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 1 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank 529 453 390
Rank change year-on-year
-76 -63
Contract jobs citing SDH 51 109 196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.098% 0.23% 0.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.67% 1.65% 2.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 32 28
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -21.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £225 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £404 £393 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £245 £375
% change year-on-year
+22.44% -34.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Average hourly rate - £20.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -42.85%
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
7620 6595 8152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.66% 13.71% 15.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 4301 3682 3819
Average daily rate £370 £370 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 419 376 632
Average hourly rate £23.00 £20.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.54 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+8.88% -

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 1 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 1 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 -62 17 £348 +44.79% 4
London -13 7 £425 +26.86%
East of England -24 1 - -
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SDH
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 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 63 (62.38%) Telecoms
2 58 (57.43%) Ethernet
3 48 (47.52%) ATM
4 36 (35.64%) DWDM
5 30 (29.70%) 3G
6 29 (28.71%) MPLS
6 29 (28.71%) Cisco
7 28 (27.72%) Ericsson
8 27 (26.73%) LTE
9 26 (25.74%) Project Management
10 24 (23.76%) Radio Access Network
11 23 (22.77%) Huawei
12 20 (19.80%) 2G
13 18 (17.82%) Network Planning
14 15 (14.85%) BGP
14 15 (14.85%) UMTS
15 14 (13.86%) GSM
16 13 (12.87%) Cramer
16 13 (12.87%) WAN
16 13 (12.87%) OSPF
16 13 (12.87%) SLA
16 13 (12.87%) Cisco Certification
16 13 (12.87%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
17 10 (9.90%) BT
17 10 (9.90%) Nokia
18 9 (8.91%) VPN
18 9 (8.91%) NEC
18 9 (8.91%) 4G
19 8 (7.92%) Line Management
19 8 (7.92%) RNC

SDH
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 (1.98%) WebSphere
1 2 (1.98%) SharePoint
1 2 (1.98%) WebLogic
Applications
1 8 (7.92%) MS Project
2 4 (3.96%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.98%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.98%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 58 (57.43%) Ethernet
2 48 (47.52%) ATM
3 36 (35.64%) DWDM
4 30 (29.70%) 3G
5 29 (28.71%) MPLS
6 27 (26.73%) LTE
7 24 (23.76%) Radio Access Network
8 20 (19.80%) 2G
9 15 (14.85%) BGP
9 15 (14.85%) UMTS
10 14 (13.86%) GSM
11 13 (12.87%) WAN
11 13 (12.87%) OSPF
12 9 (8.91%) VPN
12 9 (8.91%) 4G
13 8 (7.92%) RNC
13 8 (7.92%) VLAN
14 7 (6.93%) DSL
15 6 (5.94%) Firewall
15 6 (5.94%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.98%) Oracle Database
1 2 (1.98%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (1.98%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 2 (1.98%) Toad
General
1 63 (62.38%) Telecoms
2 4 (3.96%) German Language
2 4 (3.96%) Back Office
3 3 (2.97%) French Language
4 2 (1.98%) Russian Language
4 2 (1.98%) Dutch Language
4 2 (1.98%) Finance
4 2 (1.98%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 29 (28.71%) Transmission Engineer
2 14 (13.86%) Design Engineer
3 13 (12.87%) Transmission Design Engineer
4 12 (11.88%) Field Engineer
5 11 (10.89%) Delivery Manager
6 10 (9.90%) Project Manager
7 9 (8.91%) Network Engineer
8 6 (5.94%) Microwave Engineer
8 6 (5.94%) Transmission Planning Engineer
8 6 (5.94%) IP Engineer
9 5 (4.95%) Architect
9 5 (4.95%) Network Architect
9 5 (4.95%) Network Design Architect
9 5 (4.95%) Transmission Planner
9 5 (4.95%) Telecoms Project Manager
10 4 (3.96%) Solutions Architect
11 3 (2.97%) Deployment Engineer
11 3 (2.97%) Network Specialist
12 2 (1.98%) Provisioning Engineer
12 2 (1.98%) Circuiting Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.98%) JMS
1 2 (1.98%) SOAP
1 2 (1.98%) Web Services
1 2 (1.98%) XML
1 2 (1.98%) JAXB
1 2 (1.98%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.96%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.99%) Windows XP
1 1 (0.99%) Windows
1 1 (0.99%) Windows 2000
1 1 (0.99%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (25.74%) Project Management
2 18 (17.82%) Network Planning
3 8 (7.92%) Line Management
4 7 (6.93%) Network Design
4 7 (6.93%) WFM
5 6 (5.94%) Migration
5 6 (5.94%) PRINCE2
6 5 (4.95%) ITIL
6 5 (4.95%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (3.96%) Network Management
7 4 (3.96%) Service Delivery
8 3 (2.97%) Asset Management
8 3 (2.97%) Capacity Planning
9 2 (1.98%) Data Migration
9 2 (1.98%) Network Monitoring
9 2 (1.98%) Low Latency
9 2 (1.98%) Information Management
9 2 (1.98%) Software Engineering
9 2 (1.98%) TDD
10 1 (0.99%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 2 (1.98%) Java
1 2 (1.98%) PL/SQL
1 2 (1.98%) SQL
2 1 (0.99%) C
Qualifications
1 13 (12.87%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (7.92%) CCNA
3 5 (4.95%) CCIE
4 4 (3.96%) Security Cleared
5 3 (2.97%) Degree
5 3 (2.97%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.98%) CCNP
7 1 (0.99%) PMP
7 1 (0.99%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.99%) JNCIE
7 1 (0.99%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (12.87%) SLA
Vendors
1 29 (28.71%) Cisco
2 28 (27.72%) Ericsson
3 23 (22.77%) Huawei
4 13 (12.87%) Cramer
4 13 (12.87%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 10 (9.90%) BT
5 10 (9.90%) Nokia
6 9 (8.91%) NEC
7 6 (5.94%) Ciena
7 6 (5.94%) Nortel
7 6 (5.94%) Microsoft
8 5 (4.95%) Juniper
8 5 (4.95%) Amdocs
9 4 (3.96%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 2 (1.98%) MetaSolv
10 2 (1.98%) Cognos
10 2 (1.98%) Oracle
10 2 (1.98%) BEA
10 2 (1.98%) Siemens
11 1 (0.99%) CheckPoint
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