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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank 113 92 57
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -35
Contract jobs citing SDH 13 37 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.52% 1.51% 2.76%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.05% 5.67% 8.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 18
Average daily rate
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- £238 £273
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -12.84%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £261 £280
% change year-on-year
+14.83% -6.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Communications & Networking Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
635 652 991
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.28% 26.66% 31.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 212 204
Average daily rate £335 £325 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.07% +16.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £140 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £456 £386
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 23 39
Average hourly rate £17.50 £24.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% -18.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.00 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.75 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
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 25 July 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 +4 12 - -
Bracknell +7 1 - -
Newbury - - - -
SDH
South East

SDH
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 38 (77.55%) Telecoms
2 24 (48.98%) ATM
3 23 (46.94%) Ethernet
4 22 (44.90%) MPLS
5 19 (38.78%) 3G
6 18 (36.73%) DWDM
6 18 (36.73%) 2G
7 17 (34.69%) Huawei
8 15 (30.61%) LTE
8 15 (30.61%) BGP
9 13 (26.53%) VPN
9 13 (26.53%) Cisco
10 11 (22.45%) Radio Access Network
11 10 (20.41%) 4G
11 10 (20.41%) GSM
11 10 (20.41%) VRRP
12 9 (18.37%) BT
12 9 (18.37%) OSPF
12 9 (18.37%) SONET
12 9 (18.37%) Alcatel-Lucent
13 8 (16.33%) Internet
13 8 (16.33%) Project Management
13 8 (16.33%) ADSL
13 8 (16.33%) Cramer
14 7 (14.29%) Network Design
14 7 (14.29%) Problem Management
14 7 (14.29%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
14 7 (14.29%) MS Office
14 7 (14.29%) MS Excel
14 7 (14.29%) DNS

SDH
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (14.29%) MS Office
1 7 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 5 (10.20%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 24 (48.98%) ATM
2 23 (46.94%) Ethernet
3 22 (44.90%) MPLS
4 19 (38.78%) 3G
5 18 (36.73%) DWDM
5 18 (36.73%) 2G
6 15 (30.61%) BGP
6 15 (30.61%) LTE
7 13 (26.53%) VPN
8 11 (22.45%) Radio Access Network
9 10 (20.41%) 4G
9 10 (20.41%) GSM
9 10 (20.41%) VRRP
10 9 (18.37%) OSPF
10 9 (18.37%) SONET
11 8 (16.33%) Internet
11 8 (16.33%) ADSL
12 7 (14.29%) TCP/IP
12 7 (14.29%) DNS
12 7 (14.29%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.24%) MS Access
General
1 38 (77.55%) Telecoms
2 4 (8.16%) Front Office
3 3 (6.12%) Back Office
3 3 (6.12%) Legal
4 2 (4.08%) Electronics
5 1 (2.04%) Billing
Job Titles
1 10 (20.41%) Test Engineer
2 8 (16.33%) Delivery Manager
2 8 (16.33%) Network Engineer
3 6 (12.24%) RAN Engineer
4 5 (10.20%) Project Manager
5 4 (8.16%) NOC Engineer
5 4 (8.16%) Network Design Engineer
5 4 (8.16%) Design Engineer
6 3 (6.12%) Transmission Planner
6 3 (6.12%) Transmission Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) Provisioning Engineer
8 1 (2.04%) Telecoms Project Manager
8 1 (2.04%) Coordinator
8 1 (2.04%) Circuiting Engineer
8 1 (2.04%) Designer
8 1 (2.04%) Data Centre Engineer
8 1 (2.04%) Developer
8 1 (2.04%) Network Designer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.04%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (16.33%) Project Management
2 7 (14.29%) Change Management
2 7 (14.29%) Network Design
2 7 (14.29%) Problem Management
3 6 (12.24%) Network Architecture
3 6 (12.24%) Continuous Improvement
3 6 (12.24%) Performance Monitoring
4 4 (8.16%) Migration
5 3 (6.12%) PRINCE2
5 3 (6.12%) Network Monitoring
5 3 (6.12%) Capacity Management
5 3 (6.12%) Fault Management
6 2 (4.08%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (4.08%) Network Planning
6 2 (4.08%) Logistics
6 2 (4.08%) ITIL
7 1 (2.04%) PRINCE
7 1 (2.04%) Configuration Management
7 1 (2.04%) Service Delivery
7 1 (2.04%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (12.24%) SQL
1 6 (12.24%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (10.20%) SC Cleared
1 5 (10.20%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.12%) BC Cleared
2 3 (6.12%) CCIP
2 3 (6.12%) CCNA
2 3 (6.12%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (4.08%) CCNP
3 2 (4.08%) Degree
4 1 (2.04%) PMP
4 1 (2.04%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.04%) SLA
Systems Management
1 6 (12.24%) OPNET
Vendors
1 17 (34.69%) Huawei
2 13 (26.53%) Cisco
3 9 (18.37%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 9 (18.37%) BT
4 8 (16.33%) Cramer
5 7 (14.29%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 7 (14.29%) Juniper
6 6 (12.24%) Business Objects
6 6 (12.24%) Nortel
7 4 (8.16%) Ericsson
8 3 (6.12%) CheckPoint
9 2 (4.08%) Microsoft
10 1 (2.04%) Amdocs