The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Softswitch skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Softswitch over the 3 months to 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Softswitch
UK
Rank - 642 619
Contract jobs citing Softswitch 0 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK - 0.004% 0.009%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 0.025% 0.064%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 3
Median daily rate - £425 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -1.73%  
UK excluding London median daily rate - £425 £275
% change year-on-year - +54.54%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Softswitch 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 6617 7870 7816
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 14.61% 14.79% 14.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 4077 4695 4260
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 £203
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 361 338 430
Median hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.35% +14.81%  
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 £29.17
% change year-on-year -39.18% +26.84%  

Softswitch
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Softswitch in the UK

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Softswitch in the UK

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Softswitch in the UK

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Top 24 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Softswitch 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 Softswitch.

1 2 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (50.00%) JTAPI
2 1 (50.00%) DMS-100
2 1 (50.00%) PABX
2 1 (50.00%) Wideband
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) SAS
2 1 (50.00%) ISDN
2 1 (50.00%) PSTN
2 1 (50.00%) VoIP
2 1 (50.00%) DHCP
2 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (50.00%) DNS
2 1 (50.00%) Nortel
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Genesys
2 1 (50.00%) MPLS
2 1 (50.00%) Remedy
2 1 (50.00%) DPNSS
2 1 (50.00%) MGCP
2 1 (50.00%) SCCP
2 1 (50.00%) Q.931
2 1 (50.00%) H.323

Softswitch
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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (50.00%) SAS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) DHCP
1 1 (50.00%) DMS-100
1 1 (50.00%) DNS
1 1 (50.00%) DPNSS
1 1 (50.00%) H.323
1 1 (50.00%) ISDN
1 1 (50.00%) MGCP
1 1 (50.00%) MPLS
1 1 (50.00%) PABX
1 1 (50.00%) PSTN
1 1 (50.00%) Q.931
1 1 (50.00%) SCCP
1 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (50.00%) VoIP
1 1 (50.00%) Wideband
General
1 2 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) IP Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Senior IP Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Voice Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Voice Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) JTAPI
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL Certification
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Genesys
1 1 (50.00%) Nortel
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle
1 1 (50.00%) Remedy