Period
to 18 July 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 18 July 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
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 372 355 358
Rank change year-on-year -17 +3 -36
Contract jobs citing SDH 7 7 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.041% 0.044% 0.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.27% 0.26% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 16
South East median daily rate £500 £300 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +66.67% -14.29% +18.64%
10th Percentile £430 £288 £250
90th Percentile £545 £313 £394
England median daily rate £295 £260 £363
% change year-on-year +13.46% -28.28% +16.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
South East median hourly rate £20.50 £33.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.88% - -
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 2,562 2,727 3,733
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 15.02% 17.05% 19.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,343 1,507 2,101
South East median daily rate £413 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +5.26% +1.33%
10th Percentile £205 £213 £220
90th Percentile £575 £538 £528
England median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 179 218
South East median hourly rate £25.01 £17.50 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.89% -31.37% -9.33%
10th Percentile £12.73 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.75 £47.50 £48.75
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £25.00
% change year-on-year +6.95% -25.20% +21.95%

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 18 July 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 -12 5 £500 - 1
Berkshire -22 5 £500 - 1
Hampshire -9 1 £450 +50.00%
SDH
England

For the 6 months to 18 July 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 6 (85.71%) Telecoms
2 4 (57.14%) Network Management
3 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
3 3 (42.86%) PSTN
3 3 (42.86%) VoIP
3 3 (42.86%) MPLS
3 3 (42.86%) Risk Management
4 2 (28.57%) BYOD
4 2 (28.57%) VoWiFi
4 2 (28.57%) Juniper
4 2 (28.57%) Internet
4 2 (28.57%) WAN
4 2 (28.57%) Ethernet
4 2 (28.57%) Linux
4 2 (28.57%) Broadband
4 2 (28.57%) LAN
4 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (28.57%) Cisco
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 2 (28.57%) Security Architecture
4 2 (28.57%) VoLTE
4 2 (28.57%) DWDM
4 2 (28.57%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (28.57%) Security Testing
4 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
4 2 (28.57%) Finance
5 1 (14.29%) Migration
5 1 (14.29%) VMware
5 1 (14.29%) Information Security
5 1 (14.29%) JNCIS

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Remedy AR System
1 1 (14.29%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) MPLS
1 3 (42.86%) PSTN
1 3 (42.86%) VoIP
2 2 (28.57%) Broadband
2 2 (28.57%) DWDM
2 2 (28.57%) Ethernet
2 2 (28.57%) Internet
2 2 (28.57%) LAN
2 2 (28.57%) VoLTE
2 2 (28.57%) VoWiFi
2 2 (28.57%) WAN
2 2 (28.57%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (14.29%) 2G
3 1 (14.29%) 4G
3 1 (14.29%) ATM
3 1 (14.29%) PABX
3 1 (14.29%) PBX
3 1 (14.29%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (14.29%) Softswitch
3 1 (14.29%) VPLS
General
1 6 (85.71%) Telecoms
2 2 (28.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Consultant
1 2 (28.57%) Designer
1 2 (28.57%) Security Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Network Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Network Architect
2 1 (14.29%) OSS Solutions Designer
2 1 (14.29%) Solutions Designer
2 1 (14.29%) Voice Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) BYOD
2 1 (14.29%) CMDB
2 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
2 1 (14.29%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Linux
2 1 (14.29%) Unix
2 1 (14.29%) Windows
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Network Management
2 3 (42.86%) Risk Management
3 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (28.57%) Security Architecture
3 2 (28.57%) Security Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Analytics
4 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
4 1 (14.29%) Data Modelling
4 1 (14.29%) Fault Management
4 1 (14.29%) Information Security
4 1 (14.29%) ITIL
4 1 (14.29%) ITSM
4 1 (14.29%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (14.29%) Migration
4 1 (14.29%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (14.29%) Open Source
4 1 (14.29%) Problem Management
4 1 (14.29%) Process Improvement
4 1 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
3 1 (14.29%) BC Cleared
3 1 (14.29%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (14.29%) CCIP
3 1 (14.29%) CCNA
3 1 (14.29%) CCNP
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (14.29%) DV Cleared
3 1 (14.29%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) Data Quality
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
1 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Cisco
1 2 (28.57%) Juniper
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) BMC
2 1 (14.29%) Ericsson
2 1 (14.29%) Nortel
2 1 (14.29%) Remedy
2 1 (14.29%) ServiceNow
2 1 (14.29%) VMware