The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Softswitch
Rank 560 545 513
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -32
Contract jobs citing Softswitch 4 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.008% 0.002% 0.002%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.057% 0.016% 0.016%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate
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£441 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate - £375 -
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
7037 6061 6348
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.77% 13.25% 15.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 3842 3141 3133
Average daily rate £375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £215 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £508 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 405 359 566
Average hourly rate £24.00 £20.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -13.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.53 £23.42
% change year-on-year
+33.95% -12.32%

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 27 February 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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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
London - 2 £441 -
North West - 1 - -
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Softswitch
Top 24 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 3 (60.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (40.00%) Migration
2 2 (40.00%) MGW
2 2 (40.00%) VoIP
2 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (40.00%) B2B
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle
3 1 (20.00%) UNIX
3 1 (20.00%) Linux
3 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco
3 1 (20.00%) Sun
3 1 (20.00%) HP
3 1 (20.00%) Nortel
3 1 (20.00%) Ericsson
3 1 (20.00%) MPLS
3 1 (20.00%) Telnet
3 1 (20.00%) xDSL
3 1 (20.00%) Unified Communications
3 1 (20.00%) Sonus
3 1 (20.00%) SSH
3 1 (20.00%) Network Design
3 1 (20.00%) Danish Language
3 1 (20.00%) Swedish Language

Softswitch
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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.

Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) VoIP
1 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (40.00%) MGW
2 1 (20.00%) xDSL
2 1 (20.00%) Unified Communications
2 1 (20.00%) MPLS
2 1 (20.00%) Telnet
2 1 (20.00%) SSH
General
1 3 (60.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (20.00%) Danish Language
2 1 (20.00%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Manager
2 1 (20.00%) VoIP Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Technical Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Voice Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Voice Support Engineer
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) UNIX
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) B2B
1 2 (40.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Network Design
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco
1 1 (20.00%) Sun
1 1 (20.00%) HP
1 1 (20.00%) Nortel
1 1 (20.00%) Ericsson
1 1 (20.00%) Sonus
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