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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SIGTRAN
Rank 573 548 541
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -7
Contract jobs citing SIGTRAN 7 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.013% 0.021% 0.011%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.093% 0.15% 0.068%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 4
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£375 £308 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.95% +16.03%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £308 £265
% change year-on-year
+21.95% +16.03%
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
7500 6477 7335
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.38% 13.62% 15.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 4378 3622 3602
Average daily rate £363 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.88% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 404 448 569
Average hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £20.29
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -1.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.25 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.88 £21.88 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+4.57% +4.16%

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 21 November 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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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 -21 2 - -
London 0 1 - - 1
North West - - - -
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SIGTRAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 14 (58.33%) 3G
3 13 (54.17%) LTE
4 12 (50.00%) INAP
5 10 (41.67%) Nokia
5 10 (41.67%) MGW
6 9 (37.50%) Radio Access Network
7 8 (33.33%) Network Architecture
7 8 (33.33%) VoLTE
7 8 (33.33%) SS7
8 7 (29.17%) GSM
9 6 (25.00%) VoIP
9 6 (25.00%) C
9 6 (25.00%) MPLS
9 6 (25.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 6 (25.00%) GGSN
10 5 (20.83%) SGSN
10 5 (20.83%) Migration
10 5 (20.83%) Capacity Management
10 5 (20.83%) Test Strategy
10 5 (20.83%) ISUP
10 5 (20.83%) DNS
11 4 (16.67%) Cisco
11 4 (16.67%) 3GPP
11 4 (16.67%) UMTS
11 4 (16.67%) HP
11 4 (16.67%) Firewall
11 4 (16.67%) 4G
11 4 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
11 4 (16.67%) Marketing

SIGTRAN
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

Business Applications
1 2 (8.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 14 (58.33%) 3G
2 13 (54.17%) LTE
3 12 (50.00%) INAP
4 10 (41.67%) MGW
5 9 (37.50%) Radio Access Network
6 8 (33.33%) VoLTE
6 8 (33.33%) SS7
7 7 (29.17%) GSM
8 6 (25.00%) VoIP
8 6 (25.00%) MPLS
8 6 (25.00%) GGSN
9 5 (20.83%) SGSN
9 5 (20.83%) ISUP
9 5 (20.83%) DNS
10 4 (16.67%) 3GPP
10 4 (16.67%) UMTS
10 4 (16.67%) Firewall
10 4 (16.67%) 4G
11 3 (12.50%) HTTP
11 3 (12.50%) SCCP
General
1 16 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 4 (16.67%) Marketing
3 3 (12.50%) Finance
3 3 (12.50%) Billing
4 2 (8.33%) Electronics
4 2 (8.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (16.67%) Voice Engineer
2 3 (12.50%) Analyst
2 3 (12.50%) Test Analyst
3 2 (8.33%) Network Analyst
3 2 (8.33%) Design Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Test Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Test Manager
3 2 (8.33%) Databuild Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Build Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Data Build Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Telecoms Consultant
4 1 (4.17%) Test Leader
4 1 (4.17%) Technical Manager
4 1 (4.17%) Telecoms Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Integration Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Telecoms Project Manager
4 1 (4.17%) Consultant
4 1 (4.17%) Technical Project Manager
4 1 (4.17%) Support Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) DTV
1 2 (8.33%) Management Information System
1 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.17%) Handset
2 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.50%) UNIX
2 1 (4.17%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (33.33%) Network Architecture
2 5 (20.83%) Test Strategy
2 5 (20.83%) Capacity Management
2 5 (20.83%) Migration
3 3 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (12.50%) Test Scripting
4 2 (8.33%) Time Management
4 2 (8.33%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (8.33%) Digital Marketing
4 2 (8.33%) Programme Management
4 2 (8.33%) Configuration Management
4 2 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (8.33%) Workflow
4 2 (8.33%) Validation
5 1 (4.17%) Mobile Commerce
5 1 (4.17%) Project Management
5 1 (4.17%) Service Management
5 1 (4.17%) Integration Acceptance Testing
5 1 (4.17%) Risk Management
5 1 (4.17%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 6 (25.00%) C
2 1 (4.17%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (12.50%) Degree
2 2 (8.33%) ISTQB
2 2 (8.33%) CCNA
3 1 (4.17%) ISEB
3 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (4.17%) CCIE
3 1 (4.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 4 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (4.17%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 10 (41.67%) Nokia
2 6 (25.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 4 (16.67%) Cisco
3 4 (16.67%) HP
4 2 (8.33%) Juniper
4 2 (8.33%) Siemens
4 2 (8.33%) CheckPoint
4 2 (8.33%) SGI
4 2 (8.33%) Ericsson
4 2 (8.33%) Oracle
4 2 (8.33%) SAP
5 1 (4.17%) Agilent
5 1 (4.17%) Alcatel-Lucent