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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank 245 226 196
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -30
Contract jobs citing SDH 25 17 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.26% 0.19% 0.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.45% 0.99% 2.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 7
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£385 £140 £233
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+175.98% -40.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £140 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £140 £283
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £395 £235
% change year-on-year
-0.63% +68.08%
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
1721 1714 1562
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.11% 18.67% 18.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 917 764 693
Average daily rate £355 £338 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.18% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £475 £462
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 94 123
Average hourly rate £22.83 £17.50 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.45% -31.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £12.90 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

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 4 August 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 4 August 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 13 £250 - 2
Hampshire -1 8 £393 +181.36% 1
Buckinghamshire - 2 £450 -
SDH
England

SDH
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 44 (73.33%) Telecoms
2 34 (56.67%) Ethernet
3 29 (48.33%) ATM
4 26 (43.33%) Radio Access Network
5 21 (35.00%) MPLS
6 18 (30.00%) DSL
6 18 (30.00%) 4G
7 17 (28.33%) Ericsson
7 17 (28.33%) GSM
7 17 (28.33%) UMTS
8 16 (26.67%) DWDM
8 16 (26.67%) LTE
9 13 (21.67%) 3G
9 13 (21.67%) Wireless
10 12 (20.00%) Network Planning
10 12 (20.00%) Security Cleared
11 11 (18.33%) VoLTE
11 11 (18.33%) Wi-Fi
11 11 (18.33%) VPN
12 10 (16.67%) GPRS
12 10 (16.67%) 2G
12 10 (16.67%) CDMA2000
12 10 (16.67%) HSPA
12 10 (16.67%) GPON
12 10 (16.67%) RNC
12 10 (16.67%) Huawei
12 10 (16.67%) WiMAX
13 9 (15.00%) Migration
13 9 (15.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
13 9 (15.00%) Cisco

SDH
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 2 (3.33%) MS Office
1 2 (3.33%) MS Excel
1 2 (3.33%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 34 (56.67%) Ethernet
2 29 (48.33%) ATM
3 26 (43.33%) Radio Access Network
4 21 (35.00%) MPLS
5 18 (30.00%) DSL
5 18 (30.00%) 4G
6 17 (28.33%) GSM
6 17 (28.33%) UMTS
7 16 (26.67%) DWDM
7 16 (26.67%) LTE
8 13 (21.67%) Wireless
8 13 (21.67%) 3G
9 11 (18.33%) VPN
9 11 (18.33%) Wi-Fi
9 11 (18.33%) VoLTE
10 10 (16.67%) HSPA
10 10 (16.67%) GPON
10 10 (16.67%) RNC
10 10 (16.67%) 2G
10 10 (16.67%) WiMAX
General
1 44 (73.33%) Telecoms
2 5 (8.33%) Back Office
2 5 (8.33%) Marketing
3 1 (1.67%) Legal
3 1 (1.67%) Publishing
3 1 (1.67%) Billing
Job Titles
1 14 (23.33%) Architect
2 10 (16.67%) Network Architect
3 5 (8.33%) Tester
3 5 (8.33%) Field Engineer
3 5 (8.33%) Transmission Engineer
3 5 (8.33%) IP Engineer
4 4 (6.67%) Technical Tester
4 4 (6.67%) Architecture Manager
4 4 (6.67%) Network Engineer
4 4 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
4 4 (6.67%) IP Network Engineer
4 4 (6.67%) Microwave Engineer
4 4 (6.67%) Strategy Manager
5 3 (5.00%) Senior Network Architect
5 3 (5.00%) Support Engineer
5 3 (5.00%) Project Manager
5 3 (5.00%) Project Engineer
5 3 (5.00%) Senior Architect
6 2 (3.33%) Business Analyst
6 2 (3.33%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.33%) Economics
1 2 (3.33%) Statistics
1 2 (3.33%) GIS
2 1 (1.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.67%) CESG
2 1 (1.67%) SCADA
2 1 (1.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (20.00%) Network Planning
2 9 (15.00%) Migration
3 5 (8.33%) Validation
3 5 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (8.33%) WFM
3 5 (8.33%) Line Management
4 4 (6.67%) Test Planning
4 4 (6.67%) Network Design
4 4 (6.67%) Requirements Analysis
4 4 (6.67%) Project Management
5 3 (5.00%) Network Management
5 3 (5.00%) Capacity Management
5 3 (5.00%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (3.33%) Performance Analysis
6 2 (3.33%) Performance Management
6 2 (3.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (3.33%) Use Case
7 1 (1.67%) Time Management
7 1 (1.67%) TOGAF
7 1 (1.67%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (10.00%) C
2 1 (1.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 8 (13.33%) SC Cleared
3 7 (11.67%) BC Cleared
4 4 (6.67%) DV Cleared
4 4 (6.67%) CCNP
4 4 (6.67%) CCNA
4 4 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (5.00%) Degree
6 1 (1.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.67%) HNC
6 1 (1.67%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.33%) SLA
2 1 (1.67%) QA
Vendors
1 17 (28.33%) Ericsson
2 10 (16.67%) Huawei
3 9 (15.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 9 (15.00%) Cisco
4 5 (8.33%) Juniper
5 4 (6.67%) EMC
6 3 (5.00%) Actix
6 3 (5.00%) Cramer
6 3 (5.00%) ComArch
6 3 (5.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 2 (3.33%) Microsoft
7 2 (3.33%) Siemens
8 1 (1.67%) BT
8 1 (1.67%) NEC
8 1 (1.67%) ZTE
8 1 (1.67%) Oracle
8 1 (1.67%) Sybase
8 1 (1.67%) Nokia
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