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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SIGTRAN
Rank 551 541 512
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -29
Contract jobs citing SIGTRAN 28 12 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.057% 0.025% 0.028%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.38% 0.19% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 9 3
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£150 £213 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.41% -52.77%
UK excluding London average daily rate £150 £213 £450
% change year-on-year
-29.41% -52.77%
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
7340 6294 6237
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.92% 13.12% 14.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 4153 3478 3165
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 405 360 527
Average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

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 22 May 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 -6 18 £150 -28.99% 1
Yorkshire - 5 - -
South West +11 2 - -
London -7 2 £250 -
East of England - 1 - -
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SIGTRAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 44 (97.78%) SS7
2 34 (75.56%) 3G
2 34 (75.56%) Telecoms
3 25 (55.56%) 2G
4 24 (53.33%) 4G
5 20 (44.44%) GSM
6 18 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
7 14 (31.11%) MGW
8 13 (28.89%) Diameter Protocol
8 13 (28.89%) TCP/IP
8 13 (28.89%) HP
9 12 (26.67%) UNIX
9 12 (26.67%) Network Architecture
10 11 (24.44%) Billing
11 9 (20.00%) CRM
11 9 (20.00%) Wireless
12 8 (17.78%) RTP
12 8 (17.78%) LTE
12 8 (17.78%) MVNO
13 7 (15.56%) Nokia
14 6 (13.33%) ITIL
14 6 (13.33%) Migration
14 6 (13.33%) ISUP
15 5 (11.11%) Statistics
15 5 (11.11%) Data Management
15 5 (11.11%) Risk Management
15 5 (11.11%) Wireshark
15 5 (11.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 5 (11.11%) SCCP
15 5 (11.11%) Remedy

SIGTRAN
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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%) Lync
1 1 (2.22%) CMS
1 1 (2.22%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
1 1 (2.22%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.22%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (2.22%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 44 (97.78%) SS7
2 34 (75.56%) 3G
3 25 (55.56%) 2G
4 24 (53.33%) 4G
5 20 (44.44%) GSM
6 14 (31.11%) MGW
7 13 (28.89%) Diameter Protocol
7 13 (28.89%) TCP/IP
8 9 (20.00%) Wireless
9 8 (17.78%) RTP
9 8 (17.78%) LTE
9 8 (17.78%) MVNO
10 6 (13.33%) ISUP
11 5 (11.11%) Wireshark
11 5 (11.11%) SCCP
11 5 (11.11%) SMPP
11 5 (11.11%) SMS
12 4 (8.89%) SGSN
13 3 (6.67%) Cisco ICM
13 3 (6.67%) Megaco
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database
General
1 34 (75.56%) Telecoms
2 11 (24.44%) Billing
3 3 (6.67%) Multimedia
4 1 (2.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (24.44%) Test Engineer
2 9 (20.00%) Tester
3 6 (13.33%) Databuild Engineer
3 6 (13.33%) Wireless Engineer
4 5 (11.11%) Voice Engineer
5 4 (8.89%) Network Engineer
5 4 (8.89%) Design Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) Network Design Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) Core Network Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) Mobile Tester
7 2 (4.44%) Telecoms Engineer
8 1 (2.22%) Cisco Engineer
8 1 (2.22%) Network Security Consultant
8 1 (2.22%) Service Design Engineer
8 1 (2.22%) Build Engineer
8 1 (2.22%) Test Manager
8 1 (2.22%) Network Consultant
8 1 (2.22%) Consultant
8 1 (2.22%) Support Engineer
8 1 (2.22%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.22%) XMPP
1 1 (2.22%) SOAP
1 1 (2.22%) Web Services
1 1 (2.22%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.11%) Statistics
2 3 (6.67%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.44%) IPTV
4 1 (2.22%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 12 (26.67%) UNIX
2 1 (2.22%) SUSE
2 1 (2.22%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (26.67%) Network Architecture
2 9 (20.00%) CRM
3 6 (13.33%) ITIL
3 6 (13.33%) Migration
4 5 (11.11%) Data Management
4 5 (11.11%) Risk Management
4 5 (11.11%) Service Management
5 3 (6.67%) Requirements Analysis
5 3 (6.67%) Benchmarking
6 2 (4.44%) Network Planning
6 2 (4.44%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (4.44%) Integration Testing
6 2 (4.44%) Test Scripting
7 1 (2.22%) Network Design
7 1 (2.22%) Business Analysis
7 1 (2.22%) Coaching
7 1 (2.22%) Problem Management
7 1 (2.22%) Risk Analysis
7 1 (2.22%) Test Strategy
7 1 (2.22%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.22%) SQL
1 1 (2.22%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (11.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 5 (11.11%) HNC
2 4 (8.89%) Degree
3 1 (2.22%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.22%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.22%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.22%) PMP
3 1 (2.22%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (2.22%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.22%) NDS
Systems Management
1 18 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (28.89%) HP
2 7 (15.56%) Nokia
3 5 (11.11%) Remedy
4 3 (6.67%) Agilent
4 3 (6.67%) Verint
4 3 (6.67%) Tekelec
4 3 (6.67%) Cisco
5 2 (4.44%) Siemens
5 2 (4.44%) Oracle
6 1 (2.22%) Google
6 1 (2.22%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 1 (2.22%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (2.22%) Ericsson
6 1 (2.22%) Microsoft