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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank 140 137 -
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -
Contract jobs citing SDH 1 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.034% 0.13% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.19% 1.10% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
Median daily rate - £400 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £385 £220
% change year-on-year
-28.57% +75.00%
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
519 363 363
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 17.58% 11.66% 12.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 334 218 212
Median daily rate £363 £360 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.69% -1.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 30 41
Median hourly rate £25.00 £21.00 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.04% +18.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.80 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £25.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+26.00% +38.88%

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
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SDH within the South West region over the 3 months to 26 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wiltshire -13 1 - -
SDH
England

SDH
Top 13 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 5 (100.00%) Nortel
1 5 (100.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
1 5 (100.00%) DWDM
1 5 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 5 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 5 (100.00%) ATM
2 1 (20.00%) Ethernet
2 1 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (20.00%) Service Design
2 1 (20.00%) Virtual Team
2 1 (20.00%) BT
2 1 (20.00%) Frame Relay
2 1 (20.00%) Network Design

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 5 (100.00%) ATM
1 5 (100.00%) DWDM
2 1 (20.00%) Ethernet
2 1 (20.00%) Frame Relay
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Designer
1 5 (100.00%) Network Designer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
1 1 (20.00%) Network Design
1 1 (20.00%) Service Design
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 5 (100.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
1 5 (100.00%) Nortel
2 1 (20.00%) BT