Period
to 22 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 22 October 2018 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)
England > London
6 months to
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 609 607 619
Rank change year-on-year -2 +12 -18
Contract jobs citing SDH 13 11 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.028% 0.024% 0.020%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.25% 0.21% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 5
London median daily rate £295 £406 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.38% +8.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £263 £210 £232
90th Percentile £310 £421 £450
England median daily rate £295 £328 £340
% change year-on-year -9.92% -3.68% -8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
London median hourly rate - - £40.00
England median hourly rate £22.00 £33.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -33.33% -17.50% -

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 London with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 5,263 5,128 6,175
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 11.40% 11.38% 13.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,640 3,463 4,061
London median daily rate £450 £450 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.12% +7.88%
10th Percentile £200 £213 £256
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
England median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 140 138
London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £18.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.95% +2.61% -1.49%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.00 £11.10
90th Percentile £55.54 £47.63 £49.43
England median hourly rate £19.69 £18.70 £22.50
% change year-on-year +5.31% -16.89% +12.50%

SDH
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for SDH in London

SDH
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SDH in London

SDH
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SDH in London

SDH
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SDH within the London region over the 6 months to 22 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
East London - 5 £295 - 1
SDH
England

For the 6 months to 22 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SDH also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the London region with a requirement for SDH.

1 9 (69.23%) Ethernet
2 8 (61.54%) DWDM
3 7 (53.85%) Windows
3 7 (53.85%) Microsoft
4 6 (46.15%) Telecoms
4 6 (46.15%) Logistics
5 5 (38.46%) Time Management
5 5 (38.46%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (38.46%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (30.77%) Data Centre
7 3 (23.08%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (23.08%) Tektronix
7 3 (23.08%) Digital Media
7 3 (23.08%) Over-the-Top Content
7 3 (23.08%) MPLS
7 3 (23.08%) Service Management
7 3 (23.08%) Service Delivery
7 3 (23.08%) Finance
7 3 (23.08%) Escalation Management
7 3 (23.08%) Broadcast Engineering
7 3 (23.08%) Contract Management
7 3 (23.08%) Service Delivery Management
7 3 (23.08%) ScheduALL
8 2 (15.38%) BT
9 1 (7.69%) Network Security
9 1 (7.69%) CenturyLink
9 1 (7.69%) CCNP
9 1 (7.69%) CCNA
9 1 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (7.69%) LAN

SDH
Co-occurring IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Business Applications
1 3 (23.08%) ScheduALL
Communications & Networking
1 9 (69.23%) Ethernet
2 8 (61.54%) DWDM
3 3 (23.08%) MPLS
4 1 (7.69%) LAN
4 1 (7.69%) Network Security
4 1 (7.69%) WAN
General
1 6 (46.15%) Telecoms
2 3 (23.08%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) Implementation Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Data Centre Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Global Services Delivery Manager
2 3 (23.08%) Network Delivery Manager
2 3 (23.08%) Network Manager
2 3 (23.08%) Network Services Manager
2 3 (23.08%) Service Manager
2 3 (23.08%) Services Delivery Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Deployment Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) LAN Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) LAN/WAN Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Network Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Network Planner
3 1 (7.69%) WAN Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (38.46%) Self-Motivation
2 4 (30.77%) Data Centre
3 3 (23.08%) Digital Media
3 3 (23.08%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 7 (53.85%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) Logistics
2 5 (38.46%) Time Management
3 3 (23.08%) Broadcast Engineering
3 3 (23.08%) Contract Management
3 3 (23.08%) Escalation Management
3 3 (23.08%) Service Delivery
3 3 (23.08%) Service Delivery Management
3 3 (23.08%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (7.69%) CCNA
2 1 (7.69%) CCNP
2 1 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) Microsoft
2 3 (23.08%) Tektronix
3 2 (15.38%) BT
4 1 (7.69%) CenturyLink
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco