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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank 71 60 49
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -11
Contract jobs citing SDH 3 14 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.31% 1.37% 2.65%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.49% 5.51% 11.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 8
Average daily rate
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- £190 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -15.55%
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £215 £260
% change year-on-year
+41.86% -17.30%
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
202 254 193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 21.04% 24.93% 23.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 91 76
Average daily rate £350 £300 £274
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +9.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £188 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 5
Average hourly rate £22.50 £16.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.62% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £20.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+43.45% -6.97%

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 15 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 13 (76.47%) Telecoms
2 5 (29.41%) DWDM
3 4 (23.53%) Project Management
3 4 (23.53%) Management Information System
3 4 (23.53%) Amdocs
3 4 (23.53%) MS Project
3 4 (23.53%) ITIL
3 4 (23.53%) PRINCE2
3 4 (23.53%) MS Excel
3 4 (23.53%) ATM
3 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
4 2 (11.76%) Sybase
4 2 (11.76%) UNIX
5 1 (5.88%) Ethernet
5 1 (5.88%) Huawei

SDH
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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.

Applications
1 4 (23.53%) MS Project
1 4 (23.53%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (29.41%) DWDM
2 4 (23.53%) ATM
3 1 (5.88%) Ethernet
General
1 13 (76.47%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Delivery Manager
2 5 (29.41%) Transmission Engineer
3 4 (23.53%) Telecoms Project Manager
3 4 (23.53%) Project Manager
3 4 (23.53%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) ITIL
1 4 (23.53%) PRINCE2
1 4 (23.53%) Project Management
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
1 4 (23.53%) Amdocs
2 2 (11.76%) Sybase
3 1 (5.88%) Huawei