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 4 May 2016 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SIGTRAN
Rank 630 604 588
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -16
Contract jobs citing SIGTRAN 17 32 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.031% 0.057% 0.061%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.20% 0.38% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 15 15
Median daily rate £275 £175 £213
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+57.14% -17.64%
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £158 £213
% change year-on-year
+74.60% -25.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £27.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 - -

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
8557 8364 7308
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.39% 14.98% 13.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 5190 4560 3874
Median daily rate £388 £350 £352
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -0.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £345 £333
% change year-on-year
+5.79% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 357 465 401
Median hourly rate £28.00 £27.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% +37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.70 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £46.50 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £28.35 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+5.83% +41.72%

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 4 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -34 17 £275 +57.14% 4
Berkshire +3 16 £275 +78.86%
South East -11 16 £275 +78.86%
Reading - 6 - -

SIGTRAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 May 2016, 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 17 (85.00%) 3G
2 16 (80.00%) 4G
3 15 (75.00%) Diameter Protocol
4 14 (70.00%) SPML
4 14 (70.00%) LDAP
4 14 (70.00%) Nokia
5 12 (60.00%) MGW
6 11 (55.00%) Change Management
6 11 (55.00%) High Availability
6 11 (55.00%) SOAP
6 11 (55.00%) INAP
7 10 (50.00%) Integration Testing
7 10 (50.00%) Service Delivery
7 10 (50.00%) LTE
8 9 (45.00%) Back Office
8 9 (45.00%) Telecoms
8 9 (45.00%) HNC
8 9 (45.00%) HND
9 7 (35.00%) Project Management
9 7 (35.00%) Front Office
9 7 (35.00%) Network Design
9 7 (35.00%) Continuous Improvement
9 7 (35.00%) Root Cause Analysis
10 4 (20.00%) SS7
11 2 (10.00%) H.323
11 2 (10.00%) Megaco
11 2 (10.00%) Cisco
11 2 (10.00%) Capacity Management
11 2 (10.00%) GENBAND
11 2 (10.00%) RNC

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
Communications & Networking
1 17 (85.00%) 3G
2 16 (80.00%) 4G
3 15 (75.00%) Diameter Protocol
4 14 (70.00%) LDAP
5 12 (60.00%) MGW
6 11 (55.00%) INAP
7 10 (50.00%) LTE
8 4 (20.00%) SS7
9 2 (10.00%) H.323
9 2 (10.00%) Megaco
9 2 (10.00%) Nokia DX200
9 2 (10.00%) RNC
10 1 (5.00%) 2G
10 1 (5.00%) Intelligent Network
10 1 (5.00%) ISUP
10 1 (5.00%) M3UA
10 1 (5.00%) MVNO
10 1 (5.00%) SCCP
10 1 (5.00%) SMS
10 1 (5.00%) TCAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database
General
1 9 (45.00%) Back Office
1 9 (45.00%) Telecoms
2 7 (35.00%) Front Office
3 1 (5.00%) Billing
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) Mobile Engineer
2 2 (10.00%) 4G Engineer
2 2 (10.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (10.00%) Operations Engineer
2 2 (10.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (10.00%) Voice Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) Analyst
3 1 (5.00%) Back Office Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) Capacity Planning Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) Design Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) Integration Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) Integration Specialist
3 1 (5.00%) Network Analyst
3 1 (5.00%) Network Integration Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) Network Systems Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) Product Tester
3 1 (5.00%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) Systems Integration Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (5.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (70.00%) SPML
2 11 (55.00%) SOAP
3 1 (5.00%) Web Services
3 1 (5.00%) XML
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) Linux
1 1 (5.00%) SUSE
1 1 (5.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (55.00%) Change Management
1 11 (55.00%) High Availability
2 10 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 10 (50.00%) Service Delivery
3 7 (35.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 7 (35.00%) Network Design
3 7 (35.00%) Project Management
3 7 (35.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (10.00%) Capacity Management
4 2 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (5.00%) Convergent Charging
5 1 (5.00%) Defect Management
5 1 (5.00%) Network Architecture
5 1 (5.00%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (45.00%) HNC
1 9 (45.00%) HND
2 1 (5.00%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 14 (70.00%) Nokia
2 2 (10.00%) Cisco
2 2 (10.00%) GENBAND
3 1 (5.00%) HP
3 1 (5.00%) Huawei
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle