Period
to 25 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 25 July 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)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 174 210 181
Rank change year-on-year +36 -29 -
Contract jobs citing DWDM 3 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.068% 0.017% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.48% 0.12% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median daily rate - - -
England median daily rate £403 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +11.17% +6.62% +19.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £22.00 £40.00 £52.50
% change year-on-year -45.00% -23.81% +52.73%

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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 621 813 695
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 14.10% 13.51% 13.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 345 420 371
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.11% +5.71% +7.69%
10th Percentile £205 £180 £214
90th Percentile £525 £525 £500
England median daily rate £415 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 40 69
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 £21.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.58% +7.50% +29.66%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.73 £9.53
90th Percentile £60.00 £38.83 £40.00
England median hourly rate £18.50 £25.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -26.00% +21.95% +8.71%

DWDM
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing DWDM as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for DWDM in the West Midlands

DWDM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing DWDM in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for DWDM in the West Midlands

DWDM
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DWDM within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 25 July 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
Shropshire - 2 - -
DWDM
England

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for DWDM.

1 3 (100.00%) CSS
1 3 (100.00%) DNS
1 3 (100.00%) Migration
1 3 (100.00%) Network Design
1 3 (100.00%) Load Balancing
2 2 (66.67%) SC Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) Data Centre
2 2 (66.67%) Virtual Servers
2 2 (66.67%) Firewall

DWDM
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) DNS
2 2 (66.67%) Firewall
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Architect
1 2 (66.67%) Network Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Migration Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Migration Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Load Balancing
1 3 (100.00%) Migration
1 3 (100.00%) Network Design
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) SC Cleared
1 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Virtual Servers