The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for SIGTRAN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SIGTRAN over the 3 months to 28 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.

SIGTRAN
UK / England
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 577 606 581
Rank change year-on-year +29 -25  
Contract jobs citing SIGTRAN 6 8 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.014% 0.016% 0.049%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.099% 0.11% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 16
Median daily rate £513 £275 £154
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +86.36% +78.86%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £275 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £335 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £513 £275 £150
% change year-on-year +86.36% +83.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £27.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £27.50 -

SIGTRAN 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 7275 7369
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 14.51% 14.73% 15.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 3739 4421 4072
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 £245 £235 £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 323 307 412
Median hourly rate £22.50 £27.66 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.65% +6.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.95 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.22
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.14 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -40.96% +25.00%  

SIGTRAN
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for SIGTRAN in England

SIGTRAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SIGTRAN in England

SIGTRAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SIGTRAN in England over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SIGTRAN in England

SIGTRAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SIGTRAN in England

SIGTRAN
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 SIGTRAN within the England region over the 3 months to 28 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
South East +12 6 £513 +64.00%
SIGTRAN
UK

SIGTRAN
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SIGTRAN 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 SIGTRAN.

1 8 (80.00%) Telecoms
1 8 (80.00%) Diameter Protocol
2 7 (70.00%) 4G
2 7 (70.00%) 3G
3 5 (50.00%) INAP
4 4 (40.00%) Nokia
4 4 (40.00%) SOAP
4 4 (40.00%) LDAP
4 4 (40.00%) SPML
4 4 (40.00%) Degree
5 3 (30.00%) Data Management
5 3 (30.00%) LTE
5 3 (30.00%) Linux
6 2 (20.00%) Service Delivery
6 2 (20.00%) 2G
6 2 (20.00%) Validation
6 2 (20.00%) Migration
6 2 (20.00%) HP
6 2 (20.00%) Shell Script
6 2 (20.00%) SS7
6 2 (20.00%) Apache
6 2 (20.00%) Unix
6 2 (20.00%) Java
6 2 (20.00%) SQL
6 2 (20.00%) J2EE
6 2 (20.00%) 3GPP
6 2 (20.00%) VoIP
6 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
6 2 (20.00%) Product Management
6 2 (20.00%) Spring

SIGTRAN
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 (20.00%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 8 (80.00%) Diameter Protocol
2 7 (70.00%) 3G
2 7 (70.00%) 4G
3 5 (50.00%) INAP
4 4 (40.00%) LDAP
5 3 (30.00%) LTE
6 2 (20.00%) 2G
6 2 (20.00%) 3GPP
6 2 (20.00%) Radio Access Network
6 2 (20.00%) SS7
6 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
6 2 (20.00%) VoIP
6 2 (20.00%) VoLTE
7 1 (10.00%) DNS
7 1 (10.00%) Firewall
7 1 (10.00%) GPRS
7 1 (10.00%) H.323
7 1 (10.00%) HTTP
7 1 (10.00%) Internet
7 1 (10.00%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) NoSQL
General
1 8 (80.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (20.00%) Billing
3 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Design Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Consultant
3 2 (20.00%) Java Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) 3G Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) 4G Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Core Network Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) IP Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) LTE Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Network Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) NOC Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) OSS Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Design Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) SOAP
1 4 (40.00%) SPML
2 2 (20.00%) ActiveMQ
2 2 (20.00%) J2EE
2 2 (20.00%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Computer Science
1 2 (20.00%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Linux
2 2 (20.00%) Unix
3 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Data Management
2 2 (20.00%) Capacity Management
2 2 (20.00%) Migration
2 2 (20.00%) Network Architecture
2 2 (20.00%) Open Source
2 2 (20.00%) Performance Management
2 2 (20.00%) Post-Production
2 2 (20.00%) Product Management
2 2 (20.00%) Requirements Management
2 2 (20.00%) Service Delivery
2 2 (20.00%) Validation
3 1 (10.00%) Feasibility Study
3 1 (10.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (10.00%) Network Management
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) Java
1 2 (20.00%) Shell Script
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) OpenView
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Nokia
2 2 (20.00%) HP
3 1 (10.00%) Nokia Networks