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 23 January 2017 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
England / South West
Rank - - 131
Contract jobs citing SDH 0 0 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West - - 0.52%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - 3.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 4
Median daily rate - - £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £260 £344 £435
% change year-on-year
-24.36% -20.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
335 392 417
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 12.93% 13.56% 13.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 208 246 215
Median daily rate £370 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £205 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £366 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.02% +4.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 29 42
Median hourly rate £37.50 £27.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% +14.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.09 £17.50 £15.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.45 £43.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%

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