Period
to 24 November 2017

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 6 months to 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 889 883 878
Rank change year-on-year -6 -5 -4
Contract jobs citing QSIG 7 3 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.007% 0.003% 0.014%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.050% 0.018% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 8
UK median daily rate £429 £483 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.09% -8.10% -
10th Percentile £413 £423 £400
90th Percentile £477 £548 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £465 £483 £525
% change year-on-year -3.63% -8.10% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

QSIG 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 14116 16276 15916
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.70% 15.50% 13.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 8591 9824 9211
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £181 £214 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 741 834 1023
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £23.75 £20.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +13.45% +4.68%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.89 £48.26 £45.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.04 £25.00 £20.97
% change year-on-year -27.84% +19.23% +4.84%

QSIG
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 24 November 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 -2 7 £429 -11.09%
London - 5 £429 -
UK excluding London +33 2 £465 -3.63%
South East +4 2 £465 -3.63%

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 6 (85.71%) Avaya
1 6 (85.71%) H.323
1 6 (85.71%) Unified Communications
2 5 (71.43%) Skype for Business
2 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 5 (71.43%) ISDN
3 4 (57.14%) Cisco
3 4 (57.14%) Telecoms
3 4 (57.14%) Skype
3 4 (57.14%) Office 365
4 3 (42.86%) VoIP
5 2 (28.57%) SCCP
5 2 (28.57%) Migration
5 2 (28.57%) Banking
5 2 (28.57%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (28.57%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (28.57%) Cisco UCCE
6 1 (14.29%) Data Centre
6 1 (14.29%) Acme Packet
6 1 (14.29%) High Availability
6 1 (14.29%) Sonus
6 1 (14.29%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (14.29%) Blue Coat
6 1 (14.29%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (14.29%) RIA
6 1 (14.29%) CMS
6 1 (14.29%) IVR
6 1 (14.29%) Wireless
6 1 (14.29%) Frame Relay
6 1 (14.29%) Finance

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 5 (71.43%) Skype for Business
2 1 (14.29%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 4 (57.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (85.71%) H.323
1 6 (85.71%) Unified Communications
2 5 (71.43%) ISDN
3 4 (57.14%) Skype
4 3 (42.86%) VoIP
5 2 (28.57%) SCCP
6 1 (14.29%) ATM
6 1 (14.29%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (14.29%) CTI
6 1 (14.29%) DSL
6 1 (14.29%) Ethernet
6 1 (14.29%) Frame Relay
6 1 (14.29%) LAN
6 1 (14.29%) PBX
6 1 (14.29%) PSTN
6 1 (14.29%) VPN
6 1 (14.29%) WAN
6 1 (14.29%) Wireless
General
1 4 (57.14%) Telecoms
2 2 (28.57%) Banking
3 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Unified Communications Engineer
2 4 (57.14%) Voice Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) Consultant
3 2 (28.57%) Senior Consultant
3 2 (28.57%) Unified Communications Consultant
4 1 (14.29%) Design Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Juniper Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) LAN Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) LAN/WAN Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Network Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Senior Design Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Switch Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) WAN Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 1 (14.29%) IVR
2 1 (14.29%) RIA
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Migration
2 1 (14.29%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) Cisco CUCM
1 2 (28.57%) Cisco UCCE
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Avaya
2 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
3 4 (57.14%) Cisco
4 1 (14.29%) Acme Packet
4 1 (14.29%) Blue Coat
4 1 (14.29%) Juniper
4 1 (14.29%) Oracle
4 1 (14.29%) Siemens
4 1 (14.29%) Sonus
4 1 (14.29%) Symantec