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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Signaling System No. 7 (SS7)
Rank 116 108 112
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +4
Contract jobs citing SS7 7 14 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.27% 0.56% 0.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.24% 2.17% 1.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 1
Average daily rate
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- £284 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -24.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £263 £375
% change year-on-year
+23.80% -30.00%
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
563 646 648
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 22.00% 25.68% 26.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 261 219 221
Average daily rate £318 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.78% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £215 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £475 £456
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £323
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 13 23
Average hourly rate £35.00 £17.50 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.68 £13.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £42.25 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

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 3 August 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 +2 6 - - 1
SS7
South East

SS7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 30 (76.92%) 3G
2 27 (69.23%) SIGTRAN
3 25 (64.10%) Telecoms
4 22 (56.41%) 4G
5 16 (41.03%) 2G
6 13 (33.33%) GSM
7 12 (30.77%) Diameter Protocol
7 12 (30.77%) HP Quality Center
8 10 (25.64%) MGW
9 9 (23.08%) LTE
9 9 (23.08%) SGSN
9 9 (23.08%) Billing
10 8 (20.51%) Firewall
10 8 (20.51%) CRM
11 7 (17.95%) Wireshark
11 7 (17.95%) Requirements Analysis
11 7 (17.95%) ATM
11 7 (17.95%) VoIP
11 7 (17.95%) Cisco
11 7 (17.95%) Nokia
11 7 (17.95%) HP
12 6 (15.38%) SMPP
12 6 (15.38%) Wireless
12 6 (15.38%) TCP/IP
12 6 (15.38%) Network Architecture
12 6 (15.38%) MVNO
13 5 (12.82%) VoLTE
13 5 (12.82%) Radio Access Network
13 5 (12.82%) SCCP
13 5 (12.82%) INAP

SS7
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 (2.56%) JBoss
1 1 (2.56%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.56%) Lync
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (2.56%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 30 (76.92%) 3G
2 27 (69.23%) SIGTRAN
3 22 (56.41%) 4G
4 16 (41.03%) 2G
5 13 (33.33%) GSM
6 12 (30.77%) Diameter Protocol
7 10 (25.64%) MGW
8 9 (23.08%) LTE
8 9 (23.08%) SGSN
9 8 (20.51%) Firewall
10 7 (17.95%) ATM
10 7 (17.95%) VoIP
10 7 (17.95%) Wireshark
11 6 (15.38%) MVNO
11 6 (15.38%) TCP/IP
11 6 (15.38%) Wireless
11 6 (15.38%) SMPP
12 5 (12.82%) SCCP
12 5 (12.82%) INAP
12 5 (12.82%) VoLTE
Development Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Maven
General
1 25 (64.10%) Telecoms
2 9 (23.08%) Billing
3 4 (10.26%) Back Office
4 3 (7.69%) Multimedia
5 2 (5.13%) Electronics
5 2 (5.13%) Italian Language
6 1 (2.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (30.77%) Test Engineer
2 8 (20.51%) Tester
2 8 (20.51%) Databuild Engineer
3 6 (15.38%) Wireless Engineer
4 5 (12.82%) Voice Engineer
5 4 (10.26%) Technical Tester
6 3 (7.69%) Mobile Tester
6 3 (7.69%) Design Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Telecoms Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Network Engineer
8 1 (2.56%) Cisco Engineer
8 1 (2.56%) Network Design Engineer
8 1 (2.56%) Core Network Engineer
8 1 (2.56%) Service Design Engineer
8 1 (2.56%) Build Engineer
8 1 (2.56%) Lead Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.56%) SOAP
1 1 (2.56%) XML
1 1 (2.56%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.13%) IPTV
2 1 (2.56%) Raspberry Pi
2 1 (2.56%) BeagleBone
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.26%) UNIX
2 1 (2.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (20.51%) CRM
2 7 (17.95%) Requirements Analysis
3 6 (15.38%) Network Architecture
4 4 (10.26%) Validation
4 4 (10.26%) Test Planning
5 3 (7.69%) Benchmarking
5 3 (7.69%) Compatibility Testing
6 2 (5.13%) Test Scripting
6 2 (5.13%) Test Strategy
6 2 (5.13%) Configuration Management
6 2 (5.13%) Migration
6 2 (5.13%) Network Design
7 1 (2.56%) Business Analysis
7 1 (2.56%) Service Delivery
7 1 (2.56%) Change Management
7 1 (2.56%) GAP Analysis
7 1 (2.56%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (2.56%) Performance Testing
7 1 (2.56%) Product Marketing
7 1 (2.56%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.56%) C++
1 1 (2.56%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (7.69%) Degree
2 1 (2.56%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.56%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.56%) HNC
2 1 (2.56%) HND
2 1 (2.56%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 1 (2.56%) NDS
1 1 (2.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 12 (30.77%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (17.95%) Cisco
1 7 (17.95%) HP
1 7 (17.95%) Nokia
2 3 (7.69%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 3 (7.69%) Verint
3 2 (5.13%) Siemens
4 1 (2.56%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (2.56%) TIBCO
4 1 (2.56%) Google
4 1 (2.56%) Huawei
4 1 (2.56%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 1 (2.56%) Microsoft