Period
to 16 October 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 16 October 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
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 152 159 171
Rank change year-on-year +7 +12 -13
Contract jobs citing SDH 11 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.28% 0.12% 0.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.53% 0.64% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 5
Berkshire median daily rate £338 £475 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.95% +58.33% +9.09%
10th Percentile £213 £463 £250
90th Percentile £538 £488 £369
South East median daily rate £356 £350 £340
% change year-on-year +1.79% +2.94% -2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Berkshire median hourly rate £22.00 £33.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.33% - -
South East median hourly rate £22.00 £33.00 -
% change year-on-year -33.33% - -

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 718 777 983
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 18.27% 19.35% 22.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 331 337 482
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £200 £250 £250
90th Percentile £550 £613 £525
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 48 52
Berkshire median hourly rate £19.00 £13.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.74% -3.57% -41.67%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £44.45 £43.83 £47.25
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £17.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +42.86% -30.00% +11.11%

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 16 October 2018.

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
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 16 October 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 +4 7 £256 - 1
Newbury -6 2 £500 -
Reading -11 1 - -
SDH
South East

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 7 (63.64%) Internet
1 7 (63.64%) DWDM
1 7 (63.64%) Telecoms
2 6 (54.55%) Network Management
2 6 (54.55%) OSPF
2 6 (54.55%) BGP
2 6 (54.55%) EIGRP
2 6 (54.55%) Juniper
2 6 (54.55%) WAN
2 6 (54.55%) Nortel
2 6 (54.55%) Linux
2 6 (54.55%) RIP
2 6 (54.55%) TCP/IP
2 6 (54.55%) Cisco
3 5 (45.45%) MPLS
3 5 (45.45%) SC Cleared
3 5 (45.45%) Security Cleared
4 4 (36.36%) Analytics
4 4 (36.36%) Kalman Filter
5 3 (27.27%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (27.27%) Windows Server
5 3 (27.27%) Network Monitoring
5 3 (27.27%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (27.27%) DMVPN
5 3 (27.27%) HSRP
5 3 (27.27%) GLBP
5 3 (27.27%) JNCIS
5 3 (27.27%) VLAN
5 3 (27.27%) VPLS
5 3 (27.27%) Problem Management

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 1 (9.09%) ArcGIS
1 1 (9.09%) Smallworld
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Autodesk Inventor
1 1 (9.09%) MicroStation
Communications & Networking
1 7 (63.64%) DWDM
1 7 (63.64%) Internet
2 6 (54.55%) BGP
2 6 (54.55%) EIGRP
2 6 (54.55%) OSPF
2 6 (54.55%) RIP
2 6 (54.55%) TCP/IP
2 6 (54.55%) WAN
3 5 (45.45%) MPLS
4 3 (27.27%) DMVPN
4 3 (27.27%) Firewall
4 3 (27.27%) IPsec
4 3 (27.27%) IPv6
4 3 (27.27%) LAN
4 3 (27.27%) PSTN
4 3 (27.27%) RSVP
4 3 (27.27%) VLAN
4 3 (27.27%) VPLS
4 3 (27.27%) VPN
4 3 (27.27%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) GIS
General
1 7 (63.64%) Telecoms
2 2 (18.18%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Analyst
1 3 (27.27%) Network Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Consultant
2 2 (18.18%) Security Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Configuration Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Designer
3 1 (9.09%) IP Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) NOC Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Telecoms Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) BYOD
2 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
2 1 (9.09%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (54.55%) Linux
2 3 (27.27%) Unix
2 3 (27.27%) Windows
2 3 (27.27%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Network Management
2 4 (36.36%) Analytics
2 4 (36.36%) Kalman Filter
3 3 (27.27%) Fault Management
3 3 (27.27%) ITIL
3 3 (27.27%) Network Monitoring
3 3 (27.27%) Problem Management
3 3 (27.27%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (18.18%) Risk Management
4 2 (18.18%) Security Architecture
4 2 (18.18%) Security Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Data Management
5 1 (9.09%) Information Security
5 1 (9.09%) Migration
5 1 (9.09%) Process Improvement
Qualifications
1 5 (45.45%) SC Cleared
1 5 (45.45%) Security Cleared
2 3 (27.27%) BC Cleared
2 3 (27.27%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (27.27%) CCIP
2 3 (27.27%) CCNA
2 3 (27.27%) CCNP
2 3 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (27.27%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) SLA
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) Cisco
1 6 (54.55%) Juniper
1 6 (54.55%) Nortel
2 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
3 1 (9.09%) Autodesk