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 18 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank 204 209 198
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -11
Contract jobs citing SDH 2 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.035% 0.12% 0.049%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.27% 1.03% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 0
Average daily rate
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£325 £285 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.03% -
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
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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
738 774 863
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.06% 11.33% 14.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 525 500 576
Average daily rate £388 £400 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +4.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 33 49
Average hourly rate £18.70 £17.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -24.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £12.75 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £27.56 £135.00
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 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 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Ethernet
1 2 (66.67%) SONET
1 2 (66.67%) DWDM
1 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (33.33%) VLAN
2 1 (33.33%) CFA
2 1 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) Network Management
2 1 (33.33%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (33.33%) MPLS
2 1 (33.33%) OSPF
2 1 (33.33%) BGP
2 1 (33.33%) EIGRP
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
2 1 (33.33%) Wireless
2 1 (33.33%) RIP
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) CCNA
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (33.33%) Ericsson
2 1 (33.33%) Nokia
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 2000
2 1 (33.33%) Windows NT
2 1 (33.33%) Windows XP
2 1 (33.33%) MS Visio
2 1 (33.33%) ATM
2 1 (33.33%) GSM

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

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 (33.33%) MS Visio
1 1 (33.33%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) Ethernet
1 2 (66.67%) SONET
1 2 (66.67%) DWDM
2 1 (33.33%) VLAN
2 1 (33.33%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (33.33%) MPLS
2 1 (33.33%) OSPF
2 1 (33.33%) BGP
2 1 (33.33%) EIGRP
2 1 (33.33%) Wireless
2 1 (33.33%) RIP
2 1 (33.33%) ATM
2 1 (33.33%) GSM
2 1 (33.33%) LAN
2 1 (33.33%) UMTS
2 1 (33.33%) WAN
General
1 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Network Administrator
1 1 (33.33%) Junior Network Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Junior
1 1 (33.33%) Network Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Administrator
1 1 (33.33%) Field Engineer
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 2000
2 1 (33.33%) Windows NT
2 1 (33.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Network Management
1 1 (33.33%) Project Management
1 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) CFA
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
1 1 (33.33%) CCNA
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) Ericsson
1 1 (33.33%) Nokia