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 21 October 2014 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Dense Wave Division Multiplexing (DWDM)
Rank 579 510 500
Rank change year-on-year
-69 -10
Contract jobs citing DWDM 39 76 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.067% 0.14% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.46% 1.07% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 34 18
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£395 £375 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% +36.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £271 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £500 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £413 £356
% change year-on-year
-16.36% +15.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 8
Average hourly rate - £20.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -42.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £25.00

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
8490 7084 8547
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.58% 13.48% 15.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 4793 3869 4051
Average daily rate £364 £375 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.93% +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.07% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 465 446 634
Average hourly rate £23.00 £21.75 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.74% +3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.77% -

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 21 October 2014.

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 21 October 2014. 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 -61 38 £395 +5.33% 6
London -24 20 £409 +16.85% 2
City of London +18 4 £363 +20.83% 1
Yorkshire -4 3 £275 -36.78%
East of England -20 3 £345 - 1
South East -34 3 £175 -57.57% 2
Hampshire -13 2 £175 -71.19%
Berkshire +2 1 - - 1
West Midlands - 1 £275 -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
North West - - - -
South Wales - - - -
South West - - - - 1
Wales - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Newbury - - - -
Reading - - - -
Warrington - - - -
Wokingham - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - - 1
Birmingham - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Cardiff - - - -
Dunstable - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
Hertford - - - -

DWDM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 40 (63.49%) MPLS
2 32 (50.79%) Cisco
3 28 (44.44%) SDH
4 26 (41.27%) Ethernet
5 22 (34.92%) BGP
6 20 (31.75%) Telecoms
7 19 (30.16%) Cisco Certification
7 19 (30.16%) Juniper
8 18 (28.57%) WAN
9 17 (26.98%) VPN
9 17 (26.98%) LAN
10 16 (25.40%) OSPF
11 15 (23.81%) Multicast
12 14 (22.22%) ITIL
13 13 (20.63%) Network Security
14 10 (15.87%) RIP
14 10 (15.87%) Microsoft
14 10 (15.87%) CCNA
15 9 (14.29%) SSL
15 9 (14.29%) SC Cleared
15 9 (14.29%) Security Cleared
16 8 (12.70%) Wireless
16 8 (12.70%) IPsec
16 8 (12.70%) DNS
16 8 (12.70%) DHCP
16 8 (12.70%) MS Excel
16 8 (12.70%) Active Directory
16 8 (12.70%) CCNP
17 7 (11.11%) Internet
17 7 (11.11%) MS Visio

DWDM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (3.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (12.70%) MS Excel
2 7 (11.11%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.59%) MS Project
3 1 (1.59%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.59%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.59%) SaaS
1 1 (1.59%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 40 (63.49%) MPLS
2 28 (44.44%) SDH
3 26 (41.27%) Ethernet
4 22 (34.92%) BGP
5 18 (28.57%) WAN
6 17 (26.98%) VPN
6 17 (26.98%) LAN
7 16 (25.40%) OSPF
8 15 (23.81%) Multicast
9 13 (20.63%) Network Security
10 10 (15.87%) RIP
11 9 (14.29%) SSL
12 8 (12.70%) Wireless
12 8 (12.70%) IPsec
12 8 (12.70%) DNS
12 8 (12.70%) DHCP
13 7 (11.11%) TCP/IP
13 7 (11.11%) Firewall
13 7 (11.11%) Internet
14 6 (9.52%) GSM
General
1 20 (31.75%) Telecoms
2 6 (9.52%) Finance
3 4 (6.35%) Local Government
4 3 (4.76%) Dutch Language
4 3 (4.76%) French Language
5 2 (3.17%) Publishing
5 2 (3.17%) Banking
6 1 (1.59%) German Language
6 1 (1.59%) Spanish Language
6 1 (1.59%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.59%) Front Office
6 1 (1.59%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 19 (30.16%) Network Engineer
2 10 (15.87%) Transmission Engineer
3 9 (14.29%) IP Engineer
3 9 (14.29%) Network Specialist
4 8 (12.70%) Senior Network Specialist
5 6 (9.52%) Microwave Engineer
5 6 (9.52%) Transmission Planning Engineer
6 5 (7.94%) Operations Engineer
6 5 (7.94%) Network Operations Engineer
6 5 (7.94%) Architect
7 4 (6.35%) Test Engineer
7 4 (6.35%) Network Architect
8 3 (4.76%) Implementation Engineer
9 2 (3.17%) Senior Network Engineer
9 2 (3.17%) Network Support
9 2 (3.17%) Field Engineer
9 2 (3.17%) Lead Network Engineer
9 2 (3.17%) Network Design Architect
9 2 (3.17%) Network Implementation Engineer
10 1 (1.59%) Commissioning Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.59%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.59%) PMI
2 1 (1.59%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.59%) Economics
2 1 (1.59%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.35%) Linux
1 4 (6.35%) UNIX
2 2 (3.17%) Windows
3 1 (1.59%) Windows 2000
3 1 (1.59%) Windows NT
3 1 (1.59%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (22.22%) ITIL
2 7 (11.11%) Validation
2 7 (11.11%) Network Architecture
2 7 (11.11%) Low Latency
3 5 (7.94%) Time Management
3 5 (7.94%) Capacity Planning
3 5 (7.94%) DNA
4 4 (6.35%) Network Management
4 4 (6.35%) Asset Management
4 4 (6.35%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (4.76%) Information Management
5 3 (4.76%) Network Design
6 2 (3.17%) Migration
6 2 (3.17%) Project Management
6 2 (3.17%) Service Delivery
7 1 (1.59%) Change Management
7 1 (1.59%) PRINCE
7 1 (1.59%) PRINCE2
7 1 (1.59%) ERP
7 1 (1.59%) Network Planning
Qualifications
1 19 (30.16%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (15.87%) CCNA
3 9 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 9 (14.29%) Security Cleared
4 8 (12.70%) CCNP
5 6 (9.52%) CCIE
6 3 (4.76%) JNCIA
6 3 (4.76%) Degree
7 1 (1.59%) JNCIS
7 1 (1.59%) JNCIE
7 1 (1.59%) CFA
7 1 (1.59%) PMP
7 1 (1.59%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.17%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (12.70%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (3.17%) CA Spectrum
2 1 (1.59%) Netcool
2 1 (1.59%) OPNET
Vendors
1 32 (50.79%) Cisco
2 19 (30.16%) Juniper
3 10 (15.87%) Microsoft
4 6 (9.52%) Nortel
4 6 (9.52%) F5
5 5 (7.94%) Ciena
6 4 (6.35%) Cramer
6 4 (6.35%) Huawei
6 4 (6.35%) Fortinet
7 3 (4.76%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 2 (3.17%) CA
8 2 (3.17%) Citrix
8 2 (3.17%) Splunk
8 2 (3.17%) SevOne
9 1 (1.59%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 1 (1.59%) Ericsson
9 1 (1.59%) Nokia
9 1 (1.59%) Telcordia