The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 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 City of London 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank 198 196 207
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +11
Contract jobs citing SDH 12 1 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.19% 0.016% 0.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.62% 0.11% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 17
Average daily rate £300 £200 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £200 £331
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £200 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £215 £255 £350
% change year-on-year
-15.68% -27.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £33.47 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £108.75 - £27.50
Communications & Networking Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
743 891 1084
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 11.51% 14.30% 13.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 520 603 727
Average daily rate £395 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £190 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 42 43
Average hourly rate £22.00 £49.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.10% +122.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £17.50 £15.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.75 £135.00 £44.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
SDH
London

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SDH across the City of London region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

SDH Daily Rate Histogram 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 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 18 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 11 (61.11%) DWDM
3 8 (44.44%) Huawei
4 7 (38.89%) C
5 6 (33.33%) ATM
5 6 (33.33%) OSPF
5 6 (33.33%) SC Cleared
5 6 (33.33%) Security Cleared
5 6 (33.33%) Low Latency
6 5 (27.78%) JNCIA
6 5 (27.78%) SLA
6 5 (27.78%) Telcordia
6 5 (27.78%) GSM
6 5 (27.78%) UMTS
6 5 (27.78%) Ethernet
6 5 (27.78%) CCNA
6 5 (27.78%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (22.22%) Project Management
8 3 (16.67%) Degree
8 3 (16.67%) Network Management
9 2 (11.11%) Time Management
9 2 (11.11%) Business Development
9 2 (11.11%) Network Design
9 2 (11.11%) Cisco
9 2 (11.11%) Ericsson
9 2 (11.11%) SQL
10 1 (5.56%) MS Project
10 1 (5.56%) UNIX
10 1 (5.56%) Windows
10 1 (5.56%) Linux

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 (5.56%) MS Project
1 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.56%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 11 (61.11%) DWDM
2 6 (33.33%) ATM
2 6 (33.33%) OSPF
3 5 (27.78%) GSM
3 5 (27.78%) UMTS
3 5 (27.78%) Ethernet
4 1 (5.56%) DNS
4 1 (5.56%) LAN
4 1 (5.56%) SONET
4 1 (5.56%) MPLS
4 1 (5.56%) Network Security
4 1 (5.56%) Junos
General
1 18 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.56%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Implementation Engineer
1 5 (27.78%) Field Engineer
2 2 (11.11%) Network Design Engineer
2 2 (11.11%) Data Analyst
2 2 (11.11%) Design Engineer
2 2 (11.11%) Analyst
2 2 (11.11%) Network Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Security Consultant
3 1 (5.56%) Consultant
3 1 (5.56%) Project Manager
3 1 (5.56%) Network Analyst
3 1 (5.56%) Delivery Manager
3 1 (5.56%) Information Security Consultant
3 1 (5.56%) Deployment Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Vendor Manager
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) UNIX
1 1 (5.56%) Windows
1 1 (5.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) Low Latency
2 4 (22.22%) Project Management
3 3 (16.67%) Network Management
4 2 (11.11%) Time Management
4 2 (11.11%) Business Development
4 2 (11.11%) Network Design
5 1 (5.56%) Service Delivery
5 1 (5.56%) GAP Analysis
5 1 (5.56%) Risk Management
5 1 (5.56%) Business Continuity
5 1 (5.56%) Risk Assessment
5 1 (5.56%) Information Security
5 1 (5.56%) Migration
5 1 (5.56%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (38.89%) C
2 2 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 6 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 5 (27.78%) JNCIA
2 5 (27.78%) CCNA
2 5 (27.78%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (16.67%) Degree
4 1 (5.56%) CFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (27.78%) SLA
2 1 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 8 (44.44%) Huawei
2 5 (27.78%) Telcordia
3 2 (11.11%) Cisco
3 2 (11.11%) Ericsson
4 1 (5.56%) Juniper
4 1 (5.56%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 1 (5.56%) Microsoft