The table below looks at the statistics for SDH skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SDH over the 3 months to 3 July 2015 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank 114 - 91
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing SDH 5 0 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.21% - 0.39%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.63% - 2.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£350 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £220 £285
% change year-on-year
+78.40% -22.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
SDH
England

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

Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
306 331 278
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 12.99% 14.13% 15.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 154 126
Average daily rate £325 £320 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £164 £159
10% offered a daily rate of more than £447 £450 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £326 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 35 40
Average hourly rate £18.00 £16.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -17.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.05 £10.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £35.00 £26.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+31.94% -28.00%

SDH
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

SDH Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

SDH
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

SDH Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

SDH
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

SDH Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

SDH
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SDH within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015. 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
Birmingham - 3 - -
Solihull - 1 - -
Staffordshire - 1 £350 -
SDH
England

SDH
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 8 (88.89%) Telecoms
2 5 (55.56%) Ethernet
2 5 (55.56%) Ericsson
2 5 (55.56%) DWDM
3 3 (33.33%) OSPF
3 3 (33.33%) WAN
3 3 (33.33%) EIGRP
3 3 (33.33%) Cisco
3 3 (33.33%) ATM
4 2 (22.22%) Broadband
4 2 (22.22%) GSM
4 2 (22.22%) ISDN
4 2 (22.22%) UNIX
4 2 (22.22%) ADSL
4 2 (22.22%) PSTN
4 2 (22.22%) UMTS
4 2 (22.22%) CCNA
4 2 (22.22%) Nortel
4 2 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (22.22%) RIP
4 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
4 2 (22.22%) SLA
4 2 (22.22%) BGP
4 2 (22.22%) DSLAM
4 2 (22.22%) DSL
4 2 (22.22%) Internet
4 2 (22.22%) MPLS
4 2 (22.22%) Migration
4 2 (22.22%) Cramer
4 2 (22.22%) Alcatel-Lucent

SDH
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 5 (55.56%) Ethernet
1 5 (55.56%) DWDM
2 3 (33.33%) EIGRP
2 3 (33.33%) OSPF
2 3 (33.33%) ATM
2 3 (33.33%) WAN
3 2 (22.22%) ADSL
3 2 (22.22%) PSTN
3 2 (22.22%) UMTS
3 2 (22.22%) Broadband
3 2 (22.22%) GSM
3 2 (22.22%) ISDN
3 2 (22.22%) BGP
3 2 (22.22%) DSLAM
3 2 (22.22%) DSL
3 2 (22.22%) RIP
3 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
3 2 (22.22%) Internet
3 2 (22.22%) MPLS
3 2 (22.22%) RNC
General
1 8 (88.89%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (22.22%) Field Engineer
1 2 (22.22%) Network Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Coordinator
2 1 (11.11%) Architect
2 1 (11.11%) Project Coordinator
2 1 (11.11%) Network Support Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Network Support
2 1 (11.11%) Network Architect
2 1 (11.11%) Provisioning Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) OSS Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Transmission Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Migration
1 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (22.22%) WFM
1 2 (22.22%) Line Management
2 1 (11.11%) Network Management
2 1 (11.11%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (11.11%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (11.11%) Critical Path Analysis
2 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
2 1 (11.11%) Project Management
2 1 (11.11%) Change Management
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) CCNA
1 2 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
1 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) BC Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) PMP
2 1 (11.11%) PMI Certification
2 1 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) SLA
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Ericsson
2 3 (33.33%) Cisco
3 2 (22.22%) Nortel
3 2 (22.22%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 2 (22.22%) BT
3 2 (22.22%) Cramer
3 2 (22.22%) Huawei
3 2 (22.22%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 1 (11.11%) Remedy