Period
to 23 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for SDH skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SDH over the 6 months to 23 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
23 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 166 148 167
Rank change year-on-year -18 +19 -24
Contract jobs citing SDH 5 4 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.13% 0.11% 0.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.75% 0.56% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 8
Berkshire median daily rate £500 - £306
10th Percentile £453 - £250
90th Percentile £548 - £394
South East median daily rate £500 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +42.86% - +18.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.50 £33.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.88% - -
South East median hourly rate £20.50 £33.00 -
% change year-on-year -37.88% - -

SDH is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 664 714 1,140
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 16.78% 18.89% 23.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 325 311 545
Berkshire median daily rate £408 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.88% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £185 £225 £250
90th Percentile £545 £575 £525
South East median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 52 38
Berkshire median hourly rate £21.00 £13.00 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +61.54% -20.00% -53.57%
10th Percentile £13.28 £12.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £53.63 £47.95 £47.50
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £17.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +42.86% -30.00% -3.85%

SDH
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing SDH as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for SDH in Berkshire

SDH
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SDH in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for SDH in Berkshire

SDH
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SDH in Berkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SDH in Berkshire

SDH
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SDH within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 23 July 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bracknell -2 2 - -
Newbury -14 2 £500 -
SDH
South East

For the 6 months to 23 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SDH also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for SDH.

1 5 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 4 (80.00%) Network Management
3 3 (60.00%) MPLS
3 3 (60.00%) PSTN
3 3 (60.00%) VoIP
4 2 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (40.00%) Broadband
4 2 (40.00%) Internet
4 2 (40.00%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (40.00%) Risk Management
4 2 (40.00%) VoLTE
4 2 (40.00%) BYOD
4 2 (40.00%) VoWiFi
4 2 (40.00%) DWDM
4 2 (40.00%) Finance
4 2 (40.00%) Security Testing
4 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (40.00%) Security Architecture
5 1 (20.00%) Softswitch
5 1 (20.00%) BC Cleared
5 1 (20.00%) Migration
5 1 (20.00%) Information Security
5 1 (20.00%) JNCIS
5 1 (20.00%) VPLS
5 1 (20.00%) Problem Management
5 1 (20.00%) Fault Management
5 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
5 1 (20.00%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (20.00%) Kalman Filter

SDH
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) MPLS
1 3 (60.00%) PSTN
1 3 (60.00%) VoIP
2 2 (40.00%) Broadband
2 2 (40.00%) DWDM
2 2 (40.00%) Internet
2 2 (40.00%) VoLTE
2 2 (40.00%) VoWiFi
2 2 (40.00%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (20.00%) 2G
3 1 (20.00%) 3G
3 1 (20.00%) Ethernet
3 1 (20.00%) LAN
3 1 (20.00%) PBX
3 1 (20.00%) RIP
3 1 (20.00%) Softswitch
3 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (20.00%) VPLS
3 1 (20.00%) VPN
3 1 (20.00%) WAN
General
1 5 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (40.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Consultant
1 2 (40.00%) Security Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Designer
2 1 (20.00%) Network Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Voice Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) BYOD
2 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
1 1 (20.00%) Unix
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Network Management
2 2 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (40.00%) Risk Management
2 2 (40.00%) Security Architecture
2 2 (40.00%) Security Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Analytics
3 1 (20.00%) Fault Management
3 1 (20.00%) Information Security
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL
3 1 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (20.00%) Migration
3 1 (20.00%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (20.00%) Problem Management
3 1 (20.00%) Process Improvement
3 1 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) BC Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (20.00%) CCIP
2 1 (20.00%) CCNA
2 1 (20.00%) CCNP
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (20.00%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco
1 1 (20.00%) Ericsson
1 1 (20.00%) Juniper
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (20.00%) Nortel