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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank 98 94 66
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -28
Contract jobs citing SDH 37 41 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.28% 1.47% 2.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.76% 6.11% 8.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 11 4
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£290 £215 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.88% -9.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £190 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £265 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £298 £225 £250
% change year-on-year
+32.22% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £180.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £108.75 -
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
777 671 622
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 26.98% 23.99% 27.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 326 251 184
Average daily rate £313 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £190 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £475 £401
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 47 30
Average hourly rate £36.00 £25.00 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.00% +23.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £15.00 £12.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £180.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £20.00 £23.33
% change year-on-year
+45.00% -14.27%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SDH across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 3 March 2015.

SDH Daily Rate Histogram 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 3 March 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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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 -5 14 - -
Newbury - 10 £291 - 4
Bracknell +6 4 - - 1
Slough - 1 - -
Maidenhead - - - -
SDH
South East

SDH
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 51 (92.73%) Telecoms
2 28 (50.91%) MPLS
3 21 (38.18%) DSL
4 19 (34.55%) GSM
4 19 (34.55%) UMTS
5 18 (32.73%) Ethernet
6 15 (27.27%) GPRS
6 15 (27.27%) Ericsson
6 15 (27.27%) CDMA2000
6 15 (27.27%) Wi-Fi
6 15 (27.27%) Wireless
6 15 (27.27%) WiMAX
6 15 (27.27%) Network Planning
6 15 (27.27%) HSPA
6 15 (27.27%) LTE
6 15 (27.27%) GPON
7 14 (25.45%) Radio Access Network
7 14 (25.45%) Migration
8 13 (23.64%) 4G
9 12 (21.82%) VoLTE
9 12 (21.82%) ATM
9 12 (21.82%) C
10 11 (20.00%) Huawei
11 10 (18.18%) Cramer
12 7 (12.73%) MetaSolv
12 7 (12.73%) DWDM
12 7 (12.73%) BEA
12 7 (12.73%) Project Management
12 7 (12.73%) Java
12 7 (12.73%) PL/SQL

SDH
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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.

Application Platforms
1 7 (12.73%) WebLogic
1 7 (12.73%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (10.91%) MS Project
1 6 (10.91%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.64%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 28 (50.91%) MPLS
2 21 (38.18%) DSL
3 19 (34.55%) GSM
3 19 (34.55%) UMTS
4 18 (32.73%) Ethernet
5 15 (27.27%) CDMA2000
5 15 (27.27%) GPRS
5 15 (27.27%) WiMAX
5 15 (27.27%) Wi-Fi
5 15 (27.27%) Wireless
5 15 (27.27%) HSPA
5 15 (27.27%) LTE
5 15 (27.27%) GPON
6 14 (25.45%) Radio Access Network
7 13 (23.64%) 4G
8 12 (21.82%) VoLTE
8 12 (21.82%) ATM
9 7 (12.73%) DWDM
10 6 (10.91%) OSPF
10 6 (10.91%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.73%) Oracle Database 10g
1 7 (12.73%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (12.73%) Toad
General
1 51 (92.73%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (21.82%) Delivery Manager
2 7 (12.73%) Project Manager
2 7 (12.73%) Transmission Engineer
3 6 (10.91%) IP Engineer
3 6 (10.91%) IP Network Engineer
3 6 (10.91%) Telecoms Project Manager
3 6 (10.91%) Network Engineer
4 2 (3.64%) Software Engineer
4 2 (3.64%) Support Engineer
4 2 (3.64%) Ericsson Engineer
5 1 (1.82%) RAN Engineer
5 1 (1.82%) Transmission Planning Engineer
5 1 (1.82%) Architect
5 1 (1.82%) Tester
5 1 (1.82%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (1.82%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (12.73%) SOAP
1 7 (12.73%) Web Services
1 7 (12.73%) XML
1 7 (12.73%) JMS
1 7 (12.73%) WSDL
1 7 (12.73%) JAXB
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.91%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.64%) Statistics
3 1 (1.82%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.64%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (27.27%) Network Planning
2 14 (25.45%) Migration
3 7 (12.73%) TDD
3 7 (12.73%) Software Engineering
3 7 (12.73%) Data Migration
3 7 (12.73%) Project Management
4 6 (10.91%) ITIL
4 6 (10.91%) PRINCE2
5 2 (3.64%) Performance Analysis
5 2 (3.64%) Performance Management
6 1 (1.82%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 12 (21.82%) C
2 7 (12.73%) Java
2 7 (12.73%) PL/SQL
2 7 (12.73%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (12.73%) SC Cleared
1 7 (12.73%) BC Cleared
1 7 (12.73%) Security Cleared
2 6 (10.91%) CCNP
2 6 (10.91%) CCNA
2 6 (10.91%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (5.45%) VCP4
4 2 (3.64%) Degree
Vendors
1 15 (27.27%) Ericsson
2 11 (20.00%) Huawei
3 10 (18.18%) Cramer
4 7 (12.73%) MetaSolv
4 7 (12.73%) BEA
4 7 (12.73%) Oracle
5 6 (10.91%) Cisco
5 6 (10.91%) Microsoft
5 6 (10.91%) Amdocs
6 4 (7.27%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 3 (5.45%) Actix
8 2 (3.64%) Sybase
9 1 (1.82%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 1 (1.82%) Siemens
9 1 (1.82%) ComArch
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