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 21 February 2017 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
North West / Manchester
Rank 89 - 88
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing SDH 1 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.075% - 0.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.47% - 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £238 £363 £295
% change year-on-year
-34.48% +22.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
212 248 189
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 15.81% 14.00% 13.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 136 95
Median daily rate £400 £363 £318
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +14.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 14
Median hourly rate £15.50 £16.15 £19.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.02% -15.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £11.97 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £48.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

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 5 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, 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 4 (100.00%) MS Project
1 4 (100.00%) MS Visio
1 4 (100.00%) Billing
1 4 (100.00%) Network Management
2 2 (50.00%) Nokia

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 4 (100.00%) MS Project
1 4 (100.00%) MS Visio
General
1 4 (100.00%) Billing
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Project Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Network Management
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Nokia