The table below looks at the statistics for SDH skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SDH over the 3 months to 3 June 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
3 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank 229 210 184
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -26
Contract jobs citing SDH 21 33 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.23% 0.37% 0.56%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.19% 2.02% 2.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 9
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£283 £175 £273
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+61.42% -35.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £158 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £211 £389
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £175 £290
% change year-on-year
+107.14% -39.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
SDH
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1765 1631 1537
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.09% 18.16% 19.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 850 689 620
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £335 £313
% change year-on-year
+1.49% +7.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 102 166
Average hourly rate £35.00 £19.00 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+84.21% -29.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -20.00%

SDH
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

SDH Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

SDH
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

SDH Daily Rate Trend in the South East

SDH
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SDH across the South East region over the 3 months to 3 June 2015.

SDH Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

SDH
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SDH across the South East region.

SDH Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

SDH
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SDH within the South East region over the 3 months to 3 June 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire -2 17 £263 +50.00%
Hampshire +3 3 £388 +177.77%
Oxfordshire - 1 - -
SDH
England

SDH
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 3 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 53 (81.54%) Telecoms
2 30 (46.15%) Radio Access Network
3 27 (41.54%) Ethernet
4 26 (40.00%) ATM
4 26 (40.00%) GSM
4 26 (40.00%) UMTS
5 23 (35.38%) Ericsson
5 23 (35.38%) MPLS
6 21 (32.31%) DSL
7 20 (30.77%) LTE
8 19 (29.23%) Network Planning
8 19 (29.23%) Wireless
9 18 (27.69%) Wi-Fi
9 18 (27.69%) 4G
10 17 (26.15%) GPON
10 17 (26.15%) WiMAX
10 17 (26.15%) HSPA
10 17 (26.15%) CDMA2000
10 17 (26.15%) GPRS
11 15 (23.08%) Huawei
12 13 (20.00%) VoLTE
12 13 (20.00%) C
13 12 (18.46%) DWDM
14 10 (15.38%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
15 9 (13.85%) RNC
16 8 (12.31%) Security Cleared
16 8 (12.31%) SC Cleared
17 7 (10.77%) BC Cleared
17 7 (10.77%) 3G
17 7 (10.77%) VPN

SDH
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 3 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 (6.15%) MS Project
1 4 (6.15%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.08%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 30 (46.15%) Radio Access Network
2 27 (41.54%) Ethernet
3 26 (40.00%) ATM
3 26 (40.00%) GSM
3 26 (40.00%) UMTS
4 23 (35.38%) MPLS
5 21 (32.31%) DSL
6 20 (30.77%) LTE
7 19 (29.23%) Wireless
8 18 (27.69%) Wi-Fi
8 18 (27.69%) 4G
9 17 (26.15%) GPON
9 17 (26.15%) HSPA
9 17 (26.15%) WiMAX
9 17 (26.15%) GPRS
9 17 (26.15%) CDMA2000
10 13 (20.00%) VoLTE
11 12 (18.46%) DWDM
12 9 (13.85%) RNC
13 7 (10.77%) 3G
General
1 53 (81.54%) Telecoms
2 5 (7.69%) Marketing
3 1 (1.54%) Back Office
3 1 (1.54%) Legal
3 1 (1.54%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 9 (13.85%) Architect
2 8 (12.31%) Delivery Manager
3 7 (10.77%) Project Manager
3 7 (10.77%) Transmission Engineer
4 6 (9.23%) Network Architect
4 6 (9.23%) Field Engineer
5 5 (7.69%) Telecoms Project Manager
6 4 (6.15%) Strategy Manager
6 4 (6.15%) Architecture Manager
6 4 (6.15%) IP Engineer
6 4 (6.15%) IP Network Engineer
6 4 (6.15%) Network Engineer
6 4 (6.15%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (4.62%) Support Engineer
7 3 (4.62%) Senior Network Architect
7 3 (4.62%) Senior Architect
8 2 (3.08%) Ericsson Engineer
8 2 (3.08%) Analyst
8 2 (3.08%) Business Analyst
9 1 (1.54%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.15%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.08%) Economics
2 2 (3.08%) Statistics
3 1 (1.54%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.54%) CESG
3 1 (1.54%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.54%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (29.23%) Network Planning
2 6 (9.23%) WFM
2 6 (9.23%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (9.23%) Line Management
3 5 (7.69%) Project Management
3 5 (7.69%) Migration
3 5 (7.69%) ITIL
3 5 (7.69%) PRINCE2
4 4 (6.15%) Network Design
5 3 (4.62%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (3.08%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (3.08%) Use Case
6 2 (3.08%) Performance Management
6 2 (3.08%) Network Management
6 2 (3.08%) Performance Analysis
7 1 (1.54%) Communications Security
7 1 (1.54%) Time Management
7 1 (1.54%) Business Analysis
7 1 (1.54%) TOGAF
7 1 (1.54%) UML
Programming Languages
1 13 (20.00%) C
2 1 (1.54%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (12.31%) SC Cleared
1 8 (12.31%) Security Cleared
2 7 (10.77%) BC Cleared
3 4 (6.15%) CCNP
3 4 (6.15%) CCNA
3 4 (6.15%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (3.08%) Degree
5 1 (1.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.54%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.54%) HNC
5 1 (1.54%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.23%) SLA
Vendors
1 23 (35.38%) Ericsson
2 15 (23.08%) Huawei
3 10 (15.38%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 5 (7.69%) Cisco
5 4 (6.15%) Microsoft
5 4 (6.15%) Amdocs
6 3 (4.62%) Actix
6 3 (4.62%) Cramer
7 2 (3.08%) ComArch
8 1 (1.54%) Sybase
8 1 (1.54%) Siemens
8 1 (1.54%) NEC
8 1 (1.54%) Juniper
8 1 (1.54%) Alcatel-Lucent