The table below looks at the statistics 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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank 108 84 38
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -46
Contract jobs citing SDH 15 50 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.60% 1.91% 4.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.37% 7.61% 12.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 10 13
Average daily rate
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- £245 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -20.96%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £240 £348
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -30.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £25.00
SDH
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
633 657 1019
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.28% 25.10% 34.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 247 220 248
Average daily rate £338 £325 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +0.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £164 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 38 30
Average hourly rate £18.00 £30.00 £20.54
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +46.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £13.60 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £37.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

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 24 October 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -9 11 - -
Bracknell -1 2 - - 2
Newbury - - - -
Slough - - - - 1
Wokingham - - - -
SDH
South East

SDH
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 23 (79.31%) Telecoms
2 11 (37.93%) ATM
2 11 (37.93%) Ethernet
3 7 (24.14%) Migration
3 7 (24.14%) Cramer
3 7 (24.14%) Project Management
3 7 (24.14%) MS Project
4 6 (20.69%) 3G
5 5 (17.24%) Microsoft
5 5 (17.24%) ITIL
5 5 (17.24%) PRINCE2
5 5 (17.24%) 2G
6 4 (13.79%) LTE
6 4 (13.79%) Amdocs
6 4 (13.79%) Management Information System
6 4 (13.79%) MPLS
6 4 (13.79%) MS Excel
6 4 (13.79%) 4G
7 3 (10.34%) Oracle Database
7 3 (10.34%) JMS
7 3 (10.34%) SOAP
7 3 (10.34%) Web Services
7 3 (10.34%) XML
7 3 (10.34%) Java
7 3 (10.34%) PL/SQL
7 3 (10.34%) SQL
7 3 (10.34%) Oracle
7 3 (10.34%) WebLogic
7 3 (10.34%) Oracle Database 10g
7 3 (10.34%) JAXB

SDH
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (10.34%) WebLogic
1 3 (10.34%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (24.14%) MS Project
2 4 (13.79%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.45%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 11 (37.93%) ATM
1 11 (37.93%) Ethernet
2 6 (20.69%) 3G
3 5 (17.24%) 2G
4 4 (13.79%) LTE
4 4 (13.79%) 4G
4 4 (13.79%) MPLS
5 2 (6.90%) DWDM
5 2 (6.90%) UMTS
5 2 (6.90%) ADSL
5 2 (6.90%) Internet
5 2 (6.90%) 2.5G
5 2 (6.90%) DSL
6 1 (3.45%) EIGRP
6 1 (3.45%) Frame Relay
6 1 (3.45%) Radio Access Network
6 1 (3.45%) xDSL
6 1 (3.45%) VoIP
6 1 (3.45%) WAN
6 1 (3.45%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.34%) Oracle Database 10g
1 3 (10.34%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (10.34%) Toad
General
1 23 (79.31%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (34.48%) Delivery Manager
2 7 (24.14%) Project Manager
3 5 (17.24%) Transmission Planner
4 4 (13.79%) Telecoms Project Manager
5 2 (6.90%) Software Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Network Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) IP Network Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Provisioning Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Transmission Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) IP Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Circuiting Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.34%) SOAP
1 3 (10.34%) Web Services
1 3 (10.34%) XML
1 3 (10.34%) JMS
1 3 (10.34%) WSDL
1 3 (10.34%) JAXB
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (24.14%) Project Management
1 7 (24.14%) Migration
2 5 (17.24%) ITIL
2 5 (17.24%) PRINCE2
3 3 (10.34%) TDD
3 3 (10.34%) Software Engineering
3 3 (10.34%) Data Migration
4 2 (6.90%) Network Planning
5 1 (3.45%) PRINCE
5 1 (3.45%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.34%) Java
1 3 (10.34%) PL/SQL
1 3 (10.34%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.45%) CCNP
1 1 (3.45%) CCNA
1 1 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.45%) BC Cleared
1 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 7 (24.14%) Cramer
2 5 (17.24%) Microsoft
3 4 (13.79%) Amdocs
4 3 (10.34%) Oracle
4 3 (10.34%) BEA
4 3 (10.34%) Ericsson
4 3 (10.34%) MetaSolv
5 2 (6.90%) BT
5 2 (6.90%) Cisco
5 2 (6.90%) Huawei
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