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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank - 63 -
Contract jobs citing SDH 0 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales - 0.14% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 1.02% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £290 £270
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +7.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £108.75
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
112 98 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 17.20% 14.02% 8.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 70 26
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £160 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £477 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Average hourly rate - £16.63 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +10.83%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

SDH Daily Rate 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
Top 10 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 2 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (50.00%) APMP
2 1 (50.00%) PABX
2 1 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (50.00%) GSM
2 1 (50.00%) VoIP
2 1 (50.00%) DWDM
2 1 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) Change Management

SDH
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 (50.00%) DWDM
1 1 (50.00%) GSM
1 1 (50.00%) PABX
1 1 (50.00%) VoIP
General
1 2 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Delivery Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Delivery Project Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Project Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Project Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Telecoms Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Change Management
1 1 (50.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (50.00%) Project Management
1 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) APMP