The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Berkshire region.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Dense Wave Division Multiplexing (DWDM)
Rank 110 111 112
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +1
Contract jobs citing DWDM 19 7 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.70% 0.28% 0.74%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.99% 1.08% 2.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate £265 - £285
UK excluding London average daily rate £265 £175 £375
% change year-on-year
+51.42% -53.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £180.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £108.75 £175.00 -
% change year-on-year
-37.85% -
Communications & Networking Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
635 647 997
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 23.31% 26.04% 32.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 206 215
Average daily rate £280 £285 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.75% -1.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £173 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £410 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 20 27
Average hourly rate £22.50 £16.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.62% -36.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £11.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £180.00 £21.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -18.18%
DWDM
South East

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 24 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Vacancies
Reading -6 8 £265 -
DWDM
South East

DWDM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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 26 (96.30%) Telecoms
2 24 (88.89%) SDH
3 19 (70.37%) Huawei
4 18 (66.67%) ATM
5 16 (59.26%) BT
6 14 (51.85%) 2G
6 14 (51.85%) Ethernet
6 14 (51.85%) 3G
7 13 (48.15%) MPLS
8 9 (33.33%) Change Management
9 8 (29.63%) Network Design
9 8 (29.63%) LTE
10 7 (25.93%) 4G
10 7 (25.93%) Problem Management
10 7 (25.93%) Back Office
10 7 (25.93%) OPNET
10 7 (25.93%) OSPF
10 7 (25.93%) BGP
10 7 (25.93%) Nortel
10 7 (25.93%) RSVP
10 7 (25.93%) VRRP
10 7 (25.93%) VPN
10 7 (25.93%) MS Excel
10 7 (25.93%) MS Access
10 7 (25.93%) SQL
10 7 (25.93%) VB
10 7 (25.93%) Business Objects
10 7 (25.93%) MS Office
10 7 (25.93%) Radio Access Network
10 7 (25.93%) HSRP

DWDM
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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 7 (25.93%) MS Office
1 7 (25.93%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 24 (88.89%) SDH
2 18 (66.67%) ATM
3 14 (51.85%) Ethernet
3 14 (51.85%) 3G
3 14 (51.85%) 2G
4 13 (48.15%) MPLS
5 8 (29.63%) LTE
6 7 (25.93%) RSVP
6 7 (25.93%) 4G
6 7 (25.93%) Radio Access Network
6 7 (25.93%) HSRP
6 7 (25.93%) OSPF
6 7 (25.93%) BGP
6 7 (25.93%) VRRP
6 7 (25.93%) VPN
7 6 (22.22%) SONET
7 6 (22.22%) GSM
7 6 (22.22%) NGN
8 1 (3.70%) SIGTRAN
8 1 (3.70%) GGSN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.93%) MS Access
General
1 26 (96.30%) Telecoms
2 7 (25.93%) Back Office
3 4 (14.81%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 8 (29.63%) Transmission Engineer
2 7 (25.93%) Test Engineer
2 7 (25.93%) RAN Engineer
3 5 (18.52%) Design Engineer
3 5 (18.52%) Network Engineer
3 5 (18.52%) Network Design Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Back Office Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Field Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) NOC Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Transmission Planner
6 1 (3.70%) Telecoms Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) WAP
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.70%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (33.33%) Change Management
2 8 (29.63%) Network Design
3 7 (25.93%) Problem Management
3 7 (25.93%) Network Monitoring
4 6 (22.22%) Performance Monitoring
4 6 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
4 6 (22.22%) Network Architecture
5 3 (11.11%) Network Management
5 3 (11.11%) Configuration Management
5 3 (11.11%) Fault Management
5 3 (11.11%) Capacity Management
6 1 (3.70%) Performance Management
6 1 (3.70%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.93%) SQL
1 7 (25.93%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) SLA
Vendors
1 19 (70.37%) Huawei
2 16 (59.26%) BT
3 7 (25.93%) OPNET
3 7 (25.93%) Business Objects
3 7 (25.93%) Nortel
4 1 (3.70%) Juniper
4 1 (3.70%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 1 (3.70%) CheckPoint
4 1 (3.70%) Cisco
4 1 (3.70%) Cramer
4 1 (3.70%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 1 (3.70%) Velocent