The table below looks at the statistics for SDH skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SDH over the 3 months to 28 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank 69 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing SDH 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.14% - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.49% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £233 £210
% change year-on-year
+29.03% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
SDH
UK

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

Communications & Networking Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
67 85 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 9.65% 14.76% 14.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 49 41
Average daily rate £375 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £176 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 8
Average hourly rate £19.00 £15.58 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.95% -10.97%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% -7.16%

SDH
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SDH across the Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

SDH Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

SDH
Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

SDH Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

SDH
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SDH within the Wales region over the 3 months to 28 August 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
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SDH
UK

SDH
Top 11 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wales 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 1 (100.00%) ATM
1 1 (100.00%) GSM
1 1 (100.00%) UMTS
1 1 (100.00%) Ethernet
1 1 (100.00%) SLA
1 1 (100.00%) Ericsson
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (100.00%) RNC
1 1 (100.00%) WFM
1 1 (100.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
1 1 (100.00%) Radio Access Network

SDH
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wales 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 1 (100.00%) ATM
1 1 (100.00%) GSM
1 1 (100.00%) UMTS
1 1 (100.00%) Ethernet
1 1 (100.00%) RNC
1 1 (100.00%) Radio Access Network
General
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Field Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) WFM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Ericsson
1 1 (100.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks