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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Dense Wave Division Multiplexing (DWDM)
Rank 120 125 116
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -9
Contract jobs citing DWDM 6 4 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.24% 0.16% 0.70%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.94% 0.61% 2.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 5
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £285 £175 £280
% change year-on-year
+62.85% -37.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Communications & Networking Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
635 652 991
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.28% 26.66% 31.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 212 204
Average daily rate £335 £325 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.07% +16.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £140 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £456 £386
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 23 39
Average hourly rate £17.50 £24.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% -18.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.00 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.75 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
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 25 July 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
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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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DWDM
South East

DWDM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 19 (82.61%) Telecoms
2 18 (78.26%) SDH
3 15 (65.22%) MPLS
4 14 (60.87%) 3G
4 14 (60.87%) 2G
5 13 (56.52%) Ethernet
6 11 (47.83%) ATM
6 11 (47.83%) Huawei
7 10 (43.48%) BGP
8 9 (39.13%) OSPF
8 9 (39.13%) LTE
8 9 (39.13%) BT
9 8 (34.78%) Network Design
10 7 (30.43%) Problem Management
10 7 (30.43%) Change Management
10 7 (30.43%) MS Office
10 7 (30.43%) GSM
10 7 (30.43%) 4G
10 7 (30.43%) Radio Access Network
11 6 (26.09%) HSRP
11 6 (26.09%) Performance Monitoring
11 6 (26.09%) Continuous Improvement
11 6 (26.09%) Network Architecture
11 6 (26.09%) VPN
11 6 (26.09%) SQL
11 6 (26.09%) VB
11 6 (26.09%) Business Objects
11 6 (26.09%) MS Excel
11 6 (26.09%) MS Access
11 6 (26.09%) Nortel

DWDM
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (30.43%) MS Office
2 6 (26.09%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 18 (78.26%) SDH
2 15 (65.22%) MPLS
3 14 (60.87%) 3G
3 14 (60.87%) 2G
4 13 (56.52%) Ethernet
5 11 (47.83%) ATM
6 10 (43.48%) BGP
7 9 (39.13%) LTE
7 9 (39.13%) OSPF
8 7 (30.43%) GSM
8 7 (30.43%) 4G
8 7 (30.43%) Radio Access Network
9 6 (26.09%) HSRP
9 6 (26.09%) SONET
9 6 (26.09%) NGN
9 6 (26.09%) VPN
9 6 (26.09%) RSVP
9 6 (26.09%) VRRP
10 4 (17.39%) Network Security
11 1 (4.35%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (26.09%) MS Access
General
1 19 (82.61%) Telecoms
2 4 (17.39%) Front Office
3 3 (13.04%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 9 (39.13%) Test Engineer
2 6 (26.09%) RAN Engineer
3 4 (17.39%) Network Design Engineer
3 4 (17.39%) Network Engineer
3 4 (17.39%) Design Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Transmission Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) IP Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Network Design Architect
5 1 (4.35%) RF Optimisation Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Transmission Planner
5 1 (4.35%) Coordinator
5 1 (4.35%) Architect
5 1 (4.35%) RF Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Performance Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Network Architect
5 1 (4.35%) NOC Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) Digital Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (34.78%) Network Design
2 7 (30.43%) Problem Management
2 7 (30.43%) Change Management
3 6 (26.09%) Network Architecture
3 6 (26.09%) Continuous Improvement
3 6 (26.09%) Performance Monitoring
4 3 (13.04%) Network Monitoring
4 3 (13.04%) Capacity Management
5 2 (8.70%) Validation
6 1 (4.35%) Migration
6 1 (4.35%) Fault Management
6 1 (4.35%) Performance Management
6 1 (4.35%) ITIL
6 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2
6 1 (4.35%) PRINCE
6 1 (4.35%) Configuration Management
6 1 (4.35%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 6 (26.09%) SQL
1 6 (26.09%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) CCNP
1 3 (13.04%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) SLA
Systems Management
1 6 (26.09%) OPNET
Vendors
1 11 (47.83%) Huawei
2 9 (39.13%) BT
3 6 (26.09%) Business Objects
3 6 (26.09%) Nortel
4 5 (21.74%) Cisco
5 3 (13.04%) Juniper
5 3 (13.04%) Fortinet
6 2 (8.70%) Cramer
7 1 (4.35%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 1 (4.35%) Nokia
7 1 (4.35%) Microsoft