The table below looks at the statistics for SDH skills in IT contracts advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SDH over the 3 months to 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank - - 28
Contract jobs citing SDH 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands - - 0.54%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £290 £270
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +7.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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 Midlands region.

Communications & Networking Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
22 5 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 14.57% 3.65% 6.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 2 4
Average daily rate £625 £220 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+184.09% -56.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +23.80%

SDH
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SDH across the Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

SDH Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

SDH
Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

SDH Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

SDH
Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SDH across the Midlands region.

SDH Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands