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 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Signaling System No. 7 (SS7)
Rank 99 96 100
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +4
Contract jobs citing SS7 21 24 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.82% 0.95% 0.96%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.19% 4.26% 3.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 10 5
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£150 £225 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% -50.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £150 £230 £403
% change year-on-year
-34.78% -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
658 564 596
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.68% 22.37% 24.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 276 195 182
Average daily rate £325 £300 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £175 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 22 17
Average hourly rate £37.50 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+108.33% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £15.10 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £30.00 £148.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -18.18%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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
Reading -9 4 - -
Newbury - 2 £175 - 1
Slough +2 1 - -
SS7
South East

SS7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 34 (79.07%) 3G
2 33 (76.74%) Telecoms
3 29 (67.44%) SIGTRAN
4 25 (58.14%) 4G
5 19 (44.19%) 2G
5 19 (44.19%) GSM
6 18 (41.86%) HP Quality Center
7 13 (30.23%) HP
8 12 (27.91%) TCP/IP
8 12 (27.91%) Diameter Protocol
9 10 (23.26%) Billing
10 9 (20.93%) CRM
10 9 (20.93%) LTE
11 7 (16.28%) Nokia
11 7 (16.28%) MVNO
12 6 (13.95%) Network Architecture
12 6 (13.95%) MGW
12 6 (13.95%) Wireshark
12 6 (13.95%) SGSN
12 6 (13.95%) SCCP
12 6 (13.95%) INAP
12 6 (13.95%) Wireless
13 5 (11.63%) ISUP
13 5 (11.63%) SMPP
14 4 (9.30%) Firewall
14 4 (9.30%) DNS
14 4 (9.30%) UNIX
15 3 (6.98%) ATM
15 3 (6.98%) Cisco
15 3 (6.98%) VoIP

SS7
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 (2.33%) JBoss
1 1 (2.33%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.33%) Lync
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.33%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (2.33%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 34 (79.07%) 3G
2 29 (67.44%) SIGTRAN
3 25 (58.14%) 4G
4 19 (44.19%) 2G
4 19 (44.19%) GSM
5 12 (27.91%) TCP/IP
5 12 (27.91%) Diameter Protocol
6 9 (20.93%) LTE
7 7 (16.28%) MVNO
8 6 (13.95%) Wireshark
8 6 (13.95%) MGW
8 6 (13.95%) SGSN
8 6 (13.95%) Wireless
8 6 (13.95%) SCCP
8 6 (13.95%) INAP
9 5 (11.63%) ISUP
9 5 (11.63%) SMPP
10 4 (9.30%) DNS
10 4 (9.30%) Firewall
11 3 (6.98%) Cisco ICM
Development Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Maven
General
1 33 (76.74%) Telecoms
2 10 (23.26%) Billing
3 3 (6.98%) Multimedia
4 2 (4.65%) Electronics
5 1 (2.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (25.58%) Test Engineer
2 8 (18.60%) Tester
2 8 (18.60%) Databuild Engineer
3 6 (13.95%) Wireless Engineer
4 5 (11.63%) Voice Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) Mobile Tester
5 3 (6.98%) Design Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Test Manager
6 2 (4.65%) Consultant
6 2 (4.65%) Network Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Telecoms Engineer
7 1 (2.33%) Network Design Engineer
7 1 (2.33%) Cisco Engineer
7 1 (2.33%) Service Design Engineer
7 1 (2.33%) Core Network Engineer
7 1 (2.33%) Build Engineer
7 1 (2.33%) Lead Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.33%) SOAP
1 1 (2.33%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.65%) IPTV
2 1 (2.33%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.33%) Raspberry Pi
2 1 (2.33%) BeagleBone
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.30%) UNIX
2 1 (2.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (20.93%) CRM
2 6 (13.95%) Network Architecture
3 3 (6.98%) Requirements Analysis
3 3 (6.98%) Compatibility Testing
3 3 (6.98%) Benchmarking
4 2 (4.65%) Configuration Management
4 2 (4.65%) ITIL
4 2 (4.65%) PRINCE2
4 2 (4.65%) Migration
4 2 (4.65%) Network Design
4 2 (4.65%) Test Scripting
4 2 (4.65%) Risk Analysis
4 2 (4.65%) Test Strategy
4 2 (4.65%) Coaching
5 1 (2.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (2.33%) Product Marketing
5 1 (2.33%) Open Source
5 1 (2.33%) Business Analysis
5 1 (2.33%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.33%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.33%) C++
1 1 (2.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (6.98%) Degree
2 2 (4.65%) PMP
2 2 (4.65%) PMI Certification
2 2 (4.65%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.33%) HNC
3 1 (2.33%) HND
3 1 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (2.33%) NDS
1 1 (2.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 18 (41.86%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (30.23%) HP
2 7 (16.28%) Nokia
3 3 (6.98%) Cisco
3 3 (6.98%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 3 (6.98%) Verint
4 2 (4.65%) Siemens
5 1 (2.33%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (2.33%) TIBCO
5 1 (2.33%) Google
5 1 (2.33%) Huawei
5 1 (2.33%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.33%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 1 (2.33%) Ericsson