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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank 88 86 90
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +4
Contract jobs citing SDH 2 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 0.16% 0.078% 0.074%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.89% 0.41% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Average daily rate
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- £175 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -56.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £233 £264
% change year-on-year
+29.03% -11.84%
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
225 242 242
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 17.59% 18.88% 17.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 167 98
Average daily rate £360 £363 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.68% -4.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £225 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £425 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 18 35
Average hourly rate £26.00 £37.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.66% +15.38%
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 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-4.25% -6.00%

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 27 August 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 14 (100.00%) ATM
2 13 (92.86%) Ethernet
2 13 (92.86%) 3G
2 13 (92.86%) Telecoms
3 12 (85.71%) LTE
3 12 (85.71%) Ericsson
4 11 (78.57%) Radio Access Network
5 10 (71.43%) Nokia
5 10 (71.43%) DWDM
5 10 (71.43%) Huawei
6 9 (64.29%) Network Planning
6 9 (64.29%) NEC
7 8 (57.14%) Project Management
8 6 (42.86%) BT
9 5 (35.71%) Nortel
9 5 (35.71%) BT 21CN
9 5 (35.71%) Ciena
10 4 (28.57%) MPLS
10 4 (28.57%) 2G
11 3 (21.43%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
11 3 (21.43%) Capacity Planning
12 1 (7.14%) xDSL
12 1 (7.14%) Frame Relay
12 1 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
12 1 (7.14%) Degree
12 1 (7.14%) BGP
12 1 (7.14%) EIGRP
12 1 (7.14%) X.25
12 1 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (7.14%) Juniper

SDH
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 14 (100.00%) ATM
2 13 (92.86%) Ethernet
2 13 (92.86%) 3G
3 12 (85.71%) LTE
4 11 (78.57%) Radio Access Network
5 10 (71.43%) DWDM
6 5 (35.71%) BT 21CN
7 4 (28.57%) 2G
7 4 (28.57%) MPLS
8 1 (7.14%) BGP
8 1 (7.14%) EIGRP
8 1 (7.14%) X.25
8 1 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (7.14%) Frame Relay
8 1 (7.14%) VPN
8 1 (7.14%) LAN
8 1 (7.14%) VoIP
8 1 (7.14%) WLAN
8 1 (7.14%) WAN
8 1 (7.14%) xDSL
General
1 13 (92.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (85.71%) Design Engineer
1 12 (85.71%) Transmission Engineer
1 12 (85.71%) Transmission Design Engineer
2 1 (7.14%) Network Technical Architect
2 1 (7.14%) Network Design Architect
2 1 (7.14%) Network Architect
2 1 (7.14%) Technical Design Architect
2 1 (7.14%) Architect
2 1 (7.14%) Technical Architect
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (64.29%) Network Planning
2 8 (57.14%) Project Management
3 3 (21.43%) Capacity Planning
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) CCIE
1 1 (7.14%) CCNP
1 1 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (7.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) SLA
Vendors
1 12 (85.71%) Ericsson
2 10 (71.43%) Nokia
2 10 (71.43%) Huawei
3 9 (64.29%) NEC
4 6 (42.86%) BT
5 5 (35.71%) Nortel
5 5 (35.71%) Ciena
6 3 (21.43%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 1 (7.14%) Cisco
7 1 (7.14%) Juniper