The table below looks at the statistics for QSIG skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QSIG over the 3 months to 22 December 2014 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.

Location
3 months to
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
QSIG
Rank 581 572 555
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -17
Contract jobs citing QSIG 5 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.008% 0.014%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.063% 0.058% 0.090%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
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£185 - £398
UK excluding London average daily rate £185 - £398
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 Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7877 6938 7817
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.45% 13.47% 15.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 4484 3766 3816
Average daily rate £363 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £215 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £520 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 428 423 647
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.68 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.13
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.95%

QSIG
Jobs Demand Trend

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

QSIG Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

QSIG
Daily Rate Trend

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

QSIG Daily Rate Trend in the UK

QSIG
Hourly Rate Trend

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

QSIG Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

QSIG
Top 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QSIG within the UK over the 3 months to 22 December 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 -27 5 £185 -
South West - 2 - -
Bristol - - - -
Cheltenham - - - -
London - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -

QSIG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing QSIG 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 QSIG.

1 5 (83.33%) PBX
1 5 (83.33%) VoIP
2 4 (66.67%) Avaya
2 4 (66.67%) DPNSS
2 4 (66.67%) Finance
2 4 (66.67%) IVR
2 4 (66.67%) SC Cleared
2 4 (66.67%) Security Cleared
3 3 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (50.00%) Technical Architecture
3 3 (50.00%) Network Security
3 3 (50.00%) DV Cleared
4 2 (33.33%) Configuration Management
4 2 (33.33%) Risk Management
4 2 (33.33%) Asset Management
4 2 (33.33%) Billing
4 2 (33.33%) Network Management
4 2 (33.33%) Unified Communications
4 2 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (16.67%) ISDN
5 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
5 1 (16.67%) Cisco
5 1 (16.67%) CCIE
5 1 (16.67%) CCNP
5 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (16.67%) MGCP
5 1 (16.67%) RTP
5 1 (16.67%) H.323
5 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
5 1 (16.67%) CMS

QSIG
Top Related IT Skills by Category

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

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) CMS
1 1 (16.67%) Lync
Communications & Networking
1 5 (83.33%) PBX
1 5 (83.33%) VoIP
2 4 (66.67%) DPNSS
3 3 (50.00%) Network Security
4 2 (33.33%) Unified Communications
5 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
5 1 (16.67%) MGCP
5 1 (16.67%) RTP
5 1 (16.67%) H.323
5 1 (16.67%) Cisco IPT
5 1 (16.67%) ISDN
General
1 4 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Billing
3 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Designer
2 2 (33.33%) Lead Designer
3 1 (16.67%) Network Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Voice Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Voice Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Voice Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Operations Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Network Operations Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) IVR
2 2 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (16.67%) Hedge funds
3 1 (16.67%) Clustering
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 3 (50.00%) Technical Architecture
2 2 (33.33%) Network Management
2 2 (33.33%) Asset Management
2 2 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 2 (33.33%) Risk Management
3 1 (16.67%) WFM
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) SC Cleared
1 4 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 3 (50.00%) DV Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) CCIE
3 1 (16.67%) CCNP
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (16.67%) CCVP
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Avaya
2 1 (16.67%) Mitel
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco