Period
to 19 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 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)
England > South East
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 359 355 365
Rank change year-on-year -4 +10 -16
Contract jobs citing SDH 16 13 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.097% 0.080% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.60% 0.46% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 10 14
South East median daily rate £356 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.79% +2.94% -2.86%
10th Percentile £213 £310 £261
90th Percentile £533 £488 £393
England median daily rate £303 £328 £340
% change year-on-year -7.63% -3.68% -8.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
South East median hourly rate £22.00 £33.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.33% - -
England median hourly rate £22.00 £33.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -33.33% -17.50% -

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 the South East with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 2,647 2,825 3,103
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 16.10% 17.36% 18.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,394 1,563 1,792
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £200 £200 £225
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 150 216
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £18.00 £24.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.89% -25.70% +7.67%
10th Percentile £12.72 £12.00 £11.38
90th Percentile £52.75 £46.31 £48.63
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £22.50
% change year-on-year +6.95% -16.89% +12.50%

SDH
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing SDH as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for SDH in the South East

SDH
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SDH in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for SDH in the South East

SDH
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SDH in the South East over the 6 months to 19 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SDH in the South East

SDH
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SDH in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SDH in the South East

SDH
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SDH within the South East region over the 6 months to 19 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
Thames Valley +15 11 £338 -28.95% 1
Berkshire +10 11 £338 -28.95% 1
Hampshire -21 2 £381 +8.93% 1
Home Counties - 2 - -
SDH
England

For the 6 months to 19 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 South East region with a requirement for SDH.

1 9 (56.25%) Telecoms
2 8 (50.00%) WAN
2 8 (50.00%) Cisco
2 8 (50.00%) Juniper
3 7 (43.75%) RIP
3 7 (43.75%) Linux
3 7 (43.75%) Internet
3 7 (43.75%) DWDM
3 7 (43.75%) BGP
3 7 (43.75%) OSPF
4 6 (37.50%) EIGRP
4 6 (37.50%) MPLS
4 6 (37.50%) TCP/IP
4 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
4 6 (37.50%) Nortel
4 6 (37.50%) Security Cleared
4 6 (37.50%) Network Management
5 5 (31.25%) SC Cleared
5 5 (31.25%) SLA
5 5 (31.25%) LAN
6 4 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (25.00%) CCNP
6 4 (25.00%) RSVP
6 4 (25.00%) Firewall
6 4 (25.00%) JNCIS
6 4 (25.00%) VPLS
6 4 (25.00%) Analytics
6 4 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
7 3 (18.75%) Network Monitoring
7 3 (18.75%) BPSS Clearance

SDH
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 (6.25%) ArcGIS
1 1 (6.25%) Smallworld
Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (18.75%) MS Visio
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (6.25%) Autodesk Inventor
3 1 (6.25%) MicroStation
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Remedy AR System
1 1 (6.25%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 8 (50.00%) WAN
2 7 (43.75%) BGP
2 7 (43.75%) DWDM
2 7 (43.75%) Internet
2 7 (43.75%) OSPF
2 7 (43.75%) RIP
3 6 (37.50%) EIGRP
3 6 (37.50%) MPLS
3 6 (37.50%) TCP/IP
4 5 (31.25%) LAN
5 4 (25.00%) Firewall
5 4 (25.00%) RSVP
5 4 (25.00%) VPLS
6 3 (18.75%) DMVPN
6 3 (18.75%) GLBP
6 3 (18.75%) HSRP
6 3 (18.75%) IPsec
6 3 (18.75%) VLAN
6 3 (18.75%) VRRP
6 3 (18.75%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) GIS
General
1 9 (56.25%) Telecoms
2 2 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (18.75%) Analyst
1 3 (18.75%) Network Analyst
2 2 (12.50%) Consultant
2 2 (12.50%) Designer
2 2 (12.50%) Radio Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Security Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Architect
3 1 (6.25%) Configuration Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Design Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) IP Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Network Architect
3 1 (6.25%) Network Design Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Network Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) NOC Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) OSS Solutions Designer
3 1 (6.25%) Senior Design Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Senior Network Design Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Solutions Designer
3 1 (6.25%) Telecoms Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) BYOD
2 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) CMDB
2 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.25%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (43.75%) Linux
2 3 (18.75%) Unix
2 3 (18.75%) Windows
2 3 (18.75%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Network Management
2 4 (25.00%) Analytics
2 4 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
3 3 (18.75%) Fault Management
3 3 (18.75%) ITIL
3 3 (18.75%) Network Monitoring
3 3 (18.75%) Problem Management
3 3 (18.75%) Risk Management
3 3 (18.75%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (12.50%) Security Architecture
4 2 (12.50%) Security Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Statistics
4 2 (12.50%) Systems Analysis
4 2 (12.50%) Time Management
4 2 (12.50%) Validation
5 1 (6.25%) Data Management
5 1 (6.25%) Information Security
5 1 (6.25%) Network Design
5 1 (6.25%) Process Improvement
Qualifications
1 6 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 5 (31.25%) SC Cleared
3 4 (25.00%) CCNP
3 4 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (25.00%) JNCIS
4 3 (18.75%) BC Cleared
4 3 (18.75%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (18.75%) CCIP
4 3 (18.75%) CCNA
5 1 (6.25%) CCDP
5 1 (6.25%) DV Cleared
5 1 (6.25%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (31.25%) SLA
2 1 (6.25%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
1 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 8 (50.00%) Cisco
1 8 (50.00%) Juniper
2 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 6 (37.50%) Nortel
3 1 (6.25%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 1 (6.25%) Autodesk
3 1 (6.25%) BMC
3 1 (6.25%) Remedy
3 1 (6.25%) ServiceNow
3 1 (6.25%) VMware