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 1 May 2015 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank 486 476 443
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -33
Contract jobs citing SDH 94 96 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.19% 0.19% 0.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.24% 1.46% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 38 22
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£298 £285 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.38% +9.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £175 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £433 £376
UK excluding London average daily rate £298 £220 £260
% change year-on-year
+35.22% -15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £34.38 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 -
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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
7610 6596 6712
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 15.02% 13.30% 15.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 4218 3558 3455
Average daily rate £350 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £335 £315
% change year-on-year
+2.98% +6.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 408 365 546
Average hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -10.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.20 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £41.00 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -10.11%

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 1 May 2015.

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 1 May 2015. 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 -18 38 £293 +36.04% 2
South West - 15 £450 -
North West -13 9 £130 -
East Midlands - 7 - -
West Midlands -12 5 - -
Yorkshire - 5 - -
London -33 4 - -
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SDH
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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.

1 143 (85.12%) Telecoms
2 96 (57.14%) Ethernet
3 90 (53.57%) GSM
4 89 (52.98%) UMTS
5 86 (51.19%) Ericsson
5 86 (51.19%) Radio Access Network
6 82 (48.81%) ATM
7 76 (45.24%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 72 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
9 68 (40.48%) RNC
10 62 (36.90%) SLA
11 61 (36.31%) WFM
11 61 (36.31%) Line Management
12 32 (19.05%) Huawei
13 30 (17.86%) MPLS
14 26 (15.48%) DSL
14 26 (15.48%) Network Planning
14 26 (15.48%) 4G
15 23 (13.69%) LTE
15 23 (13.69%) DWDM
16 21 (12.50%) Internet
16 21 (12.50%) Security Cleared
17 20 (11.90%) TCP/IP
18 19 (11.31%) 3G
18 19 (11.31%) Wireless
19 18 (10.71%) Wi-Fi
20 17 (10.12%) CDMA2000
20 17 (10.12%) WiMAX
20 17 (10.12%) GPRS
20 17 (10.12%) C

SDH
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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 3 (1.79%) WebLogic
1 3 (1.79%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.60%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (5.95%) MS Office
2 4 (2.38%) MS Project
2 4 (2.38%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.19%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 96 (57.14%) Ethernet
2 90 (53.57%) GSM
3 89 (52.98%) UMTS
4 86 (51.19%) Radio Access Network
5 82 (48.81%) ATM
6 68 (40.48%) RNC
7 30 (17.86%) MPLS
8 26 (15.48%) DSL
8 26 (15.48%) 4G
9 23 (13.69%) LTE
9 23 (13.69%) DWDM
10 21 (12.50%) Internet
11 20 (11.90%) TCP/IP
12 19 (11.31%) 3G
12 19 (11.31%) Wireless
13 18 (10.71%) Wi-Fi
14 17 (10.12%) CDMA2000
14 17 (10.12%) WiMAX
14 17 (10.12%) GPRS
14 17 (10.12%) HSPA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.79%) Oracle Database 10g
1 3 (1.79%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 10 (5.95%) Subversion
1 10 (5.95%) Git (software)
1 10 (5.95%) ClearCase
1 10 (5.95%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (1.79%) Toad
General
1 143 (85.12%) Telecoms
2 6 (3.57%) German Language
3 5 (2.98%) Marketing
4 4 (2.38%) Back Office
5 1 (0.60%) Finance
5 1 (0.60%) Legal
5 1 (0.60%) Banking
5 1 (0.60%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 63 (37.50%) Field Engineer
2 11 (6.55%) C++ Developer
2 11 (6.55%) Delivery Manager
2 11 (6.55%) Developer
2 11 (6.55%) Transmission Engineer
3 10 (5.95%) Network Engineer
4 9 (5.36%) Architect
5 8 (4.76%) Project Manager
6 7 (4.17%) IP Network Engineer
6 7 (4.17%) IP Engineer
7 5 (2.98%) Network Architect
7 5 (2.98%) Telecoms Project Manager
8 4 (2.38%) Microwave Engineer
8 4 (2.38%) Strategy Manager
8 4 (2.38%) Architecture Manager
8 4 (2.38%) Deployment Engineer
8 4 (2.38%) Project Engineer
8 4 (2.38%) Support Engineer
9 3 (1.79%) Sales Consultant
9 3 (1.79%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (6.55%) STL
2 3 (1.79%) JAXB
2 3 (1.79%) WSDL
2 3 (1.79%) JMS
2 3 (1.79%) SOAP
2 3 (1.79%) Web Services
2 3 (1.79%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.95%) Mobile App
1 10 (5.95%) Client/Server
2 5 (2.98%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.19%) Economics
3 2 (1.19%) Statistics
4 1 (0.60%) GIS
4 1 (0.60%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (2.38%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (36.31%) WFM
2 61 (36.31%) Line Management
3 26 (15.48%) Network Planning
4 13 (7.74%) Migration
5 11 (6.55%) OO
6 10 (5.95%) OOD
7 9 (5.36%) ITIL
8 6 (3.57%) PRINCE2
9 5 (2.98%) Service Delivery
9 5 (2.98%) Service Management
9 5 (2.98%) Project Management
9 5 (2.98%) Matrix Management
10 3 (1.79%) TDD
10 3 (1.79%) Network Management
10 3 (1.79%) Release Management
10 3 (1.79%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (1.79%) Performance Management
10 3 (1.79%) Data Migration
10 3 (1.79%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (10.12%) C
2 11 (6.55%) C++
2 11 (6.55%) Perl
2 11 (6.55%) Python
2 11 (6.55%) Bash Shell
2 11 (6.55%) Ruby
3 4 (2.38%) Java
4 3 (1.79%) PL/SQL
4 3 (1.79%) SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 11 (6.55%) DV Cleared
3 10 (5.95%) SC Cleared
3 10 (5.95%) BC Cleared
3 10 (5.95%) CCNA
3 10 (5.95%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (5.36%) CCNP
4 9 (5.36%) HNC
5 4 (2.38%) PMP
5 4 (2.38%) PMI Certification
6 2 (1.19%) Degree
6 2 (1.19%) CCIP
7 1 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.60%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (36.90%) SLA
2 9 (5.36%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.60%) VMware ESX
1 1 (0.60%) vSphere
1 1 (0.60%) XenApp
Vendors
1 86 (51.19%) Ericsson
2 76 (45.24%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 32 (19.05%) Huawei
4 13 (7.74%) Nokia
5 12 (7.14%) Cisco
6 9 (5.36%) Siemens
7 8 (4.76%) Cramer
8 5 (2.98%) ZTE
9 4 (2.38%) ComArch
9 4 (2.38%) Amdocs
9 4 (2.38%) Telcordia
9 4 (2.38%) Microsoft
10 3 (1.79%) BEA
10 3 (1.79%) Oracle
10 3 (1.79%) MetaSolv
10 3 (1.79%) BT
10 3 (1.79%) Actix
11 2 (1.19%) Sybase
11 2 (1.19%) Alcatel-Lucent
12 1 (0.60%) HP
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