The table below looks at the statistics 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 22 September 2014 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Softswitch
Rank 605 571 586
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +15
Contract jobs citing Softswitch 1 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% 0.006% 0.012%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.012% 0.042% 0.077%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Average daily rate
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- £544 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +94.19%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £675 £280
% change year-on-year
- +141.07%
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
8412 7118 9036
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.55% 13.48% 15.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 4643 3883 4097
Average daily rate £365 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.38% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 464 408 696
Average hourly rate £23.00 £22.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.22% +4.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.57 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

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 16 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 22 September 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
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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
South East -7 1 - - 2
England -39 1 - - 2
Channel Islands - - - -
South Wales - - - -
South West - - - -
Wales - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Cardiff - - - -
Crawley - - - - 1
Exeter - - - -
Guernsey - - - -
Jersey - - - -
London - - - -
Devon - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - - 1

Softswitch
Top 19 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 (66.67%) Nortel
1 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (33.33%) PABX
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (33.33%) Supplier Management
2 1 (33.33%) DMS-100
2 1 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) PSTN
2 1 (33.33%) VoIP
2 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (33.33%) SLA
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (33.33%) DPNSS
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Q.931
2 1 (33.33%) Change Management
2 1 (33.33%) Management Information System

Softswitch
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) PSTN
1 1 (33.33%) VoIP
1 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
1 1 (33.33%) DPNSS
1 1 (33.33%) Q.931
1 1 (33.33%) DMS-100
1 1 (33.33%) PABX
General
1 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Voice Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) IP Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Voice Project Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Voice Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Project Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) Project Management
1 1 (33.33%) Change Management
1 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (33.33%) Supplier Management
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) SLA
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Nortel
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco