The first table below looks at the demand 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 10 July 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.

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
10 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank 540 469 389
Rank change year-on-year
-71 -80
Contract jobs citing SDH 44 94 194
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.083% 0.19% 0.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.61% 1.35% 2.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 33 54
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.62% -29.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £280 £283
% change year-on-year
-3.66% -0.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £33.75 - £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £32.00
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7228 6984 8759
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.71% 13.95% 15.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 3868 3545 3833
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 388 518 662
Average hourly rate £19.00 £24.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.83% +4.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.62 £13.75 £12.71
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £41.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.98 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.07% -

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 10 July 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 26 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 10 July 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 -62 40 £315 +12.50% 5
South East -24 21 £140 -45.29% 3
Berkshire -12 16 - -
Reading -2 15 - -
London -16 10 £315 +6.77% 1
City of London +22 4 £300 +5.26% 1
Basingstoke +8 1 £140 - 2
Hampshire -13 1 £140 -7.00% 2
West Midlands -17 1 - -
Bracknell - 1 - -
Brentford - - - -
Chepstow - - - - 1
Manchester - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Newbury - - - -
Monmouthshire - - - - 1
Warwickshire - - - -
North West - - - -
Winchester - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Essex - - - -
Basildon - - - -
East of England - - - -
South Wales - - - - 1
South West - - - -
Wales - - - - 1

SDH
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 July 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.

1 129 (79.63%) Telecoms
2 74 (45.68%) Ethernet
3 73 (45.06%) DWDM
4 69 (42.59%) ATM
5 56 (34.57%) Huawei
6 49 (30.25%) MPLS
7 44 (27.16%) 3G
8 42 (25.93%) Project Management
9 41 (25.31%) LTE
10 37 (22.84%) Cisco
11 36 (22.22%) Ericsson
12 34 (20.99%) Radio Access Network
13 31 (19.14%) 2G
14 28 (17.28%) GSM
15 27 (16.67%) BGP
16 26 (16.05%) UMTS
17 25 (15.43%) VPN
18 22 (13.58%) Network Design
19 21 (12.96%) OSPF
20 20 (12.35%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
21 19 (11.73%) Degree
22 18 (11.11%) BT
23 16 (9.88%) Firewall
23 16 (9.88%) SLA
24 14 (8.64%) Internet
24 14 (8.64%) DNS
24 14 (8.64%) WAN
24 14 (8.64%) Cramer
24 14 (8.64%) Time Management
25 13 (8.02%) VoIP

SDH
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 July 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 2 (1.23%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (7.41%) MS Project
1 12 (7.41%) MS Office
2 9 (5.56%) MS Excel
3 7 (4.32%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (2.47%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 74 (45.68%) Ethernet
2 73 (45.06%) DWDM
3 69 (42.59%) ATM
4 49 (30.25%) MPLS
5 44 (27.16%) 3G
6 41 (25.31%) LTE
7 34 (20.99%) Radio Access Network
8 31 (19.14%) 2G
9 28 (17.28%) GSM
10 27 (16.67%) BGP
11 26 (16.05%) UMTS
12 25 (15.43%) VPN
13 21 (12.96%) OSPF
14 16 (9.88%) Firewall
15 14 (8.64%) DNS
15 14 (8.64%) Internet
15 14 (8.64%) WAN
16 13 (8.02%) VoIP
17 12 (7.41%) SONET
17 12 (7.41%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.32%) MS Access
2 2 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
General
1 129 (79.63%) Telecoms
2 11 (6.79%) German Language
3 10 (6.17%) Back Office
4 6 (3.70%) Front Office
4 6 (3.70%) French Language
5 5 (3.09%) Finance
5 5 (3.09%) Legal
6 4 (2.47%) Electronics
7 3 (1.85%) Dutch Language
8 2 (1.23%) Publishing
9 1 (0.62%) Billing
Job Titles
1 25 (15.43%) Design Engineer
2 24 (14.81%) Transmission Engineer
3 22 (13.58%) Network Engineer
4 18 (11.11%) Delivery Manager
5 16 (9.88%) Field Engineer
6 13 (8.02%) Transmission Design Engineer
7 12 (7.41%) Project Manager
7 12 (7.41%) Network Design Engineer
8 11 (6.79%) Test Engineer
9 9 (5.56%) NOC Engineer
10 8 (4.94%) Network Manager
11 7 (4.32%) RAN Engineer
12 6 (3.70%) Telecoms Project Manager
12 6 (3.70%) Deployment Engineer
13 4 (2.47%) Consultant
13 4 (2.47%) Network Specialist
13 4 (2.47%) Data Centre Engineer
13 4 (2.47%) Data Analyst
13 4 (2.47%) Analyst
13 4 (2.47%) Transmission Planner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.62%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (1.23%) Management Information System
1 2 (1.23%) SCADA
2 1 (0.62%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.62%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (25.93%) Project Management
2 22 (13.58%) Network Design
3 14 (8.64%) Time Management
4 12 (7.41%) Network Planning
5 11 (6.79%) Migration
5 11 (6.79%) PRINCE2
6 9 (5.56%) Change Management
6 9 (5.56%) Network Management
6 9 (5.56%) Data Cleansing
7 8 (4.94%) Network Architecture
8 7 (4.32%) Performance Monitoring
8 7 (4.32%) Problem Management
8 7 (4.32%) Business Development
9 6 (3.70%) Service Delivery
9 6 (3.70%) Continuous Improvement
9 6 (3.70%) Capacity Planning
10 5 (3.09%) Capacity Management
10 5 (3.09%) Fault Management
10 5 (3.09%) WFM
11 4 (2.47%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (7.41%) SQL
2 7 (4.32%) VB
3 4 (2.47%) C
Qualifications
1 19 (11.73%) Degree
2 11 (6.79%) Security Cleared
3 9 (5.56%) SC Cleared
4 8 (4.94%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (4.32%) CCNA
6 5 (3.09%) CCNP
7 4 (2.47%) BC Cleared
8 3 (1.85%) CCIP
9 2 (1.23%) CCIE
10 1 (0.62%) PMP
10 1 (0.62%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.62%) JNCIA
10 1 (0.62%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (9.88%) SLA
2 1 (0.62%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.62%) NFS
Systems Management
1 7 (4.32%) OPNET
Vendors
1 56 (34.57%) Huawei
2 37 (22.84%) Cisco
3 36 (22.22%) Ericsson
4 20 (12.35%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 18 (11.11%) BT
6 14 (8.64%) Cramer
7 13 (8.02%) Nortel
7 13 (8.02%) Juniper
8 10 (6.17%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 10 (6.17%) Nokia
9 9 (5.56%) NEC
9 9 (5.56%) CheckPoint
10 7 (4.32%) Business Objects
11 5 (3.09%) Siemens
12 3 (1.85%) Microsoft
12 3 (1.85%) Riverbed
12 3 (1.85%) Infoblox
13 2 (1.23%) Amdocs
13 2 (1.23%) Remedy
13 2 (1.23%) Telcordia
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