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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank 57 54 46
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -8
Contract jobs citing SDH 2 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.31% 0.16% 0.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.94% 1.19% 2.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£155 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £25.00
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
103 84 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 15.92% 13.61% 13.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 54 23
Average daily rate £325 £260 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -22.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £136 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 6
Average hourly rate £13.00 £20.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.00% +29.03%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

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 19 December 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 3 (100.00%) Ethernet
1 3 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (66.67%) Migration
2 2 (66.67%) Internet
2 2 (66.67%) MPLS
2 2 (66.67%) OSPF
2 2 (66.67%) DSL
2 2 (66.67%) EIGRP
2 2 (66.67%) RIP
2 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
2 2 (66.67%) VPN
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) CCNP
2 2 (66.67%) CCIP
2 2 (66.67%) CCNA
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (66.67%) ADSL
2 2 (66.67%) ATM
2 2 (66.67%) LAN
2 2 (66.67%) WAN
2 2 (66.67%) SC Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) BC Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) xDSL
2 2 (66.67%) BGP
3 1 (33.33%) DSLAM
3 1 (33.33%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 1 (33.33%) 4G
3 1 (33.33%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (33.33%) Line Management

SDH
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 3 (100.00%) Ethernet
2 2 (66.67%) Internet
2 2 (66.67%) MPLS
2 2 (66.67%) OSPF
2 2 (66.67%) DSL
2 2 (66.67%) EIGRP
2 2 (66.67%) RIP
2 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
2 2 (66.67%) VPN
2 2 (66.67%) ADSL
2 2 (66.67%) ATM
2 2 (66.67%) LAN
2 2 (66.67%) WAN
2 2 (66.67%) xDSL
2 2 (66.67%) BGP
3 1 (33.33%) DSLAM
3 1 (33.33%) 4G
3 1 (33.33%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (33.33%) PSTN
3 1 (33.33%) UMTS
General
1 3 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Network Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) IP Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Field Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) IP Network Engineer
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Line Management
2 1 (33.33%) Incident Management
2 1 (33.33%) WFM
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) CCNP
1 2 (66.67%) CCIP
1 2 (66.67%) CCNA
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (66.67%) SC Cleared
1 2 (66.67%) BC Cleared
1 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) SLA
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 1 (33.33%) Ericsson
2 1 (33.33%) BT
2 1 (33.33%) Remedy
2 1 (33.33%) Cramer