The table below looks at the statistics for SS7 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SS7 over the 3 months to 20 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Signaling System No. 7 (SS7)
South East / Berkshire
Rank 104 111 115
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +4
Contract jobs citing SS7 1 14 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.050% 0.56% 0.72%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.22% 2.50% 2.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 11
Median daily rate - £305 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -12.85%
UK excluding London median daily rate - £243 £350
% change year-on-year
- -30.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
445 560 742
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 22.05% 22.25% 26.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 287 321
Median daily rate £374 £356 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.06% +1.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £253 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.06% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 21 17
Median hourly rate £13.00 £45.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-71.11% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £23.95 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £63.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

SS7
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Berkshire region citing SS7 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SS7 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for SS7.

1 3 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (66.67%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) SIGTRAN
2 2 (66.67%) Diameter Protocol
3 1 (33.33%) Firewall
3 1 (33.33%) Intelligent Network
3 1 (33.33%) Feasibility Study
3 1 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) Perl
3 1 (33.33%) SOAP
3 1 (33.33%) Web Services
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) GGSN
3 1 (33.33%) Network Security
3 1 (33.33%) LTE
3 1 (33.33%) Network Architecture
3 1 (33.33%) Network Management
3 1 (33.33%) 4G
3 1 (33.33%) REST
3 1 (33.33%) MVNO
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (33.33%) OO
3 1 (33.33%) Python
3 1 (33.33%) VoIP
3 1 (33.33%) HTTP
3 1 (33.33%) SNMP
3 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (33.33%) DNS
3 1 (33.33%) SLA
3 1 (33.33%) Middleware

SS7
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire 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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) Diameter Protocol
1 2 (66.67%) SIGTRAN
2 1 (33.33%) 2G
2 1 (33.33%) 3G
2 1 (33.33%) 4G
2 1 (33.33%) DNS
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) GGSN
2 1 (33.33%) H.323
2 1 (33.33%) HTTP
2 1 (33.33%) INAP
2 1 (33.33%) Intelligent Network
2 1 (33.33%) LTE
2 1 (33.33%) MVNO
2 1 (33.33%) Network Security
2 1 (33.33%) SNMP
2 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (33.33%) VoIP
General
1 3 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) 3G Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) 4G Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) IP Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) LTE Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) NOC Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Professional Services Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Professional Services Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Professional Services Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Middleware
1 1 (33.33%) REST
1 1 (33.33%) SOAP
1 1 (33.33%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Feasibility Study
1 1 (33.33%) Incident Management
1 1 (33.33%) Load Balancing
1 1 (33.33%) Network Architecture
1 1 (33.33%) Network Design
1 1 (33.33%) Network Management
1 1 (33.33%) OO
1 1 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Java
1 1 (33.33%) Perl
1 1 (33.33%) Python
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) SLA