Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wales 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 20 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 > Wales
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - - 114
Contract jobs citing SDH 0 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales - - 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Wales median daily rate - - £273
UK median daily rate £328 £340 £358
% change year-on-year -3.68% -4.90% +11.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Wales 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 Wales with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 181 238 263
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 15.26% 16.99% 15.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 153 197
Wales median daily rate £310 £400 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.50% +17.65% -10.53%
10th Percentile £150 £211 £217
90th Percentile £475 £513 £475
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 16 15
Wales median hourly rate £12.86 £28.00 £10.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -54.07% +160.47% -32.28%
10th Percentile £10.45 £11.99 £9.00
90th Percentile £25.62 £77.50 £20.45
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £24.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -20.83% +17.07% +2.50%

SDH
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for SDH in Wales

SDH
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SDH in Wales