The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 North West 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 131 125 -
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -
Contract jobs citing DWDM 1 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.033% 0.11% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.25% 0.78% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate
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£288 £175 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+64.28% -
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
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
397 383 543
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 13.01% 14.37% 16.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 180 196
Average daily rate £300 £284 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.72% -12.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £175 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £435 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 43 55
Average hourly rate £22.50 £32.03 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.74% +60.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.85 £14.65 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.25 £40.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
DWDM
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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 15 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 1 (50.00%) Web Services
1 1 (50.00%) ETL
1 1 (50.00%) SLA
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco
1 1 (50.00%) Nortel
1 1 (50.00%) Juniper
1 1 (50.00%) Ericsson
1 1 (50.00%) Nokia
1 1 (50.00%) 3G
1 1 (50.00%) MPLS
1 1 (50.00%) Firewall
1 1 (50.00%) 2G
1 1 (50.00%) RNC
1 1 (50.00%) Network Security
1 1 (50.00%) Amazon AWS

DWDM
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) 3G
1 1 (50.00%) MPLS
1 1 (50.00%) Firewall
1 1 (50.00%) 2G
1 1 (50.00%) RNC
1 1 (50.00%) Network Security
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Network Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Network Security Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Field Service Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Field Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Security Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Firewall Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) ETL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco
1 1 (50.00%) Nortel
1 1 (50.00%) Juniper
1 1 (50.00%) Ericsson
1 1 (50.00%) Nokia