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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Dense Wave Division Multiplexing (DWDM)
Rank 577 551 521
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -30
Contract jobs citing DWDM 26 35 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.047% 0.065% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.33% 0.48% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 12 24
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£275 £370 £278
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.67% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £280 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £382 £500 £315
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £281 £175
% change year-on-year
+14.66% +60.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £33.75 £175.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -80.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £175.00

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
7831 7340 7031
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.22% 13.66% 14.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 4398 3980 3587
Average daily rate £355 £359 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.04% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £208 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 464 389 523
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.42% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.41 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+28.37% -26.00%

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 July 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 20 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 July 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 -21 25 £275 -35.29% 1
London +4 11 £275 -43.58%
South East -33 7 £385 +45.28% 1
West Midlands - 4 - -
Hampshire - 4 £385 -
Berkshire +3 3 - -
Birmingham - 3 - -
Bracknell 0 2 - -
City of London -7 2 £330 -34.00%
Winchester - 2 £400 -
Reading +9 1 - -
North West -16 1 £260 -9.56%
East Midlands - 1 - -
Midlands - 1 £270 -
Solihull - 1 - -
Cumbria - 1 £260 -
Derbyshire - 1 - -
Carlisle - 1 £260 -
Derby - 1 - -
Northern Ireland - 1 £260 - 2

DWDM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 28 (59.57%) Telecoms
2 27 (57.45%) SDH
3 19 (40.43%) Cisco
4 14 (29.79%) Ethernet
5 10 (21.28%) ATM
5 10 (21.28%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (21.28%) MPLS
6 9 (19.15%) OSPF
7 8 (17.02%) BGP
7 8 (17.02%) Ericsson
7 8 (17.02%) WAN
7 8 (17.02%) Project Management
7 8 (17.02%) Brocade
7 8 (17.02%) Cisco Nexus
7 8 (17.02%) Data Centre
8 7 (14.89%) EIGRP
8 7 (14.89%) Juniper
8 7 (14.89%) CCNA
9 6 (12.77%) HP
9 6 (12.77%) Nortel
9 6 (12.77%) 3G
9 6 (12.77%) Nokia
9 6 (12.77%) LAN
9 6 (12.77%) VPN
9 6 (12.77%) Windows
9 6 (12.77%) VMware
10 5 (10.64%) 2G
10 5 (10.64%) Finance
10 5 (10.64%) Huawei
10 5 (10.64%) Migration

DWDM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 2 (4.26%) MS Office
1 2 (4.26%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 27 (57.45%) SDH
2 14 (29.79%) Ethernet
3 10 (21.28%) ATM
3 10 (21.28%) MPLS
4 9 (19.15%) OSPF
5 8 (17.02%) BGP
5 8 (17.02%) WAN
5 8 (17.02%) Cisco Nexus
6 7 (14.89%) EIGRP
7 6 (12.77%) LAN
7 6 (12.77%) VPN
7 6 (12.77%) 3G
8 5 (10.64%) SSL
8 5 (10.64%) 2G
8 5 (10.64%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (10.64%) HSRP
8 5 (10.64%) Multicast
9 4 (8.51%) Cisco IOS
9 4 (8.51%) Firewall
9 4 (8.51%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.64%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.51%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (8.51%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (4.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 28 (59.57%) Telecoms
2 5 (10.64%) Finance
3 4 (8.51%) Automotive
4 1 (2.13%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.13%) Banking
4 1 (2.13%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (27.66%) Architect
2 8 (17.02%) Solutions Architect
3 5 (10.64%) Field Engineer
3 5 (10.64%) Network Engineer
3 5 (10.64%) Technical Writer
3 5 (10.64%) Transmission Engineer
4 4 (8.51%) Microwave Engineer
4 4 (8.51%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 4 (8.51%) Infrastructure Architect
4 4 (8.51%) Network Architect
5 3 (6.38%) Network Specialist
5 3 (6.38%) Sales Consultant
5 3 (6.38%) Support Engineer
5 3 (6.38%) Consultant
5 3 (6.38%) Pre Sales Consultant
6 2 (4.26%) Senior Network Engineer
7 1 (2.13%) Project Engineer
7 1 (2.13%) Cisco Architect
7 1 (2.13%) Cisco Network Architect
7 1 (2.13%) Telecoms Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.64%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.02%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.38%) Blog
3 2 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.26%) PMI
3 2 (4.26%) Economics
4 1 (2.13%) Wiki
4 1 (2.13%) GIS
4 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (12.77%) Windows
2 5 (10.64%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (6.38%) UNIX
4 1 (2.13%) Linux
4 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (17.02%) Project Management
2 5 (10.64%) Migration
2 5 (10.64%) Network Design
3 4 (8.51%) TOGAF
3 4 (8.51%) Change Management
3 4 (8.51%) PRINCE2
3 4 (8.51%) ETL
4 3 (6.38%) Project Planning
4 3 (6.38%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (4.26%) Capacity Management
5 2 (4.26%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (2.13%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (2.13%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (2.13%) Network Architecture
6 1 (2.13%) Content Management
6 1 (2.13%) Critical Path Analysis
6 1 (2.13%) Incident Management
6 1 (2.13%) ITIL
6 1 (2.13%) CRM
6 1 (2.13%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.38%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 10 (21.28%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (14.89%) CCNA
3 5 (10.64%) CCNP
3 5 (10.64%) SC Cleared
3 5 (10.64%) Security Cleared
4 3 (6.38%) Degree
4 3 (6.38%) BC Cleared
5 2 (4.26%) PMI Certification
6 1 (2.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (2.13%) PMP
6 1 (2.13%) CCDA
6 1 (2.13%) HNC
6 1 (2.13%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.38%) QA
System Software
1 5 (10.64%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (2.13%) VMware ESX
2 1 (2.13%) XenApp
2 1 (2.13%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (10.64%) EMC VPLEX
Vendors
1 19 (40.43%) Cisco
2 8 (17.02%) Ericsson
2 8 (17.02%) Brocade
3 7 (14.89%) Juniper
4 6 (12.77%) Nortel
4 6 (12.77%) HP
4 6 (12.77%) Nokia
4 6 (12.77%) VMware
5 5 (10.64%) Huawei
5 5 (10.64%) CheckPoint
6 4 (8.51%) NEC
6 4 (8.51%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 3 (6.38%) Cramer
7 3 (6.38%) BT
7 3 (6.38%) F5
8 2 (4.26%) Ciena
8 2 (4.26%) Riverbed
8 2 (4.26%) Siemens
8 2 (4.26%) Microsoft
9 1 (2.13%) EMC