The table below looks at the statistics for SIGTRAN skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SIGTRAN over the 3 months to 5 May 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.

Location
3 months to
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SIGTRAN
Rank 574 552 539
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -13
Contract jobs citing SIGTRAN 35 30 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.063% 0.055% 0.029%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.42% 0.41% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 15 4
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£175 £213 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% -52.77%
UK excluding London average daily rate £158 £213 £450
% change year-on-year
-25.88% -52.77%
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
8325 7230 7275
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.89% 13.25% 15.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 4527 3851 3617
Average daily rate £350 £352 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.56% +0.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.54% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 462 391 580
Average hourly rate £28.00 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.20 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £41.15 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.11%

SIGTRAN
Jobs Demand Trend

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

SIGTRAN Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SIGTRAN
Daily Rate Trend

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

SIGTRAN Daily Rate Trend in the UK

SIGTRAN
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SIGTRAN within the UK over the 3 months to 5 May 2015.

SIGTRAN Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

SIGTRAN
Hourly Rate Trend

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

SIGTRAN Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

SIGTRAN
Top 14 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SIGTRAN within the UK over the 3 months to 5 May 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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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 -15 34 £175 -17.64%
South East -26 24 £154 -27.64%
Berkshire -7 22 £154 -27.64%
Newbury - 6 £175 -
Bristol - 3 - -
Leeds - 3 - -
West Yorkshire - 3 - -
Yorkshire - 3 - -
South West - 3 - -
London +16 2 £250 -
Home Counties - 2 - -
Slough -7 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
East of England - 1 - -

SIGTRAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing SIGTRAN 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 SIGTRAN.

1 50 (96.15%) SS7
2 42 (80.77%) Telecoms
3 41 (78.85%) 3G
4 32 (61.54%) 2G
5 31 (59.62%) 4G
6 29 (55.77%) GSM
7 26 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
8 21 (40.38%) TCP/IP
8 21 (40.38%) HP
9 19 (36.54%) Billing
10 17 (32.69%) CRM
11 16 (30.77%) Wireless
11 16 (30.77%) MVNO
12 12 (23.08%) MGW
12 12 (23.08%) UNIX
13 10 (19.23%) Network Architecture
14 8 (15.38%) LTE
15 7 (13.46%) Nokia
16 6 (11.54%) RTP
16 6 (11.54%) SMPP
16 6 (11.54%) Migration
17 5 (9.62%) Data Management
17 5 (9.62%) Wireshark
17 5 (9.62%) Risk Management
17 5 (9.62%) Service Management
18 4 (7.69%) ISUP
18 4 (7.69%) ITIL
18 4 (7.69%) SGSN
18 4 (7.69%) Degree
19 3 (5.77%) Agilent

SIGTRAN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing SIGTRAN 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 SIGTRAN. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.92%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.92%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
1 1 (1.92%) CMS
1 1 (1.92%) Lync
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.92%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.92%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 50 (96.15%) SS7
2 41 (78.85%) 3G
3 32 (61.54%) 2G
4 31 (59.62%) 4G
5 29 (55.77%) GSM
6 21 (40.38%) TCP/IP
7 16 (30.77%) MVNO
7 16 (30.77%) Wireless
8 12 (23.08%) MGW
9 8 (15.38%) LTE
10 6 (11.54%) RTP
10 6 (11.54%) SMPP
11 5 (9.62%) Wireshark
12 4 (7.69%) SGSN
12 4 (7.69%) ISUP
13 3 (5.77%) SCCP
13 3 (5.77%) Megaco
13 3 (5.77%) Cisco ICM
13 3 (5.77%) MGCP
13 3 (5.77%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database
General
1 42 (80.77%) Telecoms
2 19 (36.54%) Billing
3 3 (5.77%) Multimedia
4 1 (1.92%) Finance
4 1 (1.92%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (34.62%) Test Engineer
2 13 (25.00%) Wireless Engineer
3 10 (19.23%) Tester
4 6 (11.54%) Databuild Engineer
5 5 (9.62%) Voice Engineer
6 4 (7.69%) Mobile Tester
6 4 (7.69%) Network Engineer
6 4 (7.69%) Design Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) Network Design Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) Core Network Engineer
8 2 (3.85%) Telecoms Engineer
9 1 (1.92%) Project Manager
9 1 (1.92%) Network Security Consultant
9 1 (1.92%) Telecoms Project Manager
9 1 (1.92%) Manual Tester
9 1 (1.92%) Cisco Engineer
9 1 (1.92%) Technical Manager
9 1 (1.92%) Technical Project Manager
9 1 (1.92%) Support Engineer
9 1 (1.92%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.92%) SOAP
1 1 (1.92%) Web Services
1 1 (1.92%) XML
1 1 (1.92%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.77%) Management Information System
1 3 (5.77%) Statistics
2 2 (3.85%) IPTV
2 2 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.92%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 12 (23.08%) UNIX
2 1 (1.92%) Linux
2 1 (1.92%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (32.69%) CRM
2 10 (19.23%) Network Architecture
3 6 (11.54%) Migration
4 5 (9.62%) Data Management
4 5 (9.62%) Service Management
4 5 (9.62%) Risk Management
5 4 (7.69%) ITIL
6 3 (5.77%) Benchmarking
6 3 (5.77%) Requirements Analysis
7 2 (3.85%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (3.85%) Integration Testing
7 2 (3.85%) Test Scripting
7 2 (3.85%) Network Planning
7 2 (3.85%) PRINCE2
8 1 (1.92%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (1.92%) GAP Analysis
8 1 (1.92%) Configuration Management
8 1 (1.92%) Project Management
8 1 (1.92%) Logistics
8 1 (1.92%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.92%) SQL
1 1 (1.92%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (7.69%) Degree
2 3 (5.77%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 3 (5.77%) HNC
3 1 (1.92%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (1.92%) PMP
3 1 (1.92%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.92%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.92%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.92%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (1.92%) NDS
1 1 (1.92%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 26 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 21 (40.38%) HP
2 7 (13.46%) Nokia
3 3 (5.77%) Remedy
3 3 (5.77%) Cisco
3 3 (5.77%) Agilent
3 3 (5.77%) Verint
4 2 (3.85%) Oracle
4 2 (3.85%) Siemens
5 1 (1.92%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.92%) Google
5 1 (1.92%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.92%) Ericsson
5 1 (1.92%) Nokia Solutions and Networks