The table below looks at the statistics for SS7 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SS7 over the 3 months to 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Signaling System No. 7 (SS7)
Rank 120 119 115
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -4
Contract jobs citing SS7 3 15 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.12% 0.57% 0.89%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.47% 2.28% 2.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 4
Average daily rate
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- £250 £278
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -9.90%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £250 £275
% change year-on-year
- -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.00 -
SS7
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
633 657 1019
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.28% 25.10% 34.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 247 220 248
Average daily rate £338 £325 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +0.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £164 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 38 30
Average hourly rate £18.00 £30.00 £20.54
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +46.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £13.60 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £37.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

SS7
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SS7 across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

SS7 Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

SS7
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SS7 across the Berkshire region.

SS7 Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

SS7
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SS7 across the Berkshire region.

SS7 Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

SS7
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SS7 within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +2 1 - -
Slough - 1 - -
SS7
South East

SS7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing SS7 also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SS7.

1 15 (83.33%) Telecoms
2 9 (50.00%) 3G
3 8 (44.44%) UNIX
4 7 (38.89%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 6 (33.33%) Configuration Management
6 5 (27.78%) INAP
6 5 (27.78%) 2G
6 5 (27.78%) Degree
6 5 (27.78%) SIGTRAN
7 4 (22.22%) DNS
7 4 (22.22%) Nokia
7 4 (22.22%) 4G
7 4 (22.22%) LTE
8 3 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (16.67%) Network Security
8 3 (16.67%) ATM
8 3 (16.67%) HP
8 3 (16.67%) Marketing
9 2 (11.11%) MPLS
9 2 (11.11%) Process Management
9 2 (11.11%) Firewall
9 2 (11.11%) Workflow
9 2 (11.11%) Finance
9 2 (11.11%) IPsec
9 2 (11.11%) Manufacturing
9 2 (11.11%) Wireshark
9 2 (11.11%) GGSN
9 2 (11.11%) SGSN
9 2 (11.11%) Digital Marketing
9 2 (11.11%) Programme Management

SS7
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing SS7 also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SS7. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Business Applications
1 2 (11.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 9 (50.00%) 3G
2 5 (27.78%) INAP
2 5 (27.78%) 2G
2 5 (27.78%) SIGTRAN
3 4 (22.22%) DNS
3 4 (22.22%) LTE
3 4 (22.22%) 4G
4 3 (16.67%) Network Security
4 3 (16.67%) ATM
5 2 (11.11%) GSM
5 2 (11.11%) Packet Switching
5 2 (11.11%) MPLS
5 2 (11.11%) ISUP
5 2 (11.11%) UMTS
5 2 (11.11%) DHCP
5 2 (11.11%) Wireshark
5 2 (11.11%) GGSN
5 2 (11.11%) SGSN
5 2 (11.11%) Firewall
5 2 (11.11%) IPsec
General
1 15 (83.33%) Telecoms
2 3 (16.67%) Marketing
3 2 (11.11%) Electronics
3 2 (11.11%) Finance
3 2 (11.11%) Manufacturing
4 1 (5.56%) Billing
4 1 (5.56%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (44.44%) Databuild Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Support Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Technical Support Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Technical Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Project Manager
3 2 (11.11%) Programme Manager
3 2 (11.11%) Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Test Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Systems Support
3 2 (11.11%) Technical Support
3 2 (11.11%) Systems Support Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Telecoms Project Manager
3 2 (11.11%) Voice Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Build Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Data Build Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Telecoms Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) DTV
1 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (44.44%) UNIX
2 2 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 2 (11.11%) Project Management
2 2 (11.11%) Process Management
2 2 (11.11%) Workflow
2 2 (11.11%) Programme Management
2 2 (11.11%) Software Testing
2 2 (11.11%) Digital Marketing
2 2 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (5.56%) Integration Testing
3 1 (5.56%) Test Scripting
3 1 (5.56%) Product Marketing
3 1 (5.56%) Network Management
3 1 (5.56%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (5.56%) Information Security
3 1 (5.56%) Service Delivery
3 1 (5.56%) Change Management
3 1 (5.56%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (27.78%) Degree
2 2 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (11.11%) ISEB
3 1 (5.56%) CISSP
3 1 (5.56%) CISM
3 1 (5.56%) HNC
3 1 (5.56%) HND
3 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) NDS
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (38.89%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 4 (22.22%) Nokia
3 3 (16.67%) HP
4 2 (11.11%) Siemens
4 2 (11.11%) F5
4 2 (11.11%) SAP
5 1 (5.56%) TIBCO
5 1 (5.56%) Alcatel-Lucent