The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 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 for the West Midlands region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank 114 97 92
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -5
Contract jobs citing SDH 1 7 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.041% 0.36% 0.50%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.26% 2.32% 3.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £244 £280
% change year-on-year
+42.56% -12.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
379 302 320
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.55% 15.34% 14.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 135 136
Average daily rate £313 £323 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.10% +7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £144 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £434
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 34 30
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.50 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £26.50 £41.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.38
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +4.61%
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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 29 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
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SDH
England

SDH
Top 13 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 4 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (75.00%) 3G
3 2 (50.00%) Radio Access Network
3 2 (50.00%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (50.00%) Cisco
4 1 (25.00%) Degree
4 1 (25.00%) SCADA
4 1 (25.00%) Nokia DX200
4 1 (25.00%) ATM
4 1 (25.00%) 2G
4 1 (25.00%) Cramer
4 1 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (25.00%) Network Management

SDH
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 3 (75.00%) 3G
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco IOS
2 2 (50.00%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (25.00%) 2G
3 1 (25.00%) Nokia DX200
3 1 (25.00%) ATM
General
1 4 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Data Centre Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Configuration Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Circuiting Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) SCADA
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
1 1 (25.00%) Network Management
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco
2 1 (25.00%) Cramer