The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Birmingham region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank - 56 54
Contract jobs citing SDH 0 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham - 0.82% 0.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 6.33% 3.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £235 £280
% change year-on-year
+47.87% -16.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Communications & Networking Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
131 79 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 18.40% 12.91% 15.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 33 39
Average daily rate £313 £400 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.87% +128.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £146 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £462 £450 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 3 4
Average hourly rate £12.00 £20.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.00 £16.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £20.00 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%
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West Midlands

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 6 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) 3G
1 2 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco IOS
1 2 (100.00%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (50.00%) Nokia DX200

SDH
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 2 (100.00%) 3G
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco IOS
1 2 (100.00%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (50.00%) Nokia DX200
General
1 2 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Data Centre Engineer
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco