The first table below looks at the demand for Q.931 skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Q.931 over the 3 months to 22 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.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Q.931
Rank 571 565 589
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +24
Contract jobs citing Q.931 1 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% 0.002% 0.003%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.014% 0.014% 0.022%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Average daily rate
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- £215 £233
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.52%
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7267 6931 8923
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.69% 13.63% 15.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 3872 3580 3896
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 400 486 668
Average hourly rate £20.00 £24.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.36% +8.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.58 £13.97 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -

Q.931
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Q.931 within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Q.931 Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Q.931
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Q.931 within the UK.

Q.931 Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Q.931
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Q.931 within the UK.

Q.931 Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Q.931
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 Q.931 within the UK over the 3 months to 22 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
London +16 1 - - 1
England -7 1 - - 2
East of England - - - - 1
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
Hoddesdon - - - -

Q.931
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Q.931 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 Q.931.

1 3 (75.00%) PSTN
1 3 (75.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (50.00%) Softswitch
3 1 (25.00%) Unified Communications
3 1 (25.00%) PABX
3 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (25.00%) Sonus
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (25.00%) Verint
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL
3 1 (25.00%) LAN
3 1 (25.00%) PBX
3 1 (25.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) CCVP
3 1 (25.00%) XMPP
3 1 (25.00%) DMS-100
3 1 (25.00%) Marketing
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco IPT
3 1 (25.00%) Degree
3 1 (25.00%) Use Case
3 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (25.00%) VoIP
3 1 (25.00%) WAN
3 1 (25.00%) SLA
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco
3 1 (25.00%) CCIE
3 1 (25.00%) HP
3 1 (25.00%) Nortel

Q.931
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Q.931 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 Q.931. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) PSTN
2 2 (50.00%) Softswitch
3 1 (25.00%) Unified Communications
3 1 (25.00%) PABX
3 1 (25.00%) LAN
3 1 (25.00%) PBX
3 1 (25.00%) DMS-100
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco IPT
3 1 (25.00%) VoIP
3 1 (25.00%) WAN
3 1 (25.00%) DPNSS
3 1 (25.00%) MGCP
3 1 (25.00%) SS7
3 1 (25.00%) QSIG
3 1 (25.00%) H.323
General
1 3 (75.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (25.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Design Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Telecoms Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco Expert
1 1 (25.00%) Voice Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Designer
1 1 (25.00%) IP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL
1 1 (25.00%) Use Case
1 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (25.00%) Benchmarking
1 1 (25.00%) Change Management
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) CCVP
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
1 1 (25.00%) CCIE
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Sonus
1 1 (25.00%) Verint
1 1 (25.00%) VMware
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco
1 1 (25.00%) HP
1 1 (25.00%) Nortel