The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for QSIG skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited QSIG over the 3 months to 30 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.

QSIG
UK / England
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 575 - 595
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing QSIG 1 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.002% - 0.012%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.016% - 0.082%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 4
Median daily rate - - £303
UK excluding London median daily rate - - £323
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

QSIG 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 6071 7371 7304
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 14.46% 14.75% 14.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 3741 4476 4043
Median daily rate £401 £385 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.02% +4.05%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £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 331 308 406
Median hourly rate £22.85 £27.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.90% +5.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.09 £12.74 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.80 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -39.18% +25.42%  

QSIG
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for QSIG in England

QSIG
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for QSIG in England

QSIG
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for QSIG in England

QSIG
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 QSIG within the England region over the 3 months to 30 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 - -
QSIG
UK

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing QSIG 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 QSIG.

1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) SCCP
2 3 (75.00%) H.323
2 3 (75.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (75.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (75.00%) Mentoring
3 2 (50.00%) Unified Communications
3 2 (50.00%) High Availability
3 2 (50.00%) Cisco UCCX
3 2 (50.00%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (50.00%) Performance Engineering
3 2 (50.00%) Customer Requirements
3 2 (50.00%) Migration
3 2 (50.00%) VoIP
3 2 (50.00%) PBX
4 1 (25.00%) PSTN
4 1 (25.00%) MS Visio
4 1 (25.00%) ISDN
4 1 (25.00%) LAN
4 1 (25.00%) CCIE
4 1 (25.00%) CCNP
4 1 (25.00%) CCNA
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (25.00%) CTI
4 1 (25.00%) WAN
4 1 (25.00%) IVR
4 1 (25.00%) Knowledge Management
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (25.00%) Red Box

QSIG
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:

Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) H.323
1 3 (75.00%) SCCP
2 2 (50.00%) PBX
2 2 (50.00%) Unified Communications
2 2 (50.00%) VoIP
3 1 (25.00%) CTI
3 1 (25.00%) Firewall
3 1 (25.00%) ISDN
3 1 (25.00%) LAN
3 1 (25.00%) PSTN
3 1 (25.00%) WAN
General
1 3 (75.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Design Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Unified Communications Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Network Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (25.00%) IVR
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 3 (75.00%) Mentoring
2 2 (50.00%) Customer Requirements
2 2 (50.00%) High Availability
2 2 (50.00%) Migration
2 2 (50.00%) Performance Engineering
3 1 (25.00%) Knowledge Management
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) CCIE
1 1 (25.00%) CCNA
1 1 (25.00%) CCNP
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco CUCM
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) Red Box