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 22 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 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Dense Wave Division Multiplexing (DWDM)
Rank 233 225 217
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -8
Contract jobs citing DWDM 7 9 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.078% 0.11% 0.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.42% 0.59% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 5
Average daily rate
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- £175 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -33.96%
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 £175 £283
% change year-on-year
+62.85% -38.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1657 1524 2051
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.56% 18.15% 20.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 714 663 562
Average daily rate £338 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £187
10% offered a daily rate of more than £461 £450 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 144 187
Average hourly rate £17.50 £25.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.37% -17.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -
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 22 July 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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 +3 6 - -
Buckinghamshire - - - - 2
Hampshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
DWDM
England

DWDM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 32 (86.49%) SDH
1 32 (86.49%) Telecoms
2 24 (64.86%) Ethernet
2 24 (64.86%) 3G
2 24 (64.86%) Huawei
3 23 (62.16%) ATM
4 19 (51.35%) LTE
5 17 (45.95%) Radio Access Network
5 17 (45.95%) MPLS
5 17 (45.95%) BT
6 15 (40.54%) 2G
7 12 (32.43%) BGP
7 12 (32.43%) Nortel
8 10 (27.03%) Ericsson
8 10 (27.03%) Nokia
8 10 (27.03%) Network Design
8 10 (27.03%) OSPF
9 9 (24.32%) NEC
9 9 (24.32%) Network Planning
10 8 (21.62%) MS Office
10 8 (21.62%) VPN
11 7 (18.92%) GSM
11 7 (18.92%) SQL
11 7 (18.92%) VB
11 7 (18.92%) Business Objects
11 7 (18.92%) MS Excel
11 7 (18.92%) MS Access
11 7 (18.92%) OPNET
11 7 (18.92%) Change Management
11 7 (18.92%) RSVP

DWDM
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 8 (21.62%) MS Office
2 7 (18.92%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 32 (86.49%) SDH
2 24 (64.86%) Ethernet
2 24 (64.86%) 3G
3 23 (62.16%) ATM
4 19 (51.35%) LTE
5 17 (45.95%) Radio Access Network
5 17 (45.95%) MPLS
6 15 (40.54%) 2G
7 12 (32.43%) BGP
8 10 (27.03%) OSPF
9 8 (21.62%) VPN
10 7 (18.92%) GSM
10 7 (18.92%) RSVP
10 7 (18.92%) VRRP
10 7 (18.92%) HSRP
10 7 (18.92%) 4G
11 6 (16.22%) NGN
11 6 (16.22%) SONET
12 5 (13.51%) BT 21CN
13 4 (10.81%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (18.92%) MS Access
General
1 32 (86.49%) Telecoms
2 4 (10.81%) Front Office
2 4 (10.81%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 15 (40.54%) Design Engineer
2 13 (35.14%) Transmission Engineer
3 10 (27.03%) Test Engineer
4 9 (24.32%) Transmission Design Engineer
5 7 (18.92%) RAN Engineer
6 6 (16.22%) Network Engineer
6 6 (16.22%) Network Design Engineer
7 3 (8.11%) IP Engineer
8 2 (5.41%) Network Design Architect
8 2 (5.41%) Architect
8 2 (5.41%) Network Architect
9 1 (2.70%) Delivery Manager
9 1 (2.70%) RF Engineer
9 1 (2.70%) Performance Engineer
9 1 (2.70%) NOC Engineer
9 1 (2.70%) Technical Architect
9 1 (2.70%) Coordinator
9 1 (2.70%) Network Technical Architect
9 1 (2.70%) Transmission Planner
9 1 (2.70%) Technical Design Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.70%) Digital Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (27.03%) Network Design
2 9 (24.32%) Network Planning
3 7 (18.92%) Change Management
3 7 (18.92%) Project Management
3 7 (18.92%) Problem Management
4 6 (16.22%) Continuous Improvement
4 6 (16.22%) Network Architecture
4 6 (16.22%) Performance Monitoring
5 4 (10.81%) Network Monitoring
6 3 (8.11%) Capacity Management
7 2 (5.41%) Validation
8 1 (2.70%) ITIL
8 1 (2.70%) PRINCE2
8 1 (2.70%) PRINCE
8 1 (2.70%) Configuration Management
8 1 (2.70%) Migration
8 1 (2.70%) Service Delivery
8 1 (2.70%) Network Management
8 1 (2.70%) Fault Management
8 1 (2.70%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (18.92%) SQL
1 7 (18.92%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (10.81%) CCNP
1 4 (10.81%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.70%) CCIE
2 1 (2.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) SLA
Systems Management
1 7 (18.92%) OPNET
Vendors
1 24 (64.86%) Huawei
2 17 (45.95%) BT
3 12 (32.43%) Nortel
4 10 (27.03%) Ericsson
4 10 (27.03%) Nokia
5 9 (24.32%) NEC
6 7 (18.92%) Business Objects
7 6 (16.22%) Cisco
8 4 (10.81%) Juniper
9 3 (8.11%) Fortinet
10 2 (5.41%) Cramer
11 1 (2.70%) Microsoft
11 1 (2.70%) Nokia Solutions and Networks