Period
to 17 November 2017

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 17 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)
England > London
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 617 611 600
Rank change year-on-year -6 -11 +6
Contract jobs citing SDH 10 12 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.021% 0.026% 0.023%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.18% 0.19% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 8
London median daily rate £406 £378 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.62% +5.59% -15.88%
10th Percentile £210 £236 £272
90th Percentile £421 £444 £394
England median daily rate £328 £340 £358
% change year-on-year -3.68% -4.90% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
London median hourly rate - £40.00 -
England median hourly rate - £40.00 -

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 5406 6328 5978
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 11.54% 13.97% 12.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 3641 4128 3946
London median daily rate £450 £445 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.12% +5.95% +5.00%
10th Percentile £213 £256 £215
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
England median daily rate £403 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +0.63% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 149 142 180
London median hourly rate £19.50 £19.12 £18.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.01% +2.74% -2.08%
10th Percentile £12.70 £11.52 £11.50
90th Percentile £48.01 £50.00 £45.00
England median hourly rate £18.70 £22.67 £20.50
% change year-on-year -17.50% +10.57% +2.50%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SDH in London over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SDH also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for SDH.

1 9 (90.00%) Telecoms
2 7 (70.00%) DWDM
3 6 (60.00%) Ethernet
4 5 (50.00%) MPLS
5 4 (40.00%) Product Management
6 3 (30.00%) Data Centre
6 3 (30.00%) Structured Cabling
6 3 (30.00%) VPLS
6 3 (30.00%) Project Management
6 3 (30.00%) VPN
6 3 (30.00%) LAN
6 3 (30.00%) Mac OS X
6 3 (30.00%) SONET
7 1 (10.00%) JNCIA
7 1 (10.00%) JNCIP
7 1 (10.00%) Huawei
7 1 (10.00%) Incident Management
7 1 (10.00%) Marketing
7 1 (10.00%) ITIL
7 1 (10.00%) Degree
7 1 (10.00%) Ciena
7 1 (10.00%) VoIP
7 1 (10.00%) Cisco
7 1 (10.00%) CCNP
7 1 (10.00%) CCNA
7 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (10.00%) Finance
7 1 (10.00%) Matrix Organization

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:

Communications & Networking
1 7 (70.00%) DWDM
2 6 (60.00%) Ethernet
3 5 (50.00%) MPLS
4 3 (30.00%) LAN
4 3 (30.00%) SONET
4 3 (30.00%) Structured Cabling
4 3 (30.00%) VPLS
4 3 (30.00%) VPN
5 1 (10.00%) VoIP
General
1 9 (90.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (10.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Product Manager
2 4 (40.00%) Telecoms Manager
3 3 (30.00%) Telecoms Product Manager
4 2 (20.00%) Project Leader
4 2 (20.00%) Test Project Leader
5 1 (10.00%) Contracts Manager
5 1 (10.00%) Coordinator
5 1 (10.00%) Design Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Incident Manager
5 1 (10.00%) ITIL Incident Manager
5 1 (10.00%) ITIL Manager
5 1 (10.00%) Junior
5 1 (10.00%) Network Manager
5 1 (10.00%) Network Services Manager
5 1 (10.00%) Optical Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Test Coordinator
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Product Management
2 3 (30.00%) Project Management
3 1 (10.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (10.00%) ITIL
3 1 (10.00%) Matrix Organization
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) CCNA
1 1 (10.00%) CCNP
1 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
1 1 (10.00%) JNCIA
1 1 (10.00%) JNCIP
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Ciena
1 1 (10.00%) Cisco
1 1 (10.00%) Huawei