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 24 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank 355 359 386
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +27
Contract jobs citing SDH 38 22 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.16% 0.10% 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.38% 0.73% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 5 29
Average daily rate £300 £288 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% -30.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £230 £337
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £426 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £215 £260 £340
% change year-on-year
-17.30% -23.52%
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
2750 3016 3748
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 11.77% 13.94% 13.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1803 1873 2295
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 134 151
Average hourly rate £20.00 £21.75 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.04% -1.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £135.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -18.18%
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 24 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 24 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 +13 13 £285 +42.50%
Brentford - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
SDH
England

SDH
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 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 63 (87.50%) Telecoms
2 44 (61.11%) DWDM
3 28 (38.89%) ATM
4 26 (36.11%) Ethernet
4 26 (36.11%) Project Management
5 22 (30.56%) Degree
6 19 (26.39%) Time Management
7 16 (22.22%) Huawei
7 16 (22.22%) GSM
8 15 (20.83%) UMTS
8 15 (20.83%) Ericsson
9 14 (19.44%) MS Project
9 14 (19.44%) PRINCE2
9 14 (19.44%) Data Cleansing
10 13 (18.06%) Spreadsheet
11 11 (15.28%) VoIP
11 11 (15.28%) C
12 10 (13.89%) SLA
12 10 (13.89%) OSPF
12 10 (13.89%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
13 9 (12.50%) Network Management
13 9 (12.50%) Incident Management
13 9 (12.50%) MPLS
13 9 (12.50%) Telcordia
13 9 (12.50%) Frame Relay
14 7 (9.72%) Low Latency
14 7 (9.72%) SC Cleared
14 7 (9.72%) Security Cleared
14 7 (9.72%) German Language
15 6 (8.33%) Radio Access Network

SDH
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 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 (19.44%) MS Project
2 13 (18.06%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.39%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.39%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 44 (61.11%) DWDM
2 28 (38.89%) ATM
3 26 (36.11%) Ethernet
4 16 (22.22%) GSM
5 15 (20.83%) UMTS
6 11 (15.28%) VoIP
7 10 (13.89%) OSPF
8 9 (12.50%) Frame Relay
8 9 (12.50%) MPLS
9 6 (8.33%) RNC
9 6 (8.33%) Radio Access Network
10 4 (5.56%) LAN
10 4 (5.56%) DNS
11 3 (4.17%) Intranet
11 3 (4.17%) Internet
11 3 (4.17%) Extranet
11 3 (4.17%) 3G
11 3 (4.17%) VPN
11 3 (4.17%) WAN
11 3 (4.17%) DHCP
General
1 63 (87.50%) Telecoms
2 7 (9.72%) German Language
3 6 (8.33%) Advertising
4 5 (6.94%) Dutch Language
4 5 (6.94%) French Language
5 3 (4.17%) Finance
6 2 (2.78%) Italian Language
6 2 (2.78%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 16 (22.22%) Delivery Manager
2 15 (20.83%) Field Engineer
3 13 (18.06%) Network Manager
4 10 (13.89%) Network Engineer
5 7 (9.72%) Deployment Engineer
6 6 (8.33%) Design Engineer
6 6 (8.33%) Network Design Engineer
6 6 (8.33%) Implementation Engineer
7 4 (5.56%) Project Manager
8 3 (4.17%) Analyst
8 3 (4.17%) Consultant
8 3 (4.17%) Security Consultant
8 3 (4.17%) Data Analyst
8 3 (4.17%) Vendor Manager
9 2 (2.78%) Voice Engineer
9 2 (2.78%) Telecoms Project Manager
9 2 (2.78%) Information Security Consultant
10 1 (1.39%) Network Architect
10 1 (1.39%) VoIP Engineer
10 1 (1.39%) Telecoms Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (1.39%) MPEG
1 1 (1.39%) PMI
1 1 (1.39%) DTV
1 1 (1.39%) Management Information System
1 1 (1.39%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.39%) UNIX
1 1 (1.39%) Windows
1 1 (1.39%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (36.11%) Project Management
2 19 (26.39%) Time Management
3 14 (19.44%) Data Cleansing
3 14 (19.44%) PRINCE2
4 9 (12.50%) Incident Management
4 9 (12.50%) Network Management
5 7 (9.72%) Low Latency
6 6 (8.33%) Business Development
6 6 (8.33%) Network Design
7 4 (5.56%) WFM
7 4 (5.56%) Service Delivery
7 4 (5.56%) Migration
8 3 (4.17%) GAP Analysis
8 3 (4.17%) Risk Assessment
9 2 (2.78%) Information Security
9 2 (2.78%) Risk Management
9 2 (2.78%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (2.78%) Business Continuity
9 2 (2.78%) Service Management
9 2 (2.78%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (15.28%) C
2 3 (4.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (30.56%) Degree
2 7 (9.72%) SC Cleared
2 7 (9.72%) Security Cleared
3 6 (8.33%) CCNA
3 6 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (8.33%) JNCIA
4 1 (1.39%) CFA
4 1 (1.39%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (13.89%) SLA
2 3 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 1 (1.39%) Netcool
Vendors
1 16 (22.22%) Huawei
2 15 (20.83%) Ericsson
3 10 (13.89%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 9 (12.50%) Telcordia
5 5 (6.94%) Cisco
6 4 (5.56%) Nokia
6 4 (5.56%) Siemens
7 3 (4.17%) CheckPoint
7 3 (4.17%) Riverbed
7 3 (4.17%) Infoblox
8 2 (2.78%) Nortel
8 2 (2.78%) Juniper
9 1 (1.39%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 1 (1.39%) Microsoft