Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for SDH skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SDH over the 6 months to 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - - 76
Contract jobs citing SDH 0 0 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham - - 0.59%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - 4.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Birmingham median daily rate - - £475
West Midlands median daily rate £250 - £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -

SDH is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Birmingham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 269 213 177
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 17.21% 13.90% 13.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 196 135 110
Birmingham median daily rate £350 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +23.08% -7.14%
10th Percentile £154 £205 £179
90th Percentile £494 £533 £488
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £381 £350
% change year-on-year -1.64% +8.93% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 14
Birmingham median hourly rate £13.75 £14.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.79% -8.20% -15.28%
10th Percentile £9.98 £11.06 £10.73
90th Percentile £31.10 £24.50 £18.60
West Midlands median hourly rate £22.49 £21.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year +5.84% +21.43% -12.50%

SDH
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing SDH as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for SDH in Birmingham

SDH
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SDH in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for SDH in Birmingham

SDH
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SDH in Birmingham