The table below looks at the statistics for SDH skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SDH over the 3 months to 28 June 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank 100 85 -
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -
Contract jobs citing SDH 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.056% 0.067% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.37% 0.49% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £130 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £385 £220
% change year-on-year
-28.57% +75.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
SDH
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester region.

Communications & Networking Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
271 205 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 15.24% 13.73% 10.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 109 54
Median daily rate £375 £300 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £410
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 16 11
Median hourly rate £45.00 £20.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+125.00% +11.11%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £25.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+26.00% +38.88%

SDH
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Manchester region citing SDH as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

SDH Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

SDH
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SDH across the Manchester region.

SDH Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

SDH
Top 9 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 Manchester region with a requirement for SDH.

1 1 (100.00%) ATM
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) 3G
1 1 (100.00%) GIS
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (100.00%) 2G
1 1 (100.00%) Network Design
1 1 (100.00%) 4G
1 1 (100.00%) Network Optimisation

SDH
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) 2G
1 1 (100.00%) 3G
1 1 (100.00%) 4G
1 1 (100.00%) ATM
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) GIS
General
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Transmission Planner
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Network Design
1 1 (100.00%) Network Optimisation