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 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank 110 - 86
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing SDH 2 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.11% - 0.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.68% - 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Median daily rate - - £300
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+9.67% +3.33%
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
292 231 181
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 15.96% 12.31% 13.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 131 103
Median daily rate £400 £400 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £255 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 20 16
Median hourly rate £18.00 £13.50 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -43.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £10.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £34.94 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.85
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -8.05%

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 15 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 2 (66.67%) ATM
1 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
1 2 (66.67%) 3G
1 2 (66.67%) GIS
1 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
1 2 (66.67%) 2G
1 2 (66.67%) Network Design
1 2 (66.67%) 4G
2 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) Network Optimisation
2 1 (33.33%) Network Management
2 1 (33.33%) MS Project
2 1 (33.33%) MS Visio
2 1 (33.33%) Billing
2 1 (33.33%) CAD

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:

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Project
1 1 (33.33%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) 2G
1 2 (66.67%) 3G
1 2 (66.67%) 4G
1 2 (66.67%) ATM
1 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) GIS
General
1 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (33.33%) Billing
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Transmission Planner
2 1 (33.33%) Project Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Network Design
2 1 (33.33%) CAD
2 1 (33.33%) Network Management
2 1 (33.33%) Network Optimisation