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 30 October 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Dense Wave Division Multiplexing (DWDM)
Rank 572 496 485
Rank change year-on-year
-76 -11
Contract jobs citing DWDM 29 74 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.050% 0.14% 0.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.35% 1.06% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 37 18
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£395 £375 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% +36.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £285 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £500 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £413 £255
% change year-on-year
-16.36% +61.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 9
Average hourly rate - £20.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -42.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £25.00

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
8392 6967 8263
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.43% 13.48% 15.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4785 3843 3945
Average daily rate £360 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+5.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 462 461 595
Average hourly rate £22.77 £21.75 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.70% +6.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +7.14%

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 30 October 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
Top 27 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 30 October 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
England -73 28 £395 +5.33% 2
London -28 10 £413 +10.00% 1
South East -29 4 - -
East of England -20 3 £345 - 1
Berkshire +2 2 - -
Hampshire -18 2 - -
City of London +17 1 £325 +11.11%
Reading +12 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 £275 -
Warrington - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - - 1
Milton Keynes - - - -
Newbury - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Cardiff - - - -
Dunstable - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
Hertford - - - -
Hoddesdon - - - -
Ipswich - - - -
North West - - - -
South Wales - - - -
Wales - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -

DWDM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 40 (62.50%) MPLS
2 32 (50.00%) Cisco
3 28 (43.75%) SDH
4 27 (42.19%) Ethernet
5 23 (35.94%) BGP
6 21 (32.81%) Telecoms
7 19 (29.69%) Cisco Certification
7 19 (29.69%) WAN
8 18 (28.13%) LAN
8 18 (28.13%) Juniper
9 17 (26.56%) OSPF
9 17 (26.56%) VPN
10 16 (25.00%) Multicast
11 14 (21.88%) ITIL
12 12 (18.75%) Network Security
13 10 (15.63%) SC Cleared
13 10 (15.63%) Security Cleared
13 10 (15.63%) RIP
13 10 (15.63%) Microsoft
13 10 (15.63%) CCNA
14 9 (14.06%) SSL
15 8 (12.50%) Network Architecture
15 8 (12.50%) Wireless
15 8 (12.50%) IPsec
15 8 (12.50%) CCNP
15 8 (12.50%) Active Directory
15 8 (12.50%) DNS
15 8 (12.50%) DHCP
15 8 (12.50%) MS Excel
16 7 (10.94%) MS Visio

DWDM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 (3.13%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 7 (10.94%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.56%) MS Project
3 1 (1.56%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.56%) SaaS
1 1 (1.56%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 40 (62.50%) MPLS
2 28 (43.75%) SDH
3 27 (42.19%) Ethernet
4 23 (35.94%) BGP
5 19 (29.69%) WAN
6 18 (28.13%) LAN
7 17 (26.56%) OSPF
7 17 (26.56%) VPN
8 16 (25.00%) Multicast
9 12 (18.75%) Network Security
10 10 (15.63%) RIP
11 9 (14.06%) SSL
12 8 (12.50%) Wireless
12 8 (12.50%) IPsec
12 8 (12.50%) DNS
12 8 (12.50%) DHCP
13 7 (10.94%) TCP/IP
13 7 (10.94%) Internet
13 7 (10.94%) WAAS
14 6 (9.38%) Junos
General
1 21 (32.81%) Telecoms
2 6 (9.38%) Finance
3 4 (6.25%) Local Government
4 3 (4.69%) Dutch Language
4 3 (4.69%) French Language
5 2 (3.13%) Publishing
5 2 (3.13%) Banking
6 1 (1.56%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.56%) Electronics
6 1 (1.56%) Front Office
6 1 (1.56%) German Language
6 1 (1.56%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 18 (28.13%) Network Engineer
2 10 (15.63%) Transmission Engineer
3 9 (14.06%) Network Specialist
3 9 (14.06%) IP Engineer
4 8 (12.50%) Senior Network Specialist
5 6 (9.38%) Transmission Planning Engineer
5 6 (9.38%) Microwave Engineer
5 6 (9.38%) Architect
6 5 (7.81%) Network Architect
6 5 (7.81%) Network Operations Engineer
6 5 (7.81%) Operations Engineer
7 4 (6.25%) Test Engineer
8 3 (4.69%) Implementation Engineer
9 2 (3.13%) Network Design Architect
9 2 (3.13%) Network Implementation Engineer
9 2 (3.13%) Lead Network Engineer
9 2 (3.13%) Senior Network Engineer
9 2 (3.13%) Network Support
9 2 (3.13%) Consultant
9 2 (3.13%) Field Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.69%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.56%) PMI
2 1 (1.56%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.56%) Economics
2 1 (1.56%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.25%) UNIX
1 4 (6.25%) Linux
2 2 (3.13%) Windows
3 1 (1.56%) Windows XP
3 1 (1.56%) Windows NT
3 1 (1.56%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (21.88%) ITIL
2 8 (12.50%) Network Architecture
3 7 (10.94%) Validation
3 7 (10.94%) Low Latency
4 5 (7.81%) DNA
4 5 (7.81%) Time Management
4 5 (7.81%) Capacity Planning
5 4 (6.25%) Network Management
5 4 (6.25%) Asset Management
5 4 (6.25%) Network Design
5 4 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (4.69%) Information Management
7 2 (3.13%) Network Planning
7 2 (3.13%) Migration
7 2 (3.13%) Service Delivery
7 2 (3.13%) Project Management
8 1 (1.56%) ERP
8 1 (1.56%) PRINCE2
8 1 (1.56%) PRINCE
8 1 (1.56%) Change Management
Qualifications
1 19 (29.69%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (15.63%) SC Cleared
2 10 (15.63%) Security Cleared
2 10 (15.63%) CCNA
3 8 (12.50%) CCNP
4 6 (9.38%) CCIE
5 3 (4.69%) JNCIA
5 3 (4.69%) Degree
6 1 (1.56%) PMP
6 1 (1.56%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.56%) CFA
6 1 (1.56%) JNCIS
6 1 (1.56%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.13%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (12.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (3.13%) CA Spectrum
2 1 (1.56%) Netcool
2 1 (1.56%) OPNET
Vendors
1 32 (50.00%) Cisco
2 18 (28.13%) Juniper
3 10 (15.63%) Microsoft
4 7 (10.94%) F5
5 6 (9.38%) Nortel
6 5 (7.81%) Ciena
7 4 (6.25%) Fortinet
7 4 (6.25%) Huawei
7 4 (6.25%) Cramer
8 3 (4.69%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 2 (3.13%) SevOne
9 2 (3.13%) Splunk
9 2 (3.13%) CA
9 2 (3.13%) Citrix
10 1 (1.56%) Ericsson
10 1 (1.56%) Nokia
10 1 (1.56%) Telcordia
10 1 (1.56%) Infoblox
10 1 (1.56%) Nokia Solutions and Networks