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 February 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Dense Wave Division Multiplexing (DWDM)
UK
Rank 572 577 593
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +16
Contract jobs citing DWDM 36 51 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.079% 0.098% 0.034%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.53% 0.67% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 32 10
Median daily rate £430 £363 £333
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.62% +9.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £477 £495 £571
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £363 £538
% change year-on-year
+18.62% -32.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £19.90 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.90 - -

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
6797 7566 7866
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.97% 14.55% 14.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 4235 4474 4313
Median daily rate £400 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £235 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 375 315 455
Median hourly rate £23.00 £27.66 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.84% +10.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £51.00 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

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 February 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 16 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 February 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 +15 32 £285 -21.37%
London +26 12 £285 -45.71%
West Midlands +16 11 - -
Solihull +7 11 - -
South East +5 5 - -
Berkshire +16 4 - -
East of England 0 4 £238 -34.48%
Belfast - 4 £450 -
County Antrim - 4 £450 -
Northern Ireland - 4 £450 -
Cambridgeshire - 3 - -
Cambridge - 3 - -
Hertfordshire -4 1 £238 -34.48%
St Albans - 1 £238 -
Slough - 1 - -
Newbury - 1 - -

DWDM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 45 (65.22%) Telecoms
2 34 (49.28%) SDH
3 31 (44.93%) Cisco
4 29 (42.03%) WAN
5 25 (36.23%) LAN
6 22 (31.88%) Juniper
7 18 (26.09%) Ethernet
8 15 (21.74%) VPN
9 14 (20.29%) Microsoft
9 14 (20.29%) MPLS
10 13 (18.84%) Huawei
11 12 (17.39%) Data Centre
12 11 (15.94%) Ciena
12 11 (15.94%) Security Cleared
12 11 (15.94%) xDSL
12 11 (15.94%) GPON
12 11 (15.94%) Network Design
12 11 (15.94%) PSTN
12 11 (15.94%) ADSL
12 11 (15.94%) GSM
12 11 (15.94%) MS Office
13 10 (14.49%) VoIP
13 10 (14.49%) SLA
13 10 (14.49%) Degree
13 10 (14.49%) Firewall
14 9 (13.04%) Wi-Fi
14 9 (13.04%) PRINCE2
15 8 (11.59%) Project Management
15 8 (11.59%) Wireless
15 8 (11.59%) 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 11 (15.94%) MS Office
2 7 (10.14%) MS Visio
3 6 (8.70%) MS Excel
4 3 (4.35%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (2.90%) Maya
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.45%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (49.28%) SDH
2 29 (42.03%) WAN
3 25 (36.23%) LAN
4 18 (26.09%) Ethernet
5 15 (21.74%) VPN
6 14 (20.29%) MPLS
7 11 (15.94%) ADSL
7 11 (15.94%) GPON
7 11 (15.94%) GSM
7 11 (15.94%) PSTN
7 11 (15.94%) xDSL
8 10 (14.49%) Firewall
8 10 (14.49%) VoIP
9 9 (13.04%) Wi-Fi
10 8 (11.59%) Wireless
11 7 (10.14%) BGP
11 7 (10.14%) VLAN
12 6 (8.70%) Internet
12 6 (8.70%) OSPF
12 6 (8.70%) Structured Cabling
Development Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 45 (65.22%) Telecoms
2 7 (10.14%) Finance
3 2 (2.90%) Banking
3 2 (2.90%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.45%) French Language
4 1 (1.45%) German Language
4 1 (1.45%) Retail
4 1 (1.45%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 9 (13.04%) Project Manager
2 7 (10.14%) Design Engineer
2 7 (10.14%) Telecoms Manager
3 6 (8.70%) NOC Engineer
3 6 (8.70%) Optical Engineer
4 5 (7.25%) Network Engineer
4 5 (7.25%) SC Cleared Project Manager
4 5 (7.25%) Security Engineer
4 5 (7.25%) Telecoms Engineer
4 5 (7.25%) Telecoms Project Manager
4 5 (7.25%) Transmission Engineer
5 4 (5.80%) Architect
5 4 (5.80%) Blue Coat Engineer
5 4 (5.80%) Firewall Engineer
6 3 (4.35%) Data Centre Specialist
6 3 (4.35%) Deployment Specialist
6 3 (4.35%) Designer
6 3 (4.35%) Network Support
7 2 (2.90%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 2 (2.90%) PMO Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.80%) 802.1X
2 2 (2.90%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (17.39%) Data Centre
2 7 (10.14%) RSA SecurID
3 6 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (8.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 4 (5.80%) Driving Licence
5 2 (2.90%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.45%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.45%) Linux
1 1 (1.45%) Mac OS X
1 1 (1.45%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (15.94%) Network Design
2 9 (13.04%) PRINCE2
3 8 (11.59%) Network Management
3 8 (11.59%) Project Management
3 8 (11.59%) Service Management
4 7 (10.14%) Time Management
5 6 (8.70%) Migration
6 5 (7.25%) Fault Management
7 4 (5.80%) CRM
7 4 (5.80%) Information Security
7 4 (5.80%) RAD
7 4 (5.80%) Resource Management
7 4 (5.80%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (2.90%) Customer Requirements
8 2 (2.90%) Load Balancing
8 2 (2.90%) Matrix Organization
8 2 (2.90%) Multi-Factor Authentication
8 2 (2.90%) Strategic Planning
8 2 (2.90%) Two-Factor Authentication
8 2 (2.90%) Virtual Team Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (7.25%) Perl
2 4 (5.80%) Python
Qualifications
1 11 (15.94%) Security Cleared
2 10 (14.49%) Degree
3 6 (8.70%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (8.70%) JNCIE
3 6 (8.70%) SC Cleared
4 5 (7.25%) CCNP
4 5 (7.25%) JNCIP
5 4 (5.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (4.35%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (4.35%) OCP
6 3 (4.35%) Oracle Certification
7 2 (2.90%) CCIE
7 2 (2.90%) PMI Certification
7 2 (2.90%) PMP
7 2 (2.90%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (1.45%) CCDP
8 1 (1.45%) CCNA
8 1 (1.45%) CCSA
8 1 (1.45%) CISSP
8 1 (1.45%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (14.49%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (5.80%) ProxySG
2 1 (1.45%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.45%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (1.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (7.25%) Nagios
2 4 (5.80%) FortiGate
3 2 (2.90%) Pingdom
3 2 (2.90%) WhatsUp Gold
4 1 (1.45%) Cacti
4 1 (1.45%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.45%) Puppet
4 1 (1.45%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 31 (44.93%) Cisco
2 22 (31.88%) Juniper
3 14 (20.29%) Microsoft
4 13 (18.84%) Huawei
5 11 (15.94%) Ciena
6 6 (8.70%) CheckPoint
7 5 (7.25%) Remedy
8 4 (5.80%) Aruba
8 4 (5.80%) Blue Coat
8 4 (5.80%) BT
8 4 (5.80%) FireEye
8 4 (5.80%) Fortinet
8 4 (5.80%) IronPort
8 4 (5.80%) Radware
8 4 (5.80%) Riverbed
8 4 (5.80%) SevOne
8 4 (5.80%) Sourcefire
9 3 (4.35%) Brocade
9 3 (4.35%) Cramer
9 3 (4.35%) Fujitsu