The table below looks at the statistics for SDH skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SDH over the 3 months to 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank 574 579 576
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -3
Contract jobs citing SDH 21 40 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.046% 0.079% 0.099%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.30% 0.56% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 24 17
Median daily rate £340 £363 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.20% +20.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £327 £273 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £493 £459
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £350 £285
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +22.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
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
6891 7203 7555
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.94% 14.19% 14.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 4166 4287 4402
Median daily rate £400 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 370 446 411
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.44% +4.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.23 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.31 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -0.83%

SDH
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing SDH as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SDH within the England region over the 3 months to 7 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +26 13 £340 -2.85% 2
London +2 5 £380 -7.87% 5
North West - 3 - - 1
SDH
UK

SDH
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 England region with a requirement for SDH.

1 26 (76.47%) Telecoms
2 18 (52.94%) DWDM
3 13 (38.24%) Network Design
4 12 (35.29%) Ethernet
5 11 (32.35%) Cisco
6 10 (29.41%) WAN
6 10 (29.41%) SC Cleared
6 10 (29.41%) Security Cleared
7 9 (26.47%) LAN
7 9 (26.47%) Wi-Fi
8 8 (23.53%) VoIP
9 7 (20.59%) PRINCE2
9 7 (20.59%) Juniper
10 6 (17.65%) Project Management
10 6 (17.65%) ATM
10 6 (17.65%) TCP/IP
10 6 (17.65%) Network Management
11 5 (14.71%) 4G
11 5 (14.71%) Time Management
11 5 (14.71%) 2G
11 5 (14.71%) GIS
11 5 (14.71%) 3G
11 5 (14.71%) SONET
11 5 (14.71%) DSL
12 4 (11.76%) MPLS
12 4 (11.76%) CAD
12 4 (11.76%) VPN
12 4 (11.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 4 (11.76%) Microsoft
12 4 (11.76%) MS Office

SDH
Top Related IT Skills in 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:

Applications
1 4 (11.76%) MS Office
2 3 (8.82%) MS Project
2 3 (8.82%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 18 (52.94%) DWDM
2 12 (35.29%) Ethernet
3 10 (29.41%) WAN
4 9 (26.47%) LAN
4 9 (26.47%) Wi-Fi
5 8 (23.53%) VoIP
6 6 (17.65%) ATM
6 6 (17.65%) TCP/IP
7 5 (14.71%) 2G
7 5 (14.71%) 3G
7 5 (14.71%) 4G
7 5 (14.71%) DSL
7 5 (14.71%) SONET
8 4 (11.76%) MPLS
8 4 (11.76%) VPN
9 3 (8.82%) Internet
9 3 (8.82%) VLAN
10 2 (5.88%) FWSM
10 2 (5.88%) IPsec
10 2 (5.88%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.71%) GIS
General
1 26 (76.47%) Telecoms
2 3 (8.82%) Billing
3 1 (2.94%) French Language
3 1 (2.94%) German Language
3 1 (2.94%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 9 (26.47%) Project Manager
2 6 (17.65%) Telecoms Manager
3 5 (14.71%) SC Cleared Project Manager
3 5 (14.71%) Telecoms Project Manager
3 5 (14.71%) Transmission Planner
4 3 (8.82%) NOC Technician
4 3 (8.82%) Project Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Transmission Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Design Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Network Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) NOC Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Optical Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) PMO Manager
5 2 (5.88%) PMO Project Manager
6 1 (2.94%) Consultant
6 1 (2.94%) Programme Manager
6 1 (2.94%) Senior Manager
6 1 (2.94%) Telecoms Programme Manager
6 1 (2.94%) WAN Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.88%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.94%) RSA SecurID
2 1 (2.94%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.88%) Linux
2 1 (2.94%) Mac OS X
2 1 (2.94%) Mandriva Linux
2 1 (2.94%) Ubuntu
2 1 (2.94%) Unix
2 1 (2.94%) Windows
2 1 (2.94%) Windows Server
2 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (2.94%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (38.24%) Network Design
2 7 (20.59%) PRINCE2
3 6 (17.65%) Network Management
3 6 (17.65%) Project Management
4 5 (14.71%) Time Management
5 4 (11.76%) CAD
6 3 (8.82%) Strategic Planning
7 2 (5.88%) Matrix Organization
7 2 (5.88%) Migration
7 2 (5.88%) Service Management
8 1 (2.94%) Kalman Filter
8 1 (2.94%) Load Balancing
8 1 (2.94%) Network Architecture
8 1 (2.94%) Network Optimisation
8 1 (2.94%) Network Planning
8 1 (2.94%) Programme Management
8 1 (2.94%) Project Governance
8 1 (2.94%) Virtual Team Management
Qualifications
1 10 (29.41%) SC Cleared
1 10 (29.41%) Security Cleared
2 4 (11.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 3 (8.82%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (8.82%) Degree
4 2 (5.88%) PMI Certification
4 2 (5.88%) PMP
4 2 (5.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (2.94%) CCIE
5 1 (2.94%) CCNA
5 1 (2.94%) CCNP
5 1 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.94%) CISSP
5 1 (2.94%) JNCIE
5 1 (2.94%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.88%) JSP 440
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) Cacti
1 1 (2.94%) Cisco CME
1 1 (2.94%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (2.94%) Cisco Prime
1 1 (2.94%) FortiGate
1 1 (2.94%) SolarWinds Orion
1 1 (2.94%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 11 (32.35%) Cisco
2 7 (20.59%) Juniper
3 4 (11.76%) Microsoft
4 3 (8.82%) Ciena
4 3 (8.82%) Fujitsu
4 3 (8.82%) Remedy
5 2 (5.88%) Huawei
5 2 (5.88%) Nokia
6 1 (2.94%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 1 (2.94%) CheckPoint
6 1 (2.94%) Palo Alto
6 1 (2.94%) SolarWinds
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