Period
to 15 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for DPNSS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited DPNSS over the 6 months to 15 December 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.

Digital Private Network Signaling System (DPNSS)
UK
6 months to
15 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 861 871 880
Rank change year-on-year +10 +9 -1
Contract jobs citing DPNSS 19 8 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.018% 0.008% 0.011%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.14% 0.051% 0.082%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 8
UK median daily rate £400 £300 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -42.86% +81.03%
10th Percentile £353 £260 £400
90th Percentile £425 £381 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £325 £525
% change year-on-year +15.38% -38.10% +81.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

DPNSS 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 with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 14067 15777 15938
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.63% 15.33% 14.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 8646 9567 9242
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £181 £213 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £370
% change year-on-year - +1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 710 809 987
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.56% +7.14% +5.00%
10th Percentile £11.04 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.28 £48.88 £45.69
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £25.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -24.00% +21.95% -2.38%

DPNSS
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing DPNSS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for DPNSS in the UK

DPNSS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DPNSS in the UK

DPNSS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DPNSS over the 6 months to 15 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DPNSS in the UK

DPNSS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for DPNSS in the UK

DPNSS
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 DPNSS within the UK over the 6 months to 15 December 2017. 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
England +19 19 £400 +33.33%
UK excluding London +40 12 £375 +15.38%
Midlands - 9 £375 -
West Midlands - 9 £375 -
London +8 7 £400 +53.85%
South East - 3 £500 -

For the 6 months to 15 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing DPNSS 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 DPNSS.

1 18 (94.74%) Q.931
2 12 (63.16%) Telecoms
3 8 (42.11%) Nortel
4 7 (36.84%) DMS-100
4 7 (36.84%) Data Structures
5 6 (31.58%) Line Management
5 6 (31.58%) Softswitch
5 6 (31.58%) GENBAND
6 3 (15.79%) VoIP
7 2 (10.53%) PBX
8 1 (5.26%) PSTN
8 1 (5.26%) ITIL
8 1 (5.26%) SAS
8 1 (5.26%) ISDN
8 1 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (5.26%) Remedy
8 1 (5.26%) DASS2
8 1 (5.26%) MGCP
8 1 (5.26%) Megaco
8 1 (5.26%) Firewall
8 1 (5.26%) BT
8 1 (5.26%) H.323
8 1 (5.26%) Cisco
8 1 (5.26%) CCNP
8 1 (5.26%) DV Cleared
8 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
8 1 (5.26%) CCNP Voice
8 1 (5.26%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (5.26%) Degree

DPNSS
Co-occurring 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 (5.26%) SAS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (94.74%) Q.931
2 7 (36.84%) DMS-100
3 6 (31.58%) Softswitch
4 3 (15.79%) VoIP
5 2 (10.53%) PBX
6 1 (5.26%) DASS2
6 1 (5.26%) Firewall
6 1 (5.26%) H.323
6 1 (5.26%) ISDN
6 1 (5.26%) Megaco
6 1 (5.26%) MGCP
6 1 (5.26%) PSTN
General
1 12 (63.16%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (47.37%) Voice Engineer
2 5 (26.32%) Datafill Engineer
2 5 (26.32%) Network Engineer
3 4 (21.05%) Telecoms Engineer
3 4 (21.05%) Voice Network Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Network Systems Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Voice Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Voice Architect
Miscellaneous
1 7 (36.84%) Data Structures
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) Line Management
2 1 (5.26%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) CCNP
1 1 (5.26%) CCNP Voice
1 1 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (5.26%) Degree
1 1 (5.26%) DV Cleared
1 1 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 8 (42.11%) Nortel
2 6 (31.58%) GENBAND
3 1 (5.26%) BT
3 1 (5.26%) Cisco
3 1 (5.26%) Remedy