The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 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 Vendors currently tracked.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Comverse
Rank 586 560 583
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +23
Contract jobs citing Comverse 2 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% 0.006% 0.010%
As % of the Vendors category 0.008% 0.012% 0.022%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 3
Average daily rate
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£318 £500 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.50% +53.84%
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 - £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
25024 24051 26881
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.79% 47.04% 46.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 13872 13054 13605
Average daily rate £380 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.93% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1078 1195 1394
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £19.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -0.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.56
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.87%

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 3 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 30 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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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 -31 2 £318 -36.50%
London +14 1 £300 -40.00%
City of London - 1 £300 -

Comverse
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 3 (100.00%) Billing
2 2 (66.67%) Selenium
2 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 2 (66.67%) Waterfall
2 2 (66.67%) Perl
2 2 (66.67%) UNIX
2 2 (66.67%) CRM
2 2 (66.67%) WinRunner
2 2 (66.67%) TestDirector
2 2 (66.67%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (33.33%) ERP
3 1 (33.33%) LAN
3 1 (33.33%) WAN
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) Citrix
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (33.33%) .NET
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) Change Management
3 1 (33.33%) ITSM
3 1 (33.33%) LAMP
3 1 (33.33%) VMware

Comverse
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) LAN
1 1 (33.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Selenium
1 2 (66.67%) WinRunner
1 2 (66.67%) TestDirector
1 2 (66.67%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 3 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 3 (100.00%) Billing
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Consultant
1 2 (66.67%) Test Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Test Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Release Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Test Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) LAMP
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) UNIX
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
1 2 (66.67%) Waterfall
1 2 (66.67%) CRM
2 1 (33.33%) ERP
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Change Management
2 1 (33.33%) ITSM
2 1 (33.33%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Perl
2 1 (33.33%) Java
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) Citrix
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle
1 1 (33.33%) VMware