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 24 January 2017 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
UK / England
Rank 541 559 511
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -48
Contract jobs citing SDH 27 31 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.065% 0.068% 0.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.43% 0.47% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 18 15
Median daily rate £320 £350 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £290 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £500 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £260 £344 £435
% change year-on-year
-24.36% -20.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
6292 6623 6753
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 15.15% 14.46% 14.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 3867 3907 3869
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 311 339 377
Median hourly rate £26.58 £27.50 £22.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.36% +21.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.00 £12.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%

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 24 January 2017.

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 24 January 2017. 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 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
West Midlands +7 12 - -
South East -3 5 - -
London +2 4 £380 -5.00% 3
North West - 2 - -
East of England - 2 £200 -
Yorkshire - 1 £320 -
SDH
UK

SDH
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, 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 37 (78.72%) Telecoms
2 27 (57.45%) DWDM
3 26 (55.32%) Cisco
4 23 (48.94%) WAN
5 22 (46.81%) LAN
6 20 (42.55%) Juniper
7 16 (34.04%) Ethernet
8 15 (31.91%) Security Cleared
9 12 (25.53%) PSTN
9 12 (25.53%) ADSL
9 12 (25.53%) GSM
9 12 (25.53%) xDSL
10 11 (23.40%) GPON
10 11 (23.40%) Network Design
11 10 (21.28%) SC Cleared
12 9 (19.15%) Wi-Fi
13 8 (17.02%) VoIP
14 7 (14.89%) TCP/IP
14 7 (14.89%) PRINCE2
14 7 (14.89%) MPLS
15 6 (12.77%) OSPF
15 6 (12.77%) BGP
15 6 (12.77%) DSL
15 6 (12.77%) Project Management
15 6 (12.77%) Huawei
16 5 (10.64%) Time Management
16 5 (10.64%) Internet
16 5 (10.64%) ATM
16 5 (10.64%) VPN
17 4 (8.51%) Microsoft

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 4 (8.51%) MS Office
1 4 (8.51%) MS Project
1 4 (8.51%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 27 (57.45%) DWDM
2 23 (48.94%) WAN
3 22 (46.81%) LAN
4 16 (34.04%) Ethernet
5 12 (25.53%) ADSL
5 12 (25.53%) GSM
5 12 (25.53%) PSTN
5 12 (25.53%) xDSL
6 11 (23.40%) GPON
7 9 (19.15%) Wi-Fi
8 8 (17.02%) VoIP
9 7 (14.89%) MPLS
9 7 (14.89%) TCP/IP
10 6 (12.77%) BGP
10 6 (12.77%) DSL
10 6 (12.77%) OSPF
11 5 (10.64%) ATM
11 5 (10.64%) Internet
11 5 (10.64%) VPN
12 4 (8.51%) SONET
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.38%) GIS
2 1 (2.13%) Informix
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.13%) JMeter
1 1 (2.13%) JUnit
General
1 37 (78.72%) Telecoms
2 4 (8.51%) Billing
3 2 (4.26%) French Language
4 1 (2.13%) German Language
4 1 (2.13%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 9 (19.15%) Project Manager
2 6 (12.77%) Telecoms Manager
3 5 (10.64%) Network Engineer
3 5 (10.64%) SC Cleared Project Manager
3 5 (10.64%) Telecoms Project Manager
4 4 (8.51%) Design Engineer
4 4 (8.51%) Project Engineer
5 3 (6.38%) Optical Engineer
5 3 (6.38%) Transmission Engineer
5 3 (6.38%) Transmission Planner
6 2 (4.26%) NOC Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) PMO Manager
6 2 (4.26%) PMO Project Manager
6 2 (4.26%) Telecoms Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) Test Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) WAN Engineer
7 1 (2.13%) Cisco Engineer
7 1 (2.13%) Provisioning Engineer
7 1 (2.13%) Senior Project Manager
7 1 (2.13%) Switch Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.26%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.13%) RSA SecurID
2 1 (2.13%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.38%) Linux
2 2 (4.26%) Unix
3 1 (2.13%) Mac OS X
3 1 (2.13%) Mandriva Linux
3 1 (2.13%) Ubuntu
3 1 (2.13%) Windows
3 1 (2.13%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (23.40%) Network Design
2 7 (14.89%) PRINCE2
3 6 (12.77%) Project Management
4 5 (10.64%) Time Management
5 4 (8.51%) Network Management
6 3 (6.38%) CAD
6 3 (6.38%) Migration
6 3 (6.38%) Strategic Planning
7 2 (4.26%) Matrix Organization
7 2 (4.26%) Service Management
7 2 (4.26%) Validation
8 1 (2.13%) Kalman Filter
8 1 (2.13%) Load Balancing
8 1 (2.13%) Network Architecture
8 1 (2.13%) Network Planning
8 1 (2.13%) Performance Testing
8 1 (2.13%) Programme Management
8 1 (2.13%) Project Governance
8 1 (2.13%) Service Delivery
8 1 (2.13%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.13%) C
Qualifications
1 15 (31.91%) Security Cleared
2 10 (21.28%) SC Cleared
3 4 (8.51%) Degree
3 4 (8.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 3 (6.38%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (6.38%) CCNA
4 3 (6.38%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (4.26%) CCNP
5 2 (4.26%) PMI Certification
5 2 (4.26%) PMP
5 2 (4.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (2.13%) CCDA
6 1 (2.13%) CCDP
6 1 (2.13%) CCIE
6 1 (2.13%) CISSP
6 1 (2.13%) ISEB
6 1 (2.13%) ISTQB
6 1 (2.13%) JNCIA
6 1 (2.13%) JNCIE
6 1 (2.13%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.26%) JSP 440
Systems Management
1 2 (4.26%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (2.13%) Cacti
2 1 (2.13%) Cisco CME
2 1 (2.13%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (2.13%) FortiGate
2 1 (2.13%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (2.13%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 26 (55.32%) Cisco
2 20 (42.55%) Juniper
3 6 (12.77%) Huawei
4 4 (8.51%) Ciena
4 4 (8.51%) Microsoft
5 3 (6.38%) Fujitsu
5 3 (6.38%) Nokia
5 3 (6.38%) Remedy
6 2 (4.26%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 2 (4.26%) Tellabs
7 1 (2.13%) BT
7 1 (2.13%) CheckPoint
7 1 (2.13%) NetApp
7 1 (2.13%) Oracle
7 1 (2.13%) Palo Alto
7 1 (2.13%) SolarWinds
7 1 (2.13%) Sybase