Period
to 17 November 2018

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 17 November 2018 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
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 825 810 845
Rank change year-on-year -15 +35 -17
Contract jobs citing Diameter Protocol 34 44 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.036% 0.047% 0.030%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.27% 0.34% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 9 6
England median daily rate £270 £450 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -40.00% +36.36% +1.54%
10th Percentile £224 £358 £225
90th Percentile £320 £513 £413
UK median daily rate £270 £450 £375
% change year-on-year -40.00% +20.00% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 15
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 12,400 12,978 14,951
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.15% 13.73% 15.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,502 7,983 9,124
England median daily rate £425 £403 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.59% +0.63% +2.56%
10th Percentile £200 £190 £220
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 569 680 755
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.95% -16.89% +9.76%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.50 £11.72
90th Percentile £48.35 £46.58 £46.78
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £19.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +2.63% -15.56% +9.76%

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 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 17 November 2018. 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 -3 34 £270 -40.00% 2
Diameter Protocol
UK

For the 6 months to 17 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Diameter Protocol also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Diameter Protocol.

1 27 (79.41%) Telecoms
2 23 (67.65%) 4G
3 22 (64.71%) 3G
4 21 (61.76%) Nokia
4 21 (61.76%) LDAP
5 18 (52.94%) SOAP
5 18 (52.94%) HP
6 17 (50.00%) Wireshark
6 17 (50.00%) HP ALM
6 17 (50.00%) SoapUI
7 16 (47.06%) Problem-Solving
8 15 (44.12%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (17.65%) Change Management
9 6 (17.65%) SharePoint Server
9 6 (17.65%) DHCP
9 6 (17.65%) Megaco
9 6 (17.65%) ISUP
9 6 (17.65%) DNS
10 5 (14.71%) GSM
10 5 (14.71%) UMTS
10 5 (14.71%) Validation
10 5 (14.71%) GGSN
10 5 (14.71%) LTE
11 4 (11.76%) MGW
11 4 (11.76%) GCC
11 4 (11.76%) GDB
11 4 (11.76%) SGSN
11 4 (11.76%) Multithreading
11 4 (11.76%) RANAP
11 4 (11.76%) Software Engineering

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 6 (17.65%) SharePoint Server
Communications & Networking
1 23 (67.65%) 4G
2 22 (64.71%) 3G
3 17 (50.00%) Wireshark
4 6 (17.65%) DHCP
4 6 (17.65%) DNS
4 6 (17.65%) ISUP
4 6 (17.65%) Megaco
5 5 (14.71%) GGSN
5 5 (14.71%) GSM
5 5 (14.71%) LTE
5 5 (14.71%) UMTS
6 4 (11.76%) MGW
6 4 (11.76%) RANAP
6 4 (11.76%) SGSN
6 4 (11.76%) VoIP
7 3 (8.82%) RTP
8 2 (5.88%) SIGTRAN
9 1 (2.94%) 2G
9 1 (2.94%) Radio Access Network
9 1 (2.94%) VoLTE
Development Applications
1 17 (50.00%) SoapUI
2 4 (11.76%) GCC
2 4 (11.76%) GDB
General
1 27 (79.41%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (52.94%) Test Engineer
2 6 (17.65%) CS Core Engineer
3 5 (14.71%) Design Engineer
4 4 (11.76%) C++ Software Engineer
4 4 (11.76%) Software Engineer
5 1 (2.94%) Data Engineer
5 1 (2.94%) Mobile Engineer
5 1 (2.94%) Packet Switch Engineer
5 1 (2.94%) Switch Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (61.76%) LDAP
2 18 (52.94%) SOAP
3 4 (11.76%) STL
4 1 (2.94%) SPML
4 1 (2.94%) WAP
4 1 (2.94%) WML
4 1 (2.94%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (44.12%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.94%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.76%) Linux
2 1 (2.94%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (47.06%) Problem-Solving
2 6 (17.65%) Change Management
3 5 (14.71%) Validation
4 4 (11.76%) Multithreading
4 4 (11.76%) Software Engineering
5 3 (8.82%) Migration
5 3 (8.82%) Test Planning
6 1 (2.94%) Creative Problem-Solving
6 1 (2.94%) Load Balancing
6 1 (2.94%) Performance Management
6 1 (2.94%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.76%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (2.94%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (2.94%) KVM
1 1 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 17 (50.00%) HP ALM
2 1 (2.94%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 21 (61.76%) Nokia
2 18 (52.94%) HP
3 1 (2.94%) Cisco
3 1 (2.94%) VMware