The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SIGTRAN
Rank 552 535 574
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +39
Contract jobs citing SIGTRAN 35 9 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.062% 0.019% 0.023%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.48% 0.12% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 1 5
Average daily rate £213 £150 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £150 £154
10% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £150 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £213 £150 £425
% change year-on-year
+41.66% -64.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7257 7224 9297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.89% 15.14% 15.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3828 3580 4351
Average daily rate £360 £345 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% -6.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £190 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 413 572 627
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.63 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%

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 18 April 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 15 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -64 30 £213 - 18
Berkshire +14 29 £213 - 1
South East +9 29 £213 - 2
Reading +4 9 £190 -
Slough - 5 £221 -
Bracknell +3 4 £400 -
London - 1 - - 4
Borehamwood - - - - 3
Bristol - - - - 4
Fareham - - - - 1
Hampshire - - - - 1
Hertfordshire - - - - 8
City of London - - - - 2
South West - - - - 4
East of England - - - - 8

SIGTRAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 36 (69.23%) SS7
1 36 (69.23%) Telecoms
2 30 (57.69%) MGW
3 24 (46.15%) 3G
4 18 (34.62%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 14 (26.92%) LTE
6 13 (25.00%) Huawei
6 13 (25.00%) 4G
6 13 (25.00%) Ericsson
6 13 (25.00%) Nokia
7 12 (23.08%) ISUP
7 12 (23.08%) ATM
7 12 (23.08%) GGSN
7 12 (23.08%) SGSN
8 11 (21.15%) UNIX
8 11 (21.15%) INAP
9 10 (19.23%) Cisco
10 9 (17.31%) GSM
11 8 (15.38%) GPRS
11 8 (15.38%) DNS
11 8 (15.38%) Juniper
11 8 (15.38%) MPLS
12 7 (13.46%) CheckPoint
12 7 (13.46%) RTP
12 7 (13.46%) Firewall
12 7 (13.46%) UMTS
13 6 (11.54%) VoIP
13 6 (11.54%) SDH
13 6 (11.54%) Regression Testing
13 6 (11.54%) Siemens

SIGTRAN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 2 (3.85%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
2 1 (1.92%) Lync
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 36 (69.23%) SS7
2 30 (57.69%) MGW
3 24 (46.15%) 3G
4 14 (26.92%) LTE
5 13 (25.00%) 4G
6 12 (23.08%) ISUP
6 12 (23.08%) ATM
6 12 (23.08%) GGSN
6 12 (23.08%) SGSN
7 11 (21.15%) INAP
8 9 (17.31%) GSM
9 8 (15.38%) GPRS
9 8 (15.38%) DNS
9 8 (15.38%) MPLS
10 7 (13.46%) RTP
10 7 (13.46%) Firewall
10 7 (13.46%) UMTS
11 6 (11.54%) VoIP
11 6 (11.54%) SDH
11 6 (11.54%) Cisco Nexus
General
1 36 (69.23%) Telecoms
2 5 (9.62%) Legal
3 1 (1.92%) Billing
Job Titles
1 8 (15.38%) Test Leader
1 8 (15.38%) NOC Engineer
2 7 (13.46%) Design Engineer
2 7 (13.46%) Databuild Engineer
2 7 (13.46%) Voice Engineer
3 4 (7.69%) Test Engineer
3 4 (7.69%) Integration Engineer
4 3 (5.77%) Test and Integration Engineer
4 3 (5.77%) Senior Integration Engineer
4 3 (5.77%) Senior Test Engineer
4 3 (5.77%) Technical Engineer
4 3 (5.77%) Analyst
4 3 (5.77%) Test Analyst
5 2 (3.85%) Consultant
5 2 (3.85%) Support Engineer
5 2 (3.85%) Support Specialist
5 2 (3.85%) Test Manager
5 2 (3.85%) Designer
5 2 (3.85%) Operations Support Specialist
6 1 (1.92%) Cisco Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.92%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.62%) Smart Meter
2 1 (1.92%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 11 (21.15%) UNIX
2 4 (7.69%) Windows NT
2 4 (7.69%) Windows
2 4 (7.69%) Windows 2000
3 1 (1.92%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (11.54%) Regression Testing
1 6 (11.54%) Network Architecture
2 4 (7.69%) Fault Management
3 3 (5.77%) Change Management
3 3 (5.77%) Validation
3 3 (5.77%) Migration
3 3 (5.77%) Configuration Management
4 2 (3.85%) ITIL
4 2 (3.85%) Risk Management
4 2 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (3.85%) Capacity Management
4 2 (3.85%) Network Design
5 1 (1.92%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (1.92%) Test Scripting
5 1 (1.92%) Time Management
5 1 (1.92%) Test Strategy
5 1 (1.92%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (1.92%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.85%) C
1 2 (3.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (11.54%) Degree
2 3 (5.77%) ISEB
2 3 (5.77%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (3.85%) CCNA
4 1 (1.92%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.92%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.92%) CCIE
4 1 (1.92%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.69%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.92%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (1.92%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 18 (34.62%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 13 (25.00%) Huawei
2 13 (25.00%) Ericsson
2 13 (25.00%) Nokia
3 10 (19.23%) Cisco
4 8 (15.38%) Juniper
5 7 (13.46%) CheckPoint
6 6 (11.54%) Siemens
7 4 (7.69%) Microsoft
7 4 (7.69%) Sybase
8 3 (5.77%) Velocent
9 2 (3.85%) Oracle
10 1 (1.92%) Tandberg
10 1 (1.92%) SolarWinds