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 3 months to 27 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.

Digital Private Network Signaling System (DPNSS)
UK / England
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 565 614 600
Rank change year-on-year +49 -14  
Contract jobs citing DPNSS 1 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.002% 0.002% 0.008%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.017% 0.014% 0.054%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 3
Median daily rate £400 £425 £283
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +50.44%  
UK excluding London median daily rate - £425 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

DPNSS 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 England with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 6035 7247 7369
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 14.56% 14.77% 15.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 3730 4384 4071
Median daily rate £405 £385 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.19% +4.05%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 320 308 412
Median hourly rate £22.50 £27.83 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.15% +7.03%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.22
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -39.18% +23.33%  

DPNSS
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for DPNSS in England

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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

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 27 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
London - 1 £400 -
DPNSS
UK

DPNSS
Top 19 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, 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 8 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 8 (100.00%) Q.931
2 5 (62.50%) DMS-100
2 5 (62.50%) Nortel
2 5 (62.50%) Line Management
2 5 (62.50%) Data Structures
3 3 (37.50%) PABX
3 3 (37.50%) Remedy
3 3 (37.50%) SAS
4 2 (25.00%) SLA
4 2 (25.00%) Nokia
4 2 (25.00%) Migration
4 2 (25.00%) GENBAND
4 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (12.50%) Softswitch
5 1 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (12.50%) ITIL
5 1 (12.50%) PSTN

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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (37.50%) SAS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (100.00%) Q.931
2 5 (62.50%) DMS-100
3 3 (37.50%) PABX
4 1 (12.50%) PSTN
4 1 (12.50%) Softswitch
General
1 8 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Voice Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) IP Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) IP Network Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Network Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Technical Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Telecoms Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Voice Network Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) PABX Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Senior IP Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Voice Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (62.50%) Data Structures
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Line Management
2 2 (25.00%) Migration
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Nortel
2 3 (37.50%) Remedy
3 2 (25.00%) GENBAND
3 2 (25.00%) Nokia