Period
to 21 January 2018

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 6 months to 21 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.

SIGTRAN
England > South East
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 360 350 391
Rank change year-on-year -10 +41 -27
Contract jobs citing SIGTRAN 13 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.080% 0.052% 0.033%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.46% 0.27% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 2
South East median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% +45.83%
10th Percentile £315 £323 £318
90th Percentile £530 £428 £383
England median daily rate £388 £375 £325
% change year-on-year +3.33% +15.38% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - -

SIGTRAN 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 2,832 2,976 3,386
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.44% 19.51% 18.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,519 1,740 1,813
South East median daily rate £398 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.58% +3.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £161 £230 £228
90th Percentile £563 £550 £519
England median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 146 197 215
South East median hourly rate £17.44 £22.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.50% -30.77% +62.50%
10th Percentile £10.58 £11.33 £12.10
90th Percentile £44.50 £48.75 £52.00
England median hourly rate £18.70 £22.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year -16.89% +2.27% +7.61%

SIGTRAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

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 6 months to 21 January 2018.

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 6 months to 21 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
Berkshire -5 10 £350 -6.67%
Thames Valley -16 10 £350 -6.67%
Surrey - 1 £400 -
M4 Corridor - 1 £300 -
SIGTRAN
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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 8 (61.54%) Telecoms
2 6 (46.15%) SS7
3 5 (38.46%) Nokia
3 5 (38.46%) Shell Script
3 5 (38.46%) Diameter Protocol
4 4 (30.77%) 3G
4 4 (30.77%) HTML
4 4 (30.77%) Perl
4 4 (30.77%) Oracle
4 4 (30.77%) XML
4 4 (30.77%) Solaris
4 4 (30.77%) Sun
4 4 (30.77%) Change Management
4 4 (30.77%) Clustering
4 4 (30.77%) Data Management
4 4 (30.77%) Degree
4 4 (30.77%) High Availability
5 3 (23.08%) Radio Access Network
5 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
5 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
5 3 (23.08%) MGW
5 3 (23.08%) LDAP
5 3 (23.08%) Java
5 3 (23.08%) MPLS
5 3 (23.08%) Siemens
5 3 (23.08%) Ericsson
5 3 (23.08%) INAP
5 3 (23.08%) 4G
6 2 (15.38%) Network Architecture
6 2 (15.38%) C++

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:

Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (46.15%) SS7
2 5 (38.46%) Diameter Protocol
3 4 (30.77%) 3G
4 3 (23.08%) 4G
4 3 (23.08%) INAP
4 3 (23.08%) MGW
4 3 (23.08%) MPLS
4 3 (23.08%) Radio Access Network
5 2 (15.38%) Wireshark
6 1 (7.69%) 2G
6 1 (7.69%) 3GPP
6 1 (7.69%) Cisco ICM
6 1 (7.69%) Intelligent Network
6 1 (7.69%) IPv4
6 1 (7.69%) M3UA
6 1 (7.69%) SCCP
6 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
6 1 (7.69%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) NoSQL
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database
General
1 8 (61.54%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.69%) Billing
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) Mobile Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Network Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Telecoms Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Designer
3 1 (7.69%) Java Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Lead Designer
3 1 (7.69%) Network Systems Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Operations Support Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Support Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) HTML
1 4 (30.77%) XML
2 3 (23.08%) LDAP
3 1 (7.69%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (7.69%) J2EE
3 1 (7.69%) REST
3 1 (7.69%) Spring
3 1 (7.69%) VXML
3 1 (7.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Clustering
2 2 (15.38%) Computer Science
3 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (7.69%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) Solaris
2 1 (7.69%) Linux
2 1 (7.69%) Unix
2 1 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Change Management
1 4 (30.77%) Data Management
1 4 (30.77%) High Availability
2 2 (15.38%) Capacity Management
2 2 (15.38%) Fault Management
2 2 (15.38%) Migration
2 2 (15.38%) Network Architecture
2 2 (15.38%) Network Planning
2 2 (15.38%) Service Management
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco ICM Scripting
3 1 (7.69%) Microservices
3 1 (7.69%) Open Source
3 1 (7.69%) Post-Production
3 1 (7.69%) Product Management
3 1 (7.69%) Requirements Management
3 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
3 1 (7.69%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) Shell Script
2 4 (30.77%) Perl
3 3 (23.08%) Java
4 2 (15.38%) C++
4 2 (15.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) Degree
2 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
2 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Nokia
2 4 (30.77%) Oracle
2 4 (30.77%) Sun
3 3 (23.08%) Ericsson
3 3 (23.08%) Siemens
4 2 (15.38%) Remedy
5 1 (7.69%) Cisco