The table below looks at the statistics for TCAP skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TCAP over the 3 months to 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Transaction Capabilities Applications Part (TCAP)
Rank 407 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing TCAP 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.005% - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.038% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
TCAP
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Communications & Networking Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
2641 2807 2726
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.66% 13.39% 12.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1715 1822 1723
Average daily rate £423 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £561 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 83 76
Average hourly rate £23.31 £20.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.55% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.57 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £30.00 £33.18
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% +26.19%

TCAP
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing TCAP across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

TCAP Jobs Demand Trend in London

TCAP
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

TCAP Daily Rate Trend in London

TCAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing TCAP 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 TCAP.

1 3 (100.00%) SS7
1 3 (100.00%) Huawei
1 3 (100.00%) Network Architecture
2 2 (66.67%) Shell Script
2 2 (66.67%) 3G
2 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 2 (66.67%) SIGTRAN
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle Database
2 2 (66.67%) Diameter Protocol
2 2 (66.67%) Intelligent Network
2 2 (66.67%) Value-Added Service
2 2 (66.67%) Integration Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
2 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 2 (66.67%) 2G
2 2 (66.67%) SUSE
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle
2 2 (66.67%) Web Services
2 2 (66.67%) XML
2 2 (66.67%) Unix
2 2 (66.67%) Linux
3 1 (33.33%) GPRS
3 1 (33.33%) GSM
3 1 (33.33%) SMS
3 1 (33.33%) UMTS
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco IPCC
3 1 (33.33%) Billing
3 1 (33.33%) ISUP
3 1 (33.33%) SCCP
3 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery

TCAP
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing TCAP 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 TCAP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) SS7
2 2 (66.67%) 2G
2 2 (66.67%) 3G
2 2 (66.67%) Diameter Protocol
2 2 (66.67%) Intelligent Network
2 2 (66.67%) SIGTRAN
2 2 (66.67%) Value-Added Service
3 1 (33.33%) GGSN
3 1 (33.33%) GPRS
3 1 (33.33%) GSM
3 1 (33.33%) ISUP
3 1 (33.33%) MVNO
3 1 (33.33%) SCCP
3 1 (33.33%) SGSN
3 1 (33.33%) SMS
3 1 (33.33%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle Database
General
1 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (33.33%) Back Office
2 1 (33.33%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) BSS Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Product Tester
1 1 (33.33%) Test Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) Web Services
1 2 (66.67%) XML
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Linux
1 2 (66.67%) SUSE
1 2 (66.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Network Architecture
2 2 (66.67%) Integration Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Convergent Charging
3 1 (33.33%) Presales
3 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Huawei
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle
3 1 (33.33%) Nokia Solutions and Networks