The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SIGTRAN
Rank 106 125 138
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +13
Contract jobs citing SIGTRAN 15 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.62% 0.23% 0.032%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.32% 0.87% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 0
Average daily rate
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£350 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
SIGTRAN
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
647 692 1000
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 26.63% 27.02% 32.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 240 231 213
Average daily rate £360 £330 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £175 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £466 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 29 27
Average hourly rate £17.50 £23.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.53% +30.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £31.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-4.25% -6.00%

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 27 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 27 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 -
Newbury - 1 £90 -
SIGTRAN
South East

SIGTRAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 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 11 (55.00%) Telecoms
2 10 (50.00%) 3G
3 9 (45.00%) SS7
3 9 (45.00%) MGW
4 8 (40.00%) INAP
4 8 (40.00%) Nokia
5 7 (35.00%) LTE
6 6 (30.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 6 (30.00%) VoLTE
7 5 (25.00%) Test Strategy
7 5 (25.00%) Radio Access Network
7 5 (25.00%) MPLS
8 4 (20.00%) VoIP
8 4 (20.00%) HP
8 4 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (20.00%) Network Architecture
9 3 (15.00%) Capacity Management
9 3 (15.00%) 4G
9 3 (15.00%) C
9 3 (15.00%) UNIX
9 3 (15.00%) ATM
9 3 (15.00%) ISUP
9 3 (15.00%) Migration
9 3 (15.00%) Ericsson
9 3 (15.00%) Billing
9 3 (15.00%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (15.00%) Test Scripting
10 2 (10.00%) Time Management
10 2 (10.00%) Marketing
10 2 (10.00%) Degree

SIGTRAN
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 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.

Business Applications
1 2 (10.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 10 (50.00%) 3G
2 9 (45.00%) SS7
2 9 (45.00%) MGW
3 8 (40.00%) INAP
4 7 (35.00%) LTE
5 6 (30.00%) VoLTE
6 5 (25.00%) Radio Access Network
6 5 (25.00%) MPLS
7 4 (20.00%) VoIP
8 3 (15.00%) ATM
8 3 (15.00%) 4G
8 3 (15.00%) ISUP
9 2 (10.00%) GGSN
9 2 (10.00%) SGSN
9 2 (10.00%) DAB
9 2 (10.00%) Firewall
9 2 (10.00%) TACACS
10 1 (5.00%) SMPP
10 1 (5.00%) TCAP
10 1 (5.00%) 2G
General
1 11 (55.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (15.00%) Billing
3 2 (10.00%) Marketing
3 2 (10.00%) Finance
3 2 (10.00%) Manufacturing
3 2 (10.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 3 (15.00%) Test Analyst
1 3 (15.00%) Voice Engineer
1 3 (15.00%) Test Leader
1 3 (15.00%) Databuild Engineer
1 3 (15.00%) Analyst
2 2 (10.00%) Test Manager
2 2 (10.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (10.00%) Network Analyst
3 1 (5.00%) Design Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) Test Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) Senior Support Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) Telecoms Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) Build Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) Data Build Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) DTV
2 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (25.00%) Test Strategy
2 4 (20.00%) Network Architecture
3 3 (15.00%) Capacity Management
3 3 (15.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (15.00%) Test Scripting
3 3 (15.00%) Migration
4 2 (10.00%) Programme Management
4 2 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (10.00%) Configuration Management
4 2 (10.00%) Workflow
4 2 (10.00%) Time Management
4 2 (10.00%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (5.00%) Integration Testing
5 1 (5.00%) Validation
5 1 (5.00%) Service Management
5 1 (5.00%) Software Testing
5 1 (5.00%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (10.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (10.00%) Degree
1 2 (10.00%) CCNA
2 1 (5.00%) ISEB
2 1 (5.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 4 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (40.00%) Nokia
2 6 (30.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 4 (20.00%) HP
4 3 (15.00%) Ericsson
5 2 (10.00%) Siemens
5 2 (10.00%) CheckPoint
5 2 (10.00%) SAP
5 2 (10.00%) Cisco
6 1 (5.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 1 (5.00%) Oracle