The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for Softswitch skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Softswitch over the 3 months to 22 June 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
England / South East
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - - 268
Contract jobs citing Softswitch 0 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East - - 0.021%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Median daily rate - - £441
UK excluding London median daily rate - - £441
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London 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 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 1336 1791 1832
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 17.20% 19.85% 19.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 719 990 901
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £347
% change year-on-year +2.73% +5.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 124 115
Median hourly rate £22.38 £38.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.88% +28.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £48.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -15.38% +25.00%  

Softswitch
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing Softswitch as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for Softswitch in the South East

Softswitch
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Softswitch in the South East