The table below looks at the statistics for SDH skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SDH over the 3 months to 30 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank - 134 145
Contract jobs citing SDH 0 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England - 0.035% 0.032%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 0.23% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £250 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £293 £300
% change year-on-year
+16.23% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
SDH
England

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

Communications & Networking Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
459 441 532
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 18.65% 15.58% 17.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 255 193 283
Median daily rate £375 £350 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £225 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £363 £345
% change year-on-year
- +5.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 66 76
Median hourly rate £35.00 £23.75 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.36% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.08 £14.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.40 £51.50 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -6.64%

SDH
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the East of England region citing SDH as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

SDH Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

SDH
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

SDH Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

SDH
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

SDH Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

SDH
Top 13 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SDH also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East of England region with a requirement for SDH.

1 1 (100.00%) ATM
1 1 (100.00%) Ethernet
1 1 (100.00%) Nortel
1 1 (100.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
1 1 (100.00%) DWDM
1 1 (100.00%) BT
1 1 (100.00%) Frame Relay
1 1 (100.00%) Network Design
1 1 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Capacity Planning
1 1 (100.00%) Service Design
1 1 (100.00%) Virtual Team

SDH
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) ATM
1 1 (100.00%) DWDM
1 1 (100.00%) Ethernet
1 1 (100.00%) Frame Relay
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Designer
1 1 (100.00%) Network Designer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Capacity Planning
1 1 (100.00%) Network Design
1 1 (100.00%) Service Design
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
1 1 (100.00%) BT
1 1 (100.00%) Nortel