The table below looks at the statistics 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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank 404 405 390
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -15
Contract jobs citing SDH 7 20 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.029% 0.080% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.23% 0.66% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 10 18
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£488 £300 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+62.50% -27.27%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £233 £280
% change year-on-year
+41.93% -16.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
SDH
England

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
3003 3027 3648
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.61% 12.06% 13.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1843 1962 2156
Average daily rate £400 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 95 172
Average hourly rate £19.50 £21.87 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.81% +12.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.99 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £48.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.88 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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
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 20 August 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 +25 1 - -
SDH
England

SDH
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 18 (78.26%) Telecoms
2 13 (56.52%) Ethernet
3 11 (47.83%) DWDM
4 10 (43.48%) Project Management
4 10 (43.48%) Cisco
5 9 (39.13%) WAN
6 7 (30.43%) MPLS
6 7 (30.43%) OSPF
7 6 (26.09%) ATM
8 5 (21.74%) GSM
8 5 (21.74%) LAN
8 5 (21.74%) UMTS
8 5 (21.74%) VPN
8 5 (21.74%) SLA
8 5 (21.74%) BGP
8 5 (21.74%) Firewall
8 5 (21.74%) VPLS
9 4 (17.39%) Service Delivery
9 4 (17.39%) Finance
10 3 (13.04%) Migration
10 3 (13.04%) Network Design
10 3 (13.04%) Huawei
10 3 (13.04%) VLAN
10 3 (13.04%) DSL
10 3 (13.04%) EIGRP
10 3 (13.04%) 2G
10 3 (13.04%) DNS
10 3 (13.04%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (13.04%) Ericsson
10 3 (13.04%) CheckPoint

SDH
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 (8.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Spreadsheet
1 2 (8.70%) MS Project
1 2 (8.70%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 13 (56.52%) Ethernet
2 11 (47.83%) DWDM
3 9 (39.13%) WAN
4 7 (30.43%) MPLS
4 7 (30.43%) OSPF
5 6 (26.09%) ATM
6 5 (21.74%) GSM
6 5 (21.74%) LAN
6 5 (21.74%) UMTS
6 5 (21.74%) VPN
6 5 (21.74%) BGP
6 5 (21.74%) Firewall
6 5 (21.74%) VPLS
7 3 (13.04%) VLAN
7 3 (13.04%) DSL
7 3 (13.04%) EIGRP
7 3 (13.04%) 2G
7 3 (13.04%) DNS
7 3 (13.04%) Intranet
7 3 (13.04%) Internet
General
1 18 (78.26%) Telecoms
2 4 (17.39%) Finance
3 3 (13.04%) French Language
4 2 (8.70%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 5 (21.74%) Network Engineer
1 5 (21.74%) Field Engineer
1 5 (21.74%) Deployment Engineer
2 4 (17.39%) Project Manager
3 3 (13.04%) Telecoms Project Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Network Design Architect
4 2 (8.70%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (8.70%) Architect
4 2 (8.70%) Network Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Delivery Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Network Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Design Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Network Administrator
5 1 (4.35%) Network Design Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Junior Network Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Junior
5 1 (4.35%) Administrator
5 1 (4.35%) Project Director
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.35%) Windows
1 1 (4.35%) Windows 2000
1 1 (4.35%) Windows NT
1 1 (4.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (43.48%) Project Management
2 4 (17.39%) Service Delivery
3 3 (13.04%) Migration
3 3 (13.04%) Network Design
3 3 (13.04%) Time Management
4 2 (8.70%) Network Management
4 2 (8.70%) Data Cleansing
4 2 (8.70%) Low Latency
4 2 (8.70%) Supplier Management
4 2 (8.70%) PRINCE2
4 2 (8.70%) Network Planning
4 2 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (4.35%) Requirements Management
5 1 (4.35%) Business Development
5 1 (4.35%) Change Control
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (13.04%) Degree
2 2 (8.70%) SC Cleared
2 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.70%) CCIE
3 1 (4.35%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (21.74%) SLA
Vendors
1 10 (43.48%) Cisco
2 3 (13.04%) Huawei
2 3 (13.04%) Ericsson
2 3 (13.04%) CheckPoint
2 3 (13.04%) Riverbed
2 3 (13.04%) Infoblox