The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Comverse products and/or services in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Comverse over the 3 months to 26 February 2015 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within Comverse Technology, Inc.

Location
3 months to
26 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Comverse
Rank 570 573 537
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -36
Contract jobs citing Comverse 2 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% 0.002% 0.004%
As % of the Vendors category 0.008% 0.004% 0.009%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
23541 23256 21328
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.64% 45.69% 46.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 13531 12682 11169
Average daily rate £400 £388 £376
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 952 989 1280
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

Comverse
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Comverse within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Comverse Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Comverse
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Comverse within the UK.

Comverse Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Comverse
Top 5 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Comverse within the UK over the 3 months to 26 February 2015. 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
England -4 2 - -
Bracknell - - - -
Reading - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
South East - - - -

Comverse
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 February 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Comverse 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 Comverse.

1 3 (75.00%) Oracle
2 2 (50.00%) PRINCE
2 2 (50.00%) Billing
2 2 (50.00%) CRM
3 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) Migration
3 1 (25.00%) Amdocs
3 1 (25.00%) Data Modelling
3 1 (25.00%) SOA
3 1 (25.00%) GSM
3 1 (25.00%) 3GPP
3 1 (25.00%) SLA
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco
3 1 (25.00%) ISEB
3 1 (25.00%) Ericsson
3 1 (25.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (25.00%) NetCracker
3 1 (25.00%) eTOM
3 1 (25.00%) Huawei
3 1 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (25.00%) NGN
3 1 (25.00%) Test Management
3 1 (25.00%) Data Migration
3 1 (25.00%) LTE
3 1 (25.00%) Internet of Things
3 1 (25.00%) Machine to Machine
3 1 (25.00%) Internet
3 1 (25.00%) UTRAN

Comverse
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 February 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Comverse 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 Comverse. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) GSM
1 1 (25.00%) 3GPP
1 1 (25.00%) Internet
1 1 (25.00%) UTRAN
1 1 (25.00%) NGN
1 1 (25.00%) LTE
General
1 2 (50.00%) Billing
2 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Architect
1 2 (50.00%) Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Test Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Project Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) BSS Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 1 (25.00%) Internet of Things
1 1 (25.00%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) PRINCE
1 2 (50.00%) CRM
2 1 (25.00%) Data Modelling
2 1 (25.00%) SOA
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) BPR
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) eTOM
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (25.00%) Test Management
2 1 (25.00%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco
2 1 (25.00%) Ericsson
2 1 (25.00%) Amdocs
2 1 (25.00%) NetCracker
2 1 (25.00%) Huawei