The first table below looks at the demand for Softswitch 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 Softswitch over the 3 months to 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the England region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Softswitch
Rank 552 546 564
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +18
Contract jobs citing Softswitch 1 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.002% 0.006% 0.011%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.014% 0.047% 0.072%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Average daily rate
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£375 £413 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +47.32%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 - £280
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
6901 6383 8288
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.98% 13.70% 15.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 3751 3411 3764
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £322 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.81% -0.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 378 422 653
Average hourly rate £20.00 £24.00 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +2.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.50 £12.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -
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Softswitch
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Softswitch across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Softswitch within the England region over the 3 months to 1 August 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 -6 1 £375 -
South West - - - -
London - - - - 1
North West - - - -
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Softswitch
Top 24 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Softswitch 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 Softswitch.

1 4 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (50.00%) PSTN
2 2 (50.00%) Q.931
3 1 (25.00%) Change Management
3 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL
3 1 (25.00%) ISDN
3 1 (25.00%) VoIP
3 1 (25.00%) SLA
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco
3 1 (25.00%) Nortel
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (25.00%) DPNSS
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (25.00%) Supplier Management
3 1 (25.00%) DMS-100
3 1 (25.00%) Degree
3 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) Lync
3 1 (25.00%) Unified Communications
3 1 (25.00%) PABX
3 1 (25.00%) Sonus

Softswitch
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Softswitch 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 Softswitch. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (25.00%) Lync
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) PSTN
1 2 (50.00%) Q.931
2 1 (25.00%) ISDN
2 1 (25.00%) VoIP
2 1 (25.00%) DPNSS
2 1 (25.00%) DMS-100
2 1 (25.00%) Unified Communications
2 1 (25.00%) PABX
General
1 4 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Project Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Network Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Design Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Telecoms Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Voice Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) IP Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Voice Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Change Management
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL
1 1 (25.00%) Project Management
1 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (25.00%) Supplier Management
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
1 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco
1 1 (25.00%) Nortel
1 1 (25.00%) Sonus