The table below looks at the statistics for DWDM skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DWDM over the 3 months to 17 April 2015 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Dense Wave Division Multiplexing (DWDM)
Rank 155 139 113
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -26
Contract jobs citing DWDM 1 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.026% 0.032% 0.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.19% 0.25% 2.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £175
UK excluding London average daily rate £538 £258 £175
% change year-on-year
+108.73% +47.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £108.75 £175.00
% change year-on-year
- -37.85%
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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 North West region.

Communications & Networking Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
521 400 329
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 13.48% 12.63% 13.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 240 161 128
Average daily rate £350 £310 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% +2.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £200 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
- +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 36 51
Average hourly rate £17.50 £31.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.54% +55.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £15.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.67 £45.00 £50.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

DWDM
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

DWDM Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

DWDM
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

DWDM Daily Rate Trend in the North West

DWDM
Top 19 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 2 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) CCNP
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Juniper
1 2 (100.00%) MPLS
1 2 (100.00%) OSPF
1 2 (100.00%) BGP
1 2 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) xDSL
1 2 (100.00%) Capacity Planning
1 2 (100.00%) Performance Analysis
1 2 (100.00%) ISDN
2 1 (50.00%) LAN
2 1 (50.00%) WAN
2 1 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (50.00%) Network Design

DWDM
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (100.00%) MPLS
1 2 (100.00%) OSPF
1 2 (100.00%) BGP
1 2 (100.00%) ISDN
1 2 (100.00%) xDSL
2 1 (50.00%) LAN
2 1 (50.00%) WAN
2 1 (50.00%) Firewall
General
1 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Design Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Network Design Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Capacity Planning
1 2 (100.00%) Performance Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) Network Design
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) CCNP
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) Juniper