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 6 May 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
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank 66 73 65
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -8
Contract jobs citing SDH 9 3 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.89% 0.31% 1.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.14% 1.46% 5.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 4
Median daily rate £250 - £200
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £305 £220
% change year-on-year
+14.75% +38.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £37.50
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
287 205 269
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 28.53% 21.13% 25.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 73 98
Median daily rate £400 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £275 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £345 £328
% change year-on-year
+7.24% +5.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 10
Median hourly rate £21.81 £22.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.08% +40.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £17.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £37.50 £18.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £28.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+23.21% +40.00%

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 28 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 8 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 7 (58.33%) ATM
3 5 (41.67%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 5 (41.67%) DWDM
4 4 (33.33%) Nortel
4 4 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
5 3 (25.00%) ITIL V3
5 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (25.00%) Amdocs
5 3 (25.00%) MS Project
5 3 (25.00%) ITIL
5 3 (25.00%) PRINCE2
5 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
5 3 (25.00%) Management Information System
5 3 (25.00%) Project Management
6 1 (8.33%) Remedy
6 1 (8.33%) Finance
6 1 (8.33%) Juniper
6 1 (8.33%) Cisco
6 1 (8.33%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (8.33%) Network Planning
6 1 (8.33%) Huawei
6 1 (8.33%) French Language
6 1 (8.33%) German Language
6 1 (8.33%) Spanish Language
6 1 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (8.33%) Ciena

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 (25.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (25.00%) MS Project
2 1 (8.33%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 7 (58.33%) ATM
2 5 (41.67%) DWDM
General
1 8 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) French Language
2 1 (8.33%) German Language
2 1 (8.33%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Delivery Manager
1 4 (33.33%) Designer
1 4 (33.33%) Network Designer
2 3 (25.00%) Project Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Network Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Telecoms Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Telecoms Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) ITIL
1 3 (25.00%) ITIL V3
1 3 (25.00%) PRINCE2
1 3 (25.00%) Project Management
2 1 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (8.33%) Network Planning
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Alcatel-Lucent
2 4 (33.33%) Nortel
3 3 (25.00%) Amdocs
3 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (8.33%) Ciena
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco
4 1 (8.33%) Huawei
4 1 (8.33%) Juniper
4 1 (8.33%) Remedy