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 26 June 2016 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank 250 249 220
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -29
Contract jobs citing SDH 12 20 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.14% 0.21% 0.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.70% 1.11% 1.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 4
Median daily rate £269 £393 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.52% +124.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £450 £238
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £385 £220
% change year-on-year
-28.57% +75.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
1708 1804 1745
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.37% 19.12% 19.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 946 883 737
Median daily rate £375 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 123 102
Median hourly rate £36.00 £34.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +78.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £14.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.46 £41.29 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £25.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+26.00% +38.88%

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
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 26 June 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SDH within the South East region over the 3 months to 26 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -15 5 £250 -
Hampshire 0 3 £350 -10.82%
Buckinghamshire +17 2 - -
Surrey - 2 - -
SDH
England

SDH
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 June 2016, 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 23 (65.71%) Telecoms
2 20 (57.14%) ATM
3 17 (48.57%) DWDM
4 14 (40.00%) Ethernet
5 9 (25.71%) VPN
6 8 (22.86%) Microsoft
6 8 (22.86%) MS Excel
6 8 (22.86%) MPLS
6 8 (22.86%) xDSL
7 7 (20.00%) Security Cleared
7 7 (20.00%) Project Management
8 6 (17.14%) Cisco
8 6 (17.14%) SC Cleared
9 5 (14.29%) Huawei
9 5 (14.29%) Presales
9 5 (14.29%) SLA
9 5 (14.29%) PRINCE2
9 5 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (14.29%) LAN
9 5 (14.29%) WAN
9 5 (14.29%) 3G
9 5 (14.29%) OSPF
9 5 (14.29%) Juniper
9 5 (14.29%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 4 (11.43%) RTCP
10 4 (11.43%) RTP
10 4 (11.43%) VRRP
10 4 (11.43%) Nortel
10 4 (11.43%) 2G
10 4 (11.43%) DHCP

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 8 (22.86%) MS Excel
2 3 (8.57%) MS Office
2 3 (8.57%) MS Project
3 1 (2.86%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 20 (57.14%) ATM
2 17 (48.57%) DWDM
3 14 (40.00%) Ethernet
4 9 (25.71%) VPN
5 8 (22.86%) MPLS
5 8 (22.86%) xDSL
6 5 (14.29%) 3G
6 5 (14.29%) LAN
6 5 (14.29%) OSPF
6 5 (14.29%) WAN
7 4 (11.43%) 4G
7 4 (11.43%) DHCP
7 4 (11.43%) DNS
7 4 (11.43%) Frame Relay
7 4 (11.43%) HSRP
7 4 (11.43%) IPsec
7 4 (11.43%) Radio Access Network
7 4 (11.43%) RTCP
7 4 (11.43%) RTP
7 4 (11.43%) VRRP
General
1 23 (65.71%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.86%) Advertising
2 1 (2.86%) Finance
2 1 (2.86%) French Language
2 1 (2.86%) German Language
2 1 (2.86%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 7 (20.00%) Project Manager
2 5 (14.29%) Architect
2 5 (14.29%) Network Architect
3 4 (11.43%) Delivery Manager
3 4 (11.43%) Designer
3 4 (11.43%) Microwave Engineer
3 4 (11.43%) Network Designer
3 4 (11.43%) Transmission Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) Network Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) Network Technical Architect
4 3 (8.57%) Technical Architect
4 3 (8.57%) Telecoms Manager
4 3 (8.57%) Telecoms Project Manager
5 2 (5.71%) Configuration Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Design Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Network Design Architect
5 2 (5.71%) NOC Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) RAN Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Transmission Design Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Transmission Planning Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.43%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.57%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (20.00%) Project Management
2 5 (14.29%) Presales
2 5 (14.29%) PRINCE2
3 4 (11.43%) Capacity Management
3 4 (11.43%) Migration
4 3 (8.57%) ITIL
4 3 (8.57%) ITIL V3
4 3 (8.57%) Network Design
5 2 (5.71%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (5.71%) Fault Management
5 2 (5.71%) Network Management
5 2 (5.71%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (2.86%) Budgeting and Forecasting
6 1 (2.86%) Network Planning
6 1 (2.86%) Project Planning
6 1 (2.86%) Service Management
6 1 (2.86%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.86%) Java
1 1 (2.86%) PL/SQL
1 1 (2.86%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (17.14%) SC Cleared
3 5 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (8.57%) CCIE
5 2 (5.71%) CCNA
6 1 (2.86%) BC Cleared
6 1 (2.86%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (2.86%) CCNP
6 1 (2.86%) Degree
6 1 (2.86%) DV Cleared
6 1 (2.86%) PMI Certification
6 1 (2.86%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (14.29%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (5.71%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (2.86%) Amdocs OSS
Vendors
1 8 (22.86%) Microsoft
2 6 (17.14%) Cisco
3 5 (14.29%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 5 (14.29%) Huawei
3 5 (14.29%) Juniper
4 4 (11.43%) Amdocs
4 4 (11.43%) Ciena
4 4 (11.43%) Nortel
5 2 (5.71%) Avaya
5 2 (5.71%) Nokia
5 2 (5.71%) Remedy
6 1 (2.86%) Cramer
6 1 (2.86%) EMC
6 1 (2.86%) Tellabs