The table below looks at the statistics for SS7 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SS7 over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 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 Cheshire - - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £243 £325 £190
% change year-on-year
-25.38% +71.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
SS7
North West

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

Communications & Networking Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
196 156 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 20.76% 20.23% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 83 66
Average daily rate £488 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £203 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £578
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 15 8
Average hourly rate £25.00 £18.00 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.88% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.84 £16.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £19.45 £31.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

SS7
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SS7 across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

SS7 Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire