The table below looks at the statistics for SDH skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SDH over the 3 months to 22 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing SDH 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol - - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £193 £285
% change year-on-year
+68.83% -32.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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South West

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

Communications & Networking Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
92 93 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 10.62% 11.16% 12.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 45 26
Average daily rate £350 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £427 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 19 5
Average hourly rate £22.88 £17.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.71% -14.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £16.50 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £18.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

SDH
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

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

SDH Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

SDH
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

SDH Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

SDH
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 7 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (57.14%) ATM
2 4 (57.14%) RNC
2 4 (57.14%) WFM
2 4 (57.14%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 4 (57.14%) Radio Access Network
2 4 (57.14%) Line Management
2 4 (57.14%) GSM
2 4 (57.14%) UMTS
2 4 (57.14%) Ethernet
2 4 (57.14%) SLA
2 4 (57.14%) Ericsson
3 3 (42.86%) Service Management
3 3 (42.86%) Service Delivery
3 3 (42.86%) Firewall
3 3 (42.86%) Matrix Management
3 3 (42.86%) Broadband
3 3 (42.86%) ITIL

SDH
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 (57.14%) ATM
1 4 (57.14%) RNC
1 4 (57.14%) Radio Access Network
1 4 (57.14%) GSM
1 4 (57.14%) UMTS
1 4 (57.14%) Ethernet
2 3 (42.86%) Firewall
2 3 (42.86%) Broadband
General
1 7 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Field Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) NOC Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (57.14%) WFM
1 4 (57.14%) Line Management
2 3 (42.86%) Service Management
2 3 (42.86%) Service Delivery
2 3 (42.86%) Matrix Management
2 3 (42.86%) ITIL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (57.14%) SLA
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
1 4 (57.14%) Ericsson