Period
to 21 July 2017

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 21 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)
England > South East
6 months to
21 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 349 361 315
Rank change year-on-year +12 -46 -21
Contract jobs citing SDH 12 32 68
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.074% 0.17% 0.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.43% 0.85% 1.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 16 29
South East median daily rate £350 £350 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +18.64% +38.82%
10th Percentile £303 £250 £252
90th Percentile £433 £394 £440
England median daily rate £328 £363 £310
% change year-on-year -9.66% +16.94% +8.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
South East median hourly rate £33.00 - -
England median hourly rate £33.00 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year -17.50% - -

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

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 2799 3785 3858
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 17.29% 20.30% 19.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1537 2128 1930
South East median daily rate £400 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.90% +2.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £213 £221 £213
90th Percentile £538 £528 £500
England median daily rate £415 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 182 222 222
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £27.50 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.36% +3.77% +51.43%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.30 £11.79
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.90 £45.44
England median hourly rate £18.98 £25.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -24.08% +21.95% +13.70%

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 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 21 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
Hampshire +19 7 £350 -
Berkshire +11 4 - -
Buckinghamshire -20 1 - -
SDH
England

For the 6 months to 21 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 South East region with a requirement for SDH.

1 11 (91.67%) Telecoms
2 9 (75.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (75.00%) WAN
2 9 (75.00%) Cisco
2 9 (75.00%) DWDM
3 8 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 8 (66.67%) Ethernet
3 8 (66.67%) VoIP
3 8 (66.67%) Wi-Fi
4 7 (58.33%) Project Management
4 7 (58.33%) Microsoft Office
4 7 (58.33%) PRINCE2
5 3 (25.00%) LAN
5 3 (25.00%) VPN
5 3 (25.00%) SLA
6 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (16.67%) Customer Requirements
6 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
6 2 (16.67%) ATM
6 2 (16.67%) MPLS
6 2 (16.67%) Nortel
6 2 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (16.67%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 2 (16.67%) Internet
6 2 (16.67%) Programme Management
6 2 (16.67%) Migration
6 2 (16.67%) xDSL
6 2 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (8.33%) Data Migration
7 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared

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:

Applications
1 9 (75.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (58.33%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (8.33%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 9 (75.00%) DWDM
1 9 (75.00%) WAN
2 8 (66.67%) Ethernet
2 8 (66.67%) VoIP
2 8 (66.67%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (25.00%) LAN
3 3 (25.00%) VPN
4 2 (16.67%) ATM
4 2 (16.67%) Internet
4 2 (16.67%) MPLS
4 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
4 2 (16.67%) xDSL
5 1 (8.33%) 2G
5 1 (8.33%) 4G
5 1 (8.33%) ADSL
5 1 (8.33%) Frame Relay
5 1 (8.33%) OSPF
5 1 (8.33%) RIP
5 1 (8.33%) VLAN
5 1 (8.33%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Geospatial Data
1 1 (8.33%) GIS
General
1 11 (91.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (8.33%) German Language
2 1 (8.33%) Military
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Project Manager
2 3 (25.00%) Telecoms Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Programme Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Telecoms Project Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Lead Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Network Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Network Design Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Network Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Network Project Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Network Technical Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Provisioning Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Design Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Design Leader
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Leader
4 1 (8.33%) Transmission Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Transmission Planner
4 1 (8.33%) VoIP Project Manager
4 1 (8.33%) WAN Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) PRINCE2
1 7 (58.33%) Project Management
2 2 (16.67%) Customer Requirements
2 2 (16.67%) Migration
2 2 (16.67%) Programme Management
3 1 (8.33%) CAD
3 1 (8.33%) Data Migration
3 1 (8.33%) Escalation Management
3 1 (8.33%) Network Design
3 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
3 1 (8.33%) Validation
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (8.33%) CCDA
2 1 (8.33%) CCDP
2 1 (8.33%) CCIE
2 1 (8.33%) CCNA
2 1 (8.33%) CCNP
2 1 (8.33%) JNCIE
2 1 (8.33%) OCP
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Certification
2 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 9 (75.00%) Cisco
2 8 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 2 (16.67%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 2 (16.67%) Nortel
4 1 (8.33%) Avaya
4 1 (8.33%) Cramer
4 1 (8.33%) Ericsson
4 1 (8.33%) Juniper
4 1 (8.33%) Remedy
4 1 (8.33%) Virgin Media