The table below looks at the statistics for SDH skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hampshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SDH over the 3 months to 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank 118 - 105
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing SDH 4 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.18% - 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.95% - 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 2
Average daily rate
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£388 - £250
90% offered a daily rate of more than £378 - £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 - £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £300 £233
% change year-on-year
+20.83% +29.03%
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 Hampshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Hampshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
421 497 290
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 19.19% 24.06% 16.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 244 275 161
Average daily rate £375 £335 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.94% -4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £238 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £486 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 39 23
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +66.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.49 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £46.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £23.50 £23.21
% change year-on-year
-8.40% +1.24%

SDH
Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SDH across the Hampshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

SDH Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

SDH
Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SDH across the Hampshire region.

SDH Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

SDH
Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SDH across the Hampshire region.

SDH Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

SDH
Contract Job Locations in Hampshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SDH within the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 4 September 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
Basingstoke - 1 - -
Winchester - 1 £400 -
SDH
South East

SDH
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire 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 7 (77.78%) Telecoms
2 5 (55.56%) DWDM
2 5 (55.56%) Ethernet
3 4 (44.44%) MPLS
4 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 3 (33.33%) ATM
4 3 (33.33%) Juniper
5 2 (22.22%) LAN
5 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
5 2 (22.22%) EMC
5 2 (22.22%) MS Office
5 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
5 2 (22.22%) DSL
5 2 (22.22%) Project Management
5 2 (22.22%) Megaco
5 2 (22.22%) WAN
5 2 (22.22%) DV Cleared
5 2 (22.22%) Capacity Management
6 1 (11.11%) Boundary Protection
6 1 (11.11%) Communications Security
6 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
6 1 (11.11%) xDSL
6 1 (11.11%) ZTE
6 1 (11.11%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 1 (11.11%) Unified Communications
6 1 (11.11%) Network Design
6 1 (11.11%) Huawei
6 1 (11.11%) Publishing
6 1 (11.11%) Migration
6 1 (11.11%) CESG

SDH
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire 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 (22.22%) MS Office
1 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (55.56%) DWDM
1 5 (55.56%) Ethernet
2 4 (44.44%) MPLS
3 3 (33.33%) ATM
4 2 (22.22%) LAN
4 2 (22.22%) WAN
4 2 (22.22%) DSL
4 2 (22.22%) Megaco
5 1 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (11.11%) xDSL
5 1 (11.11%) Unified Communications
5 1 (11.11%) ADSL
5 1 (11.11%) VoIP
5 1 (11.11%) VPN
General
1 7 (77.78%) Telecoms
2 1 (11.11%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Architect
1 4 (44.44%) Microwave Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Network Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Telecoms Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Data Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
1 1 (11.11%) CESG
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Project Management
1 2 (22.22%) Capacity Management
2 1 (11.11%) Boundary Protection
2 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
2 1 (11.11%) B2B
2 1 (11.11%) Migration
2 1 (11.11%) Network Design
2 1 (11.11%) Communications Security
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (22.22%) DV Cleared
3 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Juniper
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) EMC
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco
3 1 (11.11%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 1 (11.11%) Ericsson
3 1 (11.11%) Nokia
3 1 (11.11%) Siemens
3 1 (11.11%) Huawei
3 1 (11.11%) ZTE
3 1 (11.11%) Nokia Solutions and Networks