The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 24 June 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 / West Midlands
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - - 116
Contract jobs citing SDH 0 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands - - 0.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £350
UK excluding London median daily rate - £275 £385
% change year-on-year - -28.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 - -

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 the West Midlands with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 308 402 342
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 15.35% 13.32% 14.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 216 197
Median daily rate £400 £358 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.88% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £368 £345
% change year-on-year +2.04% +6.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 22 32
Median hourly rate £31.00 £21.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.18% +22.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.50 £10.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £37.50 £29.61
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £32.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -13.84% +30.00%  

SDH
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 the West Midlands

SDH
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SDH in the West Midlands

SDH
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SDH in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for SDH.

1 2 (100.00%) Juniper
1 2 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) xDSL
2 1 (50.00%) GPON
2 1 (50.00%) JSP 440
2 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) DWDM
2 1 (50.00%) DSL
2 1 (50.00%) ADSL
2 1 (50.00%) GSM
2 1 (50.00%) LAN
2 1 (50.00%) PSTN
2 1 (50.00%) WAN
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco

SDH
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) ADSL
1 1 (50.00%) DSL
1 1 (50.00%) DWDM
1 1 (50.00%) GPON
1 1 (50.00%) GSM
1 1 (50.00%) LAN
1 1 (50.00%) PSTN
1 1 (50.00%) WAN
1 1 (50.00%) xDSL
General
1 2 (100.00%) Telecoms
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) JSP 440
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Juniper
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco