The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 22 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
UK / Scotland
Rank - - 120
Contract jobs citing SDH 0 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland - - 0.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £279 £363 £294
% change year-on-year -23.10% +23.40%  
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 Scotland with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 199 371 339
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 11.63% 14.37% 12.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 192 152
Median daily rate £360 £375 £333
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +12.61%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £205 £127
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 10 9
Median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £29.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +52.54%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.73 £40.00 £25.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.95 £37.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -35.27% +34.54%  

SDH
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 Scotland

SDH
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SDH in Scotland

SDH
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SDH in Scotland