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 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Dense Wave Division Multiplexing (DWDM)
Rank 629 598 577
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -21
Contract jobs citing DWDM 22 26 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.041% 0.048% 0.063%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.26% 0.32% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 12 12
Median daily rate £300 £313 £286
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +9.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £241 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £412 £538 £448
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £431 £280
% change year-on-year
-24.63% +54.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £52.50 £33.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +55.55%
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
8480 8003 7116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.84% 14.78% 13.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 5139 4435 3863
Median daily rate £388 £350 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £327
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 380 457 402
Median hourly rate £28.50 £25.85 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.25% +29.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £26.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+34.61% +30.00%

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 24 May 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 23 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 May 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 -13 21 £300 -4.00% 7
South East -7 10 £300 -44.18%
London -15 4 £225 -21.73% 4
Buckinghamshire +10 3 - -
Berkshire -10 3 £300 -
Milton Keynes - 3 - -
East of England +8 2 - - 2
Hampshire +5 2 £325 -
Bracknell -7 2 £300 -
Surrey - 2 - -
Watford +6 1 - -
Hertfordshire +4 1 - - 2
West Midlands -5 1 - -
North West -9 1 £453 -
South West - 1 - - 1
Wiltshire - 1 - -
Warwickshire - 1 - -
Ipswich - 1 - -
Stratford-upon-Avon - 1 - -
Swindon - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 £453 -
Winchester - 1 £350 -
Suffolk - 1 - -

DWDM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 48 (65.75%) SDH
2 34 (46.58%) Telecoms
3 29 (39.73%) ATM
4 27 (36.99%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 23 (31.51%) Nortel
6 22 (30.14%) Cisco
7 20 (27.40%) Security Cleared
8 19 (26.03%) SC Cleared
8 19 (26.03%) Ethernet
8 19 (26.03%) Huawei
9 18 (24.66%) MPLS
10 16 (21.92%) Juniper
10 16 (21.92%) WAN
11 13 (17.81%) LAN
11 13 (17.81%) Cisco Certification
12 12 (16.44%) SLA
12 12 (16.44%) VPN
12 12 (16.44%) Ciena
13 11 (15.07%) Network Planning
14 9 (12.33%) Finance
14 9 (12.33%) CCIE
14 9 (12.33%) BGP
15 8 (10.96%) Project Management
15 8 (10.96%) CCNP
16 7 (9.59%) Wireless
16 7 (9.59%) Data Centre
17 6 (8.22%) Network Design
17 6 (8.22%) German Language
17 6 (8.22%) BT
17 6 (8.22%) Firewall

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.37%) Smallworld
Applications
1 5 (6.85%) MS Office
2 4 (5.48%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.74%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.37%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.37%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 48 (65.75%) SDH
2 29 (39.73%) ATM
3 19 (26.03%) Ethernet
4 18 (24.66%) MPLS
5 16 (21.92%) WAN
6 13 (17.81%) LAN
7 12 (16.44%) VPN
8 9 (12.33%) BGP
9 7 (9.59%) Wireless
10 6 (8.22%) Firewall
11 5 (6.85%) Frame Relay
11 5 (6.85%) Internet
11 5 (6.85%) Network Security
11 5 (6.85%) OSPF
11 5 (6.85%) VoIP
12 4 (5.48%) Cisco ASA
12 4 (5.48%) Cisco IOS
12 4 (5.48%) NGN
12 4 (5.48%) Packet Switching
12 4 (5.48%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.37%) Big Data
1 1 (1.37%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.37%) SoapUI
1 1 (1.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 34 (46.58%) Telecoms
2 9 (12.33%) Finance
3 6 (8.22%) German Language
4 4 (5.48%) French Language
5 2 (2.74%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.74%) Retail
6 1 (1.37%) Dutch Language
6 1 (1.37%) Marketing
6 1 (1.37%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 19 (26.03%) Designer
1 19 (26.03%) Network Designer
2 13 (17.81%) Network Engineer
3 8 (10.96%) Architect
4 6 (8.22%) Project Manager
5 5 (6.85%) Network Architect
5 5 (6.85%) NOC Engineer
6 4 (5.48%) Field Engineer
6 4 (5.48%) Microwave Engineer
6 4 (5.48%) Senior Network Engineer
6 4 (5.48%) Transmission Engineer
7 3 (4.11%) Network Technical Architect
7 3 (4.11%) Optical Engineer
7 3 (4.11%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (4.11%) Technical Architect
8 2 (2.74%) Cisco Engineer
8 2 (2.74%) Consultant
8 2 (2.74%) Network Manager
8 2 (2.74%) Senior Manager
8 2 (2.74%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.37%) 802.1X
1 1 (1.37%) JMS
1 1 (1.37%) RFC 2547
1 1 (1.37%) SOAP
1 1 (1.37%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.59%) Data Centre
2 5 (6.85%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.85%) Statistics
3 3 (4.11%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.74%) Equities
4 2 (2.74%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.37%) MPEG
5 1 (1.37%) Performance Metrics
5 1 (1.37%) PKI
5 1 (1.37%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.11%) Linux
2 2 (2.74%) Unix
3 1 (1.37%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (15.07%) Network Planning
2 8 (10.96%) Project Management
3 6 (8.22%) Network Design
4 5 (6.85%) Capacity Management
4 5 (6.85%) Capacity Planning
4 5 (6.85%) Change Management
4 5 (6.85%) Presales
5 4 (5.48%) Asset Management
5 4 (5.48%) ETL
5 4 (5.48%) Infrastructure Management
5 4 (5.48%) Migration
6 3 (4.11%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (4.11%) Deep Packet Inspection
6 3 (4.11%) Fault Management
6 3 (4.11%) Incident Management
6 3 (4.11%) Network Management
6 3 (4.11%) Security Architecture
6 3 (4.11%) Validation
7 2 (2.74%) Problem Management
7 2 (2.74%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.37%) Perl
1 1 (1.37%) SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (27.40%) Security Cleared
2 19 (26.03%) SC Cleared
3 13 (17.81%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (12.33%) CCIE
5 8 (10.96%) CCNP
6 6 (8.22%) CCNA
7 4 (5.48%) CISSP
8 3 (4.11%) CISM
9 2 (2.74%) JNCIP
10 1 (1.37%) CCSE
10 1 (1.37%) Check Point Certification
10 1 (1.37%) Degree
10 1 (1.37%) HND
10 1 (1.37%) JNCIA
10 1 (1.37%) JNCIE
10 1 (1.37%) OSCP
10 1 (1.37%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (16.44%) SLA
2 1 (1.37%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (1.37%) VMware ESX
1 1 (1.37%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (4.11%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.37%) Cacti
2 1 (1.37%) OpenView
2 1 (1.37%) OPNET
2 1 (1.37%) vMotion
Vendors
1 27 (36.99%) Alcatel-Lucent
2 23 (31.51%) Nortel
3 22 (30.14%) Cisco
4 19 (26.03%) Huawei
5 16 (21.92%) Juniper
6 12 (16.44%) Ciena
7 6 (8.22%) BT
7 6 (8.22%) Nokia
8 5 (6.85%) NetCracker
8 5 (6.85%) Remedy
8 5 (6.85%) Siemens
9 4 (5.48%) Arqiva
9 4 (5.48%) Ericsson
9 4 (5.48%) Microsoft
9 4 (5.48%) NEC
9 4 (5.48%) Nokia Networks
9 4 (5.48%) Telindus
9 4 (5.48%) Virgin Media
9 4 (5.48%) ZTE
10 3 (4.11%) Palo Alto
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