The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the South East region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank 229 192 163
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -29
Contract jobs citing SDH 16 44 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.17% 0.52% 0.89%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.93% 2.79% 4.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 19
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£140 £233 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% -16.96%
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £244 £280
% change year-on-year
+42.56% -12.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1729 1578 2026
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.80% 18.55% 20.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 759 695 577
Average daily rate £335 £338 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.74% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £456 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 132 181
Average hourly rate £17.50 £25.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.37% -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £14.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.38
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +4.61%
SDH
England

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
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 29 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -18 13 - - 1
Hampshire -12 1 £140 -7.00% 2
Buckinghamshire - - - -
SDH
England

SDH
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 53 (82.81%) Telecoms
2 36 (56.25%) ATM
3 35 (54.69%) Ethernet
4 31 (48.44%) 3G
5 26 (40.63%) DWDM
5 26 (40.63%) LTE
6 25 (39.06%) Huawei
6 25 (39.06%) MPLS
7 21 (32.81%) 2G
7 21 (32.81%) Radio Access Network
8 18 (28.13%) Project Management
9 16 (25.00%) BGP
9 16 (25.00%) Ericsson
10 15 (23.44%) Cisco
11 14 (21.88%) BT
12 13 (20.31%) VPN
13 11 (17.19%) Network Planning
14 10 (15.63%) 4G
14 10 (15.63%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
14 10 (15.63%) Nortel
14 10 (15.63%) GSM
14 10 (15.63%) Nokia
14 10 (15.63%) SONET
15 9 (14.06%) Juniper
15 9 (14.06%) Alcatel-Lucent
15 9 (14.06%) OSPF
15 9 (14.06%) VRRP
15 9 (14.06%) NEC
15 9 (14.06%) Internet
16 8 (12.50%) Cramer

SDH
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

Applications
1 6 (9.38%) MS Office
1 6 (9.38%) MS Excel
2 5 (7.81%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 36 (56.25%) ATM
2 35 (54.69%) Ethernet
3 31 (48.44%) 3G
4 26 (40.63%) DWDM
4 26 (40.63%) LTE
5 25 (39.06%) MPLS
6 21 (32.81%) 2G
6 21 (32.81%) Radio Access Network
7 16 (25.00%) BGP
8 13 (20.31%) VPN
9 10 (15.63%) SONET
9 10 (15.63%) GSM
9 10 (15.63%) 4G
10 9 (14.06%) Internet
10 9 (14.06%) OSPF
10 9 (14.06%) VRRP
11 8 (12.50%) TCP/IP
11 8 (12.50%) ADSL
12 7 (10.94%) DNS
12 7 (10.94%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.81%) MS Access
General
1 53 (82.81%) Telecoms
2 4 (6.25%) Front Office
3 3 (4.69%) Back Office
3 3 (4.69%) Legal
4 2 (3.13%) Electronics
5 1 (1.56%) Finance
5 1 (1.56%) Billing
Job Titles
1 15 (23.44%) Design Engineer
1 15 (23.44%) Transmission Engineer
2 12 (18.75%) Transmission Design Engineer
3 9 (14.06%) Test Engineer
4 8 (12.50%) Delivery Manager
5 7 (10.94%) Project Manager
5 7 (10.94%) Network Engineer
6 5 (7.81%) RAN Engineer
7 3 (4.69%) NOC Engineer
7 3 (4.69%) Network Design Engineer
7 3 (4.69%) Transmission Planner
8 2 (3.13%) Provisioning Engineer
8 2 (3.13%) Telecoms Project Manager
9 1 (1.56%) Designer
9 1 (1.56%) Data Centre Engineer
9 1 (1.56%) Network Designer
9 1 (1.56%) Developer
9 1 (1.56%) Technical Architect
9 1 (1.56%) Coordinator
9 1 (1.56%) Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (1.56%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (28.13%) Project Management
2 11 (17.19%) Network Planning
3 6 (9.38%) Problem Management
3 6 (9.38%) Network Architecture
3 6 (9.38%) Continuous Improvement
3 6 (9.38%) Change Management
3 6 (9.38%) Network Design
3 6 (9.38%) Performance Monitoring
4 5 (7.81%) Capacity Planning
5 4 (6.25%) Migration
5 4 (6.25%) PRINCE2
6 3 (4.69%) Network Monitoring
6 3 (4.69%) Capacity Management
7 2 (3.13%) Service Delivery
7 2 (3.13%) ITIL
7 2 (3.13%) Fault Management
7 2 (3.13%) Logistics
7 2 (3.13%) Supplier Management
8 1 (1.56%) Change Control
8 1 (1.56%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 5 (7.81%) SQL
1 5 (7.81%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (9.38%) Security Cleared
2 5 (7.81%) SC Cleared
3 4 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (4.69%) CCNP
4 3 (4.69%) CCIP
4 3 (4.69%) CCNA
4 3 (4.69%) BC Cleared
4 3 (4.69%) Degree
5 1 (1.56%) CCIE
5 1 (1.56%) PMP
5 1 (1.56%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.56%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.13%) SLA
Systems Management
1 5 (7.81%) OPNET
Vendors
1 25 (39.06%) Huawei
2 16 (25.00%) Ericsson
3 15 (23.44%) Cisco
4 14 (21.88%) BT
5 10 (15.63%) Nortel
5 10 (15.63%) Nokia
5 10 (15.63%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 9 (14.06%) Juniper
6 9 (14.06%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 9 (14.06%) NEC
7 8 (12.50%) Cramer
8 5 (7.81%) Business Objects
9 3 (4.69%) CheckPoint
10 2 (3.13%) Microsoft
11 1 (1.56%) Amdocs
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Comvergent Limited
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Redrock Consulting Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 5 days ago