Period
to 27 July 2017

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 27 July 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
6 months to
27 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 148 171 142
Rank change year-on-year +23 -29 -6
Contract jobs citing SDH 4 13 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.11% 0.27% 0.90%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.54% 1.15% 3.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 7 20
Berkshire median daily rate - £250 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -13.04% +51.32%
South East median daily rate £350 £350 £295
% change year-on-year - +18.64% +38.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate £33.00 - -
South East 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 737 1134 1346
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 19.37% 23.29% 24.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 319 543 590
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +2.94%
10th Percentile £236 £250 £203
90th Percentile £575 £525 £500
South East median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.90% +2.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 37 53
Berkshire median hourly rate £13.00 £14.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.34% -58.57% +89.19%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.50 £13.50
90th Percentile £46.20 £40.25 £44.75
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £26.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -32.69% - +48.57%

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 27 July 2017. 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 +14 2 - -
Slough +8 1 - -
Newbury - 1 - -
SDH
South East

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 4 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (50.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
2 2 (50.00%) Nortel
2 2 (50.00%) Internet
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (50.00%) VPN
2 2 (50.00%) SLA
2 2 (50.00%) Migration
2 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (50.00%) Customer Requirements
3 1 (25.00%) Geospatial Data
3 1 (25.00%) Escalation Management
3 1 (25.00%) Virgin Media
3 1 (25.00%) Cramer
3 1 (25.00%) Military
3 1 (25.00%) Network Design
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (25.00%) VLAN
3 1 (25.00%) Data Migration
3 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) xDSL
3 1 (25.00%) 4G
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) CCNP
3 1 (25.00%) CCNA
3 1 (25.00%) CCDA
3 1 (25.00%) CCDP

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 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (25.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) Internet
1 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (50.00%) VPN
2 1 (25.00%) 2G
2 1 (25.00%) 3G
2 1 (25.00%) 4G
2 1 (25.00%) ADSL
2 1 (25.00%) ATM
2 1 (25.00%) BGP
2 1 (25.00%) DSL
2 1 (25.00%) DWDM
2 1 (25.00%) EIGRP
2 1 (25.00%) Ethernet
2 1 (25.00%) LAN
2 1 (25.00%) MPLS
2 1 (25.00%) OSPF
2 1 (25.00%) RIP
2 1 (25.00%) VLAN
2 1 (25.00%) WAN
2 1 (25.00%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Geospatial Data
1 1 (25.00%) GIS
General
1 4 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (25.00%) Military
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Optical Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Provisioning Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Transmission Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Transmission Planner
1 1 (25.00%) WAN Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Customer Requirements
1 2 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) CAD
2 1 (25.00%) Data Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Escalation Management
2 1 (25.00%) Network Design
2 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (25.00%) Validation
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) CCDA
1 1 (25.00%) CCDP
1 1 (25.00%) CCNA
1 1 (25.00%) CCNP
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (25.00%) OCP
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Certification
1 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
1 2 (50.00%) Nortel
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco
2 1 (25.00%) Cramer
2 1 (25.00%) Ericsson
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Remedy
2 1 (25.00%) Virgin Media