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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SIGTRAN
Rank 109 112 -
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -
Contract jobs citing SIGTRAN 10 8 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.41% 0.33% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.63% 1.25% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 0
Average daily rate
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£264 £450 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.38% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £450 £375
% change year-on-year
-41.66% +20.00%
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
612 640 1010
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.06% 26.29% 31.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 214 201
Average daily rate £325 £325 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £140 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £454 £391
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 26 41
Average hourly rate £17.50 £23.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.53% -21.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.70 £14.00 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £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 22 July 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 22 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -1 1 £90 -80.00%
SIGTRAN
South East

SIGTRAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 25 (67.57%) Telecoms
2 24 (64.86%) SS7
3 15 (40.54%) MGW
4 14 (37.84%) 3G
5 13 (35.14%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 10 (27.03%) INAP
7 9 (24.32%) Ericsson
8 8 (21.62%) MPLS
8 8 (21.62%) 4G
8 8 (21.62%) LTE
9 7 (18.92%) GGSN
9 7 (18.92%) SGSN
9 7 (18.92%) Network Architecture
9 7 (18.92%) Nokia
10 6 (16.22%) DNS
10 6 (16.22%) VoLTE
11 5 (13.51%) CheckPoint
11 5 (13.51%) Test Strategy
11 5 (13.51%) Smart Meter
11 5 (13.51%) Cisco
11 5 (13.51%) Juniper
11 5 (13.51%) ISUP
11 5 (13.51%) Firewall
12 4 (10.81%) Configuration Management
12 4 (10.81%) HP
12 4 (10.81%) VoIP
12 4 (10.81%) UNIX
12 4 (10.81%) ATM
12 4 (10.81%) GPRS
12 4 (10.81%) GSM

SIGTRAN
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 2 (5.41%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
Business Applications
1 2 (5.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 24 (64.86%) SS7
2 15 (40.54%) MGW
3 14 (37.84%) 3G
4 10 (27.03%) INAP
5 8 (21.62%) MPLS
5 8 (21.62%) 4G
5 8 (21.62%) LTE
6 7 (18.92%) GGSN
6 7 (18.92%) SGSN
7 6 (16.22%) DNS
7 6 (16.22%) VoLTE
8 5 (13.51%) ISUP
8 5 (13.51%) Firewall
9 4 (10.81%) VoIP
9 4 (10.81%) ATM
9 4 (10.81%) GPRS
9 4 (10.81%) GSM
10 3 (8.11%) Cisco Nexus
10 3 (8.11%) SDH
10 3 (8.11%) SMPP
General
1 25 (67.57%) Telecoms
2 3 (8.11%) Billing
2 3 (8.11%) Legal
3 2 (5.41%) Manufacturing
3 2 (5.41%) Finance
3 2 (5.41%) Electronics
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%) NOC Engineer
3 5 (13.51%) Analyst
3 5 (13.51%) Test Analyst
4 3 (8.11%) Databuild Engineer
4 3 (8.11%) Test Manager
5 2 (5.41%) Consultant
5 2 (5.41%) Support Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Designer
5 2 (5.41%) Network Analyst
6 1 (2.70%) Lead Test Analyst
6 1 (2.70%) Test Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) Technical Manager
6 1 (2.70%) Senior Support Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) Telecoms Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) Build Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) Data Build Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) Testing Manager
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 7 (18.92%) Network Architecture
2 5 (13.51%) Test Strategy
3 4 (10.81%) Configuration Management
4 3 (8.11%) Migration
4 3 (8.11%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (8.11%) Test Scripting
5 2 (5.41%) Workflow
5 2 (5.41%) Change Management
5 2 (5.41%) Regression Testing
5 2 (5.41%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (5.41%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (5.41%) Time Management
5 2 (5.41%) Digital Marketing
5 2 (5.41%) Fault Management
5 2 (5.41%) Programme Management
6 1 (2.70%) Software Testing
6 1 (2.70%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (2.70%) Integration Testing
6 1 (2.70%) Service Management
6 1 (2.70%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.11%) C
2 2 (5.41%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (5.41%) CCNA
1 2 (5.41%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (5.41%) ISTQB
1 2 (5.41%) Degree
2 1 (2.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (2.70%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) SLA
Systems Management
1 4 (10.81%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (35.14%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 9 (24.32%) Ericsson
3 7 (18.92%) Nokia
4 5 (13.51%) CheckPoint
4 5 (13.51%) Cisco
4 5 (13.51%) Juniper
5 4 (10.81%) HP
5 4 (10.81%) Huawei
6 2 (5.41%) Siemens
6 2 (5.41%) Oracle
6 2 (5.41%) SAP
6 2 (5.41%) Velocent
7 1 (2.70%) Sybase
7 1 (2.70%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 1 (2.70%) Microsoft