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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Signaling System No. 7 (SS7)
Rank 564 530 545
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +15
Contract jobs citing SS7 18 15 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.034% 0.031% 0.065%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.23% 0.23% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 15
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£90 £250 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-64.00% -10.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate £90 £250 £280
% change year-on-year
-64.00% -10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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
7743 6552 8354
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.76% 13.58% 15.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 4340 3663 3876
Average daily rate £375 £363 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 429 372 636
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.25 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -5.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.60 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

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
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 22 September 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 -14 7 £90 -64.00% 3
South West - - - -
East of England - - - -
London - - - -
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SS7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 26 (70.27%) Telecoms
2 17 (45.95%) 3G
3 13 (35.14%) Configuration Management
4 12 (32.43%) LTE
5 11 (29.73%) DNS
5 11 (29.73%) Degree
6 10 (27.03%) 2G
6 10 (27.03%) UNIX
6 10 (27.03%) ISUP
7 9 (24.32%) GSM
7 9 (24.32%) UMTS
7 9 (24.32%) SIGTRAN
8 8 (21.62%) GGSN
8 8 (21.62%) SGSN
8 8 (21.62%) INAP
8 8 (21.62%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 8 (21.62%) MGW
8 8 (21.62%) 4G
8 8 (21.62%) Analytical Skills
9 7 (18.92%) ATM
9 7 (18.92%) GPRS
9 7 (18.92%) Firewall
10 6 (16.22%) Wireshark
10 6 (16.22%) SCCP
11 5 (13.51%) NVQ Level 3
11 5 (13.51%) Problem Management
11 5 (13.51%) Huawei
11 5 (13.51%) Computer Science
12 4 (10.81%) Back Office
12 4 (10.81%) TCAP

SS7
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

Business Applications
1 2 (5.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 17 (45.95%) 3G
2 12 (32.43%) LTE
3 11 (29.73%) DNS
4 10 (27.03%) ISUP
4 10 (27.03%) 2G
5 9 (24.32%) SIGTRAN
5 9 (24.32%) GSM
5 9 (24.32%) UMTS
6 8 (21.62%) GGSN
6 8 (21.62%) SGSN
6 8 (21.62%) INAP
6 8 (21.62%) MGW
6 8 (21.62%) 4G
7 7 (18.92%) Firewall
7 7 (18.92%) ATM
7 7 (18.92%) GPRS
8 6 (16.22%) SCCP
8 6 (16.22%) Wireshark
9 4 (10.81%) TCAP
9 4 (10.81%) MPLS
General
1 26 (70.27%) Telecoms
2 4 (10.81%) Back Office
3 2 (5.41%) Electronics
3 2 (5.41%) Finance
3 2 (5.41%) Manufacturing
3 2 (5.41%) Marketing
4 1 (2.70%) Front Office
4 1 (2.70%) Billing
4 1 (2.70%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (27.03%) Databuild Engineer
2 5 (13.51%) Support Engineer
3 4 (10.81%) Back Office Engineer
4 3 (8.11%) Test Engineer
4 3 (8.11%) Analyst
4 3 (8.11%) Test Analyst
4 3 (8.11%) Network Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Systems Support
5 2 (5.41%) Technical Support
5 2 (5.41%) Project Manager
5 2 (5.41%) Programme Manager
5 2 (5.41%) Technical Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Integration Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Technical Support Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Core Network Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Systems Support Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Telecoms Project Manager
5 2 (5.41%) Voice Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.70%) SOAP
1 1 (2.70%) XML
1 1 (2.70%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 8 (21.62%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (13.51%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.41%) DTV
3 2 (5.41%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.70%) Handset
4 1 (2.70%) IVR
4 1 (2.70%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 10 (27.03%) UNIX
2 4 (10.81%) Linux
3 1 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (2.70%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (35.14%) Configuration Management
2 5 (13.51%) Problem Management
3 3 (8.11%) Workflow
3 3 (8.11%) Software Testing
4 2 (5.41%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (5.41%) Integration Acceptance Testing
4 2 (5.41%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (5.41%) Programme Management
4 2 (5.41%) Capacity Management
4 2 (5.41%) Project Management
4 2 (5.41%) Process Management
4 2 (5.41%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (2.70%) Fault Management
5 1 (2.70%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (2.70%) Integration Testing
5 1 (2.70%) Test Scripting
5 1 (2.70%) Performance Management
5 1 (2.70%) Network Architecture
5 1 (2.70%) Network Management
5 1 (2.70%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.41%) C
1 2 (5.41%) Perl
2 1 (2.70%) Java
Qualifications
1 11 (29.73%) Degree
2 5 (13.51%) NVQ Level 3
3 3 (8.11%) ISEB
3 3 (8.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.70%) CCIE
4 1 (2.70%) CISSP
4 1 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.70%) CISM
4 1 (2.70%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) SLA
1 1 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (2.70%) NFS
Systems Management
1 3 (8.11%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (5.41%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 8 (21.62%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 5 (13.51%) Huawei
3 4 (10.81%) CheckPoint
3 4 (10.81%) Nokia
4 3 (8.11%) HP
5 2 (5.41%) Siemens
5 2 (5.41%) SAP
5 2 (5.41%) Cisco
5 2 (5.41%) Agilent
5 2 (5.41%) F5
6 1 (2.70%) Sonus
6 1 (2.70%) TIBCO
6 1 (2.70%) BT
6 1 (2.70%) Redknee
6 1 (2.70%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.70%) Citrix
6 1 (2.70%) Juniper
6 1 (2.70%) Alcatel-Lucent
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