The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the City of London region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Signaling System No. 7 (SS7)
Rank - 194 221
Contract jobs citing SS7 0 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London - 0.048% 0.037%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 0.34% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 2
Average daily rate - £190 £168
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.43%
UK excluding London average daily rate £213 £300 £406
% change year-on-year
-29.16% -26.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Communications & Networking Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
743 891 1084
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 11.51% 14.30% 13.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 520 603 727
Average daily rate £395 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £190 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 42 43
Average hourly rate £22.00 £49.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.10% +122.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £17.50 £15.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.75 £135.00 £44.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
SS7
London

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