The table below looks at the statistics for SDH skills in IT contracts advertised for the Slough region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SDH over the 3 months to 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank 31 - 33
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing SDH 2 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 0.69% - 0.85%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.67% - 3.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£250 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £348 £235
% change year-on-year
+12.94% +47.87%
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 Slough region.

Communications & Networking Category
Slough
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
75 55 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 25.95% 21.40% 26.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 20 29
Average daily rate £250 £250 £314
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -20.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £190 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £414 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 1
Average hourly rate £36.50 £44.50 £162.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.97% -72.61%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% -21.56%

SDH
Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SDH across the Slough region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

SDH Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

SDH
Daily Rate Trend in Slough

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SDH across the Slough region.

SDH Daily Rate Trend in Slough

SDH
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Slough 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 3 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 3 (100.00%) LTE
1 3 (100.00%) 4G
2 2 (66.67%) Radio Access Network
2 2 (66.67%) ComArch
2 2 (66.67%) VLAN
2 2 (66.67%) Use Case
2 2 (66.67%) Network Management
2 2 (66.67%) Network Design
2 2 (66.67%) Network Planning
2 2 (66.67%) 2G
2 2 (66.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (66.67%) Cramer
2 2 (66.67%) 3G
2 2 (66.67%) ATM
2 2 (66.67%) Ethernet
2 2 (66.67%) VPN
3 1 (33.33%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 1 (33.33%) Ericsson
3 1 (33.33%) Siemens
3 1 (33.33%) PBX
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) UML
3 1 (33.33%) GIS
3 1 (33.33%) DWDM
3 1 (33.33%) Project Management
3 1 (33.33%) TOGAF
3 1 (33.33%) Migration
3 1 (33.33%) RNC

SDH
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Slough 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.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) LTE
1 3 (100.00%) 4G
2 2 (66.67%) Radio Access Network
2 2 (66.67%) VLAN
2 2 (66.67%) Ethernet
2 2 (66.67%) VPN
2 2 (66.67%) 3G
2 2 (66.67%) ATM
2 2 (66.67%) 2G
3 1 (33.33%) RNC
3 1 (33.33%) PBX
3 1 (33.33%) DWDM
3 1 (33.33%) MGW
General
1 3 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Business Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Transmission Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Transmission Planning Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) GIS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (66.67%) Network Design
1 2 (66.67%) Network Planning
1 2 (66.67%) Use Case
1 2 (66.67%) Network Management
2 1 (33.33%) Business Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) TOGAF
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) UML
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Cramer
1 2 (66.67%) ComArch
2 1 (33.33%) Alcatel-Lucent
2 1 (33.33%) Ericsson
2 1 (33.33%) Siemens