Period
to 20 July 2017

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 20 July 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.

Softswitch
UK > England
6 months to
20 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 870 849
Contract jobs citing Softswitch 0 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England - 0.002% 0.006%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 0.013% 0.040%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 4
England median daily rate - £425 £431
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -1.39% +14.93%
UK median daily rate - £425 £431
% change year-on-year - -1.39% +14.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

Softswitch 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 12237 15743 15065
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 13.97% 15.51% 14.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 7359 9705 8539
England median daily rate £415 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £210 £225 £205
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
UK median daily rate £410 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 700 691 856
England median hourly rate £19.00 £25.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.00% +21.95% +13.89%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £19.64 £25.00 £20.94
% change year-on-year -21.43% +19.42% +11.02%

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

Softswitch
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

Softswitch
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