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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SIGTRAN
Rank 603 591 573
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -18
Contract jobs citing SIGTRAN 17 20 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.030% 0.037% 0.012%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.22% 0.26% 0.086%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 0
Average daily rate
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£390 £263 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+48.57% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £263 -
% change year-on-year
+48.57% -
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
7831 7646 6987
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.77% 13.99% 13.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4478 4078 3617
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 477 416 465
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% -21.56%

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 11 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 31 July 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 -23 17 £390 +48.57%
South East -13 9 - -
Berkshire +1 8 - -
Yorkshire - 6 - -
Leeds - 6 - -
West Yorkshire - 6 - -
Newbury +3 5 - -
Bracknell -7 1 - -
Home Counties - 1 - -
East of England - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -

SIGTRAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 44 (93.62%) SS7
2 37 (78.72%) 3G
3 31 (65.96%) Telecoms
4 28 (59.57%) 2G
5 25 (53.19%) 4G
6 20 (42.55%) MGW
7 16 (34.04%) GSM
8 15 (31.91%) HP Quality Center
8 15 (31.91%) Diameter Protocol
9 14 (29.79%) Network Architecture
10 13 (27.66%) Billing
11 11 (23.40%) CRM
11 11 (23.40%) Wireless
12 10 (21.28%) HP
12 10 (21.28%) UNIX
13 9 (19.15%) TCP/IP
13 9 (19.15%) RTP
13 9 (19.15%) MVNO
14 8 (17.02%) LTE
15 7 (14.89%) SGSN
15 7 (14.89%) Requirements Analysis
15 7 (14.89%) ISUP
15 7 (14.89%) SMS
15 7 (14.89%) Cisco
15 7 (14.89%) Nokia
15 7 (14.89%) ATM
15 7 (14.89%) VoIP
16 6 (12.77%) ITIL
16 6 (12.77%) HNC
16 6 (12.77%) Remedy

SIGTRAN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (2.13%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.13%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
1 1 (2.13%) Lync
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.13%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (2.13%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 44 (93.62%) SS7
2 37 (78.72%) 3G
3 28 (59.57%) 2G
4 25 (53.19%) 4G
5 20 (42.55%) MGW
6 16 (34.04%) GSM
7 15 (31.91%) Diameter Protocol
8 11 (23.40%) Wireless
9 9 (19.15%) RTP
9 9 (19.15%) TCP/IP
9 9 (19.15%) MVNO
10 8 (17.02%) LTE
11 7 (14.89%) SGSN
11 7 (14.89%) SMS
11 7 (14.89%) ATM
11 7 (14.89%) VoIP
11 7 (14.89%) ISUP
12 6 (12.77%) SCCP
12 6 (12.77%) Firewall
12 6 (12.77%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.13%) Oracle Database
General
1 31 (65.96%) Telecoms
2 13 (27.66%) Billing
3 4 (8.51%) Back Office
4 3 (6.38%) Multimedia
5 1 (2.13%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 13 (27.66%) Test Engineer
2 10 (21.28%) Tester
3 8 (17.02%) Wireless Engineer
4 6 (12.77%) Voice Engineer
4 6 (12.77%) Databuild Engineer
5 5 (10.64%) Design Engineer
6 4 (8.51%) Network Engineer
6 4 (8.51%) Technical Tester
6 4 (8.51%) Mobile Tester
7 3 (6.38%) Network Design Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) Core Network Engineer
8 2 (4.26%) Telecoms Engineer
8 2 (4.26%) Consultant
9 1 (2.13%) Service Design Engineer
9 1 (2.13%) Network Security Consultant
9 1 (2.13%) Build Engineer
9 1 (2.13%) Security Consultant
9 1 (2.13%) Technical Consultant
9 1 (2.13%) Network Consultant
9 1 (2.13%) Manual Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.13%) Web Services
1 1 (2.13%) XML
1 1 (2.13%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.77%) Statistics
2 3 (6.38%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.26%) IPTV
3 2 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 10 (21.28%) UNIX
2 1 (2.13%) Linux
2 1 (2.13%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (29.79%) Network Architecture
2 11 (23.40%) CRM
3 7 (14.89%) Requirements Analysis
4 6 (12.77%) Migration
4 6 (12.77%) ITIL
5 5 (10.64%) Risk Management
6 4 (8.51%) Validation
6 4 (8.51%) Test Planning
7 3 (6.38%) Data Management
7 3 (6.38%) Benchmarking
7 3 (6.38%) Service Management
8 2 (4.26%) Network Design
8 2 (4.26%) Network Planning
8 2 (4.26%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (4.26%) Integration Testing
8 2 (4.26%) Test Scripting
9 1 (2.13%) Test Strategy
9 1 (2.13%) Performance Testing
9 1 (2.13%) Business Analysis
9 1 (2.13%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.13%) SQL
1 1 (2.13%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (12.77%) HNC
1 6 (12.77%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 4 (8.51%) Degree
3 1 (2.13%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.13%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (2.13%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 15 (31.91%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (21.28%) HP
2 7 (14.89%) Nokia
2 7 (14.89%) Cisco
3 6 (12.77%) Remedy
4 3 (6.38%) Agilent
4 3 (6.38%) Verint
4 3 (6.38%) Tekelec
5 2 (4.26%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 2 (4.26%) Oracle
5 2 (4.26%) Siemens
6 1 (2.13%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (2.13%) Google
6 1 (2.13%) Microsoft