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 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Dense Wave Division Multiplexing (DWDM)
Rank 585 556 485
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -71
Contract jobs citing DWDM 28 33 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.051% 0.063% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.35% 0.47% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 13 17
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£300 £288 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% +4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £268 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £480 £351
UK excluding London average daily rate £431 £280 £175
% change year-on-year
+54.01% +60.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £52.50 £33.75 £175.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+55.55% -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
8077 6960 6776
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.64% 13.20% 14.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 4501 3813 3334
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 455 381 538
Average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.84% -11.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.90 £40.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -18.18%

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 27 May 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 22 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 27 May 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 -25 28 £300 -0.41% 7
South East -23 11 £538 +102.83% 2
London +13 10 £275 -25.67% 3
Berkshire -1 7 - - 1
City of London 0 3 £330 +4.76% 1
Reading -2 3 - -
West Midlands - 3 - - 1
Buckinghamshire - 3 £538 -
Birmingham - 3 - - 1
Bracknell - 2 - -
East of England -1 1 £215 -19.24% 1
North West -22 1 - -
Basingstoke - 1 £325 -
Watford - 1 £215 -
East Midlands - 1 - -
Midlands - 1 £270 -
Derby - 1 - -
Maidenhead - 1 - -
Derbyshire - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 £325 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £215 -
Lancashire - 1 - -

DWDM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 25 (55.56%) SDH
1 25 (55.56%) Telecoms
2 22 (48.89%) Cisco
3 14 (31.11%) OSPF
4 13 (28.89%) MPLS
5 12 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (24.44%) WAN
6 11 (24.44%) Ethernet
7 10 (22.22%) Data Centre
8 9 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
8 9 (20.00%) Juniper
8 9 (20.00%) BGP
9 8 (17.78%) EIGRP
9 8 (17.78%) CCNA
9 8 (17.78%) LAN
9 8 (17.78%) Brocade
10 7 (15.56%) Firewall
10 7 (15.56%) CCNP
10 7 (15.56%) Cisco ASA
11 6 (13.33%) Security Cleared
11 6 (13.33%) SC Cleared
11 6 (13.33%) HSRP
11 6 (13.33%) HP
11 6 (13.33%) CheckPoint
11 6 (13.33%) VPN
11 6 (13.33%) Windows
11 6 (13.33%) VMware
11 6 (13.33%) Network Design
11 6 (13.33%) Huawei
12 5 (11.11%) Cisco IOS

DWDM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.22%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 25 (55.56%) SDH
2 14 (31.11%) OSPF
3 13 (28.89%) MPLS
4 11 (24.44%) WAN
4 11 (24.44%) Ethernet
5 9 (20.00%) BGP
5 9 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 8 (17.78%) EIGRP
6 8 (17.78%) LAN
7 7 (15.56%) Firewall
7 7 (15.56%) Cisco ASA
8 6 (13.33%) HSRP
8 6 (13.33%) VPN
9 5 (11.11%) SSL
9 5 (11.11%) TCP/IP
9 5 (11.11%) Multicast
9 5 (11.11%) Cisco IOS
10 4 (8.89%) xDSL
10 4 (8.89%) Wireless
10 4 (8.89%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.89%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (8.89%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (6.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 25 (55.56%) Telecoms
2 5 (11.11%) Finance
3 4 (8.89%) Automotive
4 1 (2.22%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.22%) Banking
4 1 (2.22%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (33.33%) Architect
2 8 (17.78%) Solutions Architect
3 6 (13.33%) Network Engineer
4 5 (11.11%) Transmission Engineer
4 5 (11.11%) Infrastructure Architect
4 5 (11.11%) Network Architect
5 4 (8.89%) Technical Writer
5 4 (8.89%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
6 3 (6.67%) Pre Sales Consultant
6 3 (6.67%) Deployment Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) Network Specialist
6 3 (6.67%) Sales Consultant
6 3 (6.67%) Support Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) Consultant
7 2 (4.44%) Field Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) Senior Network Engineer
8 1 (2.22%) Project Engineer
8 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Architect
8 1 (2.22%) Transmission Planning Engineer
8 1 (2.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.89%) HTML
2 1 (2.22%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (22.22%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.67%) Blog
3 2 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.44%) Economics
4 1 (2.22%) Wiki
4 1 (2.22%) PMI
4 1 (2.22%) GIS
4 1 (2.22%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.33%) Windows
2 5 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (6.67%) UNIX
4 1 (2.22%) Linux
4 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (13.33%) Network Design
2 5 (11.11%) Project Management
2 5 (11.11%) Migration
3 4 (8.89%) PRINCE2
3 4 (8.89%) TOGAF
4 3 (6.67%) Project Planning
4 3 (6.67%) Change Management
4 3 (6.67%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (6.67%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (4.44%) Performance Analysis
6 1 (2.22%) ITIL
6 1 (2.22%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (2.22%) Mentoring
6 1 (2.22%) SDLC
6 1 (2.22%) Information Security
6 1 (2.22%) CRM
6 1 (2.22%) E-Commerce
6 1 (2.22%) ETL
6 1 (2.22%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (2.22%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.67%) C
1 3 (6.67%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 12 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (17.78%) CCNA
3 7 (15.56%) CCNP
4 6 (13.33%) SC Cleared
4 6 (13.33%) Security Cleared
5 3 (6.67%) BC Cleared
5 3 (6.67%) Degree
6 1 (2.22%) CCDA
6 1 (2.22%) HNC
6 1 (2.22%) HND
6 1 (2.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (2.22%) PMI Certification
6 1 (2.22%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 5 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (2.22%) VMware ESX
2 1 (2.22%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.22%) XenApp
2 1 (2.22%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (2.22%) SCOM
1 1 (2.22%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 22 (48.89%) Cisco
2 9 (20.00%) Juniper
3 8 (17.78%) Brocade
4 6 (13.33%) VMware
4 6 (13.33%) Huawei
4 6 (13.33%) HP
4 6 (13.33%) CheckPoint
5 4 (8.89%) Ericsson
5 4 (8.89%) F5
6 3 (6.67%) Cramer
6 3 (6.67%) Riverbed
6 3 (6.67%) Telcordia
6 3 (6.67%) BT
6 3 (6.67%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 3 (6.67%) Nortel
7 2 (4.44%) Nokia
7 2 (4.44%) Ciena
8 1 (2.22%) SolarWinds
8 1 (2.22%) Fortinet
8 1 (2.22%) Polycom
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