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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SIGTRAN
Rank 569 538 525
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -13
Contract jobs citing SIGTRAN 10 13 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.020% 0.028% 0.020%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.14% 0.20% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 4
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£240 £278 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.51% +4.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate £240 £278 £265
% change year-on-year
-13.51% +4.71%
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
7196 6379 7031
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.52% 13.62% 15.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 4176 3537 3525
Average daily rate £365 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £220 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 388 390 619
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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
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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 -34 5 £130 -
London +14 1 - -
North West - - - -
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SIGTRAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 16 (72.73%) 3G
2 13 (59.09%) Telecoms
3 11 (50.00%) SS7
3 11 (50.00%) Nokia
4 9 (40.91%) GSM
4 9 (40.91%) INAP
4 9 (40.91%) LTE
4 9 (40.91%) MGW
5 8 (36.36%) Radio Access Network
6 6 (27.27%) GGSN
6 6 (27.27%) Network Architecture
6 6 (27.27%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 6 (27.27%) VoLTE
6 6 (27.27%) C
7 5 (22.73%) UNIX
7 5 (22.73%) ISUP
7 5 (22.73%) 4G
7 5 (22.73%) SGSN
7 5 (22.73%) Capacity Management
7 5 (22.73%) Migration
8 4 (18.18%) 2G
8 4 (18.18%) VoIP
9 3 (13.64%) 3GPP
9 3 (13.64%) UMTS
9 3 (13.64%) HP
9 3 (13.64%) TCP/IP
9 3 (13.64%) DNS
9 3 (13.64%) Ericsson
9 3 (13.64%) Configuration Management
9 3 (13.64%) HP Quality Center

SIGTRAN
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 1 (4.55%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (72.73%) 3G
2 11 (50.00%) SS7
3 9 (40.91%) INAP
3 9 (40.91%) GSM
3 9 (40.91%) LTE
3 9 (40.91%) MGW
4 8 (36.36%) Radio Access Network
5 6 (27.27%) VoLTE
5 6 (27.27%) GGSN
6 5 (22.73%) SGSN
6 5 (22.73%) ISUP
6 5 (22.73%) 4G
7 4 (18.18%) 2G
7 4 (18.18%) VoIP
8 3 (13.64%) 3GPP
8 3 (13.64%) UMTS
8 3 (13.64%) DNS
8 3 (13.64%) TCP/IP
9 2 (9.09%) Firewall
9 2 (9.09%) MPLS
General
1 13 (59.09%) Telecoms
2 2 (9.09%) Billing
2 2 (9.09%) Marketing
3 1 (4.55%) Finance
3 1 (4.55%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (18.18%) Voice Engineer
2 2 (9.09%) Databuild Engineer
2 2 (9.09%) Test Manager
2 2 (9.09%) Design Engineer
2 2 (9.09%) Test Engineer
3 1 (4.55%) Technical Manager
3 1 (4.55%) Telecoms Engineer
3 1 (4.55%) Telecoms Project Manager
3 1 (4.55%) Consultant
3 1 (4.55%) Technical Project Manager
3 1 (4.55%) Support Engineer
3 1 (4.55%) Technical Consultant
3 1 (4.55%) Build Engineer
3 1 (4.55%) Data Build Engineer
3 1 (4.55%) Telecoms Consultant
3 1 (4.55%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
1 1 (4.55%) Handset
1 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
1 1 (4.55%) Mobile App
1 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (22.73%) UNIX
2 1 (4.55%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (27.27%) Network Architecture
2 5 (22.73%) Capacity Management
2 5 (22.73%) Migration
3 3 (13.64%) Configuration Management
4 2 (9.09%) PRINCE2
4 2 (9.09%) Service Management
4 2 (9.09%) Risk Management
4 2 (9.09%) Workflow
4 2 (9.09%) Data Management
4 2 (9.09%) Test Scripting
4 2 (9.09%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (4.55%) Problem Management
5 1 (4.55%) Risk Analysis
5 1 (4.55%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (4.55%) Time Management
5 1 (4.55%) Logistics
5 1 (4.55%) Validation
5 1 (4.55%) Mobile Commerce
5 1 (4.55%) Project Management
5 1 (4.55%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 6 (27.27%) C
2 1 (4.55%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) Degree
2 2 (9.09%) ISTQB
2 2 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (4.55%) PMP
3 1 (4.55%) PMI Certification
3 1 (4.55%) CCIE
3 1 (4.55%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) NDS
Systems Management
1 3 (13.64%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (50.00%) Nokia
2 6 (27.27%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 3 (13.64%) Ericsson
3 3 (13.64%) HP
4 2 (9.09%) Oracle
4 2 (9.09%) Cisco
4 2 (9.09%) SGI
4 2 (9.09%) Siemens
5 1 (4.55%) CheckPoint
5 1 (4.55%) Juniper