Period
to 24 April 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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 628 576 590
Rank change year-on-year -52 +14 -18
Contract jobs citing SDH 4 9 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.009% 0.023% 0.016%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.073% 0.19% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 5
London median daily rate - £380 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.00% +40.35%
England median daily rate £228 £279 £356
% change year-on-year -18.39% -21.75% +20.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £22.75 - -

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 5,499 4,731 5,532
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 11.93% 11.90% 12.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,773 3,157 3,704
London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £221 £260 £225
90th Percentile £625 £606 £600
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 172 132 121
London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +11.11% +14.03%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.89 £12.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £45.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -6.98% -14.00% +13.64%

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 4 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (75.00%) DWDM
2 3 (75.00%) Huawei
2 3 (75.00%) Ciena
3 1 (25.00%) Geospatial Data
3 1 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (25.00%) 4G
3 1 (25.00%) CAD
3 1 (25.00%) GIS
3 1 (25.00%) 2G
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (25.00%) ATM
3 1 (25.00%) GSM
3 1 (25.00%) UMTS
3 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (25.00%) 3G

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:

Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) DWDM
2 1 (25.00%) 2G
2 1 (25.00%) 3G
2 1 (25.00%) 4G
2 1 (25.00%) ATM
2 1 (25.00%) GSM
2 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (25.00%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Geospatial Data
1 1 (25.00%) GIS
General
1 4 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Design Engineer
1 3 (75.00%) Optical Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Transmission Planner
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) CAD
1 1 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Ciena
1 3 (75.00%) Huawei