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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Dense Wave Division Multiplexing (DWDM)
Rank 240 234 232
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -2
Contract jobs citing DWDM 3 14 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.032% 0.16% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.16% 0.88% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 5
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£175 £339 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-48.33% +41.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £350 £314
% change year-on-year
-1.42% +11.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £20.09
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
1847 1584 2055
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.90% 18.13% 20.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 881 723 605
Average daily rate £350 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £188 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 94 161
Average hourly rate £19.91 £22.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.51% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £38.75 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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 19 September 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 +1 1 - - 1
Hampshire -11 1 £175 -74.07%
Buckinghamshire - - - - 1
DWDM
England

DWDM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 16 (80.00%) Telecoms
2 14 (70.00%) SDH
2 14 (70.00%) Ethernet
3 13 (65.00%) Huawei
4 12 (60.00%) ATM
5 11 (55.00%) 3G
5 11 (55.00%) LTE
6 10 (50.00%) Radio Access Network
6 10 (50.00%) Nokia
7 9 (45.00%) Ericsson
7 9 (45.00%) Network Planning
7 9 (45.00%) NEC
8 7 (35.00%) BT
8 7 (35.00%) MPLS
9 6 (30.00%) Cisco
10 5 (25.00%) Project Management
10 5 (25.00%) BGP
10 5 (25.00%) Nortel
10 5 (25.00%) BT 21CN
10 5 (25.00%) Ciena
11 4 (20.00%) Network Security
11 4 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (20.00%) Juniper
11 4 (20.00%) CCNP
12 3 (15.00%) OSPF
12 3 (15.00%) Fortinet
13 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
13 2 (10.00%) Network Monitoring
13 2 (10.00%) 4G
13 2 (10.00%) Back Office

DWDM
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 1 (5.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 14 (70.00%) SDH
1 14 (70.00%) Ethernet
2 12 (60.00%) ATM
3 11 (55.00%) 3G
3 11 (55.00%) LTE
4 10 (50.00%) Radio Access Network
5 7 (35.00%) MPLS
6 5 (25.00%) BGP
6 5 (25.00%) BT 21CN
7 4 (20.00%) Network Security
8 3 (15.00%) OSPF
9 2 (10.00%) 4G
9 2 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (10.00%) 2G
9 2 (10.00%) VoIP
9 2 (10.00%) GSM
10 1 (5.00%) LAN
10 1 (5.00%) Broadband
10 1 (5.00%) CDMA
10 1 (5.00%) ADSL
General
1 16 (80.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (10.00%) Back Office
3 1 (5.00%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 11 (55.00%) Transmission Engineer
2 9 (45.00%) Design Engineer
2 9 (45.00%) Transmission Design Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Test Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) IP Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Network Design Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Network Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Coordinator
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Architect
5 1 (5.00%) RF Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Performance Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Implementation Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) RF Optimisation Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Design Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Network Technical Architect
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.00%) Digital Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (45.00%) Network Planning
2 5 (25.00%) Project Management
3 2 (10.00%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (10.00%) Validation
4 1 (5.00%) ITIL
4 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2
4 1 (5.00%) PRINCE
4 1 (5.00%) Migration
4 1 (5.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (5.00%) Change Management
4 1 (5.00%) Network Design
4 1 (5.00%) Problem Management
4 1 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (5.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (5.00%) Network Architecture
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (20.00%) CCNP
2 1 (5.00%) CCIE
2 1 (5.00%) Degree
2 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 13 (65.00%) Huawei
2 10 (50.00%) Nokia
3 9 (45.00%) Ericsson
3 9 (45.00%) NEC
4 7 (35.00%) BT
5 6 (30.00%) Cisco
6 5 (25.00%) Nortel
6 5 (25.00%) Ciena
7 4 (20.00%) Juniper
8 3 (15.00%) Fortinet
9 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
9 1 (5.00%) Cramer
9 1 (5.00%) Telcordia
9 1 (5.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks