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 20 January 2017 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Dense Wave Division Multiplexing (DWDM)
UK
Rank 559 585 587
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +2
Contract jobs citing DWDM 38 37 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.085% 0.073% 0.033%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.56% 0.50% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 20 11
Median daily rate £430 £344 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.09% +20.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £289 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £503 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £338 £265
% change year-on-year
+27.40% +27.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £21.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 - -

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
6842 7350 7515
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.29% 14.47% 14.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 4170 4287 4244
Median daily rate £400 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.68% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 352 365 418
Median hourly rate £28.00 £27.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% +19.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £14.00 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +25.00%

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 20 January 2017.

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 19 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 20 January 2017. 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 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 +26 30 £400 +14.28% 5
Solihull +4 11 - -
West Midlands -2 11 - - 1
South East +7 7 - -
London +6 7 £380 -5.00% 3
Berkshire +17 5 - -
Belfast - 4 £450 -
Northern Ireland - 4 £450 -
County Antrim - 4 £450 -
East of England +4 2 - -
Cambridgeshire - 2 - -
Wiltshire - 2 £400 -
Cambridge - 2 - -
South West - 2 £400 - 1
Reading 0 1 - -
Leeds - 1 £450 -
Swindon - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 £450 -
Yorkshire - 1 £450 -

DWDM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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 39 (60.94%) Telecoms
2 33 (51.56%) SDH
3 31 (48.44%) Cisco
4 29 (45.31%) WAN
5 24 (37.50%) LAN
6 22 (34.38%) Juniper
7 16 (25.00%) Ethernet
8 14 (21.88%) VPN
9 13 (20.31%) MPLS
10 12 (18.75%) Microsoft
10 12 (18.75%) GSM
10 12 (18.75%) Data Centre
11 11 (17.19%) Security Cleared
11 11 (17.19%) xDSL
11 11 (17.19%) GPON
11 11 (17.19%) PSTN
11 11 (17.19%) ADSL
12 10 (15.63%) MS Office
12 10 (15.63%) VoIP
12 10 (15.63%) Firewall
12 10 (15.63%) Wi-Fi
12 10 (15.63%) Huawei
12 10 (15.63%) Degree
13 9 (14.06%) Network Design
13 9 (14.06%) Ciena
13 9 (14.06%) Wireless
14 8 (12.50%) SLA
15 7 (10.94%) PRINCE2
15 7 (10.94%) CheckPoint
15 7 (10.94%) Service Management

