The table below looks at the statistics for SDH skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SDH over the 3 months to 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank 56 54 27
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -27
Contract jobs citing SDH 12 29 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.38% 2.85% 5.87%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.53% 12.29% 15.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 8 8
Average daily rate
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- £233 £210
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £230 £328
% change year-on-year
+30.43% -29.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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 Reading region.

Communications & Networking Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
217 236 540
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 24.97% 23.21% 39.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 80 111
Average daily rate £400 £315 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.98% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £164 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 5
Average hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £13.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £30.50 £29.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

SDH
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

SDH Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

SDH
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

SDH Daily Rate Trend in Reading

SDH
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

SDH Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

SDH
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 20 (74.07%) Telecoms
2 13 (48.15%) ATM
3 9 (33.33%) Ethernet
3 9 (33.33%) Project Management
4 8 (29.63%) MS Project
5 7 (25.93%) 2G
5 7 (25.93%) 3G
6 6 (22.22%) Cramer
6 6 (22.22%) LTE
6 6 (22.22%) 4G
7 5 (18.52%) PRINCE2
8 4 (14.81%) MS Excel
8 4 (14.81%) Microsoft
8 4 (14.81%) Management Information System
8 4 (14.81%) ITIL
8 4 (14.81%) BT
8 4 (14.81%) Amdocs
8 4 (14.81%) Huawei
8 4 (14.81%) Migration
9 2 (7.41%) WebSphere
9 2 (7.41%) TDD
9 2 (7.41%) Network Planning
9 2 (7.41%) Software Engineering
9 2 (7.41%) Data Migration
9 2 (7.41%) Oracle Database
9 2 (7.41%) Network Monitoring
9 2 (7.41%) 2.5G
9 2 (7.41%) Back Office
9 2 (7.41%) DWDM
9 2 (7.41%) MPLS

SDH
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (7.41%) WebSphere
1 2 (7.41%) WebLogic
Applications
1 8 (29.63%) MS Project
2 4 (14.81%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 13 (48.15%) ATM
2 9 (33.33%) Ethernet
3 7 (25.93%) 2G
3 7 (25.93%) 3G
4 6 (22.22%) LTE
4 6 (22.22%) 4G
5 2 (7.41%) 2.5G
5 2 (7.41%) DWDM
5 2 (7.41%) MPLS
5 2 (7.41%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) Oracle Database
1 2 (7.41%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Toad
General
1 20 (74.07%) Telecoms
2 2 (7.41%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 9 (33.33%) Delivery Manager
2 8 (29.63%) Project Manager
3 4 (14.81%) Telecoms Project Manager
3 4 (14.81%) Transmission Planner
4 2 (7.41%) Provisioning Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Transmission Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Software Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Circuiting Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.41%) WSDL
1 2 (7.41%) JAXB
1 2 (7.41%) JMS
1 2 (7.41%) SOAP
1 2 (7.41%) Web Services
1 2 (7.41%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (33.33%) Project Management
2 5 (18.52%) PRINCE2
3 4 (14.81%) ITIL
3 4 (14.81%) Migration
4 2 (7.41%) TDD
4 2 (7.41%) Network Planning
4 2 (7.41%) Software Engineering
4 2 (7.41%) Data Migration
4 2 (7.41%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.41%) Java
1 2 (7.41%) PL/SQL
1 2 (7.41%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.70%) PMP
1 1 (3.70%) PMI Certification
Vendors
1 6 (22.22%) Cramer
2 4 (14.81%) Microsoft
2 4 (14.81%) BT
2 4 (14.81%) Amdocs
2 4 (14.81%) Huawei
3 2 (7.41%) MetaSolv
3 2 (7.41%) BEA
3 2 (7.41%) Ericsson
3 2 (7.41%) Oracle