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 July 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank 258 248 230
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -18
Contract jobs citing SDH 4 25 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.045% 0.26% 0.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.24% 1.39% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 9 1
Median daily rate - £385 £140
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +175.98%
UK excluding London median daily rate - £393 £300
% change year-on-year
- +30.83%
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
1666 1799 1733
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.87% 18.78% 18.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 943 938 751
Median daily rate £375 £360 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £231 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £331
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +5.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 121 102
Median hourly rate £35.00 £27.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.62% +54.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+50.98% +7.62%

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 July 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
Buckinghamshire +12 2 - -
Berkshire -13 1 - -
SDH
England

SDH
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 (76.67%) Telecoms
2 15 (50.00%) DWDM
2 15 (50.00%) ATM
3 10 (33.33%) Ethernet
4 8 (26.67%) MPLS
5 7 (23.33%) Project Management
5 7 (23.33%) Security Cleared
6 6 (20.00%) SC Cleared
6 6 (20.00%) MS Excel
6 6 (20.00%) Microsoft
7 5 (16.67%) VPN
7 5 (16.67%) SLA
7 5 (16.67%) Cisco
7 5 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (16.67%) Juniper
7 5 (16.67%) PRINCE2
7 5 (16.67%) WAN
7 5 (16.67%) LAN
7 5 (16.67%) Presales
8 4 (13.33%) Frame Relay
8 4 (13.33%) xDSL
8 4 (13.33%) Capacity Management
8 4 (13.33%) Huawei
8 4 (13.33%) Migration
8 4 (13.33%) Amdocs
9 3 (10.00%) Management Information System
9 3 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (10.00%) DSL
9 3 (10.00%) VoIP
9 3 (10.00%) WLAN

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 6 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (10.00%) MS Office
2 3 (10.00%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 15 (50.00%) ATM
1 15 (50.00%) DWDM
2 10 (33.33%) Ethernet
3 8 (26.67%) MPLS
4 5 (16.67%) LAN
4 5 (16.67%) VPN
4 5 (16.67%) WAN
5 4 (13.33%) Frame Relay
5 4 (13.33%) xDSL
6 3 (10.00%) DSL
6 3 (10.00%) VoIP
6 3 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (10.00%) WLAN
7 2 (6.67%) BGP
7 2 (6.67%) EIGRP
7 2 (6.67%) TCP/IP
8 1 (3.33%) Megaco
8 1 (3.33%) OSPF
8 1 (3.33%) Wireless
8 1 (3.33%) X.25
General
1 23 (76.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 7 (23.33%) Project Manager
2 5 (16.67%) Architect
2 5 (16.67%) Network Architect
3 4 (13.33%) Delivery Manager
3 4 (13.33%) Microwave Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Designer
4 3 (10.00%) Network Designer
4 3 (10.00%) Network Technical Architect
4 3 (10.00%) Technical Architect
4 3 (10.00%) Telecoms Manager
4 3 (10.00%) Telecoms Project Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Network Design Architect
5 2 (6.67%) Network Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) NOC Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Technical Design Architect
6 1 (3.33%) ICT Manager
6 1 (3.33%) IP Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Network Operations Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Operations Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Technical Design Leader
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (23.33%) Project Management
2 5 (16.67%) Presales
2 5 (16.67%) PRINCE2
3 4 (13.33%) Capacity Management
3 4 (13.33%) Migration
4 3 (10.00%) ITIL
4 3 (10.00%) ITIL V3
4 3 (10.00%) Network Design
5 2 (6.67%) Fault Management
5 2 (6.67%) Network Management
6 1 (3.33%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (3.33%) Project Planning
6 1 (3.33%) Service Management
6 1 (3.33%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.33%) Java
1 1 (3.33%) PL/SQL
1 1 (3.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (23.33%) Security Cleared
2 6 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 5 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (10.00%) CCIE
5 2 (6.67%) CCNA
6 1 (3.33%) BC Cleared
6 1 (3.33%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (3.33%) CCNP
6 1 (3.33%) Degree
6 1 (3.33%) DV Cleared
6 1 (3.33%) PMI Certification
6 1 (3.33%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (16.67%) SLA
2 1 (3.33%) JSP 440
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) Amdocs OSS
Vendors
1 6 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (16.67%) Cisco
2 5 (16.67%) Juniper
3 4 (13.33%) Amdocs
3 4 (13.33%) Huawei
4 3 (10.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 3 (10.00%) Ciena
4 3 (10.00%) Nortel
5 2 (6.67%) Avaya
6 1 (3.33%) Cramer
6 1 (3.33%) EMC
6 1 (3.33%) Remedy
6 1 (3.33%) Tellabs