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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SDH over the 3 months to 28 February 2017 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
28 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
England / South East
Rank 238 240 227
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -13
Contract jobs citing SDH 2 17 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.026% 0.20% 0.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.13% 0.95% 2.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 11 19
Median daily rate - £350 £293
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +19.65%
UK excluding London median daily rate £238 £363 £295
% change year-on-year
-34.48% +22.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
1547 1793 2014
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.06% 20.66% 20.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 933 984 966
Median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £523 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 92 112
Median hourly rate £20.75 £42.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.17% +18.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £18.00 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.87 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £37.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-42.66% +36.36%

SDH
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing SDH as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SDH within the South East region over the 3 months to 28 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +7 2 - -
SDH
England

SDH
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 February 2017, 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 South East region with a requirement for SDH.

1 16 (94.12%) Telecoms
2 12 (70.59%) DWDM
3 10 (58.82%) WAN
3 10 (58.82%) Ethernet
3 10 (58.82%) Cisco
4 9 (52.94%) LAN
4 9 (52.94%) Network Design
5 7 (41.18%) Wi-Fi
5 7 (41.18%) VoIP
5 7 (41.18%) PRINCE2
6 6 (35.29%) SC Cleared
6 6 (35.29%) Security Cleared
7 5 (29.41%) Time Management
7 5 (29.41%) Project Management
8 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
8 4 (23.53%) Remedy
8 4 (23.53%) VPN
8 4 (23.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 4 (23.53%) PMO
9 3 (17.65%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (17.65%) MS Office
9 3 (17.65%) MPLS
9 3 (17.65%) Internet
9 3 (17.65%) Migration
9 3 (17.65%) VLAN
9 3 (17.65%) Degree
9 3 (17.65%) Fujitsu
10 2 (11.76%) Strategic Planning
10 2 (11.76%) Service Management
10 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills

SDH
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 3 (17.65%) MS Office
2 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (5.88%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 12 (70.59%) DWDM
2 10 (58.82%) Ethernet
2 10 (58.82%) WAN
3 9 (52.94%) LAN
4 7 (41.18%) VoIP
4 7 (41.18%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (23.53%) VPN
6 3 (17.65%) Internet
6 3 (17.65%) MPLS
6 3 (17.65%) VLAN
7 2 (11.76%) DSL
7 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
8 1 (5.88%) 2G
8 1 (5.88%) 3G
8 1 (5.88%) ADSL
8 1 (5.88%) ATM
8 1 (5.88%) BGP
8 1 (5.88%) EIGRP
8 1 (5.88%) OSPF
8 1 (5.88%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) GIS
General
1 16 (94.12%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.88%) French Language
2 1 (5.88%) German Language
2 1 (5.88%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 9 (52.94%) Project Manager
2 6 (35.29%) Telecoms Manager
3 5 (29.41%) SC Cleared Project Manager
3 5 (29.41%) Telecoms Project Manager
4 4 (23.53%) Transmission Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Optical Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) PMO Manager
5 2 (11.76%) PMO Project Manager
6 1 (5.88%) Programme Manager
6 1 (5.88%) Provisioning Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Manager
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Project Manager
6 1 (5.88%) Telecoms Programme Manager
6 1 (5.88%) Transmission Planner
6 1 (5.88%) WAN Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) WAN Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (52.94%) Network Design
2 7 (41.18%) PRINCE2
3 5 (29.41%) Project Management
3 5 (29.41%) Time Management
4 3 (17.65%) Migration
5 2 (11.76%) Customer Requirements
5 2 (11.76%) Matrix Organization
5 2 (11.76%) Service Management
5 2 (11.76%) Strategic Planning
6 1 (5.88%) CAD
6 1 (5.88%) Programme Management
6 1 (5.88%) Project Governance
6 1 (5.88%) Service Delivery
6 1 (5.88%) Validation
6 1 (5.88%) Virtual Team Management
Qualifications
1 6 (35.29%) SC Cleared
1 6 (35.29%) Security Cleared
2 4 (23.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 3 (17.65%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (17.65%) Degree
4 2 (11.76%) PMI Certification
4 2 (11.76%) PMP
4 2 (11.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (5.88%) CCDA
5 1 (5.88%) CCDP
5 1 (5.88%) CCNA
5 1 (5.88%) CCNP
5 1 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (5.88%) OCP
5 1 (5.88%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (23.53%) PMO
2 1 (5.88%) JSP 440
2 1 (5.88%) SLA
Vendors
1 10 (58.82%) Cisco
2 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
2 4 (23.53%) Remedy
3 3 (17.65%) Fujitsu
4 1 (5.88%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 1 (5.88%) Juniper
4 1 (5.88%) Nortel
4 1 (5.88%) Virgin Media