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 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SIGTRAN
Rank 575 571 541
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -30
Contract jobs citing SIGTRAN 20 12 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.039% 0.024% 0.011%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.27% 0.17% 0.078%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 0
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£390 £263 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+48.57% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £263 -
% change year-on-year
+48.57% -
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
7295 6864 6412
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.11% 13.90% 13.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 4248 3720 3397
Average daily rate £375 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £500 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 446 390 445
Average hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

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 July 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 -18 12 - -
Yorkshire - 6 - -
East of England - 1 - -
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SIGTRAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 41 (93.18%) SS7
2 34 (77.27%) 3G
3 28 (63.64%) Telecoms
4 25 (56.82%) 2G
5 22 (50.00%) 4G
6 20 (45.45%) MGW
7 15 (34.09%) Diameter Protocol
8 14 (31.82%) Network Architecture
9 13 (29.55%) GSM
10 12 (27.27%) HP Quality Center
11 10 (22.73%) Billing
11 10 (22.73%) UNIX
12 9 (20.45%) Wireless
12 9 (20.45%) RTP
13 8 (18.18%) CRM
13 8 (18.18%) LTE
14 7 (15.91%) Requirements Analysis
14 7 (15.91%) SGSN
14 7 (15.91%) ATM
14 7 (15.91%) VoIP
14 7 (15.91%) Nokia
14 7 (15.91%) SMS
14 7 (15.91%) Cisco
14 7 (15.91%) ISUP
14 7 (15.91%) HP
15 6 (13.64%) SCCP
15 6 (13.64%) Firewall
15 6 (13.64%) Migration
15 6 (13.64%) TCP/IP
15 6 (13.64%) VPN

SIGTRAN
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (2.27%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.27%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
1 1 (2.27%) Lync
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.27%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (2.27%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 41 (93.18%) SS7
2 34 (77.27%) 3G
3 25 (56.82%) 2G
4 22 (50.00%) 4G
5 20 (45.45%) MGW
6 15 (34.09%) Diameter Protocol
7 13 (29.55%) GSM
8 9 (20.45%) Wireless
8 9 (20.45%) RTP
9 8 (18.18%) LTE
10 7 (15.91%) SGSN
10 7 (15.91%) ISUP
10 7 (15.91%) ATM
10 7 (15.91%) VoIP
10 7 (15.91%) SMS
11 6 (13.64%) TCP/IP
11 6 (13.64%) VPN
11 6 (13.64%) SCCP
11 6 (13.64%) Firewall
11 6 (13.64%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.27%) Oracle Database
General
1 28 (63.64%) Telecoms
2 10 (22.73%) Billing
3 4 (9.09%) Back Office
4 3 (6.82%) Multimedia
5 1 (2.27%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 11 (25.00%) Test Engineer
2 9 (20.45%) Tester
3 6 (13.64%) Wireless Engineer
3 6 (13.64%) Voice Engineer
3 6 (13.64%) Databuild Engineer
4 5 (11.36%) Design Engineer
5 4 (9.09%) Network Engineer
5 4 (9.09%) Technical Tester
6 3 (6.82%) Network Design Engineer
6 3 (6.82%) Core Network Engineer
6 3 (6.82%) Mobile Tester
7 2 (4.55%) Consultant
7 2 (4.55%) Telecoms Engineer
8 1 (2.27%) Network Security Consultant
8 1 (2.27%) Build Engineer
8 1 (2.27%) Security Consultant
8 1 (2.27%) Technical Consultant
8 1 (2.27%) Network Consultant
8 1 (2.27%) Manual Tester
8 1 (2.27%) Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.27%) Web Services
1 1 (2.27%) XML
1 1 (2.27%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.64%) Statistics
2 3 (6.82%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.55%) IPTV
3 2 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 10 (22.73%) UNIX
2 1 (2.27%) Linux
2 1 (2.27%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (31.82%) Network Architecture
2 8 (18.18%) CRM
3 7 (15.91%) Requirements Analysis
4 6 (13.64%) Migration
4 6 (13.64%) ITIL
5 5 (11.36%) Risk Management
6 4 (9.09%) Validation
6 4 (9.09%) Test Planning
7 3 (6.82%) Data Management
7 3 (6.82%) Benchmarking
7 3 (6.82%) Service Management
8 2 (4.55%) Network Design
8 2 (4.55%) Network Planning
8 2 (4.55%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (4.55%) Integration Testing
8 2 (4.55%) Test Scripting
9 1 (2.27%) Test Strategy
9 1 (2.27%) Performance Testing
9 1 (2.27%) Business Analysis
9 1 (2.27%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.27%) SQL
1 1 (2.27%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (13.64%) HNC
1 6 (13.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 4 (9.09%) Degree
3 1 (2.27%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.27%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (2.27%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 12 (27.27%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (15.91%) HP
1 7 (15.91%) Nokia
1 7 (15.91%) Cisco
2 6 (13.64%) Remedy
3 3 (6.82%) Agilent
3 3 (6.82%) Verint
3 3 (6.82%) Tekelec
4 2 (4.55%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 2 (4.55%) Oracle
4 2 (4.55%) Siemens
5 1 (2.27%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (2.27%) Google
5 1 (2.27%) Microsoft