The table below looks at the statistics for SDH skills in IT contracts advertised for the Newbury region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SDH over the 3 months to 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank 20 21 -
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -
Contract jobs citing SDH 11 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newbury 4.93% 2.47% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.79% 11.43% -
Number of daily rates quoted 11 4 0
Average daily rate
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£290 £175 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+65.71% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 £215 £255
% change year-on-year
+37.20% -15.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £108.75 -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Newbury region.

Communications & Networking Category
Newbury
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
86 35 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newbury 38.57% 21.60% 39.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 23 28
Average daily rate £290 £175 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+65.71% -38.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £175 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £430 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £310
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +8.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £165.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +1037.93%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+46.34% -8.88%

SDH
Jobs Demand Trend in Newbury

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

SDH Jobs Demand Trend in Newbury

SDH
Daily Rate Trend in Newbury

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

SDH Daily Rate Trend in Newbury

SDH
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Newbury

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Newbury 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 12 (100.00%) GPRS
1 12 (100.00%) GSM
1 12 (100.00%) CDMA2000
1 12 (100.00%) MPLS
1 12 (100.00%) DSL
1 12 (100.00%) UMTS
1 12 (100.00%) Wi-Fi
1 12 (100.00%) Wireless
1 12 (100.00%) WiMAX
1 12 (100.00%) Network Planning
1 12 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 12 (100.00%) HSPA
1 12 (100.00%) GPON
2 11 (91.67%) Ericsson
3 10 (83.33%) Radio Access Network
3 10 (83.33%) LTE
4 9 (75.00%) 4G
5 8 (66.67%) VoLTE
5 8 (66.67%) Huawei
5 8 (66.67%) C
6 3 (25.00%) 3G
6 3 (25.00%) Actix
7 2 (16.67%) 2G
7 2 (16.67%) Statistics
7 2 (16.67%) Performance Analysis
7 2 (16.67%) Performance Management
7 2 (16.67%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 2 (16.67%) RNC
7 2 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (16.67%) CDMA

SDH
Top Related IT Skills in Newbury by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Newbury 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 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 12 (100.00%) GPRS
1 12 (100.00%) GSM
1 12 (100.00%) UMTS
1 12 (100.00%) CDMA2000
1 12 (100.00%) MPLS
1 12 (100.00%) DSL
1 12 (100.00%) Wi-Fi
1 12 (100.00%) Wireless
1 12 (100.00%) WiMAX
1 12 (100.00%) HSPA
1 12 (100.00%) GPON
2 10 (83.33%) Radio Access Network
2 10 (83.33%) LTE
3 9 (75.00%) 4G
4 8 (66.67%) VoLTE
5 3 (25.00%) 3G
6 2 (16.67%) 3GPP
6 2 (16.67%) 2G
6 2 (16.67%) RNC
6 2 (16.67%) CDMA
General
1 12 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (8.33%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 1 (8.33%) Tester
1 1 (8.33%) RAN Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Statistics
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (100.00%) Network Planning
2 2 (16.67%) Performance Management
2 2 (16.67%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (66.67%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) Degree
Vendors
1 11 (91.67%) Ericsson
2 8 (66.67%) Huawei
3 3 (25.00%) Actix
4 2 (16.67%) Nokia Solutions and Networks