The table below looks at the statistics for SDH skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SDH over the 3 months to 22 September 2014 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank 85 - 98
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing SDH 3 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.22% - 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.63% - 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£300 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £230 £328
% change year-on-year
+30.43% -29.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
184 152 237
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 13.39% 12.50% 15.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 79 45
Average daily rate £300 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £210 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £428 £424
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 12 31
Average hourly rate £32.00 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+77.77% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.65 £11.60 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £20.50 £28.64
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

SDH
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SDH across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 11 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 3 (100.00%) ATM
1 3 (100.00%) Ethernet
1 3 (100.00%) 3G
1 3 (100.00%) Network Planning
1 3 (100.00%) LTE
1 3 (100.00%) 4G
1 3 (100.00%) 2G
1 3 (100.00%) 2.5G
2 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
3 1 (33.33%) Network Design
3 1 (33.33%) Back Office

SDH
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) ATM
1 3 (100.00%) Ethernet
1 3 (100.00%) 3G
1 3 (100.00%) 2G
1 3 (100.00%) 2.5G
1 3 (100.00%) LTE
1 3 (100.00%) 4G
General
1 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (33.33%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Transmission Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Network Planning
2 1 (33.33%) Network Design