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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank 549 469 356
Rank change year-on-year
-80 -113
Contract jobs citing SDH 51 102 218
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.096% 0.21% 0.43%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.65% 1.56% 2.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 36 30
Average daily rate
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£313 £300 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -13.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £219 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £436 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £240 £348
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -30.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 6
Average hourly rate - £20.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -42.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £25.00
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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
7845 6537 7857
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.77% 13.62% 15.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4506 3652 3813
Average daily rate £370 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.07% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 432 414 589
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.87% -2.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.77% -

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 -59 20 £425 +77.08% 3
London -33 9 £325 -10.34% 1
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SDH
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 53 (60.23%) Telecoms
2 47 (53.41%) Ethernet
3 34 (38.64%) ATM
4 28 (31.82%) Cisco
5 25 (28.41%) DWDM
5 25 (28.41%) MPLS
6 18 (20.45%) 3G
7 17 (19.32%) Ericsson
7 17 (19.32%) 2G
8 16 (18.18%) Radio Access Network
8 16 (18.18%) Project Management
8 16 (18.18%) GSM
8 16 (18.18%) UMTS
9 14 (15.91%) BGP
9 14 (15.91%) SLA
10 13 (14.77%) Cramer
10 13 (14.77%) Cisco Certification
10 13 (14.77%) LTE
11 12 (13.64%) WAN
11 12 (13.64%) OSPF
12 11 (12.50%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
13 10 (11.36%) Network Planning
14 9 (10.23%) RNC
14 9 (10.23%) Line Management
15 8 (9.09%) Huawei
15 8 (9.09%) CCNA
15 8 (9.09%) MS Project
16 7 (7.95%) VPN
16 7 (7.95%) Microsoft
16 7 (7.95%) DSL

SDH
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 (2.27%) WebLogic
1 2 (2.27%) SharePoint
1 2 (2.27%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (9.09%) MS Project
2 4 (4.55%) MS Excel
3 3 (3.41%) MS Visio
4 2 (2.27%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 47 (53.41%) Ethernet
2 34 (38.64%) ATM
3 25 (28.41%) DWDM
3 25 (28.41%) MPLS
4 18 (20.45%) 3G
5 17 (19.32%) 2G
6 16 (18.18%) Radio Access Network
6 16 (18.18%) GSM
6 16 (18.18%) UMTS
7 14 (15.91%) BGP
8 13 (14.77%) LTE
9 12 (13.64%) OSPF
9 12 (13.64%) WAN
10 9 (10.23%) RNC
11 7 (7.95%) VLAN
11 7 (7.95%) DSL
11 7 (7.95%) VPN
11 7 (7.95%) 4G
12 6 (6.82%) 2.5G
12 6 (6.82%) SONET
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (2.27%) Oracle Database 10g
1 2 (2.27%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (2.27%) Toad
General
1 53 (60.23%) Telecoms
2 4 (4.55%) German Language
3 2 (2.27%) Russian Language
3 2 (2.27%) Finance
3 2 (2.27%) Publishing
3 2 (2.27%) Dutch Language
3 2 (2.27%) French Language
4 1 (1.14%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 17 (19.32%) Transmission Engineer
2 14 (15.91%) Field Engineer
3 11 (12.50%) Project Manager
3 11 (12.50%) Delivery Manager
4 7 (7.95%) Telecoms Project Manager
4 7 (7.95%) Network Engineer
5 6 (6.82%) Microwave Engineer
5 6 (6.82%) Transmission Planner
5 6 (6.82%) Transmission Planning Engineer
5 6 (6.82%) IP Engineer
6 5 (5.68%) Network Design Architect
6 5 (5.68%) Network Architect
6 5 (5.68%) Architect
7 4 (4.55%) Solutions Architect
8 3 (3.41%) Network Specialist
9 2 (2.27%) Software Engineer
9 2 (2.27%) Design Engineer
9 2 (2.27%) Transmission Design Engineer
9 2 (2.27%) Configuration Specialist
9 2 (2.27%) Circuiting Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.27%) SOAP
1 2 (2.27%) Web Services
1 2 (2.27%) XML
1 2 (2.27%) JMS
1 2 (2.27%) WSDL
1 2 (2.27%) JAXB
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.55%) Management Information System
2 2 (2.27%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.27%) Windows
2 1 (1.14%) Windows 2000
2 1 (1.14%) Windows NT
2 1 (1.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (18.18%) Project Management
2 10 (11.36%) Network Planning
3 9 (10.23%) Line Management
4 7 (7.95%) WFM
5 6 (6.82%) Migration
5 6 (6.82%) Network Design
6 5 (5.68%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (5.68%) ITIL
6 5 (5.68%) PRINCE2
7 4 (4.55%) Service Delivery
8 3 (3.41%) Asset Management
8 3 (3.41%) Network Management
9 2 (2.27%) Data Migration
9 2 (2.27%) Software Engineering
9 2 (2.27%) Information Management
9 2 (2.27%) TDD
10 1 (1.14%) PRINCE
10 1 (1.14%) Supplier Management
10 1 (1.14%) Statistical Analysis
10 1 (1.14%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.27%) Java
1 2 (2.27%) PL/SQL
1 2 (2.27%) SQL
2 1 (1.14%) C
Qualifications
1 13 (14.77%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (9.09%) CCNA
3 5 (5.68%) CCIE
4 3 (3.41%) Security Cleared
4 3 (3.41%) Degree
5 2 (2.27%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.27%) CCNP
6 1 (1.14%) JNCIE
6 1 (1.14%) CFA
6 1 (1.14%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (15.91%) SLA
Vendors
1 28 (31.82%) Cisco
2 17 (19.32%) Ericsson
3 13 (14.77%) Cramer
4 11 (12.50%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 8 (9.09%) Huawei
6 7 (7.95%) Microsoft
7 5 (5.68%) Amdocs
8 4 (4.55%) Juniper
9 3 (3.41%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 3 (3.41%) BT
10 2 (2.27%) MetaSolv
10 2 (2.27%) BEA
10 2 (2.27%) Nokia
10 2 (2.27%) Oracle
10 2 (2.27%) Cognos
11 1 (1.14%) Nortel
11 1 (1.14%) Siemens
11 1 (1.14%) Ciena
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