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 2 July 2015 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank 109 108 87
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -21
Contract jobs citing SDH 10 18 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.41% 0.73% 1.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.67% 2.85% 5.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 4
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£250 £175 £273
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -35.77%
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £265 £285
% change year-on-year
+48.11% -7.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
599 631 617
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 24.70% 25.57% 25.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 205 201
Average daily rate £325 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £190 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 10 23
Average hourly rate £36.00 £17.50 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+105.71% -25.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £13.45 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+28.37% -26.00%

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 2 July 2015. 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
Bracknell 0 2 - -
Reading -4 2 - -
Slough - 2 £250 -
Newbury -1 1 - - 1
Maidenhead - 1 - -
SDH
South East

SDH
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, 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 40 (81.63%) Telecoms
2 25 (51.02%) Radio Access Network
3 22 (44.90%) MPLS
4 21 (42.86%) DSL
4 21 (42.86%) LTE
5 20 (40.82%) 4G
5 20 (40.82%) Wireless
5 20 (40.82%) ATM
6 19 (38.78%) Ethernet
6 19 (38.78%) Ericsson
6 19 (38.78%) Network Planning
7 18 (36.73%) GSM
7 18 (36.73%) UMTS
8 17 (34.69%) GPRS
8 17 (34.69%) Wi-Fi
8 17 (34.69%) CDMA2000
8 17 (34.69%) WiMAX
8 17 (34.69%) HSPA
8 17 (34.69%) GPON
9 16 (32.65%) Huawei
10 14 (28.57%) VoLTE
11 13 (26.53%) C
12 10 (20.41%) DWDM
12 10 (20.41%) 3G
13 7 (14.29%) 2G
13 7 (14.29%) VPN
13 7 (14.29%) SC Cleared
13 7 (14.29%) BC Cleared
13 7 (14.29%) Security Cleared
14 6 (12.24%) Migration

SDH
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, 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 2 (4.08%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.04%) MS Project
2 1 (2.04%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 25 (51.02%) Radio Access Network
2 22 (44.90%) MPLS
3 21 (42.86%) DSL
3 21 (42.86%) LTE
4 20 (40.82%) 4G
4 20 (40.82%) Wireless
4 20 (40.82%) ATM
5 19 (38.78%) Ethernet
6 18 (36.73%) GSM
6 18 (36.73%) UMTS
7 17 (34.69%) GPRS
7 17 (34.69%) WiMAX
7 17 (34.69%) Wi-Fi
7 17 (34.69%) CDMA2000
7 17 (34.69%) GPON
7 17 (34.69%) HSPA
8 14 (28.57%) VoLTE
9 10 (20.41%) DWDM
9 10 (20.41%) 3G
10 7 (14.29%) VPN
General
1 40 (81.63%) Telecoms
2 5 (10.20%) Marketing
3 2 (4.08%) Back Office
4 1 (2.04%) Legal
4 1 (2.04%) Billing
Job Titles
1 8 (16.33%) Architect
2 6 (12.24%) Network Architect
2 6 (12.24%) Transmission Engineer
3 4 (8.16%) Delivery Manager
3 4 (8.16%) IP Engineer
3 4 (8.16%) IP Network Engineer
3 4 (8.16%) Strategy Manager
3 4 (8.16%) Architecture Manager
3 4 (8.16%) Network Engineer
4 3 (6.12%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (6.12%) Support Engineer
4 3 (6.12%) Senior Network Architect
4 3 (6.12%) Senior Architect
5 2 (4.08%) Ericsson Engineer
5 2 (4.08%) Business Analyst
5 2 (4.08%) Tester
5 2 (4.08%) Analyst
6 1 (2.04%) Project Manager
6 1 (2.04%) Field Engineer
6 1 (2.04%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.04%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.08%) Economics
1 2 (4.08%) Statistics
2 1 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.04%) GIS
2 1 (2.04%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.04%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (38.78%) Network Planning
2 6 (12.24%) Migration
3 3 (6.12%) Network Management
3 3 (6.12%) Network Design
3 3 (6.12%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (4.08%) Performance Analysis
4 2 (4.08%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (4.08%) ITIL
4 2 (4.08%) Project Management
4 2 (4.08%) Use Case
4 2 (4.08%) Performance Management
5 1 (2.04%) Revenue Management
5 1 (2.04%) Time Management
5 1 (2.04%) Business Analysis
5 1 (2.04%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (2.04%) WFM
5 1 (2.04%) Validation
5 1 (2.04%) PRINCE2
5 1 (2.04%) UML
5 1 (2.04%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 13 (26.53%) C
2 1 (2.04%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 7 (14.29%) BC Cleared
1 7 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 4 (8.16%) CCNP
2 4 (8.16%) CCNA
2 4 (8.16%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (4.08%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.04%) SLA
Vendors
1 19 (38.78%) Ericsson
2 16 (32.65%) Huawei
3 5 (10.20%) Cisco
4 4 (8.16%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 3 (6.12%) Actix
6 2 (4.08%) Cramer
6 2 (4.08%) ComArch
7 1 (2.04%) Amdocs
7 1 (2.04%) Microsoft
7 1 (2.04%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 1 (2.04%) Oracle
7 1 (2.04%) Sybase
7 1 (2.04%) Siemens
7 1 (2.04%) BT
7 1 (2.04%) NEC
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