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 22 September 2014 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank 532 452 392
Rank change year-on-year
-80 -60
Contract jobs citing SDH 50 93 189
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.095% 0.19% 0.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.65% 1.42% 2.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 29 33
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£315 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £192 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £404 £380 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £230 £328
% change year-on-year
+30.43% -29.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Average hourly rate - £20.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -42.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
7743 6552 8354
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.76% 13.58% 15.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 4340 3663 3876
Average daily rate £375 £363 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 429 372 636
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.25 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -5.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.60 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

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 22 September 2014.

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 22 September 2014. 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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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 -44 18 £348 +51.08% 5
London -18 6 £425 +30.76%
South West - 2 - -
East of England - 1 - -
SDH
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SDH
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 67 (63.81%) Telecoms
2 59 (56.19%) Ethernet
3 47 (44.76%) ATM
4 38 (36.19%) DWDM
5 32 (30.48%) MPLS
5 32 (30.48%) Cisco
6 31 (29.52%) Project Management
7 30 (28.57%) 3G
8 28 (26.67%) LTE
9 27 (25.71%) Ericsson
10 24 (22.86%) Huawei
11 23 (21.90%) Radio Access Network
12 20 (19.05%) 2G
13 18 (17.14%) Network Planning
14 15 (14.29%) BGP
15 14 (13.33%) WAN
15 14 (13.33%) UMTS
16 13 (12.38%) Cramer
16 13 (12.38%) GSM
16 13 (12.38%) Cisco Certification
17 12 (11.43%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
17 12 (11.43%) VPN
17 12 (11.43%) OSPF
18 11 (10.48%) SLA
19 10 (9.52%) BT
19 10 (9.52%) Nokia
20 9 (8.57%) VoIP
20 9 (8.57%) MS Project
20 9 (8.57%) NEC
20 9 (8.57%) Firewall

SDH
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (1.90%) WebLogic
1 2 (1.90%) SharePoint
1 2 (1.90%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (8.57%) MS Project
2 4 (3.81%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.90%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.90%) MS Office
4 1 (0.95%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 59 (56.19%) Ethernet
2 47 (44.76%) ATM
3 38 (36.19%) DWDM
4 32 (30.48%) MPLS
5 30 (28.57%) 3G
6 28 (26.67%) LTE
7 23 (21.90%) Radio Access Network
8 20 (19.05%) 2G
9 15 (14.29%) BGP
10 14 (13.33%) UMTS
10 14 (13.33%) WAN
11 13 (12.38%) GSM
12 12 (11.43%) VPN
12 12 (11.43%) OSPF
13 9 (8.57%) Firewall
13 9 (8.57%) VoIP
13 9 (8.57%) VLAN
13 9 (8.57%) 4G
14 8 (7.62%) Internet
15 7 (6.67%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.90%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (1.90%) Oracle Database 10g
1 2 (1.90%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (1.90%) Toad
General
1 67 (63.81%) Telecoms
2 5 (4.76%) French Language
3 4 (3.81%) German Language
3 4 (3.81%) Back Office
3 4 (3.81%) Finance
4 2 (1.90%) Publishing
4 2 (1.90%) Dutch Language
4 2 (1.90%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 29 (27.62%) Transmission Engineer
2 14 (13.33%) Design Engineer
3 13 (12.38%) Project Manager
3 13 (12.38%) Transmission Design Engineer
4 11 (10.48%) Delivery Manager
5 10 (9.52%) Network Engineer
5 10 (9.52%) Field Engineer
6 7 (6.67%) Telecoms Project Manager
7 6 (5.71%) Microwave Engineer
7 6 (5.71%) Transmission Planning Engineer
7 6 (5.71%) IP Engineer
8 5 (4.76%) Network Architect
8 5 (4.76%) Deployment Engineer
8 5 (4.76%) Architect
8 5 (4.76%) Transmission Planner
8 5 (4.76%) Network Design Architect
9 4 (3.81%) Solutions Architect
10 3 (2.86%) Network Specialist
11 2 (1.90%) Provisioning Engineer
11 2 (1.90%) Circuiting Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.90%) SOAP
1 2 (1.90%) Web Services
1 2 (1.90%) XML
1 2 (1.90%) JMS
1 2 (1.90%) WSDL
1 2 (1.90%) JAXB
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.81%) Management Information System
2 1 (0.95%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.95%) Windows
1 1 (0.95%) Windows 2000
1 1 (0.95%) Windows NT
1 1 (0.95%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (29.52%) Project Management
2 18 (17.14%) Network Planning
3 9 (8.57%) Migration
4 7 (6.67%) PRINCE2
5 6 (5.71%) Service Delivery
5 6 (5.71%) Network Design
5 6 (5.71%) Line Management
6 5 (4.76%) Network Management
6 5 (4.76%) WFM
6 5 (4.76%) ITIL
7 4 (3.81%) Capacity Planning
8 3 (2.86%) Asset Management
8 3 (2.86%) Supplier Management
8 3 (2.86%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (1.90%) TDD
9 2 (1.90%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (1.90%) Information Management
9 2 (1.90%) Low Latency
9 2 (1.90%) Network Monitoring
9 2 (1.90%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (1.90%) Java
1 2 (1.90%) PL/SQL
1 2 (1.90%) SQL
2 1 (0.95%) C
Qualifications
1 13 (12.38%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (7.62%) CCNA
3 5 (4.76%) CCIE
4 4 (3.81%) Security Cleared
4 4 (3.81%) Degree
5 3 (2.86%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.90%) CCNP
7 1 (0.95%) PMP
7 1 (0.95%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.95%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (10.48%) SLA
Vendors
1 32 (30.48%) Cisco
2 27 (25.71%) Ericsson
3 24 (22.86%) Huawei
4 13 (12.38%) Cramer
5 12 (11.43%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 10 (9.52%) BT
6 10 (9.52%) Nokia
7 9 (8.57%) NEC
8 6 (5.71%) Microsoft
8 6 (5.71%) Nortel
9 5 (4.76%) Juniper
9 5 (4.76%) Amdocs
9 5 (4.76%) Ciena
9 5 (4.76%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 3 (2.86%) Riverbed
10 3 (2.86%) Infoblox
10 3 (2.86%) CheckPoint
11 2 (1.90%) MetaSolv
11 2 (1.90%) BEA
11 2 (1.90%) Siemens
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