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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank - 151 142
Contract jobs citing SDH 0 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West - 0.030% 0.059%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 0.22% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £400 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+9.67% +3.33%
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
373 464 565
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.60% 14.01% 16.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 229 354
Median daily rate £325 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £181 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £550 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £363 £347
% change year-on-year
- +4.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 42 34
Median hourly rate £42.50 £41.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +84.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £15.75 £14.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £49.19 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -6.64%

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

SDH
Top 13 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 October 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SDH also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for SDH.

1 1 (100.00%) ATM
1 1 (100.00%) Ethernet
1 1 (100.00%) Nortel
1 1 (100.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
1 1 (100.00%) DWDM
1 1 (100.00%) BT
1 1 (100.00%) Frame Relay
1 1 (100.00%) Network Design
1 1 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Capacity Planning
1 1 (100.00%) Service Design
1 1 (100.00%) Virtual Team

SDH
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) ATM
1 1 (100.00%) DWDM
1 1 (100.00%) Ethernet
1 1 (100.00%) Frame Relay
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Designer
1 1 (100.00%) Network Designer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Capacity Planning
1 1 (100.00%) Network Design
1 1 (100.00%) Service Design
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
1 1 (100.00%) BT
1 1 (100.00%) Nortel