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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank 24 37 -
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -
Contract jobs citing SDH 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 0.54% 0.34% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.27% 1.43% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £250 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £295 £215
% change year-on-year
+18.64% +37.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £108.75
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 Slough region.

Communications & Networking Category
Slough
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
44 70 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 23.91% 23.97% 22.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 36 20
Average daily rate £375 £425 £228
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +86.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £195 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.05% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 5
Average hourly rate £22.50 £32.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.76% +62.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.75
% change year-on-year
- +44.57%

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 29 April 2016, 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 6 (100.00%) ATM
2 5 (83.33%) DHCP
2 5 (83.33%) Ethernet
2 5 (83.33%) VPN
2 5 (83.33%) DNS
2 5 (83.33%) XML
2 5 (83.33%) RTCP
2 5 (83.33%) RTP
2 5 (83.33%) VRRP
2 5 (83.33%) 3G
2 5 (83.33%) OSPF
2 5 (83.33%) IPsec
2 5 (83.33%) 2G
2 5 (83.33%) VLAN
2 5 (83.33%) SCTP
2 5 (83.33%) xDSL
2 5 (83.33%) 4G
2 5 (83.33%) Radio Access Network
2 5 (83.33%) HSRP
3 4 (66.67%) MS Excel
3 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
4 3 (50.00%) ICMP
4 3 (50.00%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (33.33%) NSN NetAct
5 2 (33.33%) Nokia
6 1 (16.67%) MS Project
6 1 (16.67%) ITIL
6 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
6 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
6 1 (16.67%) Project Management

SDH
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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.

Applications
1 4 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (16.67%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 6 (100.00%) ATM
2 5 (83.33%) 2G
2 5 (83.33%) 3G
2 5 (83.33%) 4G
2 5 (83.33%) DHCP
2 5 (83.33%) DNS
2 5 (83.33%) Ethernet
2 5 (83.33%) HSRP
2 5 (83.33%) IPsec
2 5 (83.33%) OSPF
2 5 (83.33%) Radio Access Network
2 5 (83.33%) RTCP
2 5 (83.33%) RTP
2 5 (83.33%) SCTP
2 5 (83.33%) VLAN
2 5 (83.33%) VPN
2 5 (83.33%) VRRP
2 5 (83.33%) xDSL
3 3 (50.00%) ICMP
General
1 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Transmission Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Configuration Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Design Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) IP Design Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) RAN Design Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) RAN Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Transmission Design Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Transmission Planning Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (83.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL V3
2 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
2 1 (16.67%) Project Management
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) Nokia
3 1 (16.67%) Amdocs