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 22 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank 394 385 390
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +5
Contract jobs citing SDH 6 31 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.026% 0.13% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.22% 1.10% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 16 30
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£456 £300 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+52.08% -27.27%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £261 £280
% change year-on-year
+14.83% -6.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £32.00
Communications & Networking Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
2762 2829 3577
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.06% 11.67% 13.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1720 1774 2066
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 116 165
Average hourly rate £20.00 £23.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.89% +17.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -
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 22 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 22 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 +14 1 £315 +8.62% 1
Brentford - - - -
SDH
England

SDH
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 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 42 (91.30%) Telecoms
2 24 (52.17%) DWDM
3 21 (45.65%) Ethernet
4 18 (39.13%) Project Management
5 16 (34.78%) GSM
5 16 (34.78%) ATM
6 15 (32.61%) UMTS
6 15 (32.61%) Ericsson
7 12 (26.09%) Degree
7 12 (26.09%) Time Management
8 11 (23.91%) SLA
9 9 (19.57%) Huawei
10 8 (17.39%) Cisco
11 7 (15.22%) WAN
11 7 (15.22%) Network Design
11 7 (15.22%) RNC
11 7 (15.22%) Data Cleansing
11 7 (15.22%) Radio Access Network
12 6 (13.04%) Network Management
12 6 (13.04%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
12 6 (13.04%) Spreadsheet
12 6 (13.04%) Business Development
12 6 (13.04%) MS Project
12 6 (13.04%) PRINCE2
12 6 (13.04%) MPLS
12 6 (13.04%) OSPF
13 5 (10.87%) VPN
13 5 (10.87%) VPLS
14 4 (8.70%) WFM
14 4 (8.70%) Migration

SDH
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 (4.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (13.04%) Spreadsheet
1 6 (13.04%) MS Project
2 2 (4.35%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 24 (52.17%) DWDM
2 21 (45.65%) Ethernet
3 16 (34.78%) GSM
3 16 (34.78%) ATM
4 15 (32.61%) UMTS
5 7 (15.22%) WAN
5 7 (15.22%) RNC
5 7 (15.22%) Radio Access Network
6 6 (13.04%) MPLS
6 6 (13.04%) OSPF
7 5 (10.87%) VPN
7 5 (10.87%) VPLS
8 4 (8.70%) 3G
8 4 (8.70%) 2G
8 4 (8.70%) Firewall
8 4 (8.70%) LAN
9 3 (6.52%) DNS
9 3 (6.52%) BGP
9 3 (6.52%) Intranet
9 3 (6.52%) Internet
General
1 42 (91.30%) Telecoms
2 4 (8.70%) Finance
3 3 (6.52%) French Language
4 2 (4.35%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 15 (32.61%) Field Engineer
2 9 (19.57%) Network Engineer
3 7 (15.22%) Delivery Manager
4 6 (13.04%) Network Design Engineer
4 6 (13.04%) Network Manager
4 6 (13.04%) Design Engineer
5 5 (10.87%) Deployment Engineer
6 4 (8.70%) Project Manager
7 3 (6.52%) Analyst
7 3 (6.52%) Data Analyst
7 3 (6.52%) Telecoms Project Manager
8 1 (2.17%) Architect
8 1 (2.17%) Solutions Architect
8 1 (2.17%) Project Director
8 1 (2.17%) Network Analyst
8 1 (2.17%) Telecoms Engineer
8 1 (2.17%) Network Architect
8 1 (2.17%) Implementation Engineer
8 1 (2.17%) Vendor Manager
8 1 (2.17%) Network Design Architect
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (39.13%) Project Management
2 12 (26.09%) Time Management
3 7 (15.22%) Network Design
3 7 (15.22%) Data Cleansing
4 6 (13.04%) Network Management
4 6 (13.04%) Business Development
4 6 (13.04%) PRINCE2
5 4 (8.70%) WFM
5 4 (8.70%) Migration
5 4 (8.70%) Service Delivery
6 3 (6.52%) Low Latency
7 2 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (4.35%) Supplier Management
8 1 (2.17%) DSDM
8 1 (2.17%) Network Planning
8 1 (2.17%) Requirements Management
8 1 (2.17%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.52%) C
1 3 (6.52%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (26.09%) Degree
2 3 (6.52%) SC Cleared
2 3 (6.52%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.17%) CCIE
4 1 (2.17%) CCNA
4 1 (2.17%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (23.91%) SLA
Vendors
1 15 (32.61%) Ericsson
2 9 (19.57%) Huawei
3 8 (17.39%) Cisco
4 6 (13.04%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 3 (6.52%) CheckPoint
5 3 (6.52%) Riverbed
5 3 (6.52%) Infoblox
6 1 (2.17%) Telcordia