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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SS7 over the 3 months to 14 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
14 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 the City of London - - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £255 £325 £223
% change year-on-year
-21.53% +46.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
333 686 685
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 10.60% 13.51% 11.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 499 437
Average daily rate £405 £388 £386
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.51% +0.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £290 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 24
Average hourly rate £24.00 £18.70 £18.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.34% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £16.00 £12.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £40.00 £32.48
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% +26.19%

SS7
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SS7 across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within 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

SS7
Top 21 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) XML
1 1 (100.00%) Unix
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Shell Script
1 1 (100.00%) 3G
1 1 (100.00%) TCAP
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (100.00%) 2G
1 1 (100.00%) SUSE
1 1 (100.00%) Huawei
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) SIGTRAN
1 1 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Network Architecture
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (100.00%) Diameter Protocol
1 1 (100.00%) Intelligent Network
1 1 (100.00%) Value-Added Service

SS7
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 (100.00%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) 2G
1 1 (100.00%) 3G
1 1 (100.00%) Diameter Protocol
1 1 (100.00%) Intelligent Network
1 1 (100.00%) SIGTRAN
1 1 (100.00%) TCAP
1 1 (100.00%) Value-Added Service
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Database
General
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) BSS Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) XML
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) SUSE
1 1 (100.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Huawei
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle