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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank 451 463 442
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -21
Contract jobs citing SDH 121 100 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.25% 0.21% 0.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.69% 1.62% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 42 17
Average daily rate
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£294 £285 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.07% +26.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £190 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £424 £396
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 £220 £225
% change year-on-year
+34.09% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Average hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £108.75 -
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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
7158 6166 6303
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.72% 13.04% 15.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 3946 3240 3148
Average daily rate £370 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £215 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 396 389 538
Average hourly rate £26.00 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 -28 48 £290 +34.88% 4
South West - 21 £450 - 1
North West -4 11 £130 - 1
London -26 8 £260 -8.77% 1
East Midlands - 8 - -
East of England - 1 - -
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SDH
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 154 (87.01%) Telecoms
2 100 (56.50%) Ethernet
3 95 (53.67%) GSM
4 94 (53.11%) UMTS
5 88 (49.72%) Ericsson
6 87 (49.15%) Radio Access Network
7 84 (47.46%) ATM
8 78 (44.07%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 74 (41.81%) Agile Software Development
10 71 (40.11%) RNC
11 66 (37.29%) SLA
12 64 (36.16%) Line Management
13 63 (35.59%) WFM
14 31 (17.51%) MPLS
15 30 (16.95%) Huawei
16 27 (15.25%) Network Planning
17 26 (14.69%) 4G
18 25 (14.12%) DSL
19 22 (12.43%) LTE
20 21 (11.86%) DWDM
21 20 (11.30%) Wireless
21 20 (11.30%) Internet
21 20 (11.30%) Security Cleared
22 19 (10.73%) 3G
22 19 (10.73%) TCP/IP
23 18 (10.17%) C
23 18 (10.17%) Wi-Fi
24 17 (9.60%) WiMAX
24 17 (9.60%) GPRS
24 17 (9.60%) CDMA2000

SDH
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 5 (2.82%) WebLogic
1 5 (2.82%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (5.65%) MS Office
2 5 (2.82%) MS Project
3 4 (2.26%) MS Excel
4 2 (1.13%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.56%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 100 (56.50%) Ethernet
2 95 (53.67%) GSM
3 94 (53.11%) UMTS
4 87 (49.15%) Radio Access Network
5 84 (47.46%) ATM
6 71 (40.11%) RNC
7 31 (17.51%) MPLS
8 26 (14.69%) 4G
9 25 (14.12%) DSL
10 22 (12.43%) LTE
11 21 (11.86%) DWDM
12 20 (11.30%) Wireless
12 20 (11.30%) Internet
13 19 (10.73%) 3G
13 19 (10.73%) TCP/IP
14 18 (10.17%) Wi-Fi
15 17 (9.60%) CDMA2000
15 17 (9.60%) GPRS
15 17 (9.60%) WiMAX
15 17 (9.60%) HSPA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.82%) Oracle Database 10g
1 5 (2.82%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 10 (5.65%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 10 (5.65%) ClearCase
1 10 (5.65%) Subversion
1 10 (5.65%) Git (software)
2 5 (2.82%) Toad
General
1 154 (87.01%) Telecoms
2 6 (3.39%) German Language
3 4 (2.26%) Back Office
4 3 (1.69%) Marketing
5 1 (0.56%) Electronics
5 1 (0.56%) Finance
5 1 (0.56%) Legal
5 1 (0.56%) Banking
5 1 (0.56%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 68 (38.42%) Field Engineer
2 13 (7.34%) Delivery Manager
3 11 (6.21%) C++ Developer
3 11 (6.21%) Project Manager
3 11 (6.21%) Developer
4 10 (5.65%) Network Engineer
4 10 (5.65%) Transmission Engineer
5 7 (3.95%) IP Engineer
5 7 (3.95%) Architect
5 7 (3.95%) IP Network Engineer
5 7 (3.95%) Telecoms Project Manager
6 4 (2.26%) Microwave Engineer
6 4 (2.26%) Deployment Engineer
6 4 (2.26%) Project Engineer
7 3 (1.69%) Pre Sales Consultant
7 3 (1.69%) Integration Engineer
7 3 (1.69%) Network Architect
7 3 (1.69%) Sales Consultant
7 3 (1.69%) Support Engineer
7 3 (1.69%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (6.21%) STL
2 5 (2.82%) Web Services
2 5 (2.82%) XML
2 5 (2.82%) JMS
2 5 (2.82%) WSDL
2 5 (2.82%) JAXB
2 5 (2.82%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.65%) Client/Server
1 10 (5.65%) Mobile App
2 5 (2.82%) Management Information System
3 3 (1.69%) SCADA
4 2 (1.13%) Economics
4 2 (1.13%) Statistics
5 1 (0.56%) GIS
5 1 (0.56%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (1.69%) UNIX
2 1 (0.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (41.81%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (36.16%) Line Management
3 63 (35.59%) WFM
4 27 (15.25%) Network Planning
5 14 (7.91%) Migration
6 11 (6.21%) OO
7 10 (5.65%) OOD
8 9 (5.08%) ITIL
9 6 (3.39%) Project Management
9 6 (3.39%) Service Delivery
10 5 (2.82%) Software Engineering
10 5 (2.82%) TDD
10 5 (2.82%) Service Management
10 5 (2.82%) PRINCE2
10 5 (2.82%) Matrix Management
10 5 (2.82%) Data Migration
11 3 (1.69%) Network Management
11 3 (1.69%) Release Management
11 3 (1.69%) Continuous Integration
11 3 (1.69%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (10.17%) C
2 11 (6.21%) C++
2 11 (6.21%) Perl
2 11 (6.21%) Python
2 11 (6.21%) Ruby
2 11 (6.21%) Bash Shell
3 6 (3.39%) Java
4 5 (2.82%) PL/SQL
4 5 (2.82%) SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (11.30%) Security Cleared
2 11 (6.21%) DV Cleared
3 9 (5.08%) SC Cleared
3 9 (5.08%) BC Cleared
3 9 (5.08%) HNC
3 9 (5.08%) CCNP
3 9 (5.08%) CCNA
3 9 (5.08%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (2.26%) PMP
4 4 (2.26%) PMI Certification
5 3 (1.69%) Degree
6 2 (1.13%) CCIP
7 1 (0.56%) HND
7 1 (0.56%) CFA
7 1 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (37.29%) SLA
2 9 (5.08%) QA
3 1 (0.56%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 1 (0.56%) VMware ESX
1 1 (0.56%) XenApp
1 1 (0.56%) vSphere
Vendors
1 88 (49.72%) Ericsson
2 78 (44.07%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 30 (16.95%) Huawei
4 14 (7.91%) Nokia
5 13 (7.34%) Cisco
6 10 (5.65%) Cramer
7 9 (5.08%) Siemens
8 5 (2.82%) MetaSolv
8 5 (2.82%) Microsoft
8 5 (2.82%) Oracle
8 5 (2.82%) BEA
8 5 (2.82%) ZTE
9 4 (2.26%) Amdocs
9 4 (2.26%) ComArch
9 4 (2.26%) Telcordia
10 3 (1.69%) Actix
11 2 (1.13%) BT
11 2 (1.13%) Alcatel-Lucent
11 2 (1.13%) Sybase
12 1 (0.56%) HP
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