The table below looks at the statistics for Softswitch skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Softswitch over the 3 months to 26 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Softswitch
Rank 620 610 575
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -35
Contract jobs citing Softswitch 1 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.002% 0.004% 0.006%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.013% 0.027% 0.047%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
Median daily rate £425 £450 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +24.13%
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £363 £363
% change year-on-year
+17.24% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
Softswitch
UK

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
7705 7415 6403
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 15.62% 15.04% 13.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 4743 4198 3532
Median daily rate £400 £350 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £505 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 319 425 365
Median hourly rate £26.00 £25.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +31.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £44.62 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +40.54%

Softswitch
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing Softswitch as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Softswitch Jobs Demand Trend in England

Softswitch
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Softswitch across the England region.

Softswitch Daily Rate Trend in England

Softswitch
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Softswitch across the England region.

Softswitch Hourly Rate Trend in England

Softswitch
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Softswitch within the England region over the 3 months to 26 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East -8 1 £425 -5.55%
Softswitch
UK

Softswitch
Top 16 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Softswitch also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Softswitch.

1 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Project Planning
2 1 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) MGW
2 1 (33.33%) xDSL
2 1 (33.33%) PABX
2 1 (33.33%) GENBAND
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Intelligent Network
2 1 (33.33%) UML
2 1 (33.33%) Ericsson
2 1 (33.33%) MPLS
2 1 (33.33%) DPNSS
2 1 (33.33%) Q.931

Softswitch
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) DPNSS
1 1 (33.33%) Intelligent Network
1 1 (33.33%) MGW
1 1 (33.33%) MPLS
1 1 (33.33%) PABX
1 1 (33.33%) Q.931
1 1 (33.33%) xDSL
General
1 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Designer
1 1 (33.33%) Ericsson Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Integration Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) IP Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Migration Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Mobile Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Solutions Designer
1 1 (33.33%) Switch Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Voice Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Migration
1 1 (33.33%) Project Planning
1 1 (33.33%) Technical Analysis
1 1 (33.33%) UML
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Ericsson
1 1 (33.33%) GENBAND