The table below looks at the statistics for SDH skills in IT contracts advertised for the Slough region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SDH over the 3 months to 1 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank 26 29 -
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -
Contract jobs citing SDH 1 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 0.64% 0.71% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.56% 2.50% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Median daily rate £250 £250 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £393 £265
% change year-on-year
-29.93% +48.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
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
39 80 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 24.84% 28.57% 25.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 49 22
Median daily rate £338 £260 £235
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.80% +10.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £195 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £449 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £11.00 £36.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-69.86% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £23.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+32.63% +25.00%

SDH
Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Slough region citing SDH as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 1 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SDH also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Slough region with a requirement for SDH.

1 4 (100.00%) ATM
2 3 (75.00%) DHCP
2 3 (75.00%) Ethernet
2 3 (75.00%) VPN
2 3 (75.00%) DNS
2 3 (75.00%) XML
2 3 (75.00%) RTCP
2 3 (75.00%) RTP
2 3 (75.00%) VRRP
2 3 (75.00%) 3G
2 3 (75.00%) OSPF
2 3 (75.00%) IPsec
2 3 (75.00%) 2G
2 3 (75.00%) VLAN
2 3 (75.00%) SCTP
2 3 (75.00%) Radio Access Network
2 3 (75.00%) HSRP
2 3 (75.00%) xDSL
2 3 (75.00%) 4G
3 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (25.00%) Nokia
4 1 (25.00%) MS Project
4 1 (25.00%) ITIL
4 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
4 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (25.00%) ICMP
4 1 (25.00%) Project Management
4 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (25.00%) Amdocs

SDH
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (25.00%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) ATM
2 3 (75.00%) 2G
2 3 (75.00%) 3G
2 3 (75.00%) 4G
2 3 (75.00%) DHCP
2 3 (75.00%) DNS
2 3 (75.00%) Ethernet
2 3 (75.00%) HSRP
2 3 (75.00%) IPsec
2 3 (75.00%) OSPF
2 3 (75.00%) Radio Access Network
2 3 (75.00%) RTCP
2 3 (75.00%) RTP
2 3 (75.00%) SCTP
2 3 (75.00%) VLAN
2 3 (75.00%) VPN
2 3 (75.00%) VRRP
2 3 (75.00%) xDSL
3 1 (25.00%) ICMP
General
1 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Transmission Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) Design Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) IP Design Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) RAN Design Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) RAN Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) Transmission Design Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Configuration Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Project Manager
3 1 (25.00%) Transmission Planning Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL V3
1 1 (25.00%) Network Monitoring
1 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (25.00%) Project Management
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Amdocs
2 1 (25.00%) Nokia