The table below looks at the statistics for SDH skills in IT contracts advertised for the Coventry region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SDH over the 3 months to 31 October 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank 37 33 22
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -11
Contract jobs citing SDH 1 1 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 0.29% 0.38% 3.97%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.33% 2.63% 28.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate
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£225 - £220
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £260 £370
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -29.72%
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 Coventry region.

Communications & Networking Category
Coventry
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
43 38 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 12.65% 14.34% 13.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 19 12
Average daily rate £320 £275 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.36% -21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £145 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.54% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 6
Average hourly rate £31.50 - £28.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 - £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £190.00 - £30.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.94 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% +7.14%

SDH
Jobs Demand Trend in Coventry

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

SDH Jobs Demand Trend in Coventry

SDH
Daily Rate Trend in Coventry

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

SDH Daily Rate Trend in Coventry

SDH
Top 7 Related IT Skills in Coventry

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Coventry 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 1 (100.00%) Ethernet
1 1 (100.00%) 3G
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (100.00%) 2G
1 1 (100.00%) 2.5G
1 1 (100.00%) Cramer
1 1 (100.00%) Network Planning

SDH
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Coventry 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 1 (100.00%) Ethernet
1 1 (100.00%) 3G
1 1 (100.00%) 2G
1 1 (100.00%) 2.5G
General
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Transmission Planner
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Network Planning
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Cramer