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 1 May 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
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Dense Wave Division Multiplexing (DWDM)
Rank 634 624 570
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -54
Contract jobs citing DWDM 30 23 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.054% 0.041% 0.095%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.35% 0.27% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 9 18
Median daily rate £363 £538 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.55% +88.59%
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £538 £265
% change year-on-year
-32.55% +102.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Median hourly rate - £52.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +50.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £37.50

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
8552 8454 7312
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.30% 14.90% 13.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 5174 4601 3863
Median daily rate £388 £350 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -0.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 357 467 403
Median hourly rate £28.00 £28.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.75 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £41.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +50.00%

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 1 May 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 20 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 1 May 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 +2 29 £363 -32.55% 15
South East -16 13 £350 -34.88% 2
East of England +16 6 £363 +68.60% 1
Hampshire +5 5 £350 +7.69%
Berkshire -4 4 £363 - 2
Hertfordshire +13 3 £363 +68.60% 1
Reading -5 3 £363 -
Winchester - 3 £350 -
Hemel Hempstead - 3 £363 - 1
Ipswich - 3 £363 -
Swindon - 3 £363 -
Suffolk - 3 £363 -
South West - 3 £363 - 2
Wiltshire - 3 £363 -
Milton Keynes +6 2 - -
Buckinghamshire +5 2 - -
London -21 2 - - 8
Surrey - 2 - -
North West -9 1 £453 - 2
Manchester - 1 £453 -

DWDM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 45 (64.29%) SDH
2 33 (47.14%) Telecoms
3 27 (38.57%) ATM
4 26 (37.14%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 22 (31.43%) Nortel
6 19 (27.14%) Huawei
7 18 (25.71%) Security Cleared
7 18 (25.71%) Cisco
8 17 (24.29%) MPLS
9 16 (22.86%) Ethernet
9 16 (22.86%) SC Cleared
10 14 (20.00%) Juniper
11 11 (15.71%) Network Planning
11 11 (15.71%) VPN
12 10 (14.29%) WAN
12 10 (14.29%) Project Management
12 10 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
12 10 (14.29%) Finance
12 10 (14.29%) Ciena
13 9 (12.86%) Data Centre
13 9 (12.86%) SLA
14 8 (11.43%) LAN
15 7 (10.00%) BGP
15 7 (10.00%) Wireless
16 6 (8.57%) CCIE
16 6 (8.57%) CCNP
16 6 (8.57%) MS Office
16 6 (8.57%) German Language
17 5 (7.14%) Network Security
17 5 (7.14%) Capacity Management

