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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Softswitch over the 3 months to 27 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Softswitch
Rank 251 265 256
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -9
Contract jobs citing Softswitch 1 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.012% 0.041% 0.011%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.066% 0.24% 0.055%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 0
Median daily rate £250 £431 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.99% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £250 £431 -
% change year-on-year
-41.99% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
1507 1697 1830
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 17.92% 17.40% 20.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 895 931 866
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 110 96
Median hourly rate £37.50 £27.50 £19.91
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% +38.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.01 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+33.30% -8.67%

Softswitch
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing Softswitch as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Softswitch within the South East region over the 3 months to 27 September 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 - 1 £250 -
Softswitch
England

Softswitch
Top 8 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Softswitch 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 Softswitch.

1 1 (100.00%) C
1 1 (100.00%) SS7
1 1 (100.00%) ISUP
1 1 (100.00%) INAP
1 1 (100.00%) Validation
1 1 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) MGW
1 1 (100.00%) GENBAND

Softswitch
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 1 (100.00%) INAP
1 1 (100.00%) ISUP
1 1 (100.00%) MGW
1 1 (100.00%) SS7
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Support Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) GENBAND