The table below looks at the statistics 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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Dense Wave Division Multiplexing (DWDM)
Rank 252 247 225
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -22
Contract jobs citing DWDM 18 4 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.18% 0.044% 0.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.99% 0.22% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 4
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£380 £175 £220
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+117.14% -20.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £175 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £345 £195
% change year-on-year
-1.44% +76.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
DWDM
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1817 1815 1613
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.34% 19.84% 18.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 974 859 741
Average daily rate £350 £347 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.72% -0.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £475 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 97 102
Average hourly rate £27.00 £20.21 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.63% -10.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DWDM across the South East region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

DWDM Daily Rate Histogram 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 28 August 2015. 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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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
Berkshire +5 11 £275 -
Hampshire -4 5 £385 +120.00%
Buckinghamshire - 1 £500 -
DWDM
England

DWDM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 20 (71.43%) SDH
2 17 (60.71%) Telecoms
3 10 (35.71%) Ethernet
4 7 (25.00%) Project Management
5 6 (21.43%) Sybase
5 6 (21.43%) UNIX
5 6 (21.43%) GPON
6 5 (17.86%) Data Centre
6 5 (17.86%) Cisco
6 5 (17.86%) HP
6 5 (17.86%) Network Design
7 4 (14.29%) 3G
7 4 (14.29%) WAN
7 4 (14.29%) ATM
7 4 (14.29%) LAN
7 4 (14.29%) Security Cleared
7 4 (14.29%) 4G
7 4 (14.29%) Capacity Management
7 4 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
7 4 (14.29%) VLAN
7 4 (14.29%) Marketing
8 3 (10.71%) Blog
8 3 (10.71%) SC Cleared
8 3 (10.71%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (10.71%) LTE
8 3 (10.71%) Project Planning
8 3 (10.71%) Brocade
8 3 (10.71%) QA
8 3 (10.71%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2012

DWDM
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 2 (7.14%) MS Office
1 2 (7.14%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 20 (71.43%) SDH
2 10 (35.71%) Ethernet
3 6 (21.43%) GPON
4 4 (14.29%) 4G
4 4 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
4 4 (14.29%) WAN
4 4 (14.29%) VLAN
4 4 (14.29%) 3G
4 4 (14.29%) ATM
4 4 (14.29%) LAN
5 3 (10.71%) MPLS
5 3 (10.71%) BGP
5 3 (10.71%) LTE
6 2 (7.14%) MGW
6 2 (7.14%) VPLS
6 2 (7.14%) RNC
6 2 (7.14%) VRRP
6 2 (7.14%) Firewall
6 2 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (7.14%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.71%) SQL Server
1 3 (10.71%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (10.71%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 17 (60.71%) Telecoms
2 4 (14.29%) Marketing
3 3 (10.71%) Finance
3 3 (10.71%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 7 (25.00%) Architect
1 7 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 6 (21.43%) Solutions Architect
3 4 (14.29%) Microwave Engineer
3 4 (14.29%) Network Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Transmission Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 3 (10.71%) Infrastructure Architect
4 3 (10.71%) Network Architect
5 2 (7.14%) Network Support
5 2 (7.14%) Technical Support
5 2 (7.14%) Technical Support Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Network Support Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Technical Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) IP Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Access Transmission Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Transmission Design Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Design Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Project Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Telecoms Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) Data Centre
2 3 (10.71%) Blog
3 2 (7.14%) GIS
3 2 (7.14%) Economics
4 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.57%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 6 (21.43%) UNIX
2 3 (10.71%) Windows
2 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.00%) Project Management
2 5 (17.86%) Network Design
3 4 (14.29%) Capacity Management
4 3 (10.71%) Project Planning
4 3 (10.71%) Change Management
4 3 (10.71%) TOGAF
5 2 (7.14%) Validation
5 2 (7.14%) Load Balancing
5 2 (7.14%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (3.57%) Technical Analysis
6 1 (3.57%) PRINCE2
Qualifications
1 4 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 3 (10.71%) SC Cleared
3 2 (7.14%) BC Cleared
3 2 (7.14%) Degree
4 1 (3.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.71%) QA
System Software
1 3 (10.71%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (10.71%) EMC VPLEX
2 1 (3.57%) CiscoWorks
2 1 (3.57%) OPNET
Vendors
1 6 (21.43%) Sybase
2 5 (17.86%) Cisco
2 5 (17.86%) HP
3 3 (10.71%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 3 (10.71%) VMware
3 3 (10.71%) Brocade
3 3 (10.71%) F5
4 2 (7.14%) Cramer
4 2 (7.14%) Fortinet
4 2 (7.14%) ComArch
4 2 (7.14%) Huawei
4 2 (7.14%) Ericsson
4 2 (7.14%) Microsoft
5 1 (3.57%) Juniper
5 1 (3.57%) Nokia
5 1 (3.57%) Siemens
5 1 (3.57%) CheckPoint
5 1 (3.57%) NEC
5 1 (3.57%) Blue Coat
5 1 (3.57%) ZTE