Period
to 17 November 2017

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 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)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - - 187
Contract jobs citing SDH 0 0 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland - - 0.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median daily rate - - -
UK median daily rate £328 £340 £350
% change year-on-year -3.68% -2.86% +9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK 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 Scotland with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 601 728 686
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 12.03% 16.55% 11.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 322 437 301
Scotland median daily rate £358 £340 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.15% +3.03% +1.54%
10th Percentile £150 £210 £169
90th Percentile £538 £450 £463
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 27 32
Scotland median hourly rate £27.50 £40.50 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.10% +134.78% -42.50%
10th Percentile £11.56 £13.50 £12.35
90th Percentile £46.95 £45.80 £40.23
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £23.59 £20.50
% change year-on-year -19.46% +15.07% +2.50%

SDH
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SDH in Scotland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SDH in Scotland