Period
to 16 January 2019

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 16 January 2019 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
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 831 847 809
Rank change year-on-year +16 -38 -1
Contract jobs citing DWDM 47 42 64
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.047% 0.042% 0.066%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.37% 0.31% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 23 31
UK median daily rate £295 £328 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.92% -3.68% +0.74%
10th Percentile £225 £210 £285
90th Percentile £488 £436 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £293 £325 £340
% change year-on-year -10.00% -4.41% +9.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 0 2
UK median hourly rate £22.00 - £21.50
10th Percentile £18.50 - £21.25
90th Percentile £35.25 - £21.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 - £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 12,762 13,447 14,523
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.83% 13.41% 15.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,669 8,327 8,826
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £200 £181 £213
90th Percentile £608 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 618 680 744
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.60% -16.89% +2.27%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.00 £11.47
90th Percentile £48.75 £45.00 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -7.89% -15.56% +7.12%

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 16 January 2019.

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 16 January 2019.

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 16 January 2019. 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 -5 43 £295 -12.92% 6
UK excluding London -7 29 £293 -10.00% 5
South East +3 18 £305 -6.51% 2
London +15 16 £303 -26.67% 1
Midlands 0 7 - -
Scotland +2 4 - -
East Midlands - 4 - -
West Midlands -17 3 - -
East of England -4 1 £280 -30.52%

For the 6 months to 16 January 2019, 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 24 (51.06%) SDH
1 24 (51.06%) Telecoms
2 19 (40.43%) MPLS
3 17 (36.17%) Ethernet
3 17 (36.17%) Cisco
3 17 (36.17%) Data Centre
4 16 (34.04%) WAN
4 16 (34.04%) Internet
5 15 (31.91%) Network Management
6 13 (27.66%) OSPF
6 13 (27.66%) BGP
6 13 (27.66%) SC Cleared
6 13 (27.66%) Security Cleared
7 12 (25.53%) EIGRP
7 12 (25.53%) Juniper
7 12 (25.53%) TCP/IP
7 12 (25.53%) Analytical Skills
7 12 (25.53%) BPSS Clearance
8 11 (23.40%) RIP
8 11 (23.40%) Microsoft
8 11 (23.40%) Nortel
9 10 (21.28%) LAN
9 10 (21.28%) VPN
9 10 (21.28%) Windows
10 9 (19.15%) CCNP
10 9 (19.15%) Cisco Certification
10 9 (19.15%) Logistics
10 9 (19.15%) Self-Motivation
11 8 (17.02%) Network Monitoring
11 8 (17.02%) Firewall

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 4 (8.51%) ArcGIS
1 4 (8.51%) Smallworld
2 1 (2.13%) Apache
2 1 (2.13%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (8.51%) Autodesk Inventor
1 4 (8.51%) MicroStation
2 3 (6.38%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (6.38%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (2.13%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.13%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 24 (51.06%) SDH
2 19 (40.43%) MPLS
3 17 (36.17%) Ethernet
4 16 (34.04%) Internet
4 16 (34.04%) WAN
5 13 (27.66%) BGP
5 13 (27.66%) OSPF
6 12 (25.53%) EIGRP
6 12 (25.53%) TCP/IP
7 11 (23.40%) RIP
8 10 (21.28%) LAN
8 10 (21.28%) VPN
9 8 (17.02%) Firewall
10 6 (12.77%) Wireless
11 5 (10.64%) Cisco ASA
11 5 (10.64%) DHCP
11 5 (10.64%) DNS
11 5 (10.64%) VPLS
12 4 (8.51%) SNMP
12 4 (8.51%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.51%) GIS
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (8.51%) Rational DOORS
1 4 (8.51%) Rational Quality Manager
2 1 (2.13%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 24 (51.06%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.38%) Finance
3 2 (4.26%) French Language
4 1 (2.13%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (14.89%) Implementation Engineer
2 5 (10.64%) Network Engineer
3 4 (8.51%) Analyst
3 4 (8.51%) Network Analyst
3 4 (8.51%) Test Manager
4 3 (6.38%) Data Centre Engineer
4 3 (6.38%) Network Manager
4 3 (6.38%) Network Operations Manager
4 3 (6.38%) Operations Manager
4 3 (6.38%) Project Manager
4 3 (6.38%) Telecoms Engineer
5 2 (4.26%) Architect
5 2 (4.26%) Delivery Manager
5 2 (4.26%) Deployment Engineer
5 2 (4.26%) Optical Engineer
5 2 (4.26%) Transmission Engineer
5 2 (4.26%) WAN Engineer
6 1 (2.13%) Network Delivery Manager
6 1 (2.13%) NOC Engineer
6 1 (2.13%) Telecoms Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.13%) 802.1X
1 1 (2.13%) RFC 2544
Miscellaneous
1 17 (36.17%) Data Centre
2 12 (25.53%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (19.15%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (8.51%) CCTV
5 3 (6.38%) PMI
6 2 (4.26%) Social Media
7 1 (2.13%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 10 (21.28%) Windows
2 8 (17.02%) Linux
3 5 (10.64%) Unix
4 4 (8.51%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (31.91%) Network Management
2 9 (19.15%) Logistics
3 8 (17.02%) Network Monitoring
4 7 (14.89%) ITIL
4 7 (14.89%) Migration
4 7 (14.89%) Project Management
4 7 (14.89%) Time Management
5 6 (12.77%) Customer Requirements
6 5 (10.64%) Analytics
6 5 (10.64%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (10.64%) Integration Testing
6 5 (10.64%) Kalman Filter
6 5 (10.64%) PRINCE2
7 4 (8.51%) Configuration Management
7 4 (8.51%) Fault Management
7 4 (8.51%) Problem Management
7 4 (8.51%) Software Testing
7 4 (8.51%) Test Management
7 4 (8.51%) Test Scripting
7 4 (8.51%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.13%) Bash Shell
1 1 (2.13%) Python
1 1 (2.13%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 13 (27.66%) SC Cleared
1 13 (27.66%) Security Cleared
2 12 (25.53%) BPSS Clearance
3 9 (19.15%) CCNP
3 9 (19.15%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (17.02%) BC Cleared
4 8 (17.02%) CCNA
5 7 (14.89%) CCIP
6 6 (12.77%) Degree
7 5 (10.64%) JNCIS
8 4 (8.51%) HNC
8 4 (8.51%) HND
8 4 (8.51%) ISTQB
8 4 (8.51%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 4 (8.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (6.38%) PMI Certification
10 2 (4.26%) MCSE
10 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (2.13%) CCDP
11 1 (2.13%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.64%) SLA
2 2 (4.26%) GDPR
System Software
1 5 (10.64%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.26%) VMware NSX
3 1 (2.13%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (2.13%) Samba
3 1 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.13%) Cacti
1 1 (2.13%) Grafana
1 1 (2.13%) Nagios
1 1 (2.13%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (2.13%) Puppet
1 1 (2.13%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 17 (36.17%) Cisco
2 12 (25.53%) Juniper
3 11 (23.40%) Microsoft
3 11 (23.40%) Nortel
4 4 (8.51%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 4 (8.51%) Autodesk
4 4 (8.51%) BT
4 4 (8.51%) SolarWinds
5 3 (6.38%) Ciena
6 2 (4.26%) Huawei
6 2 (4.26%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (4.26%) VMware
7 1 (2.13%) Arista
7 1 (2.13%) Brocade
7 1 (2.13%) Ericsson
7 1 (2.13%) IBM
7 1 (2.13%) NetScout
7 1 (2.13%) Oracle
7 1 (2.13%) Red Hat
7 1 (2.13%) Virgin Media