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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Signaling System No. 7 (SS7)
Rank 569 541 518
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -23
Contract jobs citing SS7 10 10 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.020% 0.021% 0.036%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.14% 0.16% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 2
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£350 £250 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -9.09%
UK excluding London average daily rate £240 £250 £275
% change year-on-year
-4.00% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.00 -
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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
7196 6379 7031
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.52% 13.62% 15.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 4176 3537 3525
Average daily rate £365 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £220 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 388 390 619
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014. 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 -34 4 £240 -4.00% 2
East of England - 2 - -
London +13 1 £400 - 4
North West - - - -
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SS7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 14 (48.28%) Telecoms
2 13 (44.83%) GSM
2 13 (44.83%) 3G
3 11 (37.93%) SIGTRAN
3 11 (37.93%) LTE
4 9 (31.03%) 2G
4 9 (31.03%) UMTS
5 8 (27.59%) DNS
5 8 (27.59%) Configuration Management
5 8 (27.59%) ISUP
5 8 (27.59%) GGSN
5 8 (27.59%) SGSN
5 8 (27.59%) Degree
5 8 (27.59%) 4G
6 7 (24.14%) NVQ Level 3
7 6 (20.69%) MGW
7 6 (20.69%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (20.69%) Firewall
7 6 (20.69%) ATM
7 6 (20.69%) GPRS
7 6 (20.69%) UNIX
8 5 (17.24%) SCCP
8 5 (17.24%) Computer Science
8 5 (17.24%) Huawei
8 5 (17.24%) Problem Management
9 4 (13.79%) Marketing
9 4 (13.79%) TCAP
9 4 (13.79%) HP Quality Center
9 4 (13.79%) CheckPoint
9 4 (13.79%) Back Office

SS7
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 (3.45%) CMS
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 13 (44.83%) GSM
1 13 (44.83%) 3G
2 11 (37.93%) SIGTRAN
2 11 (37.93%) LTE
3 9 (31.03%) 2G
3 9 (31.03%) UMTS
4 8 (27.59%) DNS
4 8 (27.59%) ISUP
4 8 (27.59%) GGSN
4 8 (27.59%) SGSN
4 8 (27.59%) 4G
5 6 (20.69%) MGW
5 6 (20.69%) Firewall
5 6 (20.69%) ATM
5 6 (20.69%) GPRS
6 5 (17.24%) SCCP
7 4 (13.79%) 3GPP
7 4 (13.79%) TCP/IP
7 4 (13.79%) TCAP
8 3 (10.34%) Radio Access Network
General
1 14 (48.28%) Telecoms
2 4 (13.79%) Back Office
2 4 (13.79%) Marketing
3 2 (6.90%) Finance
4 1 (3.45%) Legal
4 1 (3.45%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.45%) Retail
4 1 (3.45%) Billing
4 1 (3.45%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 4 (13.79%) Back Office Engineer
2 3 (10.34%) Databuild Engineer
3 2 (6.90%) Voice Engineer
3 2 (6.90%) Core Network Engineer
3 2 (6.90%) Test Manager
3 2 (6.90%) Network Engineer
3 2 (6.90%) Support Engineer
3 2 (6.90%) Test Engineer
4 1 (3.45%) Telecoms Engineer
4 1 (3.45%) Network Architect
4 1 (3.45%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (3.45%) Test Analyst
4 1 (3.45%) Architect
4 1 (3.45%) Analyst
4 1 (3.45%) CS Core Engineer
4 1 (3.45%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (3.45%) Build Engineer
4 1 (3.45%) Data Build Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.69%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (17.24%) Computer Science
3 2 (6.90%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.45%) Handset
4 1 (3.45%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.45%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 6 (20.69%) UNIX
2 1 (3.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (27.59%) Configuration Management
2 5 (17.24%) Problem Management
3 2 (6.90%) Risk Analysis
3 2 (6.90%) ITIL
3 2 (6.90%) PRINCE2
3 2 (6.90%) Data Management
3 2 (6.90%) Service Management
3 2 (6.90%) Risk Management
3 2 (6.90%) Workflow
3 2 (6.90%) Migration
3 2 (6.90%) Information Security
3 2 (6.90%) Capacity Management
3 2 (6.90%) Requirements Analysis
3 2 (6.90%) Coaching
4 1 (3.45%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (3.45%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (3.45%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (3.45%) Programme Management
4 1 (3.45%) Process Management
4 1 (3.45%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.90%) C
2 1 (3.45%) Perl
Qualifications
1 8 (27.59%) Degree
2 7 (24.14%) NVQ Level 3
3 2 (6.90%) PMP
3 2 (6.90%) PMI Certification
3 2 (6.90%) ISTQB
4 1 (3.45%) CISM
4 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (3.45%) HNC
4 1 (3.45%) HND
4 1 (3.45%) CCIE
4 1 (3.45%) ISEB
4 1 (3.45%) CISSP
4 1 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (6.90%) NDS
Systems Management
1 4 (13.79%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (17.24%) Huawei
2 4 (13.79%) HP
2 4 (13.79%) CheckPoint
3 3 (10.34%) Ericsson
3 3 (10.34%) Nokia
3 3 (10.34%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 2 (6.90%) SGI
4 2 (6.90%) Siemens
4 2 (6.90%) Cisco
5 1 (3.45%) SAP
5 1 (3.45%) Juniper
5 1 (3.45%) TIBCO
5 1 (3.45%) F5
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