The table below looks at the statistics for QSIG 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 QSIG over the 3 months to 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
QSIG
Rank 548 538 513
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -25
Contract jobs citing QSIG 9 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.019% 0.002% 0.005%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.13% 0.017% 0.031%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£225 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £205 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
6828 5865 6353
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.70% 13.34% 15.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 3879 3163 3097
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 379 353 594
Average hourly rate £22.69 £18.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.64% -15.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £44.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

QSIG
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

QSIG Jobs Demand Trend in England

QSIG
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

QSIG Daily Rate Trend in England

QSIG
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

QSIG Hourly Rate Trend in England

QSIG
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 QSIG within the England region over the 3 months to 30 January 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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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
London - 2 £265 - 1
North West - - - -
QSIG
UK

QSIG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing QSIG 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 QSIG.

1 7 (77.78%) VoIP
1 7 (77.78%) Avaya
2 5 (55.56%) DPNSS
2 5 (55.56%) PBX
2 5 (55.56%) Security Cleared
2 5 (55.56%) SC Cleared
3 4 (44.44%) DV Cleared
3 4 (44.44%) Cisco IPT
3 4 (44.44%) Finance
3 4 (44.44%) H.323
3 4 (44.44%) Cisco
4 3 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (33.33%) IVR
4 3 (33.33%) Network Security
4 3 (33.33%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (22.22%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (22.22%) Asset Management
5 2 (22.22%) Billing
5 2 (22.22%) CCVP
5 2 (22.22%) Asterisk PBX
5 2 (22.22%) Network Management
5 2 (22.22%) Unified Communications
5 2 (22.22%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (22.22%) CCIE
5 2 (22.22%) CCNP
5 2 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (22.22%) Configuration Management
5 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
5 2 (22.22%) MGCP

QSIG
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing QSIG 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 QSIG. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (11.11%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (77.78%) VoIP
2 5 (55.56%) DPNSS
2 5 (55.56%) PBX
3 4 (44.44%) Cisco IPT
3 4 (44.44%) H.323
4 3 (33.33%) Network Security
5 2 (22.22%) Asterisk PBX
5 2 (22.22%) Unified Communications
5 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
5 2 (22.22%) MGCP
5 2 (22.22%) RTP
General
1 4 (44.44%) Finance
2 2 (22.22%) Billing
2 2 (22.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Designer
2 2 (22.22%) Operations Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Network Operations Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Lead Designer
2 2 (22.22%) Network Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Voice Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Voice Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Voice Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Avaya Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) IVR
2 2 (22.22%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
1 3 (33.33%) Technical Architecture
2 2 (22.22%) Asset Management
2 2 (22.22%) Network Management
2 2 (22.22%) Configuration Management
2 2 (22.22%) Risk Management
3 1 (11.11%) Migration
3 1 (11.11%) WFM
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) Security Cleared
1 5 (55.56%) SC Cleared
2 4 (44.44%) DV Cleared
3 2 (22.22%) CCVP
3 2 (22.22%) CCIE
3 2 (22.22%) CCNP
3 2 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) Avaya
2 4 (44.44%) Cisco
3 2 (22.22%) BT