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 March 2015 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Dense Wave Division Multiplexing (DWDM)
Rank 559 476 501
Rank change year-on-year
-83 +25
Contract jobs citing DWDM 17 100 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.032% 0.20% 0.071%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.22% 1.49% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 40 5
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£441 £285 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+54.82% +42.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £209 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £583 £408 £267
UK excluding London average daily rate £538 £245 £205
% change year-on-year
+119.38% +19.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 0
Average hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £108.75 -

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
7709 6701 7034
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.67% 13.11% 15.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 4163 3424 3398
Average daily rate £375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 435 382 600
Average hourly rate £26.00 £20.00 £23.33
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -14.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.95 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £23.33
% change year-on-year
+37.50% -14.27%

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 March 2015.

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 March 2015. 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 -103 17 £441 +54.82% 7
South East -39 7 £546 +181.93% 2
London -26 6 £345 +21.05% 2
Berkshire -10 4 - -
Buckinghamshire -5 3 £546 -
Reading -4 2 - -
City of London -2 1 £625 +119.29% 1
Milton Keynes -10 1 £555 -
East Midlands - 1 - -
East of England - - - - 2
Docklands, London - - - -
South West - - - - 1
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
Kent - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Maidstone - - - -
Swindon - - - -
Watford - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - - 1
Basingstoke - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Brentford - - - -

DWDM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, 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 19 (51.35%) SDH
2 17 (45.95%) OSPF
2 17 (45.95%) Telecoms
3 15 (40.54%) Cisco
4 12 (32.43%) Juniper
5 11 (29.73%) BGP
5 11 (29.73%) WAN
6 10 (27.03%) TCP/IP
6 10 (27.03%) F5
6 10 (27.03%) Multicast
7 8 (21.62%) LAN
7 8 (21.62%) Ethernet
7 8 (21.62%) Wireshark
8 7 (18.92%) RIP
8 7 (18.92%) Wireless
8 7 (18.92%) MPLS
8 7 (18.92%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (18.92%) WAAS
9 6 (16.22%) Cisco Nexus
9 6 (16.22%) Low Latency
9 6 (16.22%) Nortel
9 6 (16.22%) UNIX
9 6 (16.22%) BIG-IP
9 6 (16.22%) IGMP
9 6 (16.22%) Huawei
10 5 (13.51%) Firewall
10 5 (13.51%) Time Management
10 5 (13.51%) Linux
10 5 (13.51%) Microsoft
10 5 (13.51%) EIGRP

DWDM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, 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.

Applications
1 4 (10.81%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.70%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.70%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (5.41%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (51.35%) SDH
2 17 (45.95%) OSPF
3 11 (29.73%) BGP
3 11 (29.73%) WAN
4 10 (27.03%) TCP/IP
4 10 (27.03%) Multicast
5 8 (21.62%) Ethernet
5 8 (21.62%) LAN
5 8 (21.62%) Wireshark
6 7 (18.92%) MPLS
6 7 (18.92%) Wireless
6 7 (18.92%) RIP
6 7 (18.92%) WAAS
7 6 (16.22%) Cisco Nexus
7 6 (16.22%) IGMP
7 6 (16.22%) BIG-IP
8 5 (13.51%) Firewall
8 5 (13.51%) EIGRP
9 4 (10.81%) SONET
9 4 (10.81%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.41%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (5.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 17 (45.95%) Telecoms
2 4 (10.81%) Finance
3 3 (8.11%) Banking
4 1 (2.70%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.70%) Automotive
4 1 (2.70%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (29.73%) Architect
2 10 (27.03%) Network Engineer
3 6 (16.22%) Transmission Engineer
4 5 (13.51%) Network Operations Engineer
4 5 (13.51%) Operations Engineer
4 5 (13.51%) Network Architect
5 4 (10.81%) Deployment Engineer
5 4 (10.81%) Consultant
6 3 (8.11%) Pre Sales Consultant
6 3 (8.11%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (8.11%) Sales Consultant
7 2 (5.41%) Support Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Senior Network Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Project Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Architect
7 2 (5.41%) Enterprise Architect
8 1 (2.70%) Network Design Engineer
8 1 (2.70%) Storage Engineer
8 1 (2.70%) Senior Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.41%) Web Services
2 1 (2.70%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.70%) PMI
1 1 (2.70%) GIS
1 1 (2.70%) Replication
1 1 (2.70%) Clustering
1 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (16.22%) UNIX
2 5 (13.51%) Linux
3 4 (10.81%) Windows
4 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.70%) HPUX
5 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (16.22%) Low Latency
2 5 (13.51%) Time Management
3 3 (8.11%) Network Design
4 2 (5.41%) Network Planning
4 2 (5.41%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (5.41%) Load Balancing
4 2 (5.41%) Network Architecture
4 2 (5.41%) Project Management
5 1 (2.70%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.70%) Migration
5 1 (2.70%) TOGAF
5 1 (2.70%) ITIL
5 1 (2.70%) PRINCE2
5 1 (2.70%) CRM
5 1 (2.70%) E-Commerce
5 1 (2.70%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (2.70%) High Availability
5 1 (2.70%) Data Protection
5 1 (2.70%) Incident Management
5 1 (2.70%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.81%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (18.92%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (10.81%) CCIE
2 4 (10.81%) SC Cleared
2 4 (10.81%) Security Cleared
3 3 (8.11%) CCNP
4 2 (5.41%) CCNA
4 2 (5.41%) Degree
5 1 (2.70%) VCP4
5 1 (2.70%) BC Cleared
5 1 (2.70%) HNC
5 1 (2.70%) HND
5 1 (2.70%) PMI Certification
5 1 (2.70%) CCSE
5 1 (2.70%) JNCIE
5 1 (2.70%) CFA
System Software
1 2 (5.41%) Hyper-V
1 2 (5.41%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (2.70%) VMware ESX
2 1 (2.70%) XenApp
2 1 (2.70%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (5.41%) SCOM
1 2 (5.41%) SolarWinds Orion
1 2 (5.41%) CA Spectrum
2 1 (2.70%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 15 (40.54%) Cisco
2 12 (32.43%) Juniper
3 10 (27.03%) F5
4 6 (16.22%) Huawei
4 6 (16.22%) Nortel
5 5 (13.51%) Microsoft
6 4 (10.81%) HP
6 4 (10.81%) Telcordia
7 3 (8.11%) VMware
8 2 (5.41%) CA
8 2 (5.41%) Ericsson
8 2 (5.41%) Sybase
8 2 (5.41%) Brocade
8 2 (5.41%) Splunk
8 2 (5.41%) SevOne
8 2 (5.41%) Riverbed
8 2 (5.41%) SolarWinds
8 2 (5.41%) CheckPoint
9 1 (2.70%) Infoblox
9 1 (2.70%) Ciena