The table below looks at the statistics for SIGTRAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SIGTRAN over the 3 months to 25 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SIGTRAN
Rank 628 621 590
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -31
Contract jobs citing SIGTRAN 7 8 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.014% 0.015% 0.033%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.089% 0.11% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 9
Median daily rate £250 £390 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.89% +15.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £390 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £390 £360
UK excluding London median daily rate £280 £390 £344
% change year-on-year
-28.20% +13.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £55.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 - -
SIGTRAN
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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
7887 7492 7543
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 15.66% 14.14% 14.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 4879 4355 4121
Median daily rate £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £235 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £515 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 375 468 428
Median hourly rate £29.75 £21.53 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.21% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.96 £12.35 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.65 £47.83 £43.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £21.53 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+64.92% -2.15%

SIGTRAN
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing SIGTRAN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SIGTRAN within the England region over the 3 months to 25 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +5 3 £275 -
London - 2 £200 -
Yorkshire +4 1 £285 -
SIGTRAN
UK

SIGTRAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SIGTRAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for SIGTRAN.

1 23 (92.00%) Diameter Protocol
2 20 (80.00%) 3G
3 19 (76.00%) 4G
4 16 (64.00%) SPML
4 16 (64.00%) INAP
4 16 (64.00%) LDAP
5 15 (60.00%) Nokia
6 13 (52.00%) LTE
6 13 (52.00%) MGW
7 12 (48.00%) Change Management
7 12 (48.00%) Telecoms
7 12 (48.00%) SOAP
7 12 (48.00%) High Availability
8 11 (44.00%) Back Office
9 10 (40.00%) Service Delivery
9 10 (40.00%) Integration Testing
9 10 (40.00%) HNC
9 10 (40.00%) HND
10 8 (32.00%) Project Management
10 8 (32.00%) Front Office
10 8 (32.00%) Network Design
10 8 (32.00%) Continuous Improvement
10 8 (32.00%) Root Cause Analysis
11 6 (24.00%) SS7
12 5 (20.00%) ISUP
13 4 (16.00%) SCCP
13 4 (16.00%) Linux
14 3 (12.00%) GSM
14 3 (12.00%) Unix
14 3 (12.00%) C

SIGTRAN
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 23 (92.00%) Diameter Protocol
2 20 (80.00%) 3G
3 19 (76.00%) 4G
4 16 (64.00%) INAP
4 16 (64.00%) LDAP
5 13 (52.00%) LTE
5 13 (52.00%) MGW
6 6 (24.00%) SS7
7 5 (20.00%) ISUP
8 4 (16.00%) SCCP
9 3 (12.00%) GSM
10 2 (8.00%) 2G
10 2 (8.00%) CDMA
10 2 (8.00%) Nokia DX200
10 2 (8.00%) RNC
10 2 (8.00%) TCP/IP
10 2 (8.00%) tcpdump
10 2 (8.00%) UMTS
10 2 (8.00%) Wireshark
11 1 (4.00%) H.323
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) MySQL
1 1 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) CppUnit
1 1 (4.00%) JIRA
1 1 (4.00%) JMeter
General
1 12 (48.00%) Telecoms
2 11 (44.00%) Back Office
3 8 (32.00%) Front Office
4 1 (4.00%) Arabic Language
4 1 (4.00%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 8 (32.00%) Mobile Engineer
2 3 (12.00%) Operations Engineer
2 3 (12.00%) Support Engineer
2 3 (12.00%) Voice Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) 4G Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Analyst
3 2 (8.00%) Back Office Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Consultant
3 2 (8.00%) Technical Consultant
3 2 (8.00%) Test Analyst
3 2 (8.00%) Tester
4 1 (4.00%) Integration Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) Integration Specialist
4 1 (4.00%) Integration Tester
4 1 (4.00%) Network Analyst
4 1 (4.00%) Network Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) OSS Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) Telecoms Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) Telecoms Support Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) Testing Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (64.00%) SPML
2 12 (48.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Smart Meter
2 1 (4.00%) Algorithms
2 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.00%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.00%) Linux
2 3 (12.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (48.00%) Change Management
1 12 (48.00%) High Availability
2 10 (40.00%) Integration Testing
2 10 (40.00%) Service Delivery
3 8 (32.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 8 (32.00%) Network Design
3 8 (32.00%) Project Management
3 8 (32.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (8.00%) Network Architecture
5 1 (4.00%) Automated Testing
5 1 (4.00%) Exploratory Testing
5 1 (4.00%) ITIL
5 1 (4.00%) Manual Testing
5 1 (4.00%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (4.00%) Quality Management
5 1 (4.00%) Smoke Testing
5 1 (4.00%) Software Testing
5 1 (4.00%) Test Scripting
5 1 (4.00%) Test Strategy
5 1 (4.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.00%) C
1 3 (12.00%) SQL
2 2 (8.00%) Perl
3 1 (4.00%) Bash Shell
3 1 (4.00%) C++
3 1 (4.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 10 (40.00%) HNC
1 10 (40.00%) HND
2 2 (8.00%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (4.00%) OpenView
Vendors
1 15 (60.00%) Nokia
2 3 (12.00%) HP
3 2 (8.00%) Huawei
4 1 (4.00%) Dialogic
4 1 (4.00%) GENBAND
4 1 (4.00%) Google