The table below looks at the statistics for SIGTRAN skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SIGTRAN over the 3 months to 24 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SIGTRAN
UK
Rank 591 609 598
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -11
Contract jobs citing SIGTRAN 2 3 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% 0.006% 0.028%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.029% 0.041% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 5
Median daily rate - £160 £130
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +23.07%
UK excluding London median daily rate - - £130
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
6862 7277 7379
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.30% 14.55% 14.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 4188 4236 4168
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 352 359 407
Median hourly rate £28.00 £27.50 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% +15.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £14.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%

SIGTRAN
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing SIGTRAN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 4 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SIGTRAN within the UK over the 3 months to 24 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +21 2 - -
Berkshire +17 2 - -
South East +14 2 - -
Maidenhead - 1 - -

SIGTRAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SIGTRAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for SIGTRAN.

1 7 (87.50%) 3G
1 7 (87.50%) 4G
2 6 (75.00%) Diameter Protocol
3 5 (62.50%) Telecoms
4 4 (50.00%) Network Architecture
5 3 (37.50%) TCP/IP
5 3 (37.50%) HP
5 3 (37.50%) LDAP
6 2 (25.00%) VoIP
6 2 (25.00%) Nokia
6 2 (25.00%) Internet
6 2 (25.00%) SS7
6 2 (25.00%) INAP
6 2 (25.00%) MGW
6 2 (25.00%) 2G
6 2 (25.00%) OpenView
7 1 (12.50%) Feasibility Study
7 1 (12.50%) Network Security
7 1 (12.50%) LTE
7 1 (12.50%) Firewall
7 1 (12.50%) Back Office
7 1 (12.50%) Finance
7 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
7 1 (12.50%) GGSN
7 1 (12.50%) SPML
7 1 (12.50%) Network Management
7 1 (12.50%) Performance Monitoring
7 1 (12.50%) H.323
7 1 (12.50%) DNS
7 1 (12.50%) SLA

SIGTRAN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 7 (87.50%) 3G
1 7 (87.50%) 4G
2 6 (75.00%) Diameter Protocol
3 3 (37.50%) LDAP
3 3 (37.50%) TCP/IP
4 2 (25.00%) 2G
4 2 (25.00%) INAP
4 2 (25.00%) Internet
4 2 (25.00%) MGW
4 2 (25.00%) SS7
4 2 (25.00%) VoIP
5 1 (12.50%) DNS
5 1 (12.50%) Firewall
5 1 (12.50%) GGSN
5 1 (12.50%) GPRS
5 1 (12.50%) GSM
5 1 (12.50%) H.323
5 1 (12.50%) HTTP
5 1 (12.50%) LTE
5 1 (12.50%) Network Security
General
1 5 (62.50%) Telecoms
2 1 (12.50%) Back Office
2 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Core Network Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) Mobile Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) Network Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) OSS Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) 3G Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) 4G Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Back Office Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) IP Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) LTE Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) NOC Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) SPML
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Network Architecture
2 1 (12.50%) Feasibility Study
2 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
2 1 (12.50%) Network Management
2 1 (12.50%) Performance Monitoring
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) OpenView
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) HP
2 2 (25.00%) Nokia