The first table below looks at the demand for DWDM skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DWDM over the 3 months to 18 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.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Dense Wave Division Multiplexing (DWDM)
Rank 523 494 509
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +15
Contract jobs citing DWDM 64 50 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.10% 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.88% 0.69% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 9 25
Average daily rate £285 £225 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% -43.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £175 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £424 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £265 £175 £375
% change year-on-year
+51.42% -53.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 £175.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-80.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £108.75 £175.00 -
% change year-on-year
-37.85% -
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7257 7224 9297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.89% 15.14% 15.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3828 3580 4351
Average daily rate £360 £345 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% -6.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £190 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 413 572 627
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.63 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%

DWDM
Jobs Demand Trend

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

DWDM Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

DWDM
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing DWDM within the UK.

DWDM Daily Rate Trend in the UK

DWDM
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DWDM within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

DWDM Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

DWDM
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing DWDM within the UK.

DWDM Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

DWDM
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DWDM within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

DWDM Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

DWDM
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DWDM within the UK over the 3 months to 18 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
England -75 59 £285 +26.66% 8
South East +1 31 £265 +51.42% 4
London -22 21 £285 +1.33% 1
Berkshire +4 20 £265 - 3
Reading +2 9 £265 -
Surrey -8 9 £265 +51.42%
City of London -8 6 £285 +42.50%
Guildford +2 5 £265 -
East of England - 2 £250 - 2
Manchester -17 1 - -
North West -21 1 - - 1
Hampshire - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Stoke-on-Trent - - - -
Winchester - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - - 2
Milton Keynes - - - - 1
Hertford - - - -
Knutsford - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Dunstable - - - -
Fareham - - - -
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - - 1

DWDM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 110 (75.86%) Telecoms
2 95 (65.52%) SDH
3 72 (49.66%) ATM
4 64 (44.14%) Huawei
5 55 (37.93%) 3G
6 51 (35.17%) Nortel
7 49 (33.79%) Ericsson
8 46 (31.72%) 2G
9 45 (31.03%) Nokia
9 45 (31.03%) Ethernet
10 39 (26.90%) NEC
11 32 (22.07%) MPLS
11 32 (22.07%) Project Management
12 31 (21.38%) ETL
13 30 (20.69%) RNC
14 28 (19.31%) OSPF
15 25 (17.24%) Degree
16 23 (15.86%) BT
17 20 (13.79%) Time Management
18 19 (13.10%) LTE
18 19 (13.10%) Network Design
19 18 (12.41%) BGP
20 17 (11.72%) Cisco Certification
21 16 (11.03%) VoIP
21 16 (11.03%) Radio Access Network
22 15 (10.34%) Network Management
22 15 (10.34%) Data Cleansing
22 15 (10.34%) SLA
22 15 (10.34%) MS Project
22 15 (10.34%) VPN

DWDM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (1.38%) Apache
2 1 (0.69%) Office Communications Server
2 1 (0.69%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.69%) Tomcat
Applications
1 15 (10.34%) MS Project
2 13 (8.97%) Spreadsheet
3 10 (6.90%) MS Excel
4 9 (6.21%) MS Office
5 2 (1.38%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 95 (65.52%) SDH
2 72 (49.66%) ATM
3 55 (37.93%) 3G
4 46 (31.72%) 2G
5 45 (31.03%) Ethernet
6 32 (22.07%) MPLS
7 30 (20.69%) RNC
8 28 (19.31%) OSPF
9 19 (13.10%) LTE
10 18 (12.41%) BGP
11 16 (11.03%) VoIP
11 16 (11.03%) Radio Access Network
12 15 (10.34%) VPN
13 12 (8.28%) WAN
14 9 (6.21%) EIGRP
15 8 (5.52%) Frame Relay
15 8 (5.52%) IPsec
15 8 (5.52%) SONET
15 8 (5.52%) Network Security
15 8 (5.52%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.52%) MS Access
General
1 110 (75.86%) Telecoms
2 11 (7.59%) Back Office
3 6 (4.14%) Front Office
3 6 (4.14%) Finance
4 3 (2.07%) Advertising
5 2 (1.38%) Banking
5 2 (1.38%) German Language
6 1 (0.69%) Italian Language
6 1 (0.69%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.69%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.69%) French Language
6 1 (0.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 37 (25.52%) Field Engineer
2 24 (16.55%) Transmission Engineer
3 22 (15.17%) Design Engineer
4 17 (11.72%) Delivery Manager
5 16 (11.03%) Network Engineer
6 13 (8.97%) Network Manager
7 12 (8.28%) Network Design Engineer
8 10 (6.90%) Transmission Design Engineer
9 8 (5.52%) Consultant
10 7 (4.83%) Back Office Engineer
10 7 (4.83%) RAN Engineer
10 7 (4.83%) Test Engineer
11 6 (4.14%) Network Architect
11 6 (4.14%) Architect
11 6 (4.14%) Implementation Engineer
12 5 (3.45%) Technical Design Authority
12 5 (3.45%) Security Consultant
13 4 (2.76%) Project Manager
13 4 (2.76%) Analyst
13 4 (2.76%) Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.69%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.52%) PKI
2 1 (0.69%) CMDB
2 1 (0.69%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (0.69%) PMI
2 1 (0.69%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (3.45%) Linux
2 1 (0.69%) VMS
2 1 (0.69%) Windows
2 1 (0.69%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (22.07%) Project Management
2 31 (21.38%) ETL
3 20 (13.79%) Time Management
4 19 (13.10%) Network Design
5 15 (10.34%) Network Management
5 15 (10.34%) Data Cleansing
6 14 (9.66%) PRINCE2
7 10 (6.90%) Change Management
8 9 (6.21%) Problem Management
8 9 (6.21%) Network Planning
9 7 (4.83%) Low Latency
9 7 (4.83%) Network Monitoring
9 7 (4.83%) Business Development
10 6 (4.14%) Network Architecture
10 6 (4.14%) Continuous Improvement
10 6 (4.14%) Performance Monitoring
11 4 (2.76%) Capacity Management
12 3 (2.07%) Incident Management
12 3 (2.07%) Fault Management
12 3 (2.07%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (8.97%) SQL
2 11 (7.59%) C
3 7 (4.83%) VB
Qualifications
1 25 (17.24%) Degree
2 17 (11.72%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (6.90%) CCIE
3 10 (6.90%) Security Cleared
4 9 (6.21%) SC Cleared
5 7 (4.83%) CCNA
6 6 (4.14%) JNCIA
7 4 (2.76%) HND
7 4 (2.76%) CCNP
8 2 (1.38%) OSCP
9 1 (0.69%) CFA
9 1 (0.69%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.69%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (10.34%) SLA
2 6 (4.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.69%) QA
3 1 (0.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (1.38%) NFS
2 1 (0.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.69%) Netcool
Vendors
1 64 (44.14%) Huawei
2 51 (35.17%) Nortel
3 49 (33.79%) Ericsson
4 45 (31.03%) Nokia
5 39 (26.90%) NEC
6 23 (15.86%) BT
7 14 (9.66%) Cisco
8 9 (6.21%) Telcordia
8 9 (6.21%) OPNET
9 8 (5.52%) Juniper
10 7 (4.83%) Business Objects
11 6 (4.14%) CheckPoint
12 4 (2.76%) Microsoft
12 4 (2.76%) Alcatel-Lucent
12 4 (2.76%) F5
13 3 (2.07%) Cramer
14 2 (1.38%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
15 1 (0.69%) Velocent
15 1 (0.69%) Riverbed
15 1 (0.69%) Fortinet