The table below looks at the statistics for DWDM skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DWDM over the 3 months to 28 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Dense Wave Division Multiplexing (DWDM)
Rank 622 617 599
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -18
Contract jobs citing DWDM 26 43 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.049% 0.074% 0.063%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.31% 0.54% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 12 24
Median daily rate £340 £325 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% -17.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £264 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £493 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £310 £345
% change year-on-year
+9.67% -10.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
8275 7958 8464
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.49% 13.70% 14.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 5051 4574 4675
Median daily rate £400 £380 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £511 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 419 548 479
Median hourly rate £26.50 £20.50 £22.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.26% -9.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.85
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -8.05%

DWDM
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing DWDM as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 September 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 12 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DWDM within the UK over the 3 months to 28 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +11 24 £340 - 2
South East +14 12 £340 - 1
London -5 10 £333 -21.76%
Berkshire +6 8 £315 +14.54%
Reading +23 5 - -
Hampshire +18 4 £340 -
Basingstoke - 4 £340 -
City of London +22 3 £402 -5.52%
Bracknell -4 2 £350 -
Hertfordshire +3 1 £438 +66.66%
East of England 0 1 £438 +66.66% 1
Welwyn Garden City - 1 £438 -

DWDM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing DWDM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for DWDM.

1 23 (50.00%) SDH
1 23 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 16 (34.78%) WAN
3 15 (32.61%) Cisco
4 14 (30.43%) Ethernet
4 14 (30.43%) LAN
5 13 (28.26%) Ciena
6 12 (26.09%) MPLS
7 11 (23.91%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (21.74%) SLA
8 10 (21.74%) Huawei
9 9 (19.57%) CCNP
9 9 (19.57%) SC Cleared
9 9 (19.57%) Security Cleared
10 8 (17.39%) Network Design
10 8 (17.39%) Wi-Fi
11 7 (15.22%) Migration
11 7 (15.22%) Degree
11 7 (15.22%) CCNA
11 7 (15.22%) Network Management
12 6 (13.04%) Internet
12 6 (13.04%) VPN
12 6 (13.04%) VoIP
12 6 (13.04%) Service Management
12 6 (13.04%) Remedy
13 5 (10.87%) BGP
13 5 (10.87%) Wireless
13 5 (10.87%) Windows
13 5 (10.87%) PRINCE2
13 5 (10.87%) SONET

DWDM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 3 (6.52%) MS Office
2 2 (4.35%) Maya
3 1 (2.17%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 23 (50.00%) SDH
2 16 (34.78%) WAN
3 14 (30.43%) Ethernet
3 14 (30.43%) LAN
4 12 (26.09%) MPLS
5 8 (17.39%) Wi-Fi
6 6 (13.04%) Internet
6 6 (13.04%) VoIP
6 6 (13.04%) VPN
7 5 (10.87%) BGP
7 5 (10.87%) SONET
7 5 (10.87%) Wireless
8 4 (8.70%) EIGRP
8 4 (8.70%) FCoE
8 4 (8.70%) Firewall
8 4 (8.70%) Frame Relay
8 4 (8.70%) Radio Access Network
8 4 (8.70%) TCP/IP
9 3 (6.52%) FWSM
9 3 (6.52%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.17%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (2.17%) SoapUI
1 1 (2.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 23 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 4 (8.70%) Finance
3 3 (6.52%) Retail
4 2 (4.35%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.17%) French Language
5 1 (2.17%) German Language
Job Titles
1 7 (15.22%) Project Manager
2 6 (13.04%) NOC Engineer
3 5 (10.87%) SC Cleared Project Manager
3 5 (10.87%) Telecoms Manager
4 4 (8.70%) Field Engineer
4 4 (8.70%) Network Engineer
4 4 (8.70%) Telecoms Project Manager
5 3 (6.52%) Architect
5 3 (6.52%) Cisco Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) NOC Technician
5 3 (6.52%) Optical Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) Transmission Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Designer
6 2 (4.35%) EMC Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) NetBackup Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Network Architect
6 2 (4.35%) PMO Manager
6 2 (4.35%) PMO Project Manager
6 2 (4.35%) Senior Project Manager
6 2 (4.35%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.35%) 802.1X
2 1 (2.17%) JMS
2 1 (2.17%) SOAP
2 1 (2.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.70%) Data Centre
1 4 (8.70%) Driving Licence
2 3 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.52%) EMC Centera
2 3 (6.52%) EMC VMAX
2 3 (6.52%) EMC VNX
3 2 (4.35%) Equities
3 2 (4.35%) Fixed Income
3 2 (4.35%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (4.35%) Virtual Team
4 1 (2.17%) MPEG
4 1 (2.17%) RSA SecurID
4 1 (2.17%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.87%) Windows
2 4 (8.70%) Unix
3 3 (6.52%) Linux
4 1 (2.17%) Mac OS X
4 1 (2.17%) Mandriva Linux
4 1 (2.17%) Ubuntu
4 1 (2.17%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (17.39%) Network Design
2 7 (15.22%) Migration
2 7 (15.22%) Network Management
3 6 (13.04%) Service Management
4 5 (10.87%) PRINCE2
5 4 (8.70%) Project Management
5 4 (8.70%) Time Management
6 3 (6.52%) Fault Management
7 2 (4.35%) Asset Management
7 2 (4.35%) Change Management
7 2 (4.35%) ITIL
7 2 (4.35%) Matrix Organization
7 2 (4.35%) Network Planning
7 2 (4.35%) Strategic Planning
7 2 (4.35%) Validation
8 1 (2.17%) Incident Management
8 1 (2.17%) Load Balancing
8 1 (2.17%) Programme Management
8 1 (2.17%) Software Engineering
8 1 (2.17%) Virtual Team Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.35%) Perl
1 2 (4.35%) Python
1 2 (4.35%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (23.91%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (19.57%) CCNP
2 9 (19.57%) SC Cleared
2 9 (19.57%) Security Cleared
3 7 (15.22%) CCNA
3 7 (15.22%) Degree
4 4 (8.70%) CCIE
5 3 (6.52%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (6.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (4.35%) PMI Certification
6 2 (4.35%) PMP
6 2 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (2.17%) CISSP
7 1 (2.17%) JNCIE
7 1 (2.17%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (21.74%) SLA
2 2 (4.35%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (6.52%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 3 (6.52%) EMC NetWorker
1 3 (6.52%) NetBackup
2 1 (2.17%) Cacti
2 1 (2.17%) Cisco CME
2 1 (2.17%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (2.17%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (2.17%) FortiGate
2 1 (2.17%) OpenView
2 1 (2.17%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (2.17%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 15 (32.61%) Cisco
2 13 (28.26%) Ciena
3 10 (21.74%) Huawei
4 6 (13.04%) Remedy
5 4 (8.70%) Brocade
5 4 (8.70%) Juniper
6 3 (6.52%) BT
6 3 (6.52%) EMC
6 3 (6.52%) Fujitsu
6 3 (6.52%) Microsoft
6 3 (6.52%) NetApp
7 2 (4.35%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 2 (4.35%) CheckPoint
7 2 (4.35%) Hitachi
7 2 (4.35%) Nokia
8 1 (2.17%) Avaya
8 1 (2.17%) F5
8 1 (2.17%) Nortel
8 1 (2.17%) Siemens
8 1 (2.17%) WorldPay