The first table below looks at the demand for SDH skills in IT contracts advertised for the Maidenhead region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SDH over the 3 months to 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Maidenhead region.

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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank 18 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing SDH 7 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Maidenhead 5.43% - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.50% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £215 £260 £350
% change year-on-year
-17.30% -25.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £108.75 - £27.50
Communications & Networking Category
Maidenhead
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
40 30 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Maidenhead 31.01% 38.96% 26.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 19 1
Average daily rate £325 £248 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.31% -1.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 3
Average hourly rate £24.50 £19.25 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -16.30%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -18.18%
SDH
Berkshire

SDH
Jobs Demand Trend in Maidenhead

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

SDH Jobs Demand Trend in Maidenhead

SDH
Daily Rate Trend in Maidenhead

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

SDH Daily Rate Trend in Maidenhead

SDH
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Maidenhead

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Maidenhead 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 (100.00%) SQL
1 7 (100.00%) VB
1 7 (100.00%) Business Objects
1 7 (100.00%) MS Office
1 7 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 7 (100.00%) MS Access
1 7 (100.00%) ATM
1 7 (100.00%) Ethernet
1 7 (100.00%) VPN
1 7 (100.00%) Nortel
1 7 (100.00%) 3G
1 7 (100.00%) DWDM
1 7 (100.00%) MPLS
1 7 (100.00%) OSPF
1 7 (100.00%) BGP
1 7 (100.00%) RSVP
1 7 (100.00%) VRRP
1 7 (100.00%) BT
1 7 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 7 (100.00%) 2G
1 7 (100.00%) OPNET
1 7 (100.00%) Huawei
1 7 (100.00%) LTE
1 7 (100.00%) Radio Access Network
1 7 (100.00%) Network Design
1 7 (100.00%) HSRP
2 2 (28.57%) Capacity Management

SDH
Top Related IT Skills in Maidenhead by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Maidenhead 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 7 (100.00%) MS Office
1 7 (100.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (100.00%) ATM
1 7 (100.00%) Ethernet
1 7 (100.00%) VPN
1 7 (100.00%) 3G
1 7 (100.00%) DWDM
1 7 (100.00%) MPLS
1 7 (100.00%) OSPF
1 7 (100.00%) BGP
1 7 (100.00%) RSVP
1 7 (100.00%) VRRP
1 7 (100.00%) 2G
1 7 (100.00%) LTE
1 7 (100.00%) Radio Access Network
1 7 (100.00%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (100.00%) MS Access
General
1 7 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) RAN Engineer
1 7 (100.00%) Test Engineer
2 5 (71.43%) Network Design Engineer
2 5 (71.43%) Design Engineer
2 5 (71.43%) Network Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Network Design
2 2 (28.57%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) SQL
1 7 (100.00%) VB
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Business Objects
1 7 (100.00%) Nortel
1 7 (100.00%) BT
1 7 (100.00%) OPNET
1 7 (100.00%) Huawei