The table below looks at the statistics for SIGTRAN 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 SIGTRAN over the 3 months to 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SIGTRAN
Rank 252 239 230
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -9
Contract jobs citing SIGTRAN 9 12 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.094% 0.13% 0.059%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.51% 0.69% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 0
Average daily rate
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- £338 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £263 -
% change year-on-year
+48.57% -
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 South East region.

Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1748 1734 1564
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.34% 18.85% 18.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 917 773 689
Average daily rate £360 £338 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -0.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £203 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £470 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 95 127
Average hourly rate £25.50 £17.50 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.71% -31.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.91 £12.95 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% -21.56%

SIGTRAN
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

SIGTRAN Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

SIGTRAN
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

SIGTRAN Daily Rate Trend in the South East

SIGTRAN
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

SIGTRAN Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

SIGTRAN
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SIGTRAN within the South East region over the 3 months to 31 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Berkshire +1 8 - -
Home Counties - 1 - -
SIGTRAN
England

SIGTRAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 29 (96.67%) SS7
2 24 (80.00%) 3G
3 21 (70.00%) Telecoms
4 15 (50.00%) 2G
4 15 (50.00%) 4G
5 13 (43.33%) MGW
6 12 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
6 12 (40.00%) GSM
7 11 (36.67%) Diameter Protocol
8 9 (30.00%) Billing
9 8 (26.67%) Wireless
9 8 (26.67%) CRM
10 7 (23.33%) ATM
10 7 (23.33%) VoIP
10 7 (23.33%) Cisco
10 7 (23.33%) HP
10 7 (23.33%) Nokia
10 7 (23.33%) Requirements Analysis
11 6 (20.00%) Wireshark
11 6 (20.00%) TCP/IP
11 6 (20.00%) MVNO
11 6 (20.00%) LTE
11 6 (20.00%) SGSN
12 5 (16.67%) Network Architecture
12 5 (16.67%) Radio Access Network
12 5 (16.67%) VoLTE
12 5 (16.67%) SMPP
12 5 (16.67%) UNIX
13 4 (13.33%) Back Office
13 4 (13.33%) IPsec

SIGTRAN
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
1 1 (3.33%) Lync
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (3.33%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 29 (96.67%) SS7
2 24 (80.00%) 3G
3 15 (50.00%) 2G
3 15 (50.00%) 4G
4 13 (43.33%) MGW
5 12 (40.00%) GSM
6 11 (36.67%) Diameter Protocol
7 8 (26.67%) Wireless
8 7 (23.33%) VoIP
8 7 (23.33%) ATM
9 6 (20.00%) TCP/IP
9 6 (20.00%) Wireshark
9 6 (20.00%) SGSN
9 6 (20.00%) LTE
9 6 (20.00%) MVNO
10 5 (16.67%) VoLTE
10 5 (16.67%) Radio Access Network
10 5 (16.67%) SMPP
11 4 (13.33%) Telnet
11 4 (13.33%) IPsec
General
1 21 (70.00%) Telecoms
2 9 (30.00%) Billing
3 4 (13.33%) Back Office
4 3 (10.00%) Multimedia
5 1 (3.33%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 11 (36.67%) Test Engineer
2 7 (23.33%) Tester
3 6 (20.00%) Wireless Engineer
3 6 (20.00%) Voice Engineer
3 6 (20.00%) Databuild Engineer
4 5 (16.67%) Design Engineer
5 4 (13.33%) Technical Tester
6 3 (10.00%) Network Design Engineer
6 3 (10.00%) Network Engineer
6 3 (10.00%) Mobile Tester
7 2 (6.67%) Core Network Engineer
7 2 (6.67%) Telecoms Engineer
8 1 (3.33%) Cisco Engineer
8 1 (3.33%) Build Engineer
8 1 (3.33%) Service Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.67%) IPTV
1 2 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (26.67%) CRM
2 7 (23.33%) Requirements Analysis
3 5 (16.67%) Network Architecture
4 4 (13.33%) Test Planning
4 4 (13.33%) Validation
4 4 (13.33%) Migration
5 3 (10.00%) Benchmarking
6 2 (6.67%) Network Design
6 2 (6.67%) Network Planning
6 2 (6.67%) Test Scripting
7 1 (3.33%) Target Operating Model
7 1 (3.33%) Test Strategy
7 1 (3.33%) Business Analysis
7 1 (3.33%) GAP Analysis
7 1 (3.33%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (3.33%) Performance Testing
Qualifications
1 3 (10.00%) Degree
2 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 1 (3.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 12 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (23.33%) HP
1 7 (23.33%) Nokia
1 7 (23.33%) Cisco
2 3 (10.00%) Verint
3 2 (6.67%) Tekelec
3 2 (6.67%) Agilent
3 2 (6.67%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 2 (6.67%) Siemens
4 1 (3.33%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (3.33%) Google
4 1 (3.33%) Microsoft