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 27 February 2015 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank 386 341 362
Rank change year-on-year
-45 +21
Contract jobs citing SDH 13 43 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.061% 0.20% 0.045%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.46% 1.69% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 27 1
Average daily rate
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£285 £285 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +42.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £296 £230 £255
% change year-on-year
+28.80% -9.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
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
2816 2551 2783
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 13.26% 11.74% 14.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1803 1600 1729
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £240 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 72 140
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.95% -25.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £33.75 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.53 £23.42
% change year-on-year
+33.95% -12.32%

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
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 27 February 2015. 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 +3 1 - - 2
Docklands, London - - - -
Brentford - - - -
SDH
England

SDH
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 17 (77.27%) Telecoms
2 13 (59.09%) Ethernet
3 11 (50.00%) SLA
4 10 (45.45%) Ericsson
4 10 (45.45%) GSM
5 9 (40.91%) OSPF
5 9 (40.91%) ATM
5 9 (40.91%) UMTS
5 9 (40.91%) Radio Access Network
6 8 (36.36%) Line Management
6 8 (36.36%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 8 (36.36%) DWDM
6 8 (36.36%) RNC
7 7 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (31.82%) WFM
8 5 (22.73%) BGP
8 5 (22.73%) Cisco
9 4 (18.18%) WAN
9 4 (18.18%) C
9 4 (18.18%) Telcordia
9 4 (18.18%) Firewall
9 4 (18.18%) Huawei
10 3 (13.64%) HSRP
10 3 (13.64%) Multicast
10 3 (13.64%) Network Design
10 3 (13.64%) SONET
10 3 (13.64%) Project Management
10 3 (13.64%) MPLS
10 3 (13.64%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (13.64%) Juniper

SDH
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MS Project
1 1 (4.55%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 13 (59.09%) Ethernet
2 10 (45.45%) GSM
3 9 (40.91%) ATM
3 9 (40.91%) UMTS
3 9 (40.91%) OSPF
3 9 (40.91%) Radio Access Network
4 8 (36.36%) RNC
4 8 (36.36%) DWDM
5 5 (22.73%) BGP
6 4 (18.18%) WAN
6 4 (18.18%) Firewall
7 3 (13.64%) MPLS
7 3 (13.64%) HSRP
7 3 (13.64%) SONET
7 3 (13.64%) Multicast
8 2 (9.09%) VLAN
8 2 (9.09%) GGSN
8 2 (9.09%) SGSN
8 2 (9.09%) Network Security
8 2 (9.09%) ISDN
General
1 17 (77.27%) Telecoms
2 2 (9.09%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Russian Language
3 1 (4.55%) Banking
3 1 (4.55%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (45.45%) Field Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) Deployment Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Network Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (9.09%) Architect
4 2 (9.09%) Network Design Architect
4 2 (9.09%) Senior Network Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Network Architect
5 1 (4.55%) Project Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.55%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.55%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (36.36%) Line Management
2 7 (31.82%) WFM
2 7 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (13.64%) Network Design
3 3 (13.64%) Project Management
4 2 (9.09%) Network Planning
4 2 (9.09%) Service Delivery
5 1 (4.55%) GAP Analysis
5 1 (4.55%) Matrix Management
5 1 (4.55%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (4.55%) Mentoring
5 1 (4.55%) Incident Management
5 1 (4.55%) Service Management
5 1 (4.55%) ITIL
5 1 (4.55%) CRM
5 1 (4.55%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 4 (18.18%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (9.09%) CCIE
2 2 (9.09%) VCP4
3 1 (4.55%) CCNP
3 1 (4.55%) CCNA
3 1 (4.55%) JNCIE
3 1 (4.55%) CFA
3 1 (4.55%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (50.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) VMware ESX
1 1 (4.55%) XenApp
1 1 (4.55%) vSphere
Vendors
1 10 (45.45%) Ericsson
2 8 (36.36%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 5 (22.73%) Cisco
4 4 (18.18%) Telcordia
4 4 (18.18%) Huawei
5 3 (13.64%) Juniper
6 1 (4.55%) Fortinet
6 1 (4.55%) F5
6 1 (4.55%) Ciena
6 1 (4.55%) VMware
6 1 (4.55%) Nokia
6 1 (4.55%) CheckPoint
6 1 (4.55%) Microsoft
6 1 (4.55%) HP
6 1 (4.55%) Citrix