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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank 126 - 112
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing SDH 3 0 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.10% - 0.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.91% - 4.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 7
Average daily rate
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- - £290
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £193 £285
% change year-on-year
+68.83% -32.45%
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
331 343 270
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 11.36% 13.56% 10.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 167 127
Average daily rate £325 £345 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.79% -4.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £140 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £427
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 13 11
Average hourly rate £37.50 £22.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -29.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.43 £16.00 £11.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £38.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

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 22 May 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 - 2 - - 2
SDH
UK

SDH
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 8 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 6 (75.00%) ATM
2 6 (75.00%) GSM
2 6 (75.00%) UMTS
2 6 (75.00%) Ethernet
2 6 (75.00%) SLA
2 6 (75.00%) Ericsson
2 6 (75.00%) RNC
2 6 (75.00%) WFM
2 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (75.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 6 (75.00%) Radio Access Network
2 6 (75.00%) Line Management
3 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (25.00%) Remedy
3 2 (25.00%) Quality Management
3 2 (25.00%) MS Office
3 2 (25.00%) SAP
3 2 (25.00%) MS Visio
3 2 (25.00%) E-Procurement
3 2 (25.00%) Finance
3 2 (25.00%) Migration

SDH
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 2 (25.00%) MS Office
1 2 (25.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 6 (75.00%) ATM
1 6 (75.00%) GSM
1 6 (75.00%) UMTS
1 6 (75.00%) Ethernet
1 6 (75.00%) RNC
1 6 (75.00%) Radio Access Network
General
1 8 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Field Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Implementation Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Project Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Project Implementation Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Implementation Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Implementation Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) WFM
1 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (75.00%) Line Management
2 2 (25.00%) Quality Management
2 2 (25.00%) E-Procurement
2 2 (25.00%) Migration
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (75.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Ericsson
1 6 (75.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 2 (25.00%) Remedy
2 2 (25.00%) SAP
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