The first table below looks at the demand for SDH skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SDH over the 3 months to 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the South West region.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank - 123 134
Contract jobs citing SDH 0 2 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West - 0.087% 0.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 0.61% 2.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 5
Average daily rate - - £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £215 £260 £340
% change year-on-year
-17.30% -23.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £108.75 - £27.50
Communications & Networking Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
453 326 540
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 14.23% 14.14% 15.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 252 188 275
Average daily rate £375 £375 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 20 36
Average hourly rate £18.50 £21.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.95% -21.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.22 £15.20 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.10 £40.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -18.18%
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SDH
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SDH across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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

SDH
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SDH within the South West region over the 3 months to 24 April 2014. 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
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Bristol - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
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