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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank 402 404 368
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -36
Contract jobs citing SDH 6 11 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.028% 0.052% 0.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.22% 0.39% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 31
Average daily rate £400 £285 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.35% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £290 £270
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +7.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £34.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £108.75
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
2692 2829 2735
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.71% 13.34% 12.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1741 1841 1745
Average daily rate £423 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.03% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 80 74
Average hourly rate £24.23 £19.75 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.68% +16.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.12 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £30.00 £33.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +35 1 £325 - 1
SDH
England

SDH
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 8 (80.00%) Telecoms
2 6 (60.00%) DWDM
3 4 (40.00%) Project Management
3 4 (40.00%) Finance
4 3 (30.00%) Cisco
4 3 (30.00%) Degree
4 3 (30.00%) Ciena
5 2 (20.00%) Derivative
5 2 (20.00%) Back Office
5 2 (20.00%) Network Planning
5 2 (20.00%) GoldenSource
5 2 (20.00%) Business Analysis
5 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (20.00%) MPLS
5 2 (20.00%) MS Visio
5 2 (20.00%) Ethernet
5 2 (20.00%) CCNA
5 2 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (10.00%) Juniper
6 1 (10.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 1 (10.00%) PRINCE
6 1 (10.00%) Internet
6 1 (10.00%) SONET
6 1 (10.00%) VPN
6 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (10.00%) VoIP
6 1 (10.00%) WAN
6 1 (10.00%) MS Project
6 1 (10.00%) MS Office

SDH
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (10.00%) MS Office
2 1 (10.00%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 6 (60.00%) DWDM
2 2 (20.00%) Ethernet
2 2 (20.00%) MPLS
3 1 (10.00%) BGP
3 1 (10.00%) Internet
3 1 (10.00%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (10.00%) SONET
3 1 (10.00%) VoIP
3 1 (10.00%) VPN
3 1 (10.00%) WAN
3 1 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (10.00%) Wireless
General
1 8 (80.00%) Telecoms
2 4 (40.00%) Finance
3 2 (20.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Analyst
1 3 (30.00%) Project Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Business Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Business Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Business Project Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Data Business Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Derivatives Business Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Derivatives Project Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Project Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Audit Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Network Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Network Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Project Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Network Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Telecoms Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Telecoms Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Transmission Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Derivative
2 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (10.00%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Project Management
2 2 (20.00%) Business Analysis
2 2 (20.00%) Network Planning
3 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (10.00%) Network Design
3 1 (10.00%) PRINCE
3 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (10.00%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (10.00%) Validation
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) Degree
2 2 (20.00%) CCNA
2 2 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (10.00%) CCIE
3 1 (10.00%) CCNP
3 1 (10.00%) CFA
3 1 (10.00%) JNCIA
3 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Ciena
1 3 (30.00%) Cisco
2 2 (20.00%) GoldenSource
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (10.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 1 (10.00%) Cramer
3 1 (10.00%) Google
3 1 (10.00%) Huawei
3 1 (10.00%) Juniper