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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Dense Wave Division Multiplexing (DWDM)
Rank 575 501 483
Rank change year-on-year
-74 -18
Contract jobs citing DWDM 20 81 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.036% 0.16% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.25% 1.17% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 47 16
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£286 £350 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.21% +32.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £500 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £265 £320 £271
% change year-on-year
-17.18% +17.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £26.50

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
7932 6951 7862
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.38% 13.47% 15.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 4506 3786 3830
Average daily rate £363 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £215 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 427 418 664
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.55 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014. 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 -84 19 £286 -23.66% 4
London -15 11 £325 -13.33%
South East -26 6 £240 +47.69% 1
Berkshire -1 4 £240 +47.69%
Reading +16 2 - -
Hampshire -17 2 - -
Basingstoke - 2 - -
City of London +2 1 £325 +14.03%
Docklands, London - - - -
North Wales - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - - 1
Scotland - - - -
Gwynedd - - - -
East of England - - - - 1
Wales - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 1
Birmingham - - - - 1
Brentford - - - -
Dunstable - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Hertford - - - -
Hoddesdon - - - -
Ipswich - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Kent - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - - 1
Maidstone - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - - 1

DWDM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 32 (55.17%) MPLS
2 25 (43.10%) SDH
3 23 (39.66%) Cisco
4 21 (36.21%) Telecoms
5 19 (32.76%) LAN
5 19 (32.76%) WAN
6 18 (31.03%) BGP
7 17 (29.31%) Cisco Certification
8 16 (27.59%) Ethernet
8 16 (27.59%) OSPF
9 15 (25.86%) Juniper
9 15 (25.86%) VPN
10 13 (22.41%) Multicast
11 12 (20.69%) ITIL
12 11 (18.97%) CCNA
13 10 (17.24%) SC Cleared
13 10 (17.24%) Security Cleared
14 9 (15.52%) Microsoft
14 9 (15.52%) TCP/IP
14 9 (15.52%) DNS
14 9 (15.52%) SSL
14 9 (15.52%) Firewall
15 8 (13.79%) IPsec
15 8 (13.79%) Wireless
15 8 (13.79%) DHCP
15 8 (13.79%) MS Excel
15 8 (13.79%) RIP
15 8 (13.79%) Active Directory
15 8 (13.79%) Network Security
15 8 (13.79%) F5

DWDM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 8 (13.79%) MS Excel
2 5 (8.62%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.72%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.72%) IaaS
1 1 (1.72%) SaaS
1 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.72%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (55.17%) MPLS
2 25 (43.10%) SDH
3 19 (32.76%) LAN
3 19 (32.76%) WAN
4 18 (31.03%) BGP
5 16 (27.59%) Ethernet
5 16 (27.59%) OSPF
6 15 (25.86%) VPN
7 13 (22.41%) Multicast
8 9 (15.52%) TCP/IP
8 9 (15.52%) DNS
8 9 (15.52%) SSL
8 9 (15.52%) Firewall
9 8 (13.79%) IPsec
9 8 (13.79%) Wireless
9 8 (13.79%) DHCP
9 8 (13.79%) RIP
9 8 (13.79%) Network Security
10 7 (12.07%) WAAS
10 7 (12.07%) Internet
Development Applications
1 1 (1.72%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 21 (36.21%) Telecoms
2 5 (8.62%) Finance
3 4 (6.90%) Local Government
4 2 (3.45%) Banking
5 1 (1.72%) German Language
5 1 (1.72%) Spanish Language
5 1 (1.72%) Front Office
5 1 (1.72%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 18 (31.03%) Network Engineer
2 12 (20.69%) Transmission Engineer
3 9 (15.52%) Network Specialist
4 8 (13.79%) Senior Network Specialist
5 7 (12.07%) Architect
6 6 (10.34%) Network Architect
6 6 (10.34%) Transmission Planning Engineer
6 6 (10.34%) Microwave Engineer
7 5 (8.62%) IP Engineer
7 5 (8.62%) Operations Engineer
7 5 (8.62%) Network Operations Engineer
8 4 (6.90%) Deployment Engineer
9 3 (5.17%) Implementation Engineer
9 3 (5.17%) Field Engineer
10 2 (3.45%) Senior Network Engineer
10 2 (3.45%) Support Engineer
10 2 (3.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 2 (3.45%) Lead Network Engineer
10 2 (3.45%) Network Design Architect
10 2 (3.45%) Network Implementation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.72%) Web Services
1 1 (1.72%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (1.72%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (1.72%) Digital Media
1 1 (1.72%) PMI
1 1 (1.72%) Replication
1 1 (1.72%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.62%) Linux
1 5 (8.62%) UNIX
2 3 (5.17%) Windows
3 1 (1.72%) HPUX
3 1 (1.72%) Windows 2000
3 1 (1.72%) Windows NT
3 1 (1.72%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (20.69%) ITIL
2 7 (12.07%) Network Architecture
3 6 (10.34%) Low Latency
4 5 (8.62%) Time Management
4 5 (8.62%) Capacity Planning
4 5 (8.62%) Network Design
5 4 (6.90%) Validation
5 4 (6.90%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (6.90%) DNA
6 3 (5.17%) Network Management
6 3 (5.17%) Asset Management
7 2 (3.45%) Network Planning
8 1 (1.72%) Performance Analysis
8 1 (1.72%) High Availability
8 1 (1.72%) Data Protection
8 1 (1.72%) ERP
8 1 (1.72%) Project Management
8 1 (1.72%) Load Balancing
8 1 (1.72%) Incident Management
8 1 (1.72%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.90%) C
Qualifications
1 17 (29.31%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (18.97%) CCNA
3 10 (17.24%) SC Cleared
3 10 (17.24%) Security Cleared
4 6 (10.34%) CCIE
4 6 (10.34%) CCNP
5 2 (3.45%) JNCIA
5 2 (3.45%) Degree
6 1 (1.72%) PMP
6 1 (1.72%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.72%) CFA
6 1 (1.72%) JNCIE
6 1 (1.72%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.45%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (13.79%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.72%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (3.45%) CA Spectrum
2 1 (1.72%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (1.72%) SCOM
2 1 (1.72%) Netcool
2 1 (1.72%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 23 (39.66%) Cisco
2 15 (25.86%) Juniper
3 9 (15.52%) Microsoft
4 8 (13.79%) F5
5 7 (12.07%) Huawei
6 6 (10.34%) Nortel
7 5 (8.62%) Telcordia
8 3 (5.17%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 3 (5.17%) Cramer
9 2 (3.45%) CA
9 2 (3.45%) Ericsson
9 2 (3.45%) Citrix
9 2 (3.45%) Splunk
9 2 (3.45%) SevOne
9 2 (3.45%) Ciena
10 1 (1.72%) Riverbed
10 1 (1.72%) SolarWinds
10 1 (1.72%) Infoblox
10 1 (1.72%) Polycom
10 1 (1.72%) Sybase
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