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 10 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
10 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
Rank 216 192 154
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -38
Contract jobs citing SDH 21 40 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.23% 0.48% 0.91%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.23% 2.61% 4.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 17
Average daily rate
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£140 £255 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-45.29% -10.52%
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £280 £283
% change year-on-year
-3.66% -0.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £32.00
Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1710 1532 2002
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.13% 18.25% 20.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 718 661 552
Average daily rate £333 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £475 £444
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 151 188
Average hourly rate £17.50 £26.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.69% -17.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.98 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.07% -
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 10 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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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 -12 16 - -
Hampshire -13 1 £140 -7.00% 2
Buckinghamshire - - - -
SDH
England

SDH
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 10 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 66 (84.62%) Telecoms
2 44 (56.41%) ATM
3 43 (55.13%) Ethernet
4 35 (44.87%) DWDM
4 35 (44.87%) Huawei
5 34 (43.59%) MPLS
6 33 (42.31%) 3G
7 29 (37.18%) LTE
8 23 (29.49%) 2G
9 22 (28.21%) Radio Access Network
10 21 (26.92%) Project Management
11 20 (25.64%) BGP
11 20 (25.64%) Cisco
12 18 (23.08%) BT
13 17 (21.79%) VPN
13 17 (21.79%) Ericsson
14 13 (16.67%) OSPF
14 13 (16.67%) Juniper
14 13 (16.67%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
15 12 (15.38%) Nortel
16 11 (14.10%) TCP/IP
16 11 (14.10%) Internet
16 11 (14.10%) DNS
16 11 (14.10%) Network Design
16 11 (14.10%) Network Planning
16 11 (14.10%) VRRP
16 11 (14.10%) Firewall
16 11 (14.10%) 4G
17 10 (12.82%) GSM
17 10 (12.82%) ADSL

SDH
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 10 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 8 (10.26%) MS Office
1 8 (10.26%) MS Excel
2 5 (6.41%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 44 (56.41%) ATM
2 43 (55.13%) Ethernet
3 35 (44.87%) DWDM
4 34 (43.59%) MPLS
5 33 (42.31%) 3G
6 29 (37.18%) LTE
7 23 (29.49%) 2G
8 22 (28.21%) Radio Access Network
9 20 (25.64%) BGP
10 17 (21.79%) VPN
11 13 (16.67%) OSPF
12 11 (14.10%) TCP/IP
12 11 (14.10%) Internet
12 11 (14.10%) VRRP
12 11 (14.10%) DNS
12 11 (14.10%) 4G
12 11 (14.10%) Firewall
13 10 (12.82%) ADSL
13 10 (12.82%) GSM
13 10 (12.82%) SONET
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.97%) MS Access
General
1 66 (84.62%) Telecoms
2 5 (6.41%) Legal
3 4 (5.13%) Front Office
3 4 (5.13%) Back Office
4 2 (2.56%) Electronics
5 1 (1.28%) Finance
5 1 (1.28%) Billing
Job Titles
1 18 (23.08%) Design Engineer
2 17 (21.79%) Transmission Engineer
3 12 (15.38%) Transmission Design Engineer
4 11 (14.10%) Test Engineer
4 11 (14.10%) Network Engineer
5 10 (12.82%) Delivery Manager
6 8 (10.26%) Project Manager
7 7 (8.97%) NOC Engineer
7 7 (8.97%) RAN Engineer
8 6 (7.69%) Network Design Engineer
9 3 (3.85%) Telecoms Project Manager
9 3 (3.85%) Transmission Planner
10 2 (2.56%) Provisioning Engineer
11 1 (1.28%) Designer
11 1 (1.28%) IP Engineer
11 1 (1.28%) Circuiting Engineer
11 1 (1.28%) Network Technical Architect
11 1 (1.28%) Network Design Architect
11 1 (1.28%) Technical Design Architect
11 1 (1.28%) Data Centre Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.28%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (1.28%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.28%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (26.92%) Project Management
2 11 (14.10%) Network Design
2 11 (14.10%) Network Planning
3 9 (11.54%) Change Management
4 7 (8.97%) Problem Management
4 7 (8.97%) Network Architecture
5 6 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
5 6 (7.69%) Performance Monitoring
6 5 (6.41%) Capacity Planning
6 5 (6.41%) Fault Management
6 5 (6.41%) Migration
7 4 (5.13%) PRINCE2
7 4 (5.13%) Network Monitoring
7 4 (5.13%) Capacity Management
8 3 (3.85%) ITIL
8 3 (3.85%) Configuration Management
9 2 (2.56%) Service Delivery
9 2 (2.56%) Logistics
9 2 (2.56%) Supplier Management
10 1 (1.28%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (8.97%) SQL
1 7 (8.97%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (10.26%) Security Cleared
2 6 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (7.69%) SC Cleared
3 5 (6.41%) CCNA
4 4 (5.13%) CCNP
4 4 (5.13%) BC Cleared
5 3 (3.85%) CCIP
6 2 (2.56%) Degree
7 1 (1.28%) APMP
7 1 (1.28%) CCIE
7 1 (1.28%) PMP
7 1 (1.28%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.56%) SLA
2 1 (1.28%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (8.97%) OPNET
Vendors
1 35 (44.87%) Huawei
2 20 (25.64%) Cisco
3 18 (23.08%) BT
4 17 (21.79%) Ericsson
5 13 (16.67%) Juniper
5 13 (16.67%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 12 (15.38%) Nortel
7 10 (12.82%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 10 (12.82%) Nokia
8 9 (11.54%) NEC
8 9 (11.54%) Cramer
9 7 (8.97%) Business Objects
10 6 (7.69%) CheckPoint
11 2 (2.56%) Microsoft
12 1 (1.28%) Amdocs
12 1 (1.28%) Velocent
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