The table below looks at the statistics for SDH skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SDH over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank 438 415 391
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -24
Contract jobs citing SDH 1 4 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.004% 0.018% 0.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.034% 0.13% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 20
Median daily rate - - £300
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £295 £215
% change year-on-year
+18.64% +37.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £34.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £37.50
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
2967 3053 2829
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.89% 13.40% 12.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 2053 1945 1857
Median daily rate £425 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 90 90
Median hourly rate £22.00 £23.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.38% +17.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.46 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £50.00 £33.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +50.00%

SDH
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing SDH as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SDH also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for SDH.

1 5 (71.43%) DWDM
1 5 (71.43%) Telecoms
2 4 (57.14%) Finance
3 3 (42.86%) MPLS
3 3 (42.86%) Cisco
3 3 (42.86%) CCNA
3 3 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (42.86%) Network Planning
4 2 (28.57%) GoldenSource
4 2 (28.57%) Business Analysis
4 2 (28.57%) Derivative
4 2 (28.57%) Degree
4 2 (28.57%) Risk Analysis
4 2 (28.57%) Ciena
4 2 (28.57%) Back Office
4 2 (28.57%) BGP
4 2 (28.57%) Project Management
4 2 (28.57%) CCIE
4 2 (28.57%) CCNP
4 2 (28.57%) Internet
4 2 (28.57%) Validation
5 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
5 1 (14.29%) Wireless
5 1 (14.29%) Network Design
5 1 (14.29%) Cramer
5 1 (14.29%) SONET
5 1 (14.29%) Juniper
5 1 (14.29%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 1 (14.29%) PRINCE
5 1 (14.29%) Microsoft

SDH
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Project
1 1 (14.29%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 5 (71.43%) DWDM
2 3 (42.86%) MPLS
3 2 (28.57%) BGP
3 2 (28.57%) Internet
4 1 (14.29%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (14.29%) SONET
4 1 (14.29%) Wireless
General
1 5 (71.43%) Telecoms
2 4 (57.14%) Finance
3 2 (28.57%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Audit Consultant
1 2 (28.57%) Business Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Business Manager
1 2 (28.57%) Business Project Manager
1 2 (28.57%) Consultant
1 2 (28.57%) Data Business Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Derivatives Business Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Derivatives Project Manager
1 2 (28.57%) Network Consultant
1 2 (28.57%) Project Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Project Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Network Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Network Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Network Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Derivative
2 1 (14.29%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Network Planning
2 2 (28.57%) Business Analysis
2 2 (28.57%) Project Management
2 2 (28.57%) Risk Analysis
2 2 (28.57%) Validation
3 1 (14.29%) Network Design
3 1 (14.29%) PRINCE
3 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) CCNA
1 3 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (28.57%) CCIE
2 2 (28.57%) CCNP
2 2 (28.57%) Degree
3 1 (14.29%) CFA
3 1 (14.29%) JNCIA
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Amdocs OSS
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Cisco
2 2 (28.57%) Ciena
2 2 (28.57%) GoldenSource
3 1 (14.29%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 1 (14.29%) Cramer
3 1 (14.29%) Huawei
3 1 (14.29%) Juniper
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft