The first table below looks at the demand 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 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
SIGTRAN
Rank 221 230 244
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +14
Contract jobs citing SIGTRAN 29 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.30% 0.084% 0.038%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.69% 0.43% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 0 1
Average daily rate £213 - £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £213 £150 £425
% change year-on-year
+41.66% -64.70%
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%
SIGTRAN
England

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +14 29 £213 - 1
Hampshire - - - - 1
SIGTRAN
England

SIGTRAN
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 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 32 (78.05%) SS7
2 28 (68.29%) Telecoms
3 24 (58.54%) MGW
4 19 (46.34%) 3G
5 15 (36.59%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 11 (26.83%) Nokia
7 10 (24.39%) LTE
8 9 (21.95%) Ericsson
8 9 (21.95%) ATM
8 9 (21.95%) GGSN
8 9 (21.95%) SGSN
8 9 (21.95%) INAP
9 8 (19.51%) UNIX
9 8 (19.51%) Juniper
9 8 (19.51%) DNS
9 8 (19.51%) 4G
10 7 (17.07%) Huawei
10 7 (17.07%) Cisco
10 7 (17.07%) Firewall
10 7 (17.07%) MPLS
10 7 (17.07%) CheckPoint
11 6 (14.63%) ISUP
11 6 (14.63%) Siemens
11 6 (14.63%) SDH
11 6 (14.63%) Cisco Nexus
12 5 (12.20%) Degree
12 5 (12.20%) Network Architecture
12 5 (12.20%) Smart Meter
12 5 (12.20%) Legal
13 4 (9.76%) SLA

SIGTRAN
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 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 2 (4.88%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
Communications & Networking
1 32 (78.05%) SS7
2 24 (58.54%) MGW
3 19 (46.34%) 3G
4 10 (24.39%) LTE
5 9 (21.95%) ATM
5 9 (21.95%) GGSN
5 9 (21.95%) SGSN
5 9 (21.95%) INAP
6 8 (19.51%) DNS
6 8 (19.51%) 4G
7 7 (17.07%) Firewall
7 7 (17.07%) MPLS
8 6 (14.63%) ISUP
8 6 (14.63%) SDH
8 6 (14.63%) Cisco Nexus
9 4 (9.76%) VoLTE
10 3 (7.32%) SMS
10 3 (7.32%) GPRS
10 3 (7.32%) GSM
10 3 (7.32%) 2G
General
1 28 (68.29%) Telecoms
2 5 (12.20%) Legal
3 1 (2.44%) Billing
Job Titles
1 8 (19.51%) NOC Engineer
2 7 (17.07%) Test Leader
2 7 (17.07%) Databuild Engineer
3 6 (14.63%) Design Engineer
4 5 (12.20%) Voice Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) Analyst
5 3 (7.32%) Test Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Consultant
6 2 (4.88%) Test Manager
6 2 (4.88%) Support Specialist
6 2 (4.88%) Operations Support Specialist
6 2 (4.88%) Designer
7 1 (2.44%) Switch Engineer
7 1 (2.44%) Lead Tester
7 1 (2.44%) Testing Manager
7 1 (2.44%) Network Analyst
7 1 (2.44%) Technical Manager
7 1 (2.44%) Senior Support Engineer
7 1 (2.44%) Lead Test Analyst
7 1 (2.44%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.44%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.20%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 8 (19.51%) UNIX
2 1 (2.44%) VMS
2 1 (2.44%) Windows
2 1 (2.44%) Windows 2000
2 1 (2.44%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (12.20%) Network Architecture
2 3 (7.32%) Fault Management
2 3 (7.32%) Change Management
2 3 (7.32%) Regression Testing
2 3 (7.32%) Configuration Management
3 2 (4.88%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (4.88%) Migration
4 1 (2.44%) Test Strategy
4 1 (2.44%) ITIL
4 1 (2.44%) Network Design
4 1 (2.44%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (2.44%) Test Scripting
4 1 (2.44%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.88%) C
1 2 (4.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (12.20%) Degree
2 1 (2.44%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.44%) CCNA
2 1 (2.44%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.76%) SLA
Vendors
1 15 (36.59%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 11 (26.83%) Nokia
3 9 (21.95%) Ericsson
4 8 (19.51%) Juniper
5 7 (17.07%) Huawei
5 7 (17.07%) Cisco
5 7 (17.07%) CheckPoint
6 6 (14.63%) Siemens
7 3 (7.32%) Velocent
8 2 (4.88%) Oracle
9 1 (2.44%) Microsoft
9 1 (2.44%) Sybase