The table below looks at the statistics for SS7 skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SS7 over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Signaling System No. 7 (SS7)
Rank - 207 -
Contract jobs citing SS7 0 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London - 0.019% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 0.14% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £375 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £285 £338
% change year-on-year
-3.50% -15.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 - -
SS7
London

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

Communications & Networking Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
543 728 816
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 15.68% 13.48% 13.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 429 533 519
Median daily rate £463 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.82% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 18 28
Median hourly rate £12.00 £16.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% -13.15%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £21.53 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+64.92% -4.33%

SS7
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

SS7 Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

SS7
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SS7 across the City of London region.

SS7 Daily Rate Trend in the City of London