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 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank 519 499 430
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -69
Contract jobs citing SDH 60 54 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.12% 0.11% 0.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.82% 0.86% 1.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 24 23
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£350 £285 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.80% +3.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £421 £409
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £193 £285
% change year-on-year
+68.83% -32.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £33.75 -
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
7340 6294 6237
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.92% 13.12% 14.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 4153 3478 3165
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 405 360 527
Average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

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 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 22 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 -21 27 £290 +65.71%
South West - 8 £400 -
London -20 4 £380 +20.63% 2
North West - 3 £130 -
West Midlands -8 2 - -
Yorkshire - 2 - -
East Midlands - 2 - -
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SDH
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 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.

1 134 (82.21%) Telecoms
2 88 (53.99%) Ethernet
3 80 (49.08%) GSM
4 79 (48.47%) UMTS
4 79 (48.47%) Radio Access Network
5 77 (47.24%) Ericsson
6 75 (46.01%) ATM
7 67 (41.10%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 66 (40.49%) Agile Software Development
9 59 (36.20%) RNC
10 54 (33.13%) SLA
11 53 (32.52%) WFM
11 53 (32.52%) Line Management
12 32 (19.63%) Huawei
13 31 (19.02%) MPLS
14 30 (18.40%) 4G
15 28 (17.18%) Network Planning
16 25 (15.34%) DSL
16 25 (15.34%) LTE
17 24 (14.72%) Security Cleared
17 24 (14.72%) DWDM
18 22 (13.50%) 3G
19 21 (12.88%) TCP/IP
20 20 (12.27%) Internet
21 19 (11.66%) Wireless
21 19 (11.66%) 2G
22 18 (11.04%) Wi-Fi
23 17 (10.43%) WiMAX
23 17 (10.43%) CDMA2000
23 17 (10.43%) GPRS

SDH
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 1 (0.61%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (6.13%) MS Office
2 4 (2.45%) MS Project
2 4 (2.45%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.23%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 88 (53.99%) Ethernet
2 80 (49.08%) GSM
3 79 (48.47%) UMTS
3 79 (48.47%) Radio Access Network
4 75 (46.01%) ATM
5 59 (36.20%) RNC
6 31 (19.02%) MPLS
7 30 (18.40%) 4G
8 25 (15.34%) DSL
8 25 (15.34%) LTE
9 24 (14.72%) DWDM
10 22 (13.50%) 3G
11 21 (12.88%) TCP/IP
12 20 (12.27%) Internet
13 19 (11.66%) Wireless
13 19 (11.66%) 2G
14 18 (11.04%) Wi-Fi
15 17 (10.43%) WiMAX
15 17 (10.43%) CDMA2000
15 17 (10.43%) GPRS
Development Applications
1 12 (7.36%) Git (software)
1 12 (7.36%) Subversion
1 12 (7.36%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 12 (7.36%) ClearCase
General
1 134 (82.21%) Telecoms
2 6 (3.68%) German Language
3 5 (3.07%) Marketing
4 4 (2.45%) Back Office
5 2 (1.23%) Finance
6 1 (0.61%) Legal
6 1 (0.61%) Publishing
6 1 (0.61%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.61%) Banking
Job Titles
1 54 (33.13%) Field Engineer
2 13 (7.98%) C++ Developer
2 13 (7.98%) Architect
2 13 (7.98%) Developer
3 11 (6.75%) Delivery Manager
3 11 (6.75%) Network Engineer
4 9 (5.52%) Transmission Engineer
5 8 (4.91%) Project Manager
6 7 (4.29%) Network Architect
7 6 (3.68%) IP Engineer
7 6 (3.68%) IP Network Engineer
8 5 (3.07%) Telecoms Project Manager
8 5 (3.07%) Deployment Engineer
9 4 (2.45%) Project Engineer
9 4 (2.45%) Solutions Architect
9 4 (2.45%) Architecture Manager
9 4 (2.45%) Microwave Engineer
9 4 (2.45%) Strategy Manager
10 3 (1.84%) Senior Network Architect
10 3 (1.84%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (7.98%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.36%) Mobile App
1 12 (7.36%) Client/Server
2 5 (3.07%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.23%) Statistics
3 2 (1.23%) Economics
4 1 (0.61%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (0.61%) GIS
4 1 (0.61%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 3 (1.84%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (40.49%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (32.52%) WFM
2 53 (32.52%) Line Management
3 28 (17.18%) Network Planning
4 13 (7.98%) OO
5 12 (7.36%) OOD
6 10 (6.13%) ITIL
7 9 (5.52%) Migration
8 6 (3.68%) Network Design
8 6 (3.68%) Project Management
8 6 (3.68%) PRINCE2
9 5 (3.07%) Matrix Management
9 5 (3.07%) Network Management
9 5 (3.07%) Service Delivery
9 5 (3.07%) Service Management
10 3 (1.84%) Performance Management
10 3 (1.84%) Release Management
10 3 (1.84%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (1.84%) Incident Management
10 3 (1.84%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 17 (10.43%) C
2 13 (7.98%) C++
2 13 (7.98%) Perl
2 13 (7.98%) Python
2 13 (7.98%) Bash Shell
2 13 (7.98%) Ruby
3 1 (0.61%) SQL
3 1 (0.61%) Java
Qualifications
1 24 (14.72%) Security Cleared
2 14 (8.59%) DV Cleared
3 11 (6.75%) CCNA
3 11 (6.75%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (6.75%) SC Cleared
4 10 (6.13%) BC Cleared
5 9 (5.52%) HNC
6 8 (4.91%) CCNP
7 4 (2.45%) PMP
7 4 (2.45%) PMI Certification
8 2 (1.23%) CCIP
8 2 (1.23%) Degree
9 1 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.61%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (33.13%) SLA
2 9 (5.52%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.61%) XenApp
1 1 (0.61%) vSphere
1 1 (0.61%) VMware ESX
Vendors
1 77 (47.24%) Ericsson
2 67 (41.10%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 32 (19.63%) Huawei
4 14 (8.59%) Cisco
5 12 (7.36%) Nokia
6 9 (5.52%) Siemens
7 6 (3.68%) Cramer
8 5 (3.07%) ComArch
8 5 (3.07%) ZTE
9 4 (2.45%) Amdocs
9 4 (2.45%) Telcordia
9 4 (2.45%) BT
9 4 (2.45%) Microsoft
9 4 (2.45%) Juniper
10 3 (1.84%) Actix
11 2 (1.23%) Alcatel-Lucent
11 2 (1.23%) Ciena
12 1 (0.61%) Fortinet
12 1 (0.61%) F5
12 1 (0.61%) Riverbed
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