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 3 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Softswitch
Rank - 262 263
Contract jobs citing Softswitch 0 10 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East - 0.10% 0.010%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 0.56% 0.053%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 10 0
Median daily rate - £478 -
UK excluding London median daily rate - £478 -
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
1536 1789 1895
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.11% 18.77% 19.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 840 965 883
Median daily rate £375 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £265 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 122 111
Median hourly rate £41.00 £36.00 £23.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.88% +55.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -2.17%

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
Top 8 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 3 December 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