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.43%) CMS
1 1 (1.43%) Smallworld
Applications
1 6 (8.57%) MS Office
2 4 (5.71%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.86%) MS Project
3 2 (2.86%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.86%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.43%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 45 (64.29%) SDH
2 27 (38.57%) ATM
3 17 (24.29%) MPLS
4 16 (22.86%) Ethernet
5 11 (15.71%) VPN
6 10 (14.29%) WAN
7 8 (11.43%) LAN
8 7 (10.00%) BGP
8 7 (10.00%) Wireless
9 5 (7.14%) Network Security
9 5 (7.14%) OSPF
10 4 (5.71%) 2G
10 4 (5.71%) Cisco ASA
10 4 (5.71%) Firewall
10 4 (5.71%) Internet
10 4 (5.71%) NGN
10 4 (5.71%) Packet Switching
10 4 (5.71%) RNC
10 4 (5.71%) Unified Communications
10 4 (5.71%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.43%) Big Data
1 1 (1.43%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.43%) SoapUI
General
1 33 (47.14%) Telecoms
2 10 (14.29%) Finance
3 6 (8.57%) German Language
4 4 (5.71%) French Language
5 2 (2.86%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.86%) Retail
6 1 (1.43%) Banking
6 1 (1.43%) Billing
6 1 (1.43%) Dutch Language
6 1 (1.43%) Marketing
6 1 (1.43%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 18 (25.71%) Designer
1 18 (25.71%) Network Designer
2 11 (15.71%) Network Engineer
3 8 (11.43%) Architect
4 6 (8.57%) Project Manager
5 5 (7.14%) Network Architect
6 4 (5.71%) Field Engineer
6 4 (5.71%) Microwave Engineer
6 4 (5.71%) NOC Engineer
6 4 (5.71%) Senior Network Engineer
6 4 (5.71%) Transmission Engineer
7 3 (4.29%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (2.86%) Consultant
8 2 (2.86%) Network Consultant
8 2 (2.86%) Network Manager
8 2 (2.86%) Planning Manager
8 2 (2.86%) Senior Telecoms Engineer
8 2 (2.86%) Solutions Designer
8 2 (2.86%) Technical Architect
8 2 (2.86%) Telecoms Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.43%) HTML
1 1 (1.43%) JMS
1 1 (1.43%) RFC 2547
1 1 (1.43%) SOAP
1 1 (1.43%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.86%) Data Centre
2 4 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.71%) Statistics
3 3 (4.29%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.86%) Equities
4 2 (2.86%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.43%) MPEG
5 1 (1.43%) Performance Metrics
5 1 (1.43%) PKI
5 1 (1.43%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.86%) Linux
2 1 (1.43%) Unix
2 1 (1.43%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (15.71%) Network Planning
2 10 (14.29%) Project Management
3 5 (7.14%) Capacity Management
3 5 (7.14%) Presales
4 4 (5.71%) Asset Management
4 4 (5.71%) Capacity Planning
4 4 (5.71%) Change Management
4 4 (5.71%) ETL
4 4 (5.71%) Infrastructure Management
4 4 (5.71%) Migration
4 4 (5.71%) Network Design
4 4 (5.71%) Network Management
5 3 (4.29%) Deep Packet Inspection
5 3 (4.29%) Security Architecture
5 3 (4.29%) Service Delivery
5 3 (4.29%) Validation
6 2 (2.86%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
6 2 (2.86%) Fault Management
6 2 (2.86%) Incident Management
6 2 (2.86%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.43%) Perl
1 1 (1.43%) SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (25.71%) Security Cleared
2 16 (22.86%) SC Cleared
3 10 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (8.57%) CCIE
4 6 (8.57%) CCNP
5 5 (7.14%) CCNA
6 3 (4.29%) CISM
6 3 (4.29%) CISSP
7 2 (2.86%) Degree
7 2 (2.86%) JNCIA
8 1 (1.43%) CCDP
8 1 (1.43%) CCSE
8 1 (1.43%) CFA
8 1 (1.43%) Check Point Certification
8 1 (1.43%) HND
8 1 (1.43%) JNCIP
8 1 (1.43%) OSCP
8 1 (1.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (12.86%) SLA
2 2 (2.86%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (1.43%) VMware ESX
1 1 (1.43%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (4.29%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.43%) Amdocs OSS
2 1 (1.43%) Cacti
2 1 (1.43%) HP NNM
2 1 (1.43%) OPNET
2 1 (1.43%) vMotion
Vendors
1 26 (37.14%) Alcatel-Lucent
2 22 (31.43%) Nortel
3 19 (27.14%) Huawei
4 18 (25.71%) Cisco
5 14 (20.00%) Juniper
6 10 (14.29%) Ciena
7 5 (7.14%) BT
7 5 (7.14%) Microsoft
7 5 (7.14%) NetCracker
7 5 (7.14%) Nokia
8 4 (5.71%) Arqiva
8 4 (5.71%) Ericsson
8 4 (5.71%) NEC
8 4 (5.71%) Nokia Networks
8 4 (5.71%) Siemens
8 4 (5.71%) Telindus
8 4 (5.71%) Virgin Media
8 4 (5.71%) ZTE
9 3 (4.29%) Remedy
10 2 (2.86%) Fortinet