The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 23 April 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
England / South East
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 243 259 251
Rank change year-on-year +16 -8  
Contract jobs citing SIGTRAN 11 15 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.13% 0.15% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.76% 0.71% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 12
Median daily rate £450 £313 £154
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +44.00% +103.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £283 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £343 £345
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £275 £158
% change year-on-year +63.63% +74.60%  
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 the South East with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 1443 2098 2034
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 17.52% 21.55% 20.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 806 1182 997
Median daily rate £400 £364 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.89% +4.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £230 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +4.82% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 107 101
Median hourly rate £25.00 £38.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.06% +6.94%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.75 £15.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.83 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.95 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -31.57% +16.66%  

SIGTRAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 the South East

SIGTRAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SIGTRAN in the South East

SIGTRAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SIGTRAN in the South East over the 3 months to 23 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SIGTRAN in the South East

SIGTRAN
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 SIGTRAN in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SIGTRAN in the South East

SIGTRAN
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 SIGTRAN within the South East region over the 3 months to 23 April 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
Berkshire +16 8 £438 +40.00%
Hampshire - 2 £575 -
SIGTRAN
England

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 South East region with a requirement for SIGTRAN.

1 12 (92.31%) Diameter Protocol
2 11 (84.62%) 4G
2 11 (84.62%) 3G
3 9 (69.23%) Nokia
3 9 (69.23%) LDAP
3 9 (69.23%) Telecoms
4 8 (61.54%) INAP
5 7 (53.85%) SOAP
5 7 (53.85%) SPML
6 6 (46.15%) Degree
7 5 (38.46%) LTE
8 4 (30.77%) Radio Access Network
8 4 (30.77%) Capacity Management
8 4 (30.77%) VoLTE
8 4 (30.77%) Data Management
8 4 (30.77%) Validation
9 3 (23.08%) Linux
10 2 (15.38%) Apache
10 2 (15.38%) 3GPP
10 2 (15.38%) Unix
10 2 (15.38%) Java
10 2 (15.38%) SQL
10 2 (15.38%) J2EE
10 2 (15.38%) TCP/IP
10 2 (15.38%) Migration
10 2 (15.38%) Service Delivery
10 2 (15.38%) ActiveMQ
10 2 (15.38%) Billing
10 2 (15.38%) Spring
10 2 (15.38%) Shell Script

SIGTRAN
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 (15.38%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 12 (92.31%) Diameter Protocol
2 11 (84.62%) 3G
2 11 (84.62%) 4G
3 9 (69.23%) LDAP
4 8 (61.54%) INAP
5 5 (38.46%) LTE
6 4 (30.77%) Radio Access Network
6 4 (30.77%) VoLTE
7 2 (15.38%) 3GPP
7 2 (15.38%) TCP/IP
8 1 (7.69%) 2G
8 1 (7.69%) Firewall
8 1 (7.69%) H.323
8 1 (7.69%) Internet
8 1 (7.69%) MGW
8 1 (7.69%) Network Security
8 1 (7.69%) SS7
8 1 (7.69%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) NoSQL
General
1 9 (69.23%) Telecoms
2 2 (15.38%) Billing
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Design Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Consultant
2 2 (15.38%) Java Consultant
2 2 (15.38%) Mobile Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Senior Design Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) 3G Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) 4G Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Core Network Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) LTE Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Network Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) NOC Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) OSS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (53.85%) SOAP
1 7 (53.85%) SPML
2 2 (15.38%) ActiveMQ
2 2 (15.38%) J2EE
2 2 (15.38%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Computer Science
1 2 (15.38%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Linux
2 2 (15.38%) Unix
3 1 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Capacity Management
1 4 (30.77%) Data Management
1 4 (30.77%) Validation
2 2 (15.38%) Migration
2 2 (15.38%) Network Architecture
2 2 (15.38%) Open Source
2 2 (15.38%) Performance Management
2 2 (15.38%) Post-Production
2 2 (15.38%) Product Management
2 2 (15.38%) Requirements Management
2 2 (15.38%) Service Delivery
3 1 (7.69%) Incident Management
3 1 (7.69%) Network Management
3 1 (7.69%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) Java
1 2 (15.38%) Shell Script
1 2 (15.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (46.15%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) OpenView
Vendors
1 9 (69.23%) Nokia
2 2 (15.38%) Nokia Networks
3 1 (7.69%) HP