The table below looks at the statistics for SDH skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SDH over the 3 months to 28 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
South East / Berkshire
Rank 103 110 99
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -11
Contract jobs citing SDH 2 10 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.10% 0.40% 1.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.48% 1.74% 4.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 17
Median daily rate - £363 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £238 £363 £295
% change year-on-year
-34.48% +22.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
417 574 768
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 20.87% 23.19% 27.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 290 334
Median daily rate £400 £363 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +10.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £255 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 19 17
Median hourly rate £13.00 £55.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-76.36% +52.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £26.80 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £63.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £37.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-42.66% +36.36%

SDH
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Berkshire region citing SDH as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SDH within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 28 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Slough +3 1 - -
Bracknell - 1 - -
SDH
South East

SDH
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 February 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for SDH.

1 9 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 5 (55.56%) DWDM
3 4 (44.44%) VPN
3 4 (44.44%) Remedy
4 3 (33.33%) Migration
4 3 (33.33%) VLAN
4 3 (33.33%) MPLS
4 3 (33.33%) Internet
4 3 (33.33%) WAN
4 3 (33.33%) Ethernet
4 3 (33.33%) Cisco
5 2 (22.22%) LAN
5 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
5 2 (22.22%) PRINCE2
5 2 (22.22%) PMP
5 2 (22.22%) PMI Certification
5 2 (22.22%) Project Management
5 2 (22.22%) Strategic Planning
5 2 (22.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (22.22%) Network Design
5 2 (22.22%) Service Management
5 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (22.22%) Matrix Organization
5 2 (22.22%) Customer Requirements
5 2 (22.22%) PMO
6 1 (11.11%) Virgin Media
6 1 (11.11%) Virtual Team Management
6 1 (11.11%) Virtual Team
6 1 (11.11%) xDSL
6 1 (11.11%) 4G

SDH
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire 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:

Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
1 1 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (11.11%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 5 (55.56%) DWDM
2 4 (44.44%) VPN
3 3 (33.33%) Ethernet
3 3 (33.33%) Internet
3 3 (33.33%) MPLS
3 3 (33.33%) VLAN
3 3 (33.33%) WAN
4 2 (22.22%) LAN
4 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
5 1 (11.11%) 2G
5 1 (11.11%) 3G
5 1 (11.11%) 4G
5 1 (11.11%) ADSL
5 1 (11.11%) ATM
5 1 (11.11%) BGP
5 1 (11.11%) DSL
5 1 (11.11%) EIGRP
5 1 (11.11%) OSPF
5 1 (11.11%) RIP
5 1 (11.11%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) GIS
General
1 9 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Transmission Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Optical Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Project Manager
2 2 (22.22%) Telecoms Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Programme Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Provisioning Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Telecoms Programme Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Telecoms Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Transmission Planner
3 1 (11.11%) WAN Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (11.11%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Migration
2 2 (22.22%) Customer Requirements
2 2 (22.22%) Matrix Organization
2 2 (22.22%) Network Design
2 2 (22.22%) PRINCE2
2 2 (22.22%) Project Management
2 2 (22.22%) Service Management
2 2 (22.22%) Strategic Planning
3 1 (11.11%) CAD
3 1 (11.11%) Programme Management
3 1 (11.11%) Project Governance
3 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
3 1 (11.11%) Validation
3 1 (11.11%) Virtual Team Management
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) PMI Certification
1 2 (22.22%) PMP
1 2 (22.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (11.11%) CCDA
2 1 (11.11%) CCDP
2 1 (11.11%) CCNA
2 1 (11.11%) CCNP
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (11.11%) OCP
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle Certification
2 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) PMO
2 1 (11.11%) SLA
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Remedy
2 3 (33.33%) Cisco
3 1 (11.11%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 1 (11.11%) Fujitsu
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 1 (11.11%) Nortel
3 1 (11.11%) Virgin Media