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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Dense Wave Division Multiplexing (DWDM)
Rank 573 532 515
Rank change year-on-year
-41 -17
Contract jobs citing DWDM 20 67 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.036% 0.12% 0.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.24% 0.92% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 23 7
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£538 £285 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+88.59% +42.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £213 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £323 £373
UK excluding London average daily rate £538 £258 £175
% change year-on-year
+108.73% +47.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 1
Average hourly rate £52.50 £35.00 £175.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -80.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £108.75 £175.00
% change year-on-year
- -37.85%

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
8225 7283 7453
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.72% 12.92% 15.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 4508 3818 3701
Average daily rate £350 £360 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +3.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
- +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 439 416 589
Average hourly rate £28.75 £20.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.24% -8.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £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 17 April 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 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 17 April 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 -46 20 £538 +88.59% 5
South East -37 15 £538 +102.83% 1
Berkshire -6 8 - - 1
Buckinghamshire - 6 £538 -
Reading +1 4 - - 1
East of England +18 1 £215 -14.00% 1
City of London +16 1 - -
London -16 1 - - 2
Milton Keynes - 1 £555 -
Watford - 1 £215 -
East Midlands - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 £215 -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
South West - - - -
Scotland - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - - 1
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Swindon - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Brentford - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Dunstable - - - - 1
Edinburgh - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
Hertford - - - -
Hoddesdon - - - -
Ipswich - - - -

DWDM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 20 (54.05%) SDH
2 18 (48.65%) Telecoms
3 14 (37.84%) Cisco
4 11 (29.73%) OSPF
5 9 (24.32%) Ethernet
5 9 (24.32%) Cisco Nexus
6 7 (18.92%) MPLS
6 7 (18.92%) HP
7 6 (16.22%) WAN
7 6 (16.22%) Windows
7 6 (16.22%) Firewall
7 6 (16.22%) VMware
7 6 (16.22%) Huawei
8 5 (13.51%) Brocade
8 5 (13.51%) LAN
8 5 (13.51%) SQL Server
8 5 (13.51%) Juniper
8 5 (13.51%) BGP
8 5 (13.51%) EIGRP
8 5 (13.51%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (13.51%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (10.81%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 4 (10.81%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (10.81%) HSRP
9 4 (10.81%) F5
9 4 (10.81%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (10.81%) Project Management
9 4 (10.81%) CCNP
9 4 (10.81%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (10.81%) C

DWDM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (5.41%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (5.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 20 (54.05%) SDH
2 11 (29.73%) OSPF
3 9 (24.32%) Ethernet
3 9 (24.32%) Cisco Nexus
4 7 (18.92%) MPLS
5 6 (16.22%) Firewall
5 6 (16.22%) WAN
6 5 (13.51%) BGP
6 5 (13.51%) EIGRP
6 5 (13.51%) LAN
7 4 (10.81%) ATM
7 4 (10.81%) TCP/IP
7 4 (10.81%) HSRP
7 4 (10.81%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 4 (10.81%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (8.11%) VLAN
8 3 (8.11%) 4G
8 3 (8.11%) Multicast
8 3 (8.11%) VRRP
8 3 (8.11%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.51%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.81%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (10.81%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (5.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 18 (48.65%) Telecoms
2 4 (10.81%) Finance
2 4 (10.81%) Automotive
3 1 (2.70%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.70%) Banking
3 1 (2.70%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (37.84%) Architect
2 7 (18.92%) Transmission Engineer
3 6 (16.22%) Solutions Architect
4 5 (13.51%) Infrastructure Architect
5 4 (10.81%) Support Engineer
5 4 (10.81%) Consultant
5 4 (10.81%) Network Engineer
5 4 (10.81%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
5 4 (10.81%) Network Architect
5 4 (10.81%) Deployment Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Sales Consultant
6 3 (8.11%) Pre Sales Consultant
7 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Enterprise Architect
8 1 (2.70%) Transmission Planning Engineer
8 1 (2.70%) Network Design Engineer
8 1 (2.70%) Storage Engineer
8 1 (2.70%) Senior Storage Engineer
8 1 (2.70%) Telecoms Project Manager
8 1 (2.70%) Strategy Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.41%) Web Services
2 1 (2.70%) Middleware
2 1 (2.70%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.11%) Blog
2 2 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.41%) Hybrid Cloud
2 2 (5.41%) Economics
3 1 (2.70%) Wiki
3 1 (2.70%) PMI
3 1 (2.70%) GIS
3 1 (2.70%) Replication
3 1 (2.70%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 6 (16.22%) Windows
2 5 (13.51%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (5.41%) UNIX
4 1 (2.70%) HPUX
4 1 (2.70%) Linux
4 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (10.81%) Project Management
1 4 (10.81%) TOGAF
1 4 (10.81%) Network Design
2 3 (8.11%) Change Management
2 3 (8.11%) Project Planning
3 2 (5.41%) Load Balancing
3 2 (5.41%) Enterprise Architecture
3 2 (5.41%) Network Architecture
3 2 (5.41%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (5.41%) Performance Analysis
3 2 (5.41%) PRINCE2
4 1 (2.70%) CRM
4 1 (2.70%) E-Commerce
4 1 (2.70%) Migration
4 1 (2.70%) Network Planning
4 1 (2.70%) Incident Management
4 1 (2.70%) Content Management
4 1 (2.70%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (2.70%) Mentoring
4 1 (2.70%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.81%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (10.81%) CCNP
1 4 (10.81%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (10.81%) SC Cleared
1 4 (10.81%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.41%) CCNA
3 1 (2.70%) HNC
3 1 (2.70%) HND
3 1 (2.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (2.70%) PMI Certification
3 1 (2.70%) CCSE
3 1 (2.70%) Degree
3 1 (2.70%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.11%) QA
System Software
1 5 (13.51%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (5.41%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.70%) XenApp
3 1 (2.70%) vSphere
3 1 (2.70%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (5.41%) SCOM
1 2 (5.41%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (2.70%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 14 (37.84%) Cisco
2 7 (18.92%) HP
3 6 (16.22%) VMware
3 6 (16.22%) Huawei
4 5 (13.51%) Brocade
4 5 (13.51%) Juniper
5 4 (10.81%) Telcordia
5 4 (10.81%) F5
6 2 (5.41%) Riverbed
6 2 (5.41%) SolarWinds
6 2 (5.41%) Sybase
6 2 (5.41%) CheckPoint
6 2 (5.41%) Ericsson
6 2 (5.41%) NetApp
7 1 (2.70%) Nokia
7 1 (2.70%) Siemens
7 1 (2.70%) Dell
7 1 (2.70%) EMC
7 1 (2.70%) Intel
7 1 (2.70%) Alcatel-Lucent
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