Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 22 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 > South West
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - - 216
Contract jobs citing SDH 0 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West - - 0.062%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
South West median daily rate - - £400
England median daily rate £328 £340 £358
% change year-on-year -3.68% -4.90% +9.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
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 the South West with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 842 842 841
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 14.85% 14.67% 13.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 508 497 455
South West median daily rate £370 £350 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.71% -4.11% +4.29%
10th Percentile £171 £167 £180
90th Percentile £532 £538 £513
England median daily rate £403 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +0.75% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 80 76
South West median hourly rate £31.50 £33.00 £39.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.55% -16.72% +76.11%
10th Percentile £12.55 £12.23 £13.58
90th Percentile £46.45 £47.50 £48.60
England median hourly rate £18.70 £23.59 £20.55
% change year-on-year -20.73% +14.79% +2.75%

SDH
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing SDH as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for SDH in the South West

SDH
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SDH in the South West

SDH
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SDH in the South West