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 4 May 2016 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Signaling System No. 7 (SS7)
Rank 110 103 79
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -24
Contract jobs citing SS7 17 31 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.67% 1.11% 1.82%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.76% 4.13% 7.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 14 16
Median daily rate £305 £166 £216
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+83.45% -23.12%
UK excluding London median daily rate £230 £158 £220
% change year-on-year
+46.03% -28.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £27.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 - -
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
615 751 649
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 24.38% 26.82% 24.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 292 322 234
Median daily rate £375 £310 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.96% +6.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £345 £333
% change year-on-year
+5.79% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 21 33
Median hourly rate £27.50 £36.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.61% +100.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.95 £32.50 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.50 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £28.35 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+5.83% +41.72%

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
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SS7 within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 4 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -4 5 £305 -
SS7
South East

SS7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 4 May 2016, 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 19 (90.48%) Telecoms
2 16 (76.19%) Unix
2 16 (76.19%) Solaris
2 16 (76.19%) Diameter Protocol
3 14 (66.67%) H.323
4 13 (61.90%) MGCP
5 10 (47.62%) GGSN
6 9 (42.86%) SharePoint Server
7 8 (38.10%) Oracle Database
7 8 (38.10%) Oracle
7 8 (38.10%) Sybase
7 8 (38.10%) GPRS
7 8 (38.10%) UMTS
7 8 (38.10%) WCDMA
7 8 (38.10%) SLA
8 6 (28.57%) CDMA
8 6 (28.57%) VoIP
8 6 (28.57%) GSM
9 5 (23.81%) Nokia
9 5 (23.81%) SGSN
9 5 (23.81%) NGN
10 4 (19.05%) Degree
10 4 (19.05%) Computer Science
11 3 (14.29%) 3G
11 3 (14.29%) Ericsson
11 3 (14.29%) Huawei
11 3 (14.29%) Nokia Networks
11 3 (14.29%) 4G
12 2 (9.52%) SIGTRAN
12 2 (9.52%) VoLTE

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:

Application Platforms
1 9 (42.86%) SharePoint Server
Communications & Networking
1 16 (76.19%) Diameter Protocol
2 14 (66.67%) H.323
3 13 (61.90%) MGCP
4 10 (47.62%) GGSN
5 8 (38.10%) GPRS
5 8 (38.10%) UMTS
5 8 (38.10%) WCDMA
6 6 (28.57%) CDMA
6 6 (28.57%) GSM
6 6 (28.57%) VoIP
7 5 (23.81%) NGN
7 5 (23.81%) SGSN
8 3 (14.29%) 3G
8 3 (14.29%) 4G
9 2 (9.52%) 2G
9 2 (9.52%) ATM
9 2 (9.52%) LTE
9 2 (9.52%) Radio Access Network
9 2 (9.52%) SIGTRAN
9 2 (9.52%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (38.10%) Oracle Database
General
1 19 (90.48%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (76.19%) Network Engineer
2 15 (71.43%) Core Network Engineer
3 5 (23.81%) Support Engineer
4 4 (19.05%) Network Support
4 4 (19.05%) Network Support Engineer
4 4 (19.05%) Technical Engineer
4 4 (19.05%) Technical Support
4 4 (19.05%) Technical Support Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) 3G Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) 4G Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Databuild Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) RAN Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Integration Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Network Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Network Integration Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Network Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Network Systems Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Systems Integration Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) VoLTE Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 16 (76.19%) Solaris
1 16 (76.19%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (4.76%) Defect Management
1 1 (4.76%) Risk Assessment
1 1 (4.76%) Risk Management
1 1 (4.76%) Test Management
Qualifications
1 4 (19.05%) Degree
2 1 (4.76%) ISEB
2 1 (4.76%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (38.10%) SLA
2 1 (4.76%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (38.10%) Oracle
1 8 (38.10%) Sybase
2 5 (23.81%) Nokia
3 3 (14.29%) Ericsson
3 3 (14.29%) Huawei
3 3 (14.29%) Nokia Networks
4 2 (9.52%) HP
4 2 (9.52%) Siemens
5 1 (4.76%) GENBAND