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 3 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank 114 121 106
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -15
Contract jobs citing SDH 6 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.28% 0.049% 0.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.62% 0.22% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 3
Average daily rate
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£393 £140 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+181.36% -7.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £140 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £140 £310
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £220 £285
% change year-on-year
+78.40% -22.80%
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
371 453 329
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 17.61% 22.26% 19.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 223 244 151
Average daily rate £388 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £195 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £326 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 32 61
Average hourly rate £23.75 £37.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.66% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+31.94% -28.00%

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 3 July 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
Winchester - 2 £400 -
Basingstoke +6 1 - -
Hook - 1 £450 -
SDH
South East

SDH
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 8 (88.89%) Telecoms
2 7 (77.78%) Ethernet
3 5 (55.56%) ATM
3 5 (55.56%) DWDM
4 3 (33.33%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 3 (33.33%) Ericsson
5 2 (22.22%) MPLS
5 2 (22.22%) Project Management
5 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (22.22%) RNC
5 2 (22.22%) WFM
5 2 (22.22%) GSM
5 2 (22.22%) LAN
5 2 (22.22%) UMTS
5 2 (22.22%) MS Office
5 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
5 2 (22.22%) SLA
5 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
5 2 (22.22%) WAN
5 2 (22.22%) Radio Access Network
5 2 (22.22%) Capacity Management
5 2 (22.22%) Line Management
6 1 (11.11%) Boundary Protection
6 1 (11.11%) Communications Security
6 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
6 1 (11.11%) DV Cleared
6 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
6 1 (11.11%) xDSL
6 1 (11.11%) ZTE
6 1 (11.11%) Unified Communications

SDH
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 7 (77.78%) Ethernet
2 5 (55.56%) ATM
2 5 (55.56%) DWDM
3 2 (22.22%) MPLS
3 2 (22.22%) RNC
3 2 (22.22%) Radio Access Network
3 2 (22.22%) GSM
3 2 (22.22%) LAN
3 2 (22.22%) UMTS
3 2 (22.22%) WAN
4 1 (11.11%) ADSL
4 1 (11.11%) VPN
4 1 (11.11%) VoIP
4 1 (11.11%) xDSL
4 1 (11.11%) Unified Communications
4 1 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
General
1 8 (88.89%) Telecoms
2 1 (11.11%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Microwave Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Field Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Data Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Telecoms Project Manager
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%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (22.22%) WFM
1 2 (22.22%) Capacity Management
1 2 (22.22%) Line Management
2 1 (11.11%) Boundary Protection
2 1 (11.11%) Communications Security
2 1 (11.11%) Network Design
2 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
2 1 (11.11%) B2B
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
1 1 (11.11%) DV Cleared
1 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) SLA
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Ericsson
1 3 (33.33%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 1 (11.11%) Juniper
3 1 (11.11%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco
3 1 (11.11%) Nokia
3 1 (11.11%) Siemens
3 1 (11.11%) Huawei
3 1 (11.11%) ZTE