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 24 April 2015 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SIGTRAN
Rank 113 99 115
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +16
Contract jobs citing SIGTRAN 17 26 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.60% 0.94% 0.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.34% 4.04% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 15 3
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£154 £213 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.64% -52.77%
UK excluding London average daily rate £158 £213 £450
% change year-on-year
-25.88% -52.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
728 643 658
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.52% 23.15% 26.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 312 237 211
Average daily rate £300 £280 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £411
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 38 20
Average hourly rate £36.00 £22.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% +40.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £16.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £180.00 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.11%

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 24 April 2015.

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 24 April 2015. 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
Newbury - 6 £175 -
SIGTRAN
South East

SIGTRAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 (100.00%) SS7
2 22 (91.67%) 3G
3 19 (79.17%) Telecoms
4 18 (75.00%) GSM
4 18 (75.00%) HP Quality Center
4 18 (75.00%) 4G
5 17 (70.83%) 2G
6 13 (54.17%) HP
7 12 (50.00%) TCP/IP
8 10 (41.67%) Billing
9 9 (37.50%) CRM
10 7 (29.17%) MVNO
11 6 (25.00%) Wireless
12 5 (20.83%) Network Architecture
12 5 (20.83%) Wireshark
12 5 (20.83%) SMPP
13 3 (12.50%) Megaco
13 3 (12.50%) Benchmarking
13 3 (12.50%) MGCP
13 3 (12.50%) RTP
13 3 (12.50%) VoIP
13 3 (12.50%) Cisco
13 3 (12.50%) IPv4
13 3 (12.50%) IPv6
13 3 (12.50%) Requirements Analysis
13 3 (12.50%) Cisco ICM
13 3 (12.50%) Multimedia
13 3 (12.50%) Verint
14 2 (8.33%) IPTV
14 2 (8.33%) Nokia

SIGTRAN
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 (4.17%) SharePoint
1 1 (4.17%) Lync
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (4.17%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 24 (100.00%) SS7
2 22 (91.67%) 3G
3 18 (75.00%) GSM
3 18 (75.00%) 4G
4 17 (70.83%) 2G
5 12 (50.00%) TCP/IP
6 7 (29.17%) MVNO
7 6 (25.00%) Wireless
8 5 (20.83%) Wireshark
8 5 (20.83%) SMPP
9 3 (12.50%) Megaco
9 3 (12.50%) MGCP
9 3 (12.50%) RTP
9 3 (12.50%) VoIP
9 3 (12.50%) IPv4
9 3 (12.50%) IPv6
9 3 (12.50%) Cisco ICM
10 2 (8.33%) LTE
10 2 (8.33%) MGW
11 1 (4.17%) ISUP
General
1 19 (79.17%) Telecoms
2 10 (41.67%) Billing
3 3 (12.50%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 10 (41.67%) Test Engineer
2 7 (29.17%) Tester
3 6 (25.00%) Wireless Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Mobile Tester
5 2 (8.33%) Telecoms Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Design Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Test Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Network Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Voice Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Databuild Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Build Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Cisco Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Network Design Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Service Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) SOAP
1 1 (4.17%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) IPTV
2 1 (4.17%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (37.50%) CRM
2 5 (20.83%) Network Architecture
3 3 (12.50%) Benchmarking
3 3 (12.50%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (8.33%) Test Scripting
4 2 (8.33%) Migration
5 1 (4.17%) GAP Analysis
5 1 (4.17%) ITIL
5 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2
5 1 (4.17%) Risk Analysis
5 1 (4.17%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (4.17%) Test Strategy
5 1 (4.17%) Network Design
5 1 (4.17%) Business Analysis
5 1 (4.17%) Coaching
Qualifications
1 1 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (4.17%) PMP
1 1 (4.17%) PMI Certification
1 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
1 1 (4.17%) ISTQB
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 18 (75.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (54.17%) HP
2 3 (12.50%) Cisco
2 3 (12.50%) Verint
3 2 (8.33%) Nokia
4 1 (4.17%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.17%) Ericsson
4 1 (4.17%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (4.17%) Google