The table below looks at the statistics for SDH skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SDH over the 3 months to 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank 630 620 579
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -41
Contract jobs citing SDH 18 40 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.034% 0.069% 0.098%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.22% 0.50% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 8 18
Median daily rate £340 £310 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £248 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £398
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+9.67% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
8275 7958 8464
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.49% 13.70% 14.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 5051 4574 4675
Median daily rate £400 £380 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £511 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 419 548 479
Median hourly rate £26.50 £20.50 £22.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.26% -9.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.85
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -8.05%

SDH
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing SDH as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

SDH Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SDH
Daily Rate Trend

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

SDH Daily Rate Trend in the UK

SDH
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SDH within the UK over the 3 months to 28 September 2016.

SDH Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

SDH
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SDH within the UK.

SDH Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

SDH
Top 9 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SDH within the UK over the 3 months to 28 September 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
England +4 15 £340 +3.03% 1
South East 0 8 £340 +9.67% 1
Hampshire +17 4 £340 -
Basingstoke +16 4 £340 -
Berkshire -5 3 £315 +1.61% 1
London -8 3 £425 +30.84%
Bracknell -5 2 £350 -
Manchester - 2 - -
North West - 2 - -

SDH
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 with a requirement for SDH.

1 32 (76.19%) Telecoms
2 23 (54.76%) DWDM
3 15 (35.71%) Ethernet
4 14 (33.33%) Cisco
5 12 (28.57%) ATM
5 12 (28.57%) MPLS
6 11 (26.19%) SC Cleared
6 11 (26.19%) Security Cleared
7 10 (23.81%) Network Design
8 9 (21.43%) Project Management
8 9 (21.43%) WAN
9 8 (19.05%) LAN
9 8 (19.05%) PRINCE2
9 8 (19.05%) Huawei
9 8 (19.05%) Ciena
10 7 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
10 7 (16.67%) BGP
10 7 (16.67%) Microsoft
10 7 (16.67%) VPN
10 7 (16.67%) Juniper
11 6 (14.29%) VoIP
11 6 (14.29%) BT
11 6 (14.29%) Network Management
12 5 (11.90%) Analytical Skills
12 5 (11.90%) TCP/IP
12 5 (11.90%) MS Office
12 5 (11.90%) GSM
12 5 (11.90%) SONET
13 4 (9.52%) Internet
13 4 (9.52%) 3G

SDH
Top Related IT Skills 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:

Applications
1 5 (11.90%) MS Office
2 4 (9.52%) MS Excel
3 3 (7.14%) MS Project
4 1 (2.38%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 23 (54.76%) DWDM
2 15 (35.71%) Ethernet
3 12 (28.57%) ATM
3 12 (28.57%) MPLS
4 9 (21.43%) WAN
5 8 (19.05%) LAN
6 7 (16.67%) BGP
6 7 (16.67%) VPN
6 7 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
7 6 (14.29%) VoIP
8 5 (11.90%) GSM
8 5 (11.90%) SONET
8 5 (11.90%) TCP/IP
9 4 (9.52%) 3G
9 4 (9.52%) DSL
9 4 (9.52%) Internet
9 4 (9.52%) LTE
9 4 (9.52%) UMTS
10 3 (7.14%) 4G
10 3 (7.14%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.14%) BusinessObjects
1 3 (7.14%) GIS
General
1 32 (76.19%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.38%) Billing
2 1 (2.38%) Finance
2 1 (2.38%) German Language
Job Titles
1 10 (23.81%) Project Manager
2 6 (14.29%) Transmission Planner
3 5 (11.90%) SC Cleared Project Manager
4 4 (9.52%) NOC Engineer
4 4 (9.52%) Telecoms Manager
5 3 (7.14%) Network Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) NOC Technician
5 3 (7.14%) Telecoms Project Manager
6 2 (4.76%) Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Delivery Manager
6 2 (4.76%) Field Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) PMO Manager
6 2 (4.76%) PMO Project Manager
7 1 (2.38%) C Software Engineer
7 1 (2.38%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 1 (2.38%) Embedded C Engineer
7 1 (2.38%) Linux Engineer
7 1 (2.38%) Network Architect
7 1 (2.38%) Switch Engineer
7 1 (2.38%) Telecoms Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.76%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.90%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.76%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.76%) Virtual Team
3 1 (2.38%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.14%) Linux
2 2 (4.76%) Windows
3 1 (2.38%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (2.38%) Mac OS X
3 1 (2.38%) Mandriva Linux
3 1 (2.38%) Ubuntu
3 1 (2.38%) Unix
3 1 (2.38%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.38%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (23.81%) Network Design
2 9 (21.43%) Project Management
3 8 (19.05%) PRINCE2
4 6 (14.29%) Network Management
5 4 (9.52%) Migration
6 3 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (7.14%) Planning and Forecasting
6 3 (7.14%) Service Management
6 3 (7.14%) Time Management
7 2 (4.76%) CAD
7 2 (4.76%) Fault Management
7 2 (4.76%) ITIL
7 2 (4.76%) ITIL V3
7 2 (4.76%) Matrix Organization
7 2 (4.76%) Network Planning
7 2 (4.76%) Strategic Planning
8 1 (2.38%) Programme Management
8 1 (2.38%) Project Planning
8 1 (2.38%) Software Engineering
8 1 (2.38%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.38%) C
1 1 (2.38%) C++
1 1 (2.38%) Embedded C
1 1 (2.38%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 11 (26.19%) SC Cleared
1 11 (26.19%) Security Cleared
2 4 (9.52%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (7.14%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (7.14%) CCIE
3 3 (7.14%) CCNA
3 3 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (4.76%) CCNP
4 2 (4.76%) Degree
4 2 (4.76%) PMI Certification
4 2 (4.76%) PMP
4 2 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (2.38%) CISSP
5 1 (2.38%) JNCIE
5 1 (2.38%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.14%) SLA
2 1 (2.38%) JSP 440
Systems Management
1 3 (7.14%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (2.38%) Cacti
2 1 (2.38%) Cisco CME
2 1 (2.38%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (2.38%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (2.38%) FortiGate
2 1 (2.38%) OpenView
2 1 (2.38%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (2.38%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 14 (33.33%) Cisco
2 8 (19.05%) Ciena
2 8 (19.05%) Huawei
3 7 (16.67%) Juniper
3 7 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 6 (14.29%) BT
5 4 (9.52%) Nokia
5 4 (9.52%) Remedy
5 4 (9.52%) Tellabs
6 3 (7.14%) Ericsson
6 3 (7.14%) Fujitsu
6 3 (7.14%) Mapinfo
6 3 (7.14%) Virgin Media
7 2 (4.76%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 2 (4.76%) Amdocs
8 1 (2.38%) CheckPoint
8 1 (2.38%) Nortel
8 1 (2.38%) Palo Alto
8 1 (2.38%) SolarWinds
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Lorien Resourcing
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