The table below looks at the statistics for DWDM skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DWDM over the 3 months to 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Dense Wave Division Multiplexing (DWDM)
Rank 117 125 117
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -8
Contract jobs citing DWDM 6 3 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.24% 0.11% 0.53%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.07% 0.41% 2.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 4
Average daily rate £363 £240 £163
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+51.04% +47.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £265 £320
% change year-on-year
+36.79% -17.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £108.75
DWDM
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
559 723 601
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 22.09% 26.91% 22.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 321 231
Average daily rate £363 £328 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.51% -6.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £202 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 15 38
Average hourly rate £45.00 £36.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +44.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.65 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £39.80 £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +23.80%

DWDM
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing DWDM across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

DWDM Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

DWDM
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing DWDM across the Berkshire region.

DWDM Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

DWDM
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

DWDM Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

DWDM
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DWDM within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -4 6 £363 - 1
DWDM
South East

DWDM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing DWDM also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited DWDM.

1 14 (73.68%) SDH
2 10 (52.63%) Telecoms
3 7 (36.84%) Sybase
3 7 (36.84%) Unix
3 7 (36.84%) Presales
4 6 (31.58%) GPON
5 5 (26.32%) Ethernet
5 5 (26.32%) Nortel
5 5 (26.32%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 5 (26.32%) MPLS
6 4 (21.05%) Marketing
6 4 (21.05%) Huawei
7 3 (15.79%) VLAN
7 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
7 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
7 3 (15.79%) BGP
7 3 (15.79%) Cisco
7 3 (15.79%) Juniper
7 3 (15.79%) ATM
8 2 (10.53%) LTE
8 2 (10.53%) Ciena
8 2 (10.53%) SNMP
8 2 (10.53%) VPN
8 2 (10.53%) DNS
8 2 (10.53%) SLA
8 2 (10.53%) WAN
8 2 (10.53%) 3G
8 2 (10.53%) TACACS
8 2 (10.53%) OSPF
8 2 (10.53%) Junos

DWDM
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing DWDM also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited DWDM. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 14 (73.68%) SDH
2 6 (31.58%) GPON
3 5 (26.32%) Ethernet
3 5 (26.32%) MPLS
4 3 (15.79%) ATM
4 3 (15.79%) BGP
4 3 (15.79%) VLAN
5 2 (10.53%) 3G
5 2 (10.53%) 4G
5 2 (10.53%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (10.53%) DNS
5 2 (10.53%) Junos
5 2 (10.53%) LTE
5 2 (10.53%) OSPF
5 2 (10.53%) SNMP
5 2 (10.53%) TACACS
5 2 (10.53%) VPN
5 2 (10.53%) WAN
6 1 (5.26%) LAN
6 1 (5.26%) MGW
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) GIS
General
1 10 (52.63%) Telecoms
2 4 (21.05%) Marketing
3 1 (5.26%) Finance
3 1 (5.26%) French Language
3 1 (5.26%) German Language
3 1 (5.26%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Support Engineer
2 5 (26.32%) Designer
3 3 (15.79%) Network Designer
3 3 (15.79%) Network Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Optical Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Transmission Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Network Support
4 2 (10.53%) Network Support Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) NOC Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Technical Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Technical Support
4 2 (10.53%) Technical Support Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 1 (5.26%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Access Transmission Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Design Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) IP Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Transmission Design Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (36.84%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) Presales
2 2 (10.53%) Change Management
2 2 (10.53%) Incident Management
3 1 (5.26%) Capacity Management
3 1 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (5.26%) eTOM
3 1 (5.26%) ITIL
3 1 (5.26%) Network Planning
3 1 (5.26%) Project Management
3 1 (5.26%) Service Delivery
3 1 (5.26%) Technical Analysis
3 1 (5.26%) Validation
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
1 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) OPNET
Vendors
1 7 (36.84%) Sybase
2 5 (26.32%) Alcatel-Lucent
2 5 (26.32%) Nortel
3 4 (21.05%) Huawei
4 3 (15.79%) Cisco
4 3 (15.79%) Juniper
5 2 (10.53%) Ciena
6 1 (5.26%) ComArch
6 1 (5.26%) Cramer
6 1 (5.26%) Ericsson
6 1 (5.26%) NEC
6 1 (5.26%) Remedy