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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SIGTRAN
Rank 582 570 545
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -25
Contract jobs citing SIGTRAN 13 12 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.024% 0.023% 0.024%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.16% 0.17% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 4
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£240 £278 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.51% +4.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate £240 £278 £265
% change year-on-year
-13.51% +4.71%
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
7932 6951 7862
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.38% 13.47% 15.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 4506 3786 3830
Average daily rate £363 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £215 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 427 418 664
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.55 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

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 19 December 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 14 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 19 December 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 -31 11 £240 -13.51%
Berkshire -1 5 £130 -
South East -23 5 £130 -
Reading +17 1 £350 -
London +15 1 - -
Manchester - - - -
Channel Islands - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
City of London - - - -
North West - - - -
Crawley - - - -
Gatwick - - - -
Guernsey - - - -
Jersey - - - -

SIGTRAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (75.00%) 3G
2 19 (59.38%) SS7
3 18 (56.25%) GSM
4 16 (50.00%) Telecoms
5 15 (46.88%) INAP
6 11 (34.38%) Nokia
7 10 (31.25%) LTE
7 10 (31.25%) MGW
8 9 (28.13%) Radio Access Network
8 9 (28.13%) 4G
8 9 (28.13%) GPRS
9 8 (25.00%) Requirements Analysis
10 7 (21.88%) GGSN
11 6 (18.75%) 2G
11 6 (18.75%) SGSN
11 6 (18.75%) VoLTE
11 6 (18.75%) Network Architecture
11 6 (18.75%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
11 6 (18.75%) C
11 6 (18.75%) UNIX
11 6 (18.75%) ISUP
12 5 (15.63%) HP
12 5 (15.63%) TCP/IP
12 5 (15.63%) Capacity Management
12 5 (15.63%) HP Quality Center
12 5 (15.63%) Migration
12 5 (15.63%) Billing
13 4 (12.50%) 3GPP
13 4 (12.50%) UMTS
13 4 (12.50%) VoIP

SIGTRAN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (3.13%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (75.00%) 3G
2 19 (59.38%) SS7
3 18 (56.25%) GSM
4 15 (46.88%) INAP
5 10 (31.25%) LTE
5 10 (31.25%) MGW
6 9 (28.13%) Radio Access Network
6 9 (28.13%) 4G
6 9 (28.13%) GPRS
7 7 (21.88%) GGSN
8 6 (18.75%) 2G
8 6 (18.75%) SGSN
8 6 (18.75%) VoLTE
8 6 (18.75%) ISUP
9 5 (15.63%) TCP/IP
10 4 (12.50%) 3GPP
10 4 (12.50%) UMTS
10 4 (12.50%) VoIP
11 3 (9.38%) DNS
11 3 (9.38%) ATM
General
1 16 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 5 (15.63%) Billing
3 2 (6.25%) Marketing
4 1 (3.13%) Retail
4 1 (3.13%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (21.88%) Test Engineer
2 4 (12.50%) Voice Engineer
3 3 (9.38%) Test Manager
3 3 (9.38%) Test Leader
4 2 (6.25%) Design Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Wireless Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Databuild Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Project Manager
5 1 (3.13%) Consultant
5 1 (3.13%) Technical Project Manager
5 1 (3.13%) Support Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (3.13%) Build Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Data Build Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Telecoms Consultant
5 1 (3.13%) Technical Manager
5 1 (3.13%) Telecoms Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Telecoms Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.13%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
1 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (3.13%) Mobile App
1 1 (3.13%) Handset
1 1 (3.13%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (18.75%) UNIX
2 1 (3.13%) Windows
2 1 (3.13%) Linux
2 1 (3.13%) Windows 2000
2 1 (3.13%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 6 (18.75%) Network Architecture
3 5 (15.63%) Capacity Management
3 5 (15.63%) Migration
4 3 (9.38%) Configuration Management
4 3 (9.38%) Test Scripting
4 3 (9.38%) Resource Management
5 2 (6.25%) Risk Management
5 2 (6.25%) Workflow
5 2 (6.25%) Data Management
5 2 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (6.25%) Time Management
5 2 (6.25%) Test Strategy
5 2 (6.25%) Service Management
5 2 (6.25%) PRINCE2
5 2 (6.25%) CRM
6 1 (3.13%) ITIL
6 1 (3.13%) Mobile Commerce
6 1 (3.13%) Project Management
6 1 (3.13%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (18.75%) C
2 1 (3.13%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (9.38%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (9.38%) ISTQB
1 3 (9.38%) Degree
2 2 (6.25%) CCNA
3 1 (3.13%) CCIE
3 1 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (3.13%) PMP
3 1 (3.13%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (3.13%) NDS
Systems Management
1 5 (15.63%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (34.38%) Nokia
2 6 (18.75%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 5 (15.63%) HP
4 3 (9.38%) Cisco
4 3 (9.38%) Ericsson
5 2 (6.25%) SGI
5 2 (6.25%) Siemens
5 2 (6.25%) CheckPoint
5 2 (6.25%) Oracle
6 1 (3.13%) Microsoft
6 1 (3.13%) Sybase
6 1 (3.13%) Juniper