The table below looks at the statistics for SDH skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SDH over the 3 months to 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank 553 507 484
Rank change year-on-year
-46 -23
Contract jobs citing SDH 43 86 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.091% 0.18% 0.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.63% 1.22% 1.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 23 44
Average daily rate £363 £285 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.19% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £255 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £495 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £290 £270
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +7.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £108.75
SDH
UK

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

Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
6850 7067 6159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.52% 15.01% 13.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 4085 3968 3287
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £220 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 310 415 367
Average hourly rate £27.50 £23.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.56% +21.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.00 £42.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

SDH
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

SDH Jobs Demand Trend in England

SDH
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

SDH Daily Rate Trend in England

SDH
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SDH across the England region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016.

SDH Daily Rate Histogram in England

SDH
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

SDH Hourly Rate Trend in England

SDH
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SDH within the England region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +4 23 £350 +22.80% 3
East of England +6 6 £363 -
London +2 6 £400 +40.35% 3
South West -8 3 £363 -26.76%
SDH
UK

SDH
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 47 (60.26%) DWDM
2 46 (58.97%) Telecoms
3 35 (44.87%) ATM
4 30 (38.46%) Ethernet
5 21 (26.92%) Security Cleared
6 20 (25.64%) SC Cleared
7 19 (24.36%) Cisco
7 19 (24.36%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 18 (23.08%) Nortel
8 18 (23.08%) MPLS
9 17 (21.79%) Huawei
10 15 (19.23%) Project Management
11 13 (16.67%) Ciena
11 13 (16.67%) 2G
11 13 (16.67%) 3G
12 11 (14.10%) Network Planning
12 11 (14.10%) Juniper
12 11 (14.10%) Microsoft
12 11 (14.10%) VPN
13 9 (11.54%) Ericsson
13 9 (11.54%) MS Excel
13 9 (11.54%) VLAN
13 9 (11.54%) Presales
14 8 (10.26%) Radio Access Network
14 8 (10.26%) DHCP
14 8 (10.26%) Cisco Certification
14 8 (10.26%) OSPF
14 8 (10.26%) Validation
15 7 (8.97%) SONET
15 7 (8.97%) WAN

SDH
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 9 (11.54%) MS Excel
2 6 (7.69%) MS Office
3 2 (2.56%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.56%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.28%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.28%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 47 (60.26%) DWDM
2 35 (44.87%) ATM
3 30 (38.46%) Ethernet
4 18 (23.08%) MPLS
5 13 (16.67%) 2G
5 13 (16.67%) 3G
6 11 (14.10%) VPN
7 9 (11.54%) VLAN
8 8 (10.26%) DHCP
8 8 (10.26%) OSPF
8 8 (10.26%) Radio Access Network
9 7 (8.97%) 4G
9 7 (8.97%) SONET
9 7 (8.97%) WAN
10 6 (7.69%) LAN
10 6 (7.69%) TCP/IP
10 6 (7.69%) VRRP
11 5 (6.41%) DNS
11 5 (6.41%) LTE
11 5 (6.41%) RTCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.28%) GIS
General
1 46 (58.97%) Telecoms
2 5 (6.41%) Back Office
2 5 (6.41%) Finance
2 5 (6.41%) German Language
3 3 (3.85%) French Language
4 1 (1.28%) Marketing
4 1 (1.28%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 14 (17.95%) Network Engineer
1 14 (17.95%) Transmission Engineer
2 12 (15.38%) Designer
2 12 (15.38%) Network Designer
3 8 (10.26%) Project Manager
3 8 (10.26%) Senior Network Engineer
4 7 (8.97%) Microwave Engineer
4 7 (8.97%) Telecoms Engineer
5 6 (7.69%) Design Engineer
6 5 (6.41%) Architect
6 5 (6.41%) Configuration Engineer
6 5 (6.41%) Provisioning Engineer
6 5 (6.41%) Transmission Design Engineer
7 4 (5.13%) Circuiting Engineer
8 3 (3.85%) Analyst
8 3 (3.85%) IP Design Engineer
8 3 (3.85%) Juniper Engineer
8 3 (3.85%) Network Operations Engineer
8 3 (3.85%) Operations Engineer
8 3 (3.85%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.41%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.69%) Data Centre
2 4 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.56%) Derivative
3 2 (2.56%) Statistics
3 2 (2.56%) Visualisation
4 1 (1.28%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.28%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (1.28%) Tandem
4 1 (1.28%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.85%) Unix
2 1 (1.28%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (19.23%) Project Management
2 11 (14.10%) Network Planning
3 9 (11.54%) Presales
4 8 (10.26%) Validation
5 6 (7.69%) Network Design
6 5 (6.41%) Capacity Management
7 4 (5.13%) Capacity Planning
7 4 (5.13%) PRINCE2
8 3 (3.85%) Fault Management
8 3 (3.85%) Network Monitoring
8 3 (3.85%) Network Optimisation
9 2 (2.56%) Business Analysis
9 2 (2.56%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
9 2 (2.56%) Functional Testing
9 2 (2.56%) Migration
9 2 (2.56%) Network Architecture
10 1 (1.28%) Data Analysis
10 1 (1.28%) Project Planning
10 1 (1.28%) Risk Analysis
10 1 (1.28%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.85%) C
Qualifications
1 21 (26.92%) Security Cleared
2 20 (25.64%) SC Cleared
3 8 (10.26%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (6.41%) CCNA
4 5 (6.41%) Degree
5 4 (5.13%) CCIE
5 4 (5.13%) CCNP
5 4 (5.13%) JNCIA
5 4 (5.13%) JNCIE
5 4 (5.13%) JNCIP
5 4 (5.13%) JNCIS
6 2 (2.56%) MCSA
6 2 (2.56%) MCSE
6 2 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (2.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.28%) CFA
7 1 (1.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.41%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (2.56%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (2.56%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 19 (24.36%) Alcatel-Lucent
1 19 (24.36%) Cisco
2 18 (23.08%) Nortel
3 17 (21.79%) Huawei
4 13 (16.67%) Ciena
5 11 (14.10%) Juniper
5 11 (14.10%) Microsoft
6 9 (11.54%) Ericsson
7 6 (7.69%) BT
7 6 (7.69%) Nokia
8 5 (6.41%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 5 (6.41%) Remedy
9 3 (3.85%) NEC
9 3 (3.85%) Sybase
10 2 (2.56%) Cramer
10 2 (2.56%) GoldenSource
11 1 (1.28%) ComArch
11 1 (1.28%) GENBAND
11 1 (1.28%) Google
11 1 (1.28%) Mapinfo
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