Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 827 869 858
Rank change year-on-year +42 -11 -11
Contract jobs citing DPNSS 22 7 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.023% 0.007% 0.012%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.17% 0.047% 0.089%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 4 8
England median daily rate £400 £280 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +42.86% -46.67% +81.03%
10th Percentile £295 £260 £400
90th Percentile £441 £310 £538
UK median daily rate £400 £300 £525
% change year-on-year +33.33% -42.86% +81.03%
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 13006 14904 14659
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.83% 15.43% 14.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 7975 9077 8592
England median daily rate £403 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.63% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £190 £220 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 674 751 956
England median hourly rate £18.70 £23.75 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.26% +15.85% +2.50%
10th Percentile £11.33 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.24 £47.50 £47.20
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £24.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -20.83% +17.07% +2.50%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DPNSS in England over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 20 November 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
London -7 11 £400 +53.85%
Midlands - 8 £375 -
West Midlands - 8 £375 -
South East - 3 £500 -
DPNSS
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 21 (95.45%) Q.931
2 12 (54.55%) Telecoms
3 8 (36.36%) Data Structures
3 8 (36.36%) Nortel
4 7 (31.82%) Line Management
4 7 (31.82%) DMS-100
5 6 (27.27%) GENBAND
5 6 (27.27%) VoIP
6 5 (22.73%) Firewall
6 5 (22.73%) ISDN
6 5 (22.73%) Cisco
6 5 (22.73%) Softswitch
7 4 (18.18%) Network Management
7 4 (18.18%) Cisco Prime
7 4 (18.18%) VLAN
7 4 (18.18%) SolarWinds
7 4 (18.18%) 802.1X
7 4 (18.18%) HSRP
7 4 (18.18%) PPP
7 4 (18.18%) SNMP
7 4 (18.18%) TCP/IP
7 4 (18.18%) TACACS
8 3 (13.64%) CCNP
8 3 (13.64%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (9.09%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (9.09%) NetScaler
9 2 (9.09%) Citrix
9 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
9 2 (9.09%) PBX

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 2 (9.09%) SAS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (95.45%) Q.931
2 7 (31.82%) DMS-100
3 6 (27.27%) VoIP
4 5 (22.73%) Firewall
4 5 (22.73%) ISDN
4 5 (22.73%) Softswitch
5 4 (18.18%) HSRP
5 4 (18.18%) PPP
5 4 (18.18%) SNMP
5 4 (18.18%) TACACS
5 4 (18.18%) TCP/IP
5 4 (18.18%) VLAN
6 2 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (9.09%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (9.09%) NetScaler
6 2 (9.09%) PBX
7 1 (4.55%) DASS2
7 1 (4.55%) Megaco
7 1 (4.55%) Network Security
7 1 (4.55%) PSTN
General
1 12 (54.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (40.91%) Voice Engineer
2 6 (27.27%) Network Engineer
3 4 (18.18%) Datafill Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Telecoms Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Voice Network Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Security Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Senior Network Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Senior Security Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Network Systems Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Voice Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Technical Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Voice Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (18.18%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 8 (36.36%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (31.82%) Line Management
2 4 (18.18%) Network Management
3 1 (4.55%) ITIL
3 1 (4.55%) Migration
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) CCNP
1 3 (13.64%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.55%) CCNP Voice
2 1 (4.55%) Degree
2 1 (4.55%) DV Cleared
2 1 (4.55%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) SLA
Systems Management
1 4 (18.18%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (4.55%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 8 (36.36%) Nortel
2 6 (27.27%) GENBAND
3 5 (22.73%) Cisco
4 4 (18.18%) SolarWinds
5 2 (9.09%) Citrix
5 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
5 2 (9.09%) Remedy
6 1 (4.55%) BT
6 1 (4.55%) Nokia