The table below looks at the statistics for DWDM skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DWDM over the 3 months to 31 March 2015 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Dense Wave Division Multiplexing (DWDM)
Rank 117 109 100
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -9
Contract jobs citing DWDM 1 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.038% 0.045% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.28% 0.40% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £538 £238 £175
% change year-on-year
+126.31% +35.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £108.75 -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
361 248 271
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 13.83% 11.17% 14.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 109 110
Average daily rate £368 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £227 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £444 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 13 42
Average hourly rate £26.00 £16.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.50% -44.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £29.37 £34.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

DWDM
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing DWDM across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

DWDM Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

DWDM
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing DWDM across the West Midlands region.

DWDM Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

DWDM
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing DWDM across the West Midlands region.

DWDM Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

DWDM
Top 6 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 1 (100.00%) SDH
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) BC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Kalman Filter

DWDM
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) SDH
General
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Architect
1 1 (100.00%) Solutions Architect
1 1 (100.00%) Network Architect
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Kalman Filter
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) BC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared