The table below looks at the statistics for SDH skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SDH over the 3 months to 6 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank 184 188 193
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +5
Contract jobs citing SDH 1 11 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.020% 0.19% 0.017%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.15% 1.74% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 1
Average daily rate
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- £285 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +42.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 £225 £255
% change year-on-year
+31.11% -11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £33.47 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £108.75 -
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London

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

Communications & Networking Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
659 634 823
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.33% 11.13% 14.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 480 402 551
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £240 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £539 £600 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 24 42
Average hourly rate £18.70 £20.00 £40.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.50% -50.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.46 £14.65 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £33.75 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.50 £20.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+43.90% -8.88%

SDH
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

SDH Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

SDH
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

SDH Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

SDH
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

SDH Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

SDH
Top 25 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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%) Telecoms
2 2 (66.67%) ATM
2 2 (66.67%) GSM
2 2 (66.67%) UMTS
2 2 (66.67%) Ethernet
2 2 (66.67%) Ericsson
2 2 (66.67%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (33.33%) Line Management
3 1 (33.33%) Nokia
3 1 (33.33%) SONET
3 1 (33.33%) DWDM
3 1 (33.33%) Project Management
3 1 (33.33%) SLA
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
3 1 (33.33%) Wireless
3 1 (33.33%) MS Project
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) MS Visio
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) RNC
3 1 (33.33%) CFA
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) WFM
3 1 (33.33%) Nokia Solutions and Networks

SDH
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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.

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Project
1 1 (33.33%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) ATM
1 2 (66.67%) GSM
1 2 (66.67%) UMTS
1 2 (66.67%) Ethernet
1 2 (66.67%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (33.33%) SONET
2 1 (33.33%) DWDM
2 1 (33.33%) Wireless
2 1 (33.33%) RNC
General
1 3 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Field Engineer
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Project Management
1 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) WFM
1 1 (33.33%) Line Management
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) CFA
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) SLA
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Ericsson
2 1 (33.33%) Nokia
2 1 (33.33%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft