Period
to 15 December 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 15 December 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
15 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 361 351 348
Rank change year-on-year -10 -3 -11
Contract jobs citing SDH 14 16 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.083% 0.098% 0.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.48% 0.52% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 10 19
South East median daily rate £350 £340 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -2.86% +8.53%
10th Percentile £310 £306 £263
90th Percentile £488 £351 £435
England median daily rate £328 £340 £350
% change year-on-year -3.68% -2.86% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £40.00 -

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 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 2907 3100 3560
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.24% 19.01% 18.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1562 1787 1928
South East median daily rate £390 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.65% +3.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £170 £227 £225
90th Percentile £550 £538 £506
England median daily rate £406 £401 £400
% change year-on-year +1.44% +0.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 155 204 232
South East median hourly rate £17.00 £25.00 £26.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.00% -6.54% +35.44%
10th Percentile £11.93 £11.75 £11.81
90th Percentile £45.10 £53.50 £47.83
England median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year -15.56% +7.14% +5.00%

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 15 December 2017.

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 15 December 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 0 7 £350 +2.94% 1
Thames Valley -16 6 £475 +50.79% 1
Berkshire -4 5 £475 +50.79%
Buckinghamshire - 1 £325 - 1
Surrey - 1 - -
SDH
England

For the 6 months to 15 December 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 10 (71.43%) Telecoms
2 9 (64.29%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (64.29%) DWDM
3 8 (57.14%) VoIP
3 8 (57.14%) Cisco
3 8 (57.14%) Microsoft
3 8 (57.14%) PRINCE2
3 8 (57.14%) WAN
4 7 (50.00%) Ethernet
4 7 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (50.00%) Project Management
4 7 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (21.43%) LAN
5 3 (21.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 3 (21.43%) eTOM
6 2 (14.29%) Physical Data Model
6 2 (14.29%) 4G
6 2 (14.29%) 2G
6 2 (14.29%) Workflow
6 2 (14.29%) Validation
6 2 (14.29%) Migration
6 2 (14.29%) Information Security
6 2 (14.29%) Programme Management
6 2 (14.29%) Data Management
6 2 (14.29%) Enterprise Data Management
6 2 (14.29%) QA
6 2 (14.29%) Data Architecture
6 2 (14.29%) 3G
6 2 (14.29%) Performance Management
6 2 (14.29%) UML

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 (64.29%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel
Communications & Networking
1 9 (64.29%) DWDM
2 8 (57.14%) VoIP
2 8 (57.14%) WAN
3 7 (50.00%) Ethernet
3 7 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (21.43%) LAN
5 2 (14.29%) 2G
5 2 (14.29%) 3G
5 2 (14.29%) 4G
5 2 (14.29%) ATM
5 2 (14.29%) DOCSIS
6 1 (7.14%) Firewall
6 1 (7.14%) Frame Relay
6 1 (7.14%) Intranet
6 1 (7.14%) MPLS
6 1 (7.14%) Radio Access Network
6 1 (7.14%) Unified Communications
6 1 (7.14%) WLAN
6 1 (7.14%) X.25
6 1 (7.14%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) Geospatial Data
1 1 (7.14%) GIS
General
1 10 (71.43%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Project Manager
2 3 (21.43%) Architect
2 3 (21.43%) Solutions Architect
2 3 (21.43%) Telecoms Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Designer
3 2 (14.29%) Programme Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Solutions Designer
3 2 (14.29%) Telecoms Project Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Cisco Project Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Implementation Controller
4 1 (7.14%) Migration Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Network Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Network Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Network Project Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Rollout Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Telecoms Programme Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Transmission Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Transmission Planner
4 1 (7.14%) VoIP Project Manager
4 1 (7.14%) WAN Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (7.14%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) PRINCE2
2 7 (50.00%) Project Management
3 3 (21.43%) eTOM
4 2 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (14.29%) CRM
4 2 (14.29%) Data Architecture
4 2 (14.29%) Data Management
4 2 (14.29%) Data Modelling
4 2 (14.29%) Enterprise Data Management
4 2 (14.29%) Information Security
4 2 (14.29%) ITIL
4 2 (14.29%) Migration
4 2 (14.29%) Performance Management
4 2 (14.29%) Physical Data Model
4 2 (14.29%) Programme Management
4 2 (14.29%) UML
4 2 (14.29%) Validation
4 2 (14.29%) Workflow
5 1 (7.14%) ITIL V3
5 1 (7.14%) Presales
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) QA
2 1 (7.14%) SLA
Vendors
1 8 (57.14%) Cisco
1 8 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) Ericsson
2 1 (7.14%) Nortel
2 1 (7.14%) Sybase