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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SIGTRAN
Rank 559 546 535
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -11
Contract jobs citing SIGTRAN 21 30 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.041% 0.058% 0.014%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.28% 0.45% 0.089%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 16 0
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£158 £213 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.88% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £154 £213 £150
% change year-on-year
-27.64% +41.66%
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
7543 6674 6757
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.90% 12.99% 15.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 4197 3558 3462
Average daily rate £353 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.75% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
- +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 395 390 547
Average hourly rate £28.35 £20.00 £22.16
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.72% -9.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 17 April 2015.

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 17 April 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 -32 16 £150 -29.41%
London +5 1 £250 -
North West - - - -
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SIGTRAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 28 (93.33%) SS7
2 22 (73.33%) Telecoms
2 22 (73.33%) 3G
3 21 (70.00%) GSM
4 19 (63.33%) 2G
4 19 (63.33%) 4G
5 18 (60.00%) HP Quality Center
6 13 (43.33%) TCP/IP
6 13 (43.33%) HP
7 10 (33.33%) Billing
8 9 (30.00%) CRM
9 8 (26.67%) MVNO
10 6 (20.00%) Network Architecture
10 6 (20.00%) Wireless
10 6 (20.00%) SMPP
11 5 (16.67%) UNIX
11 5 (16.67%) Risk Management
11 5 (16.67%) Service Management
11 5 (16.67%) Data Management
11 5 (16.67%) Wireshark
12 3 (10.00%) Requirements Analysis
12 3 (10.00%) Multimedia
12 3 (10.00%) Cisco ICM
12 3 (10.00%) Verint
12 3 (10.00%) Management Information System
12 3 (10.00%) VoIP
12 3 (10.00%) Cisco
12 3 (10.00%) IPv4
12 3 (10.00%) IPv6
12 3 (10.00%) Megaco

SIGTRAN
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (3.33%) SharePoint
1 1 (3.33%) CMS
1 1 (3.33%) Lync
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (3.33%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 28 (93.33%) SS7
2 22 (73.33%) 3G
3 21 (70.00%) GSM
4 19 (63.33%) 2G
4 19 (63.33%) 4G
5 13 (43.33%) TCP/IP
6 8 (26.67%) MVNO
7 6 (20.00%) Wireless
7 6 (20.00%) SMPP
8 5 (16.67%) Wireshark
9 3 (10.00%) Cisco ICM
9 3 (10.00%) Megaco
9 3 (10.00%) MGCP
9 3 (10.00%) RTP
9 3 (10.00%) IPv4
9 3 (10.00%) IPv6
9 3 (10.00%) VoIP
10 2 (6.67%) HTTP
10 2 (6.67%) GPRS
10 2 (6.67%) LTE
General
1 22 (73.33%) Telecoms
2 10 (33.33%) Billing
3 3 (10.00%) Multimedia
4 1 (3.33%) Finance
4 1 (3.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (33.33%) Test Engineer
2 8 (26.67%) Tester
3 6 (20.00%) Wireless Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Mobile Tester
5 2 (6.67%) Design Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Telecoms Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Network Design Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Network Security Consultant
6 1 (3.33%) Telecoms Project Manager
6 1 (3.33%) Manual Tester
6 1 (3.33%) Cisco Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Technical Manager
6 1 (3.33%) Test Manager
6 1 (3.33%) Network Consultant
6 1 (3.33%) Consultant
6 1 (3.33%) Network Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Technical Project Manager
6 1 (3.33%) Support Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Security Consultant
6 1 (3.33%) Service Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) SOAP
1 1 (3.33%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.67%) IPTV
3 1 (3.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (30.00%) CRM
2 6 (20.00%) Network Architecture
3 5 (16.67%) Risk Management
3 5 (16.67%) Service Management
3 5 (16.67%) Data Management
4 3 (10.00%) Requirements Analysis
4 3 (10.00%) Benchmarking
5 2 (6.67%) PRINCE2
5 2 (6.67%) Migration
5 2 (6.67%) Test Scripting
6 1 (3.33%) Test Strategy
6 1 (3.33%) Line Management
6 1 (3.33%) Coaching
6 1 (3.33%) ITIL
6 1 (3.33%) GAP Analysis
6 1 (3.33%) Configuration Management
6 1 (3.33%) Project Management
6 1 (3.33%) Problem Management
6 1 (3.33%) Risk Analysis
6 1 (3.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 1 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (3.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (3.33%) PMP
1 1 (3.33%) PMI Certification
1 1 (3.33%) ISTQB
1 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (3.33%) NDS
1 1 (3.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 18 (60.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (43.33%) HP
2 3 (10.00%) Cisco
2 3 (10.00%) Verint
3 1 (3.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.33%) Ericsson
3 1 (3.33%) Nokia
3 1 (3.33%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (3.33%) Google