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 28 August 2014 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank 107 86 49
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -37
Contract jobs citing SDH 13 43 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.54% 1.70% 2.92%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.01% 6.31% 9.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 9
Average daily rate
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- £235 £205
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.63%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £233 £210
% change year-on-year
+29.03% +10.71%
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
646 681 977
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 26.62% 26.85% 32.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 240 228 206
Average daily rate £360 £330 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £175 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £470 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 29 24
Average hourly rate £17.50 £23.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.53% +30.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £31.00 £38.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% -7.16%

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 28 August 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 -1 10 - -
Bracknell +3 2 - -
Wokingham - - - -
SDH
South East

SDH
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 21 (65.63%) Telecoms
2 17 (53.13%) ATM
3 13 (40.63%) Ethernet
4 10 (31.25%) 3G
4 10 (31.25%) LTE
5 9 (28.13%) 2G
6 8 (25.00%) Huawei
6 8 (25.00%) 4G
7 7 (21.88%) Project Management
7 7 (21.88%) Ericsson
7 7 (21.88%) MPLS
8 6 (18.75%) Internet
8 6 (18.75%) Cisco
8 6 (18.75%) GSM
8 6 (18.75%) UMTS
8 6 (18.75%) ADSL
8 6 (18.75%) MS Project
9 5 (15.63%) BGP
9 5 (15.63%) Cramer
9 5 (15.63%) Broadband
9 5 (15.63%) VoIP
9 5 (15.63%) TCP/IP
9 5 (15.63%) VPN
9 5 (15.63%) DWDM
9 5 (15.63%) Radio Access Network
10 4 (12.50%) Network Security
10 4 (12.50%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
10 4 (12.50%) HSPA
10 4 (12.50%) Juniper
10 4 (12.50%) Alcatel-Lucent

SDH
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 6 (18.75%) MS Project
2 2 (6.25%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.13%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 17 (53.13%) ATM
2 13 (40.63%) Ethernet
3 10 (31.25%) 3G
3 10 (31.25%) LTE
4 9 (28.13%) 2G
5 8 (25.00%) 4G
6 7 (21.88%) MPLS
7 6 (18.75%) ADSL
7 6 (18.75%) Internet
7 6 (18.75%) UMTS
7 6 (18.75%) GSM
8 5 (15.63%) Broadband
8 5 (15.63%) VoIP
8 5 (15.63%) TCP/IP
8 5 (15.63%) VPN
8 5 (15.63%) BGP
8 5 (15.63%) DWDM
8 5 (15.63%) Radio Access Network
9 4 (12.50%) IPsec
9 4 (12.50%) VRRP
General
1 21 (65.63%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.25%) Front Office
2 2 (6.25%) Back Office
3 1 (3.13%) Billing
Job Titles
1 8 (25.00%) Delivery Manager
2 6 (18.75%) Project Manager
3 5 (15.63%) Transmission Planner
4 4 (12.50%) Test Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Provisioning Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Telecoms Project Manager
5 2 (6.25%) Transmission Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) IP Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Circuiting Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) IP Network Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Coordinator
6 1 (3.13%) Developer
6 1 (3.13%) Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.25%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (21.88%) Project Management
2 4 (12.50%) PRINCE2
2 4 (12.50%) Migration
3 3 (9.38%) ITIL
4 2 (6.25%) Change Management
4 2 (6.25%) Network Planning
4 2 (6.25%) Problem Management
4 2 (6.25%) Network Architecture
4 2 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (6.25%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (6.25%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (3.13%) PRINCE
5 1 (3.13%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 1 (3.13%) CCNP
1 1 (3.13%) CCNA
1 1 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (3.13%) PMP
1 1 (3.13%) PMI Certification
1 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.13%) BC Cleared
1 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 8 (25.00%) Huawei
2 7 (21.88%) Ericsson
3 6 (18.75%) Cisco
4 5 (15.63%) Cramer
5 4 (12.50%) BT
5 4 (12.50%) Juniper
5 4 (12.50%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 4 (12.50%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 3 (9.38%) Microsoft
7 2 (6.25%) Amdocs