The table below looks at the statistics for DWDM skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DWDM over the 3 months to 28 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Dense Wave Division Multiplexing (DWDM)
Rank 621 613 601
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -12
Contract jobs citing DWDM 18 44 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.034% 0.075% 0.073%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.22% 0.54% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 16 24
Median daily rate £290 £340 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.70% -13.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £411 £463 £466
UK excluding London median daily rate £198 £340 £345
% change year-on-year
-41.91% -1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London median 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
8371 8130 8310
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.70% 13.94% 14.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 5105 4645 4469
Median daily rate £400 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £233 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 421 525 463
Median hourly rate £32.50 £21.53 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.98% +2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £47.83 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £21.53 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+64.92% -4.33%

DWDM
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing DWDM as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 August 2016.

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 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DWDM within the UK over the 3 months to 28 August 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -15 16 £375 +4.89% 1
London +1 11 £375 -11.76%
City of London +37 4 £402 -5.52%
Reading +18 4 - -
Berkshire +9 4 - -
South East -4 4 - -

DWDM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing DWDM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for DWDM.

1 20 (48.78%) SDH
2 19 (46.34%) Telecoms
3 13 (31.71%) WAN
3 13 (31.71%) Cisco Certification
3 13 (31.71%) MPLS
4 12 (29.27%) Cisco
4 12 (29.27%) LAN
4 12 (29.27%) Ciena
5 11 (26.83%) SLA
6 10 (24.39%) Ethernet
7 9 (21.95%) Huawei
8 8 (19.51%) VPN
8 8 (19.51%) CCNP
8 8 (19.51%) Network Management
9 7 (17.07%) CCNA
9 7 (17.07%) CCIE
9 7 (17.07%) ATM
10 6 (14.63%) Juniper
10 6 (14.63%) Frame Relay
10 6 (14.63%) Wireless
10 6 (14.63%) Remedy
10 6 (14.63%) BGP
11 5 (12.20%) SONET
11 5 (12.20%) Firewall
11 5 (12.20%) Wi-Fi
11 5 (12.20%) Migration
11 5 (12.20%) Network Design
11 5 (12.20%) EIGRP
11 5 (12.20%) Internet
11 5 (12.20%) Windows

DWDM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 2 (4.88%) MS Office
2 1 (2.44%) Maya
2 1 (2.44%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.44%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.88%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 20 (48.78%) SDH
2 13 (31.71%) MPLS
2 13 (31.71%) WAN
3 12 (29.27%) LAN
4 10 (24.39%) Ethernet
5 8 (19.51%) VPN
6 7 (17.07%) ATM
7 6 (14.63%) BGP
7 6 (14.63%) Frame Relay
7 6 (14.63%) Wireless
8 5 (12.20%) EIGRP
8 5 (12.20%) Firewall
8 5 (12.20%) Internet
8 5 (12.20%) SONET
8 5 (12.20%) TCP/IP
8 5 (12.20%) VoIP
8 5 (12.20%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (9.76%) FCoE
9 4 (9.76%) IPsec
9 4 (9.76%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.44%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (2.44%) SoapUI
1 1 (2.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 19 (46.34%) Telecoms
2 4 (9.76%) Finance
3 2 (4.88%) Financial Institution
3 2 (4.88%) Retail
4 1 (2.44%) French Language
4 1 (2.44%) German Language
Job Titles
1 6 (14.63%) NOC Engineer
2 5 (12.20%) Network Engineer
3 4 (9.76%) Architect
3 4 (9.76%) Field Engineer
4 3 (7.32%) Cisco Engineer
4 3 (7.32%) Network Architect
4 3 (7.32%) Network Technical Architect
4 3 (7.32%) NOC Technician
4 3 (7.32%) Optical Engineer
4 3 (7.32%) Project Manager
4 3 (7.32%) Technical Architect
4 3 (7.32%) Transmission Engineer
5 2 (4.88%) Analyst
5 2 (4.88%) EMC Engineer
5 2 (4.88%) NetBackup Engineer
5 2 (4.88%) Network Design Architect
5 2 (4.88%) Storage Engineer
5 2 (4.88%) Technical Design Architect
5 2 (4.88%) Telecoms Manager
5 2 (4.88%) Telecoms Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.88%) 802.1X
2 1 (2.44%) JMS
2 1 (2.44%) SOAP
2 1 (2.44%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.20%) Data Centre
2 3 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.32%) Driving Licence
2 3 (7.32%) EMC Centera
2 3 (7.32%) EMC VMAX
2 3 (7.32%) EMC VNX
3 2 (4.88%) Equities
3 2 (4.88%) Fixed Income
3 2 (4.88%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.44%) MPEG
4 1 (2.44%) PKI
4 1 (2.44%) RSA SecurID
4 1 (2.44%) Statistics
4 1 (2.44%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (12.20%) Windows
2 4 (9.76%) Unix
3 3 (7.32%) Linux
4 1 (2.44%) Mac OS X
4 1 (2.44%) Mandriva Linux
4 1 (2.44%) Ubuntu
4 1 (2.44%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.44%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (19.51%) Network Management
2 5 (12.20%) Migration
2 5 (12.20%) Network Design
3 3 (7.32%) Fault Management
3 3 (7.32%) Project Management
3 3 (7.32%) Service Management
4 2 (4.88%) Asset Management
4 2 (4.88%) Capacity Management
4 2 (4.88%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (4.88%) Change Management
4 2 (4.88%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (4.88%) ITIL
4 2 (4.88%) Network Planning
4 2 (4.88%) Presales
4 2 (4.88%) Problem Management
4 2 (4.88%) Validation
5 1 (2.44%) Incident Management
5 1 (2.44%) Load Balancing
5 1 (2.44%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.44%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.88%) Perl
1 2 (4.88%) Python
1 2 (4.88%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 13 (31.71%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (19.51%) CCNP
3 7 (17.07%) CCIE
3 7 (17.07%) CCNA
4 4 (9.76%) Degree
4 4 (9.76%) SC Cleared
4 4 (9.76%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.44%) CCSE
5 1 (2.44%) Check Point Certification
5 1 (2.44%) CISSP
5 1 (2.44%) JNCIE
5 1 (2.44%) JNCIP
5 1 (2.44%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (26.83%) SLA
2 2 (4.88%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (7.32%) SRDF
2 1 (2.44%) VMware ESX
2 1 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (7.32%) EMC NetWorker
1 3 (7.32%) NetBackup
2 1 (2.44%) Cacti
2 1 (2.44%) Cisco CME
2 1 (2.44%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (2.44%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (2.44%) FortiGate
2 1 (2.44%) OpenView
2 1 (2.44%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (2.44%) vMotion
2 1 (2.44%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 12 (29.27%) Ciena
1 12 (29.27%) Cisco
2 9 (21.95%) Huawei
3 6 (14.63%) Juniper
3 6 (14.63%) Remedy
4 4 (9.76%) Brocade
4 4 (9.76%) BT
5 3 (7.32%) Avaya
5 3 (7.32%) CheckPoint
5 3 (7.32%) EMC
5 3 (7.32%) NetApp
6 2 (4.88%) F5
6 2 (4.88%) Hitachi
6 2 (4.88%) Microsoft
6 2 (4.88%) Nokia
7 1 (2.44%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 1 (2.44%) Nortel
7 1 (2.44%) Riverbed
7 1 (2.44%) Siemens
7 1 (2.44%) VMware