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 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Dense Wave Division Multiplexing (DWDM)
Rank 239 224 233
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +9
Contract jobs citing DWDM 4 12 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.044% 0.14% 0.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.22% 0.75% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 4
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£175 £220 £299
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.45% -26.35%
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £195 £388
% change year-on-year
+76.92% -49.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £20.09
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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
1810 1606 2016
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.82% 18.37% 20.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 859 739 603
Average daily rate £347 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.72% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £473 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 102 174
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 £13.00 £13.50 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% -7.16%

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 28 August 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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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 2 - -
Hampshire -8 1 £175 -50.00% 1
Buckinghamshire - - - -
DWDM
England

DWDM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 17 (80.95%) Telecoms
2 15 (71.43%) SDH
3 14 (66.67%) Ethernet
4 13 (61.90%) Huawei
5 12 (57.14%) ATM
5 12 (57.14%) 3G
6 11 (52.38%) LTE
7 10 (47.62%) Radio Access Network
7 10 (47.62%) Nokia
8 9 (42.86%) Ericsson
8 9 (42.86%) Network Planning
8 9 (42.86%) NEC
9 8 (38.10%) MPLS
10 7 (33.33%) BT
11 6 (28.57%) Cisco
12 5 (23.81%) Project Management
12 5 (23.81%) BGP
12 5 (23.81%) Nortel
12 5 (23.81%) BT 21CN
12 5 (23.81%) Ciena
13 4 (19.05%) Network Security
13 4 (19.05%) Cisco Certification
13 4 (19.05%) Juniper
13 4 (19.05%) CCNP
14 3 (14.29%) OSPF
14 3 (14.29%) GSM
14 3 (14.29%) 2G
14 3 (14.29%) Fortinet
14 3 (14.29%) 4G
15 2 (9.52%) Performance Monitoring

DWDM
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (4.76%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 15 (71.43%) SDH
2 14 (66.67%) Ethernet
3 12 (57.14%) 3G
3 12 (57.14%) ATM
4 11 (52.38%) LTE
5 10 (47.62%) Radio Access Network
6 8 (38.10%) MPLS
7 5 (23.81%) BT 21CN
7 5 (23.81%) BGP
8 4 (19.05%) Network Security
9 3 (14.29%) 4G
9 3 (14.29%) 2G
9 3 (14.29%) OSPF
9 3 (14.29%) GSM
10 2 (9.52%) VoIP
10 2 (9.52%) SONET
10 2 (9.52%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (9.52%) NGN
11 1 (4.76%) xDSL
11 1 (4.76%) Unified Communications
General
1 17 (80.95%) Telecoms
2 2 (9.52%) Front Office
2 2 (9.52%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 11 (52.38%) Transmission Engineer
2 9 (42.86%) Transmission Design Engineer
2 9 (42.86%) Design Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Test Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) IP Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Architect
4 2 (9.52%) Network Design Architect
4 2 (9.52%) Network Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Implementation Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) RF Optimisation Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Technical Design Architect
5 1 (4.76%) RF Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Performance Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Coordinator
5 1 (4.76%) Technical Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Network Technical Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) Digital Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (42.86%) Network Planning
2 5 (23.81%) Project Management
3 2 (9.52%) Change Management
3 2 (9.52%) Validation
3 2 (9.52%) Problem Management
3 2 (9.52%) Network Architecture
3 2 (9.52%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (9.52%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (9.52%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (4.76%) Migration
4 1 (4.76%) Network Design
4 1 (4.76%) Service Delivery
4 1 (4.76%) ITIL
4 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2
4 1 (4.76%) PRINCE
Qualifications
1 4 (19.05%) CCNP
1 4 (19.05%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.76%) Degree
2 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.76%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) SLA
Vendors
1 13 (61.90%) Huawei
2 10 (47.62%) Nokia
3 9 (42.86%) Ericsson
3 9 (42.86%) NEC
4 7 (33.33%) BT
5 6 (28.57%) Cisco
6 5 (23.81%) Nortel
6 5 (23.81%) Ciena
7 4 (19.05%) Juniper
8 3 (14.29%) Fortinet
9 1 (4.76%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 1 (4.76%) Cramer
9 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
9 1 (4.76%) Telcordia