The first table below looks at the demand for SIGTRAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SIGTRAN over the 3 months to 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Berkshire region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SIGTRAN
Rank 111 117 135
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +18
Contract jobs citing SIGTRAN 13 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.52% 0.21% 0.032%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.03% 0.78% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £300 - £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Communications & Networking Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
640 644 988
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.43% 26.83% 31.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 217 206
Average daily rate £350 £325 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +12.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £159 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £460 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £322 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.81% -0.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 24 32
Average hourly rate £17.50 £24.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% -18.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.00 £14.12
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.75 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -
SIGTRAN
South East

SIGTRAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SIGTRAN across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

SIGTRAN Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

SIGTRAN
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SIGTRAN across the Berkshire region.

SIGTRAN Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

SIGTRAN
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SIGTRAN across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

SIGTRAN Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

SIGTRAN
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SIGTRAN within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Slough - 3 £190 - 1
Newbury - 1 £90 -
SIGTRAN
South East

SIGTRAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing SIGTRAN also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SIGTRAN.

1 24 (64.86%) Telecoms
2 22 (59.46%) SS7
3 16 (43.24%) MGW
4 14 (37.84%) 3G
5 12 (32.43%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 11 (29.73%) INAP
7 9 (24.32%) Ericsson
7 9 (24.32%) Nokia
7 9 (24.32%) LTE
8 8 (21.62%) MPLS
9 7 (18.92%) GGSN
9 7 (18.92%) SGSN
9 7 (18.92%) 4G
9 7 (18.92%) VoLTE
10 6 (16.22%) Network Architecture
10 6 (16.22%) Test Strategy
11 5 (13.51%) Smart Meter
11 5 (13.51%) ISUP
11 5 (13.51%) CheckPoint
11 5 (13.51%) Firewall
11 5 (13.51%) DNS
11 5 (13.51%) Cisco
12 4 (10.81%) HP
12 4 (10.81%) Juniper
12 4 (10.81%) VoIP
12 4 (10.81%) UNIX
12 4 (10.81%) ATM
12 4 (10.81%) Configuration Management
12 4 (10.81%) Billing
12 4 (10.81%) HP Quality Center

SIGTRAN
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing SIGTRAN also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SIGTRAN. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.70%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
Business Applications
1 2 (5.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 22 (59.46%) SS7
2 16 (43.24%) MGW
3 14 (37.84%) 3G
4 11 (29.73%) INAP
5 9 (24.32%) LTE
6 8 (21.62%) MPLS
7 7 (18.92%) GGSN
7 7 (18.92%) SGSN
7 7 (18.92%) 4G
7 7 (18.92%) VoLTE
8 5 (13.51%) ISUP
8 5 (13.51%) Firewall
8 5 (13.51%) DNS
9 4 (10.81%) VoIP
9 4 (10.81%) ATM
9 4 (10.81%) Radio Access Network
10 3 (8.11%) GPRS
10 3 (8.11%) GSM
11 2 (5.41%) SDH
11 2 (5.41%) 3GPP
General
1 24 (64.86%) Telecoms
2 4 (10.81%) Billing
3 2 (5.41%) Electronics
3 2 (5.41%) Finance
3 2 (5.41%) Legal
3 2 (5.41%) Manufacturing
3 2 (5.41%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (21.62%) Test Leader
2 6 (16.22%) Voice Engineer
3 5 (13.51%) Design Engineer
3 5 (13.51%) Analyst
3 5 (13.51%) Test Analyst
4 4 (10.81%) Test Manager
4 4 (10.81%) NOC Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Databuild Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Consultant
6 2 (5.41%) Support Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Network Analyst
7 1 (2.70%) Lead Tester
7 1 (2.70%) Testing Manager
7 1 (2.70%) Build Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) Data Build Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) Designer
7 1 (2.70%) Test Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) Technical Manager
7 1 (2.70%) Senior Support Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) Telecoms Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.70%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.51%) Smart Meter
2 2 (5.41%) DTV
3 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.81%) UNIX
2 1 (2.70%) Windows
2 1 (2.70%) Windows 2000
2 1 (2.70%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (16.22%) Network Architecture
1 6 (16.22%) Test Strategy
2 4 (10.81%) Configuration Management
2 4 (10.81%) Test Scripting
2 4 (10.81%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (8.11%) Time Management
3 3 (8.11%) Migration
4 2 (5.41%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (5.41%) Change Management
4 2 (5.41%) Regression Testing
4 2 (5.41%) Workflow
4 2 (5.41%) Digital Marketing
4 2 (5.41%) Fault Management
4 2 (5.41%) Programme Management
4 2 (5.41%) Capacity Management
5 1 (2.70%) Integration Testing
5 1 (2.70%) Software Testing
5 1 (2.70%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (2.70%) Validation
5 1 (2.70%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.11%) C
2 1 (2.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (8.11%) ISTQB
1 3 (8.11%) CCNA
1 3 (8.11%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (5.41%) Degree
3 1 (2.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (2.70%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) SLA
Systems Management
1 4 (10.81%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (32.43%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 9 (24.32%) Ericsson
2 9 (24.32%) Nokia
3 5 (13.51%) CheckPoint
3 5 (13.51%) Cisco
4 4 (10.81%) HP
4 4 (10.81%) Juniper
5 3 (8.11%) Huawei
6 2 (5.41%) Oracle
6 2 (5.41%) SAP
6 2 (5.41%) Siemens
6 2 (5.41%) Velocent
7 1 (2.70%) Sybase
7 1 (2.70%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 1 (2.70%) Microsoft
Reading, Berkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £360 per day
Posted: 3 days ago