The first table below looks at the demand for DPNSS skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DPNSS 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 England 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
Digital Private Network Signaling System (DPNSS)
Rank 552 545 545
Rank change year-on-year
-7 0
Contract jobs citing DPNSS 1 1 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.002% 0.002% 0.025%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.015% 0.016% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 4
Average daily rate
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- £215 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -49.41%
UK excluding London average daily rate - - £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
6579 6352 8213
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.73% 13.71% 15.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 3560 3370 3691
Average daily rate £351 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 378 458 625
Average hourly rate £20.00 £24.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.36% +8.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.00 £12.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -
DPNSS
UK

DPNSS
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

DPNSS Jobs Demand Trend in England

DPNSS
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

DPNSS Daily Rate Trend in England

DPNSS
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing DPNSS across the England region.

DPNSS Hourly Rate Trend in England

DPNSS
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DPNSS within the England 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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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
London +16 1 - - 1
South East - - - -
South West - - - -
DPNSS
UK

DPNSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing DPNSS 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 DPNSS.

1 2 (66.67%) VoIP
1 2 (66.67%) WAN
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco
1 2 (66.67%) MPLS
1 2 (66.67%) BT
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) ADSL
2 1 (33.33%) LAN
2 1 (33.33%) PBX
2 1 (33.33%) PSTN
2 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (33.33%) SLA
2 1 (33.33%) Nortel
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (33.33%) Alcatel-Lucent
2 1 (33.33%) OSPF
2 1 (33.33%) BGP
2 1 (33.33%) EIGRP
2 1 (33.33%) MGCP
2 1 (33.33%) SS7
2 1 (33.33%) Megaco
2 1 (33.33%) Q.931
2 1 (33.33%) H.323
2 1 (33.33%) Change Management
2 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (33.33%) Multimedia
2 1 (33.33%) DMS-100
2 1 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco ASA

DPNSS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing DPNSS 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 DPNSS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) MPLS
1 2 (66.67%) VoIP
1 2 (66.67%) WAN
2 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (33.33%) ADSL
2 1 (33.33%) LAN
2 1 (33.33%) PBX
2 1 (33.33%) PSTN
2 1 (33.33%) OSPF
2 1 (33.33%) BGP
2 1 (33.33%) EIGRP
2 1 (33.33%) MGCP
2 1 (33.33%) SS7
2 1 (33.33%) Megaco
2 1 (33.33%) Q.931
2 1 (33.33%) H.323
2 1 (33.33%) DMS-100
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (33.33%) Softswitch
2 1 (33.33%) PABX
General
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
1 1 (33.33%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Network Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Field Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) NOC Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) VoIP Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Voice Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) IP Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) Change Management
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) SLA
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco
1 2 (66.67%) BT
2 1 (33.33%) Nortel
2 1 (33.33%) Alcatel-Lucent