The table below looks at the statistics for SDH skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SDH over the 3 months to 16 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
England / London
Rank 399 391 398
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +7
Contract jobs citing SDH 5 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.026% 0.034% 0.047%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.20% 0.27% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 6
Median daily rate £380 £413 £303
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.87% +36.36%
UK excluding London median daily rate £260 £321 £435
% change year-on-year
-19.06% -26.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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

Communications & Networking Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
2461 2607 2767
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.70% 12.70% 13.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1655 1703 1854
Median daily rate £438 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 77 69
Median hourly rate £47.00 £26.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+80.76% +39.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £16.00 £13.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.58 £30.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-11.41% +26.31%

SDH
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing SDH as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SDH also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for SDH.

1 5 (62.50%) DWDM
1 5 (62.50%) Telecoms
2 3 (37.50%) Huawei
2 3 (37.50%) Ethernet
2 3 (37.50%) Juniper
2 3 (37.50%) Ciena
3 2 (25.00%) FWSM
3 2 (25.00%) 802.1X
3 2 (25.00%) IPsec
3 2 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (25.00%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (25.00%) Junos
3 2 (25.00%) SSL
3 2 (25.00%) Cisco
3 2 (25.00%) PPP
3 2 (25.00%) Linux
3 2 (25.00%) ATM
3 2 (25.00%) MPLS
3 2 (25.00%) OSPF
3 2 (25.00%) BGP
3 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (25.00%) VPN
3 2 (25.00%) 802.11
3 2 (25.00%) SONET
3 2 (25.00%) EIGRP
3 2 (25.00%) Firewall
3 2 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (25.00%) Wireless
4 1 (12.50%) HDSL
4 1 (12.50%) Frame Relay

SDH
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (62.50%) DWDM
2 3 (37.50%) Ethernet
3 2 (25.00%) 802.11
3 2 (25.00%) ATM
3 2 (25.00%) BGP
3 2 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (25.00%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (25.00%) EIGRP
3 2 (25.00%) Firewall
3 2 (25.00%) IPsec
3 2 (25.00%) Junos
3 2 (25.00%) MPLS
3 2 (25.00%) OSPF
3 2 (25.00%) PPP
3 2 (25.00%) SONET
3 2 (25.00%) SSL
3 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (25.00%) VPN
3 2 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (25.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) GIS
General
1 5 (62.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Design Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Optical Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Transmission Planner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (12.50%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Linux
2 1 (12.50%) Mac OS X
2 1 (12.50%) Mandriva Linux
2 1 (12.50%) Ubuntu
2 1 (12.50%) Unix
2 1 (12.50%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (12.50%) CAD
1 1 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
1 1 (12.50%) Load Balancing
1 1 (12.50%) Network Architecture
1 1 (12.50%) Network Design
1 1 (12.50%) Network Planning
1 1 (12.50%) Project Management
1 1 (12.50%) Strategic Planning
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) CCIE
1 1 (12.50%) CCNA
1 1 (12.50%) CCNP
1 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (12.50%) CISSP
1 1 (12.50%) JNCIE
1 1 (12.50%) JNCIP
1 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Cacti
1 1 (12.50%) Cisco CME
1 1 (12.50%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (12.50%) Cisco Prime
1 1 (12.50%) FortiGate
1 1 (12.50%) SolarWinds Orion
1 1 (12.50%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Ciena
1 3 (37.50%) Huawei
1 3 (37.50%) Juniper
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco
3 1 (12.50%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 1 (12.50%) CheckPoint
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 1 (12.50%) Nokia
3 1 (12.50%) Palo Alto
3 1 (12.50%) SolarWinds