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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SIGTRAN over the 3 months to 27 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SIGTRAN
Rank 262 269 244
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -25
Contract jobs citing SIGTRAN 3 6 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.035% 0.061% 0.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.19% 0.33% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 7
Median daily rate £275 - £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £280 £390 £344
% change year-on-year
-28.20% +13.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 - -
SIGTRAN
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 South East region.

Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1548 1794 1837
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 17.99% 18.30% 19.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 914 970 862
Median daily rate £375 £350 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +0.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £485 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 129 100
Median hourly rate £40.00 £27.00 £19.91
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.14% +35.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.46 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £21.53 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+64.92% -2.15%

SIGTRAN
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing SIGTRAN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SIGTRAN within the South East region over the 3 months to 27 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +5 3 £275 -
SIGTRAN
England

SIGTRAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SIGTRAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for SIGTRAN.

1 18 (100.00%) Diameter Protocol
2 17 (94.44%) 4G
2 17 (94.44%) 3G
3 16 (88.89%) LDAP
3 16 (88.89%) SPML
4 15 (83.33%) Nokia
5 13 (72.22%) INAP
6 12 (66.67%) SOAP
6 12 (66.67%) Change Management
6 12 (66.67%) MGW
6 12 (66.67%) High Availability
7 11 (61.11%) LTE
7 11 (61.11%) Back Office
8 10 (55.56%) Service Delivery
8 10 (55.56%) Integration Testing
8 10 (55.56%) HNC
8 10 (55.56%) HND
9 9 (50.00%) Telecoms
10 8 (44.44%) Network Design
10 8 (44.44%) Front Office
10 8 (44.44%) Project Management
10 8 (44.44%) Continuous Improvement
10 8 (44.44%) Root Cause Analysis
11 2 (11.11%) HP
11 2 (11.11%) Nokia DX200
11 2 (11.11%) Network Architecture
12 1 (5.56%) Smart Meter
12 1 (5.56%) ISUP
12 1 (5.56%) SCCP
12 1 (5.56%) SS7

SIGTRAN
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 18 (100.00%) Diameter Protocol
2 17 (94.44%) 3G
2 17 (94.44%) 4G
3 16 (88.89%) LDAP
4 13 (72.22%) INAP
5 12 (66.67%) MGW
6 11 (61.11%) LTE
7 2 (11.11%) Nokia DX200
8 1 (5.56%) GSM
8 1 (5.56%) Internet
8 1 (5.56%) ISUP
8 1 (5.56%) SCCP
8 1 (5.56%) SS7
8 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
8 1 (5.56%) UMTS
General
1 11 (61.11%) Back Office
2 9 (50.00%) Telecoms
3 8 (44.44%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 8 (44.44%) Mobile Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Operations Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Voice Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) 4G Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Back Office Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Support Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Core Network Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Network Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Network Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) OSS Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Test Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Testing Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (88.89%) SPML
2 12 (66.67%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Smart Meter
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (66.67%) Change Management
1 12 (66.67%) High Availability
2 10 (55.56%) Integration Testing
2 10 (55.56%) Service Delivery
3 8 (44.44%) Continuous Improvement
3 8 (44.44%) Network Design
3 8 (44.44%) Project Management
3 8 (44.44%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (11.11%) Network Architecture
Qualifications
1 10 (55.56%) HNC
1 10 (55.56%) HND
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) OpenView
Vendors
1 15 (83.33%) Nokia
2 2 (11.11%) HP