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 22 December 2014 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank 240 209 111
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -98
Contract jobs citing SDH 23 35 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.23% 0.41% 1.54%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.21% 2.44% 7.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 16
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£408 £280 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.53% -9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £216 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £477 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £25.00
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
1897 1434 1754
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.18% 16.72% 21.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 904 661 695
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £212 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 99 182
Average hourly rate £22.50 £21.50 £20.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% +5.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.98 £13.13 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.13
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.95%

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 22 December 2014.

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 22 December 2014. 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 -5 20 £375 +38.88% 2
Buckinghamshire - 2 £445 -
Surrey -5 1 £225 -
Hampshire - - - -
SDH
England

SDH
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 36 (87.80%) Telecoms
2 19 (46.34%) Ethernet
3 15 (36.59%) ATM
4 12 (29.27%) MPLS
4 12 (29.27%) Migration
5 10 (24.39%) Cramer
6 7 (17.07%) Java
6 7 (17.07%) PL/SQL
6 7 (17.07%) SQL
6 7 (17.07%) Oracle
6 7 (17.07%) WebLogic
6 7 (17.07%) SOAP
6 7 (17.07%) Web Services
6 7 (17.07%) XML
6 7 (17.07%) JMS
6 7 (17.07%) WSDL
6 7 (17.07%) Toad
6 7 (17.07%) Oracle Database 10g
6 7 (17.07%) JAXB
6 7 (17.07%) BEA
6 7 (17.07%) Project Management
6 7 (17.07%) MetaSolv
6 7 (17.07%) TDD
6 7 (17.07%) Software Engineering
6 7 (17.07%) WebSphere
6 7 (17.07%) Data Migration
6 7 (17.07%) Oracle Database
7 6 (14.63%) MS Project
7 6 (14.63%) ITIL
7 6 (14.63%) PRINCE2

SDH
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 7 (17.07%) WebLogic
1 7 (17.07%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (14.63%) MS Project
1 6 (14.63%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 19 (46.34%) Ethernet
2 15 (36.59%) ATM
3 12 (29.27%) MPLS
4 6 (14.63%) 3G
5 5 (12.20%) 2G
6 4 (9.76%) EIGRP
6 4 (9.76%) Frame Relay
6 4 (9.76%) xDSL
6 4 (9.76%) DWDM
6 4 (9.76%) VPN
6 4 (9.76%) BGP
6 4 (9.76%) GSM
6 4 (9.76%) LAN
6 4 (9.76%) UMTS
6 4 (9.76%) WAN
7 3 (7.32%) ADSL
7 3 (7.32%) RIP
7 3 (7.32%) TCP/IP
7 3 (7.32%) DSL
7 3 (7.32%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.07%) Oracle Database 10g
1 7 (17.07%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (17.07%) Toad
General
1 36 (87.80%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (26.83%) Delivery Manager
2 10 (24.39%) Project Manager
3 8 (19.51%) Telecoms Project Manager
4 5 (12.20%) Transmission Engineer
5 4 (9.76%) Transmission Planner
6 3 (7.32%) IP Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) Network Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) IP Network Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Software Engineer
8 1 (2.44%) Technical Architect
8 1 (2.44%) Support Engineer
8 1 (2.44%) Design Engineer
8 1 (2.44%) Architect
8 1 (2.44%) Network Architect
8 1 (2.44%) Network Technical Architect
8 1 (2.44%) Network Design Architect
8 1 (2.44%) Transmission Design Engineer
8 1 (2.44%) Technical Design Architect
8 1 (2.44%) Rollout Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (17.07%) SOAP
1 7 (17.07%) Web Services
1 7 (17.07%) XML
1 7 (17.07%) JMS
1 7 (17.07%) WSDL
1 7 (17.07%) JAXB
Miscellaneous
1 6 (14.63%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.88%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.44%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (29.27%) Migration
2 7 (17.07%) TDD
2 7 (17.07%) Software Engineering
2 7 (17.07%) Data Migration
2 7 (17.07%) Project Management
3 6 (14.63%) ITIL
3 6 (14.63%) PRINCE2
4 1 (2.44%) Network Planning
4 1 (2.44%) Procure-to-pay
4 1 (2.44%) Statistical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (17.07%) Java
1 7 (17.07%) PL/SQL
1 7 (17.07%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (9.76%) CCNP
1 4 (9.76%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (7.32%) CCNA
2 3 (7.32%) SC Cleared
2 3 (7.32%) BC Cleared
2 3 (7.32%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.44%) CCIE
3 1 (2.44%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.44%) SLA
Vendors
1 10 (24.39%) Cramer
2 7 (17.07%) Oracle
2 7 (17.07%) BEA
2 7 (17.07%) MetaSolv
3 6 (14.63%) Cisco
3 6 (14.63%) Microsoft
3 6 (14.63%) Amdocs
4 4 (9.76%) Ericsson
5 3 (7.32%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 2 (4.88%) Huawei
6 2 (4.88%) BT
7 1 (2.44%) Juniper
7 1 (2.44%) Sybase
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