The table below looks at the statistics for SS7 skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SS7 over the 3 months to 4 March 2015 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Signaling System No. 7 (SS7)
Rank 518 496 503
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +7
Contract jobs citing SS7 34 52 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.071% 0.11% 0.034%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.48% 0.85% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 13 0
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£350 £205 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+70.73% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £229 £205 -
% change year-on-year
+11.58% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £85.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7022 6103 6369
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.72% 13.23% 15.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 3862 3178 3163
Average daily rate £375 £374 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.26% +6.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £215 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £320
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 397 357 553
Average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+43.45% -11.11%

SS7
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

SS7 Jobs Demand Trend in England

SS7
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

SS7 Daily Rate Trend in England

SS7
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SS7 across the England region over the 3 months to 4 March 2015.

SS7 Daily Rate Histogram in England

SS7
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SS7 across the England region.

SS7 Hourly Rate Trend in England

SS7
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SS7 within the England region over the 3 months to 4 March 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East -52 24 £229 +11.58% 6
London - 6 £428 - 1
North West - - - -
East of England - - - - 2
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SS7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 29 (58.00%) Telecoms
2 24 (48.00%) 3G
3 23 (46.00%) SIGTRAN
4 20 (40.00%) 4G
4 20 (40.00%) GSM
5 16 (32.00%) 2G
6 15 (30.00%) TCP/IP
7 14 (28.00%) HP Quality Center
8 13 (26.00%) HP
9 10 (20.00%) DNS
9 10 (20.00%) SGSN
9 10 (20.00%) LTE
10 9 (18.00%) ISUP
11 8 (16.00%) INAP
11 8 (16.00%) Billing
11 8 (16.00%) UNIX
12 7 (14.00%) CRM
12 7 (14.00%) UMTS
12 7 (14.00%) Cisco
12 7 (14.00%) SCCP
12 7 (14.00%) Management Information System
12 7 (14.00%) Wireless
12 7 (14.00%) Firewall
12 7 (14.00%) NVQ Level 3
12 7 (14.00%) MVNO
13 6 (12.00%) Migration
14 5 (10.00%) MPLS
14 5 (10.00%) GPRS
14 5 (10.00%) GGSN
14 5 (10.00%) Degree

SS7
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 (2.00%) CMS
1 1 (2.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.00%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (2.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (2.00%) MS Office
1 1 (2.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.00%) Google Apps
1 1 (2.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 24 (48.00%) 3G
2 23 (46.00%) SIGTRAN
3 20 (40.00%) 4G
3 20 (40.00%) GSM
4 16 (32.00%) 2G
5 15 (30.00%) TCP/IP
6 10 (20.00%) DNS
6 10 (20.00%) SGSN
6 10 (20.00%) LTE
7 9 (18.00%) ISUP
8 8 (16.00%) INAP
9 7 (14.00%) UMTS
9 7 (14.00%) SCCP
9 7 (14.00%) Wireless
9 7 (14.00%) Firewall
9 7 (14.00%) MVNO
10 5 (10.00%) MPLS
10 5 (10.00%) GPRS
10 5 (10.00%) GGSN
11 4 (8.00%) Wireshark
General
1 29 (58.00%) Telecoms
2 8 (16.00%) Billing
3 4 (8.00%) Marketing
4 3 (6.00%) Electronics
4 3 (6.00%) Multimedia
4 3 (6.00%) Finance
5 2 (4.00%) Legal
6 1 (2.00%) Back Office
6 1 (2.00%) Manufacturing
6 1 (2.00%) Banking
6 1 (2.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (14.00%) Tester
2 5 (10.00%) Test Engineer
3 4 (8.00%) Consultant
4 3 (6.00%) Mobile Tester
5 2 (4.00%) Wireless Engineer
5 2 (4.00%) Design Engineer
5 2 (4.00%) Support Engineer
5 2 (4.00%) Analyst
5 2 (4.00%) Test Manager
5 2 (4.00%) Test Analyst
6 1 (2.00%) Network Engineer
6 1 (2.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 1 (2.00%) Architect
6 1 (2.00%) Project Manager
6 1 (2.00%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (2.00%) Network Design Engineer
6 1 (2.00%) Network Specialist
6 1 (2.00%) Data Consultant
6 1 (2.00%) Cisco Engineer
6 1 (2.00%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.00%) SOAP
2 1 (2.00%) XMPP
2 1 (2.00%) Rendezvous
2 1 (2.00%) XML
2 1 (2.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.00%) Management Information System
2 4 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.00%) Mobile App
3 2 (4.00%) IPTV
4 1 (2.00%) IVR
4 1 (2.00%) Web 2.0
4 1 (2.00%) Handset
4 1 (2.00%) DTV
4 1 (2.00%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 8 (16.00%) UNIX
2 2 (4.00%) Linux
3 1 (2.00%) Solaris
3 1 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (14.00%) CRM
2 6 (12.00%) Migration
3 4 (8.00%) Requirements Analysis
3 4 (8.00%) Data Management
3 4 (8.00%) Information Security
3 4 (8.00%) Risk Management
3 4 (8.00%) Service Management
4 3 (6.00%) Benchmarking
4 3 (6.00%) PRINCE2
4 3 (6.00%) Compatibility Testing
5 2 (4.00%) Test Scripting
5 2 (4.00%) Risk Analysis
5 2 (4.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (4.00%) Problem Management
5 2 (4.00%) Mobile Device Management
5 2 (4.00%) Coaching
5 2 (4.00%) Capacity Management
5 2 (4.00%) Network Architecture
5 2 (4.00%) ITIL
5 2 (4.00%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.00%) Perl
1 2 (4.00%) C
2 1 (2.00%) Java
2 1 (2.00%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 7 (14.00%) NVQ Level 3
2 5 (10.00%) Degree
3 4 (8.00%) VCP4
4 2 (4.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (4.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (4.00%) ISTQB
4 2 (4.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (4.00%) ISEB
4 2 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (4.00%) PMP
4 2 (4.00%) PMI Certification
5 1 (2.00%) CISM
5 1 (2.00%) CISSP
5 1 (2.00%) CCIE
5 1 (2.00%) HNC
5 1 (2.00%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.00%) NDS
2 1 (2.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.00%) NFS
Systems Management
1 14 (28.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (26.00%) HP
2 7 (14.00%) Cisco
3 3 (6.00%) Ericsson
3 3 (6.00%) Verint
4 2 (4.00%) TIBCO
4 2 (4.00%) Huawei
4 2 (4.00%) SGI
5 1 (2.00%) BT
5 1 (2.00%) Google
5 1 (2.00%) Juniper
5 1 (2.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.00%) Nokia
5 1 (2.00%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.00%) CheckPoint
5 1 (2.00%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (2.00%) Oracle
5 1 (2.00%) SAP
5 1 (2.00%) F5
5 1 (2.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
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