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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Dense Wave Division Multiplexing (DWDM)
Rank 577 502 507
Rank change year-on-year
-75 +5
Contract jobs citing DWDM 22 68 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.041% 0.13% 0.072%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.28% 1.01% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 26 4
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£538 £285 £213
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+88.59% +34.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £218 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £576 £488 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £538 £238 £175
% change year-on-year
+126.31% +35.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 0
Average hourly rate £52.50 £35.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -
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
7789 6720 6936
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.52% 12.95% 15.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 4246 3470 3376
Average daily rate £365 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £210 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 428 411 579
Average hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -13.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 March 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 29 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 March 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 -50 22 £538 +88.59% 5
South East -41 14 £538 +102.83% 2
Berkshire -21 7 - - 1
Buckinghamshire +2 6 £538 -
Reading -5 3 - - 1
London -23 3 £625 +119.29% 1
City of London +12 2 £625 +127.06%
East of England +5 1 £215 -14.00% 1
Milton Keynes -4 1 £555 -
Watford - 1 £215 -
East Midlands - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 £215 -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
South West - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - - 1
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Swindon - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Brentford - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Dunstable - - - - 1
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
Hertford - - - -
Hoddesdon - - - -
Ipswich - - - -

DWDM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 21 (53.85%) SDH
1 21 (53.85%) Telecoms
2 14 (35.90%) Cisco
3 11 (28.21%) OSPF
4 10 (25.64%) Ethernet
5 9 (23.08%) Cisco Nexus
6 7 (17.95%) Windows
6 7 (17.95%) MPLS
6 7 (17.95%) HP
7 6 (15.38%) WAN
7 6 (15.38%) Firewall
7 6 (15.38%) VMware
7 6 (15.38%) Huawei
8 5 (12.82%) Brocade
8 5 (12.82%) SC Cleared
8 5 (12.82%) Security Cleared
8 5 (12.82%) LAN
8 5 (12.82%) SQL Server
8 5 (12.82%) Juniper
8 5 (12.82%) Project Management
8 5 (12.82%) BGP
8 5 (12.82%) EIGRP
8 5 (12.82%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (12.82%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (10.26%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 4 (10.26%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (10.26%) HSRP
9 4 (10.26%) F5
9 4 (10.26%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (10.26%) CCNP

DWDM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 1 (2.56%) MS Project
1 1 (2.56%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (5.13%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (5.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 21 (53.85%) SDH
2 11 (28.21%) OSPF
3 10 (25.64%) Ethernet
4 9 (23.08%) Cisco Nexus
5 7 (17.95%) MPLS
6 6 (15.38%) Firewall
6 6 (15.38%) WAN
7 5 (12.82%) LAN
7 5 (12.82%) BGP
7 5 (12.82%) EIGRP
8 4 (10.26%) Wireless
8 4 (10.26%) ATM
8 4 (10.26%) TCP/IP
8 4 (10.26%) HSRP
8 4 (10.26%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 4 (10.26%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (7.69%) 4G
9 3 (7.69%) VRRP
9 3 (7.69%) Multicast
9 3 (7.69%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.82%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.26%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (10.26%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (5.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 21 (53.85%) Telecoms
2 4 (10.26%) Finance
2 4 (10.26%) Automotive
3 1 (2.56%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.56%) Banking
3 1 (2.56%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (38.46%) Architect
2 7 (17.95%) Transmission Engineer
3 6 (15.38%) Solutions Architect
4 5 (12.82%) Infrastructure Architect
4 5 (12.82%) Network Architect
5 4 (10.26%) Deployment Engineer
5 4 (10.26%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
5 4 (10.26%) Consultant
5 4 (10.26%) Network Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Sales Consultant
6 3 (7.69%) Support Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Pre Sales Consultant
7 2 (5.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Enterprise Architect
8 1 (2.56%) Transmission Planning Engineer
8 1 (2.56%) Network Design Engineer
8 1 (2.56%) Storage Engineer
8 1 (2.56%) Senior Storage Engineer
8 1 (2.56%) Telecoms Project Manager
8 1 (2.56%) Strategy Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.13%) Web Services
2 1 (2.56%) Middleware
2 1 (2.56%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.69%) Blog
2 2 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.13%) Economics
3 1 (2.56%) Wiki
3 1 (2.56%) PMI
3 1 (2.56%) GIS
3 1 (2.56%) Replication
3 1 (2.56%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 7 (17.95%) Windows
2 5 (12.82%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (5.13%) UNIX
4 1 (2.56%) HPUX
4 1 (2.56%) Linux
4 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (12.82%) Project Management
2 4 (10.26%) TOGAF
2 4 (10.26%) Network Design
3 3 (7.69%) Project Planning
3 3 (7.69%) Network Architecture
3 3 (7.69%) Change Management
4 2 (5.13%) PRINCE2
4 2 (5.13%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (5.13%) Load Balancing
4 2 (5.13%) Network Planning
4 2 (5.13%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (5.13%) Performance Analysis
5 1 (2.56%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (2.56%) Mentoring
5 1 (2.56%) ITIL
5 1 (2.56%) Incident Management
5 1 (2.56%) Data Protection
5 1 (2.56%) High Availability
5 1 (2.56%) CRM
5 1 (2.56%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.26%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (12.82%) SC Cleared
1 5 (12.82%) Security Cleared
2 4 (10.26%) CCNP
2 4 (10.26%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (5.13%) CCNA
3 2 (5.13%) Degree
4 1 (2.56%) BC Cleared
4 1 (2.56%) HNC
4 1 (2.56%) HND
4 1 (2.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (2.56%) PMI Certification
4 1 (2.56%) CCSE
4 1 (2.56%) CFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 5 (12.82%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (5.13%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.56%) XenApp
3 1 (2.56%) vSphere
3 1 (2.56%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (5.13%) SCOM
1 2 (5.13%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (2.56%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 14 (35.90%) Cisco
2 7 (17.95%) HP
3 6 (15.38%) Huawei
3 6 (15.38%) VMware
4 5 (12.82%) Brocade
4 5 (12.82%) Juniper
5 4 (10.26%) Telcordia
5 4 (10.26%) F5
6 2 (5.13%) Riverbed
6 2 (5.13%) SolarWinds
6 2 (5.13%) Sybase
6 2 (5.13%) CheckPoint
6 2 (5.13%) Ericsson
6 2 (5.13%) NetApp
7 1 (2.56%) Nokia
7 1 (2.56%) Siemens
7 1 (2.56%) Cramer
7 1 (2.56%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 1 (2.56%) Microsoft
7 1 (2.56%) Dell
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