The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Reading region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank 57 61 32
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -29
Contract jobs citing SDH 12 15 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.36% 1.61% 4.50%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.76% 6.47% 12.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 14
Average daily rate
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- £233 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -34.04%
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £235 £280
% change year-on-year
+47.87% -16.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Communications & Networking Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
252 232 428
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 28.47% 24.97% 35.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 85 96
Average daily rate £351 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.45% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £130 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £493 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 12
Average hourly rate £17.50 £23.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.53% +51.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £16.30 £14.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%
SDH
Berkshire

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 July 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 22 (78.57%) Telecoms
2 10 (35.71%) ATM
3 9 (32.14%) 3G
4 8 (28.57%) 2G
5 6 (21.43%) Project Management
5 6 (21.43%) DWDM
5 6 (21.43%) Ethernet
5 6 (21.43%) Huawei
5 6 (21.43%) 4G
6 5 (17.86%) LTE
6 5 (17.86%) MS Project
6 5 (17.86%) Cramer
7 3 (10.71%) Legal
7 3 (10.71%) Firewall
7 3 (10.71%) Back Office
7 3 (10.71%) BT
7 3 (10.71%) DNS
7 3 (10.71%) Cisco
7 3 (10.71%) MPLS
7 3 (10.71%) SS7
7 3 (10.71%) SONET
7 3 (10.71%) Juniper
7 3 (10.71%) CheckPoint
7 3 (10.71%) MGW
7 3 (10.71%) SIGTRAN
7 3 (10.71%) GGSN
7 3 (10.71%) SGSN
7 3 (10.71%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (10.71%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 3 (10.71%) Network Monitoring

SDH
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

Applications
1 5 (17.86%) MS Project
2 1 (3.57%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 10 (35.71%) ATM
2 9 (32.14%) 3G
3 8 (28.57%) 2G
4 6 (21.43%) DWDM
4 6 (21.43%) Ethernet
4 6 (21.43%) 4G
5 5 (17.86%) LTE
6 3 (10.71%) Firewall
6 3 (10.71%) DNS
6 3 (10.71%) MPLS
6 3 (10.71%) SS7
6 3 (10.71%) SONET
6 3 (10.71%) MGW
6 3 (10.71%) SIGTRAN
6 3 (10.71%) GGSN
6 3 (10.71%) SGSN
6 3 (10.71%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (7.14%) NGN
7 2 (7.14%) GSM
7 2 (7.14%) UMTS
General
1 22 (78.57%) Telecoms
2 3 (10.71%) Legal
2 3 (10.71%) Back Office
3 1 (3.57%) Billing
Job Titles
1 8 (28.57%) Delivery Manager
2 5 (17.86%) Project Manager
3 3 (10.71%) NOC Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Transmission Planner
3 3 (10.71%) Transmission Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Provisioning Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Developer
5 1 (3.57%) Circuiting Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Data Centre Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Telecoms Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (21.43%) Project Management
2 3 (10.71%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (7.14%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (7.14%) Network Architecture
3 2 (7.14%) Problem Management
3 2 (7.14%) Network Planning
3 2 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (7.14%) PRINCE2
3 2 (7.14%) Change Management
4 1 (3.57%) Network Design
4 1 (3.57%) ITIL
4 1 (3.57%) Capacity Management
Qualifications
1 1 (3.57%) PMP
1 1 (3.57%) PMI Certification
Vendors
1 6 (21.43%) Huawei
2 5 (17.86%) Cramer
3 3 (10.71%) BT
3 3 (10.71%) Cisco
3 3 (10.71%) Juniper
3 3 (10.71%) CheckPoint
3 3 (10.71%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 1 (3.57%) Amdocs
4 1 (3.57%) Microsoft
Reading, Berkshire
Comvergent Limited
Rate: Excellent Contract Rate
Posted: 2 days ago