The first table below looks at the demand for DWDM skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DWDM over the 3 months to 23 April 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 South East 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Dense Wave Division Multiplexing (DWDM)
Rank 222 219 225
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +6
Contract jobs citing DWDM 30 16 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.31% 0.19% 0.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.73% 0.96% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 2
Average daily rate £265 £175 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+51.42% -46.96%
UK excluding London average daily rate £265 £175 £375
% change year-on-year
+51.42% -53.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £180.00 £175.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £108.75 £175.00 -
% change year-on-year
-37.85% -
Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1736 1662 2185
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.02% 19.50% 20.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 769 690 695
Average daily rate £330 £315 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% -3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £193 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 161 176
Average hourly rate £22.00 £22.69 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.04% -30.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.90 £12.09 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.60 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -18.18%
DWDM
England

DWDM
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

DWDM Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

DWDM
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

DWDM Daily Rate Trend in the South East

DWDM
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

DWDM Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

DWDM
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DWDM within the South East region over the 3 months to 23 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +14 19 £265 - 1
Surrey -9 9 £265 +51.42%
Hampshire - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - - - - 1
DWDM
England

DWDM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 42 (91.30%) Telecoms
2 38 (82.61%) SDH
3 33 (71.74%) Huawei
4 32 (69.57%) ATM
5 26 (56.52%) Ethernet
5 26 (56.52%) 3G
6 22 (47.83%) BT
7 17 (36.96%) 2G
7 17 (36.96%) Nortel
7 17 (36.96%) LTE
8 16 (34.78%) Radio Access Network
9 15 (32.61%) MPLS
10 13 (28.26%) Ericsson
11 12 (26.09%) Nokia
11 12 (26.09%) NEC
12 9 (19.57%) Network Design
12 9 (19.57%) Network Planning
12 9 (19.57%) BGP
12 9 (19.57%) Change Management
12 9 (19.57%) VPN
13 8 (17.39%) Project Management
14 7 (15.22%) RSVP
14 7 (15.22%) VRRP
14 7 (15.22%) OPNET
14 7 (15.22%) MS Excel
14 7 (15.22%) MS Access
14 7 (15.22%) SQL
14 7 (15.22%) VB
14 7 (15.22%) Business Objects
14 7 (15.22%) MS Office

DWDM
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

Applications
1 7 (15.22%) MS Excel
1 7 (15.22%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 38 (82.61%) SDH
2 32 (69.57%) ATM
3 26 (56.52%) Ethernet
3 26 (56.52%) 3G
4 17 (36.96%) 2G
4 17 (36.96%) LTE
5 16 (34.78%) Radio Access Network
6 15 (32.61%) MPLS
7 9 (19.57%) BGP
7 9 (19.57%) VPN
8 7 (15.22%) RSVP
8 7 (15.22%) VRRP
8 7 (15.22%) OSPF
8 7 (15.22%) HSRP
8 7 (15.22%) 4G
9 6 (13.04%) NGN
9 6 (13.04%) SONET
9 6 (13.04%) GSM
10 5 (10.87%) BT 21CN
11 3 (6.52%) RNC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.22%) MS Access
General
1 42 (91.30%) Telecoms
2 7 (15.22%) Back Office
3 4 (8.70%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 17 (36.96%) Transmission Engineer
2 15 (32.61%) Design Engineer
3 9 (19.57%) Transmission Design Engineer
4 8 (17.39%) Field Engineer
5 7 (15.22%) Test Engineer
5 7 (15.22%) RAN Engineer
6 6 (13.04%) Network Design Engineer
6 6 (13.04%) Network Engineer
7 3 (6.52%) Back Office Engineer
8 2 (4.35%) Technical Design Authority
8 2 (4.35%) Architect
8 2 (4.35%) Network Architect
8 2 (4.35%) NOC Engineer
9 1 (2.17%) Junior Project Manager
9 1 (2.17%) Delivery Manager
9 1 (2.17%) Telecoms Engineer
9 1 (2.17%) Project Manager
9 1 (2.17%) Junior
9 1 (2.17%) Transmission Planner
9 1 (2.17%) Telecoms Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.17%) WAP
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.17%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (19.57%) Network Design
1 9 (19.57%) Network Planning
1 9 (19.57%) Change Management
2 8 (17.39%) Project Management
3 7 (15.22%) Network Monitoring
3 7 (15.22%) Problem Management
4 6 (13.04%) Continuous Improvement
4 6 (13.04%) Network Architecture
4 6 (13.04%) Performance Monitoring
5 4 (8.70%) Network Management
6 3 (6.52%) ETL
6 3 (6.52%) Configuration Management
6 3 (6.52%) Capacity Management
6 3 (6.52%) Fault Management
7 1 (2.17%) ITIL
7 1 (2.17%) Time Management
7 1 (2.17%) Performance Management
7 1 (2.17%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (15.22%) SQL
1 7 (15.22%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (6.52%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.35%) SC Cleared
2 2 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (4.35%) CCIE
2 2 (4.35%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.70%) SLA
Vendors
1 33 (71.74%) Huawei
2 22 (47.83%) BT
3 17 (36.96%) Nortel
4 13 (28.26%) Ericsson
5 12 (26.09%) Nokia
5 12 (26.09%) NEC
6 7 (15.22%) OPNET
6 7 (15.22%) Business Objects
7 3 (6.52%) Cisco
7 3 (6.52%) Juniper
8 1 (2.17%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 1 (2.17%) CheckPoint
8 1 (2.17%) Cramer
8 1 (2.17%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 1 (2.17%) Velocent