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 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank 609 603 580
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -23
Contract jobs citing SDH 15 33 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.030% 0.063% 0.093%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.20% 0.45% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 16
Median daily rate £340 £310 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -1.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £250 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £400 £404
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
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
7640 7314 7898
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 15.40% 13.86% 14.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 4705 4264 4449
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £360 £344
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 375 496 449
Median hourly rate £28.00 £21.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -4.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.83 £45.00
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 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 September 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 September 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 +3 8 £340 +9.67% 1
London -4 3 £425 +30.84% 2
North West - 2 - -
SDH
UK

SDH
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 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 England region with a requirement for SDH.

1 31 (79.49%) Telecoms
2 21 (53.85%) DWDM
3 14 (35.90%) Ethernet
3 14 (35.90%) Cisco
4 11 (28.21%) ATM
4 11 (28.21%) MPLS
4 11 (28.21%) SC Cleared
4 11 (28.21%) Security Cleared
5 10 (25.64%) Network Design
6 9 (23.08%) Project Management
6 9 (23.08%) WAN
7 8 (20.51%) LAN
7 8 (20.51%) PRINCE2
8 7 (17.95%) VPN
8 7 (17.95%) Microsoft
8 7 (17.95%) BGP
8 7 (17.95%) Juniper
8 7 (17.95%) Wi-Fi
9 6 (15.38%) Huawei
9 6 (15.38%) VoIP
9 6 (15.38%) Network Management
9 6 (15.38%) Ciena
10 5 (12.82%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (12.82%) GSM
10 5 (12.82%) MS Office
10 5 (12.82%) TCP/IP
10 5 (12.82%) SONET
11 4 (10.26%) Remedy
11 4 (10.26%) Internet
11 4 (10.26%) 3G

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 5 (12.82%) MS Office
2 4 (10.26%) MS Excel
3 3 (7.69%) MS Project
4 1 (2.56%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 21 (53.85%) DWDM
2 14 (35.90%) Ethernet
3 11 (28.21%) ATM
3 11 (28.21%) MPLS
4 9 (23.08%) WAN
5 8 (20.51%) LAN
6 7 (17.95%) BGP
6 7 (17.95%) VPN
6 7 (17.95%) Wi-Fi
7 6 (15.38%) VoIP
8 5 (12.82%) GSM
8 5 (12.82%) SONET
8 5 (12.82%) TCP/IP
9 4 (10.26%) 3G
9 4 (10.26%) DSL
9 4 (10.26%) Internet
9 4 (10.26%) LTE
9 4 (10.26%) UMTS
10 3 (7.69%) 4G
10 3 (7.69%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.69%) BusinessObjects
1 3 (7.69%) GIS
General
1 31 (79.49%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.56%) Billing
2 1 (2.56%) Finance
2 1 (2.56%) German Language
Job Titles
1 10 (25.64%) Project Manager
2 6 (15.38%) Transmission Planner
3 5 (12.82%) SC Cleared Project Manager
4 4 (10.26%) NOC Engineer
4 4 (10.26%) Telecoms Manager
5 3 (7.69%) Network Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) NOC Technician
5 3 (7.69%) Telecoms Project Manager
6 2 (5.13%) Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Delivery Manager
6 2 (5.13%) PMO Manager
6 2 (5.13%) PMO Project Manager
7 1 (2.56%) Audit Consultant
7 1 (2.56%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 1 (2.56%) ICT Manager
7 1 (2.56%) ICT Project Manager
7 1 (2.56%) Network Architect
7 1 (2.56%) Optical Engineer
7 1 (2.56%) Telecoms Engineer
7 1 (2.56%) Telecoms Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.13%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.82%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.13%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.13%) Virtual Team
3 1 (2.56%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.13%) Linux
2 1 (2.56%) Mac OS X
2 1 (2.56%) Mandriva Linux
2 1 (2.56%) Ubuntu
2 1 (2.56%) Unix
2 1 (2.56%) Windows
2 1 (2.56%) Windows Server
2 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (2.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (25.64%) Network Design
2 9 (23.08%) Project Management
3 8 (20.51%) PRINCE2
4 6 (15.38%) Network Management
5 4 (10.26%) Migration
6 3 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (7.69%) Planning and Forecasting
6 3 (7.69%) Service Management
6 3 (7.69%) Time Management
7 2 (5.13%) CAD
7 2 (5.13%) Fault Management
7 2 (5.13%) ITIL
7 2 (5.13%) ITIL V3
7 2 (5.13%) Matrix Organization
7 2 (5.13%) Network Planning
7 2 (5.13%) Strategic Planning
8 1 (2.56%) Load Balancing
8 1 (2.56%) Programme Management
8 1 (2.56%) Project Planning
8 1 (2.56%) Risk Analysis
Qualifications
1 11 (28.21%) SC Cleared
1 11 (28.21%) Security Cleared
2 4 (10.26%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (7.69%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (7.69%) CCIE
3 3 (7.69%) CCNA
3 3 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (5.13%) CCNP
4 2 (5.13%) Degree
4 2 (5.13%) PMI Certification
4 2 (5.13%) PMP
4 2 (5.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (2.56%) CISSP
5 1 (2.56%) JNCIE
5 1 (2.56%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.69%) SLA
2 1 (2.56%) JSP 440
Systems Management
1 3 (7.69%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (2.56%) Cacti
2 1 (2.56%) Cisco CME
2 1 (2.56%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (2.56%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (2.56%) FortiGate
2 1 (2.56%) OpenView
2 1 (2.56%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (2.56%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 14 (35.90%) Cisco
2 7 (17.95%) Juniper
2 7 (17.95%) Microsoft
3 6 (15.38%) Ciena
3 6 (15.38%) Huawei
4 4 (10.26%) BT
4 4 (10.26%) Nokia
4 4 (10.26%) Remedy
4 4 (10.26%) Tellabs
5 3 (7.69%) Ericsson
5 3 (7.69%) Fujitsu
5 3 (7.69%) Mapinfo
5 3 (7.69%) Virgin Media
6 2 (5.13%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 2 (5.13%) Amdocs
7 1 (2.56%) CheckPoint
7 1 (2.56%) Nortel
7 1 (2.56%) Palo Alto
7 1 (2.56%) SolarWinds
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