The table below looks at the statistics for SDH skills in IT contracts advertised for the Surrey region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SDH over the 3 months to 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank 87 85 84
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -1
Contract jobs citing SDH 3 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 0.23% 0.075% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.16% 0.41% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
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£270 £175 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+54.28% -56.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £230 £328
% change year-on-year
+30.43% -29.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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 Surrey region.

Communications & Networking Category
Surrey
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
258 243 241
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 19.35% 18.31% 18.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 172 100
Average daily rate £364 £350 £369
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.92% -5.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £421 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 14 28
Average hourly rate £50.00 £24.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+108.33% -23.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £135.00 £37.50 £152.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

SDH
Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SDH across the Surrey region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

SDH Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

SDH
Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SDH across the Surrey region.

SDH Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

SDH
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Surrey 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 15 (100.00%) ATM
2 14 (93.33%) Ethernet
2 14 (93.33%) 3G
2 14 (93.33%) Telecoms
3 13 (86.67%) Ericsson
4 12 (80.00%) LTE
5 11 (73.33%) Radio Access Network
6 10 (66.67%) Huawei
6 10 (66.67%) Nokia
6 10 (66.67%) DWDM
7 9 (60.00%) Network Planning
7 9 (60.00%) NEC
8 8 (53.33%) Project Management
9 6 (40.00%) BT
10 5 (33.33%) 2G
10 5 (33.33%) MPLS
10 5 (33.33%) Nortel
10 5 (33.33%) BT 21CN
10 5 (33.33%) Ciena
11 4 (26.67%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
12 3 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
13 1 (6.67%) xDSL
13 1 (6.67%) Procure-to-pay
13 1 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
13 1 (6.67%) Juniper
13 1 (6.67%) BGP
13 1 (6.67%) EIGRP
13 1 (6.67%) X.25
13 1 (6.67%) VPN
13 1 (6.67%) SLA

SDH
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Surrey 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 15 (100.00%) ATM
2 14 (93.33%) Ethernet
2 14 (93.33%) 3G
3 12 (80.00%) LTE
4 11 (73.33%) Radio Access Network
5 10 (66.67%) DWDM
6 5 (33.33%) 2G
6 5 (33.33%) MPLS
6 5 (33.33%) BT 21CN
7 1 (6.67%) xDSL
7 1 (6.67%) BGP
7 1 (6.67%) EIGRP
7 1 (6.67%) X.25
7 1 (6.67%) VPN
7 1 (6.67%) LAN
7 1 (6.67%) VoIP
7 1 (6.67%) WLAN
7 1 (6.67%) WAN
7 1 (6.67%) Frame Relay
7 1 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
General
1 14 (93.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (86.67%) Design Engineer
1 13 (86.67%) Transmission Engineer
1 13 (86.67%) Transmission Design Engineer
2 1 (6.67%) Network Technical Architect
2 1 (6.67%) Network Design Architect
2 1 (6.67%) Architect
2 1 (6.67%) Technical Architect
2 1 (6.67%) Network Architect
2 1 (6.67%) Technical Design Architect
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (60.00%) Network Planning
2 8 (53.33%) Project Management
3 3 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (6.67%) Procure-to-pay
4 1 (6.67%) Statistical Analysis
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (6.67%) CCIE
1 1 (6.67%) CCNP
1 1 (6.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
Vendors
1 13 (86.67%) Ericsson
2 10 (66.67%) Huawei
2 10 (66.67%) Nokia
3 9 (60.00%) NEC
4 6 (40.00%) BT
5 5 (33.33%) Nortel
5 5 (33.33%) Ciena
6 4 (26.67%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 1 (6.67%) Juniper
7 1 (6.67%) Cisco