The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 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 Slough 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank - 36 -
Contract jobs citing SDH 0 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough - 1.09% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 5.66% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £215 £255 £350
% change year-on-year
-15.68% -27.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £108.75 - £27.50
Communications & Networking Category
Slough
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
46 53 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 18.18% 19.34% 19.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 23 23
Average daily rate £235 £330 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.78% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £175 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £401 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 3
Average hourly rate £20.00 £11.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+81.81% -24.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.20 £10.50 £14.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £16.80 £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -18.18%
SDH
Berkshire

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 25 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 1 (100.00%) ADSL
1 1 (100.00%) ATM
1 1 (100.00%) LAN
1 1 (100.00%) WAN
1 1 (100.00%) Ethernet
1 1 (100.00%) RIP
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) VPN
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) CCNP
1 1 (100.00%) CCNA
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Internet
1 1 (100.00%) MPLS
1 1 (100.00%) OSPF
1 1 (100.00%) BGP
1 1 (100.00%) DSL
1 1 (100.00%) EIGRP
1 1 (100.00%) Frame Relay
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (100.00%) Migration
1 1 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) BC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) xDSL

SDH
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 1 (100.00%) ADSL
1 1 (100.00%) ATM
1 1 (100.00%) LAN
1 1 (100.00%) WAN
1 1 (100.00%) Ethernet
1 1 (100.00%) RIP
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) VPN
1 1 (100.00%) Internet
1 1 (100.00%) MPLS
1 1 (100.00%) OSPF
1 1 (100.00%) BGP
1 1 (100.00%) DSL
1 1 (100.00%) EIGRP
1 1 (100.00%) Frame Relay
1 1 (100.00%) xDSL
General
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Network Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) IP Network Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) IP Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Migration
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) CCNP
1 1 (100.00%) CCNA
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) BC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco