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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SDH over the 3 months to 18 December 2014 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank 143 - 123
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing SDH 10 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.30% - 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.11% - 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 3
Average daily rate
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£495 - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £25.00
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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
475 315 374
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 14.41% 13.38% 13.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 261 156 190
Average daily rate £338 £300 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £175 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £450 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 35 38
Average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.63% -41.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.50 £13.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £34.50 £190.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (75.00%) Telecoms
2 9 (75.00%) RNC
2 9 (75.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 9 (75.00%) ATM
2 9 (75.00%) GSM
2 9 (75.00%) UMTS
2 9 (75.00%) Ethernet
2 9 (75.00%) Ericsson
2 9 (75.00%) Radio Access Network
3 8 (66.67%) Line Management
3 8 (66.67%) SLA
3 8 (66.67%) WFM
4 3 (25.00%) Wireshark
4 3 (25.00%) DV Cleared
4 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 3 (25.00%) Git (software)
4 3 (25.00%) Bash Shell
4 3 (25.00%) 4G
4 3 (25.00%) Ruby
4 3 (25.00%) 2G
4 3 (25.00%) 2.5G
4 3 (25.00%) Subversion
4 3 (25.00%) 3G
4 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 3 (25.00%) C++
4 3 (25.00%) Perl
4 3 (25.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 3 (25.00%) STL
4 3 (25.00%) OO

SDH
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 9 (75.00%) RNC
1 9 (75.00%) ATM
1 9 (75.00%) GSM
1 9 (75.00%) UMTS
1 9 (75.00%) Ethernet
1 9 (75.00%) Radio Access Network
2 3 (25.00%) Wireshark
2 3 (25.00%) 4G
2 3 (25.00%) 2G
2 3 (25.00%) 2.5G
2 3 (25.00%) 3G
2 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (25.00%) Subversion
1 3 (25.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 3 (25.00%) ClearCase
General
1 9 (75.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (75.00%) Field Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) C++ Developer
2 3 (25.00%) Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Ericsson Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Client/Server
1 3 (25.00%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (66.67%) Line Management
2 8 (66.67%) WFM
3 3 (25.00%) OO
3 3 (25.00%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) Bash Shell
1 3 (25.00%) Ruby
1 3 (25.00%) C++
1 3 (25.00%) Perl
1 3 (25.00%) Python
2 1 (8.33%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) DV Cleared
1 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (66.67%) SLA
Vendors
1 9 (75.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
1 9 (75.00%) Ericsson
2 1 (8.33%) Nokia