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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank 55 58 24
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -34
Contract jobs citing SDH 13 17 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.51% 1.72% 6.43%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.07% 7.39% 21.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 5
Average daily rate
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- £190 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -38.70%
UK excluding London average daily rate £296 £300 £280
% change year-on-year
-1.25% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £180.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £180.00 -
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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
184 230 275
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 21.40% 23.26% 29.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 79 69
Average daily rate £350 £325 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +9.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £190 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 15 8
Average hourly rate £21.50 £180.00 £16.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-88.05% +1014.55%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 30 January 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 22 (91.67%) Telecoms
2 9 (37.50%) ATM
3 7 (29.17%) ITIL
3 7 (29.17%) PRINCE2
3 7 (29.17%) MS Excel
3 7 (29.17%) MS Project
3 7 (29.17%) Microsoft
3 7 (29.17%) Project Management
3 7 (29.17%) Management Information System
3 7 (29.17%) Amdocs
4 5 (20.83%) Ethernet
5 4 (16.67%) Migration
6 3 (12.50%) Huawei
7 2 (8.33%) WebSphere
7 2 (8.33%) TDD
7 2 (8.33%) Software Engineering
7 2 (8.33%) Cramer
7 2 (8.33%) 2G
7 2 (8.33%) Data Migration
7 2 (8.33%) LTE
7 2 (8.33%) 4G
7 2 (8.33%) Oracle Database
7 2 (8.33%) WSDL
7 2 (8.33%) Toad
7 2 (8.33%) JMS
7 2 (8.33%) SOAP
7 2 (8.33%) Web Services
7 2 (8.33%) XML
7 2 (8.33%) Java
7 2 (8.33%) PL/SQL

SDH
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (8.33%) WebSphere
1 2 (8.33%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (29.17%) MS Excel
1 7 (29.17%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 9 (37.50%) ATM
2 5 (20.83%) Ethernet
3 2 (8.33%) 2G
3 2 (8.33%) LTE
3 2 (8.33%) 4G
3 2 (8.33%) 3G
3 2 (8.33%) DWDM
3 2 (8.33%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) Oracle Database
1 2 (8.33%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Toad
General
1 22 (91.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (45.83%) Delivery Manager
2 7 (29.17%) Project Manager
2 7 (29.17%) Telecoms Project Manager
3 2 (8.33%) Transmission Planner
3 2 (8.33%) Transmission Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Software Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) WSDL
1 2 (8.33%) JMS
1 2 (8.33%) SOAP
1 2 (8.33%) Web Services
1 2 (8.33%) XML
1 2 (8.33%) JAXB
Miscellaneous
1 7 (29.17%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.17%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (29.17%) ITIL
1 7 (29.17%) PRINCE2
1 7 (29.17%) Project Management
2 4 (16.67%) Migration
3 2 (8.33%) TDD
3 2 (8.33%) Software Engineering
3 2 (8.33%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.33%) Java
1 2 (8.33%) PL/SQL
1 2 (8.33%) SQL
Vendors
1 7 (29.17%) Microsoft
1 7 (29.17%) Amdocs
2 3 (12.50%) Huawei
3 2 (8.33%) Cramer
3 2 (8.33%) Oracle
3 2 (8.33%) BT
3 2 (8.33%) MetaSolv
3 2 (8.33%) BEA
3 2 (8.33%) Ericsson
4 1 (4.17%) Sybase