The table below looks at the statistics for DWDM skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DWDM over the 3 months to 5 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Dense Wave Division Multiplexing (DWDM)
Rank 400 396 365
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -31
Contract jobs citing DWDM 11 9 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.052% 0.043% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.41% 0.32% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 32
Average daily rate £463 £333 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.09% +16.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £265 £320
% change year-on-year
+36.79% -17.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £33.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £108.75
DWDM
England

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

Communications & Networking Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
2695 2772 2679
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.74% 13.31% 12.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1756 1824 1716
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £245 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 78 75
Average hourly rate £24.23 £19.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.52% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.12 £13.57 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £28.75 £30.18
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

DWDM
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

DWDM Jobs Demand Trend in London

DWDM
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

DWDM Daily Rate Trend in London

DWDM
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DWDM across the London region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

DWDM Daily Rate Histogram in London

DWDM
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

DWDM Hourly Rate Trend in London

DWDM
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DWDM within the London region over the 3 months to 5 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
City of London +40 3 £525 -16.00% 1
DWDM
England

DWDM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the 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 13 (76.47%) Telecoms
2 9 (52.94%) MPLS
2 9 (52.94%) Finance
3 8 (47.06%) Cisco
4 6 (35.29%) SDH
4 6 (35.29%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (35.29%) Data Centre
5 5 (29.41%) Project Management
5 5 (29.41%) WAN
5 5 (29.41%) VPN
5 5 (29.41%) CCNP
5 5 (29.41%) CCNA
6 4 (23.53%) Juniper
6 4 (23.53%) LAN
6 4 (23.53%) Packet Switching
6 4 (23.53%) Infrastructure Management
6 4 (23.53%) Unified Communications
6 4 (23.53%) Asset Management
6 4 (23.53%) Statistics
6 4 (23.53%) NGN
6 4 (23.53%) Network Security
7 3 (17.65%) Security Architecture
7 3 (17.65%) Network Planning
7 3 (17.65%) Deep Packet Inspection
7 3 (17.65%) Ciena
7 3 (17.65%) CISSP
7 3 (17.65%) SONET
7 3 (17.65%) DMZ
7 3 (17.65%) CISM
8 2 (11.76%) Financial Institution

DWDM
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.88%) CMS
1 1 (5.88%) Smallworld
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MS Office
2 1 (5.88%) MS Project
2 1 (5.88%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 9 (52.94%) MPLS
2 6 (35.29%) SDH
3 5 (29.41%) VPN
3 5 (29.41%) WAN
4 4 (23.53%) LAN
4 4 (23.53%) Network Security
4 4 (23.53%) NGN
4 4 (23.53%) Packet Switching
4 4 (23.53%) Unified Communications
5 3 (17.65%) DMZ
5 3 (17.65%) SONET
6 2 (11.76%) BGP
6 2 (11.76%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (11.76%) Ethernet
6 2 (11.76%) Firewall
6 2 (11.76%) Internet
6 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
7 1 (5.88%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (5.88%) RNC
7 1 (5.88%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) Big Data
General
1 13 (76.47%) Telecoms
2 9 (52.94%) Finance
3 2 (11.76%) Banking
3 2 (11.76%) Financial Institution
3 2 (11.76%) Retail
4 1 (5.88%) Dutch Language
4 1 (5.88%) German Language
4 1 (5.88%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (17.65%) Network Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Project Manager
2 2 (11.76%) Telecoms Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Architect
3 1 (5.88%) Audit Consultant
3 1 (5.88%) Consultant
3 1 (5.88%) Deployment Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Field Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Field Telecoms Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Network Architect
3 1 (5.88%) Network Consultant
3 1 (5.88%) Network Deployment Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Optical Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Senior Architect
3 1 (5.88%) Senior Network Architect
3 1 (5.88%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Senior Telecoms Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Service Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Technical Writer
3 1 (5.88%) Telecoms Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) HTML
1 1 (5.88%) RFC 2547
Miscellaneous
1 6 (35.29%) Data Centre
2 4 (23.53%) Statistics
3 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (11.76%) Equities
3 2 (11.76%) Fixed Income
4 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
4 1 (5.88%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (5.88%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Linux
1 1 (5.88%) Unix
1 1 (5.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) Project Management
2 4 (23.53%) Asset Management
2 4 (23.53%) Infrastructure Management
3 3 (17.65%) Deep Packet Inspection
3 3 (17.65%) Network Planning
3 3 (17.65%) Security Architecture
4 1 (5.88%) Analytics
4 1 (5.88%) Big Data Analytics
4 1 (5.88%) Capacity Management
4 1 (5.88%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (5.88%) Content Management
4 1 (5.88%) Data Analytics
4 1 (5.88%) Demand Forecasting
4 1 (5.88%) Line Management
4 1 (5.88%) Network Architecture
4 1 (5.88%) Network Design
4 1 (5.88%) Operations Research
4 1 (5.88%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (5.88%) Supplier Management
4 1 (5.88%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) Perl
1 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (35.29%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (29.41%) CCNA
2 5 (29.41%) CCNP
3 3 (17.65%) CISM
3 3 (17.65%) CISSP
4 2 (11.76%) CCDP
4 2 (11.76%) CCIE
4 2 (11.76%) Degree
4 2 (11.76%) JNCIA
5 1 (5.88%) CFA
5 1 (5.88%) JNCIP
5 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) Cacti
1 1 (5.88%) OPNET
Vendors
1 8 (47.06%) Cisco
2 4 (23.53%) Juniper
3 3 (17.65%) Ciena
4 2 (11.76%) Fortinet
4 2 (11.76%) Huawei
4 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
4 2 (11.76%) Palo Alto
5 1 (5.88%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 1 (5.88%) Cramer
5 1 (5.88%) Ericsson
5 1 (5.88%) NEC
5 1 (5.88%) NetCracker
5 1 (5.88%) Nokia
5 1 (5.88%) Nortel