Period
to 18 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for Diameter Protocol skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Diameter Protocol over the 6 months to 18 September 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.

Diameter Protocol
England > South East
6 months to
18 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 354 341 353
Rank change year-on-year -13 +12 +6
Contract jobs citing Diameter Protocol 24 40 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.14% 0.25% 0.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.92% 1.44% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 1
South East median daily rate £340 £450 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.44% +63.64% +11.11%
10th Percentile £237 £391 £263
90th Percentile £388 £579 £288
England median daily rate £305 £450 £285
% change year-on-year -32.22% +57.89% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 6
South East median hourly rate - £45.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +9.76% -
England median hourly rate - £45.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year - +9.76% -

Diameter Protocol 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 the South East with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 2,610 2,775 3,197
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 15.74% 17.05% 18.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,379 1,528 1,848
South East median daily rate £410 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +3.23% +4.73%
10th Percentile £200 £211 £228
90th Percentile £575 £544 £531
England median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 163 203
South East median hourly rate £23.00 £18.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.78% -28.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £12.85 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £55.00 £46.90 £47.97
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.18 £25.00
% change year-on-year +10.01% -27.28% +25.00%

Diameter Protocol
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Diameter Protocol as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Diameter Protocol in the South East

Diameter Protocol
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Diameter Protocol in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Diameter Protocol in the South East

Diameter Protocol
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Diameter Protocol in the South East over the 6 months to 18 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Diameter Protocol in the South East

Diameter Protocol
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Diameter Protocol in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Diameter Protocol in the South East

Diameter Protocol
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Diameter Protocol within the South East region over the 6 months to 18 September 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
Thames Valley -12 20 £340 -24.44%
Berkshire -20 20 £340 -24.44%
Surrey -31 4 - -
Diameter Protocol
England

For the 6 months to 18 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Diameter Protocol also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South East region with a requirement for Diameter Protocol.

1 21 (87.50%) Telecoms
2 17 (70.83%) 3G
3 16 (66.67%) 4G
4 15 (62.50%) Nokia
4 15 (62.50%) HP
5 14 (58.33%) Wireshark
5 14 (58.33%) HP ALM
6 13 (54.17%) Problem-Solving
7 12 (50.00%) SoapUI
7 12 (50.00%) SOAP
7 12 (50.00%) LDAP
7 12 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
8 8 (33.33%) LTE
9 7 (29.17%) GSM
9 7 (29.17%) UMTS
10 6 (25.00%) ISUP
10 6 (25.00%) MGW
11 5 (20.83%) SIGTRAN
12 4 (16.67%) GGSN
12 4 (16.67%) SGSN
12 4 (16.67%) RANAP
12 4 (16.67%) GCC
12 4 (16.67%) GDB
12 4 (16.67%) Multithreading
12 4 (16.67%) Software Engineering
12 4 (16.67%) Validation
12 4 (16.67%) Linux
12 4 (16.67%) VoIP
12 4 (16.67%) C++
12 4 (16.67%) STL

Diameter Protocol
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 (8.33%) SharePoint Server
Communications & Networking
1 17 (70.83%) 3G
2 16 (66.67%) 4G
3 14 (58.33%) Wireshark
4 8 (33.33%) LTE
5 7 (29.17%) GSM
5 7 (29.17%) UMTS
6 6 (25.00%) ISUP
6 6 (25.00%) MGW
7 5 (20.83%) SIGTRAN
8 4 (16.67%) GGSN
8 4 (16.67%) RANAP
8 4 (16.67%) SGSN
8 4 (16.67%) VoIP
9 3 (12.50%) 2G
9 3 (12.50%) SS7
10 2 (8.33%) INAP
10 2 (8.33%) Megaco
10 2 (8.33%) SCCP
10 2 (8.33%) tcpdump
10 2 (8.33%) VoLTE
Development Applications
1 12 (50.00%) SoapUI
2 4 (16.67%) GCC
2 4 (16.67%) GDB
General
1 21 (87.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (54.17%) Test Engineer
2 4 (16.67%) C++ Software Engineer
2 4 (16.67%) Software Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Design Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) 3G Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) CS Core Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Test Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Voice Design Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Voice Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) 3G Network Design Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Core Network Design Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Core Network Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Data Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Mobile Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Network Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Network Design Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Network Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Voice Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (50.00%) LDAP
1 12 (50.00%) SOAP
2 4 (16.67%) STL
3 1 (4.17%) WAP
3 1 (4.17%) WML
3 1 (4.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.17%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.67%) Linux
2 1 (4.17%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (54.17%) Problem-Solving
2 4 (16.67%) Multithreading
2 4 (16.67%) Software Engineering
2 4 (16.67%) Validation
3 2 (8.33%) Change Management
3 2 (8.33%) Defect Management
3 2 (8.33%) Migration
3 2 (8.33%) Network Design
3 2 (8.33%) Software Testing
3 2 (8.33%) Test Planning
4 1 (4.17%) Creative Problem-Solving
4 1 (4.17%) Integration Testing
4 1 (4.17%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (4.17%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.67%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) ISEB
1 2 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
Systems Management
1 14 (58.33%) HP ALM
2 1 (4.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (62.50%) HP
1 15 (62.50%) Nokia
2 2 (8.33%) Nokia Networks
3 1 (4.17%) Cisco