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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank 493 466 379
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -87
Contract jobs citing SDH 70 73 137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.15% 0.16% 0.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.03% 1.21% 2.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 40 16
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£310 £308 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.73% +5.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £273 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £313 £310
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £30.00
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
6805 6032 6433
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.74% 13.55% 15.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 3870 3263 3141
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £223 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 367 371 605
Average hourly rate £23.00 £18.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.77% -16.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.81 £11.53 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -13.33%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 -27 25 £334 +33.50% 8
South West - 16 £495 -
London -19 11 £285 -7.39% 4
West Midlands +3 4 £155 -
East of England - 2 - - 1
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SDH
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 93 (76.86%) Telecoms
2 71 (58.68%) Ethernet
3 54 (44.63%) ATM
4 42 (34.71%) GSM
5 41 (33.88%) Ericsson
6 38 (31.40%) UMTS
6 38 (31.40%) Radio Access Network
7 36 (29.75%) SLA
7 36 (29.75%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 32 (26.45%) RNC
8 32 (26.45%) Agile Software Development
9 31 (25.62%) Line Management
10 30 (24.79%) WFM
11 28 (23.14%) MPLS
12 25 (20.66%) DWDM
13 24 (19.83%) Cisco
14 17 (14.05%) Cisco Certification
14 17 (14.05%) OSPF
15 15 (12.40%) Migration
15 15 (12.40%) Cramer
16 14 (11.57%) CCNA
17 13 (10.74%) 3G
17 13 (10.74%) BGP
18 12 (9.92%) Project Management
18 12 (9.92%) WAN
18 12 (9.92%) ITIL
19 11 (9.09%) TCP/IP
19 11 (9.09%) 2G
20 10 (8.26%) DSL
20 10 (8.26%) Security Cleared

SDH
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 7 (5.79%) WebSphere
1 7 (5.79%) WebLogic
2 1 (0.83%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (6.61%) MS Project
2 7 (5.79%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.83%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.83%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 71 (58.68%) Ethernet
2 54 (44.63%) ATM
3 42 (34.71%) GSM
4 38 (31.40%) UMTS
4 38 (31.40%) Radio Access Network
5 32 (26.45%) RNC
6 28 (23.14%) MPLS
7 25 (20.66%) DWDM
8 17 (14.05%) OSPF
9 13 (10.74%) 3G
9 13 (10.74%) BGP
10 12 (9.92%) WAN
11 11 (9.09%) TCP/IP
11 11 (9.09%) 2G
12 10 (8.26%) DSL
12 10 (8.26%) 4G
13 9 (7.44%) EIGRP
13 9 (7.44%) Firewall
14 8 (6.61%) VPN
14 8 (6.61%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.79%) Oracle Database
1 7 (5.79%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 7 (5.79%) Toad
2 4 (3.31%) Subversion
2 4 (3.31%) ClearCase
2 4 (3.31%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (3.31%) Git (software)
General
1 93 (76.86%) Telecoms
2 2 (1.65%) Finance
2 2 (1.65%) Russian Language
3 1 (0.83%) German Language
3 1 (0.83%) Investment Banking
3 1 (0.83%) Banking
3 1 (0.83%) Back Office
3 1 (0.83%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 37 (30.58%) Field Engineer
2 17 (14.05%) Transmission Engineer
3 14 (11.57%) Network Engineer
4 12 (9.92%) Project Manager
4 12 (9.92%) Delivery Manager
5 10 (8.26%) IP Engineer
6 9 (7.44%) Telecoms Project Manager
7 6 (4.96%) Transmission Planning Engineer
7 6 (4.96%) Microwave Engineer
8 5 (4.13%) IP Network Engineer
9 4 (3.31%) Developer
9 4 (3.31%) Architect
9 4 (3.31%) Deployment Engineer
9 4 (3.31%) C++ Developer
9 4 (3.31%) Transmission Planner
10 3 (2.48%) Network Design Architect
10 3 (2.48%) Network Architect
10 3 (2.48%) Solutions Architect
11 2 (1.65%) Support Engineer
11 2 (1.65%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.79%) SOAP
1 7 (5.79%) Web Services
1 7 (5.79%) XML
1 7 (5.79%) JMS
1 7 (5.79%) WSDL
1 7 (5.79%) JAXB
2 4 (3.31%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.61%) Management Information System
2 4 (3.31%) Client/Server
2 4 (3.31%) Mobile App
3 3 (2.48%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.65%) UNIX
1 2 (1.65%) Windows
2 1 (0.83%) Windows 2000
2 1 (0.83%) Windows NT
2 1 (0.83%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (26.45%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (25.62%) Line Management
3 30 (24.79%) WFM
4 15 (12.40%) Migration
5 12 (9.92%) Project Management
5 12 (9.92%) ITIL
6 7 (5.79%) Network Planning
6 7 (5.79%) Software Engineering
6 7 (5.79%) Data Migration
6 7 (5.79%) TDD
6 7 (5.79%) PRINCE2
7 6 (4.96%) Service Delivery
8 5 (4.13%) Matrix Management
8 5 (4.13%) Network Design
8 5 (4.13%) Service Management
9 4 (3.31%) OOD
9 4 (3.31%) OO
10 3 (2.48%) Incident Management
10 3 (2.48%) Network Management
10 3 (2.48%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (5.79%) C
1 7 (5.79%) Java
1 7 (5.79%) PL/SQL
1 7 (5.79%) SQL
2 4 (3.31%) Python
2 4 (3.31%) Perl
2 4 (3.31%) C++
2 4 (3.31%) Bash Shell
2 4 (3.31%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 17 (14.05%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (11.57%) CCNA
3 10 (8.26%) Security Cleared
4 7 (5.79%) CCNP
5 6 (4.96%) SC Cleared
5 6 (4.96%) BC Cleared
6 4 (3.31%) DV Cleared
7 3 (2.48%) CCIE
8 2 (1.65%) CCIP
8 2 (1.65%) Degree
9 1 (0.83%) CFA
9 1 (0.83%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (29.75%) SLA
2 1 (0.83%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 1 (0.83%) XenApp
1 1 (0.83%) vSphere
1 1 (0.83%) VMware ESX
Vendors
1 41 (33.88%) Ericsson
2 36 (29.75%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 24 (19.83%) Cisco
4 15 (12.40%) Cramer
5 9 (7.44%) Microsoft
6 8 (6.61%) Huawei
7 7 (5.79%) MetaSolv
7 7 (5.79%) Amdocs
7 7 (5.79%) Oracle
7 7 (5.79%) BEA
8 4 (3.31%) Telcordia
8 4 (3.31%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 3 (2.48%) Juniper
9 3 (2.48%) BT
10 2 (1.65%) Nokia
11 1 (0.83%) Fortinet
11 1 (0.83%) Ciena
11 1 (0.83%) F5
11 1 (0.83%) Sybase
11 1 (0.83%) HP
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