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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank 375 369 388
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +19
Contract jobs citing SDH 37 20 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.15% 0.093% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.32% 0.67% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 4 28
Average daily rate £300 £281 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -31.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £223 £337
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £436 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £215 £255 £350
% change year-on-year
-15.68% -27.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Average hourly rate £33.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £108.75 - £27.50
Communications & Networking Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
2800 2963 3738
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 11.57% 13.72% 13.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1827 1841 2271
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 132 152
Average hourly rate £20.00 £24.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £135.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
City of London -2 12 £300 +50.00%
Uxbridge - - - -
SDH
England

SDH
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 61 (85.92%) Telecoms
2 46 (64.79%) DWDM
3 27 (38.03%) ATM
4 26 (36.62%) Project Management
5 25 (35.21%) Ethernet
6 22 (30.99%) Degree
7 19 (26.76%) Time Management
8 16 (22.54%) Huawei
9 14 (19.72%) Data Cleansing
9 14 (19.72%) MS Project
9 14 (19.72%) PRINCE2
10 13 (18.31%) VoIP
10 13 (18.31%) GSM
10 13 (18.31%) Ericsson
10 13 (18.31%) Spreadsheet
11 12 (16.90%) UMTS
12 11 (15.49%) C
13 10 (14.08%) Frame Relay
13 10 (14.08%) MPLS
13 10 (14.08%) OSPF
13 10 (14.08%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
13 10 (14.08%) Network Management
14 9 (12.68%) Incident Management
14 9 (12.68%) Telcordia
14 9 (12.68%) SLA
15 8 (11.27%) German Language
16 7 (9.86%) SC Cleared
16 7 (9.86%) Security Cleared
16 7 (9.86%) Low Latency
16 7 (9.86%) Advertising

SDH
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Applications
1 14 (19.72%) MS Project
2 13 (18.31%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.41%) MS Office
3 1 (1.41%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.41%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 46 (64.79%) DWDM
2 27 (38.03%) ATM
3 25 (35.21%) Ethernet
4 13 (18.31%) VoIP
4 13 (18.31%) GSM
5 12 (16.90%) UMTS
6 10 (14.08%) Frame Relay
6 10 (14.08%) MPLS
6 10 (14.08%) OSPF
7 6 (8.45%) RNC
7 6 (8.45%) Radio Access Network
8 4 (5.63%) Internet
8 4 (5.63%) LAN
8 4 (5.63%) DNS
8 4 (5.63%) Network Security
9 3 (4.23%) VPLS
9 3 (4.23%) Firewall
9 3 (4.23%) WAN
9 3 (4.23%) DHCP
9 3 (4.23%) Extranet
General
1 61 (85.92%) Telecoms
2 8 (11.27%) German Language
3 7 (9.86%) Advertising
4 6 (8.45%) Dutch Language
4 6 (8.45%) French Language
5 3 (4.23%) Finance
6 2 (2.82%) Italian Language
6 2 (2.82%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 16 (22.54%) Delivery Manager
2 13 (18.31%) Network Manager
3 12 (16.90%) Field Engineer
4 10 (14.08%) Network Engineer
5 7 (9.86%) Deployment Engineer
6 6 (8.45%) Design Engineer
6 6 (8.45%) Network Design Engineer
6 6 (8.45%) Implementation Engineer
7 4 (5.63%) Project Manager
7 4 (5.63%) Consultant
8 3 (4.23%) Data Analyst
8 3 (4.23%) Vendor Manager
8 3 (4.23%) Analyst
8 3 (4.23%) Security Consultant
9 2 (2.82%) Voice Engineer
9 2 (2.82%) Transmission Engineer
9 2 (2.82%) Telecoms Project Manager
9 2 (2.82%) Information Security Consultant
10 1 (1.41%) Network Architect
10 1 (1.41%) Telecoms Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (1.41%) CMDB
1 1 (1.41%) DTV
1 1 (1.41%) Management Information System
1 1 (1.41%) PMI
1 1 (1.41%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.41%) UNIX
1 1 (1.41%) Windows
1 1 (1.41%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (36.62%) Project Management
2 19 (26.76%) Time Management
3 14 (19.72%) Data Cleansing
3 14 (19.72%) PRINCE2
4 10 (14.08%) Network Management
5 9 (12.68%) Incident Management
6 7 (9.86%) Low Latency
7 6 (8.45%) Network Design
7 6 (8.45%) Business Development
8 4 (5.63%) Migration
8 4 (5.63%) Service Delivery
8 4 (5.63%) GAP Analysis
8 4 (5.63%) WFM
8 4 (5.63%) Risk Assessment
9 2 (2.82%) Service Management
9 2 (2.82%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (2.82%) Risk Management
9 2 (2.82%) Logistics
9 2 (2.82%) Supplier Management
9 2 (2.82%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 11 (15.49%) C
2 3 (4.23%) SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (30.99%) Degree
2 7 (9.86%) SC Cleared
2 7 (9.86%) Security Cleared
3 6 (8.45%) CCNA
3 6 (8.45%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (8.45%) JNCIA
4 1 (1.41%) CFA
4 1 (1.41%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (12.68%) SLA
2 4 (5.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 1 (1.41%) Netcool
Vendors
1 16 (22.54%) Huawei
2 13 (18.31%) Ericsson
3 10 (14.08%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 9 (12.68%) Telcordia
5 5 (7.04%) Cisco
6 4 (5.63%) Nokia
6 4 (5.63%) Siemens
7 3 (4.23%) Riverbed
7 3 (4.23%) Infoblox
7 3 (4.23%) CheckPoint
8 2 (2.82%) Nortel
8 2 (2.82%) Juniper
9 1 (1.41%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 1 (1.41%) Microsoft