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 29 December 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Dense Wave Division Multiplexing (DWDM)
Rank 130 124 127
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +3
Contract jobs citing DWDM 1 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.031% 0.18% 0.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.25% 1.13% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£288 £455 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.81% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £265 £320 £271
% change year-on-year
-17.18% +17.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £25.00
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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
406 441 539
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 12.69% 15.57% 18.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 219 246
Average daily rate £350 £337 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.85% +6.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £540 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 35 50
Average hourly rate £18.00 £22.50 £28.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -21.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £15.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £31.56 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £20.75 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+14.45% -4.22%

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 29 December 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 (100.00%) ISDN
1 1 (100.00%) LAN
1 1 (100.00%) WAN
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) CCNP
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Juniper
1 1 (100.00%) MPLS
1 1 (100.00%) OSPF
1 1 (100.00%) BGP
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (100.00%) Network Design
1 1 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) xDSL
1 1 (100.00%) Capacity Planning
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Analysis

DWDM
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 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.

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