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 24 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.

Softswitch
UK
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 643 642
Contract jobs citing Softswitch 0 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK - 0.002% 0.007%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 0.012% 0.049%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Median daily rate - - £431
UK excluding London median daily rate - - £441
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 6274 8675 8108
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.56% 16.13% 14.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 3717 5255 4568
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 £368 £345
% change year-on-year +2.04% +6.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 391 426 478
Median hourly rate £27.50 £29.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.17% +23.40%  
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 £32.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -13.84% +30.00%  

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

Softswitch
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

Softswitch
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Softswitch in the UK
Manchester, Lancashire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Rate: £30000 - £50000 per day + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago