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 10 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Signaling System No. 7 (SS7)
Rank 572 568 553
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -15
Contract jobs citing SS7 24 25 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.051% 0.053% 0.053%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.35% 0.35% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 13 4
Average daily rate £278 £350 £190
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.71% +84.21%
UK excluding London average daily rate £243 £325 £190
% change year-on-year
-25.38% +71.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £85.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
SS7
UK

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
6850 7067 6159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.52% 15.01% 13.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 4085 3968 3287
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £220 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 310 415 367
Average hourly rate £27.50 £23.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.56% +21.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.00 £42.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +13 12 £243 -25.38% 1
London +11 10 £450 +5.26% 1
SS7
UK

SS7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 34 (77.27%) Telecoms
2 30 (68.18%) Diameter Protocol
3 27 (61.36%) Unix
4 24 (54.55%) GPRS
4 24 (54.55%) UMTS
5 21 (47.73%) Solaris
5 21 (47.73%) Oracle
5 21 (47.73%) Oracle Database
6 20 (45.45%) GSM
7 19 (43.18%) SLA
8 18 (40.91%) WCDMA
8 18 (40.91%) Sybase
9 16 (36.36%) Degree
9 16 (36.36%) VoIP
9 16 (36.36%) MGCP
9 16 (36.36%) H.323
10 15 (34.09%) CDMA
11 14 (31.82%) GGSN
12 13 (29.55%) SGSN
12 13 (29.55%) NGN
12 13 (29.55%) Huawei
13 12 (27.27%) Computer Science
14 10 (22.73%) ISUP
15 9 (20.45%) TCAP
15 9 (20.45%) Network Architecture
16 8 (18.18%) SCCP
16 8 (18.18%) Back Office
17 7 (15.91%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
17 7 (15.91%) SharePoint Server
18 5 (11.36%) SIGTRAN

SS7
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 7 (15.91%) SharePoint Server
2 3 (6.82%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
Communications & Networking
1 30 (68.18%) Diameter Protocol
2 24 (54.55%) GPRS
2 24 (54.55%) UMTS
3 20 (45.45%) GSM
4 18 (40.91%) WCDMA
5 16 (36.36%) H.323
5 16 (36.36%) MGCP
5 16 (36.36%) VoIP
6 15 (34.09%) CDMA
7 14 (31.82%) GGSN
8 13 (29.55%) NGN
8 13 (29.55%) SGSN
9 10 (22.73%) ISUP
10 9 (20.45%) TCAP
11 8 (18.18%) SCCP
12 5 (11.36%) 2G
12 5 (11.36%) 3G
12 5 (11.36%) 3GPP
12 5 (11.36%) SIGTRAN
13 4 (9.09%) Value-Added Service
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (47.73%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.27%) MySQL
2 1 (2.27%) PostgreSQL
General
1 34 (77.27%) Telecoms
2 8 (18.18%) Back Office
3 1 (2.27%) Billing
Job Titles
1 19 (43.18%) Network Engineer
2 18 (40.91%) Core Network Engineer
3 14 (31.82%) Support Engineer
4 12 (27.27%) Network Support
5 11 (25.00%) Network Support Engineer
6 8 (18.18%) Technical Support
7 7 (15.91%) Technical Engineer
7 7 (15.91%) Technical Support Engineer
8 5 (11.36%) Test Engineer
9 3 (6.82%) Tester
10 2 (4.55%) Back Office Engineer
10 2 (4.55%) BSS Engineer
10 2 (4.55%) Network Manager
10 2 (4.55%) QA Engineer
10 2 (4.55%) Test Manager
10 2 (4.55%) VoIP Engineer
10 2 (4.55%) VoIP Test Engineer
11 1 (2.27%) 4G Engineer
11 1 (2.27%) Product Tester
11 1 (2.27%) SGSN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.82%) Web Services
1 3 (6.82%) XML
2 1 (2.27%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 1 (2.27%) POSIX
2 1 (2.27%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 12 (27.27%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.27%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 27 (61.36%) Unix
2 21 (47.73%) Solaris
3 4 (9.09%) Linux
4 3 (6.82%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (20.45%) Network Architecture
2 3 (6.82%) Integration Testing
3 2 (4.55%) Fault Management
3 2 (4.55%) Test Management
4 1 (2.27%) Convergent Charging
4 1 (2.27%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (2.27%) Defect Management
4 1 (2.27%) Migration
4 1 (2.27%) Multithreading
4 1 (2.27%) Network Design
4 1 (2.27%) Presales
4 1 (2.27%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (2.27%) Risk Management
4 1 (2.27%) Service Delivery
4 1 (2.27%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.82%) Shell Script
2 1 (2.27%) C++
Qualifications
1 16 (36.36%) Degree
2 1 (2.27%) ISEB
2 1 (2.27%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (43.18%) SLA
2 3 (6.82%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.27%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (2.27%) Cisco IPCC
1 1 (2.27%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (2.27%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 21 (47.73%) Oracle
2 18 (40.91%) Sybase
3 13 (29.55%) Huawei
4 7 (15.91%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 4 (9.09%) Nokia
6 3 (6.82%) Ericsson
7 2 (4.55%) HP
8 1 (2.27%) Cisco
8 1 (2.27%) Dialogic
8 1 (2.27%) Siemens
8 1 (2.27%) Tieto
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