The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Q.931 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Q.931 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.

Q.931
UK
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 613 658 650
Rank change year-on-year +45 -8  
Contract jobs citing Q.931 4 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.008% 0.002% 0.011%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.062% 0.012% 0.072%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
Median daily rate £400 £425 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +17.24%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £375
% change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £24.86 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Q.931 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 6474 8448 8276
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.74% 15.11% 14.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 3910 5101 4531
Median daily rate £400 £385 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.89% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £240 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +4.82% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 379 367 449
Median hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.79% +0.86%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.59 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.95 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -31.57% +16.66%  

Q.931
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Q.931 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for Q.931 in the UK

Q.931
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Q.931.

Contractor daily rate trend for Q.931 in the UK

Q.931
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Q.931.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Q.931 in the UK

Q.931
Top 5 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Q.931 within the UK 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
England +51 4 £400 -5.88%
London - 3 - -
City of London - 3 - -
Berkshire +23 1 £400 -5.88%
South East +20 1 £400 -5.88%

For the 6 months to 23 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Q.931 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 Q.931.

1 8 (72.73%) DPNSS
2 6 (54.55%) VoIP
3 5 (45.45%) ISDN
3 5 (45.45%) Telecoms
4 4 (36.36%) Windows
4 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
4 4 (36.36%) Nortel
5 3 (27.27%) TACACS
5 3 (27.27%) SCCP
5 3 (27.27%) Cisco Prime
5 3 (27.27%) Firewall
5 3 (27.27%) Cisco
5 3 (27.27%) PPP
5 3 (27.27%) SNMP
5 3 (27.27%) TCP/IP
5 3 (27.27%) VLAN
5 3 (27.27%) DMS-100
5 3 (27.27%) SolarWinds
5 3 (27.27%) Network Management
5 3 (27.27%) PABX
5 3 (27.27%) HSRP
5 3 (27.27%) 802.1X
6 2 (18.18%) RFC 2833
6 2 (18.18%) Windows Server
6 2 (18.18%) Sonus
6 2 (18.18%) Office 365
6 2 (18.18%) NetScaler
6 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (18.18%) Line Management
6 2 (18.18%) Data Structures

Q.931
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 2 (18.18%) Skype for Business
2 1 (9.09%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (72.73%) DPNSS
2 6 (54.55%) VoIP
3 5 (45.45%) ISDN
4 3 (27.27%) DMS-100
4 3 (27.27%) Firewall
4 3 (27.27%) HSRP
4 3 (27.27%) PABX
4 3 (27.27%) PPP
4 3 (27.27%) SCCP
4 3 (27.27%) SNMP
4 3 (27.27%) TACACS
4 3 (27.27%) TCP/IP
4 3 (27.27%) VLAN
5 2 (18.18%) DHCP
5 2 (18.18%) DNS
5 2 (18.18%) H.323
5 2 (18.18%) MGCP
5 2 (18.18%) NetScaler
5 2 (18.18%) RTP
5 2 (18.18%) Skype
General
1 5 (45.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Voice Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) IP Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Network Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) ICT Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) IP Network Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Security Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Telecoms Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Voice Network Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Business Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Designer
4 1 (9.09%) PABX Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior IP Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Voice Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) 802.1X
2 2 (18.18%) RFC 2833
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) Windows
2 2 (18.18%) Windows Server
2 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Network Management
2 2 (18.18%) Line Management
3 1 (9.09%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (9.09%) CCNP
2 1 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
1 2 (18.18%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
1 4 (36.36%) Nortel
2 3 (27.27%) Cisco
2 3 (27.27%) SolarWinds
3 2 (18.18%) Citrix
3 2 (18.18%) Sonus
4 1 (9.09%) GENBAND
4 1 (9.09%) Remedy