The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the England region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank 451 436 453
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +17
Contract jobs citing SDH 115 93 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.22% 0.21% 0.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.71% 1.39% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 20 35
Average daily rate £285 £255 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% -36.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £181 £210 £327
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £386 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £220 £255 £350
% change year-on-year
-13.72% -27.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Average hourly rate £34.38 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £108.75 - £27.50
Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
6740 6693 8493
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.87% 15.24% 15.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 3602 3417 4059
Average daily rate £363 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £190 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 395 547 573
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £28.25
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -20.35%
SDH
UK

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 16 April 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SDH across the England region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

SDH Hourly Rate Histogram 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
South East -6 57 £215 -4.44% 2
London -16 39 £300 +4.34% 1
West Midlands -8 3 £300 +42.85%
North West -24 1 - - 1
East of England - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
South West - - - -
SDH
UK

SDH
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 16 April 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.

1 151 (84.36%) Telecoms
2 91 (50.84%) DWDM
3 81 (45.25%) ATM
4 77 (43.02%) Ethernet
5 64 (35.75%) Huawei
6 50 (27.93%) MPLS
7 43 (24.02%) Project Management
8 37 (20.67%) 3G
8 37 (20.67%) LTE
9 32 (17.88%) Radio Access Network
9 32 (17.88%) Ericsson
10 30 (16.76%) Cisco
11 27 (15.08%) OSPF
11 27 (15.08%) GSM
12 25 (13.97%) BGP
12 25 (13.97%) VPN
12 25 (13.97%) Degree
13 23 (12.85%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
14 22 (12.29%) Network Design
14 22 (12.29%) UMTS
14 22 (12.29%) 2G
15 21 (11.73%) VoIP
16 20 (11.17%) Frame Relay
16 20 (11.17%) BT
16 20 (11.17%) Time Management
17 19 (10.61%) SLA
18 17 (9.50%) German Language
19 16 (8.94%) Security Cleared
19 16 (8.94%) Network Management
19 16 (8.94%) Cisco Certification

SDH
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 1 (0.56%) Zimbra
1 1 (0.56%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 15 (8.38%) MS Project
2 13 (7.26%) Spreadsheet
3 12 (6.70%) MS Office
4 10 (5.59%) MS Excel
5 3 (1.68%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 91 (50.84%) DWDM
2 81 (45.25%) ATM
3 77 (43.02%) Ethernet
4 50 (27.93%) MPLS
5 37 (20.67%) 3G
5 37 (20.67%) LTE
6 32 (17.88%) Radio Access Network
7 27 (15.08%) OSPF
7 27 (15.08%) GSM
8 25 (13.97%) BGP
8 25 (13.97%) VPN
9 22 (12.29%) UMTS
9 22 (12.29%) 2G
10 21 (11.73%) VoIP
11 20 (11.17%) Frame Relay
12 15 (8.38%) Internet
12 15 (8.38%) DNS
12 15 (8.38%) Firewall
13 13 (7.26%) TCP/IP
13 13 (7.26%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.91%) MS Access
General
1 151 (84.36%) Telecoms
2 17 (9.50%) German Language
3 15 (8.38%) Back Office
4 9 (5.03%) Front Office
5 7 (3.91%) Advertising
6 6 (3.35%) Dutch Language
6 6 (3.35%) French Language
7 5 (2.79%) Legal
8 4 (2.23%) Finance
9 3 (1.68%) Electronics
10 2 (1.12%) Italian Language
10 2 (1.12%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.56%) Billing
Job Titles
1 37 (20.67%) Transmission Engineer
2 26 (14.53%) Network Engineer
3 25 (13.97%) Design Engineer
3 25 (13.97%) Delivery Manager
4 13 (7.26%) Transmission Design Engineer
4 13 (7.26%) Network Manager
5 12 (6.70%) Test Engineer
5 12 (6.70%) Field Engineer
5 12 (6.70%) Network Design Engineer
6 10 (5.59%) NOC Engineer
7 9 (5.03%) Back Office Engineer
8 8 (4.47%) Project Manager
9 7 (3.91%) Deployment Engineer
9 7 (3.91%) RAN Engineer
10 6 (3.35%) Consultant
10 6 (3.35%) Implementation Engineer
11 4 (2.23%) Architect
11 4 (2.23%) Telecoms Project Manager
11 4 (2.23%) Data Centre Engineer
12 3 (1.68%) Vendor Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.56%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (0.56%) Video Conferencing
1 1 (0.56%) CMDB
1 1 (0.56%) SCADA
1 1 (0.56%) PKI
1 1 (0.56%) Economics
1 1 (0.56%) DTV
1 1 (0.56%) Management Information System
1 1 (0.56%) MPEG
1 1 (0.56%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.12%) UNIX
2 1 (0.56%) Windows
2 1 (0.56%) Solaris
2 1 (0.56%) Linux
2 1 (0.56%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (24.02%) Project Management
2 22 (12.29%) Network Design
3 20 (11.17%) Time Management
4 16 (8.94%) Network Management
4 16 (8.94%) PRINCE2
5 14 (7.82%) Data Cleansing
6 10 (5.59%) Change Management
6 10 (5.59%) Migration
6 10 (5.59%) Network Planning
7 9 (5.03%) Incident Management
7 9 (5.03%) Performance Monitoring
8 8 (4.47%) Network Architecture
8 8 (4.47%) Network Monitoring
9 7 (3.91%) Low Latency
9 7 (3.91%) Business Development
9 7 (3.91%) Problem Management
10 6 (3.35%) Continuous Improvement
11 5 (2.79%) Capacity Planning
11 5 (2.79%) Capacity Management
11 5 (2.79%) Fault Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (6.15%) C
1 11 (6.15%) SQL
2 7 (3.91%) VB
Qualifications
1 25 (13.97%) Degree
2 16 (8.94%) Security Cleared
2 16 (8.94%) Cisco Certification
3 15 (8.38%) SC Cleared
4 13 (7.26%) CCNA
5 8 (4.47%) CCNP
6 6 (3.35%) BC Cleared
6 6 (3.35%) JNCIA
7 3 (1.68%) CCIE
7 3 (1.68%) CCIP
8 2 (1.12%) HND
8 2 (1.12%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.56%) APMP
9 1 (0.56%) CFA
9 1 (0.56%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.56%) CCDP
9 1 (0.56%) ISEB
9 1 (0.56%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (10.61%) SLA
2 4 (2.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.12%) QA
4 1 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (0.56%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1 (0.56%) Netcool
Vendors
1 64 (35.75%) Huawei
2 32 (17.88%) Ericsson
3 30 (16.76%) Cisco
4 23 (12.85%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 20 (11.17%) BT
6 15 (8.38%) Juniper
6 15 (8.38%) Nortel
7 13 (7.26%) Cramer
7 13 (7.26%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 13 (7.26%) Nokia
8 12 (6.70%) Siemens
9 9 (5.03%) NEC
9 9 (5.03%) Telcordia
9 9 (5.03%) CheckPoint
10 8 (4.47%) OPNET
11 7 (3.91%) Business Objects
12 4 (2.23%) Riverbed
13 3 (1.68%) Infoblox
14 2 (1.12%) Remedy
14 2 (1.12%) Microsoft
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