Period
to 22 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for DPNSS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited DPNSS over the 6 months to 22 January 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.

Digital Private Network Signaling System (DPNSS)
UK > England
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 817 828 840
Rank change year-on-year +11 +12 -10
Contract jobs citing DPNSS 20 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.022% 0.010% 0.005%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.16% 0.069% 0.036%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 2
England median daily rate £400 £300 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -25.00% +37.93%
UK median daily rate £400 £313 £400
% change year-on-year +28.00% -21.88% +37.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

DPNSS 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 12,311 13,128 13,851
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.42% 14.83% 14.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,658 8,037 8,118
England median daily rate £409 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £185 £215 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £563
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 627 667 849
England median hourly rate £18.70 £22.50 £22.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.89% +0.56% +9.29%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.58 £11.25
90th Percentile £45.55 £47.50 £47.57
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -16.89% - +7.14%

DPNSS
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for DPNSS in England

DPNSS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DPNSS in England

DPNSS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for DPNSS in England

DPNSS
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 DPNSS within the England region over the 6 months to 22 January 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
West Midlands - 10 £363 -
Midlands - 10 £363 -
London -34 6 £400 -
South East - 4 - -
DPNSS
UK

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing DPNSS 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 DPNSS.

1 20 (100.00%) Q.931
2 14 (70.00%) Telecoms
3 9 (45.00%) Line Management
4 8 (40.00%) Data Structures
5 7 (35.00%) Nortel
6 6 (30.00%) Softswitch
6 6 (30.00%) GENBAND
6 6 (30.00%) DMS-100
7 2 (10.00%) VoIP
8 1 (5.00%) BT

DPNSS
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:

Communications & Networking
1 20 (100.00%) Q.931
2 6 (30.00%) DMS-100
2 6 (30.00%) Softswitch
3 2 (10.00%) VoIP
General
1 14 (70.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (45.00%) Voice Engineer
2 6 (30.00%) Datafill Engineer
2 6 (30.00%) Network Engineer
3 5 (25.00%) Telecoms Engineer
3 5 (25.00%) Voice Network Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Network Systems Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Customer Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Data Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (40.00%) Data Structures
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (45.00%) Line Management
Vendors
1 7 (35.00%) Nortel
2 6 (30.00%) GENBAND
3 1 (5.00%) BT