 6 (13.33%) SLA

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 10 (22.22%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (15.56%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (2.22%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 26 (57.78%) SDH
2 12 (26.67%) Ethernet
2 12 (26.67%) LAN
3 11 (24.44%) VoIP
3 11 (24.44%) WAN
4 10 (22.22%) ATM
5 8 (17.78%) MPLS
5 8 (17.78%) VPN
6 7 (15.56%) BGP
6 7 (15.56%) Firewall
6 7 (15.56%) Frame Relay
6 7 (15.56%) Wi-Fi
7 6 (13.33%) DHCP
7 6 (13.33%) DNS
7 6 (13.33%) OSPF
8 3 (6.67%) 2G
8 3 (6.67%) 3G
8 3 (6.67%) SAN
8 3 (6.67%) SNMP
8 3 (6.67%) SONET
General
1 21 (46.67%) Telecoms
2 5 (11.11%) Finance
3 3 (6.67%) Banking
4 2 (4.44%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 7 (15.56%) Project Manager
1 7 (15.56%) Telecoms Manager
2 5 (11.11%) NOC Engineer
3 4 (8.89%) Network Engineer
4 3 (6.67%) Architect
4 3 (6.67%) Design Engineer
4 3 (6.67%) Developer
4 3 (6.67%) Enterprise Architect
4 3 (6.67%) Field Engineer
4 3 (6.67%) JavaScript Developer
4 3 (6.67%) Perl Developer
4 3 (6.67%) Product Manager
4 3 (6.67%) Senior Developer
4 3 (6.67%) Senior JavaScript Developer
4 3 (6.67%) Senior Perl Developer
4 3 (6.67%) Technical Leader
4 3 (6.67%) Telecoms Product Manager
4 3 (6.67%) Telecoms Project Manager
5 2 (4.44%) Optical Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) Transmission Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.67%) Mojolicious
1 3 (6.67%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 10 (22.22%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.22%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.22%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.11%) Windows
2 4 (8.89%) Linux
3 3 (6.67%) Mac OS X
3 3 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (6.67%) Unix
4 1 (2.22%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (24.44%) Project Management
2 10 (22.22%) PRINCE2
3 5 (11.11%) Network Management
3 5 (11.11%) Proactive Monitoring
4 4 (8.89%) High Availability
4 4 (8.89%) ITIL
4 4 (8.89%) Validation
5 3 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (6.67%) ETL
5 3 (6.67%) Identity Management
5 3 (6.67%) Migration
5 3 (6.67%) OO
5 3 (6.67%) Open Source
5 3 (6.67%) Product Management
5 3 (6.67%) Service Delivery
6 2 (4.44%) Change Management
6 2 (4.44%) Presales
6 2 (4.44%) Programme Management
6 2 (4.44%) Target Operating Model
7 1 (2.22%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.67%) JavaScript
1 3 (6.67%) Perl
1 3 (6.67%) PHP
1 3 (6.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (13.33%) CCNP
1 6 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (11.11%) Security Cleared
3 4 (8.89%) JNCIS
3 4 (8.89%) SC Cleared
4 3 (6.67%) CCDP
4 3 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (4.44%) CCNA
5 2 (4.44%) DV Cleared
6 1 (2.22%) CCIE
6 1 (2.22%) HND
6 1 (2.22%) JNCIA
6 1 (2.22%) JNCIP
6 1 (2.22%) PMI Certification
6 1 (2.22%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (13.33%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (6.67%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (6.67%) EMC VPLEX
2 1 (2.22%) HP NNM
Vendors
1 28 (62.22%) Cisco
2 10 (22.22%) Ericsson
2 10 (22.22%) Juniper
3 9 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 8 (17.78%) Nokia
5 7 (15.56%) Ciena
6 6 (13.33%) Huawei
6 6 (13.33%) VMware
7 4 (8.89%) Nortel
8 3 (6.67%) Brocade
8 3 (6.67%) CheckPoint
8 3 (6.67%) Citrix
8 3 (6.67%) EMC
8 3 (6.67%) HP
8 3 (6.67%) NEC
8 3 (6.67%) Red Hat
9 2 (4.44%) Arista
9 2 (4.44%) Extreme Networks
9 2 (4.44%) Sybase
10 1 (2.22%) BT