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 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Signaling System No. 7 (SS7)
Rank - 198 -
Contract jobs citing SS7 0 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London - 0.072% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 0.56% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 0
Median daily rate - £400 -
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
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
454 720 698
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.42% 13.00% 11.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 352 539 514
Median daily rate £425 £413 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +8.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £250 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 21 15
Median hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.60% -10.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.25 £13.46 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £24.66 £27.50
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 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