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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank 233 221 202
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -19
Contract jobs citing SDH 20 34 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.23% 0.37% 0.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.16% 1.76% 2.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 11 9
Average daily rate £363 £285 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.19% +7.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £255 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £375 £347
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £288 £270
% change year-on-year
+26.08% +6.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £108.75
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
1728 1936 1459
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.20% 20.82% 17.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 956 931 627
Average daily rate £352 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.57% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £190 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 112 120
Average hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% +55.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.46 £13.65 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.63 £50.00 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 5 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SDH within the South East region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Hampshire +15 11 £350 - 2
Berkshire -20 9 £363 +27.19%
SDH
England

SDH
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 26 (63.41%) Telecoms
2 25 (60.98%) DWDM
3 15 (36.59%) ATM
4 14 (34.15%) Ethernet
5 11 (26.83%) 3G
5 11 (26.83%) 2G
6 10 (24.39%) Huawei
6 10 (24.39%) Presales
7 9 (21.95%) Project Management
7 9 (21.95%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 8 (19.51%) VPN
8 8 (19.51%) Network Planning
9 7 (17.07%) Cisco
9 7 (17.07%) Microsoft
9 7 (17.07%) Sybase
9 7 (17.07%) Unix
9 7 (17.07%) Radio Access Network
10 6 (14.63%) 4G
10 6 (14.63%) GPON
10 6 (14.63%) VLAN
10 6 (14.63%) MS Excel
10 6 (14.63%) Nortel
10 6 (14.63%) Ericsson
10 6 (14.63%) VRRP
11 5 (12.20%) BT
11 5 (12.20%) RTCP
11 5 (12.20%) RTP
11 5 (12.20%) DHCP
11 5 (12.20%) Juniper
11 5 (12.20%) MPLS

SDH
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (14.63%) MS Excel
2 3 (7.32%) MS Office
3 2 (4.88%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (2.44%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 25 (60.98%) DWDM
2 15 (36.59%) ATM
3 14 (34.15%) Ethernet
4 11 (26.83%) 2G
4 11 (26.83%) 3G
5 8 (19.51%) VPN
6 7 (17.07%) Radio Access Network
7 6 (14.63%) 4G
7 6 (14.63%) GPON
7 6 (14.63%) VLAN
7 6 (14.63%) VRRP
8 5 (12.20%) DHCP
8 5 (12.20%) DNS
8 5 (12.20%) IPsec
8 5 (12.20%) MPLS
8 5 (12.20%) OSPF
8 5 (12.20%) RTCP
8 5 (12.20%) RTP
8 5 (12.20%) SCTP
8 5 (12.20%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.44%) GIS
General
1 26 (63.41%) Telecoms
2 4 (9.76%) Marketing
3 2 (4.88%) Finance
4 1 (2.44%) Back Office
4 1 (2.44%) French Language
4 1 (2.44%) German Language
4 1 (2.44%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 10 (24.39%) Transmission Engineer
2 8 (19.51%) Network Engineer
3 7 (17.07%) Support Engineer
4 6 (14.63%) Design Engineer
5 5 (12.20%) Project Manager
5 5 (12.20%) Transmission Design Engineer
6 4 (9.76%) Configuration Engineer
6 4 (9.76%) Senior Network Engineer
7 3 (7.32%) Designer
7 3 (7.32%) IP Design Engineer
7 3 (7.32%) Microwave Engineer
7 3 (7.32%) Network Designer
7 3 (7.32%) Optical Engineer
7 3 (7.32%) Telecoms Engineer
8 2 (4.88%) Circuiting Engineer
8 2 (4.88%) Planning Manager
8 2 (4.88%) RAN Engineer
8 2 (4.88%) Senior Telecoms Engineer
8 2 (4.88%) Technical Support
8 2 (4.88%) Transmission Planning Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.20%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (4.88%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.44%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 1 (2.44%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 7 (17.07%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (24.39%) Presales
2 9 (21.95%) Project Management
3 8 (19.51%) Network Planning
4 4 (9.76%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (7.32%) Capacity Management
5 3 (7.32%) Network Monitoring
5 3 (7.32%) PRINCE2
6 2 (4.88%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
7 1 (2.44%) Change Management
7 1 (2.44%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (2.44%) Data Analysis
7 1 (2.44%) ITIL
7 1 (2.44%) Migration
7 1 (2.44%) Network Design
7 1 (2.44%) Project Planning
7 1 (2.44%) Release Management
7 1 (2.44%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (2.44%) Translating Business Requirements
7 1 (2.44%) Validation
Qualifications
1 4 (9.76%) Security Cleared
2 3 (7.32%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.88%) MCSA
3 2 (4.88%) MCSE
3 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.44%) Degree
4 1 (2.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (2.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Systems Management
1 2 (4.88%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 10 (24.39%) Huawei
2 9 (21.95%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 7 (17.07%) Cisco
3 7 (17.07%) Microsoft
3 7 (17.07%) Sybase
4 6 (14.63%) Ericsson
4 6 (14.63%) Nortel
5 5 (12.20%) BT
5 5 (12.20%) Ciena
5 5 (12.20%) Juniper
6 4 (9.76%) Nokia
7 3 (7.32%) NEC
7 3 (7.32%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 2 (4.88%) Remedy
9 1 (2.44%) ComArch
9 1 (2.44%) Cramer
9 1 (2.44%) GENBAND
Hampshire
Qualserv
Rate: From £250 to £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Crawley
Revolution Technology
Rate: £0 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago