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 3 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SIGTRAN
Rank 565 544 545
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +1
Contract jobs citing SIGTRAN 21 11 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.041% 0.023% 0.022%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.29% 0.17% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 3
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£320 £263 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.90% -41.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £300 £450
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -33.33%
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
7344 6553 6343
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.49% 13.68% 14.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 4202 3597 3312
Average daily rate £360 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £208 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £326 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 433 362 498
Average hourly rate £22.00 £19.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.40 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.10 £40.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+31.94% -28.00%

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 3 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 -8 12 - -
Yorkshire - 6 - -
London -13 1 £250 +19.04% 1
East of England - 1 - -
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SIGTRAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 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 43 (95.56%) SS7
2 35 (77.78%) 3G
3 32 (71.11%) Telecoms
4 27 (60.00%) 2G
5 24 (53.33%) 4G
6 17 (37.78%) MGW
6 17 (37.78%) GSM
7 16 (35.56%) HP Quality Center
8 14 (31.11%) Network Architecture
8 14 (31.11%) Diameter Protocol
9 11 (24.44%) Billing
9 11 (24.44%) HP
10 10 (22.22%) UNIX
10 10 (22.22%) TCP/IP
11 9 (20.00%) CRM
11 9 (20.00%) RTP
11 9 (20.00%) Wireless
12 7 (15.56%) SMS
12 7 (15.56%) MVNO
12 7 (15.56%) LTE
13 6 (13.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 6 (13.33%) Statistics
13 6 (13.33%) Wireshark
13 6 (13.33%) Remedy
13 6 (13.33%) Nokia
13 6 (13.33%) ITIL
13 6 (13.33%) HNC
13 6 (13.33%) Migration
13 6 (13.33%) ISUP
13 6 (13.33%) SCCP

SIGTRAN
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 (2.22%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.22%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
1 1 (2.22%) Lync
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.22%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (2.22%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 43 (95.56%) SS7
2 35 (77.78%) 3G
3 27 (60.00%) 2G
4 24 (53.33%) 4G
5 17 (37.78%) MGW
5 17 (37.78%) GSM
6 14 (31.11%) Diameter Protocol
7 10 (22.22%) TCP/IP
8 9 (20.00%) Wireless
8 9 (20.00%) RTP
9 7 (15.56%) SMS
9 7 (15.56%) MVNO
9 7 (15.56%) LTE
10 6 (13.33%) Wireshark
10 6 (13.33%) ISUP
10 6 (13.33%) SCCP
11 5 (11.11%) SMPP
11 5 (11.11%) ATM
11 5 (11.11%) VoIP
11 5 (11.11%) SGSN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database
General
1 32 (71.11%) Telecoms
2 11 (24.44%) Billing
3 3 (6.67%) Multimedia
4 2 (4.44%) Back Office
5 1 (2.22%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 11 (24.44%) Tester
1 11 (24.44%) Test Engineer
2 6 (13.33%) Wireless Engineer
2 6 (13.33%) Databuild Engineer
3 5 (11.11%) Voice Engineer
4 4 (8.89%) Design Engineer
4 4 (8.89%) Network Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) Core Network Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) Network Design Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) Mobile Tester
6 2 (4.44%) Consultant
6 2 (4.44%) Technical Tester
6 2 (4.44%) Telecoms Engineer
7 1 (2.22%) Network Security Consultant
7 1 (2.22%) Build Engineer
7 1 (2.22%) Security Consultant
7 1 (2.22%) Technical Consultant
7 1 (2.22%) Network Consultant
7 1 (2.22%) Manual Tester
7 1 (2.22%) Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.22%) Web Services
1 1 (2.22%) XML
1 1 (2.22%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.33%) Statistics
2 3 (6.67%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.44%) IPTV
3 2 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 10 (22.22%) UNIX
2 1 (2.22%) Linux
2 1 (2.22%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (31.11%) Network Architecture
2 9 (20.00%) CRM
3 6 (13.33%) Migration
3 6 (13.33%) ITIL
4 5 (11.11%) Risk Management
4 5 (11.11%) Requirements Analysis
5 3 (6.67%) Data Management
5 3 (6.67%) Benchmarking
5 3 (6.67%) Service Management
6 2 (4.44%) Validation
6 2 (4.44%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (4.44%) Network Planning
6 2 (4.44%) Integration Testing
6 2 (4.44%) Test Scripting
6 2 (4.44%) Test Planning
7 1 (2.22%) Target Operating Model
7 1 (2.22%) Test Strategy
7 1 (2.22%) Business Analysis
7 1 (2.22%) Performance Testing
7 1 (2.22%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.22%) SQL
1 1 (2.22%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (13.33%) HNC
1 6 (13.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 4 (8.89%) Degree
3 1 (2.22%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.22%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (2.22%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 16 (35.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (24.44%) HP
2 6 (13.33%) Nokia
2 6 (13.33%) Remedy
3 5 (11.11%) Cisco
4 3 (6.67%) Agilent
4 3 (6.67%) Verint
4 3 (6.67%) Tekelec
5 2 (4.44%) Oracle
5 2 (4.44%) Siemens
6 1 (2.22%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (2.22%) Microsoft
6 1 (2.22%) Google
6 1 (2.22%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
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