The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Softswitch
Rank 237 229 233
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +4
Contract jobs citing Softswitch 1 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.011% 0.012% 0.061%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.059% 0.064% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
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£375 - £290
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 - £290
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
1699 1553 2032
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.52% 18.34% 20.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 742 670 573
Average daily rate £338 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.73% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 132 186
Average hourly rate £17.50 £25.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.37% -17.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.85 £14.00 £15.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
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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 25 July 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
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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
Hampshire -16 1 £375 -
West Sussex - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
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England

Softswitch
Top 14 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 3 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (33.33%) Supplier Management
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Lync
2 1 (33.33%) Unified Communications
2 1 (33.33%) Sonus
2 1 (33.33%) ISDN
2 1 (33.33%) PSTN
2 1 (33.33%) VoIP
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Q.931

Softswitch
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) Lync
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) ISDN
1 1 (33.33%) PSTN
1 1 (33.33%) VoIP
1 1 (33.33%) Q.931
1 1 (33.33%) Unified Communications
General
1 3 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Project Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Network Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Design Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Voice Project Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Project Management
1 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (33.33%) Supplier Management
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco
1 1 (33.33%) Sonus