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 29 May 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank 584 560 535
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -25
Contract jobs citing SDH 30 64 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.061% 0.13% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.39% 0.84% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 20 23
Median daily rate £275 £370 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.67% +29.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £204 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £450 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £375 £175
% change year-on-year
-26.66% +114.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £33.75
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
7700 7629 6506
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 15.63% 15.00% 13.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 4741 4334 3593
Median daily rate £400 £354 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.07% -1.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £208 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £505 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 320 434 374
Median hourly rate £26.00 £25.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +31.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.38 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £43.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +44.44%

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
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 29 May 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SDH within the England region over the 3 months to 29 May 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 -2 22 £288 +4.54%
London +3 3 £225 -38.35% 1
East Midlands +10 1 £275 -
North West -1 1 £275 +111.53%
South West -12 1 - -
East of England - 1 - -
North East - 1 £275 -
SDH
UK

SDH
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 42 (62.69%) DWDM
2 38 (56.72%) ATM
3 34 (50.75%) Telecoms
4 21 (31.34%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 20 (29.85%) Security Cleared
6 19 (28.36%) SC Cleared
6 19 (28.36%) Nortel
6 19 (28.36%) Ethernet
7 17 (25.37%) Huawei
8 16 (23.88%) Cisco
8 16 (23.88%) MPLS
9 14 (20.90%) VPN
10 12 (17.91%) Microsoft
10 12 (17.91%) MS Excel
11 11 (16.42%) Project Management
12 10 (14.93%) Ciena
13 9 (13.43%) xDSL
13 9 (13.43%) Juniper
14 8 (11.94%) Cisco Certification
14 8 (11.94%) BGP
14 8 (11.94%) Radio Access Network
15 7 (10.45%) OSPF
15 7 (10.45%) IPsec
15 7 (10.45%) Network Planning
15 7 (10.45%) German Language
16 6 (8.96%) VLAN
16 6 (8.96%) Network Design
16 6 (8.96%) Remedy
16 6 (8.96%) RTCP
16 6 (8.96%) RTP

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 12 (17.91%) MS Excel
2 6 (8.96%) MS Office
3 3 (4.48%) MS Project
4 2 (2.99%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (1.49%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 42 (62.69%) DWDM
2 38 (56.72%) ATM
3 19 (28.36%) Ethernet
4 16 (23.88%) MPLS
5 14 (20.90%) VPN
6 9 (13.43%) xDSL
7 8 (11.94%) BGP
7 8 (11.94%) Radio Access Network
8 7 (10.45%) IPsec
8 7 (10.45%) OSPF
9 6 (8.96%) HSRP
9 6 (8.96%) LAN
9 6 (8.96%) RTCP
9 6 (8.96%) RTP
9 6 (8.96%) SCTP
9 6 (8.96%) VLAN
9 6 (8.96%) WAN
10 5 (7.46%) 4G
10 5 (7.46%) DHCP
10 5 (7.46%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.48%) BusinessObjects
General
1 34 (50.75%) Telecoms
2 7 (10.45%) German Language
3 3 (4.48%) Finance
3 3 (4.48%) French Language
4 2 (2.99%) Back Office
5 1 (1.49%) Advertising
5 1 (1.49%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 17 (25.37%) Designer
1 17 (25.37%) Network Designer
2 8 (11.94%) Transmission Engineer
3 7 (10.45%) Network Engineer
3 7 (10.45%) Project Manager
4 5 (7.46%) Architect
4 5 (7.46%) Microwave Engineer
4 5 (7.46%) Network Architect
5 4 (5.97%) Delivery Manager
6 3 (4.48%) Design Engineer
6 3 (4.48%) Network Technical Architect
6 3 (4.48%) Technical Architect
6 3 (4.48%) Telecoms Manager
6 3 (4.48%) Telecoms Project Manager
6 3 (4.48%) Transmission Planner
6 3 (4.48%) Transmission Planning Engineer
7 2 (2.99%) Audit Consultant
7 2 (2.99%) IP Design Engineer
7 2 (2.99%) Optical Engineer
7 2 (2.99%) Technical Design Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.46%) XML
2 1 (1.49%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.46%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.48%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.99%) Statistics
4 1 (1.49%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.49%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.49%) Linux
1 1 (1.49%) Mac OS X
1 1 (1.49%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (16.42%) Project Management
2 7 (10.45%) Network Planning
3 6 (8.96%) Network Design
4 5 (7.46%) Continuous Improvement
4 5 (7.46%) Migration
4 5 (7.46%) Presales
4 5 (7.46%) PRINCE2
5 4 (5.97%) Capacity Management
5 4 (5.97%) Fault Management
5 4 (5.97%) Network Monitoring
5 4 (5.97%) Validation
6 3 (4.48%) ITIL
6 3 (4.48%) ITIL V3
7 2 (2.99%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (2.99%) Functional Testing
7 2 (2.99%) Network Architecture
7 2 (2.99%) Network Management
7 2 (2.99%) Risk Analysis
8 1 (1.49%) Service Design
8 1 (1.49%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.49%) Java
1 1 (1.49%) PL/SQL
1 1 (1.49%) SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (29.85%) Security Cleared
2 19 (28.36%) SC Cleared
3 8 (11.94%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (8.96%) CCIE
5 5 (7.46%) CCNA
6 4 (5.97%) CCNP
7 2 (2.99%) Degree
8 1 (1.49%) BC Cleared
8 1 (1.49%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (1.49%) CISSP
8 1 (1.49%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.49%) JNCIE
8 1 (1.49%) JNCIP
8 1 (1.49%) PMI Certification
8 1 (1.49%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.96%) SLA
Systems Management
1 5 (7.46%) NSN NetAct
2 3 (4.48%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.49%) Amdocs OSS
3 1 (1.49%) OpenView
Vendors
1 21 (31.34%) Alcatel-Lucent
2 19 (28.36%) Nortel
3 17 (25.37%) Huawei
4 16 (23.88%) Cisco
5 12 (17.91%) Microsoft
6 10 (14.93%) Ciena
7 9 (13.43%) Juniper
8 6 (8.96%) Nokia
8 6 (8.96%) Remedy
9 5 (7.46%) Ericsson
10 4 (5.97%) Amdocs
10 4 (5.97%) BT
10 4 (5.97%) Mapinfo
10 4 (5.97%) Tellabs
11 3 (4.48%) Virgin Media
12 2 (2.99%) Avaya
12 2 (2.99%) Nokia Networks
13 1 (1.49%) Cramer
13 1 (1.49%) EMC
13 1 (1.49%) Palo Alto