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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Dense Wave Division Multiplexing (DWDM)
Rank 620 612 586
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -26
Contract jobs citing DWDM 20 28 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.037% 0.050% 0.068%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.23% 0.35% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 14 15
Median daily rate £285 £288 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.86% -32.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £244 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £396 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £375 £281
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £40.00 - £33.75
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
8699 8105 7311
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.18% 14.45% 13.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 5276 4566 3919
Median daily rate £390 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.79% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 424 478 409
Median hourly rate £29.00 £23.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.40% +23.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% +38.88%

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 24 June 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 20 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 24 June 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 -7 19 £285 -5.00% 4
London -5 7 £270 -1.81% 3
South East +1 6 £300 -23.56%
Bracknell -4 3 £300 -
Berkshire -12 3 £300 -
East of England - 2 - - 1
Surrey - 2 - -
City of London +37 1 - - 2
Buckinghamshire +17 1 - -
West Midlands -24 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 - - 1
Suffolk - 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 - -
Warwickshire - 1 - -
South West - 1 - -
Milton Keynes - 1 - -
Watford - 1 - -
Ipswich - 1 - -
Stratford-upon-Avon - 1 - -
Swindon - 1 - -

DWDM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 40 (66.67%) SDH
2 28 (46.67%) ATM
3 25 (41.67%) Telecoms
4 22 (36.67%) Nortel
5 21 (35.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 20 (33.33%) SC Cleared
6 20 (33.33%) Security Cleared
7 17 (28.33%) WAN
8 16 (26.67%) Cisco
8 16 (26.67%) MPLS
9 14 (23.33%) Ethernet
9 14 (23.33%) LAN
10 13 (21.67%) Huawei
11 12 (20.00%) SLA
11 12 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
12 11 (18.33%) VPN
13 10 (16.67%) Juniper
14 9 (15.00%) Ciena
15 8 (13.33%) CCIE
15 8 (13.33%) Finance
16 7 (11.67%) CCNP
16 7 (11.67%) BGP
17 6 (10.00%) Wireless
17 6 (10.00%) Firewall
17 6 (10.00%) Network Management
17 6 (10.00%) German Language
18 5 (8.33%) Network Security
18 5 (8.33%) Data Centre
18 5 (8.33%) Presales
18 5 (8.33%) Project 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 3 (5.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (5.00%) MS Office
2 1 (1.67%) MS Project
2 1 (1.67%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 40 (66.67%) SDH
2 28 (46.67%) ATM
3 17 (28.33%) WAN
4 16 (26.67%) MPLS
5 14 (23.33%) Ethernet
5 14 (23.33%) LAN
6 11 (18.33%) VPN
7 7 (11.67%) BGP
8 6 (10.00%) Firewall
8 6 (10.00%) Wireless
9 5 (8.33%) Frame Relay
9 5 (8.33%) Network Security
9 5 (8.33%) TCP/IP
9 5 (8.33%) VoIP
10 4 (6.67%) Cisco ASA
10 4 (6.67%) Cisco IOS
10 4 (6.67%) EIGRP
10 4 (6.67%) Internet
10 4 (6.67%) Packet Switching
10 4 (6.67%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.67%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.67%) SoapUI
1 1 (1.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 25 (41.67%) Telecoms
2 8 (13.33%) Finance
3 6 (10.00%) German Language
4 4 (6.67%) French Language
5 2 (3.33%) Financial Institution
5 2 (3.33%) Retail
6 1 (1.67%) Dutch Language
6 1 (1.67%) Marketing
6 1 (1.67%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 17 (28.33%) Designer
1 17 (28.33%) Network Designer
2 8 (13.33%) NOC Engineer
3 5 (8.33%) Network Engineer
4 4 (6.67%) Architect
4 4 (6.67%) Microwave Engineer
4 4 (6.67%) Project Manager
4 4 (6.67%) Transmission Engineer
5 3 (5.00%) Cisco Engineer
5 3 (5.00%) Field Engineer
5 3 (5.00%) Network Architect
5 3 (5.00%) Network Technical Architect
5 3 (5.00%) NOC Technician
5 3 (5.00%) Technical Architect
6 2 (3.33%) Analyst
6 2 (3.33%) Network Design Architect
6 2 (3.33%) Optical Engineer
6 2 (3.33%) Technical Design Architect
6 2 (3.33%) Telecoms Manager
6 2 (3.33%) Telecoms Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.67%) 802.1X
1 1 (1.67%) JMS
1 1 (1.67%) SOAP
1 1 (1.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.33%) Data Centre
1 5 (8.33%) Statistics
2 3 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.33%) Equities
3 2 (3.33%) Fixed Income
3 2 (3.33%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.67%) EMC Centera
4 1 (1.67%) EMC VMAX
4 1 (1.67%) EMC VNX
4 1 (1.67%) MPEG
4 1 (1.67%) PKI
4 1 (1.67%) RSA SecurID
4 1 (1.67%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.33%) Linux
1 2 (3.33%) Unix
2 1 (1.67%) Mac OS X
2 1 (1.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (10.00%) Network Management
2 5 (8.33%) Network Design
2 5 (8.33%) Presales
2 5 (8.33%) Project Management
3 4 (6.67%) Asset Management
3 4 (6.67%) Capacity Management
3 4 (6.67%) Change Management
3 4 (6.67%) Infrastructure Management
3 4 (6.67%) Migration
4 3 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (5.00%) Deep Packet Inspection
4 3 (5.00%) ETL
4 3 (5.00%) Fault Management
4 3 (5.00%) Incident Management
4 3 (5.00%) Network Planning
4 3 (5.00%) Security Architecture
5 2 (3.33%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (3.33%) Problem Management
5 2 (3.33%) Validation
6 1 (1.67%) Risk Analysis
Qualifications
1 20 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 20 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 12 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (13.33%) CCIE
4 7 (11.67%) CCNP
5 5 (8.33%) CCNA
6 4 (6.67%) CISSP
7 3 (5.00%) CISM
8 1 (1.67%) CCSE
8 1 (1.67%) Check Point Certification
8 1 (1.67%) Degree
8 1 (1.67%) JNCIE
8 1 (1.67%) JNCIP
8 1 (1.67%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (20.00%) SLA
2 1 (1.67%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (5.00%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (1.67%) SRDF
2 1 (1.67%) VMware ESX
2 1 (1.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.67%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (1.67%) NetBackup
2 1 (1.67%) OpenView
2 1 (1.67%) vMotion
Vendors
1 22 (36.67%) Nortel
2 21 (35.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 16 (26.67%) Cisco
4 13 (21.67%) Huawei
5 10 (16.67%) Juniper
6 9 (15.00%) Ciena
7 5 (8.33%) BT
7 5 (8.33%) Nokia
7 5 (8.33%) Remedy
8 4 (6.67%) Siemens
9 3 (5.00%) Avaya
9 3 (5.00%) Ericsson
9 3 (5.00%) Microsoft
9 3 (5.00%) NEC
9 3 (5.00%) NetCracker
9 3 (5.00%) Nokia Networks
9 3 (5.00%) Palo Alto
9 3 (5.00%) Tellabs
9 3 (5.00%) Virgin Media
9 3 (5.00%) ZTE