The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for SIGTRAN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SIGTRAN over the 3 months to 25 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.

SIGTRAN
UK
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 575 635 617
Rank change year-on-year +60 -18  
Contract jobs citing SIGTRAN 12 17 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.026% 0.032% 0.034%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.19% 0.20% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 2
Median daily rate £450 £225 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +100.00% -29.68%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £185 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £273 £376
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £285 £390
% change year-on-year +57.89% -26.92%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

SIGTRAN 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 6280 8561 8086
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.57% 16.14% 14.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 3720 5192 4560
Median daily rate £400 £390 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +8.33%  
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 391 421 478
Median hourly rate £27.50 £28.50 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.50% +21.27%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.05 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -11.11% +26.00%  

SIGTRAN
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for SIGTRAN in the UK

SIGTRAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SIGTRAN in the UK

SIGTRAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SIGTRAN in the UK

SIGTRAN
Top 7 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SIGTRAN within the UK over the 3 months to 25 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
England +42 12 £450 +100.00% 2
South East +38 11 £450 - 1
Berkshire +18 11 £450 - 1
Reading +15 6 £450 - 1
Ipswich - 1 £450 -
East of England - 1 £450 -
Suffolk - 1 £450 -

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SIGTRAN 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 SIGTRAN.

1 18 (100.00%) Diameter Protocol
2 14 (77.78%) Telecoms
3 12 (66.67%) Nokia
3 12 (66.67%) 3G
4 11 (61.11%) 4G
5 10 (55.56%) LDAP
5 10 (55.56%) Degree
6 7 (38.89%) SOAP
6 7 (38.89%) Unix
6 7 (38.89%) INAP
6 7 (38.89%) SPML
7 6 (33.33%) Open Source
7 6 (33.33%) Post-Production
7 6 (33.33%) Linux Command Line
7 6 (33.33%) NoSQL
7 6 (33.33%) Service Delivery
7 6 (33.33%) Linux
7 6 (33.33%) Apache
7 6 (33.33%) 3GPP
7 6 (33.33%) Java
7 6 (33.33%) SQL
7 6 (33.33%) J2EE
7 6 (33.33%) Billing
7 6 (33.33%) Shell Script
7 6 (33.33%) Migration
7 6 (33.33%) Computer Science
7 6 (33.33%) ActiveMQ
7 6 (33.33%) Spring
7 6 (33.33%) Requirements Management
7 6 (33.33%) LTE

SIGTRAN
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 6 (33.33%) Apache
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 18 (100.00%) Diameter Protocol
2 12 (66.67%) 3G
3 11 (61.11%) 4G
4 10 (55.56%) LDAP
5 7 (38.89%) INAP
6 6 (33.33%) 3GPP
6 6 (33.33%) LTE
7 4 (22.22%) Radio Access Network
7 4 (22.22%) VoLTE
8 2 (11.11%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (33.33%) NoSQL
General
1 14 (77.78%) Telecoms
2 6 (33.33%) Billing
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Design Engineer
2 6 (33.33%) Consultant
2 6 (33.33%) Java Consultant
3 3 (16.67%) Mobile Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Databuild Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Senior Design Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) 4G Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Databuild Design Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) IP Design Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) LTE Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (38.89%) SOAP
1 7 (38.89%) SPML
2 6 (33.33%) ActiveMQ
2 6 (33.33%) J2EE
2 6 (33.33%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 6 (33.33%) Computer Science
1 6 (33.33%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 7 (38.89%) Unix
2 6 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) Migration
1 6 (33.33%) Open Source
1 6 (33.33%) Post-Production
1 6 (33.33%) Product Management
1 6 (33.33%) Requirements Management
1 6 (33.33%) Service Delivery
2 4 (22.22%) Capacity Management
2 4 (22.22%) Data Management
2 4 (22.22%) Validation
3 2 (11.11%) Performance Management
4 1 (5.56%) Configuration Management
4 1 (5.56%) ITSM
4 1 (5.56%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (33.33%) Java
1 6 (33.33%) Shell Script
1 6 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (55.56%) Degree
Vendors
1 12 (66.67%) Nokia
2 2 (11.11%) Nokia Networks
2 2 (11.11%) Samsung
2 2 (11.11%) Siemens
3 1 (5.56%) Remedy
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