The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Surrey region.

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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank 86 85 -
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -
Contract jobs citing SDH 11 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 0.74% 0.23% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.68% 1.39% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £265 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £215 £255 £350
% change year-on-year
-15.68% -27.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £108.75 - £27.50
Communications & Networking Category
Surrey
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
235 216 283
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 15.74% 16.84% 16.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 98 119
Average daily rate £360 £335 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.46% -10.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £154 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £514 £466 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 18 32
Average hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% -41.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
SDH
South East

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
Contract Job Locations in Surrey

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SDH within the Surrey region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Vacancies
Guildford 0 5 £265 -
SDH
South East

SDH
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 11 (100.00%) ATM
1 11 (100.00%) Ethernet
1 11 (100.00%) Ericsson
1 11 (100.00%) 3G
1 11 (100.00%) LTE
1 11 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 9 (81.82%) NEC
2 9 (81.82%) Radio Access Network
2 9 (81.82%) Network Planning
2 9 (81.82%) Huawei
2 9 (81.82%) DWDM
2 9 (81.82%) Nokia
3 7 (63.64%) Project Management
4 5 (45.45%) BT
4 5 (45.45%) Nortel
4 5 (45.45%) BT 21CN
5 2 (18.18%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 2 (18.18%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (18.18%) MPLS
5 2 (18.18%) 2G

SDH
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 11 (100.00%) ATM
1 11 (100.00%) Ethernet
1 11 (100.00%) 3G
1 11 (100.00%) LTE
2 9 (81.82%) Radio Access Network
2 9 (81.82%) DWDM
3 5 (45.45%) BT 21CN
4 2 (18.18%) MPLS
4 2 (18.18%) 2G
General
1 11 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (100.00%) Design Engineer
1 11 (100.00%) Transmission Engineer
1 11 (100.00%) Transmission Design Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (81.82%) Network Planning
2 7 (63.64%) Project Management
3 2 (18.18%) Capacity Planning
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) Ericsson
2 9 (81.82%) NEC
2 9 (81.82%) Huawei
2 9 (81.82%) Nokia
3 5 (45.45%) BT
3 5 (45.45%) Nortel
4 2 (18.18%) Nokia Solutions and Networks