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 22 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SIGTRAN
Rank 236 230 231
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +1
Contract jobs citing SIGTRAN 18 10 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.19% 0.11% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.98% 0.62% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 3
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£150 £211 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.99% -53.05%
UK excluding London average daily rate £150 £213 £450
% change year-on-year
-29.41% -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
1831 1614 1511
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.62% 18.03% 18.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 881 701 604
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 102 167
Average hourly rate £33.50 £21.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.52% -16.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £13.00 £13.41
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

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 22 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 0 16 £150 -28.99% 1
Home Counties - 2 - -
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England

SIGTRAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 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 31 (100.00%) SS7
2 26 (83.87%) 3G
2 26 (83.87%) Telecoms
3 18 (58.06%) GSM
3 18 (58.06%) 4G
3 18 (58.06%) HP Quality Center
4 17 (54.84%) 2G
5 13 (41.94%) HP
6 12 (38.71%) TCP/IP
7 10 (32.26%) Billing
7 10 (32.26%) Diameter Protocol
8 9 (29.03%) CRM
9 8 (25.81%) Wireless
9 8 (25.81%) MGW
10 7 (22.58%) MVNO
11 6 (19.35%) Nokia
12 5 (16.13%) LTE
12 5 (16.13%) Network Architecture
12 5 (16.13%) Wireshark
12 5 (16.13%) UNIX
12 5 (16.13%) SMPP
13 4 (12.90%) Migration
14 3 (9.68%) Multimedia
14 3 (9.68%) Degree
14 3 (9.68%) Requirements Analysis
14 3 (9.68%) Cisco ICM
14 3 (9.68%) SGSN
14 3 (9.68%) Megaco
14 3 (9.68%) IPv4
14 3 (9.68%) IPv6

SIGTRAN
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 (3.23%) SharePoint
1 1 (3.23%) Lync
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (3.23%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 31 (100.00%) SS7
2 26 (83.87%) 3G
3 18 (58.06%) GSM
3 18 (58.06%) 4G
4 17 (54.84%) 2G
5 12 (38.71%) TCP/IP
6 10 (32.26%) Diameter Protocol
7 8 (25.81%) Wireless
7 8 (25.81%) MGW
8 7 (22.58%) MVNO
9 5 (16.13%) LTE
9 5 (16.13%) Wireshark
9 5 (16.13%) SMPP
10 3 (9.68%) Cisco ICM
10 3 (9.68%) SGSN
10 3 (9.68%) Megaco
10 3 (9.68%) IPv4
10 3 (9.68%) IPv6
10 3 (9.68%) MGCP
10 3 (9.68%) RTP
General
1 26 (83.87%) Telecoms
2 10 (32.26%) Billing
3 3 (9.68%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 11 (35.48%) Test Engineer
2 7 (22.58%) Tester
3 6 (19.35%) Wireless Engineer
3 6 (19.35%) Databuild Engineer
4 5 (16.13%) Voice Engineer
5 4 (12.90%) Design Engineer
6 3 (9.68%) Network Design Engineer
6 3 (9.68%) Network Engineer
6 3 (9.68%) Mobile Tester
7 2 (6.45%) Core Network Engineer
7 2 (6.45%) Telecoms Engineer
8 1 (3.23%) Cisco Engineer
8 1 (3.23%) Test Manager
8 1 (3.23%) Service Design Engineer
8 1 (3.23%) Build Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.23%) XMPP
1 1 (3.23%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (6.45%) IPTV
2 1 (3.23%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.13%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (29.03%) CRM
2 5 (16.13%) Network Architecture
3 4 (12.90%) Migration
4 3 (9.68%) Requirements Analysis
4 3 (9.68%) Benchmarking
5 2 (6.45%) Test Scripting
5 2 (6.45%) Network Planning
6 1 (3.23%) Network Design
6 1 (3.23%) Business Analysis
6 1 (3.23%) Risk Analysis
6 1 (3.23%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (3.23%) GAP Analysis
6 1 (3.23%) ITIL
6 1 (3.23%) PRINCE2
6 1 (3.23%) Coaching
6 1 (3.23%) Test Strategy
Qualifications
1 3 (9.68%) Degree
2 1 (3.23%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.23%) PMP
2 1 (3.23%) PMI Certification
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 18 (58.06%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (41.94%) HP
2 6 (19.35%) Nokia
3 3 (9.68%) Cisco
3 3 (9.68%) Verint
4 2 (6.45%) Tekelec
4 2 (6.45%) Siemens
4 2 (6.45%) Agilent
5 1 (3.23%) Google
5 1 (3.23%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (3.23%) Microsoft
5 1 (3.23%) Ericsson
5 1 (3.23%) Nokia Solutions and Networks