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 11 February 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.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SIGTRAN
Rank 623 592 561
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -31
Contract jobs citing SIGTRAN 3 20 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.006% 0.039% 0.054%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.040% 0.26% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 6
Average daily rate £350 £130 £234
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+169.23% -44.38%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £130 £234
% change year-on-year
+169.23% -44.38%
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
7512 7718 6671
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.60% 14.90% 13.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 4416 4287 3494
Average daily rate £380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £214 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 332 445 391
Average hourly rate £28.69 £24.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.53% +23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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
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 5 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 11 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -12 3 £350 +169.23%
South East +10 2 £350 +169.23%
Berkshire +1 2 £350 +169.23%
London +7 1 - -
Slough - 1 - -

SIGTRAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 5 (62.50%) SS7
1 5 (62.50%) 3G
1 5 (62.50%) Telecoms
1 5 (62.50%) 2G
1 5 (62.50%) Huawei
2 4 (50.00%) Diameter Protocol
3 3 (37.50%) Intelligent Network
3 3 (37.50%) Value-Added Service
3 3 (37.50%) Degree
3 3 (37.50%) Network Architecture
3 3 (37.50%) Integration Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
3 3 (37.50%) Oracle Database
3 3 (37.50%) Shell Script
3 3 (37.50%) SUSE
3 3 (37.50%) TCAP
3 3 (37.50%) Oracle
3 3 (37.50%) Web Services
3 3 (37.50%) XML
3 3 (37.50%) Unix
3 3 (37.50%) Linux
4 2 (25.00%) SMS
4 2 (25.00%) 3GPP
4 2 (25.00%) Network Planning
4 2 (25.00%) RNC
4 2 (25.00%) UTRAN
4 2 (25.00%) MPLS
4 2 (25.00%) LTE
4 2 (25.00%) Radio Access Network
4 2 (25.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks

SIGTRAN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 3 (37.50%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
Communications & Networking
1 5 (62.50%) 2G
1 5 (62.50%) 3G
1 5 (62.50%) SS7
2 4 (50.00%) Diameter Protocol
3 3 (37.50%) Intelligent Network
3 3 (37.50%) TCAP
3 3 (37.50%) Value-Added Service
4 2 (25.00%) 3GPP
4 2 (25.00%) LTE
4 2 (25.00%) MPLS
4 2 (25.00%) Node B
4 2 (25.00%) Radio Access Network
4 2 (25.00%) RNC
4 2 (25.00%) SMS
4 2 (25.00%) UTRAN
4 2 (25.00%) VLAN
5 1 (12.50%) ISUP
5 1 (12.50%) M3UA
5 1 (12.50%) MVNO
5 1 (12.50%) SCCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle Database
General
1 5 (62.50%) Telecoms
2 1 (12.50%) Billing
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Designer
1 3 (37.50%) Solutions Designer
2 2 (25.00%) BSS Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Network Designer
2 2 (25.00%) Test Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Capacity Planning Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Design Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) IP Architect
3 1 (12.50%) IP Designer
3 1 (12.50%) Mobile Solutions Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Network Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Product Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Telecoms Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Telecoms Designer
3 1 (12.50%) Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) Web Services
1 3 (37.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Linux
1 3 (37.50%) SUSE
1 3 (37.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Integration Testing
1 3 (37.50%) Network Architecture
2 2 (25.00%) Network Planning
3 1 (12.50%) Capacity Management
3 1 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (12.50%) Convergent Charging
3 1 (12.50%) Defect Management
3 1 (12.50%) Migration
3 1 (12.50%) Network Design
3 1 (12.50%) Presales
3 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
3 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Huawei
2 3 (37.50%) Oracle
3 2 (25.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco
4 1 (12.50%) ComArch
4 1 (12.50%) HP