The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 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 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Dense Wave Division Multiplexing (DWDM)
Rank 388 384 383
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -1
Contract jobs citing DWDM 13 23 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.055% 0.095% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.46% 0.82% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 14 15
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.77% +18.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £407 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £307 £445
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
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
2841 2815 3595
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.05% 11.61% 13.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1774 1770 2080
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £234 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 110 169
Average hourly rate £20.00 £23.75 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% +15.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £51.60 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
DWDM
England

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 24 July 2014.

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 24 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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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 +25 4 £500 +75.43% 1
Hammersmith - - - -
Brentford - - - -
DWDM
England

DWDM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 22 (68.75%) SDH
1 22 (68.75%) Telecoms
2 13 (40.63%) Project Management
3 11 (34.38%) Degree
3 11 (34.38%) Time Management
4 8 (25.00%) Huawei
4 8 (25.00%) MPLS
5 7 (21.88%) Ericsson
5 7 (21.88%) Network Design
6 6 (18.75%) VPN
6 6 (18.75%) Data Cleansing
6 6 (18.75%) Business Development
6 6 (18.75%) Network Management
7 5 (15.63%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (15.63%) Network Security
7 5 (15.63%) SSL
7 5 (15.63%) Cisco
7 5 (15.63%) OSPF
7 5 (15.63%) MS Project
7 5 (15.63%) ITIL
7 5 (15.63%) PRINCE2
7 5 (15.63%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (12.50%) IPsec
8 4 (12.50%) Finance
8 4 (12.50%) WAN
8 4 (12.50%) DHCP
8 4 (12.50%) LAN
8 4 (12.50%) DNS
8 4 (12.50%) Active Directory
8 4 (12.50%) SC Cleared

DWDM
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 2 (6.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (15.63%) Spreadsheet
1 5 (15.63%) MS Project
2 2 (6.25%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (68.75%) SDH
2 8 (25.00%) MPLS
3 6 (18.75%) VPN
4 5 (15.63%) Network Security
4 5 (15.63%) SSL
4 5 (15.63%) OSPF
5 4 (12.50%) IPsec
5 4 (12.50%) WAN
5 4 (12.50%) DHCP
5 4 (12.50%) LAN
5 4 (12.50%) DNS
6 3 (9.38%) BGP
6 3 (9.38%) Ethernet
6 3 (9.38%) Firewall
7 2 (6.25%) SONET
7 2 (6.25%) RIP
7 2 (6.25%) Broadband
7 2 (6.25%) EIGRP
7 2 (6.25%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (6.25%) VPLS
General
1 22 (68.75%) Telecoms
2 4 (12.50%) Finance
3 2 (6.25%) Local Government
3 2 (6.25%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 6 (18.75%) Network Design Engineer
1 6 (18.75%) Design Engineer
1 6 (18.75%) Delivery Manager
1 6 (18.75%) Network Engineer
2 5 (15.63%) Network Manager
3 4 (12.50%) Network Specialist
4 3 (9.38%) Telecoms Project Manager
4 3 (9.38%) Project Manager
4 3 (9.38%) Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) Data Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) Senior Network Specialist
5 2 (6.25%) Deployment Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Vendor Manager
6 1 (3.13%) IP Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Network Design Specialist
6 1 (3.13%) Architect
6 1 (3.13%) Field Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Network Architect
6 1 (3.13%) Test Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Network Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (40.63%) Project Management
2 11 (34.38%) Time Management
3 7 (21.88%) Network Design
4 6 (18.75%) Data Cleansing
4 6 (18.75%) Business Development
4 6 (18.75%) Network Management
5 5 (15.63%) ITIL
5 5 (15.63%) PRINCE2
5 5 (15.63%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (9.38%) Validation
7 2 (6.25%) Supplier Management
7 2 (6.25%) Migration
7 2 (6.25%) Low Latency
7 2 (6.25%) Network Architecture
8 1 (3.13%) Change Control
8 1 (3.13%) Test Strategy
8 1 (3.13%) ETL
8 1 (3.13%) DSDM
8 1 (3.13%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.38%) SQL
2 2 (6.25%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (34.38%) Degree
2 4 (12.50%) SC Cleared
2 4 (12.50%) Security Cleared
3 2 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (6.25%) CCNP
4 1 (3.13%) CCNA
4 1 (3.13%) CCIE
System Software
1 4 (12.50%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 8 (25.00%) Huawei
2 7 (21.88%) Ericsson
3 5 (15.63%) Cisco
4 1 (3.13%) Nortel
4 1 (3.13%) Juniper
4 1 (3.13%) Nokia
4 1 (3.13%) NEC
4 1 (3.13%) Fortinet