Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 173 154 161
Rank change year-on-year -19 +7 -14
Contract jobs citing SDH 5 8 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.12% 0.20% 0.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.64% 0.89% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 2
Berkshire median daily rate £475 £315 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +50.79% -6.67% +1.12%
10th Percentile £463 £292 £274
90th Percentile £488 £385 £411
South East median daily rate £475 £340 £344
% change year-on-year +39.71% -1.09% +17.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - - -

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 780 897 1,064
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 19.19% 22.80% 21.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 327 434 537
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.96% +0.67%
10th Percentile £239 £225 £239
90th Percentile £600 £535 £538
South East median daily rate £395 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +1.94% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 54 49
Berkshire median hourly rate £13.50 £20.56 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.35% -47.28% +122.86%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.33 £15.65
90th Percentile £40.25 £55.00 £63.00
South East median hourly rate £17.44 £22.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -22.50% -30.77% +62.50%

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 22 January 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
Reading - 3 £475 -
Newbury -12 1 - -
SDH
South East

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for SDH.

1 3 (60.00%) eTOM
2 2 (40.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (40.00%) Enterprise Data Management
2 2 (40.00%) QA
2 2 (40.00%) Performance Management
2 2 (40.00%) Workflow
2 2 (40.00%) Validation
2 2 (40.00%) Migration
2 2 (40.00%) Information Security
2 2 (40.00%) Data Management
2 2 (40.00%) UML
2 2 (40.00%) CRM
2 2 (40.00%) Data Modelling
2 2 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (40.00%) Data Architecture
2 2 (40.00%) Physical Data Model
2 2 (40.00%) DOCSIS
3 1 (20.00%) Presales
3 1 (20.00%) Geospatial Data
3 1 (20.00%) Unified Communications
3 1 (20.00%) 4G
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (20.00%) 3G
3 1 (20.00%) DWDM
3 1 (20.00%) CAD
3 1 (20.00%) Sybase
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL

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:

Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) DOCSIS
2 1 (20.00%) 2G
2 1 (20.00%) 3G
2 1 (20.00%) 4G
2 1 (20.00%) ATM
2 1 (20.00%) DWDM
2 1 (20.00%) GSM
2 1 (20.00%) LAN
2 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (20.00%) UMTS
2 1 (20.00%) Unified Communications
2 1 (20.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Geospatial Data
1 1 (20.00%) GIS
General
1 2 (40.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Architect
1 3 (60.00%) Solutions Architect
2 2 (40.00%) Designer
2 2 (40.00%) Solutions Designer
3 1 (20.00%) Migration Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Network Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Transmission Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Transmission Planner
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (20.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) eTOM
2 2 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (40.00%) CRM
2 2 (40.00%) Data Architecture
2 2 (40.00%) Data Management
2 2 (40.00%) Data Modelling
2 2 (40.00%) Enterprise Data Management
2 2 (40.00%) Information Security
2 2 (40.00%) Migration
2 2 (40.00%) Performance Management
2 2 (40.00%) Physical Data Model
2 2 (40.00%) UML
2 2 (40.00%) Validation
2 2 (40.00%) Workflow
3 1 (20.00%) CAD
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (20.00%) Presales
3 1 (20.00%) TOGAF
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Sybase