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 31 October 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank 95 91 84
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -7
Contract jobs citing SDH 2 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 0.13% 0.075% 0.079%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.70% 0.47% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£248 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £260 £370
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -29.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £25.00
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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
286 213 232
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 19.07% 15.90% 18.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 155 126
Average daily rate £350 £338 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -0.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £421 £441
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.54% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 10 14
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.10 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £29.40 £152.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.94 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% +7.14%

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 31 October 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 3 (75.00%) Ethernet
1 3 (75.00%) Telecoms
1 3 (75.00%) 2G
1 3 (75.00%) ATM
1 3 (75.00%) 3G
2 2 (50.00%) MPLS
3 1 (25.00%) BGP
3 1 (25.00%) EIGRP
3 1 (25.00%) X.25
3 1 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (25.00%) Frame Relay
3 1 (25.00%) VPN
3 1 (25.00%) SLA
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco
3 1 (25.00%) CCIE
3 1 (25.00%) CCNP
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (25.00%) Juniper
3 1 (25.00%) Ericsson
3 1 (25.00%) 2.5G
3 1 (25.00%) Cramer
3 1 (25.00%) Network Planning
3 1 (25.00%) Statistical Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Degree
3 1 (25.00%) xDSL
3 1 (25.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 1 (25.00%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (25.00%) Procure-to-pay
3 1 (25.00%) DWDM
3 1 (25.00%) LAN

SDH
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 3 (75.00%) ATM
1 3 (75.00%) Ethernet
1 3 (75.00%) 3G
1 3 (75.00%) 2G
2 2 (50.00%) MPLS
3 1 (25.00%) BGP
3 1 (25.00%) EIGRP
3 1 (25.00%) X.25
3 1 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (25.00%) Frame Relay
3 1 (25.00%) 2.5G
3 1 (25.00%) xDSL
3 1 (25.00%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (25.00%) DWDM
3 1 (25.00%) VPN
3 1 (25.00%) LAN
3 1 (25.00%) VoIP
3 1 (25.00%) WLAN
3 1 (25.00%) WAN
General
1 3 (75.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Architect
1 1 (25.00%) Technical Architect
1 1 (25.00%) Design Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Network Architect
1 1 (25.00%) Transmission Planner
1 1 (25.00%) Technical Design Architect
1 1 (25.00%) Transmission Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Network Technical Architect
1 1 (25.00%) Network Design Architect
1 1 (25.00%) Transmission Design Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Network Planning
1 1 (25.00%) Statistical Analysis
1 1 (25.00%) Procure-to-pay
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) CCIE
1 1 (25.00%) CCNP
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco
1 1 (25.00%) Juniper
1 1 (25.00%) Ericsson
1 1 (25.00%) Cramer
1 1 (25.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks