The table below looks at the statistics for SDH skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SDH over the 3 months to 27 August 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank - 80 68
Contract jobs citing SDH 0 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales - 0.11% 0.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 0.82% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £240 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £225 £380 £300
% change year-on-year
-40.78% +26.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
113 122 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 18.77% 13.50% 9.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 88 41
Median daily rate £375 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £480 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 11 1
Median hourly rate £13.50 £13.18 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.46% -30.65%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £21.53 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+64.92% -2.15%

SDH
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Wales region citing SDH as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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