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 5 May 2016 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank 117 99 93
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -6
Contract jobs citing SDH 11 30 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.44% 1.07% 1.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.77% 3.98% 5.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 13 12
Median daily rate £250 £290 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.79% +45.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £298 £220
% change year-on-year
+17.64% +35.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £37.50
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
621 753 651
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 24.61% 26.94% 24.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 295 320 235
Median daily rate £375 £310 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.96% +6.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £345 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.24% +4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 22 32
Median hourly rate £27.50 £36.75 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.17% +98.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £22.50 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.50 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+16.07% +40.00%

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 5 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Reading +4 9 £250 -
Slough +8 1 £250 -
Bracknell -4 1 - - 1
SDH
South East

SDH
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 5 May 2016, 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 13 (68.42%) ATM
2 10 (52.63%) Telecoms
3 6 (31.58%) xDSL
3 6 (31.58%) MS Excel
3 6 (31.58%) Ethernet
3 6 (31.58%) VPN
3 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
3 6 (31.58%) DWDM
3 6 (31.58%) OSPF
4 5 (26.32%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 5 (26.32%) RTCP
4 5 (26.32%) RTP
4 5 (26.32%) VRRP
4 5 (26.32%) 3G
4 5 (26.32%) DNS
4 5 (26.32%) XML
4 5 (26.32%) DHCP
4 5 (26.32%) 4G
4 5 (26.32%) SCTP
4 5 (26.32%) IPsec
4 5 (26.32%) SC Cleared
4 5 (26.32%) Security Cleared
4 5 (26.32%) 2G
4 5 (26.32%) VLAN
4 5 (26.32%) Radio Access Network
4 5 (26.32%) HSRP
5 4 (21.05%) Nortel
6 3 (15.79%) ICMP
6 3 (15.79%) Project Management
6 3 (15.79%) MS Project

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 6 (31.58%) MS Excel
2 3 (15.79%) MS Project
3 1 (5.26%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 13 (68.42%) ATM
2 6 (31.58%) DWDM
2 6 (31.58%) Ethernet
2 6 (31.58%) OSPF
2 6 (31.58%) VPN
2 6 (31.58%) xDSL
3 5 (26.32%) 2G
3 5 (26.32%) 3G
3 5 (26.32%) 4G
3 5 (26.32%) DHCP
3 5 (26.32%) DNS
3 5 (26.32%) HSRP
3 5 (26.32%) IPsec
3 5 (26.32%) Radio Access Network
3 5 (26.32%) RTCP
3 5 (26.32%) RTP
3 5 (26.32%) SCTP
3 5 (26.32%) VLAN
3 5 (26.32%) VRRP
4 3 (15.79%) ICMP
General
1 10 (52.63%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.26%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) French Language
2 1 (5.26%) German Language
2 1 (5.26%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 4 (21.05%) Delivery Manager
1 4 (21.05%) Designer
1 4 (21.05%) Network Designer
1 4 (21.05%) Project Manager
1 4 (21.05%) Transmission Engineer
2 2 (10.53%) Configuration Engineer
2 2 (10.53%) Design Engineer
2 2 (10.53%) IP Design Engineer
2 2 (10.53%) Network Engineer
2 2 (10.53%) RAN Design Engineer
2 2 (10.53%) RAN Engineer
2 2 (10.53%) Telecoms Manager
2 2 (10.53%) Telecoms Project Manager
2 2 (10.53%) Transmission Design Engineer
2 2 (10.53%) Transmission Planning Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) IP Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) IP Network Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (26.32%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.79%) ITIL
1 3 (15.79%) ITIL V3
1 3 (15.79%) Network Monitoring
1 3 (15.79%) PRINCE2
1 3 (15.79%) Project Management
2 2 (10.53%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (10.53%) Migration
3 1 (5.26%) Network Planning
Qualifications
1 5 (26.32%) SC Cleared
1 5 (26.32%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) BC Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (5.26%) CCNA
2 1 (5.26%) CCNP
2 1 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
2 5 (26.32%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 4 (21.05%) Nortel
4 3 (15.79%) Amdocs
5 2 (10.53%) Cisco
5 2 (10.53%) Nokia
6 1 (5.26%) Ciena
6 1 (5.26%) Huawei
6 1 (5.26%) Juniper
6 1 (5.26%) Remedy