The table below looks at the statistics for SDH skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SDH over the 3 months to 4 December 2016 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank - - 139
Contract jobs citing SDH 0 0 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West - - 0.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £350 £285
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +22.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
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 South West region.

Communications & Networking Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
345 413 512
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 12.73% 12.94% 15.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 230 295
Median daily rate £330 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £149 £200 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £488 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 35 63
Median hourly rate £28.00 £39.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.20% +65.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.54 £17.00 £14.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -0.83%

SDH
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing SDH as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

SDH Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

SDH
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

SDH Daily Rate Trend in the South West

SDH
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

SDH Hourly Rate Trend in the South West