The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for SIGTRAN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SIGTRAN over the 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SIGTRAN
South East / Berkshire
Rank 97 117 114
Rank change year-on-year +20 -3  
Contract jobs citing SIGTRAN 3 5 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.16% 0.20% 0.66%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.83% 0.81% 2.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 14
Median daily rate £438 £313 £150
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +40.00% +108.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £283 £122
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £343 £335
UK excluding London median daily rate £513 £275 £150
% change year-on-year +86.36% +83.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £27.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £27.50 -

SIGTRAN is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 360 619 771
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 19.65% 25.20% 26.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 294 340
Median daily rate £416 £363 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.82% +20.83%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £253 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 18 16
Median hourly rate £13.00 £55.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -76.36% +52.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £22.50 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.60 £63.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £37.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -38.24% +34.54%  

SIGTRAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing SIGTRAN as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for SIGTRAN in Berkshire

SIGTRAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SIGTRAN in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for SIGTRAN in Berkshire

SIGTRAN
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SIGTRAN within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 23 March 2017. 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 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
Reading - 2 £438 -
SIGTRAN
South East

SIGTRAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SIGTRAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for SIGTRAN.

1 6 (85.71%) 3G
1 6 (85.71%) Telecoms
1 6 (85.71%) 4G
2 5 (71.43%) Diameter Protocol
3 4 (57.14%) INAP
4 3 (42.86%) Nokia
4 3 (42.86%) LDAP
4 3 (42.86%) SOAP
4 3 (42.86%) LTE
4 3 (42.86%) SPML
5 2 (28.57%) Network Architecture
5 2 (28.57%) Radio Access Network
5 2 (28.57%) Capacity Management
5 2 (28.57%) VoLTE
5 2 (28.57%) VoIP
5 2 (28.57%) SS7
5 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
5 2 (28.57%) Data Management
5 2 (28.57%) Degree
5 2 (28.57%) 2G
5 2 (28.57%) HP
5 2 (28.57%) Validation
6 1 (14.29%) Finance
6 1 (14.29%) H.323
6 1 (14.29%) Firewall
6 1 (14.29%) GGSN
6 1 (14.29%) Network Security
6 1 (14.29%) Performance Management
6 1 (14.29%) Incident Management
6 1 (14.29%) DNS

SIGTRAN
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire 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 6 (85.71%) 3G
1 6 (85.71%) 4G
2 5 (71.43%) Diameter Protocol
3 4 (57.14%) INAP
4 3 (42.86%) LDAP
4 3 (42.86%) LTE
5 2 (28.57%) 2G
5 2 (28.57%) Radio Access Network
5 2 (28.57%) SS7
5 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
5 2 (28.57%) VoIP
5 2 (28.57%) VoLTE
6 1 (14.29%) DNS
6 1 (14.29%) Firewall
6 1 (14.29%) GGSN
6 1 (14.29%) GPRS
6 1 (14.29%) GSM
6 1 (14.29%) H.323
6 1 (14.29%) HTTP
6 1 (14.29%) Internet
General
1 6 (85.71%) Telecoms
2 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Design Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) 3G Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) 4G Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Core Network Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) IP Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) LTE Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Network Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) NOC Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) OSS Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Design Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) SOAP
1 3 (42.86%) SPML
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Capacity Management
1 2 (28.57%) Data Management
1 2 (28.57%) Network Architecture
1 2 (28.57%) Validation
2 1 (14.29%) Feasibility Study
2 1 (14.29%) Incident Management
2 1 (14.29%) Network Management
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Management
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) OpenView
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Nokia
2 2 (28.57%) HP
3 1 (14.29%) Nokia Networks