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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank 617 564 555
Rank change year-on-year
-53 -9
Contract jobs citing SDH 14 43 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.028% 0.083% 0.077%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.17% 0.58% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 17 9
Median daily rate £350 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £250 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £450 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £385 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.59% +28.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 - -
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
8068 7376 6687
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 16.16% 14.29% 13.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 4979 4275 3606
Median daily rate £400 £375 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +6.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £331
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +5.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 379 445 393
Median hourly rate £28.00 £20.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.58% +2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £11.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £42.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+37.04% +7.62%

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 23 July 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 23 July 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
London -6 6 £270 -26.53% 1
South East -19 6 £375 -2.59%
South West +3 1 - -
East of England - 1 - -
North West - 1 - - 1
SDH
UK

SDH
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 39 (63.93%) DWDM
2 35 (57.38%) ATM
3 34 (55.74%) Telecoms
4 21 (34.43%) Security Cleared
5 20 (32.79%) SC Cleared
6 18 (29.51%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 17 (27.87%) Nortel
8 14 (22.95%) Ethernet
9 13 (21.31%) MPLS
10 12 (19.67%) Cisco
11 11 (18.03%) Huawei
12 9 (14.75%) VPN
12 9 (14.75%) Project Management
13 8 (13.11%) Microsoft
13 8 (13.11%) MS Excel
14 7 (11.48%) BGP
14 7 (11.48%) Juniper
14 7 (11.48%) Cisco Certification
14 7 (11.48%) Network Design
15 6 (9.84%) LAN
15 6 (9.84%) WAN
15 6 (9.84%) Ciena
16 5 (8.20%) Analytical Skills
16 5 (8.20%) Presales
16 5 (8.20%) Network Management
16 5 (8.20%) Continuous Improvement
16 5 (8.20%) TCP/IP
16 5 (8.20%) CCIE
16 5 (8.20%) SLA
16 5 (8.20%) PRINCE2

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 8 (13.11%) MS Excel
2 5 (8.20%) MS Office
3 3 (4.92%) MS Project
4 1 (1.64%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 39 (63.93%) DWDM
2 35 (57.38%) ATM
3 14 (22.95%) Ethernet
4 13 (21.31%) MPLS
5 9 (14.75%) VPN
6 7 (11.48%) BGP
7 6 (9.84%) LAN
7 6 (9.84%) WAN
8 5 (8.20%) Frame Relay
8 5 (8.20%) TCP/IP
9 4 (6.56%) GSM
9 4 (6.56%) LTE
9 4 (6.56%) SONET
9 4 (6.56%) VoIP
9 4 (6.56%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (6.56%) xDSL
10 3 (4.92%) Radio Access Network
10 3 (4.92%) UMTS
10 3 (4.92%) VoLTE
10 3 (4.92%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.92%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (3.28%) GIS
General
1 34 (55.74%) Telecoms
2 5 (8.20%) German Language
3 2 (3.28%) Finance
3 2 (3.28%) French Language
4 1 (1.64%) Advertising
4 1 (1.64%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 17 (27.87%) Designer
1 17 (27.87%) Network Designer
2 7 (11.48%) Project Manager
3 5 (8.20%) Architect
3 5 (8.20%) Microwave Engineer
3 5 (8.20%) Network Architect
3 5 (8.20%) Transmission Planner
4 4 (6.56%) Delivery Manager
4 4 (6.56%) Network Engineer
4 4 (6.56%) NOC Engineer
5 3 (4.92%) Network Technical Architect
5 3 (4.92%) NOC Technician
5 3 (4.92%) Technical Architect
5 3 (4.92%) Telecoms Manager
5 3 (4.92%) Telecoms Project Manager
5 3 (4.92%) Transmission Engineer
6 2 (3.28%) Analyst
6 2 (3.28%) Network Design Architect
6 2 (3.28%) Optical Engineer
6 2 (3.28%) Technical Design Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.64%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.20%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.92%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.64%) RSA SecurID
3 1 (1.64%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.64%) Linux
1 1 (1.64%) Mac OS X
1 1 (1.64%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (14.75%) Project Management
2 7 (11.48%) Network Design
3 5 (8.20%) Continuous Improvement
3 5 (8.20%) Migration
3 5 (8.20%) Network Management
3 5 (8.20%) Presales
3 5 (8.20%) PRINCE2
4 4 (6.56%) Capacity Management
5 3 (4.92%) ITIL
5 3 (4.92%) ITIL V3
5 3 (4.92%) Network Planning
5 3 (4.92%) Planning and Forecasting
6 2 (3.28%) Fault Management
7 1 (1.64%) CAD
7 1 (1.64%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (1.64%) Load Balancing
7 1 (1.64%) Project Planning
7 1 (1.64%) Risk Analysis
7 1 (1.64%) Service Management
7 1 (1.64%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.64%) Java
1 1 (1.64%) PL/SQL
1 1 (1.64%) SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (34.43%) Security Cleared
2 20 (32.79%) SC Cleared
3 7 (11.48%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (8.20%) CCIE
5 4 (6.56%) CCNA
6 3 (4.92%) CCNP
7 1 (1.64%) BC Cleared
7 1 (1.64%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.64%) CISSP
7 1 (1.64%) Degree
7 1 (1.64%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.64%) JNCIE
7 1 (1.64%) JNCIP
7 1 (1.64%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.64%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.20%) SLA
2 1 (1.64%) JSP 440
Systems Management
1 3 (4.92%) NSN NetAct
2 2 (3.28%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.64%) Amdocs OSS
3 1 (1.64%) OpenView
Vendors
1 18 (29.51%) Alcatel-Lucent
2 17 (27.87%) Nortel
3 12 (19.67%) Cisco
4 11 (18.03%) Huawei
5 8 (13.11%) Microsoft
6 7 (11.48%) Juniper
7 6 (9.84%) Ciena
8 5 (8.20%) Ericsson
8 5 (8.20%) Remedy
9 4 (6.56%) Amdocs
9 4 (6.56%) BT
9 4 (6.56%) Mapinfo
9 4 (6.56%) Nokia
9 4 (6.56%) Tellabs
10 3 (4.92%) Virgin Media
11 2 (3.28%) Avaya
12 1 (1.64%) Cramer
12 1 (1.64%) EMC
12 1 (1.64%) Palo Alto
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