The table below looks at the statistics for SDH skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SDH over the 3 months to 4 September 2015 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank 128 126 -
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -
Contract jobs citing SDH 10 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.30% 0.036% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.29% 0.29% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £300 £233
% change year-on-year
+20.83% +29.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
SDH
UK

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

Communications & Networking Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
304 348 228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 9.22% 12.61% 9.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 183 99
Average daily rate £308 £310 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.80% -14.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £163 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £490 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 12 11
Average hourly rate £12.35 £17.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.42% -41.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £23.50 £23.21
% change year-on-year
-8.40% +1.24%

SDH
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

SDH Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

SDH
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

SDH Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

SDH
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

SDH Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

SDH
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SDH within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow - 9 - -
Highlands - 1 - -
SDH
UK

SDH
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 10 (76.92%) Finance
2 9 (69.23%) Telecoms
3 8 (61.54%) MS Office
4 6 (46.15%) Quality Management
4 6 (46.15%) Remedy
4 6 (46.15%) Migration
5 5 (38.46%) Project Management
6 4 (30.77%) E-Procurement
6 4 (30.77%) Data Security
6 4 (30.77%) SAP
6 4 (30.77%) MS Visio
6 4 (30.77%) Matrix Management
6 4 (30.77%) SC Cleared
6 4 (30.77%) Security Cleared
6 4 (30.77%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (30.77%) Change Control
7 3 (23.08%) DWDM
7 3 (23.08%) VoIP
7 3 (23.08%) WAN
7 3 (23.08%) Ethernet
7 3 (23.08%) PRINCE2
7 3 (23.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (23.08%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (15.38%) Ericsson
8 2 (15.38%) Cisco
8 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
8 2 (15.38%) Nortel
8 2 (15.38%) Time Management

SDH
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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.

Applications
1 8 (61.54%) MS Office
2 4 (30.77%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) VoIP
1 3 (23.08%) WAN
1 3 (23.08%) Ethernet
1 3 (23.08%) DWDM
1 3 (23.08%) Wi-Fi
General
1 10 (76.92%) Finance
2 9 (69.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) Project Manager
2 5 (38.46%) Implementation Engineer
2 5 (38.46%) Senior Implementation Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Implementation Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Project Implementation Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) Quality Management
1 6 (46.15%) Migration
2 5 (38.46%) Project Management
3 4 (30.77%) Data Security
3 4 (30.77%) E-Procurement
3 4 (30.77%) Matrix Management
3 4 (30.77%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (30.77%) Change Control
4 3 (23.08%) PRINCE2
5 2 (15.38%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) SC Cleared
1 4 (30.77%) Security Cleared
2 3 (23.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) Remedy
2 4 (30.77%) SAP
3 2 (15.38%) Cisco
3 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
3 2 (15.38%) Nortel
3 2 (15.38%) Ericsson