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 22 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Dense Wave Division Multiplexing (DWDM)
Rank 569 517 522
Rank change year-on-year
-52 +5
Contract jobs citing DWDM 37 57 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.064% 0.11% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.44% 0.80% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 23 19
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£395 £315 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.39% +14.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £253 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £410 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £350 £314
% change year-on-year
-1.42% +11.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Average hourly rate - £20.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -42.85%
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
8412 7118 9036
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.55% 13.48% 15.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 4643 3883 4097
Average daily rate £365 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.38% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 464 408 696
Average hourly rate £23.00 £22.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.22% +4.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.57 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

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 22 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 22 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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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 -56 35 £395 +25.39% 8
London -1 17 £414 +34.63% 3
City of London +22 3 £400 +33.33% 3
Yorkshire +2 3 £275 -36.78%
South East -18 3 £175 -48.33% 2
East of England -34 3 £345 - 1
Berkshire +3 1 - - 1
Hampshire -15 1 £175 -74.07%
Newbury - 1 - -
Basingstoke - 1 £175 -
West Midlands - 1 £275 -
North West - - - - 2
Birmingham - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Cardiff - - - -
Chepstow - - - -
Dunstable - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
Hertford - - - -
Hoddesdon - - - -
Ipswich - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Reading - - - - 1
Warrington - - - - 1
Winchester - - - -
Wokingham - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - - 1
Buckinghamshire - - - - 1
Cheshire - - - - 2
Essex - - - -

DWDM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 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 42 (56.76%) SDH
2 40 (54.05%) MPLS
3 35 (47.30%) Ethernet
4 34 (45.95%) Telecoms
5 31 (41.89%) Cisco
6 19 (25.68%) BGP
7 18 (24.32%) Huawei
8 17 (22.97%) Cisco Certification
8 17 (22.97%) VPN
9 16 (21.62%) Juniper
10 15 (20.27%) LAN
10 15 (20.27%) WAN
11 14 (18.92%) ITIL
11 14 (18.92%) OSPF
12 13 (17.57%) ATM
12 13 (17.57%) LTE
12 13 (17.57%) Network Security
12 13 (17.57%) Radio Access Network
13 12 (16.22%) Multicast
13 12 (16.22%) 3G
13 12 (16.22%) Ericsson
14 10 (13.51%) Nokia
14 10 (13.51%) CCNA
15 9 (12.16%) Ciena
15 9 (12.16%) SC Cleared
15 9 (12.16%) Security Cleared
15 9 (12.16%) Nortel
15 9 (12.16%) SSL
15 9 (12.16%) Network Planning
15 9 (12.16%) Project Management

DWDM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 6 (8.11%) MS Excel
1 6 (8.11%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.35%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (1.35%) MS Project
2 1 (1.35%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.35%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.35%) SaaS
1 1 (1.35%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 42 (56.76%) SDH
2 40 (54.05%) MPLS
3 35 (47.30%) Ethernet
4 19 (25.68%) BGP
5 17 (22.97%) VPN
6 15 (20.27%) WAN
6 15 (20.27%) LAN
7 14 (18.92%) OSPF
8 13 (17.57%) ATM
8 13 (17.57%) Network Security
8 13 (17.57%) LTE
8 13 (17.57%) Radio Access Network
9 12 (16.22%) Multicast
9 12 (16.22%) 3G
10 9 (12.16%) SSL
11 8 (10.81%) DNS
11 8 (10.81%) DHCP
11 8 (10.81%) RIP
11 8 (10.81%) IPsec
12 7 (9.46%) Firewall
General
1 34 (45.95%) Telecoms
2 6 (8.11%) Finance
3 4 (5.41%) Local Government
4 3 (4.05%) Dutch Language
4 3 (4.05%) French Language
5 2 (2.70%) Back Office
5 2 (2.70%) Publishing
6 1 (1.35%) Banking
6 1 (1.35%) Front Office
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 17 (22.97%) 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%) Network Architect
9 3 (4.05%) Implementation Engineer
9 3 (4.05%) Telecoms Project Manager
9 3 (4.05%) Operations Engineer
9 3 (4.05%) Network Operations Engineer
10 2 (2.70%) Lead Network Engineer
10 2 (2.70%) Network Design Architect
10 2 (2.70%) Network Implementation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.05%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.35%) PMI
2 1 (1.35%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.35%) Economics
2 1 (1.35%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.70%) Linux
1 2 (2.70%) UNIX
2 1 (1.35%) Windows
2 1 (1.35%) Windows 2000
2 1 (1.35%) Windows NT
2 1 (1.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (18.92%) ITIL
2 9 (12.16%) Project Management
2 9 (12.16%) Network Planning
3 7 (9.46%) Validation
4 6 (8.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (8.11%) Network Architecture
4 6 (8.11%) Low Latency
5 5 (6.76%) Time Management
5 5 (6.76%) Capacity Planning
5 5 (6.76%) Network Management
5 5 (6.76%) DNA
6 4 (5.41%) Migration
6 4 (5.41%) Asset Management
7 3 (4.05%) Information Management
7 3 (4.05%) Network Design
8 2 (2.70%) Supplier Management
8 2 (2.70%) PRINCE2
8 2 (2.70%) Network Monitoring
9 1 (1.35%) Data Cleansing
9 1 (1.35%) Change Control
Qualifications
1 17 (22.97%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (13.51%) CCNA
3 9 (12.16%) SC Cleared
3 9 (12.16%) Security Cleared
4 8 (10.81%) CCNP
5 5 (6.76%) Degree
6 4 (5.41%) CCIE
7 3 (4.05%) JNCIA
8 1 (1.35%) JNCIS
8 1 (1.35%) PMP
8 1 (1.35%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.70%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (10.81%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.35%) Netcool
1 1 (1.35%) OPNET
1 1 (1.35%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 31 (41.89%) Cisco
2 18 (24.32%) Huawei
3 16 (21.62%) Juniper
4 12 (16.22%) Ericsson
5 10 (13.51%) Nokia
6 9 (12.16%) Nortel
6 9 (12.16%) NEC
6 9 (12.16%) Ciena
7 7 (9.46%) BT
7 7 (9.46%) Microsoft
8 4 (5.41%) F5
8 4 (5.41%) Cramer
8 4 (5.41%) Fortinet
9 3 (4.05%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 2 (2.70%) Citrix
11 1 (1.35%) CA
11 1 (1.35%) Telcordia
11 1 (1.35%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
11 1 (1.35%) Splunk
11 1 (1.35%) SevOne