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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank 117 102 111
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +9
Contract jobs citing SDH 1 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.047% 0.18% 0.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.20% 1.09% 2.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 2
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£425 £180 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+136.11% -57.64%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £240 £348
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -30.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £25.00
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
505 275 270
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 23.52% 16.83% 14.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 273 149 111
Average daily rate £338 £320 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.46% -8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £180 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 20 43
Average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+55.55% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.23 £15.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £44.25 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

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 24 October 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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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 - - - -
SDH
South East

SDH
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 2 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (50.00%) Supplier Management
2 1 (50.00%) VLAN
2 1 (50.00%) VPLS
2 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (50.00%) HSRP
2 1 (50.00%) Ethernet
2 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) IPv6
2 1 (50.00%) Juniper
2 1 (50.00%) Internet
2 1 (50.00%) SONET
2 1 (50.00%) MPLS
2 1 (50.00%) OSPF
2 1 (50.00%) BGP
2 1 (50.00%) RSVP
2 1 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) Service Delivery

SDH
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) Ethernet
1 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (50.00%) IPv6
1 1 (50.00%) Internet
1 1 (50.00%) SONET
1 1 (50.00%) MPLS
1 1 (50.00%) OSPF
1 1 (50.00%) BGP
1 1 (50.00%) RSVP
1 1 (50.00%) VLAN
1 1 (50.00%) VPLS
1 1 (50.00%) Radio Access Network
1 1 (50.00%) HSRP
General
1 2 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Project Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Delivery Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Rollout Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Project Management
1 1 (50.00%) Service Delivery
1 1 (50.00%) Supplier Management
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco
1 1 (50.00%) Juniper