The table below looks at the statistics for SDH skills in IT contracts advertised for the Glasgow region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SDH over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank 60 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing SDH 9 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 1.01% - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.50% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £300 £233
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +29.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
SDH
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Glasgow region.

Communications & Networking Category
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
72 107 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 8.10% 12.56% 4.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 56 14
Average daily rate £325 £288 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.88% -11.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £153 £225 £103
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £443 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 1
Average hourly rate £12.35 £17.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.42% +40.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

SDH
Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SDH across the Glasgow region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

SDH Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

SDH
Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SDH across the Glasgow region.

SDH Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

SDH
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow 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 10 (83.33%) Finance
2 8 (66.67%) Telecoms
3 7 (58.33%) MS Office
4 6 (50.00%) Quality Management
4 6 (50.00%) Remedy
4 6 (50.00%) Migration
5 5 (41.67%) Project Management
6 4 (33.33%) SAP
6 4 (33.33%) Data Security
6 4 (33.33%) MS Visio
6 4 (33.33%) E-Procurement
6 4 (33.33%) SC Cleared
6 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
6 4 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (33.33%) Change Control
6 4 (33.33%) Matrix Management
7 2 (16.67%) VoIP
7 2 (16.67%) WAN
7 2 (16.67%) Ethernet
7 2 (16.67%) Cisco
7 2 (16.67%) Nortel
7 2 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (16.67%) Ericsson
7 2 (16.67%) DWDM
7 2 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (16.67%) PRINCE2
8 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
8 1 (8.33%) Time Management

SDH
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow 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.

Applications
1 7 (58.33%) MS Office
2 4 (33.33%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) VoIP
1 2 (16.67%) WAN
1 2 (16.67%) Ethernet
1 2 (16.67%) DWDM
1 2 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
General
1 10 (83.33%) Finance
2 8 (66.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Project Manager
2 5 (41.67%) Implementation Engineer
2 5 (41.67%) Senior Implementation Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Implementation Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Project Implementation Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Quality Management
1 6 (50.00%) Migration
2 5 (41.67%) Project Management
3 4 (33.33%) Data Security
3 4 (33.33%) E-Procurement
3 4 (33.33%) Matrix Management
3 4 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (33.33%) Change Control
4 2 (16.67%) PRINCE2
5 1 (8.33%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Remedy
2 4 (33.33%) SAP
3 2 (16.67%) Cisco
3 2 (16.67%) Nortel
3 2 (16.67%) Ericsson
4 1 (8.33%) Microsoft