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 24 August 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SIGTRAN
Rank 654 653 600
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -53
Contract jobs citing SIGTRAN 7 9 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.013% 0.015% 0.043%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.082% 0.11% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 9
Median daily rate £250 £390 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.89% +15.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £390 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £390 £360
UK excluding London median daily rate £280 £390 £344
% change year-on-year
-28.20% +13.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £55.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 - -

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
8569 8125 8127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.72% 13.90% 14.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 5229 4655 4363
Median daily rate £400 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £235 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 439 515 456
Median hourly rate £33.00 £21.51 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.39% +4.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £47.83 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £21.53 £21.88
% change year-on-year
+62.60% -1.60%

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 7 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 24 August 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 0 7 £250 -35.89%
South East +13 3 £275 -
Berkshire +4 3 £275 -
London - 2 £200 -
Yorkshire -2 1 £285 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £225 -
Slough - 1 £275 -

SIGTRAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 August 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 23 (88.46%) Diameter Protocol
2 21 (80.77%) 3G
3 20 (76.92%) 4G
4 16 (61.54%) SPML
4 16 (61.54%) INAP
4 16 (61.54%) LDAP
5 15 (57.69%) Nokia
6 14 (53.85%) MGW
7 13 (50.00%) LTE
8 12 (46.15%) High Availability
8 12 (46.15%) SOAP
8 12 (46.15%) Change Management
8 12 (46.15%) Telecoms
9 11 (42.31%) Back Office
10 10 (38.46%) Service Delivery
10 10 (38.46%) Integration Testing
10 10 (38.46%) HNC
10 10 (38.46%) HND
11 8 (30.77%) Project Management
11 8 (30.77%) Front Office
11 8 (30.77%) Network Design
11 8 (30.77%) Continuous Improvement
11 8 (30.77%) Root Cause Analysis
12 7 (26.92%) SS7
13 5 (19.23%) ISUP
14 4 (15.38%) SCCP
14 4 (15.38%) Linux
15 3 (11.54%) GSM
15 3 (11.54%) Unix
15 3 (11.54%) C

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:

Communications & Networking
1 23 (88.46%) Diameter Protocol
2 21 (80.77%) 3G
3 20 (76.92%) 4G
4 16 (61.54%) INAP
4 16 (61.54%) LDAP
5 14 (53.85%) MGW
6 13 (50.00%) LTE
7 7 (26.92%) SS7
8 5 (19.23%) ISUP
9 4 (15.38%) SCCP
10 3 (11.54%) GSM
10 3 (11.54%) RNC
11 2 (7.69%) 2G
11 2 (7.69%) H.323
11 2 (7.69%) Megaco
11 2 (7.69%) Nokia DX200
11 2 (7.69%) TCP/IP
11 2 (7.69%) tcpdump
11 2 (7.69%) UMTS
11 2 (7.69%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) MySQL
1 1 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) CppUnit
1 1 (3.85%) JIRA
1 1 (3.85%) JMeter
General
1 12 (46.15%) Telecoms
2 11 (42.31%) Back Office
3 8 (30.77%) Front Office
4 1 (3.85%) Arabic Language
4 1 (3.85%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 8 (30.77%) Mobile Engineer
2 3 (11.54%) Operations Engineer
2 3 (11.54%) Support Engineer
2 3 (11.54%) Voice Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) 4G Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) Analyst
3 2 (7.69%) Back Office Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) Consultant
3 2 (7.69%) Integration Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) Network Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) Technical Consultant
3 2 (7.69%) Test Analyst
3 2 (7.69%) Tester
4 1 (3.85%) Core Network Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Network Analyst
4 1 (3.85%) Network Integration Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Systems Integration Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Telecoms Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Telecoms Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (61.54%) SPML
2 12 (46.15%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) Smart Meter
2 1 (3.85%) Algorithms
2 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.85%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 4 (15.38%) Linux
2 3 (11.54%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (46.15%) Change Management
1 12 (46.15%) High Availability
2 10 (38.46%) Integration Testing
2 10 (38.46%) Service Delivery
3 8 (30.77%) Continuous Improvement
3 8 (30.77%) Network Design
3 8 (30.77%) Project Management
3 8 (30.77%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (7.69%) Network Architecture
5 1 (3.85%) Automated Testing
5 1 (3.85%) Exploratory Testing
5 1 (3.85%) ITIL
5 1 (3.85%) Manual Testing
5 1 (3.85%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (3.85%) Quality Management
5 1 (3.85%) Smoke Testing
5 1 (3.85%) Software Testing
5 1 (3.85%) Test Scripting
5 1 (3.85%) Test Strategy
5 1 (3.85%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.54%) C
1 3 (11.54%) SQL
2 2 (7.69%) Perl
3 1 (3.85%) Bash Shell
3 1 (3.85%) C++
3 1 (3.85%) Java
Qualifications
1 10 (38.46%) HNC
1 10 (38.46%) HND
2 2 (7.69%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (3.85%) OpenView
Vendors
1 15 (57.69%) Nokia
2 3 (11.54%) HP
3 2 (7.69%) GENBAND
3 2 (7.69%) Huawei
4 1 (3.85%) Dialogic
4 1 (3.85%) Google