The first table below looks at the demand for QSIG skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QSIG over the 3 months to 18 April 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 South East 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
QSIG
Rank 249 - 247
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing QSIG 1 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.010% - 0.009%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.058% - 0.046%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate - - £375
UK excluding London average daily rate - - £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1714 1622 2194
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 17.70% 19.38% 20.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 762 663 712
Average daily rate £330 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £186 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £464 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 156 177
Average hourly rate £21.61 £22.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.95% -30.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £37.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
QSIG
England

QSIG
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

QSIG Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

QSIG
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

QSIG Daily Rate Trend in the South East

QSIG
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

QSIG Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

QSIG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing QSIG 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 QSIG.

1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) CCIE
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (100.00%) H.323
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
1 3 (100.00%) CCVP
1 3 (100.00%) Verint
2 2 (66.67%) Unified Communications
2 2 (66.67%) Test Strategy
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (66.67%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) Use Case
2 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 2 (66.67%) HP
2 2 (66.67%) Q.931
2 2 (66.67%) XMPP
2 2 (66.67%) Marketing
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco IPT
2 2 (66.67%) Benchmarking
2 2 (66.67%) MGCP
2 2 (66.67%) LAN
2 2 (66.67%) PBX
2 2 (66.67%) WAN
3 1 (33.33%) SNMP
3 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (33.33%) DNS
3 1 (33.33%) B2B
3 1 (33.33%) Web Services
3 1 (33.33%) Windows

QSIG
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing QSIG 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 QSIG. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) Lotus Domino
1 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 1 (33.33%) Office Communications Server
1 1 (33.33%) Lync
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) H.323
2 2 (66.67%) Unified Communications
2 2 (66.67%) Q.931
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco IPT
2 2 (66.67%) MGCP
2 2 (66.67%) LAN
2 2 (66.67%) PBX
2 2 (66.67%) WAN
3 1 (33.33%) SNMP
3 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (33.33%) DNS
3 1 (33.33%) VoIP
3 1 (33.33%) IPv4
3 1 (33.33%) IPv6
3 1 (33.33%) DPNSS
3 1 (33.33%) CTI
3 1 (33.33%) Wireshark
General
1 2 (66.67%) Marketing
2 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco Expert
2 1 (33.33%) Voice Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) XMPP
2 1 (33.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Test Strategy
1 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
1 2 (66.67%) Use Case
1 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
1 2 (66.67%) Benchmarking
2 1 (33.33%) B2B
2 1 (33.33%) SOA
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (33.33%) Network Architecture
2 1 (33.33%) Network Management
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) CCIE
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (100.00%) CCVP
2 1 (33.33%) CCNP
2 1 (33.33%) CCNA
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Xen
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco CUCM
1 2 (66.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
1 3 (100.00%) Verint
2 2 (66.67%) HP
3 1 (33.33%) IBM
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) Avaya