The table below looks at the statistics for Softswitch skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Softswitch over the 3 months to 25 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Softswitch
Rank 660 637 608
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -29
Contract jobs citing Softswitch 1 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% 0.009% 0.004%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.011% 0.063% 0.027%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 1
Median daily rate - £431 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.93%
UK excluding London median daily rate - £431 £375
% change year-on-year
- +14.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
8769 7967 7521
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.23% 13.99% 13.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 5350 4544 3991
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 427 483 433
Median hourly rate £28.50 £21.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.71% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+39.37% +7.62%

Softswitch
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Softswitch as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 4 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Softswitch within the UK over the 3 months to 25 July 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -8 1 - -
Hull - 1 - -
East Yorkshire - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - -

Softswitch
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Softswitch also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Softswitch.

1 2 (100.00%) DPNSS
1 2 (100.00%) Q.931
1 2 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 2 (100.00%) PABX
2 1 (50.00%) Panasonic
2 1 (50.00%) GENBAND
2 1 (50.00%) Sonus
2 1 (50.00%) Tekelec
2 1 (50.00%) Samsung
2 1 (50.00%) Mitel
2 1 (50.00%) Nortel Meridian
2 1 (50.00%) Wireshark
2 1 (50.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (50.00%) MD110
2 1 (50.00%) IVR
2 1 (50.00%) H.323
2 1 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (50.00%) DSL
2 1 (50.00%) SS7
2 1 (50.00%) ISDN
2 1 (50.00%) LAN
2 1 (50.00%) PBX
2 1 (50.00%) VoIP
2 1 (50.00%) WAN
2 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) CCNA
2 1 (50.00%) Nortel
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification

Softswitch
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) DPNSS
1 2 (100.00%) PABX
1 2 (100.00%) Q.931
2 1 (50.00%) DASS2
2 1 (50.00%) DSL
2 1 (50.00%) H.323
2 1 (50.00%) ISDN
2 1 (50.00%) LAN
2 1 (50.00%) MD110
2 1 (50.00%) MPLS
2 1 (50.00%) Nortel Meridian
2 1 (50.00%) PBX
2 1 (50.00%) SS7
2 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (50.00%) VoIP
2 1 (50.00%) WAN
2 1 (50.00%) Wireshark
General
1 2 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Telecoms Engineer
1 2 (100.00%) Voice Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) IP Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Migration Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Switch Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) IVR
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (50.00%) Load Balancing
1 1 (50.00%) Migration
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) CCNA
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Avaya
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco
1 1 (50.00%) Ericsson
1 1 (50.00%) GENBAND
1 1 (50.00%) Mitel
1 1 (50.00%) Nortel
1 1 (50.00%) Panasonic
1 1 (50.00%) Samsung
1 1 (50.00%) Sonus
1 1 (50.00%) Tekelec