The first table below looks at the demand for SDH skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SDH over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Berkshire region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank 88 78 92
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +14
Contract jobs citing SDH 42 45 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.44% 1.81% 1.56%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.40% 6.85% 4.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 8 1
Average daily rate £190 £225 £220
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.55% +2.27%
UK excluding London average daily rate £220 £255 £350
% change year-on-year
-13.72% -27.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £180.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £108.75 - £27.50
Communications & Networking Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
656 657 986
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 22.42% 26.48% 32.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 204 224
Average daily rate £295 £285 £301
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.50% -5.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 20 26
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -36.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £11.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £180.00 £20.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £28.25
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -20.35%
SDH
South East

SDH
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SDH across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

SDH Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

SDH
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SDH across the Berkshire region.

SDH Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

SDH
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

SDH Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

SDH
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SDH within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Reading -15 21 £190 -15.55% 1
Newbury - 4 £175 -
SDH
South East

SDH
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing SDH also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SDH.

1 56 (90.32%) Telecoms
2 37 (59.68%) ATM
3 32 (51.61%) Ethernet
3 32 (51.61%) MPLS
4 26 (41.94%) Huawei
5 24 (38.71%) DWDM
6 20 (32.26%) BGP
7 19 (30.65%) 3G
7 19 (30.65%) Cisco
8 18 (29.03%) VPN
8 18 (29.03%) 2G
9 16 (25.81%) LTE
10 14 (22.58%) OSPF
10 14 (22.58%) BT
11 13 (20.97%) GSM
11 13 (20.97%) Radio Access Network
12 12 (19.35%) TCP/IP
13 11 (17.74%) VRRP
13 11 (17.74%) Firewall
13 11 (17.74%) Juniper
13 11 (17.74%) ADSL
13 11 (17.74%) DNS
13 11 (17.74%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
14 10 (16.13%) Alcatel-Lucent
14 10 (16.13%) Internet
15 9 (14.52%) SONET
15 9 (14.52%) Network Design
15 9 (14.52%) Change Management
15 9 (14.52%) Security Cleared
15 9 (14.52%) 4G

SDH
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing SDH also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SDH. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 7 (11.29%) MS Office
1 7 (11.29%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.61%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 37 (59.68%) ATM
2 32 (51.61%) Ethernet
2 32 (51.61%) MPLS
3 24 (38.71%) DWDM
4 20 (32.26%) BGP
5 19 (30.65%) 3G
6 18 (29.03%) VPN
6 18 (29.03%) 2G
7 16 (25.81%) LTE
8 14 (22.58%) OSPF
9 13 (20.97%) GSM
9 13 (20.97%) Radio Access Network
10 12 (19.35%) TCP/IP
11 11 (17.74%) DNS
11 11 (17.74%) ADSL
11 11 (17.74%) VRRP
11 11 (17.74%) Firewall
12 10 (16.13%) Internet
13 9 (14.52%) SONET
13 9 (14.52%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.29%) MS Access
General
1 56 (90.32%) Telecoms
2 7 (11.29%) Back Office
3 5 (8.06%) Legal
3 5 (8.06%) Front Office
4 2 (3.23%) Electronics
5 1 (1.61%) Billing
Job Titles
1 14 (22.58%) Transmission Engineer
2 12 (19.35%) Network Engineer
3 11 (17.74%) Test Engineer
4 8 (12.90%) Delivery Manager
5 7 (11.29%) NOC Engineer
5 7 (11.29%) RAN Engineer
6 6 (9.68%) Design Engineer
7 5 (8.06%) Network Design Engineer
8 3 (4.84%) Back Office Engineer
8 3 (4.84%) IP Network Engineer
8 3 (4.84%) IP Engineer
9 1 (1.61%) Transmission Design Engineer
9 1 (1.61%) Transmission Planning Engineer
9 1 (1.61%) Data Centre Engineer
9 1 (1.61%) Provisioning Engineer
9 1 (1.61%) OSS Engineer
9 1 (1.61%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 1 (1.61%) Designer
9 1 (1.61%) Transmission Planner
9 1 (1.61%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.61%) WAP
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.61%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (14.52%) Change Management
1 9 (14.52%) Network Design
2 7 (11.29%) Problem Management
2 7 (11.29%) Network Architecture
2 7 (11.29%) Network Monitoring
3 6 (9.68%) Performance Monitoring
3 6 (9.68%) Continuous Improvement
3 6 (9.68%) Migration
4 5 (8.06%) Project Management
4 5 (8.06%) Fault Management
5 3 (4.84%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (4.84%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (4.84%) Capacity Management
5 3 (4.84%) Configuration Management
6 2 (3.23%) Logistics
7 1 (1.61%) ITIL
7 1 (1.61%) PRINCE2
7 1 (1.61%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (11.29%) SQL
1 7 (11.29%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (14.52%) Security Cleared
2 8 (12.90%) SC Cleared
3 7 (11.29%) CCNA
3 7 (11.29%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (9.68%) BC Cleared
5 5 (8.06%) CCNP
6 3 (4.84%) CCIP
7 2 (3.23%) HND
7 2 (3.23%) Degree
8 1 (1.61%) PMP
8 1 (1.61%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.68%) SLA
2 1 (1.61%) QA
Vendors
1 26 (41.94%) Huawei
2 19 (30.65%) Cisco
3 14 (22.58%) BT
4 11 (17.74%) Juniper
4 11 (17.74%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 10 (16.13%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 7 (11.29%) Nortel
6 7 (11.29%) OPNET
6 7 (11.29%) Business Objects
7 6 (9.68%) CheckPoint
8 5 (8.06%) Ericsson
9 4 (6.45%) Cramer
10 1 (1.61%) Velocent
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