The table below looks at the statistics for Softswitch 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 Softswitch over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Softswitch
Rank 249 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Softswitch 4 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.047% - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.23% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate £472 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £472 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Softswitch
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
1728 1936 1459
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.20% 20.82% 17.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 956 931 627
Average daily rate £352 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.57% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £190 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 112 120
Average hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% +55.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.46 £13.65 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.63 £50.00 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

Softswitch
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Softswitch Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Softswitch
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Softswitch Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Softswitch
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 Softswitch within the South East region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Hampshire - 4 £472 -
Softswitch
England

Softswitch
Top 8 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing Softswitch 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 Softswitch.

1 11 (100.00%) MPLS
1 11 (100.00%) MGW
1 11 (100.00%) xDSL
1 11 (100.00%) Intelligent Network
2 9 (81.82%) Unified Communications
3 7 (63.64%) Telecoms
4 4 (36.36%) PBX
5 1 (9.09%) UML

Softswitch
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing Softswitch 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 Softswitch. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 11 (100.00%) Intelligent Network
1 11 (100.00%) MGW
1 11 (100.00%) MPLS
1 11 (100.00%) xDSL
2 9 (81.82%) Unified Communications
3 4 (36.36%) PBX
General
1 7 (63.64%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (90.91%) Architect
2 4 (36.36%) Enterprise Architect
2 4 (36.36%) Solutions Architect
2 4 (36.36%) Voice Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Designer
3 1 (9.09%) Solutions Designer
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (9.09%) UML