The table below looks at the statistics for SDH skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SDH over the 3 months to 26 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank - 72 57
Contract jobs citing SDH 0 1 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading - 0.11% 1.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 0.56% 5.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £385 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.59% +28.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
SDH
Berkshire

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
175 178 253
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 21.98% 19.22% 28.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 75 81
Median daily rate £375 £340 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £170 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 7
Median hourly rate £19.61 £15.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.51% -11.42%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+46.34% +7.62%

SDH
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Reading region citing SDH as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 16 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 26 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SDH also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Reading region with a requirement for SDH.

1 7 (70.00%) Telecoms
2 6 (60.00%) ATM
3 3 (30.00%) Amdocs
3 3 (30.00%) MS Project
3 3 (30.00%) ITIL
3 3 (30.00%) PRINCE2
3 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
3 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (30.00%) Nortel
3 3 (30.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 3 (30.00%) DWDM
3 3 (30.00%) Project Management
3 3 (30.00%) Management Information System
3 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (30.00%) ITIL V3

SDH
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (30.00%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 6 (60.00%) ATM
2 3 (30.00%) DWDM
General
1 7 (70.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Delivery Manager
2 3 (30.00%) Designer
2 3 (30.00%) Network Designer
2 3 (30.00%) Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Telecoms Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Telecoms Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) ITIL
1 3 (30.00%) ITIL V3
1 3 (30.00%) PRINCE2
1 3 (30.00%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
1 3 (30.00%) Amdocs
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (30.00%) Nortel