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 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SIGTRAN
Rank 577 566 599
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +33
Contract jobs citing SIGTRAN 24 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.043% 0.017% 0.007%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.30% 0.12% 0.044%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 0 0
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£338 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 - -
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
7978 7223 9069
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.40% 13.58% 15.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 4292 3891 4082
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 429 418 712
Average hourly rate £20.50 £23.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.76% +4.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.88 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 20 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 16 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 20 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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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 -16 17 £338 - 1
Berkshire +14 15 £350 -
South East +9 15 £350 - 1
Slough - 3 £190 -
London - 1 £210 -
Newbury - 1 £90 -
Channel Islands - - - -
East of England - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - - 1
City of London - - - -
Abbots Langley - - - -
Gatwick - - - -
Guernsey - - - -
Jersey - - - -

SIGTRAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 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 24 (60.00%) SS7
2 22 (55.00%) 3G
3 20 (50.00%) INAP
3 20 (50.00%) Telecoms
4 13 (32.50%) GPRS
5 12 (30.00%) GSM
6 11 (27.50%) MGW
7 10 (25.00%) LTE
8 9 (22.50%) Nokia
9 8 (20.00%) ISUP
9 8 (20.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
10 7 (17.50%) 4G
10 7 (17.50%) Requirements Analysis
10 7 (17.50%) Ericsson
10 7 (17.50%) MPLS
11 6 (15.00%) SCCP
11 6 (15.00%) 3GPP
11 6 (15.00%) Cisco
11 6 (15.00%) Radio Access Network
11 6 (15.00%) VoLTE
11 6 (15.00%) Network Architecture
12 5 (12.50%) Test Strategy
12 5 (12.50%) UMTS
12 5 (12.50%) VoIP
12 5 (12.50%) ATM
12 5 (12.50%) UNIX
13 4 (10.00%) HP
13 4 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
13 4 (10.00%) WCDMA
13 4 (10.00%) HP Quality Center

SIGTRAN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 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 (2.50%) Lync
Business Applications
1 2 (5.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (2.50%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 24 (60.00%) SS7
2 22 (55.00%) 3G
3 20 (50.00%) INAP
4 13 (32.50%) GPRS
5 12 (30.00%) GSM
6 11 (27.50%) MGW
7 10 (25.00%) LTE
8 8 (20.00%) ISUP
9 7 (17.50%) MPLS
9 7 (17.50%) 4G
10 6 (15.00%) Radio Access Network
10 6 (15.00%) VoLTE
10 6 (15.00%) 3GPP
10 6 (15.00%) SCCP
11 5 (12.50%) UMTS
11 5 (12.50%) VoIP
11 5 (12.50%) ATM
12 4 (10.00%) WCDMA
12 4 (10.00%) Firewall
13 3 (7.50%) DNS
General
1 20 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (7.50%) Billing
3 2 (5.00%) Marketing
3 2 (5.00%) Finance
3 2 (5.00%) Electronics
3 2 (5.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.50%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (20.00%) Test Leader
2 6 (15.00%) Test Engineer
3 5 (12.50%) Test Analyst
3 5 (12.50%) Analyst
3 5 (12.50%) Voice Engineer
4 3 (7.50%) Test Manager
4 3 (7.50%) Integration Engineer
4 3 (7.50%) Support Engineer
4 3 (7.50%) Network Analyst
4 3 (7.50%) Databuild Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Design Engineer
6 1 (2.50%) NOC Engineer
6 1 (2.50%) Cisco Support
6 1 (2.50%) Build Engineer
6 1 (2.50%) Data Build Engineer
6 1 (2.50%) Operations Engineer
6 1 (2.50%) Cisco Support Engineer
6 1 (2.50%) Cisco Voice Engineer
6 1 (2.50%) Voice Support Engineer
6 1 (2.50%) Operations Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.50%) Smart Meter
2 2 (5.00%) DTV
3 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.50%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 5 (12.50%) UNIX
2 2 (5.00%) Windows
2 2 (5.00%) Windows 2000
2 2 (5.00%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (17.50%) Requirements Analysis
2 6 (15.00%) Network Architecture
3 5 (12.50%) Test Strategy
4 4 (10.00%) Capacity Management
4 4 (10.00%) Migration
5 3 (7.50%) Resource Management
5 3 (7.50%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (7.50%) Test Scripting
6 2 (5.00%) Time Management
6 2 (5.00%) Digital Marketing
6 2 (5.00%) Programme Management
6 2 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (5.00%) Configuration Management
6 2 (5.00%) Integration Acceptance Testing
6 2 (5.00%) Regression Testing
6 2 (5.00%) Workflow
6 2 (5.00%) Validation
7 1 (2.50%) Service Management
7 1 (2.50%) ITIL
7 1 (2.50%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.50%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (7.50%) CCNA
3 2 (5.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (5.00%) Degree
4 1 (2.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.50%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.50%) ISEB
4 1 (2.50%) CCIE
4 1 (2.50%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) SLA
Systems Management
1 4 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (7.50%) NSN NetAct
3 1 (2.50%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (2.50%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (2.50%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 9 (22.50%) Nokia
2 8 (20.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 7 (17.50%) Ericsson
4 6 (15.00%) Cisco
5 4 (10.00%) HP
6 3 (7.50%) Agilent
6 3 (7.50%) CheckPoint
7 2 (5.00%) Huawei
7 2 (5.00%) Siemens
7 2 (5.00%) Juniper
7 2 (5.00%) Microsoft
7 2 (5.00%) Sybase
7 2 (5.00%) SAP
8 1 (2.50%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 1 (2.50%) Oracle
8 1 (2.50%) Tandberg
8 1 (2.50%) SolarWinds
8 1 (2.50%) Ciena