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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Dense Wave Division Multiplexing (DWDM)
Rank 644 610 603
Rank change year-on-year
-34 -7
Contract jobs citing DWDM 17 39 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.032% 0.068% 0.055%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.19% 0.49% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 18 15
Median daily rate £285 £300 £417
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -27.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £237 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £390 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £340 £285
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +19.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 - -
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
8734 7973 7654
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.22% 13.96% 13.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 5344 4566 4060
Median daily rate £400 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 428 494 441
Median hourly rate £29.25 £20.94 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.71% +4.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £11.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £47.83 £42.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+50.98% +7.62%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 -14 17 £285 -8.80% 2
London -4 7 £270 -1.81% 1
South East +6 5 £300 -21.05% 1
Berkshire +6 4 £300 - 1
Bracknell -7 3 £300 -
City of London +47 2 - - 1
East of England - 2 - -
Wiltshire 0 1 - -
South West -5 1 - -
West Midlands -27 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
Suffolk - 1 - -
Warwickshire - 1 - -
Reading - 1 - - 1
Milton Keynes - 1 - -
Watford - 1 - -
Ipswich - 1 - -
Stratford-upon-Avon - 1 - -
Swindon - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -

DWDM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 34 (72.34%) SDH
2 21 (44.68%) ATM
3 18 (38.30%) Telecoms
4 16 (34.04%) SC Cleared
4 16 (34.04%) Security Cleared
5 13 (27.66%) Nortel
5 13 (27.66%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 12 (25.53%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (25.53%) WAN
6 12 (25.53%) Ethernet
7 11 (23.40%) LAN
7 11 (23.40%) Cisco
7 11 (23.40%) MPLS
8 10 (21.28%) Ciena
9 8 (17.02%) Huawei
10 7 (14.89%) SLA
10 7 (14.89%) CCIE
10 7 (14.89%) CCNP
10 7 (14.89%) Network Management
11 6 (12.77%) CCNA
11 6 (12.77%) VPN
11 6 (12.77%) Remedy
12 5 (10.64%) Network Design
12 5 (10.64%) Frame Relay
12 5 (10.64%) BGP
12 5 (10.64%) Juniper
12 5 (10.64%) TCP/IP
12 5 (10.64%) VoIP
12 5 (10.64%) Presales
13 4 (8.51%) Data Centre

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 (6.38%) MS Excel
1 3 (6.38%) MS Office
2 1 (2.13%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 34 (72.34%) SDH
2 21 (44.68%) ATM
3 12 (25.53%) Ethernet
3 12 (25.53%) WAN
4 11 (23.40%) LAN
4 11 (23.40%) MPLS
5 6 (12.77%) VPN
6 5 (10.64%) BGP
6 5 (10.64%) Frame Relay
6 5 (10.64%) TCP/IP
6 5 (10.64%) VoIP
7 4 (8.51%) EIGRP
7 4 (8.51%) Firewall
7 4 (8.51%) Internet
7 4 (8.51%) SONET
7 4 (8.51%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (8.51%) Wireless
8 3 (6.38%) IPsec
8 3 (6.38%) Spanning Tree
8 3 (6.38%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.13%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (2.13%) SoapUI
1 1 (2.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 18 (38.30%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.38%) Finance
2 3 (6.38%) German Language
3 2 (4.26%) French Language
4 1 (2.13%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (27.66%) Designer
1 13 (27.66%) Network Designer
2 6 (12.77%) NOC Engineer
3 5 (10.64%) Transmission Engineer
4 4 (8.51%) Architect
4 4 (8.51%) Microwave Engineer
4 4 (8.51%) Network Engineer
4 4 (8.51%) Optical Engineer
5 3 (6.38%) Cisco Engineer
5 3 (6.38%) Network Architect
5 3 (6.38%) Network Technical Architect
5 3 (6.38%) NOC Technician
5 3 (6.38%) Project Manager
5 3 (6.38%) Technical Architect
6 2 (4.26%) Analyst
6 2 (4.26%) Field Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) Network Design Architect
6 2 (4.26%) Technical Design Architect
6 2 (4.26%) Telecoms Manager
6 2 (4.26%) Telecoms Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.13%) 802.1X
1 1 (2.13%) JMS
1 1 (2.13%) SOAP
1 1 (2.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.51%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.13%) EMC Centera
3 1 (2.13%) EMC VMAX
3 1 (2.13%) EMC VNX
3 1 (2.13%) Equities
3 1 (2.13%) Fixed Income
3 1 (2.13%) MPEG
3 1 (2.13%) PKI
3 1 (2.13%) RSA SecurID
3 1 (2.13%) Statistics
3 1 (2.13%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (2.13%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.26%) Linux
1 2 (4.26%) Unix
2 1 (2.13%) Mac OS X
2 1 (2.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (14.89%) Network Management
2 5 (10.64%) Network Design
2 5 (10.64%) Presales
3 4 (8.51%) Capacity Management
3 4 (8.51%) Migration
3 4 (8.51%) Project Management
4 3 (6.38%) Fault Management
5 2 (4.26%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (4.26%) Change Management
5 2 (4.26%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (4.26%) Network Planning
5 2 (4.26%) Problem Management
5 2 (4.26%) Validation
6 1 (2.13%) Asset Management
6 1 (2.13%) Cybersecurity
6 1 (2.13%) Incident Management
6 1 (2.13%) Load Balancing
6 1 (2.13%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (2.13%) Risk Analysis
6 1 (2.13%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.13%) Perl
1 1 (2.13%) Python
1 1 (2.13%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 16 (34.04%) SC Cleared
1 16 (34.04%) Security Cleared
2 12 (25.53%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (14.89%) CCIE
3 7 (14.89%) CCNP
4 6 (12.77%) CCNA
5 1 (2.13%) CCSE
5 1 (2.13%) Check Point Certification
5 1 (2.13%) CISSP
5 1 (2.13%) Degree
5 1 (2.13%) JNCIE
5 1 (2.13%) JNCIP
5 1 (2.13%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (14.89%) SLA
2 1 (2.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (2.13%) SRDF
1 1 (2.13%) VMware ESX
1 1 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (4.26%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.13%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (2.13%) NetBackup
2 1 (2.13%) OpenView
2 1 (2.13%) vMotion
Vendors
1 13 (27.66%) Alcatel-Lucent
1 13 (27.66%) Nortel
2 11 (23.40%) Cisco
3 10 (21.28%) Ciena
4 8 (17.02%) Huawei
5 6 (12.77%) Remedy
6 5 (10.64%) Juniper
7 3 (6.38%) Avaya
7 3 (6.38%) Microsoft
8 2 (4.26%) Brocade
8 2 (4.26%) BT
8 2 (4.26%) CheckPoint
8 2 (4.26%) F5
8 2 (4.26%) Nokia
9 1 (2.13%) NetApp
9 1 (2.13%) Palo Alto
9 1 (2.13%) Riverbed
9 1 (2.13%) Siemens
9 1 (2.13%) Tellabs
9 1 (2.13%) WorldPay