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 22 May 2015 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SIGTRAN
Rank 579 566 537
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -29
Contract jobs citing SIGTRAN 28 16 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.052% 0.030% 0.025%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.35% 0.23% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 10 3
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£150 £213 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.41% -52.77%
UK excluding London average daily rate £150 £213 £450
% change year-on-year
-29.41% -52.77%
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
7948 6904 6873
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.67% 13.12% 14.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 4423 3766 3378
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 449 383 558
Average hourly rate £26.00 £20.00 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -10.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.50 £43.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

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
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 22 May 2015. 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 -10 28 £150 -29.41% 1
South East -6 18 £150 -28.99% 1
Berkshire 0 16 £150 -28.99% 1
West Yorkshire - 5 - -
Yorkshire - 5 - -
Leeds - 5 - -
Newbury - 3 £175 - 1
South West +11 2 - -
Bristol +1 2 - -
London -7 2 £250 -
Home Counties - 2 - -
Slough -1 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
East of England - 1 - -

SIGTRAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 52 (98.11%) SS7
2 42 (79.25%) 3G
2 42 (79.25%) Telecoms
3 33 (62.26%) 2G
4 32 (60.38%) 4G
5 28 (52.83%) GSM
6 26 (49.06%) HP Quality Center
7 21 (39.62%) TCP/IP
7 21 (39.62%) HP
8 19 (35.85%) Billing
9 17 (32.08%) CRM
10 16 (30.19%) Wireless
10 16 (30.19%) MVNO
11 14 (26.42%) MGW
12 13 (24.53%) Diameter Protocol
13 12 (22.64%) Network Architecture
13 12 (22.64%) UNIX
14 8 (15.09%) RTP
14 8 (15.09%) LTE
15 7 (13.21%) Nokia
16 6 (11.32%) ITIL
16 6 (11.32%) Migration
16 6 (11.32%) ISUP
17 5 (9.43%) Wireshark
17 5 (9.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 5 (9.43%) Statistics
17 5 (9.43%) Data Management
17 5 (9.43%) Risk Management
17 5 (9.43%) SCCP
17 5 (9.43%) Remedy

SIGTRAN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 (1.89%) Lync
1 1 (1.89%) CMS
1 1 (1.89%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
1 1 (1.89%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.89%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.89%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 52 (98.11%) SS7
2 42 (79.25%) 3G
3 33 (62.26%) 2G
4 32 (60.38%) 4G
5 28 (52.83%) GSM
6 21 (39.62%) TCP/IP
7 16 (30.19%) Wireless
7 16 (30.19%) MVNO
8 14 (26.42%) MGW
9 13 (24.53%) Diameter Protocol
10 8 (15.09%) RTP
10 8 (15.09%) LTE
11 6 (11.32%) ISUP
12 5 (9.43%) Wireshark
12 5 (9.43%) SCCP
12 5 (9.43%) SMPP
12 5 (9.43%) SMS
13 4 (7.55%) SGSN
14 3 (5.66%) Cisco ICM
14 3 (5.66%) Megaco
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database
General
1 42 (79.25%) Telecoms
2 19 (35.85%) Billing
3 3 (5.66%) Multimedia
4 1 (1.89%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (33.96%) Test Engineer
2 13 (24.53%) Wireless Engineer
3 10 (18.87%) Tester
4 6 (11.32%) Databuild Engineer
5 5 (9.43%) Voice Engineer
6 4 (7.55%) Network Engineer
6 4 (7.55%) Design Engineer
6 4 (7.55%) Mobile Tester
7 3 (5.66%) Core Network Engineer
7 3 (5.66%) Network Design Engineer
8 2 (3.77%) Telecoms Engineer
9 1 (1.89%) Service Design Engineer
9 1 (1.89%) Build Engineer
9 1 (1.89%) Cisco Engineer
9 1 (1.89%) Network Security Consultant
9 1 (1.89%) Test Manager
9 1 (1.89%) Network Consultant
9 1 (1.89%) Consultant
9 1 (1.89%) Support Engineer
9 1 (1.89%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.89%) XMPP
1 1 (1.89%) SOAP
1 1 (1.89%) Web Services
1 1 (1.89%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.43%) Statistics
2 3 (5.66%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.77%) IPTV
3 2 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.89%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 12 (22.64%) UNIX
2 1 (1.89%) SUSE
2 1 (1.89%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (32.08%) CRM
2 12 (22.64%) Network Architecture
3 6 (11.32%) ITIL
3 6 (11.32%) Migration
4 5 (9.43%) Data Management
4 5 (9.43%) Risk Management
4 5 (9.43%) Service Management
5 3 (5.66%) Requirements Analysis
5 3 (5.66%) Benchmarking
6 2 (3.77%) Network Planning
6 2 (3.77%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (3.77%) Integration Testing
6 2 (3.77%) Test Scripting
7 1 (1.89%) Coaching
7 1 (1.89%) Problem Management
7 1 (1.89%) Risk Analysis
7 1 (1.89%) Test Strategy
7 1 (1.89%) Network Design
7 1 (1.89%) Business Analysis
7 1 (1.89%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.89%) SQL
1 1 (1.89%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (9.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 5 (9.43%) HNC
2 4 (7.55%) Degree
3 1 (1.89%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.89%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.89%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.89%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.89%) PMP
3 1 (1.89%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (1.89%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.89%) NDS
Systems Management
1 26 (49.06%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 21 (39.62%) HP
2 7 (13.21%) Nokia
3 5 (9.43%) Remedy
4 3 (5.66%) Verint
4 3 (5.66%) Tekelec
4 3 (5.66%) Agilent
4 3 (5.66%) Cisco
5 2 (3.77%) Siemens
5 2 (3.77%) Oracle
6 1 (1.89%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 1 (1.89%) Google
6 1 (1.89%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.89%) Ericsson
6 1 (1.89%) Microsoft