The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for SDH skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SDH over the 3 months to 27 March 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)
North West / Manchester
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - - 97
Contract jobs citing SDH 0 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester - - 0.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - 1.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £279 £363 £295
% change year-on-year -23.10% +22.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

SDH is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 196 249 242
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 14.95% 13.87% 14.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 134 121
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £526 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 12
Median hourly rate £15.50 £17.30 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.40% -16.62%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £13.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £48.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -39.18% +23.33%  

SDH
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester citing SDH as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for SDH in Manchester

SDH
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SDH in Manchester

SDH
Top 5 Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 Manchester region with a requirement for SDH.

1 3 (100.00%) MS Project
1 3 (100.00%) MS Visio
1 3 (100.00%) Billing
1 3 (100.00%) Network Management
2 2 (66.67%) Nokia

SDH
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 3 (100.00%) MS Project
1 3 (100.00%) MS Visio
General
1 3 (100.00%) Billing
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Project Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Network Management
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Nokia