The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the England region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SIGTRAN
Rank 560 496 563
Rank change year-on-year
-64 +67
Contract jobs citing SIGTRAN 30 7 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.058% 0.016% 0.025%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.45% 0.11% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 0 5
Average daily rate £213 - £175
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 - £154
10% offered a daily rate of more than £318 - £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £213 £150 £425
% change year-on-year
+41.66% -64.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
6654 6543 8532
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.96% 15.18% 15.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 3569 3350 4094
Average daily rate £363 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.71% -6.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £190 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 388 529 578
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.46 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
SIGTRAN
UK

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
South East +9 29 £213 - 1
London - 1 - - 4
South West - - - - 4
East of England - - - - 8
SIGTRAN
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SIGTRAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 32 (69.57%) SS7
1 32 (69.57%) Telecoms
2 27 (58.70%) MGW
3 21 (45.65%) 3G
4 16 (34.78%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 13 (28.26%) LTE
5 13 (28.26%) Ericsson
6 12 (26.09%) GGSN
6 12 (26.09%) SGSN
7 11 (23.91%) Nokia
8 10 (21.74%) Huawei
9 9 (19.57%) 4G
9 9 (19.57%) ISUP
9 9 (19.57%) INAP
9 9 (19.57%) ATM
9 9 (19.57%) Cisco
10 8 (17.39%) DNS
10 8 (17.39%) UNIX
10 8 (17.39%) Juniper
11 7 (15.22%) CheckPoint
11 7 (15.22%) MPLS
11 7 (15.22%) Firewall
12 6 (13.04%) Siemens
12 6 (13.04%) GSM
12 6 (13.04%) SDH
12 6 (13.04%) Network Architecture
12 6 (13.04%) Cisco Nexus
13 5 (10.87%) VoLTE
13 5 (10.87%) Degree
13 5 (10.87%) Smart Meter

SIGTRAN
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 2 (4.35%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
2 1 (2.17%) Lync
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 32 (69.57%) SS7
2 27 (58.70%) MGW
3 21 (45.65%) 3G
4 13 (28.26%) LTE
5 12 (26.09%) GGSN
5 12 (26.09%) SGSN
6 9 (19.57%) 4G
6 9 (19.57%) ISUP
6 9 (19.57%) INAP
6 9 (19.57%) ATM
7 8 (17.39%) DNS
8 7 (15.22%) MPLS
8 7 (15.22%) Firewall
9 6 (13.04%) GSM
9 6 (13.04%) SDH
9 6 (13.04%) Cisco Nexus
10 5 (10.87%) VoLTE
10 5 (10.87%) VoIP
11 4 (8.70%) UMTS
11 4 (8.70%) GPRS
General
1 32 (69.57%) Telecoms
2 5 (10.87%) Legal
3 1 (2.17%) Billing
Job Titles
1 8 (17.39%) NOC Engineer
1 8 (17.39%) Test Leader
2 7 (15.22%) Databuild Engineer
3 6 (13.04%) Voice Engineer
3 6 (13.04%) Design Engineer
4 4 (8.70%) Test Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) Senior Test Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) Integration Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) Test and Integration Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) Senior Integration Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) Test Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) Analyst
6 2 (4.35%) Test Manager
6 2 (4.35%) Consultant
6 2 (4.35%) Support Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Support Specialist
6 2 (4.35%) Designer
6 2 (4.35%) Operations Support Specialist
7 1 (2.17%) Network Analyst
7 1 (2.17%) Senior Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.17%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.87%) Smart Meter
2 1 (2.17%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 8 (17.39%) UNIX
2 1 (2.17%) Windows
2 1 (2.17%) Windows 2000
2 1 (2.17%) Windows NT
2 1 (2.17%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (13.04%) Network Architecture
2 3 (6.52%) Fault Management
2 3 (6.52%) Change Management
2 3 (6.52%) Regression Testing
2 3 (6.52%) Configuration Management
3 2 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (4.35%) Risk Management
3 2 (4.35%) ITIL
3 2 (4.35%) Migration
4 1 (2.17%) Network Design
4 1 (2.17%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (2.17%) Test Scripting
4 1 (2.17%) Time Management
4 1 (2.17%) Test Strategy
4 1 (2.17%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (2.17%) CRM
4 1 (2.17%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.35%) C
1 2 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (10.87%) Degree
2 3 (6.52%) ISEB
3 2 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.17%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.17%) CCIE
4 1 (2.17%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.70%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.17%) Cisco UCCX
1 1 (2.17%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 16 (34.78%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 13 (28.26%) Ericsson
3 11 (23.91%) Nokia
4 10 (21.74%) Huawei
5 9 (19.57%) Cisco
6 8 (17.39%) Juniper
7 7 (15.22%) CheckPoint
8 6 (13.04%) Siemens
9 3 (6.52%) Velocent
10 2 (4.35%) Oracle
11 1 (2.17%) SolarWinds
11 1 (2.17%) Tandberg
11 1 (2.17%) Sybase
11 1 (2.17%) Microsoft