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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
QSIG
Rank 579 571 570
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -1
Contract jobs citing QSIG 1 9 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.002% 0.020% 0.002%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.015% 0.13% 0.017%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
Average daily rate - £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 - - -
QSIG
UK

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
6857 6908 5997
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.53% 14.99% 13.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 4089 3910 3218
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £220 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 327 396 362
Average hourly rate £27.50 £22.69 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.19% +19.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.53 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -7 1 - -
QSIG
UK

QSIG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 3 (60.00%) Ethernet
1 3 (60.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (60.00%) DPNSS
1 3 (60.00%) H.323
2 2 (40.00%) QA
2 2 (40.00%) MGCP
2 2 (40.00%) SS7
2 2 (40.00%) Nortel
2 2 (40.00%) Avaya
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco
2 2 (40.00%) PBX
2 2 (40.00%) PSTN
2 2 (40.00%) VoIP
2 2 (40.00%) IP Telephony
3 1 (20.00%) FCAPS
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco IPT
3 1 (20.00%) Degree
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL
3 1 (20.00%) HNC
3 1 (20.00%) HND
3 1 (20.00%) CCNP
3 1 (20.00%) CCNA
3 1 (20.00%) Ericsson
3 1 (20.00%) MPLS
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (20.00%) Network Management
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (20.00%) Service Management
3 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (20.00%) ITSM

QSIG
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) DPNSS
1 3 (60.00%) Ethernet
1 3 (60.00%) H.323
1 3 (60.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (40.00%) IP Telephony
2 2 (40.00%) MGCP
2 2 (40.00%) PBX
2 2 (40.00%) PSTN
2 2 (40.00%) SS7
2 2 (40.00%) VoIP
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco IPT
3 1 (20.00%) FCAPS
3 1 (20.00%) MPLS
General
1 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Avaya Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Nortel Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) QA Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Voice Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) QA Test Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) QA Tester
3 1 (20.00%) Software QA Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Software Test Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Test Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Tester
3 1 (20.00%) Voice Network Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) VoIP Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) VoIP Test Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) ITIL
1 1 (20.00%) ITSM
1 1 (20.00%) Network Management
1 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
1 1 (20.00%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) CCNA
1 1 (20.00%) CCNP
1 1 (20.00%) CCVP
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
1 1 (20.00%) HNC
1 1 (20.00%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Avaya
1 2 (40.00%) Cisco
1 2 (40.00%) Nortel
2 1 (20.00%) Ericsson