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 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SIGTRAN
Rank 604 575 564
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -11
Contract jobs citing SIGTRAN 17 24 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.033% 0.047% 0.056%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.22% 0.32% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 15 15
Average daily rate £275 £175 £213
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+57.14% -17.64%
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £158 £213
% change year-on-year
+74.60% -25.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £27.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 - -
SIGTRAN
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
7709 7577 6678
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 15.05% 14.97% 13.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 4751 4188 3589
Average daily rate £393 £350 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.14% -1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.05% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 294 401 377
Average hourly rate £26.00 £27.32 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.81% +36.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.75
% change year-on-year
- +44.57%

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
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 29 April 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
South East -16 16 £313 +103.25%
SIGTRAN
UK

SIGTRAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 16 (84.21%) 3G
2 15 (78.95%) 4G
3 14 (73.68%) Diameter Protocol
4 13 (68.42%) SPML
4 13 (68.42%) LDAP
4 13 (68.42%) Nokia
5 11 (57.89%) MGW
6 10 (52.63%) Change Management
6 10 (52.63%) High Availability
6 10 (52.63%) SOAP
6 10 (52.63%) INAP
7 9 (47.37%) Integration Testing
7 9 (47.37%) Service Delivery
7 9 (47.37%) LTE
8 8 (42.11%) Back Office
8 8 (42.11%) Telecoms
8 8 (42.11%) HNC
8 8 (42.11%) HND
9 6 (31.58%) Project Management
9 6 (31.58%) Front Office
9 6 (31.58%) Network Design
9 6 (31.58%) Continuous Improvement
9 6 (31.58%) Root Cause Analysis
10 4 (21.05%) SS7
11 2 (10.53%) H.323
11 2 (10.53%) Megaco
11 2 (10.53%) Cisco
11 2 (10.53%) Capacity Management
11 2 (10.53%) GENBAND
11 2 (10.53%) RNC

SIGTRAN
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
Communications & Networking
1 16 (84.21%) 3G
2 15 (78.95%) 4G
3 14 (73.68%) Diameter Protocol
4 13 (68.42%) LDAP
5 11 (57.89%) MGW
6 10 (52.63%) INAP
7 9 (47.37%) LTE
8 4 (21.05%) SS7
9 2 (10.53%) H.323
9 2 (10.53%) Megaco
9 2 (10.53%) Nokia DX200
9 2 (10.53%) RNC
10 1 (5.26%) 2G
10 1 (5.26%) Intelligent Network
10 1 (5.26%) ISUP
10 1 (5.26%) M3UA
10 1 (5.26%) MVNO
10 1 (5.26%) SCCP
10 1 (5.26%) SMS
10 1 (5.26%) TCAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database
General
1 8 (42.11%) Back Office
1 8 (42.11%) Telecoms
2 6 (31.58%) Front Office
3 1 (5.26%) Billing
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Mobile Engineer
2 2 (10.53%) 4G Engineer
2 2 (10.53%) Network Engineer
2 2 (10.53%) Support Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Analyst
3 1 (5.26%) Back Office Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Capacity Planning Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Design Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Integration Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Integration Specialist
3 1 (5.26%) Network Analyst
3 1 (5.26%) Network Integration Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Network Systems Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Operations Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Product Tester
3 1 (5.26%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Systems Integration Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Test Analyst
3 1 (5.26%) Tester
3 1 (5.26%) Voice Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (68.42%) SPML
2 10 (52.63%) SOAP
3 1 (5.26%) Web Services
3 1 (5.26%) XML
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) Linux
1 1 (5.26%) SUSE
1 1 (5.26%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (52.63%) Change Management
1 10 (52.63%) High Availability
2 9 (47.37%) Integration Testing
2 9 (47.37%) Service Delivery
3 6 (31.58%) Continuous Improvement
3 6 (31.58%) Network Design
3 6 (31.58%) Project Management
3 6 (31.58%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (10.53%) Capacity Management
4 2 (10.53%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (5.26%) Convergent Charging
5 1 (5.26%) Defect Management
5 1 (5.26%) Network Architecture
5 1 (5.26%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (42.11%) HNC
1 8 (42.11%) HND
2 1 (5.26%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 13 (68.42%) Nokia
2 2 (10.53%) Cisco
2 2 (10.53%) GENBAND
3 1 (5.26%) HP
3 1 (5.26%) Huawei
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle