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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Signaling System No. 7 (SS7)
Rank 540 524 511
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -13
Contract jobs citing SS7 40 52 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.079% 0.10% 0.068%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.53% 0.78% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 18 4
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£158 £213 £235
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.88% -9.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £134 £190 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £268 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £150 £213 £300
% change year-on-year
-29.41% -29.16%
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
7543 6674 6757
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.90% 12.99% 15.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 4197 3558 3462
Average daily rate £353 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.75% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
- +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 395 390 547
Average hourly rate £28.35 £20.00 £22.16
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.72% -9.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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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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 -46 24 £154 -27.64% 1
London - 7 £338 - 3
South West - 3 - -
East of England +19 1 - -
North West - - - -
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SS7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 37 (66.07%) Telecoms
2 30 (53.57%) 3G
3 28 (50.00%) SIGTRAN
4 27 (48.21%) GSM
5 26 (46.43%) 4G
6 21 (37.50%) 2G
7 19 (33.93%) HP Quality Center
8 17 (30.36%) TCP/IP
9 14 (25.00%) HP
10 11 (19.64%) ISUP
10 11 (19.64%) SCCP
10 11 (19.64%) INAP
11 10 (17.86%) Wireless
11 10 (17.86%) Billing
11 10 (17.86%) SGSN
11 10 (17.86%) MVNO
12 9 (16.07%) CRM
12 9 (16.07%) UNIX
13 8 (14.29%) GPRS
13 8 (14.29%) TCAP
13 8 (14.29%) Network Architecture
14 7 (12.50%) Huawei
15 6 (10.71%) Management Information System
15 6 (10.71%) Wireshark
15 6 (10.71%) Cisco
15 6 (10.71%) UMTS
15 6 (10.71%) LTE
16 5 (8.93%) GGSN
16 5 (8.93%) VoIP
16 5 (8.93%) DNS

SS7
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (1.79%) JBoss
1 1 (1.79%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.79%) CMS
1 1 (1.79%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (1.79%) MS Office
1 1 (1.79%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.79%) MS Visio
1 1 (1.79%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.79%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 30 (53.57%) 3G
2 28 (50.00%) SIGTRAN
3 27 (48.21%) GSM
4 26 (46.43%) 4G
5 21 (37.50%) 2G
6 17 (30.36%) TCP/IP
7 11 (19.64%) ISUP
7 11 (19.64%) SCCP
7 11 (19.64%) INAP
8 10 (17.86%) MVNO
8 10 (17.86%) Wireless
8 10 (17.86%) SGSN
9 8 (14.29%) TCAP
9 8 (14.29%) GPRS
10 6 (10.71%) UMTS
10 6 (10.71%) LTE
10 6 (10.71%) Wireshark
11 5 (8.93%) GGSN
11 5 (8.93%) VoIP
11 5 (8.93%) DNS
Development Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Maven
General
1 37 (66.07%) Telecoms
2 10 (17.86%) Billing
3 4 (7.14%) Back Office
4 3 (5.36%) Multimedia
5 2 (3.57%) Electronics
5 2 (3.57%) Finance
6 1 (1.79%) Legal
6 1 (1.79%) Advertising
6 1 (1.79%) Banking
6 1 (1.79%) Retail
6 1 (1.79%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 13 (23.21%) Test Engineer
2 8 (14.29%) Tester
3 6 (10.71%) Wireless Engineer
4 4 (7.14%) Consultant
5 3 (5.36%) Design Engineer
5 3 (5.36%) Mobile Tester
6 2 (3.57%) CS Core Engineer
6 2 (3.57%) Senior Test Engineer
6 2 (3.57%) Telecoms Engineer
6 2 (3.57%) Integration Engineer
6 2 (3.57%) Network Architect
6 2 (3.57%) NOC Engineer
6 2 (3.57%) Test and Integration Engineer
6 2 (3.57%) Senior Integration Engineer
6 2 (3.57%) Test Manager
6 2 (3.57%) Architect
6 2 (3.57%) Project Manager
7 1 (1.79%) Analyst
7 1 (1.79%) Network Engineer
7 1 (1.79%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.57%) HTML
1 2 (3.57%) SOAP
2 1 (1.79%) XML
2 1 (1.79%) Rendezvous
2 1 (1.79%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.71%) Management Information System
2 3 (5.36%) Mobile App
2 3 (5.36%) BYOD
3 2 (3.57%) Data Structures
3 2 (3.57%) IPTV
4 1 (1.79%) Web 2.0
4 1 (1.79%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.79%) Smart Meter
4 1 (1.79%) Open Source
4 1 (1.79%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.79%) Handset
4 1 (1.79%) IVR
4 1 (1.79%) Raspberry Pi
4 1 (1.79%) BeagleBone
Operating Systems
1 9 (16.07%) UNIX
2 2 (3.57%) Linux
3 1 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.79%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (16.07%) CRM
2 8 (14.29%) Network Architecture
3 5 (8.93%) Data Management
3 5 (8.93%) Service Management
3 5 (8.93%) Migration
4 4 (7.14%) Risk Management
5 3 (5.36%) Information Security
5 3 (5.36%) Benchmarking
5 3 (5.36%) PRINCE2
5 3 (5.36%) Network Design
5 3 (5.36%) Requirements Analysis
5 3 (5.36%) Compatibility Testing
5 3 (5.36%) Test Scripting
6 2 (3.57%) Mobile Device Management
6 2 (3.57%) Problem Management
6 2 (3.57%) Risk Analysis
6 2 (3.57%) ITIL
6 2 (3.57%) Change Management
6 2 (3.57%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (3.57%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.57%) Java
1 2 (3.57%) Erlang
2 1 (1.79%) C++
2 1 (1.79%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (5.36%) Degree
2 2 (3.57%) PMP
2 2 (3.57%) PMI Certification
2 2 (3.57%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.79%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.79%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.79%) HNC
3 1 (1.79%) HND
3 1 (1.79%) ISEB
3 1 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (3.57%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.57%) NDS
2 1 (1.79%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.79%) NFS
Systems Management
1 19 (33.93%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (25.00%) HP
2 7 (12.50%) Huawei
3 6 (10.71%) Cisco
4 4 (7.14%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 3 (5.36%) Verint
6 2 (3.57%) Microsoft
6 2 (3.57%) TIBCO
7 1 (1.79%) BT
7 1 (1.79%) Google
7 1 (1.79%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 1 (1.79%) Ericsson
7 1 (1.79%) Nokia
7 1 (1.79%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.79%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.79%) Oracle
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