Period
to 10 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Diameter Protocol skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Diameter Protocol over the 6 months to 10 December 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.

Diameter Protocol
UK > England
6 months to
10 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 803 804 816
Rank change year-on-year +1 +12 -45
Contract jobs citing Diameter Protocol 40 39 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.042% 0.041% 0.054%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.31% 0.27% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 9
England median daily rate £450 £375 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +27.12% -15.71%
10th Percentile £360 £240 £202
90th Percentile £519 £633 £605
UK median daily rate £450 £375 £295
% change year-on-year +20.00% +27.12% -15.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 17 0
England median hourly rate - £41.00 -
UK median hourly rate - £41.00 -

Diameter Protocol is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 12979 14528 14733
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.76% 15.22% 14.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 8043 8889 8671
England median daily rate £404 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.00% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £185 £223 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £390
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 647 740 926
England median hourly rate £18.70 £22.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.89% +7.14% +5.00%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £44.41 £47.50 £46.75
UK median hourly rate £18.75 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year -16.67% +7.14% +5.00%

Diameter Protocol
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Diameter Protocol as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Diameter Protocol in England

Diameter Protocol
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Diameter Protocol in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Diameter Protocol in England

Diameter Protocol
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Diameter Protocol in England over the 6 months to 10 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Diameter Protocol in England

Diameter Protocol
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Diameter Protocol in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Diameter Protocol in England

Diameter Protocol
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Diameter Protocol within the England region over the 6 months to 10 December 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +2 24 £450 +28.57% 1
London -34 6 £475 +26.67%
East of England - 6 £413 -
South West - 3 - - 2
Diameter Protocol
UK

For the 6 months to 10 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Diameter Protocol 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 England region with a requirement for Diameter Protocol.

1 30 (75.00%) Telecoms
2 25 (62.50%) Linux
3 18 (45.00%) Degree
4 17 (42.50%) LTE
5 16 (40.00%) Unix
6 15 (37.50%) VoLTE
7 13 (32.50%) Java
8 12 (30.00%) GSM
8 12 (30.00%) 3GPP
8 12 (30.00%) UMTS
8 12 (30.00%) Cisco
8 12 (30.00%) Billing
9 11 (27.50%) MGW
9 11 (27.50%) Wireshark
9 11 (27.50%) Nokia
9 11 (27.50%) OO
10 10 (25.00%) VoIP
10 10 (25.00%) RANAP
10 10 (25.00%) GGSN
10 10 (25.00%) SGSN
10 10 (25.00%) Migration
11 9 (22.50%) Subversion
11 9 (22.50%) Software Engineering
11 9 (22.50%) SIGTRAN
11 9 (22.50%) Multithreading
11 9 (22.50%) PBX
11 9 (22.50%) C++
11 9 (22.50%) STL
11 9 (22.50%) Oracle
11 9 (22.50%) RTP

Diameter Protocol
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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:

Application Platforms
1 7 (17.50%) Apache
2 3 (7.50%) IIS
2 3 (7.50%) WebLogic
2 3 (7.50%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.50%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.50%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (2.50%) Heroku
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (42.50%) LTE
2 15 (37.50%) VoLTE
3 12 (30.00%) 3GPP
3 12 (30.00%) GSM
3 12 (30.00%) UMTS
4 11 (27.50%) MGW
4 11 (27.50%) Wireshark
5 10 (25.00%) GGSN
5 10 (25.00%) RANAP
5 10 (25.00%) SGSN
5 10 (25.00%) VoIP
6 9 (22.50%) 4G
6 9 (22.50%) Asterisk PBX
6 9 (22.50%) Firewall
6 9 (22.50%) PBX
6 9 (22.50%) RTP
6 9 (22.50%) SIGTRAN
7 8 (20.00%) SS7
7 8 (20.00%) Value-Added Service
7 8 (20.00%) VoWiFi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.50%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.50%) MySQL
2 1 (2.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (22.50%) GCC
1 9 (22.50%) GDB
1 9 (22.50%) Subversion
1 9 (22.50%) Trac
General
1 30 (75.00%) Telecoms
2 12 (30.00%) Billing
3 4 (10.00%) Marketing
4 2 (5.00%) Finance
4 2 (5.00%) French Language
4 2 (5.00%) Spanish Language
5 1 (2.50%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (22.50%) C++ Software Engineer
1 9 (22.50%) Software Engineer
1 9 (22.50%) Telecoms Engineer
1 9 (22.50%) Telecoms Software Engineer
2 7 (17.50%) Network Engineer
3 6 (15.00%) Architect
3 6 (15.00%) Consultant
4 5 (12.50%) Java Consultant
5 4 (10.00%) Design Engineer
5 4 (10.00%) Network Design Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Designer
6 3 (7.50%) Migration Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) 4G Optimisation Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) AWS Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Configuration Specialist
7 2 (5.00%) Mobile Designer
7 2 (5.00%) Optimisation Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Senior Designer
7 2 (5.00%) Telecoms Architect
7 2 (5.00%) Telecoms Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (22.50%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 9 (22.50%) STL
2 7 (17.50%) ActiveMQ
2 7 (17.50%) J2EE
2 7 (17.50%) Spring
3 4 (10.00%) SOAP
4 3 (7.50%) .NET
4 3 (7.50%) REST
4 3 (7.50%) Web Services
5 2 (5.00%) Middleware
6 1 (2.50%) CORBA
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.50%) Computer Science
1 7 (17.50%) Linux Command Line
2 4 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (10.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 4 (10.00%) Management Information System
3 3 (7.50%) Data Centre
3 3 (7.50%) User Experience
4 1 (2.50%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 25 (62.50%) Linux
2 16 (40.00%) Unix
3 7 (17.50%) Windows
4 1 (2.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (27.50%) OO
2 10 (25.00%) Migration
3 9 (22.50%) Cross-Platform Development
3 9 (22.50%) Multithreading
3 9 (22.50%) Software Engineering
4 8 (20.00%) Open Source
5 7 (17.50%) Network Design
5 7 (17.50%) Post-Production
5 7 (17.50%) Product Management
5 7 (17.50%) Requirements Management
5 7 (17.50%) Service Delivery
6 6 (15.00%) Validation
7 5 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
7 5 (12.50%) High Availability
7 5 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
7 5 (12.50%) Risk Management
7 5 (12.50%) SIEM
8 4 (10.00%) Service Design
9 3 (7.50%) Analytics
9 3 (7.50%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 13 (32.50%) Java
2 9 (22.50%) C++
3 8 (20.00%) Perl
3 8 (20.00%) SQL
4 7 (17.50%) Shell Script
5 5 (12.50%) Python
6 3 (7.50%) C
7 1 (2.50%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 18 (45.00%) Degree
2 4 (10.00%) CISM
2 4 (10.00%) CISSP
2 4 (10.00%) CompTIA Security+
2 4 (10.00%) Security+ Certification
3 2 (5.00%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 1 (2.50%) NSN NetAct
1 1 (2.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 12 (30.00%) Cisco
2 11 (27.50%) Nokia
3 9 (22.50%) Oracle
4 6 (15.00%) Ericsson
4 6 (15.00%) Huawei
4 6 (15.00%) Tekelec
5 3 (7.50%) F5
6 2 (5.00%) Mitel
6 2 (5.00%) NetScout
6 2 (5.00%) Nokia Networks
6 2 (5.00%) Siemens
7 1 (2.50%) Acme Packet
7 1 (2.50%) Agilent
7 1 (2.50%) Microsoft
7 1 (2.50%) Redknee
7 1 (2.50%) Samsung
7 1 (2.50%) Sandvine