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 26 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.

QSIG
UK
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 603 - 636
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing QSIG 4 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.009% - 0.009%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.063% - 0.062%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Median daily rate £425 - £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 - -
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 6391 8567 8055
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.59% 16.14% 14.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 3780 5194 4540
Median daily rate £400 £390 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +9.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £240 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 395 421 475
Median hourly rate £27.50 £28.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.50% +23.91%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.16 £13.00 £12.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -7.93% +26.00%  

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing QSIG.

Contractor hourly rate trend for QSIG in the UK

QSIG
Top 4 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 26 June 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
Dartford - 4 £425 -
Kent - 4 £425 -
South East - 4 £425 -
England - 4 £425 -

For the 6 months to 26 June 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
1 5 (100.00%) LAN
1 5 (100.00%) Firewall
2 4 (80.00%) Wireless
2 4 (80.00%) IPsec
2 4 (80.00%) VMware
2 4 (80.00%) CheckPoint
2 4 (80.00%) 802.11
2 4 (80.00%) MPLS
2 4 (80.00%) DPNSS
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (80.00%) CCNP
2 4 (80.00%) HP
2 4 (80.00%) CISSP
2 4 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (80.00%) .NET
2 4 (80.00%) IIS
2 4 (80.00%) Tomcat
2 4 (80.00%) WLAN
2 4 (80.00%) WAN
2 4 (80.00%) DHCP
2 4 (80.00%) SNMP
2 4 (80.00%) DNS
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 4 (80.00%) QA
2 4 (80.00%) Network Security
2 4 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (80.00%) Riverbed
2 4 (80.00%) Mitel
2 4 (80.00%) IP Telephony

QSIG
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 4 (80.00%) IIS
1 4 (80.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (20.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) Firewall
1 5 (100.00%) LAN
2 4 (80.00%) 802.11
2 4 (80.00%) Cisco IPT
2 4 (80.00%) DHCP
2 4 (80.00%) DNS
2 4 (80.00%) DPNSS
2 4 (80.00%) IP Telephony
2 4 (80.00%) IPsec
2 4 (80.00%) MPLS
2 4 (80.00%) Network Security
2 4 (80.00%) SNMP
2 4 (80.00%) Telepresence
2 4 (80.00%) WAN
2 4 (80.00%) Wireless
2 4 (80.00%) WLAN
3 1 (20.00%) ISDN
3 1 (20.00%) PBX
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Designer
1 2 (40.00%) Network Designer
1 2 (40.00%) Security Designer
1 2 (40.00%) Solutions Designer
2 1 (20.00%) Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Network Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Network Security Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Network Security Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) Network Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) Network Support
2 1 (20.00%) Security Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Security Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) .NET
1 4 (80.00%) 802.1X
2 1 (20.00%) .NET Framework
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) CCNP
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (80.00%) CISSP
2 3 (60.00%) CCNA
3 1 (20.00%) CNA
3 1 (20.00%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (80.00%) QA
2 3 (60.00%) PMO
System Software
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 4 (80.00%) Virtual Servers
1 4 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco
2 4 (80.00%) CheckPoint
2 4 (80.00%) HP
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (80.00%) Mitel
2 4 (80.00%) Riverbed
2 4 (80.00%) VMware
3 3 (60.00%) Siemens
4 1 (20.00%) Red Box