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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Dense Wave Division Multiplexing (DWDM)
Rank 577 593 490
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -103
Contract jobs citing DWDM 49 19 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.095% 0.037% 0.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.65% 0.25% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 11 44
Average daily rate £363 £320 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.28% +12.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £565 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £413 £293
% change year-on-year
-12.12% +41.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
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
7512 7718 6671
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.60% 14.90% 13.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 4416 4287 3494
Average daily rate £380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £214 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 332 445 391
Average hourly rate £28.69 £24.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.53% +23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 12 February 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 28 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 12 February 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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 48 £363 +13.28% 5
South East +30 19 £350 -34.88% 1
Hampshire - 12 £325 -
London +10 11 £463 +44.53% 1
Basingstoke - 7 £300 -
East of England - 7 £363 - 3
Berkshire +10 6 £363 +51.04%
Reading 0 6 £363 -
West Midlands -8 5 - -
City of London +37 3 £525 -16.00%
South West - 3 £363 -
Solihull - 3 - -
Swindon - 3 £363 -
Hemel Hempstead - 3 £363 - 1
Ipswich - 3 £363 -
Wiltshire - 3 £363 -
Hertfordshire - 3 £363 - 1
Suffolk - 3 £363 -
Birmingham - 2 - -
Winchester - 2 £350 -
Bedfordshire - 1 £375 - 2
Guildford - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 - -
Luton - 1 £375 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 - -
Tyne and Wear - 1 - -
North East - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - -

DWDM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 48 (60.00%) SDH
1 48 (60.00%) Telecoms
2 24 (30.00%) ATM
2 24 (30.00%) Cisco
3 23 (28.75%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 23 (28.75%) Security Cleared
4 22 (27.50%) Nortel
5 20 (25.00%) Ethernet
6 19 (23.75%) Huawei
7 18 (22.50%) MPLS
7 18 (22.50%) SC Cleared
8 13 (16.25%) WAN
8 13 (16.25%) SLA
9 12 (15.00%) Juniper
9 12 (15.00%) Ciena
10 11 (13.75%) Cisco Certification
10 11 (13.75%) Project Management
10 11 (13.75%) LAN
11 10 (12.50%) 3G
11 10 (12.50%) Finance
12 9 (11.25%) 2G
12 9 (11.25%) NEC
12 9 (11.25%) Network Planning
12 9 (11.25%) RNC
12 9 (11.25%) Ericsson
12 9 (11.25%) CCNA
12 9 (11.25%) Data Centre
13 8 (10.00%) Presales
13 8 (10.00%) TCP/IP
13 8 (10.00%) VPN

DWDM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 1 (1.25%) CMS
1 1 (1.25%) Smallworld
Applications
1 7 (8.75%) MS Office
2 4 (5.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.50%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.50%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.25%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.25%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.25%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 48 (60.00%) SDH
2 24 (30.00%) ATM
3 20 (25.00%) Ethernet
4 18 (22.50%) MPLS
5 13 (16.25%) WAN
6 11 (13.75%) LAN
7 10 (12.50%) 3G
8 9 (11.25%) 2G
8 9 (11.25%) RNC
9 8 (10.00%) TCP/IP
9 8 (10.00%) VPN
10 7 (8.75%) 4G
11 6 (7.50%) BGP
11 6 (7.50%) Wireless
12 5 (6.25%) LTE
13 4 (5.00%) Firewall
13 4 (5.00%) Network Security
13 4 (5.00%) NGN
13 4 (5.00%) Unified Communications
13 4 (5.00%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.25%) Big Data
1 1 (1.25%) GIS
General
1 48 (60.00%) Telecoms
2 10 (12.50%) Finance
3 4 (5.00%) German Language
4 3 (3.75%) French Language
5 2 (2.50%) Banking
5 2 (2.50%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.50%) Marketing
5 2 (2.50%) Retail
6 1 (1.25%) Billing
6 1 (1.25%) Dutch Language
6 1 (1.25%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 16 (20.00%) Designer
1 16 (20.00%) Network Engineer
2 14 (17.50%) Network Designer
3 9 (11.25%) Telecoms Engineer
4 8 (10.00%) Field Engineer
5 6 (7.50%) Project Manager
5 6 (7.50%) Transmission Engineer
6 5 (6.25%) Architect
6 5 (6.25%) Microwave Engineer
6 5 (6.25%) Senior Network Engineer
7 4 (5.00%) Field Telecoms Engineer
7 4 (5.00%) NOC Engineer
7 4 (5.00%) Provisioning Engineer
8 3 (3.75%) Network Architect
8 3 (3.75%) Network Operations Engineer
8 3 (3.75%) Operations Engineer
8 3 (3.75%) Support Engineer
9 2 (2.50%) Network Manager
9 2 (2.50%) Solutions Architect
9 2 (2.50%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.25%) HTML
1 1 (1.25%) RFC 2547
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.25%) Data Centre
2 4 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.00%) Statistics
3 3 (3.75%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.50%) Equities
4 2 (2.50%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.25%) Performance Metrics
5 1 (1.25%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.25%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.00%) Unix
2 1 (1.25%) Linux
2 1 (1.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (13.75%) Project Management
2 9 (11.25%) Network Planning
3 8 (10.00%) ETL
3 8 (10.00%) Presales
4 6 (7.50%) Validation
5 5 (6.25%) Capacity Management
6 4 (5.00%) Asset Management
6 4 (5.00%) Change Management
6 4 (5.00%) Infrastructure Management
7 3 (3.75%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (3.75%) Deep Packet Inspection
7 3 (3.75%) Network Design
7 3 (3.75%) PRINCE2
7 3 (3.75%) Security Architecture
7 3 (3.75%) Service Delivery
8 2 (2.50%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
8 2 (2.50%) Incident Management
8 2 (2.50%) ITIL
9 1 (1.25%) eTOM
9 1 (1.25%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.25%) Perl
1 1 (1.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (28.75%) Security Cleared
2 18 (22.50%) SC Cleared
3 11 (13.75%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (11.25%) CCNA
5 6 (7.50%) CCNP
6 3 (3.75%) CISM
6 3 (3.75%) CISSP
6 3 (3.75%) Degree
7 2 (2.50%) CCDP
7 2 (2.50%) CCIE
7 2 (2.50%) JNCIA
8 1 (1.25%) APMP
8 1 (1.25%) CFA
8 1 (1.25%) HND
8 1 (1.25%) JNCIP
8 1 (1.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (1.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (16.25%) SLA
2 2 (2.50%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 2 (2.50%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (2.50%) OPNET
2 1 (1.25%) Cacti
2 1 (1.25%) HP NNM
Vendors
1 24 (30.00%) Cisco
2 23 (28.75%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 22 (27.50%) Nortel
4 19 (23.75%) Huawei
5 12 (15.00%) Ciena
5 12 (15.00%) Juniper
6 9 (11.25%) Ericsson
6 9 (11.25%) NEC
7 8 (10.00%) Nokia
8 6 (7.50%) Microsoft
9 5 (6.25%) NetCracker
9 5 (6.25%) Remedy
10 4 (5.00%) BT
10 4 (5.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
10 4 (5.00%) Siemens
10 4 (5.00%) ZTE
11 3 (3.75%) Fortinet
11 3 (3.75%) Sybase
12 2 (2.50%) Cramer
12 2 (2.50%) HP
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