The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Berkshire region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Signaling System No. 7 (SS7)
Rank 79 114 128
Rank change year-on-year
+35 +14
Contract jobs citing SS7 51 8 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.74% 0.32% 0.39%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.77% 1.22% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 1 2
Average daily rate £213 £430 £406
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-50.58% +5.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £430 £391
10% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £430 £421
UK excluding London average daily rate £213 £300 £406
% change year-on-year
-29.16% -26.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Communications & Networking Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
656 657 986
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 22.42% 26.48% 32.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 204 224
Average daily rate £295 £285 £301
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.50% -5.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 20 26
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -36.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £11.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £180.00 £20.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £28.25
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -20.35%
SS7
South East

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 16 April 2014.

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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Reading +16 28 £210 - 1
Slough - 5 £221 - 1
Newbury - - - -
SS7
South East

SS7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 42 (61.76%) Telecoms
2 36 (52.94%) MGW
3 32 (47.06%) SIGTRAN
4 30 (44.12%) Configuration Management
5 28 (41.18%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 27 (39.71%) Fault Management
6 27 (39.71%) Change Management
7 18 (26.47%) 3G
8 17 (25.00%) DNS
8 17 (25.00%) Performance Management
8 17 (25.00%) Problem Management
9 15 (22.06%) GGSN
9 15 (22.06%) SGSN
9 15 (22.06%) Juniper
10 14 (20.59%) LTE
11 13 (19.12%) ATM
12 11 (16.18%) INAP
12 11 (16.18%) Velocent
13 10 (14.71%) Nokia
14 9 (13.24%) Siemens
14 9 (13.24%) Ericsson
14 9 (13.24%) WAP
14 9 (13.24%) VMS
14 9 (13.24%) TCP/IP
14 9 (13.24%) UNIX
14 9 (13.24%) LDAP
14 9 (13.24%) L2TP
14 9 (13.24%) Front Office
15 8 (11.76%) MPLS
15 8 (11.76%) Huawei

SS7
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (2.94%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
Communications & Networking
1 36 (52.94%) MGW
2 32 (47.06%) SIGTRAN
3 18 (26.47%) 3G
4 17 (25.00%) DNS
5 15 (22.06%) GGSN
5 15 (22.06%) SGSN
6 14 (20.59%) LTE
7 13 (19.12%) ATM
8 11 (16.18%) INAP
9 9 (13.24%) TCP/IP
9 9 (13.24%) LDAP
9 9 (13.24%) L2TP
10 8 (11.76%) MPLS
11 7 (10.29%) Cisco Nexus
11 7 (10.29%) 4G
12 6 (8.82%) SDH
12 6 (8.82%) Firewall
12 6 (8.82%) 2G
13 4 (5.88%) MVNO
13 4 (5.88%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.47%) Oracle Database
General
1 42 (61.76%) Telecoms
2 9 (13.24%) Front Office
3 5 (7.35%) Legal
Job Titles
1 31 (45.59%) NOC Engineer
2 13 (19.12%) Databuild Engineer
3 7 (10.29%) Test Leader
3 7 (10.29%) Network Support
4 3 (4.41%) Design Engineer
4 3 (4.41%) Analyst
4 3 (4.41%) Test Analyst
4 3 (4.41%) Designer
5 2 (2.94%) Operations Support Specialist
5 2 (2.94%) RAN Engineer
5 2 (2.94%) Support Specialist
6 1 (1.47%) Network Analyst
6 1 (1.47%) Senior Support Engineer
6 1 (1.47%) Telecoms Engineer
6 1 (1.47%) Lead Test Analyst
6 1 (1.47%) UNIX Support
6 1 (1.47%) Consultant
6 1 (1.47%) Network Engineer
6 1 (1.47%) Systems Support
6 1 (1.47%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (13.24%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.35%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 9 (13.24%) VMS
1 9 (13.24%) UNIX
2 1 (1.47%) Windows NT
2 1 (1.47%) Windows
2 1 (1.47%) Solaris
2 1 (1.47%) Linux
2 1 (1.47%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (44.12%) Configuration Management
2 27 (39.71%) Fault Management
2 27 (39.71%) Change Management
3 17 (25.00%) Performance Management
3 17 (25.00%) Problem Management
4 3 (4.41%) Regression Testing
5 2 (2.94%) Network Management
5 2 (2.94%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (2.94%) Workflow
6 1 (1.47%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.94%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (7.35%) Degree
2 2 (2.94%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.41%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (4.41%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 28 (41.18%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 15 (22.06%) Juniper
3 11 (16.18%) Velocent
4 10 (14.71%) Nokia
5 9 (13.24%) Siemens
5 9 (13.24%) Ericsson
6 8 (11.76%) Huawei
7 7 (10.29%) Cisco
8 6 (8.82%) CheckPoint
9 3 (4.41%) Oracle
10 1 (1.47%) Sybase
10 1 (1.47%) Microsoft
10 1 (1.47%) Red Hat
10 1 (1.47%) Sonus
Slough, Berkshire
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
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