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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Dense Wave Division Multiplexing (DWDM)
Rank 566 467 505
Rank change year-on-year
-99 +38
Contract jobs citing DWDM 17 86 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.033% 0.18% 0.076%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.23% 1.36% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 42 5
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£285 £315 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% +9.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £228 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £498 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £265 £320 £261
% change year-on-year
-17.18% +22.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £106.59 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +255.30%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £180.00 -

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
7445 6341 6980
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.59% 13.17% 15.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 4177 3362 3334
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 405 371 626
Average hourly rate £23.50 £18.70 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.66% -16.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £43.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 -81 16 £285 -0.43% 6
London -32 9 £333 +15.65% 3
South East -20 4 £240 +47.69% 1
Berkshire -5 3 £240 +47.69%
Reading +3 2 - -
City of London +5 1 £625 +119.29%
Hampshire -22 1 - -
Basingstoke - 1 - -
South West - 1 £265 -
Wales - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
North Wales - - - -
Scotland - - - - 1
Gwynedd - - - -
East of England - - - -
Brentford - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Dunstable - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Hertford - - - -
Ipswich - - - -
Swindon - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Maidstone - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - - 1
Hertfordshire - - - -
Kent - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
Surrey - - - -

DWDM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 24 (53.33%) SDH
2 21 (46.67%) Cisco
3 19 (42.22%) MPLS
4 17 (37.78%) OSPF
5 16 (35.56%) Juniper
5 16 (35.56%) Telecoms
6 15 (33.33%) BGP
6 15 (33.33%) Ethernet
7 14 (31.11%) Cisco Certification
7 14 (31.11%) Multicast
8 11 (24.44%) WAN
9 10 (22.22%) TCP/IP
9 10 (22.22%) F5
10 9 (20.00%) Microsoft
10 9 (20.00%) CCNA
11 8 (17.78%) MS Excel
11 8 (17.78%) LAN
11 8 (17.78%) Internet
11 8 (17.78%) Wireshark
12 7 (15.56%) Huawei
12 7 (15.56%) Wireless
12 7 (15.56%) RIP
12 7 (15.56%) WAAS
12 7 (15.56%) Junos
13 6 (13.33%) Low Latency
13 6 (13.33%) VPN
13 6 (13.33%) Nortel
13 6 (13.33%) BIG-IP
13 6 (13.33%) IGMP
13 6 (13.33%) VLAN

DWDM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 8 (17.78%) MS Excel
2 5 (11.11%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.22%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (4.44%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (53.33%) SDH
2 19 (42.22%) MPLS
3 17 (37.78%) OSPF
4 15 (33.33%) BGP
4 15 (33.33%) Ethernet
5 14 (31.11%) Multicast
6 11 (24.44%) WAN
7 10 (22.22%) TCP/IP
8 8 (17.78%) LAN
8 8 (17.78%) Internet
8 8 (17.78%) Wireshark
9 7 (15.56%) Wireless
9 7 (15.56%) RIP
9 7 (15.56%) WAAS
9 7 (15.56%) Junos
10 6 (13.33%) VPN
10 6 (13.33%) BIG-IP
10 6 (13.33%) IGMP
10 6 (13.33%) VLAN
11 5 (11.11%) EIGRP
Development Applications
1 2 (4.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 16 (35.56%) Telecoms
2 4 (8.89%) Finance
3 3 (6.67%) Banking
4 1 (2.22%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.22%) Spanish Language
4 1 (2.22%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 17 (37.78%) Network Engineer
2 12 (26.67%) Transmission Engineer
3 6 (13.33%) Architect
4 5 (11.11%) Microwave Engineer
4 5 (11.11%) Transmission Planning Engineer
4 5 (11.11%) Network Operations Engineer
4 5 (11.11%) Operations Engineer
5 4 (8.89%) IP Engineer
5 4 (8.89%) Network Architect
5 4 (8.89%) Deployment Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) Field Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) Network Implementation Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) Consultant
7 2 (4.44%) Support Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) Implementation Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) Lead Network Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) Senior Network Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) Enterprise Architect
8 1 (2.22%) Pre Sales Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.44%) Web Services
2 1 (2.22%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.22%) Replication
1 1 (2.22%) Clustering
1 1 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.11%) UNIX
1 5 (11.11%) Linux
2 2 (4.44%) Windows
3 1 (2.22%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (13.33%) Low Latency
2 5 (11.11%) Time Management
2 5 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
3 4 (8.89%) DNA
4 3 (6.67%) Asset Management
4 3 (6.67%) Network Design
4 3 (6.67%) ITIL
5 2 (4.44%) Network Management
5 2 (4.44%) Network Architecture
5 2 (4.44%) Load Balancing
5 2 (4.44%) Network Planning
5 2 (4.44%) Incident Management
5 2 (4.44%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (2.22%) Data Protection
6 1 (2.22%) Project Management
6 1 (2.22%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.22%) CRM
6 1 (2.22%) E-Commerce
6 1 (2.22%) Mentoring
6 1 (2.22%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.89%) C
Qualifications
1 14 (31.11%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (20.00%) CCNA
3 5 (11.11%) CCNP
4 4 (8.89%) CCIE
5 3 (6.67%) SC Cleared
5 3 (6.67%) Security Cleared
6 2 (4.44%) JNCIA
7 1 (2.22%) JNCIE
7 1 (2.22%) CCSE
7 1 (2.22%) Degree
7 1 (2.22%) CFA
System Software
1 2 (4.44%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.22%) VMware ESX
2 1 (2.22%) vSphere
2 1 (2.22%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (4.44%) CA Spectrum
1 2 (4.44%) SolarWinds Orion
1 2 (4.44%) SCOM
2 1 (2.22%) NetBackup
2 1 (2.22%) Netcool
Vendors
1 21 (46.67%) Cisco
2 16 (35.56%) Juniper
3 10 (22.22%) F5
4 9 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 7 (15.56%) Huawei
6 6 (13.33%) Nortel
7 4 (8.89%) Telcordia
8 3 (6.67%) Cramer
8 3 (6.67%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 2 (4.44%) Splunk
9 2 (4.44%) SevOne
9 2 (4.44%) Ciena
9 2 (4.44%) HP
9 2 (4.44%) CA
9 2 (4.44%) Ericsson
9 2 (4.44%) Citrix
9 2 (4.44%) CheckPoint
9 2 (4.44%) Riverbed
9 2 (4.44%) SolarWinds
10 1 (2.22%) VMware