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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Dense Wave Division Multiplexing (DWDM)
Rank 571 539 541
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +2
Contract jobs citing DWDM 40 44 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.071% 0.082% 0.081%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.49% 0.61% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 18 14
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£395 £300 £258
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.66% +16.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £175 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £431 £326 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £195 £388
% change year-on-year
+76.92% -49.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £20.00 £27.55
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -27.39%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £20.09

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
8189 7193 8881
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.50% 13.46% 15.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 4449 3894 4022
Average daily rate £360 £355 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.40% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £328
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 450 416 690
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £38.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-0.90% -7.16%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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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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 -20 36 £395 +31.66% 7
London +15 15 £417 +38.83% 1
City of London +34 4 £450 +50.00%
South East -12 4 £175 -20.45% 3
Yorkshire +3 3 £275 -36.78%
East of England -22 3 £345 - 1
Berkshire +5 2 - - 2
Hampshire -11 1 £175 -50.00% 1
Basingstoke - 1 £175 -
West Midlands - 1 £275 -
Hammersmith - - - -
Hook - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Essex - - - -
Basildon - - - -
South Wales - - - - 2
South West - - - - 2
Wales - - - - 2
Birmingham - - - -
Bristol - - - - 2
Cardiff - - - -
Chepstow - - - -
Dunstable - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Monmouthshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Winchester - - - -

DWDM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 44 (59.46%) SDH
2 42 (56.76%) MPLS
3 38 (51.35%) Telecoms
4 36 (48.65%) Ethernet
5 27 (36.49%) Cisco
6 18 (24.32%) Huawei
7 16 (21.62%) VPN
7 16 (21.62%) Cisco Certification
8 15 (20.27%) ITIL
9 14 (18.92%) 3G
9 14 (18.92%) BGP
10 13 (17.57%) ATM
10 13 (17.57%) LTE
10 13 (17.57%) Network Security
10 13 (17.57%) Radio Access Network
11 12 (16.22%) WAN
11 12 (16.22%) LAN
11 12 (16.22%) Ericsson
12 11 (14.86%) Juniper
12 11 (14.86%) CCNA
13 10 (13.51%) Project Management
13 10 (13.51%) Nokia
14 9 (12.16%) Ciena
14 9 (12.16%) SC Cleared
14 9 (12.16%) Security Cleared
14 9 (12.16%) CCNP
14 9 (12.16%) OSPF
14 9 (12.16%) SSL
14 9 (12.16%) NEC
14 9 (12.16%) Network Planning

DWDM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 (2.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (9.46%) MS Visio
2 5 (6.76%) MS Excel
3 3 (4.05%) MS Project
4 2 (2.70%) MS Office
4 2 (2.70%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.35%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.35%) SaaS
1 1 (1.35%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 44 (59.46%) SDH
2 42 (56.76%) MPLS
3 36 (48.65%) Ethernet
4 16 (21.62%) VPN
5 14 (18.92%) BGP
5 14 (18.92%) 3G
6 13 (17.57%) ATM
6 13 (17.57%) Network Security
6 13 (17.57%) LTE
6 13 (17.57%) Radio Access Network
7 12 (16.22%) WAN
7 12 (16.22%) LAN
8 9 (12.16%) OSPF
8 9 (12.16%) SSL
9 8 (10.81%) DNS
9 8 (10.81%) DHCP
9 8 (10.81%) IPsec
9 8 (10.81%) Multicast
10 7 (9.46%) Firewall
10 7 (9.46%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.35%) MS Access
General
1 38 (51.35%) Telecoms
2 5 (6.76%) Finance
3 4 (5.41%) Local Government
4 3 (4.05%) Dutch Language
4 3 (4.05%) French Language
4 3 (4.05%) Front Office
5 2 (2.70%) Back Office
5 2 (2.70%) Publishing
6 1 (1.35%) Electronics
6 1 (1.35%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.35%) German Language
6 1 (1.35%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 21 (28.38%) Transmission Engineer
2 14 (18.92%) Network Engineer
3 11 (14.86%) Design Engineer
4 10 (13.51%) Transmission Design Engineer
5 9 (12.16%) IP Engineer
5 9 (12.16%) Network Specialist
6 8 (10.81%) Senior Network Specialist
7 6 (8.11%) Transmission Planning Engineer
7 6 (8.11%) Microwave Engineer
8 4 (5.41%) Test Engineer
8 4 (5.41%) Architect
9 3 (4.05%) Project Manager
9 3 (4.05%) Telecoms Project Manager
9 3 (4.05%) Network Manager
9 3 (4.05%) Network Architect
9 3 (4.05%) Implementation Engineer
10 2 (2.70%) Lead Network Engineer
10 2 (2.70%) Network Design Architect
10 2 (2.70%) Network Implementation Engineer
10 2 (2.70%) Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (1.35%) PMI
1 1 (1.35%) Management Information System
1 1 (1.35%) Economics
1 1 (1.35%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.35%) Windows
1 1 (1.35%) Windows 2000
1 1 (1.35%) Windows NT
1 1 (1.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (20.27%) ITIL
2 10 (13.51%) Project Management
3 9 (12.16%) Network Planning
4 8 (10.81%) Network Architecture
5 7 (9.46%) Capacity Planning
5 7 (9.46%) Validation
6 6 (8.11%) DNA
6 6 (8.11%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (8.11%) Network Management
7 4 (5.41%) Network Design
7 4 (5.41%) Asset Management
7 4 (5.41%) Migration
8 3 (4.05%) PRINCE2
8 3 (4.05%) Information Management
8 3 (4.05%) Change Management
8 3 (4.05%) Time Management
9 2 (2.70%) Data Cleansing
9 2 (2.70%) Low Latency
9 2 (2.70%) Performance Monitoring
9 2 (2.70%) Network Monitoring
Qualifications
1 16 (21.62%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (14.86%) CCNA
3 9 (12.16%) CCNP
3 9 (12.16%) SC Cleared
3 9 (12.16%) Security Cleared
4 7 (9.46%) Degree
5 3 (4.05%) JNCIA
6 2 (2.70%) CCIE
7 1 (1.35%) PMP
7 1 (1.35%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.35%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.70%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (10.81%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (2.70%) OPNET
2 1 (1.35%) Netcool
Vendors
1 27 (36.49%) Cisco
2 18 (24.32%) Huawei
3 12 (16.22%) Ericsson
4 11 (14.86%) Juniper
5 10 (13.51%) Nokia
6 9 (12.16%) NEC
6 9 (12.16%) Ciena
7 7 (9.46%) BT
8 6 (8.11%) Microsoft
9 5 (6.76%) Nortel
10 4 (5.41%) Cramer
10 4 (5.41%) Fortinet
11 3 (4.05%) Alcatel-Lucent
12 2 (2.70%) Citrix
13 1 (1.35%) Telcordia
13 1 (1.35%) Nokia Solutions and Networks