Period
to 16 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Softswitch skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Softswitch over the 6 months to 16 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.

Softswitch
UK > England
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 827 819 838
Rank change year-on-year -8 +19 +3
Contract jobs citing Softswitch 6 3 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.006% 0.003% 0.014%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.048% 0.022% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 13
England median daily rate £400 £325 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.08% -31.58% +7.65%
UK median daily rate £400 £325 £475
% change year-on-year +23.08% -31.58% +7.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

Softswitch 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 12,609 13,589 13,899
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.66% 15.14% 14.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,845 8,294 8,142
England median daily rate £410 £402 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.12% +0.38% +6.67%
10th Percentile £185 £218 £213
90th Percentile £589 £575 £563
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 626 671 859
England median hourly rate £18.70 £22.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.89% +2.27% +8.64%
10th Percentile £11.04 £11.63 £11.25
90th Percentile £45.00 £47.50 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £22.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year -16.89% +2.27% +4.76%

Softswitch
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Softswitch 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 Softswitch in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Softswitch in England

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Softswitch in England

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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 Softswitch within the England region over the 6 months to 16 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
London -32 6 £400 - 2
Softswitch
UK

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Softswitch 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 Softswitch.

1 6 (100.00%) Nortel
1 6 (100.00%) DPNSS
1 6 (100.00%) Q.931
1 6 (100.00%) DMS-100
1 6 (100.00%) GENBAND
2 2 (33.33%) VoIP

Softswitch
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 6 (100.00%) DMS-100
1 6 (100.00%) DPNSS
1 6 (100.00%) Q.931
2 2 (33.33%) VoIP
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) GENBAND
1 6 (100.00%) Nortel