The first table below looks at the demand for SDH skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SDH over the 3 months to 28 July 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 London 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank 393 380 383
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +3
Contract jobs citing SDH 6 32 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.025% 0.13% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.21% 1.14% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 17 30
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+52.08% -27.27%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £250 £280
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Communications & Networking Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
2871 2815 3615
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.18% 11.61% 13.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1788 1779 2087
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 101 170
Average hourly rate £20.00 £24.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +17.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £15.00 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £48.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
SDH
England

SDH
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

SDH Jobs Demand Trend in London

SDH
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

SDH Daily Rate Trend in London

SDH
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SDH across the London region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014.

SDH Daily Rate Histogram in London

SDH
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SDH across the London region.

SDH Hourly Rate Trend in London

SDH
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SDH within the London region over the 3 months to 28 July 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
City of London 0 1 £315 +4.13% 1
Brentford - - - -
SDH
England

SDH
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 40 (90.91%) Telecoms
2 22 (50.00%) DWDM
3 21 (47.73%) Ethernet
4 17 (38.64%) Project Management
5 16 (36.36%) GSM
5 16 (36.36%) ATM
6 15 (34.09%) UMTS
6 15 (34.09%) Ericsson
7 11 (25.00%) SLA
7 11 (25.00%) Degree
7 11 (25.00%) Time Management
8 8 (18.18%) Huawei
8 8 (18.18%) Cisco
9 7 (15.91%) WAN
9 7 (15.91%) Network Design
9 7 (15.91%) RNC
9 7 (15.91%) Radio Access Network
10 6 (13.64%) Network Management
10 6 (13.64%) Data Cleansing
10 6 (13.64%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
10 6 (13.64%) Business Development
10 6 (13.64%) MPLS
11 5 (11.36%) OSPF
11 5 (11.36%) VPN
11 5 (11.36%) MS Project
11 5 (11.36%) PRINCE2
11 5 (11.36%) VPLS
11 5 (11.36%) Spreadsheet
12 4 (9.09%) WFM
12 4 (9.09%) LAN

SDH
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 (4.55%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (11.36%) MS Project
1 5 (11.36%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (4.55%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 22 (50.00%) DWDM
2 21 (47.73%) Ethernet
3 16 (36.36%) ATM
3 16 (36.36%) GSM
4 15 (34.09%) UMTS
5 7 (15.91%) WAN
5 7 (15.91%) RNC
5 7 (15.91%) Radio Access Network
6 6 (13.64%) MPLS
7 5 (11.36%) OSPF
7 5 (11.36%) VPLS
7 5 (11.36%) VPN
8 4 (9.09%) LAN
8 4 (9.09%) 2G
8 4 (9.09%) 3G
8 4 (9.09%) Firewall
9 3 (6.82%) BGP
9 3 (6.82%) DNS
9 3 (6.82%) Intranet
9 3 (6.82%) Internet
General
1 40 (90.91%) Telecoms
2 4 (9.09%) Finance
3 3 (6.82%) French Language
4 2 (4.55%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 15 (34.09%) Field Engineer
2 9 (20.45%) Network Engineer
3 6 (13.64%) Design Engineer
3 6 (13.64%) Delivery Manager
3 6 (13.64%) Network Design Engineer
4 5 (11.36%) Network Manager
4 5 (11.36%) Deployment Engineer
5 4 (9.09%) Project Manager
6 3 (6.82%) Analyst
6 3 (6.82%) Data Analyst
6 3 (6.82%) Telecoms Project Manager
7 1 (2.27%) Vendor Manager
7 1 (2.27%) Network Design Architect
7 1 (2.27%) Architect
7 1 (2.27%) Telecoms Engineer
7 1 (2.27%) Network Architect
7 1 (2.27%) Network Analyst
7 1 (2.27%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (2.27%) Project Director
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (38.64%) Project Management
2 11 (25.00%) Time Management
3 7 (15.91%) Network Design
4 6 (13.64%) Data Cleansing
4 6 (13.64%) Network Management
4 6 (13.64%) Business Development
5 5 (11.36%) PRINCE2
6 4 (9.09%) Service Delivery
6 4 (9.09%) Migration
6 4 (9.09%) WFM
7 2 (4.55%) Supplier Management
7 2 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (4.55%) Low Latency
8 1 (2.27%) DSDM
8 1 (2.27%) Network Planning
8 1 (2.27%) Requirements Management
8 1 (2.27%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.82%) SQL
2 2 (4.55%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (25.00%) Degree
2 2 (4.55%) SC Cleared
2 2 (4.55%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.27%) CCIE
3 1 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (25.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 15 (34.09%) Ericsson
2 8 (18.18%) Huawei
2 8 (18.18%) Cisco
3 6 (13.64%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 3 (6.82%) Riverbed
4 3 (6.82%) Infoblox
4 3 (6.82%) CheckPoint