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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Dense Wave Division Multiplexing (DWDM)
Rank 563 529 515
Rank change year-on-year
-34 -14
Contract jobs citing DWDM 30 39 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.055% 0.076% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.40% 0.56% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 21 25
Average daily rate
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£417 £280 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+48.75% +5.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £175 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £315 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 £175 £280
% change year-on-year
+62.85% -37.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7508 6968 8954
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.73% 13.66% 15.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 4004 3592 3943
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 407 472 682
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.85 £14.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +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 25 July 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 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 25 July 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 -40 26 £417 +48.75% 13
London -6 15 £425 +41.66% 3
South East -10 7 - - 4
Berkshire +5 6 - -
City of London +17 5 £500 +72.41% 1
East of England - 1 £283 - 2
Hammersmith - - - -
Hook - - - -
South Wales - - - -
Wales - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - - 1
Reading - - - -
Winchester - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - - 2
Buckinghamshire - - - - 1
Essex - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 2
Hertfordshire - - - -
Monmouthshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 1
Basildon - - - -
Basingstoke - - - - 1
Birmingham - - - -
Brentford - - - -
Cardiff - - - -
Chepstow - - - -

DWDM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 62 (72.09%) SDH
2 59 (68.60%) Telecoms
3 38 (44.19%) MPLS
4 35 (40.70%) Ethernet
5 32 (37.21%) Huawei
6 26 (30.23%) 3G
7 24 (27.91%) ATM
8 20 (23.26%) LTE
9 19 (22.09%) Project Management
9 19 (22.09%) Ericsson
10 18 (20.93%) Cisco
10 18 (20.93%) Radio Access Network
11 17 (19.77%) Network Design
12 16 (18.60%) 2G
12 16 (18.60%) BGP
12 16 (18.60%) VPN
13 15 (17.44%) OSPF
13 15 (17.44%) Degree
14 14 (16.28%) BT
15 13 (15.12%) Nortel
16 12 (13.95%) Time Management
16 12 (13.95%) Nokia
17 11 (12.79%) SQL
17 11 (12.79%) ITIL
17 11 (12.79%) Network Security
18 10 (11.63%) Network Architecture
18 10 (11.63%) NEC
18 10 (11.63%) WAN
19 9 (10.47%) LAN
19 9 (10.47%) SONET

DWDM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (2.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (9.30%) MS Office
2 7 (8.14%) MS Excel
3 6 (6.98%) MS Project
4 5 (5.81%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (3.49%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.16%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.16%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 62 (72.09%) SDH
2 38 (44.19%) MPLS
3 35 (40.70%) Ethernet
4 26 (30.23%) 3G
5 24 (27.91%) ATM
6 20 (23.26%) LTE
7 18 (20.93%) Radio Access Network
8 16 (18.60%) 2G
8 16 (18.60%) VPN
8 16 (18.60%) BGP
9 15 (17.44%) OSPF
10 11 (12.79%) Network Security
11 10 (11.63%) WAN
12 9 (10.47%) LAN
12 9 (10.47%) SONET
13 8 (9.30%) GSM
14 7 (8.14%) SSL
14 7 (8.14%) NGN
14 7 (8.14%) IPsec
14 7 (8.14%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.14%) MS Access
General
1 59 (68.60%) Telecoms
2 5 (5.81%) Finance
3 4 (4.65%) Front Office
4 3 (3.49%) Back Office
4 3 (3.49%) Local Government
4 3 (3.49%) Dutch Language
4 3 (3.49%) French Language
5 2 (2.33%) Publishing
6 1 (1.16%) Electronics
6 1 (1.16%) German Language
Job Titles
1 21 (24.42%) Design Engineer
2 16 (18.60%) Network Engineer
3 13 (15.12%) Transmission Engineer
4 11 (12.79%) Network Design Engineer
5 10 (11.63%) Test Engineer
5 10 (11.63%) Transmission Design Engineer
6 6 (6.98%) Network Specialist
6 6 (6.98%) RAN Engineer
6 6 (6.98%) Delivery Manager
6 6 (6.98%) Network Manager
7 5 (5.81%) Senior Network Specialist
7 5 (5.81%) Analyst
8 4 (4.65%) Architect
8 4 (4.65%) Data Analyst
8 4 (4.65%) IP Engineer
9 3 (3.49%) NOC Engineer
9 3 (3.49%) Telecoms Project Manager
9 3 (3.49%) Network Architect
9 3 (3.49%) Project Manager
9 3 (3.49%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.16%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (1.16%) PMI
1 1 (1.16%) Management Information System
1 1 (1.16%) Economics
1 1 (1.16%) PKI
1 1 (1.16%) Digital Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (22.09%) Project Management
2 17 (19.77%) Network Design
3 12 (13.95%) Time Management
4 11 (12.79%) ITIL
5 10 (11.63%) Network Architecture
6 9 (10.47%) Network Management
6 9 (10.47%) Network Planning
7 8 (9.30%) Change Management
8 7 (8.14%) Data Cleansing
8 7 (8.14%) Business Development
8 7 (8.14%) Problem Management
9 6 (6.98%) Continuous Improvement
9 6 (6.98%) Validation
9 6 (6.98%) PRINCE2
9 6 (6.98%) Performance Monitoring
10 5 (5.81%) Migration
10 5 (5.81%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (4.65%) Capacity Management
12 3 (3.49%) Capacity Planning
12 3 (3.49%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (12.79%) SQL
2 6 (6.98%) VB
3 2 (2.33%) C
Qualifications
1 15 (17.44%) Degree
2 7 (8.14%) CCNP
2 7 (8.14%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (5.81%) SC Cleared
3 5 (5.81%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.33%) CCNA
4 2 (2.33%) CCIE
5 1 (1.16%) PMP
5 1 (1.16%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.16%) JNCIA
5 1 (1.16%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.65%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (6.98%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.16%) NFS
Systems Management
1 8 (9.30%) OPNET
Vendors
1 32 (37.21%) Huawei
2 19 (22.09%) Ericsson
3 18 (20.93%) Cisco
4 14 (16.28%) BT
5 13 (15.12%) Nortel
6 12 (13.95%) Nokia
7 10 (11.63%) NEC
8 7 (8.14%) Juniper
9 6 (6.98%) Business Objects
10 4 (4.65%) Fortinet
11 2 (2.33%) Microsoft
11 2 (2.33%) Cramer
12 1 (1.16%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
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