The table below looks at the statistics 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 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Dense Wave Division Multiplexing (DWDM)
Rank 193 226 228
Rank change year-on-year
+33 +2
Contract jobs citing DWDM 5 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.086% 0.054% 0.038%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.65% 0.46% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 2
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£500 £298 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+68.06% -38.97%
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £185 £280
% change year-on-year
+86.48% -33.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £20.09
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Communications & Networking Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
775 870 980
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.40% 11.81% 12.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 495 581 645
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £240 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £600 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 32 43
Average hourly rate £19.50 £27.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.09% +34.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.30 £16.00 £13.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £160.00 £60.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.88 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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
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 20 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 3 (37.50%) LAN
1 3 (37.50%) SDH
1 3 (37.50%) WAN
1 3 (37.50%) MPLS
1 3 (37.50%) OSPF
1 3 (37.50%) Cisco
1 3 (37.50%) Telecoms
1 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
1 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
1 3 (37.50%) Ciena
2 2 (25.00%) IPsec
2 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (25.00%) Junos
2 2 (25.00%) Low Latency
2 2 (25.00%) VPN
2 2 (25.00%) DNS
2 2 (25.00%) SSL
2 2 (25.00%) Huawei
2 2 (25.00%) DHCP
2 2 (25.00%) ITIL
3 1 (12.50%) Windows
3 1 (12.50%) Windows 2000
3 1 (12.50%) Windows NT
3 1 (12.50%) ERP
3 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
3 1 (12.50%) Broadband
3 1 (12.50%) Ethernet
3 1 (12.50%) RIP
3 1 (12.50%) BGP
3 1 (12.50%) EIGRP

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

For the 6 months to 20 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 (12.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) LAN
1 3 (37.50%) SDH
1 3 (37.50%) WAN
1 3 (37.50%) MPLS
1 3 (37.50%) OSPF
2 2 (25.00%) IPsec
2 2 (25.00%) Junos
2 2 (25.00%) DHCP
2 2 (25.00%) VPN
2 2 (25.00%) DNS
2 2 (25.00%) SSL
3 1 (12.50%) SONET
3 1 (12.50%) Ethernet
3 1 (12.50%) RIP
3 1 (12.50%) Broadband
3 1 (12.50%) VLAN
3 1 (12.50%) Network Security
3 1 (12.50%) BGP
3 1 (12.50%) EIGRP
3 1 (12.50%) Firewall
General
1 3 (37.50%) Telecoms
2 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
2 1 (12.50%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Deployment Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) Network Specialist
1 2 (25.00%) Senior Network Specialist
2 1 (12.50%) Junior Network Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Junior
2 1 (12.50%) Network Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Administrator
2 1 (12.50%) Network Administrator
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
1 1 (12.50%) Windows 2000
1 1 (12.50%) Windows NT
1 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) ITIL
1 2 (25.00%) Low Latency
2 1 (12.50%) ERP
2 1 (12.50%) Validation
2 1 (12.50%) Network Architecture
2 1 (12.50%) Network Management
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
1 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) CCNA
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Cisco
1 3 (37.50%) Ciena
2 2 (25.00%) Huawei