Period
to 19 January 2019

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 19 January 2019 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
19 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 159 169 159
Rank change year-on-year +10 -10 -2
Contract jobs citing SDH 16 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.39% 0.12% 0.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.04% 0.63% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 3
Berkshire median daily rate £238 £475 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -50.00% +50.79% -6.67%
10th Percentile £213 £463 £292
90th Percentile £394 £488 £385
South East median daily rate £238 £401 £340
% change year-on-year -40.81% +18.01% -1.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate £22.00 - -
South East median hourly rate £22.00 - -

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 783 792 922
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 19.07% 19.31% 22.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 325 339 445
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £225 £233 £225
90th Percentile £553 £600 £535
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 39 54
Berkshire median hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £20.56
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -34.35% -47.28%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £11.33
90th Percentile £46.00 £40.25 £55.00
South East median hourly rate £22.00 £17.44 £22.38
% change year-on-year +26.16% -22.07% -31.15%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SDH in Berkshire over the 6 months to 19 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SDH in Berkshire over the 6 months to 19 January 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 19 January 2019. 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 - 10 £238 - 1
Newbury +5 4 - -
Reading -8 2 - -
SDH
South East

For the 6 months to 19 January 2019, 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 12 (75.00%) TCP/IP
2 11 (68.75%) SC Cleared
2 11 (68.75%) Security Cleared
3 10 (62.50%) Internet
3 10 (62.50%) DWDM
4 9 (56.25%) MPLS
4 9 (56.25%) VPN
5 8 (50.00%) RIP
5 8 (50.00%) Cisco
5 8 (50.00%) Juniper
5 8 (50.00%) Nortel
5 8 (50.00%) WAN
5 8 (50.00%) OSPF
5 8 (50.00%) BGP
5 8 (50.00%) EIGRP
5 8 (50.00%) Firewall
5 8 (50.00%) Network Management
6 7 (43.75%) Telecoms
6 7 (43.75%) Linux
7 5 (31.25%) LAN
7 5 (31.25%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (31.25%) CCNP
7 5 (31.25%) CCIP
7 5 (31.25%) CCNA
7 5 (31.25%) DSL
7 5 (31.25%) Analytics
7 5 (31.25%) BC Cleared
7 5 (31.25%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (31.25%) Kalman Filter
8 4 (25.00%) Data Loss Prevention

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (12.50%) ArcGIS
1 2 (12.50%) Smallworld
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Autodesk Inventor
1 2 (12.50%) MicroStation
Communications & Networking
1 12 (75.00%) TCP/IP
2 10 (62.50%) DWDM
2 10 (62.50%) Internet
3 9 (56.25%) MPLS
3 9 (56.25%) VPN
4 8 (50.00%) BGP
4 8 (50.00%) EIGRP
4 8 (50.00%) Firewall
4 8 (50.00%) OSPF
4 8 (50.00%) RIP
4 8 (50.00%) WAN
5 5 (31.25%) DSL
5 5 (31.25%) LAN
6 4 (25.00%) 2G
6 4 (25.00%) 3G
6 4 (25.00%) DNS
6 4 (25.00%) HTTP
6 4 (25.00%) SMS
6 4 (25.00%) SS7
6 4 (25.00%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) GIS
General
1 7 (43.75%) Telecoms
2 4 (25.00%) Billing
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Analyst
1 4 (25.00%) Consultant
1 4 (25.00%) Network Analyst
1 4 (25.00%) Network Consultant
1 4 (25.00%) Network Security Consultant
1 4 (25.00%) Security Consultant
2 2 (12.50%) Telecoms Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Configuration Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Embedded Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) IP Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Network Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) NOC Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Software Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Mobile App
2 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (43.75%) Linux
2 4 (25.00%) Unix
2 4 (25.00%) Windows
2 4 (25.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) Network Management
2 5 (31.25%) Analytics
2 5 (31.25%) Kalman Filter
3 4 (25.00%) Data Loss Prevention
3 4 (25.00%) Database Security
3 4 (25.00%) Fault Management
3 4 (25.00%) Identity Access Management
3 4 (25.00%) ITIL
3 4 (25.00%) Network Monitoring
3 4 (25.00%) Problem Management
3 4 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 4 (25.00%) Security Architecture
3 4 (25.00%) Security Testing
3 4 (25.00%) SIEM
3 4 (25.00%) Vulnerability Management
4 2 (12.50%) Migration
5 1 (6.25%) Data Management
5 1 (6.25%) Network Design
5 1 (6.25%) Process Management
5 1 (6.25%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (68.75%) SC Cleared
1 11 (68.75%) Security Cleared
2 5 (31.25%) BC Cleared
2 5 (31.25%) BPSS Clearance
2 5 (31.25%) CCIP
2 5 (31.25%) CCNA
2 5 (31.25%) CCNP
2 5 (31.25%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (25.00%) Degree
3 4 (25.00%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (25.00%) PCI DSS
1 4 (25.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 8 (50.00%) Cisco
1 8 (50.00%) Juniper
1 8 (50.00%) Nortel
2 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (12.50%) Autodesk
4 1 (6.25%) Alcatel-Lucent