The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for QSIG skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited QSIG over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
QSIG
UK
Rank 595 - 616
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing QSIG 1 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.002% - 0.010%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.015% - 0.064%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Median daily rate - - £265
UK excluding London median daily rate - - £225
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

QSIG 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 6618 7818 7780
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 14.61% 14.75% 14.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 4078 4664 4242
Median daily rate £400 £380 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £235 £204
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 361 334 431
Median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +11.11%  
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 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -39.18% +27.58%  

QSIG
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for QSIG in the UK

QSIG
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for QSIG in the UK

QSIG
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for QSIG in the UK

QSIG
Top 2 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QSIG within the UK over the 3 months to 24 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 - 1 - -
London - 1 - -

QSIG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing QSIG 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 QSIG.

1 5 (100.00%) Cisco
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (80.00%) SCCP
2 4 (80.00%) H.323
2 4 (80.00%) Telecoms
3 3 (60.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (60.00%) VoIP
3 3 (60.00%) Mentoring
4 2 (40.00%) Customer Requirements
4 2 (40.00%) Unified Communications
4 2 (40.00%) High Availability
4 2 (40.00%) Cisco UCCX
4 2 (40.00%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (40.00%) Performance Engineering
4 2 (40.00%) Migration
4 2 (40.00%) PBX
5 1 (20.00%) PSTN
5 1 (20.00%) MS Visio
5 1 (20.00%) ISDN
5 1 (20.00%) LAN
5 1 (20.00%) CCIE
5 1 (20.00%) CCNP
5 1 (20.00%) CCNA
5 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (20.00%) CTI
5 1 (20.00%) Firewall
5 1 (20.00%) WAN
5 1 (20.00%) IVR
5 1 (20.00%) Knowledge Management
5 1 (20.00%) Cisco UCCE

QSIG
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:

Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) H.323
1 4 (80.00%) SCCP
2 3 (60.00%) VoIP
3 2 (40.00%) PBX
3 2 (40.00%) Unified Communications
4 1 (20.00%) CTI
4 1 (20.00%) Firewall
4 1 (20.00%) ISDN
4 1 (20.00%) LAN
4 1 (20.00%) PSTN
4 1 (20.00%) WAN
General
1 4 (80.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Design Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Unified Communications Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Network Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (20.00%) IVR
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 3 (60.00%) Mentoring
2 2 (40.00%) Customer Requirements
2 2 (40.00%) High Availability
2 2 (40.00%) Migration
2 2 (40.00%) Performance Engineering
3 1 (20.00%) Knowledge Management
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) CCIE
1 1 (20.00%) CCNA
1 1 (20.00%) CCNP
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) Cisco CUCM
1 2 (40.00%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) Red Box