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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank 212 197 187
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -10
Contract jobs citing SDH 44 52 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.44% 0.55% 0.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.19% 3.07% 2.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 17 10
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£290 £215 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.88% -4.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £175 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £375 £386
UK excluding London average daily rate £293 £215 £260
% change year-on-year
+36.04% -17.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £180.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £108.75 -
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
2010 1694 1667
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.08% 17.91% 19.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 976 751 694
Average daily rate £350 £325 £316
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.56% +2.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £175 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 116 161
Average hourly rate £36.00 £21.13 £22.69
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+70.41% -6.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £13.50 £12.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £57.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.11%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 -6 36 £290 +52.63% 2
Hampshire -8 3 £325 -
Oxfordshire - 2 - -
Buckinghamshire -1 1 - -
SDH
England

SDH
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 56 (81.16%) Telecoms
2 33 (47.83%) Ethernet
3 28 (40.58%) GSM
3 28 (40.58%) UMTS
3 28 (40.58%) MPLS
3 28 (40.58%) Radio Access Network
4 25 (36.23%) ATM
5 23 (33.33%) Ericsson
5 23 (33.33%) DSL
6 19 (27.54%) Wireless
7 18 (26.09%) Wi-Fi
7 18 (26.09%) LTE
8 17 (24.64%) GPON
8 17 (24.64%) HSPA
8 17 (24.64%) Network Planning
8 17 (24.64%) WiMAX
8 17 (24.64%) CDMA2000
8 17 (24.64%) GPRS
9 16 (23.19%) 4G
10 15 (21.74%) Huawei
11 13 (18.84%) VoLTE
11 13 (18.84%) C
12 12 (17.39%) DWDM
12 12 (17.39%) Migration
13 11 (15.94%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
14 9 (13.04%) RNC
15 8 (11.59%) Cramer
16 7 (10.14%) LAN
16 7 (10.14%) WAN
16 7 (10.14%) Cisco

SDH
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 5 (7.25%) WebLogic
1 5 (7.25%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (5.80%) MS Project
1 4 (5.80%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.90%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 33 (47.83%) Ethernet
2 28 (40.58%) GSM
2 28 (40.58%) UMTS
2 28 (40.58%) MPLS
2 28 (40.58%) Radio Access Network
3 25 (36.23%) ATM
4 23 (33.33%) DSL
5 19 (27.54%) Wireless
6 18 (26.09%) Wi-Fi
6 18 (26.09%) LTE
7 17 (24.64%) GPON
7 17 (24.64%) HSPA
7 17 (24.64%) WiMAX
7 17 (24.64%) CDMA2000
7 17 (24.64%) GPRS
8 16 (23.19%) 4G
9 13 (18.84%) VoLTE
10 12 (17.39%) DWDM
11 9 (13.04%) RNC
12 7 (10.14%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.25%) Oracle Database 10g
1 5 (7.25%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (7.25%) Toad
General
1 56 (81.16%) Telecoms
2 5 (7.25%) Marketing
3 1 (1.45%) Legal
3 1 (1.45%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 9 (13.04%) Transmission Engineer
2 8 (11.59%) Delivery Manager
2 8 (11.59%) Project Manager
3 6 (8.70%) IP Network Engineer
3 6 (8.70%) IP Engineer
3 6 (8.70%) Network Engineer
3 6 (8.70%) Field Engineer
4 5 (7.25%) Architect
4 5 (7.25%) Telecoms Project Manager
5 4 (5.80%) Strategy Manager
5 4 (5.80%) Network Architect
5 4 (5.80%) Architecture Manager
5 4 (5.80%) Support Engineer
6 3 (4.35%) Senior Architect
6 3 (4.35%) Senior Network Architect
7 2 (2.90%) Ericsson Engineer
8 1 (1.45%) Solutions Architect
8 1 (1.45%) Tester
8 1 (1.45%) Transmission Planning Engineer
8 1 (1.45%) Transmission Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.25%) WSDL
1 5 (7.25%) JAXB
1 5 (7.25%) SOAP
1 5 (7.25%) Web Services
1 5 (7.25%) XML
1 5 (7.25%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.80%) Management Information System
2 2 (2.90%) Economics
2 2 (2.90%) Statistics
3 1 (1.45%) GIS
3 1 (1.45%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.90%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (24.64%) Network Planning
2 12 (17.39%) Migration
3 6 (8.70%) WFM
3 6 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (8.70%) Line Management
4 5 (7.25%) Project Management
4 5 (7.25%) PRINCE2
4 5 (7.25%) Software Engineering
4 5 (7.25%) TDD
4 5 (7.25%) Data Migration
5 4 (5.80%) ITIL
6 2 (2.90%) Performance Management
6 2 (2.90%) Network Design
6 2 (2.90%) Performance Analysis
7 1 (1.45%) Kalman Filter
7 1 (1.45%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (18.84%) C
2 5 (7.25%) Java
2 5 (7.25%) PL/SQL
2 5 (7.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (10.14%) SC Cleared
1 7 (10.14%) BC Cleared
1 7 (10.14%) Security Cleared
2 6 (8.70%) CCNP
2 6 (8.70%) CCNA
2 6 (8.70%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (2.90%) Degree
4 1 (1.45%) HNC
4 1 (1.45%) HND
4 1 (1.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.70%) SLA
Vendors
1 23 (33.33%) Ericsson
2 15 (21.74%) Huawei
3 11 (15.94%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 8 (11.59%) Cramer
5 7 (10.14%) Cisco
6 5 (7.25%) BEA
6 5 (7.25%) MetaSolv
6 5 (7.25%) Oracle
7 4 (5.80%) Amdocs
7 4 (5.80%) Microsoft
8 3 (4.35%) Actix
9 2 (2.90%) Sybase
10 1 (1.45%) NEC
10 1 (1.45%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 1 (1.45%) Siemens
10 1 (1.45%) ComArch
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