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 10 (15.63%) MS Office
2 6 (9.38%) MS Visio
3 5 (7.81%) MS Excel
4 2 (3.13%) Maya
4 2 (3.13%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.56%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.56%) IaaS
1 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 33 (51.56%) SDH
2 29 (45.31%) WAN
3 24 (37.50%) LAN
4 16 (25.00%) Ethernet
5 14 (21.88%) VPN
6 13 (20.31%) MPLS
7 12 (18.75%) GSM
8 11 (17.19%) ADSL
8 11 (17.19%) GPON
8 11 (17.19%) PSTN
8 11 (17.19%) xDSL
9 10 (15.63%) Firewall
9 10 (15.63%) VoIP
9 10 (15.63%) Wi-Fi
10 9 (14.06%) Wireless
11 7 (10.94%) VLAN
12 6 (9.38%) BGP
12 6 (9.38%) DHCP
12 6 (9.38%) SSL
12 6 (9.38%) Structured Cabling
General
1 39 (60.94%) Telecoms
2 7 (10.94%) Finance
3 3 (4.69%) Financial Institution
4 2 (3.13%) Banking
4 2 (3.13%) Retail
5 1 (1.56%) French Language
5 1 (1.56%) German Language
5 1 (1.56%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 9 (14.06%) Project Manager
2 6 (9.38%) Telecoms Manager
3 5 (7.81%) SC Cleared Project Manager
3 5 (7.81%) Security Engineer
3 5 (7.81%) Telecoms Engineer
3 5 (7.81%) Telecoms Project Manager
4 4 (6.25%) Architect
4 4 (6.25%) Blue Coat Engineer
4 4 (6.25%) Design Engineer
4 4 (6.25%) Firewall Engineer
4 4 (6.25%) Network Engineer
4 4 (6.25%) NOC Engineer
4 4 (6.25%) Transmission Engineer
5 3 (4.69%) Data Centre Specialist
5 3 (4.69%) Deployment Specialist
5 3 (4.69%) Optical Engineer
6 2 (3.13%) EMC Engineer
6 2 (3.13%) Field Engineer
6 2 (3.13%) NetBackup Engineer
6 2 (3.13%) PMO Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.25%) 802.1X
2 2 (3.13%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (18.75%) Data Centre
2 7 (10.94%) RSA SecurID
3 6 (9.38%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 5 (7.81%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (6.25%) Driving Licence
6 2 (3.13%) EMC Centera
6 2 (3.13%) EMC VMAX
6 2 (3.13%) EMC VNX
6 2 (3.13%) Virtual Team
7 1 (1.56%) Equities
7 1 (1.56%) Fixed Income
7 1 (1.56%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.56%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.25%) Windows
2 3 (4.69%) Unix
3 2 (3.13%) Linux
4 1 (1.56%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.56%) Mandriva Linux
4 1 (1.56%) Ubuntu
4 1 (1.56%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (14.06%) Network Design
2 7 (10.94%) PRINCE2
2 7 (10.94%) Service Management
2 7 (10.94%) Time Management
3 6 (9.38%) Migration
3 6 (9.38%) Network Management
3 6 (9.38%) Project Management
4 4 (6.25%) Information Security
4 4 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (4.69%) Fault Management
6 2 (3.13%) DDoS Mitigation
6 2 (3.13%) ITIL
6 2 (3.13%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (3.13%) Load Balancing
6 2 (3.13%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 2 (3.13%) Resource Management
6 2 (3.13%) Strategic Planning
6 2 (3.13%) Translating Business Requirements
6 2 (3.13%) Two-Factor Authentication
6 2 (3.13%) Virtual Team Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (7.81%) Perl
1 5 (7.81%) Python
2 1 (1.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (17.19%) Security Cleared
2 10 (15.63%) Degree
3 6 (9.38%) CCNP
3 6 (9.38%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (9.38%) SC Cleared
4 5 (7.81%) JNCIE
4 5 (7.81%) JNCIP
5 4 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (4.69%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (3.13%) CCNA
7 2 (3.13%) OCP
7 2 (3.13%) Oracle Certification
7 2 (3.13%) PMI Certification
7 2 (3.13%) PMP
7 2 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (1.56%) CCDP
8 1 (1.56%) CCIE
8 1 (1.56%) CCSA
8 1 (1.56%) CISSP
8 1 (1.56%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (12.50%) SLA
2 1 (1.56%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (6.25%) ProxySG
2 2 (3.13%) SRDF
3 1 (1.56%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.56%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (7.81%) FortiGate
2 4 (6.25%) Nagios
3 3 (4.69%) WhatsUp Gold
4 2 (3.13%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (3.13%) NetBackup
4 2 (3.13%) Pingdom
5 1 (1.56%) Cacti
5 1 (1.56%) Cisco CME
5 1 (1.56%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (1.56%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (1.56%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 31 (48.44%) Cisco
2 22 (34.38%) Juniper
3 12 (18.75%) Microsoft
4 10 (15.63%) Huawei
5 9 (14.06%) Ciena
6 7 (10.94%) CheckPoint
7 6 (9.38%) BT
8 5 (7.81%) Brocade
9 4 (6.25%) Aruba
9 4 (6.25%) Blue Coat
9 4 (6.25%) FireEye
9 4 (6.25%) Fortinet
9 4 (6.25%) IronPort
9 4 (6.25%) Radware
9 4 (6.25%) Remedy
9 4 (6.25%) Riverbed
9 4 (6.25%) SevOne
9 4 (6.25%) Sourcefire
10 3 (4.69%) Fujitsu
11 2 (3.13%) F5