The table below looks at the statistics for SIGTRAN 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 SIGTRAN 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
SIGTRAN
Rank 547 520 509
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -11
Contract jobs citing SIGTRAN 10 19 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.022% 0.043% 0.015%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.15% 0.32% 0.094%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 0
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£130 £190 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.57% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £130 £190 -
% change year-on-year
-31.57% -
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%

SIGTRAN
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

SIGTRAN Jobs Demand Trend in England

SIGTRAN
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

SIGTRAN Daily Rate Trend in England

SIGTRAN
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SIGTRAN across the England region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

SIGTRAN Daily Rate Histogram in England

SIGTRAN
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

SIGTRAN Hourly Rate Trend in England

SIGTRAN
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 SIGTRAN 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
South East -11 7 £130 -31.57% 2
London - 1 - -
North West - - - -
SIGTRAN
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SIGTRAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 14 (73.68%) 3G
2 13 (68.42%) Telecoms
3 12 (63.16%) SS7
3 12 (63.16%) GSM
4 8 (42.11%) 2G
4 8 (42.11%) 4G
5 7 (36.84%) TCP/IP
6 6 (31.58%) HP
6 6 (31.58%) Nokia
6 6 (31.58%) Radio Access Network
6 6 (31.58%) HP Quality Center
7 5 (26.32%) GGSN
7 5 (26.32%) LTE
7 5 (26.32%) INAP
8 4 (21.05%) C
8 4 (21.05%) SGSN
8 4 (21.05%) Network Architecture
8 4 (21.05%) Capacity Management
9 3 (15.79%) VoLTE
9 3 (15.79%) MGW
9 3 (15.79%) UNIX
9 3 (15.79%) 3GPP
9 3 (15.79%) UMTS
9 3 (15.79%) DNS
9 3 (15.79%) ISUP
9 3 (15.79%) Ericsson
9 3 (15.79%) Migration
10 2 (10.53%) Service Management
10 2 (10.53%) PRINCE2
10 2 (10.53%) SGI

SIGTRAN
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 (5.26%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (73.68%) 3G
2 12 (63.16%) SS7
2 12 (63.16%) GSM
3 8 (42.11%) 2G
3 8 (42.11%) 4G
4 7 (36.84%) TCP/IP
5 6 (31.58%) Radio Access Network
6 5 (26.32%) GGSN
6 5 (26.32%) LTE
6 5 (26.32%) INAP
7 4 (21.05%) SGSN
8 3 (15.79%) VoLTE
8 3 (15.79%) MGW
8 3 (15.79%) 3GPP
8 3 (15.79%) UMTS
8 3 (15.79%) DNS
8 3 (15.79%) ISUP
9 2 (10.53%) VoIP
9 2 (10.53%) HTTP
9 2 (10.53%) MVNO
General
1 13 (68.42%) Telecoms
2 2 (10.53%) Marketing
3 1 (5.26%) Finance
3 1 (5.26%) Retail
3 1 (5.26%) Billing
Job Titles
1 4 (21.05%) Tester
2 1 (5.26%) Telecoms Project Manager
2 1 (5.26%) Voice Engineer
2 1 (5.26%) Telecoms Consultant
2 1 (5.26%) Project Manager
2 1 (5.26%) Test Manager
2 1 (5.26%) Consultant
2 1 (5.26%) Technical Project Manager
2 1 (5.26%) Support Engineer
2 1 (5.26%) Technical Consultant
2 1 (5.26%) Design Engineer
2 1 (5.26%) Test Engineer
2 1 (5.26%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
1 1 (5.26%) Mobile App
1 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
1 1 (5.26%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.79%) UNIX
2 1 (5.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (21.05%) Network Architecture
1 4 (21.05%) Capacity Management
2 3 (15.79%) Migration
3 2 (10.53%) Service Management
3 2 (10.53%) PRINCE2
3 2 (10.53%) Risk Management
3 2 (10.53%) Data Management
4 1 (5.26%) Logistics
4 1 (5.26%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (5.26%) Problem Management
4 1 (5.26%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (5.26%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (5.26%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (5.26%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (5.26%) Line Management
4 1 (5.26%) Coaching
4 1 (5.26%) CRM
4 1 (5.26%) ITIL
4 1 (5.26%) Mobile Commerce
4 1 (5.26%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (21.05%) C
2 1 (5.26%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) Degree
1 1 (5.26%) ISTQB
1 1 (5.26%) CCIE
1 1 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (5.26%) PMP
1 1 (5.26%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) NDS
Systems Management
1 6 (31.58%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (31.58%) HP
1 6 (31.58%) Nokia
2 3 (15.79%) Ericsson
3 2 (10.53%) SGI
3 2 (10.53%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 1 (5.26%) Oracle
4 1 (5.26%) Cisco
4 1 (5.26%) Juniper
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