The first table below looks at the demand for Softswitch skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Softswitch 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
Softswitch
Rank 585 540 585
Rank change year-on-year
-45 +45
Contract jobs citing Softswitch 2 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% 0.008% 0.005%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.028% 0.055% 0.032%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 1
Average daily rate £363 £190 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+90.78% -15.55%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £243 -
% change year-on-year
+49.48% -
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%

Softswitch
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Softswitch within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Softswitch Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Softswitch
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Softswitch within the UK.

Softswitch Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Softswitch
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Softswitch within the UK.

Softswitch Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Softswitch
Top 7 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Softswitch 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 -87 2 £363 +90.78% 1
South East - 2 £363 -
Basingstoke - 1 £375 -
Hampshire - 1 £375 -
Cardiff - - - -
South Wales - - - -
Wales - - - -

Softswitch
Top 11 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Softswitch 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 Softswitch.

1 2 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Lync
2 1 (50.00%) Unified Communications
2 1 (50.00%) Sonus
2 1 (50.00%) ISDN
2 1 (50.00%) PSTN
2 1 (50.00%) VoIP
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) Q.931

Softswitch
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Softswitch 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 Softswitch. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (50.00%) Lync
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) Unified Communications
1 1 (50.00%) ISDN
1 1 (50.00%) PSTN
1 1 (50.00%) VoIP
1 1 (50.00%) Q.931
General
1 2 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Design Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Telecoms Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Network Engineer
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Sonus
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco