The table below looks at the statistics for SDH skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SDH over the 3 months to 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank 64 - 40
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing SDH 3 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.38% - 0.88%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.90% - 8.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £175 £290
% change year-on-year
+100.00% -39.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
SDH
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Communications & Networking Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
158 90 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 20.03% 13.98% 10.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 45 21
Average daily rate £325 £323 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.77% -16.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £168 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 3
Average hourly rate £27.25 £12.00 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+127.08% -18.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £10.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £16.50 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -20.00%

SDH
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

SDH Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

SDH
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

SDH Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

SDH
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

SDH Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

SDH
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing SDH 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 SDH.

1 5 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 4 (80.00%) Ericsson
2 4 (80.00%) Ethernet
3 3 (60.00%) Cisco
3 3 (60.00%) WAN
3 3 (60.00%) DWDM
3 3 (60.00%) OSPF
3 3 (60.00%) EIGRP
4 2 (40.00%) Migration
4 2 (40.00%) Cramer
4 2 (40.00%) BGP
4 2 (40.00%) DSLAM
4 2 (40.00%) DSL
4 2 (40.00%) MPLS
4 2 (40.00%) Internet
4 2 (40.00%) PSTN
4 2 (40.00%) UMTS
4 2 (40.00%) UNIX
4 2 (40.00%) ADSL
4 2 (40.00%) ATM
4 2 (40.00%) Broadband
4 2 (40.00%) GSM
4 2 (40.00%) ISDN
4 2 (40.00%) CCNA
4 2 (40.00%) Nortel
4 2 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (40.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 2 (40.00%) RIP
4 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (40.00%) SLA

SDH
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing SDH 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 SDH. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) Ethernet
2 3 (60.00%) WAN
2 3 (60.00%) DWDM
2 3 (60.00%) OSPF
2 3 (60.00%) EIGRP
3 2 (40.00%) BGP
3 2 (40.00%) DSLAM
3 2 (40.00%) DSL
3 2 (40.00%) MPLS
3 2 (40.00%) Internet
3 2 (40.00%) PSTN
3 2 (40.00%) UMTS
3 2 (40.00%) ADSL
3 2 (40.00%) ATM
3 2 (40.00%) Broadband
3 2 (40.00%) GSM
3 2 (40.00%) ISDN
3 2 (40.00%) RIP
3 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (40.00%) RNC
General
1 5 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Field Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Project Coordinator
2 1 (20.00%) Coordinator
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Migration
1 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (40.00%) WFM
1 2 (40.00%) Line Management
2 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) CCNA
1 2 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Ericsson
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco
3 2 (40.00%) Cramer
3 2 (40.00%) Nortel
3 2 (40.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 2 (40.00%) Huawei
3 2 (40.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 2 (40.00%) BT