The table below looks at the statistics for SDH skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SDH over the 3 months to 18 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank 554 486 405
Rank change year-on-year
-68 -81
Contract jobs citing SDH 59 98 207
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.19% 0.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.70% 1.39% 2.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 28 33
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £191 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £383 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £230 £328
% change year-on-year
+30.43% -29.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Average hourly rate - £20.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -42.85%
UK excluding London average 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
8406 7046 8917
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.61% 13.55% 15.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 4657 3830 4038
Average daily rate £363 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.69% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 462 410 683
Average hourly rate £22.69 £22.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.84% +4.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.57 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

SDH
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SDH within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 18 September 2014.

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 23 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SDH within the UK over the 3 months to 18 September 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -68 52 £315 +5.00% 6
South East -39 18 £348 +51.08% 5
Berkshire -31 14 - - 4
Reading -6 12 - - 1
London -25 7 £425 +34.92%
South West - 2 - -
City of London +14 1 - -
Bracknell -2 1 - - 1
Hampshire -12 1 £425 +157.57%
Wales - 1 - -
East of England - 1 - -
Monmouthshire - - - -
South Wales - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - - 1
Newbury - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - - 1
Essex - - - -
Chepstow - - - -
Basildon - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Slough - - - - 2
Winchester - - - -
Wokingham - - - -

SDH
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 77 (65.25%) Telecoms
2 69 (58.47%) Ethernet
3 53 (44.92%) ATM
4 43 (36.44%) DWDM
5 37 (31.36%) MPLS
6 35 (29.66%) Cisco
7 34 (28.81%) 3G
8 33 (27.97%) Ericsson
9 32 (27.12%) Project Management
10 31 (26.27%) LTE
11 28 (23.73%) Radio Access Network
12 26 (22.03%) Huawei
13 23 (19.49%) 2G
14 20 (16.95%) Network Planning
15 19 (16.10%) GSM
15 19 (16.10%) UMTS
16 18 (15.25%) BGP
17 16 (13.56%) WAN
17 16 (13.56%) Cramer
17 16 (13.56%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
18 14 (11.86%) VPN
18 14 (11.86%) SLA
18 14 (11.86%) Cisco Certification
19 13 (11.02%) OSPF
20 11 (9.32%) Firewall
20 11 (9.32%) Migration
20 11 (9.32%) VoIP
20 11 (9.32%) 4G
20 11 (9.32%) VLAN
21 10 (8.47%) Nokia

SDH
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (2.54%) WebLogic
1 3 (2.54%) WebSphere
2 2 (1.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (7.63%) MS Project
2 4 (3.39%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.54%) MS Office
4 2 (1.69%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.85%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 69 (58.47%) Ethernet
2 53 (44.92%) ATM
3 43 (36.44%) DWDM
4 37 (31.36%) MPLS
5 34 (28.81%) 3G
6 31 (26.27%) LTE
7 28 (23.73%) Radio Access Network
8 23 (19.49%) 2G
9 19 (16.10%) GSM
9 19 (16.10%) UMTS
10 18 (15.25%) BGP
11 16 (13.56%) WAN
12 14 (11.86%) VPN
13 13 (11.02%) OSPF
14 11 (9.32%) Firewall
14 11 (9.32%) VoIP
14 11 (9.32%) VLAN
14 11 (9.32%) 4G
15 10 (8.47%) RNC
16 9 (7.63%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.54%) Oracle Database 10g
1 3 (2.54%) Oracle Database
2 2 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (2.54%) Toad
General
1 77 (65.25%) Telecoms
2 6 (5.08%) French Language
2 6 (5.08%) German Language
3 4 (3.39%) Finance
3 4 (3.39%) Back Office
4 3 (2.54%) Dutch Language
5 2 (1.69%) Russian Language
5 2 (1.69%) Publishing
6 1 (0.85%) Electronics
6 1 (0.85%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 30 (25.42%) Transmission Engineer
2 15 (12.71%) Design Engineer
3 14 (11.86%) Transmission Design Engineer
4 13 (11.02%) Project Manager
4 13 (11.02%) Field Engineer
5 11 (9.32%) Delivery Manager
6 10 (8.47%) Network Engineer
7 7 (5.93%) Telecoms Project Manager
7 7 (5.93%) IP Engineer
8 6 (5.08%) Transmission Planner
8 6 (5.08%) Transmission Planning Engineer
8 6 (5.08%) Microwave Engineer
8 6 (5.08%) Architect
9 5 (4.24%) Solutions Architect
9 5 (4.24%) Network Architect
9 5 (4.24%) Deployment Engineer
9 5 (4.24%) Network Design Architect
10 3 (2.54%) Network Specialist
10 3 (2.54%) Test Engineer
10 3 (2.54%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.54%) SOAP
1 3 (2.54%) Web Services
1 3 (2.54%) XML
1 3 (2.54%) JMS
1 3 (2.54%) WSDL
1 3 (2.54%) JAXB
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.24%) Management Information System
2 2 (1.69%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.85%) Windows
1 1 (0.85%) Windows 2000
1 1 (0.85%) Windows NT
1 1 (0.85%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (27.12%) Project Management
2 20 (16.95%) Network Planning
3 11 (9.32%) Migration
4 8 (6.78%) WFM
4 8 (6.78%) Line Management
5 7 (5.93%) PRINCE2
5 7 (5.93%) Network Design
6 6 (5.08%) Service Delivery
7 5 (4.24%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (4.24%) ITIL
7 5 (4.24%) Network Management
8 4 (3.39%) Capacity Planning
8 4 (3.39%) Asset Management
9 3 (2.54%) Information Management
9 3 (2.54%) Software Engineering
9 3 (2.54%) Supplier Management
9 3 (2.54%) TDD
9 3 (2.54%) Data Migration
10 2 (1.69%) Time Management
10 2 (1.69%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.54%) Java
1 3 (2.54%) PL/SQL
1 3 (2.54%) SQL
2 1 (0.85%) C
Qualifications
1 14 (11.86%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (7.63%) CCNA
3 7 (5.93%) Degree
4 6 (5.08%) CCIE
5 4 (3.39%) Security Cleared
6 3 (2.54%) SC Cleared
6 3 (2.54%) CCNP
7 1 (0.85%) PMP
7 1 (0.85%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.85%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (11.86%) SLA
Vendors
1 35 (29.66%) Cisco
2 33 (27.97%) Ericsson
3 26 (22.03%) Huawei
4 16 (13.56%) Cramer
4 16 (13.56%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 10 (8.47%) BT
5 10 (8.47%) Nokia
6 9 (7.63%) NEC
7 7 (5.93%) Microsoft
7 7 (5.93%) Nortel
8 6 (5.08%) Juniper
8 6 (5.08%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 5 (4.24%) Ciena
9 5 (4.24%) Amdocs
10 3 (2.54%) Riverbed
10 3 (2.54%) Infoblox
10 3 (2.54%) CheckPoint
10 3 (2.54%) MetaSolv
10 3 (2.54%) BEA
10 3 (2.54%) Oracle
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