The table below looks at the statistics for SDH skills in IT contracts advertised for the Milton Keynes region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SDH over the 3 months to 1 May 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank 64 - 70
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing SDH 3 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.40% - 0.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.21% - 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate - - £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £295 £215
% change year-on-year
+18.64% +37.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £37.50
SDH
Buckinghamshire

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

Communications & Networking Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
136 182 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 17.92% 19.80% 14.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 71 42
Average daily rate £425 £395 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.59% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £220 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 1
Average hourly rate £18.50 £40.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.75% +37.93%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +50.00%

SDH
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

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

SDH Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

SDH
Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

SDH Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

SDH
Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

SDH Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

SDH
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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%) MPLS
2 2 (66.67%) Network Design
2 2 (66.67%) Huawei
2 2 (66.67%) xDSL
2 2 (66.67%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (66.67%) Frame Relay
2 2 (66.67%) ATM
2 2 (66.67%) LAN
2 2 (66.67%) VoIP
2 2 (66.67%) WLAN
2 2 (66.67%) WAN
2 2 (66.67%) VPN
2 2 (66.67%) SLA
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) CCIE
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (66.67%) Avaya
2 2 (66.67%) Juniper
2 2 (66.67%) DWDM
3 1 (33.33%) Ethernet
3 1 (33.33%) Cramer
3 1 (33.33%) Amdocs
3 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 1 (33.33%) Amdocs OSS
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) PL/SQL
3 1 (33.33%) SQL

SDH
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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%) MPLS
2 2 (66.67%) ATM
2 2 (66.67%) DWDM
2 2 (66.67%) Frame Relay
2 2 (66.67%) LAN
2 2 (66.67%) VoIP
2 2 (66.67%) VPN
2 2 (66.67%) WAN
2 2 (66.67%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (66.67%) WLAN
2 2 (66.67%) xDSL
3 1 (33.33%) Ethernet
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Architect
1 3 (100.00%) Network Architect
2 2 (66.67%) Network Technical Architect
2 2 (66.67%) Technical Architect
3 1 (33.33%) Amdocs Architect
3 1 (33.33%) Lead Architect
3 1 (33.33%) Network Design Architect
3 1 (33.33%) OSS Architect
3 1 (33.33%) Technical Design Architect
3 1 (33.33%) Technical Design Leader
3 1 (33.33%) Technical Leader
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Network Design
2 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Java
1 1 (33.33%) PL/SQL
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) CCIE
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (33.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Amdocs OSS
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Avaya
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco
1 2 (66.67%) Huawei
1 2 (66.67%) Juniper
2 1 (33.33%) Amdocs
2 1 (33.33%) Cramer