The table below looks at the statistics 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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Dense Wave Division Multiplexing (DWDM)
Rank 586 576 551
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -25
Contract jobs citing DWDM 44 40 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.075% 0.071% 0.090%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.55% 0.48% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 23 21
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£340 £395 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.92% +31.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £431 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £345 £195
% change year-on-year
-1.44% +76.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
8058 8268 7224
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.80% 14.62% 13.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 4617 4497 3898
Average daily rate £375 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 525 460 419
Average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.50 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £24.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-10.31% +2.12%

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 3 September 2015.

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
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 3 September 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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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
England -12 34 £358 -9.49% 3
South East +1 16 £375 +114.28% 2
Berkshire +7 11 £275 -
Scotland - 10 £300 -
London -15 8 £425 +2.04% 1
Renfrewshire - 6 £300 -
Erskine - 6 £300 -
Tyne and Wear - 5 £325 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 5 £325 -
North East - 5 £325 -
City of London +11 3 £425 -5.55%
Hampshire 0 3 £388 +121.42%
Reading - 3 - -
West Midlands +9 2 - -
Glasgow - 2 - -
East of England +3 1 - -
Bracknell -5 1 - -
Yorkshire -27 1 - -
South West - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 - -
Solihull - 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 - -
Milton Keynes - 1 £500 -
Winchester - 1 £400 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £500 -
Leeds - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
Highlands - 1 - -
Inverness - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -

DWDM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 39 (52.00%) Telecoms
2 31 (41.33%) SDH
3 28 (37.33%) Ethernet
4 25 (33.33%) WAN
5 21 (28.00%) LAN
5 21 (28.00%) Cisco
6 20 (26.67%) Firewall
6 20 (26.67%) Data Centre
7 18 (24.00%) Network Design
8 16 (21.33%) VLAN
8 16 (21.33%) MPLS
8 16 (21.33%) F5
9 15 (20.00%) HP
9 15 (20.00%) ATM
9 15 (20.00%) Project Management
10 13 (17.33%) Fortinet
10 13 (17.33%) Ericsson
10 13 (17.33%) 3G
11 12 (16.00%) HP Helion
12 11 (14.67%) Private Cloud
12 11 (14.67%) Security Cleared
12 11 (14.67%) Nokia
12 11 (14.67%) Nortel
12 11 (14.67%) Load Balancing
12 11 (14.67%) 2G
13 10 (13.33%) NEC
13 10 (13.33%) Huawei
13 10 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
13 10 (13.33%) BGP
13 10 (13.33%) PRINCE2

DWDM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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.

Applications
1 4 (5.33%) MS Office
2 2 (2.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 12 (16.00%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 31 (41.33%) SDH
2 28 (37.33%) Ethernet
3 25 (33.33%) WAN
4 21 (28.00%) LAN
5 20 (26.67%) Firewall
6 16 (21.33%) MPLS
6 16 (21.33%) VLAN
7 15 (20.00%) ATM
8 13 (17.33%) 3G
9 11 (14.67%) 2G
10 10 (13.33%) Cisco Nexus
10 10 (13.33%) BGP
11 9 (12.00%) OSPF
12 8 (10.67%) RNC
13 7 (9.33%) EIGRP
14 6 (8.00%) VPN
14 6 (8.00%) GPON
15 5 (6.67%) Cisco ASA
15 5 (6.67%) VPLS
15 5 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (2.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 39 (52.00%) Telecoms
2 8 (10.67%) Finance
3 4 (5.33%) Marketing
4 3 (4.00%) Automotive
5 1 (1.33%) Banking
5 1 (1.33%) French Language
Job Titles
1 19 (25.33%) Network Engineer
2 10 (13.33%) Field Engineer
3 9 (12.00%) Project Manager
4 8 (10.67%) Architect
5 7 (9.33%) Support Engineer
6 6 (8.00%) Solutions Architect
7 5 (6.67%) Technical Writer
8 4 (5.33%) Transmission Engineer
8 4 (5.33%) Network Architect
8 4 (5.33%) Microwave Engineer
9 3 (4.00%) Network Specialist
9 3 (4.00%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
9 3 (4.00%) Infrastructure Architect
10 2 (2.67%) Technical Engineer
10 2 (2.67%) Technical Support Engineer
10 2 (2.67%) Network Support Engineer
10 2 (2.67%) Technical Support
10 2 (2.67%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 2 (2.67%) IP Engineer
10 2 (2.67%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.67%) HTML
2 1 (1.33%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 20 (26.67%) Data Centre
2 11 (14.67%) Private Cloud
3 3 (4.00%) Blog
4 2 (2.67%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.67%) GIS
4 2 (2.67%) Economics
5 1 (1.33%) Wiki
5 1 (1.33%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.33%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 8 (10.67%) UNIX
2 4 (5.33%) Windows
3 3 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (24.00%) Network Design
2 15 (20.00%) Project Management
3 11 (14.67%) Load Balancing
4 10 (13.33%) PRINCE2
5 9 (12.00%) ETL
6 4 (5.33%) Change Management
6 4 (5.33%) Migration
6 4 (5.33%) Capacity Management
7 3 (4.00%) Project Planning
7 3 (4.00%) TOGAF
8 2 (2.67%) Validation
8 2 (2.67%) Kalman Filter
8 2 (2.67%) Time Management
8 2 (2.67%) Capacity Planning
9 1 (1.33%) Continuous Improvement
9 1 (1.33%) Network Architecture
9 1 (1.33%) Performance Analysis
9 1 (1.33%) Technical Analysis
9 1 (1.33%) Information Security
9 1 (1.33%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.00%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 11 (14.67%) Security Cleared
2 10 (13.33%) SC Cleared
2 10 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (10.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 7 (9.33%) CCNA
5 5 (6.67%) CCNP
6 4 (5.33%) ISEB
6 4 (5.33%) Degree
7 2 (2.67%) BC Cleared
8 1 (1.33%) CCDA
8 1 (1.33%) PMP
8 1 (1.33%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (4.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (4.00%) EMC VPLEX
2 1 (1.33%) CiscoWorks
2 1 (1.33%) OPNET
Vendors
1 21 (28.00%) Cisco
2 16 (21.33%) F5
3 15 (20.00%) HP
4 13 (17.33%) Ericsson
4 13 (17.33%) Fortinet
5 11 (14.67%) Nortel
5 11 (14.67%) Nokia
6 10 (13.33%) NEC
6 10 (13.33%) Huawei
7 7 (9.33%) Juniper
8 6 (8.00%) Brocade
8 6 (8.00%) Sybase
9 5 (6.67%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 5 (6.67%) CheckPoint
10 4 (5.33%) Cramer
10 4 (5.33%) Microsoft
10 4 (5.33%) Ciena
11 3 (4.00%) VMware
11 3 (4.00%) BT
12 2 (2.67%) ComArch