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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SIGTRAN
Rank 595 566 593
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +27
Contract jobs citing SIGTRAN 19 12 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.033% 0.023% 0.017%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.23% 0.17% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
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£355 £338 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.18% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £338 -
% change year-on-year
+5.18% -
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
8414 7100 9045
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.56% 13.47% 15.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 4661 3882 4105
Average daily rate £365 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.68% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £333
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 463 396 711
Average hourly rate £22.69 £22.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.84% +4.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £41.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

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 23 September 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 13 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 23 September 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 -15 12 £355 +5.18% 1
Berkshire +13 10 £355 +5.18%
South East -6 10 £355 +5.18% 1
Reading +13 3 £360 -
Slough - - - -
Channel Islands - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - - 1
City of London - - - -
Gatwick - - - -
Guernsey - - - -
Jersey - - - -
London - - - -

SIGTRAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 19 (61.29%) 3G
2 18 (58.06%) INAP
3 17 (54.84%) SS7
3 17 (54.84%) Telecoms
4 13 (41.94%) GSM
5 12 (38.71%) LTE
6 11 (35.48%) GPRS
7 9 (29.03%) MGW
8 8 (25.81%) Requirements Analysis
8 8 (25.81%) Nokia
9 7 (22.58%) ISUP
9 7 (22.58%) Radio Access Network
10 6 (19.35%) Network Architecture
10 6 (19.35%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
10 6 (19.35%) SCCP
10 6 (19.35%) MPLS
10 6 (19.35%) 3GPP
10 6 (19.35%) UMTS
10 6 (19.35%) VoLTE
11 5 (16.13%) Test Strategy
11 5 (16.13%) VoIP
11 5 (16.13%) Cisco
11 5 (16.13%) UNIX
12 4 (12.90%) C
12 4 (12.90%) ATM
12 4 (12.90%) DNS
12 4 (12.90%) HP
12 4 (12.90%) Cisco Certification
12 4 (12.90%) Migration
12 4 (12.90%) Firewall

SIGTRAN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 (3.23%) Lync
Business Applications
1 2 (6.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (3.23%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 19 (61.29%) 3G
2 18 (58.06%) INAP
3 17 (54.84%) SS7
4 13 (41.94%) GSM
5 12 (38.71%) LTE
6 11 (35.48%) GPRS
7 9 (29.03%) MGW
8 7 (22.58%) ISUP
8 7 (22.58%) Radio Access Network
9 6 (19.35%) SCCP
9 6 (19.35%) MPLS
9 6 (19.35%) 3GPP
9 6 (19.35%) UMTS
9 6 (19.35%) VoLTE
10 5 (16.13%) VoIP
11 4 (12.90%) ATM
11 4 (12.90%) DNS
11 4 (12.90%) Firewall
11 4 (12.90%) 4G
11 4 (12.90%) Wireshark
General
1 17 (54.84%) Telecoms
2 3 (9.68%) Marketing
2 3 (9.68%) Billing
3 2 (6.45%) Electronics
3 2 (6.45%) Finance
3 2 (6.45%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (19.35%) Test Engineer
2 4 (12.90%) Test Leader
2 4 (12.90%) Voice Engineer
3 3 (9.68%) Databuild Engineer
3 3 (9.68%) Analyst
3 3 (9.68%) Test Manager
3 3 (9.68%) Test Analyst
3 3 (9.68%) Support Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Network Analyst
4 2 (6.45%) Integration Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Voice Support Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Operations Support Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Cisco Voice Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Build Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Data Build Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Operations Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Cisco Support Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Integration Manager
5 1 (3.23%) Design Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.45%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.45%) DTV
1 2 (6.45%) Management Information System
1 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.23%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (3.23%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.13%) UNIX
2 1 (3.23%) Windows
2 1 (3.23%) Linux
2 1 (3.23%) Windows 2000
2 1 (3.23%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.81%) Requirements Analysis
2 6 (19.35%) Network Architecture
3 5 (16.13%) Test Strategy
4 4 (12.90%) Migration
4 4 (12.90%) Capacity Management
5 3 (9.68%) Resource Management
5 3 (9.68%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (9.68%) Test Scripting
6 2 (6.45%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (6.45%) Configuration Management
6 2 (6.45%) Programme Management
6 2 (6.45%) Integration Acceptance Testing
6 2 (6.45%) Workflow
6 2 (6.45%) Time Management
6 2 (6.45%) Digital Marketing
7 1 (3.23%) Integration Testing
7 1 (3.23%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (3.23%) Performance Analysis
7 1 (3.23%) Network Monitoring
7 1 (3.23%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.90%) C
2 1 (3.23%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (12.90%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (9.68%) Degree
3 2 (6.45%) CCIE
3 2 (6.45%) CCNA
3 2 (6.45%) ISTQB
4 1 (3.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (3.23%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (3.23%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) SLA
Systems Management
1 4 (12.90%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (9.68%) NSN NetAct
3 1 (3.23%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (3.23%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (3.23%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 8 (25.81%) Nokia
2 6 (19.35%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 5 (16.13%) Cisco
4 4 (12.90%) HP
5 3 (9.68%) Agilent
6 2 (6.45%) SAP
6 2 (6.45%) Ericsson
6 2 (6.45%) Juniper
6 2 (6.45%) Siemens
6 2 (6.45%) CheckPoint
7 1 (3.23%) SolarWinds
7 1 (3.23%) Tandberg
7 1 (3.23%) SGI
7 1 (3.23%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 1 (3.23%) Oracle
7 1 (3.23%) Sybase
7 1 (3.23%) Microsoft