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 3 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SIGTRAN
Rank 592 579 547
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -32
Contract jobs citing SIGTRAN 21 13 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.038% 0.025% 0.020%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.26% 0.18% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 3
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£320 £281 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.77% -37.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £300 £450
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -33.33%
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
7937 7246 6967
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.21% 13.69% 14.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 4468 3937 3536
Average daily rate £355 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.38% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £208 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £326 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 467 381 526
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.42% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £13.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+31.94% -28.00%

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 12 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 3 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 -21 21 £320 +21.90% 2
South East -8 12 - -
Berkshire +17 10 - -
West Yorkshire - 6 - -
Yorkshire - 6 - -
Leeds - 6 - -
Newbury - 3 - -
Home Counties - 2 - -
Slough +1 1 - -
London -13 1 £250 +19.04% 1
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
East of England - 1 - -

SIGTRAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 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 49 (96.08%) SS7
2 41 (80.39%) 3G
3 38 (74.51%) Telecoms
4 33 (64.71%) 2G
5 30 (58.82%) 4G
6 23 (45.10%) GSM
7 22 (43.14%) HP Quality Center
8 17 (33.33%) MGW
8 17 (33.33%) Billing
8 17 (33.33%) HP
9 16 (31.37%) TCP/IP
10 15 (29.41%) CRM
11 14 (27.45%) Wireless
11 14 (27.45%) Network Architecture
11 14 (27.45%) Diameter Protocol
12 13 (25.49%) MVNO
13 10 (19.61%) UNIX
14 9 (17.65%) RTP
15 7 (13.73%) SMS
15 7 (13.73%) LTE
16 6 (11.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 6 (11.76%) Statistics
16 6 (11.76%) Wireshark
16 6 (11.76%) Remedy
16 6 (11.76%) Nokia
16 6 (11.76%) ITIL
16 6 (11.76%) HNC
16 6 (11.76%) ISUP
16 6 (11.76%) SCCP
16 6 (11.76%) Migration

SIGTRAN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 (1.96%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.96%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
1 1 (1.96%) Lync
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.96%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.96%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 49 (96.08%) SS7
2 41 (80.39%) 3G
3 33 (64.71%) 2G
4 30 (58.82%) 4G
5 23 (45.10%) GSM
6 17 (33.33%) MGW
7 16 (31.37%) TCP/IP
8 14 (27.45%) Wireless
8 14 (27.45%) Diameter Protocol
9 13 (25.49%) MVNO
10 9 (17.65%) RTP
11 7 (13.73%) SMS
11 7 (13.73%) LTE
12 6 (11.76%) Wireshark
12 6 (11.76%) ISUP
12 6 (11.76%) SCCP
13 5 (9.80%) SMPP
13 5 (9.80%) ATM
13 5 (9.80%) VoIP
13 5 (9.80%) SGSN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.96%) Oracle Database
General
1 38 (74.51%) Telecoms
2 17 (33.33%) Billing
3 3 (5.88%) Multimedia
4 2 (3.92%) Back Office
5 1 (1.96%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 16 (31.37%) Test Engineer
2 12 (23.53%) Tester
3 11 (21.57%) Wireless Engineer
4 6 (11.76%) Databuild Engineer
5 5 (9.80%) Voice Engineer
6 4 (7.84%) Network Engineer
6 4 (7.84%) Design Engineer
6 4 (7.84%) Mobile Tester
7 3 (5.88%) Core Network Engineer
7 3 (5.88%) Network Design Engineer
8 2 (3.92%) Technical Tester
8 2 (3.92%) Telecoms Engineer
8 2 (3.92%) Consultant
9 1 (1.96%) Service Design Engineer
9 1 (1.96%) Network Security Consultant
9 1 (1.96%) Build Engineer
9 1 (1.96%) Manual Tester
9 1 (1.96%) Cisco Engineer
9 1 (1.96%) Security Consultant
9 1 (1.96%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.96%) Web Services
1 1 (1.96%) XML
1 1 (1.96%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.76%) Statistics
2 3 (5.88%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.92%) IPTV
3 2 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 10 (19.61%) UNIX
2 1 (1.96%) Linux
2 1 (1.96%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (29.41%) CRM
2 14 (27.45%) Network Architecture
3 6 (11.76%) Migration
3 6 (11.76%) ITIL
4 5 (9.80%) Risk Management
4 5 (9.80%) Requirements Analysis
5 3 (5.88%) Data Management
5 3 (5.88%) Benchmarking
5 3 (5.88%) Service Management
6 2 (3.92%) Validation
6 2 (3.92%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (3.92%) Network Planning
6 2 (3.92%) Integration Testing
6 2 (3.92%) Test Scripting
6 2 (3.92%) Test Planning
7 1 (1.96%) Target Operating Model
7 1 (1.96%) Test Strategy
7 1 (1.96%) Business Analysis
7 1 (1.96%) Performance Testing
7 1 (1.96%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.96%) SQL
1 1 (1.96%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (11.76%) HNC
1 6 (11.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 4 (7.84%) Degree
3 1 (1.96%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.96%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.96%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (1.96%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 22 (43.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (33.33%) HP
2 6 (11.76%) Nokia
2 6 (11.76%) Remedy
3 5 (9.80%) Cisco
4 3 (5.88%) Agilent
4 3 (5.88%) Verint
4 3 (5.88%) Tekelec
5 2 (3.92%) Oracle
5 2 (3.92%) Siemens
6 1 (1.96%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.96%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.96%) Google
6 1 (1.96%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
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