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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SIGTRAN
Rank 231 217 231
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +14
Contract jobs citing SIGTRAN 21 26 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.21% 0.28% 0.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.04% 1.53% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 14 3
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£154 £213 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.64% -52.77%
UK excluding London average daily rate £158 £213 £450
% change year-on-year
-25.88% -52.77%
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
2028 1702 1636
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.39% 18.30% 19.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 980 741 680
Average daily rate £350 £330 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £175 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £335 £315
% change year-on-year
+2.98% +6.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 111 168
Average hourly rate £36.00 £20.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+80.00% -13.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £13.50 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.90 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -10.11%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SIGTRAN across the South East region over the 3 months to 1 May 2015.

SIGTRAN Daily Rate Histogram 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 1 May 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 -10 20 £154 -27.64%
Home Counties - 1 - -
SIGTRAN
England

SIGTRAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 28 (100.00%) SS7
2 24 (85.71%) 3G
3 23 (82.14%) Telecoms
4 18 (64.29%) GSM
4 18 (64.29%) HP Quality Center
4 18 (64.29%) 4G
5 17 (60.71%) 2G
6 13 (46.43%) HP
7 12 (42.86%) TCP/IP
8 10 (35.71%) Billing
9 9 (32.14%) CRM
10 7 (25.00%) Wireless
10 7 (25.00%) MVNO
11 5 (17.86%) Wireshark
11 5 (17.86%) SMPP
11 5 (17.86%) MGW
11 5 (17.86%) Network Architecture
12 4 (14.29%) Nokia
13 3 (10.71%) IPv4
13 3 (10.71%) IPv6
13 3 (10.71%) Benchmarking
13 3 (10.71%) MGCP
13 3 (10.71%) RTP
13 3 (10.71%) Megaco
13 3 (10.71%) Cisco
13 3 (10.71%) VoIP
13 3 (10.71%) Cisco ICM
13 3 (10.71%) Requirements Analysis
13 3 (10.71%) LTE
13 3 (10.71%) UNIX

SIGTRAN
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 (3.57%) SharePoint
1 1 (3.57%) Lync
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) Google Apps
1 1 (3.57%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 28 (100.00%) SS7
2 24 (85.71%) 3G
3 18 (64.29%) GSM
3 18 (64.29%) 4G
4 17 (60.71%) 2G
5 12 (42.86%) TCP/IP
6 7 (25.00%) Wireless
6 7 (25.00%) MVNO
7 5 (17.86%) Wireshark
7 5 (17.86%) SMPP
7 5 (17.86%) MGW
8 3 (10.71%) IPv4
8 3 (10.71%) IPv6
8 3 (10.71%) MGCP
8 3 (10.71%) RTP
8 3 (10.71%) Megaco
8 3 (10.71%) VoIP
8 3 (10.71%) Cisco ICM
8 3 (10.71%) LTE
9 2 (7.14%) SGSN
General
1 23 (82.14%) Telecoms
2 10 (35.71%) Billing
3 3 (10.71%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 10 (35.71%) Test Engineer
2 7 (25.00%) Tester
3 6 (21.43%) Wireless Engineer
4 4 (14.29%) Databuild Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Voice Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Design Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Mobile Tester
6 2 (7.14%) Telecoms Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Network Design Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Network Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Test Manager
7 1 (3.57%) Cisco Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Service Design Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Build Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Core Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) SOAP
1 1 (3.57%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.14%) IPTV
2 1 (3.57%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.71%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (32.14%) CRM
2 5 (17.86%) Network Architecture
3 3 (10.71%) Benchmarking
3 3 (10.71%) Requirements Analysis
3 3 (10.71%) Migration
4 2 (7.14%) Test Scripting
5 1 (3.57%) GAP Analysis
5 1 (3.57%) ITIL
5 1 (3.57%) PRINCE2
5 1 (3.57%) Risk Analysis
5 1 (3.57%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (3.57%) Business Analysis
5 1 (3.57%) Network Design
5 1 (3.57%) Network Planning
5 1 (3.57%) Test Strategy
5 1 (3.57%) Coaching
Qualifications
1 1 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (3.57%) PMP
1 1 (3.57%) PMI Certification
1 1 (3.57%) Degree
1 1 (3.57%) ISTQB
1 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 18 (64.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (46.43%) HP
2 4 (14.29%) Nokia
3 3 (10.71%) Cisco
3 3 (10.71%) Verint
4 1 (3.57%) Siemens
4 1 (3.57%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (3.57%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.57%) Ericsson
4 1 (3.57%) Agilent
4 1 (3.57%) Google
4 1 (3.57%) Nokia Solutions and Networks