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 30 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Signaling System No. 7 (SS7)
Rank 103 69 111
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +42
Contract jobs citing SS7 27 59 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.92% 2.08% 0.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.55% 9.06% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 17 0
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£154 £210 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.78% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £150 £210 £300
% change year-on-year
-28.57% -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
761 651 616
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.80% 22.97% 26.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 330 236 189
Average daily rate £300 £300 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £175 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.57% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 51 22
Average hourly rate £36.00 £22.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% +40.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £15.00 £11.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £180.00 £20.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 30 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 30 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 - 8 £175 -
Reading -21 4 £111 -44.75% 1
Bracknell - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
SS7
South East

SS7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 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 26 (83.87%) 3G
2 25 (80.65%) Telecoms
3 23 (74.19%) 4G
4 22 (70.97%) SIGTRAN
5 19 (61.29%) 2G
5 19 (61.29%) GSM
6 18 (58.06%) HP Quality Center
7 13 (41.94%) HP
8 12 (38.71%) TCP/IP
9 10 (32.26%) Billing
10 9 (29.03%) CRM
11 7 (22.58%) MVNO
12 6 (19.35%) SGSN
12 6 (19.35%) SCCP
12 6 (19.35%) INAP
12 6 (19.35%) Wireless
13 5 (16.13%) ISUP
13 5 (16.13%) Wireshark
13 5 (16.13%) SMPP
13 5 (16.13%) Network Architecture
14 4 (12.90%) DNS
14 4 (12.90%) Firewall
15 3 (9.68%) Cisco ICM
15 3 (9.68%) Requirements Analysis
15 3 (9.68%) Multimedia
15 3 (9.68%) Cisco
15 3 (9.68%) Megaco
15 3 (9.68%) Benchmarking
15 3 (9.68%) MGCP
15 3 (9.68%) RTP

SS7
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 (3.23%) SharePoint
1 1 (3.23%) Lync
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (3.23%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 26 (83.87%) 3G
2 23 (74.19%) 4G
3 22 (70.97%) SIGTRAN
4 19 (61.29%) 2G
4 19 (61.29%) GSM
5 12 (38.71%) TCP/IP
6 7 (22.58%) MVNO
7 6 (19.35%) SGSN
7 6 (19.35%) SCCP
7 6 (19.35%) INAP
7 6 (19.35%) Wireless
8 5 (16.13%) Wireshark
8 5 (16.13%) SMPP
8 5 (16.13%) ISUP
9 4 (12.90%) DNS
9 4 (12.90%) Firewall
10 3 (9.68%) Cisco ICM
10 3 (9.68%) LTE
10 3 (9.68%) IPv4
10 3 (9.68%) IPv6
General
1 25 (80.65%) Telecoms
2 10 (32.26%) Billing
3 3 (9.68%) Multimedia
4 2 (6.45%) Electronics
5 1 (3.23%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (32.26%) Test Engineer
2 7 (22.58%) Tester
3 6 (19.35%) Wireless Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Mobile Tester
5 2 (6.45%) Design Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Test Manager
5 2 (6.45%) Consultant
5 2 (6.45%) Telecoms Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Network Design Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Cisco Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Network Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Service Design Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Build Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.23%) SOAP
1 1 (3.23%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.45%) IPTV
2 1 (3.23%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.23%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (29.03%) CRM
2 5 (16.13%) Network Architecture
3 3 (9.68%) Requirements Analysis
3 3 (9.68%) Compatibility Testing
3 3 (9.68%) Benchmarking
4 2 (6.45%) ITIL
4 2 (6.45%) PRINCE2
4 2 (6.45%) Migration
4 2 (6.45%) Test Scripting
4 2 (6.45%) Risk Analysis
4 2 (6.45%) Coaching
5 1 (3.23%) Test Strategy
5 1 (3.23%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (3.23%) Product Marketing
5 1 (3.23%) Network Design
5 1 (3.23%) Business Analysis
5 1 (3.23%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.23%) Change Management
5 1 (3.23%) GAP Analysis
Qualifications
1 2 (6.45%) PMP
1 2 (6.45%) PMI Certification
1 2 (6.45%) ISTQB
1 2 (6.45%) Degree
2 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.23%) HNC
2 1 (3.23%) HND
2 1 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) NDS
1 1 (3.23%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 18 (58.06%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (41.94%) HP
2 3 (9.68%) Cisco
2 3 (9.68%) Verint
3 1 (3.23%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.23%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 1 (3.23%) Ericsson
3 1 (3.23%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (3.23%) TIBCO
3 1 (3.23%) Google
3 1 (3.23%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
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