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 28 April 2016 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
QSIG
Rank - 639 629
Contract jobs citing QSIG 0 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK - 0.004% 0.002%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 0.024% 0.014%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Average daily rate - £380 -
UK excluding London average daily rate - £420 -
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
8524 8244 7240
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.26% 14.80% 13.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 5152 4484 3813
Average daily rate £388 £350 £352
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -0.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £342 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.43% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 357 451 402
Average hourly rate £28.00 £28.75 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.60% +43.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
- +46.34%

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 4 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 1 (100.00%) PBX
1 1 (100.00%) Ethernet
1 1 (100.00%) Nortel
1 1 (100.00%) Avaya

QSIG
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) Ethernet
1 1 (100.00%) PBX
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Avaya Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Network Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Nortel Engineer
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Avaya
1 1 (100.00%) Nortel