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 August 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Dense Wave Division Multiplexing (DWDM)
Rank 554 537 546
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +9
Contract jobs citing DWDM 41 41 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.073% 0.077% 0.088%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.50% 0.57% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 16 16
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£395 £290 £264
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.20% +9.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £175 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £333 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £185 £280
% change year-on-year
+86.48% -33.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £20.00 £20.09
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -0.44%
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
8141 7236 8937
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.44% 13.57% 15.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 4382 3894 4029
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
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 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 435 417 704
Average hourly rate £21.00 £23.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.63% +4.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.03 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £38.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.20% -2.00%

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 22 August 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 August 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 -27 37 £395 +36.20% 8
London +16 16 £417 +38.83% 2
City of London +32 5 £500 +68.06%
South East -6 4 £175 - 1
Yorkshire +5 3 £275 -36.78%
East of England -29 3 £345 - 1
Berkshire +8 2 - -
Hampshire -8 1 £175 -50.00% 1
West Midlands -21 1 £275 -
Basingstoke - 1 £175 -
Birmingham - - - -
Bristol - - - - 2
Cardiff - - - -
Chepstow - - - -
Dunstable - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Monmouthshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Winchester - - - -
Wokingham - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - - 1
Hammersmith - - - -
Hook - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Essex - - - -
Basildon - - - -
South Wales - - - - 2

DWDM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 47 (61.04%) SDH
2 44 (57.14%) MPLS
3 41 (53.25%) Telecoms
4 37 (48.05%) Ethernet
5 27 (35.06%) Cisco
6 19 (24.68%) Huawei
7 17 (22.08%) VPN
7 17 (22.08%) 3G
8 16 (20.78%) Cisco Certification
9 15 (19.48%) BGP
9 15 (19.48%) ITIL
10 14 (18.18%) ATM
10 14 (18.18%) Radio Access Network
10 14 (18.18%) LTE
11 13 (16.88%) Network Security
12 12 (15.58%) WAN
12 12 (15.58%) Ericsson
12 12 (15.58%) LAN
13 11 (14.29%) CCNA
13 11 (14.29%) Juniper
14 10 (12.99%) Project Management
14 10 (12.99%) Nokia
14 10 (12.99%) OSPF
14 10 (12.99%) Network Architecture
14 10 (12.99%) Ciena
15 9 (11.69%) SC Cleared
15 9 (11.69%) Security Cleared
15 9 (11.69%) CCNP
15 9 (11.69%) SSL
15 9 (11.69%) GSM

DWDM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (2.60%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (9.09%) MS Visio
2 6 (7.79%) MS Excel
3 3 (3.90%) MS Project
3 3 (3.90%) MS Office
4 2 (2.60%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.30%) IaaS
1 1 (1.30%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.30%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 47 (61.04%) SDH
2 44 (57.14%) MPLS
3 37 (48.05%) Ethernet
4 17 (22.08%) VPN
4 17 (22.08%) 3G
5 15 (19.48%) BGP
6 14 (18.18%) ATM
6 14 (18.18%) Radio Access Network
6 14 (18.18%) LTE
7 13 (16.88%) Network Security
8 12 (15.58%) WAN
8 12 (15.58%) LAN
9 10 (12.99%) OSPF
10 9 (11.69%) SSL
10 9 (11.69%) GSM
11 8 (10.39%) IPsec
11 8 (10.39%) SONET
11 8 (10.39%) DHCP
11 8 (10.39%) DNS
11 8 (10.39%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.60%) MS Access
General
1 41 (53.25%) Telecoms
2 5 (6.49%) Finance
3 4 (5.19%) Front Office
3 4 (5.19%) Local Government
4 3 (3.90%) Dutch Language
4 3 (3.90%) French Language
5 2 (2.60%) Publishing
5 2 (2.60%) Back Office
6 1 (1.30%) German Language
6 1 (1.30%) Spanish Language
6 1 (1.30%) Electronics
6 1 (1.30%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 21 (27.27%) Transmission Engineer
2 14 (18.18%) Network Engineer
3 11 (14.29%) Design Engineer
4 10 (12.99%) Transmission Design Engineer
5 9 (11.69%) IP Engineer
5 9 (11.69%) Network Specialist
6 8 (10.39%) Senior Network Specialist
7 6 (7.79%) Microwave Engineer
7 6 (7.79%) Transmission Planning Engineer
8 5 (6.49%) Test Engineer
9 4 (5.19%) Architect
10 3 (3.90%) Implementation Engineer
10 3 (3.90%) Telecoms Project Manager
10 3 (3.90%) Project Manager
10 3 (3.90%) Network Manager
10 3 (3.90%) Network Architect
11 2 (2.60%) Field Engineer
11 2 (2.60%) Deployment Engineer
11 2 (2.60%) Senior Network Engineer
11 2 (2.60%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.30%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (1.30%) Digital Media
1 1 (1.30%) PMI
1 1 (1.30%) Economics
1 1 (1.30%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.30%) Windows XP
1 1 (1.30%) Windows NT
1 1 (1.30%) Windows
1 1 (1.30%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (19.48%) ITIL
2 10 (12.99%) Project Management
2 10 (12.99%) Network Architecture
3 9 (11.69%) Network Planning
4 7 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
4 7 (9.09%) Validation
5 6 (7.79%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (7.79%) DNA
5 6 (7.79%) Network Management
6 5 (6.49%) Network Design
6 5 (6.49%) Change Management
7 4 (5.19%) Asset Management
7 4 (5.19%) Migration
7 4 (5.19%) Problem Management
7 4 (5.19%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (5.19%) Performance Monitoring
8 3 (3.90%) Time Management
8 3 (3.90%) PRINCE2
8 3 (3.90%) Information Management
9 2 (2.60%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.30%) SQL
1 1 (1.30%) VB
Qualifications
1 16 (20.78%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (14.29%) CCNA
3 9 (11.69%) SC Cleared
3 9 (11.69%) Security Cleared
3 9 (11.69%) CCNP
4 7 (9.09%) Degree
5 3 (3.90%) JNCIA
6 2 (2.60%) CCIE
7 1 (1.30%) PMP
7 1 (1.30%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.30%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.60%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (10.39%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (3.90%) OPNET
2 1 (1.30%) Netcool
Vendors
1 27 (35.06%) Cisco
2 19 (24.68%) Huawei
3 12 (15.58%) Ericsson
4 11 (14.29%) Juniper
5 10 (12.99%) Nokia
5 10 (12.99%) Ciena
6 9 (11.69%) NEC
7 8 (10.39%) BT
8 6 (7.79%) Microsoft
8 6 (7.79%) Nortel
9 4 (5.19%) Cramer
9 4 (5.19%) Fortinet
10 3 (3.90%) Alcatel-Lucent
11 2 (2.60%) Citrix
12 1 (1.30%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
12 1 (1.30%) Business Objects
12 1 (1.30%) Telcordia
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