The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SIGTRAN
Rank 569 567 578
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +11
Contract jobs citing SIGTRAN 21 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.038% 0.012% 0.005%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.28% 0.086% 0.033%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 0 1
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£263 - £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 - £375
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
7602 6990 8978
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.91% 13.67% 15.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 4063 3628 3970
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £322 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.81% -0.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 406 456 702
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.60 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -

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 1 August 2014.

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 11 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 1 August 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 +7 16 £263 - 6
Berkshire +6 13 £344 - 2
South East +2 13 £344 - 2
Slough - 3 £190 - 1
London - 1 £210 - 1
Newbury - 1 £90 -
Abbots Langley - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - - 2
City of London - - - - 1
East of England - - - - 2

SIGTRAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 32 (62.75%) SS7
2 31 (60.78%) Telecoms
3 23 (45.10%) 3G
4 20 (39.22%) INAP
5 18 (35.29%) MGW
6 14 (27.45%) GPRS
7 13 (25.49%) GSM
7 13 (25.49%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 12 (23.53%) LTE
9 11 (21.57%) ISUP
9 11 (21.57%) 4G
10 10 (19.61%) Ericsson
10 10 (19.61%) Nokia
11 9 (17.65%) MPLS
12 8 (15.69%) 3GPP
12 8 (15.69%) Cisco
13 7 (13.73%) UMTS
13 7 (13.73%) ATM
13 7 (13.73%) UNIX
13 7 (13.73%) GGSN
13 7 (13.73%) SGSN
13 7 (13.73%) Network Architecture
13 7 (13.73%) VoLTE
14 6 (11.76%) Test Strategy
14 6 (11.76%) Firewall
14 6 (11.76%) WCDMA
14 6 (11.76%) DNS
14 6 (11.76%) SCCP
15 5 (9.80%) Regression Testing
15 5 (9.80%) CheckPoint

SIGTRAN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 (1.96%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
1 1 (1.96%) Lync
Business Applications
1 2 (3.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.96%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 32 (62.75%) SS7
2 23 (45.10%) 3G
3 20 (39.22%) INAP
4 18 (35.29%) MGW
5 14 (27.45%) GPRS
6 13 (25.49%) GSM
7 12 (23.53%) LTE
8 11 (21.57%) ISUP
8 11 (21.57%) 4G
9 9 (17.65%) MPLS
10 8 (15.69%) 3GPP
11 7 (13.73%) UMTS
11 7 (13.73%) ATM
11 7 (13.73%) GGSN
11 7 (13.73%) SGSN
11 7 (13.73%) VoLTE
12 6 (11.76%) Firewall
12 6 (11.76%) WCDMA
12 6 (11.76%) DNS
12 6 (11.76%) SCCP
General
1 31 (60.78%) Telecoms
2 4 (7.84%) Billing
3 2 (3.92%) Marketing
3 2 (3.92%) Electronics
3 2 (3.92%) Finance
3 2 (3.92%) Legal
3 2 (3.92%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (19.61%) Test Leader
2 7 (13.73%) Voice Engineer
3 6 (11.76%) Analyst
3 6 (11.76%) Test Analyst
4 5 (9.80%) Test Manager
4 5 (9.80%) Design Engineer
4 5 (9.80%) Test Engineer
5 4 (7.84%) NOC Engineer
6 3 (5.88%) Support Engineer
6 3 (5.88%) Network Analyst
6 3 (5.88%) Databuild Engineer
6 3 (5.88%) Integration Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) Technical Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) Consultant
8 1 (1.96%) Tester
8 1 (1.96%) Integration Manager
8 1 (1.96%) Cisco Engineer
8 1 (1.96%) Technical Manager
8 1 (1.96%) Senior Support Engineer
8 1 (1.96%) Telecoms Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.92%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.80%) Smart Meter
2 2 (3.92%) DTV
3 1 (1.96%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.96%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 7 (13.73%) UNIX
2 4 (7.84%) Windows NT
2 4 (7.84%) Windows
2 4 (7.84%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (13.73%) Network Architecture
2 6 (11.76%) Test Strategy
3 5 (9.80%) Regression Testing
3 5 (9.80%) Requirements Analysis
4 4 (7.84%) Test Scripting
4 4 (7.84%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (7.84%) Migration
4 4 (7.84%) Configuration Management
5 3 (5.88%) Fault Management
5 3 (5.88%) Time Management
5 3 (5.88%) Capacity Management
6 2 (3.92%) Resource Management
6 2 (3.92%) Digital Marketing
6 2 (3.92%) Programme Management
6 2 (3.92%) Workflow
6 2 (3.92%) Validation
6 2 (3.92%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (3.92%) Change Management
6 2 (3.92%) Integration Acceptance Testing
7 1 (1.96%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.88%) C
2 1 (1.96%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (9.80%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (7.84%) CCNA
3 3 (5.88%) ISTQB
4 2 (3.92%) Degree
5 1 (1.96%) ISEB
5 1 (1.96%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.96%) CCIE
5 1 (1.96%) CCNP
5 1 (1.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.96%) SLA
Systems Management
1 4 (7.84%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (5.88%) NSN NetAct
3 1 (1.96%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (1.96%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (1.96%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 13 (25.49%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 10 (19.61%) Ericsson
2 10 (19.61%) Nokia
3 8 (15.69%) Cisco
4 5 (9.80%) CheckPoint
4 5 (9.80%) Juniper
4 5 (9.80%) Huawei
5 4 (7.84%) Sybase
5 4 (7.84%) Microsoft
5 4 (7.84%) HP
6 3 (5.88%) Agilent
7 2 (3.92%) Velocent
7 2 (3.92%) Oracle
7 2 (3.92%) SAP
7 2 (3.92%) Siemens
8 1 (1.96%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 1 (1.96%) SolarWinds
8 1 (1.96%) Tandberg
Reading, Berkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £360 per day
Posted: 3 days ago