The table below looks at the statistics for SS7 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SS7 over the 3 months to 30 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
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Signaling System No. 7 (SS7)
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing SS7 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham - - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £230 £150 £230
% change year-on-year
+53.33% -34.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
SS7
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Communications & Networking Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
134 164 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 17.22% 20.05% 14.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 103 46
Median daily rate £350 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £283 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £425 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+8.82% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 9 9
Median hourly rate £12.50 £26.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.83% +76.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.19 £15.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £30.00 £16.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +44.44%

SS7
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Birmingham region citing SS7 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

SS7 Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham