The first table below looks at the demand for SIGTRAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SIGTRAN over the 3 months to 22 July 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 Reading 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SIGTRAN
Rank 70 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing SIGTRAN 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.11% - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.41% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £450 £375
% change year-on-year
-41.66% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Communications & Networking Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
243 240 451
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 27.58% 24.64% 37.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 86 98
Average daily rate £350 £288 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.73% +0.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £133 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 16
Average hourly rate £17.50 £23.50 £16.04
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.53% +46.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.10 £17.20 £14.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.40 £37.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -
SIGTRAN
Berkshire

SIGTRAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

SIGTRAN Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

SIGTRAN
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

SIGTRAN Daily Rate Trend in Reading

SIGTRAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 8 (100.00%) SS7
1 8 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 7 (87.50%) MGW
3 6 (75.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 5 (62.50%) GGSN
4 5 (62.50%) SGSN
4 5 (62.50%) DNS
4 5 (62.50%) Juniper
5 4 (50.00%) Huawei
6 3 (37.50%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (37.50%) Cisco
6 3 (37.50%) SDH
6 3 (37.50%) Legal
6 3 (37.50%) Firewall
6 3 (37.50%) CheckPoint
6 3 (37.50%) MPLS
6 3 (37.50%) Configuration Management
7 2 (25.00%) RTP
7 2 (25.00%) ISUP
7 2 (25.00%) Change Management
7 2 (25.00%) Regression Testing
7 2 (25.00%) UNIX
7 2 (25.00%) ATM
7 2 (25.00%) Velocent
7 2 (25.00%) Fault Management
8 1 (12.50%) LTE
8 1 (12.50%) Degree
8 1 (12.50%) 4G
8 1 (12.50%) CDMA
8 1 (12.50%) GPRS

SIGTRAN
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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.

Communications & Networking
1 8 (100.00%) SS7
2 7 (87.50%) MGW
3 5 (62.50%) GGSN
3 5 (62.50%) SGSN
3 5 (62.50%) DNS
4 3 (37.50%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (37.50%) SDH
4 3 (37.50%) Firewall
4 3 (37.50%) MPLS
5 2 (25.00%) RTP
5 2 (25.00%) ISUP
5 2 (25.00%) ATM
6 1 (12.50%) LTE
6 1 (12.50%) 4G
6 1 (12.50%) CDMA
6 1 (12.50%) GPRS
6 1 (12.50%) GSM
6 1 (12.50%) ISDN
6 1 (12.50%) PSTN
6 1 (12.50%) 3GPP
General
1 8 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (37.50%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) NOC Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Voice Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Databuild Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Design Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Consultant
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) UNIX
2 1 (12.50%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) Windows 2000
2 1 (12.50%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Configuration Management
2 2 (25.00%) Change Management
2 2 (25.00%) Regression Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Fault Management
3 1 (12.50%) Workflow
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 5 (62.50%) Juniper
3 4 (50.00%) Huawei
4 3 (37.50%) Cisco
4 3 (37.50%) CheckPoint
5 2 (25.00%) Velocent
6 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
6 1 (12.50%) Nokia
6 1 (12.50%) Siemens
6 1 (12.50%) Sybase