The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for DECT skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited DECT over the 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications (DECT)
UK
Rank 597 627 615
Rank change year-on-year +30 -12  
Contract jobs citing DECT 2 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.004% 0.002% 0.011%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.031% 0.013% 0.077%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 3
Median daily rate £550 £450 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.22% +44.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 - £313
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

DECT 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 with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 6543 7794 7756
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 14.63% 14.76% 14.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 4026 4640 4230
Median daily rate £400 £383 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.57% +4.79%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £235 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 357 332 429
Median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +15.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.22
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £37.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -38.24% +34.54%  

DECT
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for DECT in the UK

DECT
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DECT in the UK

DECT
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing DECT.

Contractor hourly rate trend for DECT in the UK

DECT
Top 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DECT within the UK over the 3 months to 23 March 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
England +35 1 £550 +22.22%
Scotland - 1 - -
Reading - 1 £550 -
Berkshire - 1 £550 -
West Lothian - 1 - -
South East - 1 £550 -

DECT
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing DECT also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for DECT.

1 2 (66.67%) VMware
1 2 (66.67%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (33.33%) Wireless
2 1 (33.33%) Backup Exec
2 1 (33.33%) Retail
2 1 (33.33%) IP Telephony
2 1 (33.33%) Subversion
2 1 (33.33%) Supply Chain Management
2 1 (33.33%) CCTV
2 1 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (33.33%) ZigBee
2 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (33.33%) Polycom
2 1 (33.33%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Acronis
2 1 (33.33%) SDLC
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 10
2 1 (33.33%) RS-485
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 1 (33.33%) C
2 1 (33.33%) C++
2 1 (33.33%) Perl
2 1 (33.33%) MS Office
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Python

DECT
Top Related IT Skills 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 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (33.33%) IP Telephony
2 1 (33.33%) MPLS
2 1 (33.33%) RS-485
2 1 (33.33%) VPN
2 1 (33.33%) Wireless
2 1 (33.33%) ZigBee
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Subversion
General
1 1 (33.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
1 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) C/C++ Firmware Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Firmware Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Project Manager
1 1 (33.33%) IT Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) IT Support
1 1 (33.33%) IT Support Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Project Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Supply Chain Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Supply Chain Project Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) CCTV
1 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
1 1 (33.33%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows 10
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (33.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) SDLC
1 1 (33.33%) Supply Chain Management
1 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C
1 1 (33.33%) C++
1 1 (33.33%) Embedded C
1 1 (33.33%) Embedded C++
1 1 (33.33%) Perl
1 1 (33.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (33.33%) Firmware
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) Acronis
2 1 (33.33%) arcserve
2 1 (33.33%) Avaya
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix
2 1 (33.33%) Dell
2 1 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Polycom
2 1 (33.33%) Sophos