The first table below looks at the demand for DWDM skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DWDM over the 3 months to 1 August 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 City of London 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Dense Wave Division Multiplexing (DWDM)
Rank 185 216 220
Rank change year-on-year
+31 +4
Contract jobs citing DWDM 7 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.12% 0.056% 0.077%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.98% 0.50% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 4
Average daily rate
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£500 £290 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+72.41% -33.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate £339 £175 £305
% change year-on-year
+93.57% -42.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Communications & Networking Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
716 796 971
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 12.43% 11.23% 12.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 484 529 651
Average daily rate £395 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £240 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £322 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.81% -0.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 36 40
Average hourly rate £21.25 £43.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.14% +112.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.60 £16.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £160.00 £54.00 £41.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -
DWDM
London

DWDM
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

DWDM Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

DWDM
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

DWDM Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

DWDM
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DWDM across the City of London region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

DWDM Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

DWDM
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

DWDM Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

DWDM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 5 (50.00%) SDH
1 5 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (30.00%) Cisco
2 3 (30.00%) MPLS
2 3 (30.00%) OSPF
2 3 (30.00%) WAN
2 3 (30.00%) LAN
2 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared
2 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (20.00%) Junos
3 2 (20.00%) Low Latency
3 2 (20.00%) Huawei
3 2 (20.00%) IPsec
3 2 (20.00%) VPN
3 2 (20.00%) DNS
3 2 (20.00%) SSL
3 2 (20.00%) DHCP
3 2 (20.00%) SQL
3 2 (20.00%) ITIL
3 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
4 1 (10.00%) Firewall
4 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (10.00%) Validation
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (10.00%) SONET
4 1 (10.00%) CCNA
4 1 (10.00%) BGP
4 1 (10.00%) EIGRP
4 1 (10.00%) Windows
4 1 (10.00%) Windows 2000

DWDM
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (50.00%) SDH
2 3 (30.00%) MPLS
2 3 (30.00%) OSPF
2 3 (30.00%) WAN
2 3 (30.00%) LAN
3 2 (20.00%) Junos
3 2 (20.00%) IPsec
3 2 (20.00%) VPN
3 2 (20.00%) DNS
3 2 (20.00%) SSL
3 2 (20.00%) DHCP
4 1 (10.00%) Firewall
4 1 (10.00%) SONET
4 1 (10.00%) BGP
4 1 (10.00%) EIGRP
4 1 (10.00%) Broadband
4 1 (10.00%) Ethernet
4 1 (10.00%) RIP
4 1 (10.00%) VLAN
4 1 (10.00%) Network Security
General
1 5 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (10.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 2 (20.00%) Data Analyst
1 2 (20.00%) Deployment Engineer
1 2 (20.00%) Network Specialist
1 2 (20.00%) Senior Network Specialist
1 2 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Administrator
2 1 (10.00%) Network Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Junior
2 1 (10.00%) Junior Network Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Network Administrator
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
1 1 (10.00%) Windows 2000
1 1 (10.00%) Windows NT
1 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) Low Latency
1 2 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (10.00%) Validation
2 1 (10.00%) ERP
2 1 (10.00%) Network Architecture
2 1 (10.00%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (10.00%) CCNA
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Cisco
2 2 (20.00%) Huawei