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 3 months to 30 April 2017 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
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 104 117 104
Rank change year-on-year +13 -13  
Contract jobs citing SDH 3 12 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.16% 0.48% 1.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.80% 1.95% 4.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 14
Median daily rate - £250 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -13.79%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £238 £350 £295
% change year-on-year -32.14% +18.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 - -

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

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 373 615 739
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 19.58% 24.64% 26.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 295 320
Median daily rate £413 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £255 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £364 £340
% change year-on-year +6.45% +7.05%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 10 20
Median hourly rate £13.50 £27.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.90% -23.61%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.60 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -16.66% -  

SDH
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing SDH as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 30 April 2017. 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 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
Bracknell +4 1 - -
Slough +4 1 - -
Newbury - 1 - -
SDH
South East

For the 6 months to 30 April 2017, 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 7 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 4 (57.14%) Remedy
2 4 (57.14%) VPN
3 3 (42.86%) VLAN
4 2 (28.57%) Migration
4 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (28.57%) Customer Requirements
4 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
4 2 (28.57%) SLA
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (28.57%) DWDM
4 2 (28.57%) Nortel
4 2 (28.57%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 2 (28.57%) Internet
5 1 (14.29%) 3G
5 1 (14.29%) Ericsson
5 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (14.29%) OCP
5 1 (14.29%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (14.29%) MPLS
5 1 (14.29%) OSPF
5 1 (14.29%) 2G
5 1 (14.29%) Validation
5 1 (14.29%) BGP
5 1 (14.29%) CAD
5 1 (14.29%) DSL
5 1 (14.29%) EIGRP
5 1 (14.29%) GIS
5 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
5 1 (14.29%) MS Visio

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 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (14.29%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) VPN
2 3 (42.86%) VLAN
3 2 (28.57%) DWDM
3 2 (28.57%) Internet
3 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
4 1 (14.29%) 2G
4 1 (14.29%) 3G
4 1 (14.29%) 4G
4 1 (14.29%) ADSL
4 1 (14.29%) ATM
4 1 (14.29%) BGP
4 1 (14.29%) DSL
4 1 (14.29%) EIGRP
4 1 (14.29%) Ethernet
4 1 (14.29%) LAN
4 1 (14.29%) MPLS
4 1 (14.29%) OSPF
4 1 (14.29%) RIP
4 1 (14.29%) WAN
4 1 (14.29%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Geospatial Data
1 1 (14.29%) GIS
General
1 7 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (14.29%) Military
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Transmission Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Optical Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Provisioning Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Transmission Planner
3 1 (14.29%) WAN Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Customer Requirements
1 2 (28.57%) Migration
2 1 (14.29%) CAD
2 1 (14.29%) Escalation Management
2 1 (14.29%) Network Design
2 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
2 1 (14.29%) Validation
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) CCDA
1 1 (14.29%) CCDP
1 1 (14.29%) CCNA
1 1 (14.29%) CCNP
1 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (14.29%) OCP
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Certification
1 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) SLA
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Remedy
2 2 (28.57%) Alcatel-Lucent
2 2 (28.57%) Nortel
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco
3 1 (14.29%) Cramer
3 1 (14.29%) Ericsson
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 1 (14.29%) Virgin Media