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 5 March 2015 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Signaling System No. 7 (SS7)
Rank 110 75 108
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +33
Contract jobs citing SS7 23 53 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.81% 1.92% 0.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.96% 8.02% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 15 0
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£300 £210 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £210 -
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
776 661 588
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 27.18% 23.91% 27.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 324 250 178
Average daily rate £320 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £190 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 43 25
Average hourly rate £36.00 £27.20 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.35% +36.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £15.00 £11.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £180.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.50 £20.03 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+47.27% -10.97%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SS7 across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 5 March 2015.

SS7 Daily Rate Histogram 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 5 March 2015. 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
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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
Newbury -3 6 £158 -
Reading -23 5 £230 +21.18%
Bracknell - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
SS7
South East

SS7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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 21 (80.77%) 3G
1 21 (80.77%) Telecoms
2 18 (69.23%) 4G
3 16 (61.54%) SIGTRAN
4 14 (53.85%) 2G
5 13 (50.00%) GSM
6 12 (46.15%) HP Quality Center
7 11 (42.31%) HP
8 10 (38.46%) TCP/IP
9 8 (30.77%) Billing
10 7 (26.92%) CRM
11 6 (23.08%) SCCP
11 6 (23.08%) INAP
11 6 (23.08%) SGSN
12 5 (19.23%) MVNO
12 5 (19.23%) ISUP
13 4 (15.38%) Firewall
13 4 (15.38%) DNS
13 4 (15.38%) VCP4
14 3 (11.54%) Verint
14 3 (11.54%) LTE
14 3 (11.54%) Compatibility Testing
14 3 (11.54%) Cisco
14 3 (11.54%) Benchmarking
14 3 (11.54%) MGCP
14 3 (11.54%) RTP
14 3 (11.54%) VoIP
14 3 (11.54%) IPv4
14 3 (11.54%) IPv6
14 3 (11.54%) Multimedia

SS7
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.85%) Lync
1 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Google Apps
1 1 (3.85%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 21 (80.77%) 3G
2 18 (69.23%) 4G
3 16 (61.54%) SIGTRAN
4 14 (53.85%) 2G
5 13 (50.00%) GSM
6 10 (38.46%) TCP/IP
7 6 (23.08%) SCCP
7 6 (23.08%) INAP
7 6 (23.08%) SGSN
8 5 (19.23%) MVNO
8 5 (19.23%) ISUP
9 4 (15.38%) Firewall
9 4 (15.38%) DNS
10 3 (11.54%) LTE
10 3 (11.54%) MGCP
10 3 (11.54%) RTP
10 3 (11.54%) VoIP
10 3 (11.54%) IPv4
10 3 (11.54%) IPv6
10 3 (11.54%) Cisco ICM
General
1 21 (80.77%) Telecoms
2 8 (30.77%) Billing
3 3 (11.54%) Multimedia
4 2 (7.69%) Electronics
5 1 (3.85%) Marketing
5 1 (3.85%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (26.92%) Tester
2 4 (15.38%) Test Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) Mobile Tester
4 2 (7.69%) Test Manager
4 2 (7.69%) Consultant
4 2 (7.69%) Design Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Wireless Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Service Design Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Build Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Network Design Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) SOAP
1 1 (3.85%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) IPTV
2 1 (3.85%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.85%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (26.92%) CRM
2 3 (11.54%) Compatibility Testing
2 3 (11.54%) Benchmarking
2 3 (11.54%) Requirements Analysis
3 2 (7.69%) Migration
3 2 (7.69%) ITIL
3 2 (7.69%) PRINCE2
3 2 (7.69%) Test Scripting
3 2 (7.69%) Risk Analysis
3 2 (7.69%) Coaching
4 1 (3.85%) Test Strategy
4 1 (3.85%) Network Architecture
4 1 (3.85%) Network Management
4 1 (3.85%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (3.85%) Product Marketing
4 1 (3.85%) Information Security
4 1 (3.85%) Network Design
4 1 (3.85%) Business Analysis
4 1 (3.85%) Risk Management
4 1 (3.85%) GAP Analysis
Qualifications
1 4 (15.38%) VCP4
2 3 (11.54%) Degree
3 2 (7.69%) ISTQB
3 2 (7.69%) PMP
3 2 (7.69%) PMI Certification
3 2 (7.69%) SC Cleared
3 2 (7.69%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.85%) HNC
4 1 (3.85%) HND
4 1 (3.85%) CISSP
4 1 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (3.85%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (3.85%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.85%) NDS
Systems Management
1 12 (46.15%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (42.31%) HP
2 3 (11.54%) Verint
2 3 (11.54%) Cisco
3 1 (3.85%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 1 (3.85%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.85%) Ericsson
3 1 (3.85%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (3.85%) TIBCO
3 1 (3.85%) Google
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