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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Signaling System No. 7 (SS7)
Rank 563 563 557
Rank change year-on-year
0 -6
Contract jobs citing SS7 26 14 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.049% 0.028% 0.029%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.35% 0.19% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 2
Average daily rate
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£300 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £159 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £450 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 £338 £250
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +35.00%
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
7469 7473 6574
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.05% 14.85% 13.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4319 4117 3641
Average daily rate £375 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 484 409 381
Average hourly rate £21.53 £21.63 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.46% -3.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.44 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £40.29
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 28 August 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 -16 13 £285 -27.61% 1
London - 11 £300 - 1
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SS7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 52 (67.53%) Telecoms
2 48 (62.34%) 3G
3 36 (46.75%) 2G
4 32 (41.56%) 4G
5 31 (40.26%) SIGTRAN
6 27 (35.06%) Diameter Protocol
7 26 (33.77%) SCCP
8 23 (29.87%) UNIX
9 19 (24.68%) ISUP
9 19 (24.68%) MGW
10 18 (23.38%) Network Architecture
10 18 (23.38%) TCAP
10 18 (23.38%) GSM
11 17 (22.08%) SGSN
12 16 (20.78%) Degree
13 15 (19.48%) GGSN
14 12 (15.58%) UMTS
15 11 (14.29%) INAP
15 11 (14.29%) Huawei
16 10 (12.99%) Back Office
16 10 (12.99%) GPRS
16 10 (12.99%) PSTN
17 9 (11.69%) CDMA
17 9 (11.69%) Linux
17 9 (11.69%) Wireless
17 9 (11.69%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
17 9 (11.69%) LTE
18 8 (10.39%) SMS
18 8 (10.39%) C++
18 8 (10.39%) Nokia

SS7
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 4 (5.19%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (1.30%) JBoss
2 1 (1.30%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
Communications & Networking
1 48 (62.34%) 3G
2 36 (46.75%) 2G
3 32 (41.56%) 4G
4 31 (40.26%) SIGTRAN
5 27 (35.06%) Diameter Protocol
6 26 (33.77%) SCCP
7 19 (24.68%) ISUP
7 19 (24.68%) MGW
8 18 (23.38%) TCAP
8 18 (23.38%) GSM
9 17 (22.08%) SGSN
10 15 (19.48%) GGSN
11 12 (15.58%) UMTS
12 11 (14.29%) INAP
13 10 (12.99%) PSTN
13 10 (12.99%) GPRS
14 9 (11.69%) CDMA
14 9 (11.69%) Wireless
14 9 (11.69%) LTE
15 8 (10.39%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.09%) MySQL
1 7 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (6.49%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.30%) JMeter
1 1 (1.30%) Maven
1 1 (1.30%) SoapUI
General
1 52 (67.53%) Telecoms
2 10 (12.99%) Back Office
3 4 (5.19%) Billing
4 3 (3.90%) Advertising
5 2 (2.60%) Italian Language
6 1 (1.30%) Marketing
6 1 (1.30%) Legal
Job Titles
1 12 (15.58%) Test Engineer
2 8 (10.39%) Network Engineer
2 8 (10.39%) Databuild Engineer
3 7 (9.09%) Tester
3 7 (9.09%) Developer
3 7 (9.09%) Core Network Engineer
4 5 (6.49%) Wireless Engineer
4 5 (6.49%) Voice Engineer
4 5 (6.49%) C++ Developer
5 4 (5.19%) Technical Tester
5 4 (5.19%) Telecoms Developer
5 4 (5.19%) Analyst
5 4 (5.19%) Network Analyst
6 3 (3.90%) Design Engineer
6 3 (3.90%) Technical Support
6 3 (3.90%) NOC Engineer
6 3 (3.90%) CS Core Engineer
7 2 (2.60%) Network Architect
7 2 (2.60%) Network Design Engineer
7 2 (2.60%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.09%) STL
1 7 (9.09%) POSIX
1 7 (9.09%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 2 (2.60%) XML
2 2 (2.60%) SOAP
3 1 (1.30%) HTML
3 1 (1.30%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.79%) Statistics
2 4 (5.19%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.90%) Data Structures
4 2 (2.60%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.30%) Raspberry Pi
5 1 (1.30%) BeagleBone
5 1 (1.30%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.30%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.30%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 23 (29.87%) UNIX
2 9 (11.69%) Linux
3 6 (7.79%) Solaris
4 1 (1.30%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (23.38%) Network Architecture
2 7 (9.09%) Multithreading
3 6 (7.79%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (7.79%) ITIL
4 4 (5.19%) Validation
4 4 (5.19%) Migration
4 4 (5.19%) Requirements Analysis
4 4 (5.19%) Test Planning
5 3 (3.90%) Use Case
5 3 (3.90%) CRM
5 3 (3.90%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (2.60%) Configuration Management
6 2 (2.60%) Network Planning
6 2 (2.60%) Software Testing
6 2 (2.60%) Risk Management
6 2 (2.60%) Integration Testing
6 2 (2.60%) Test Strategy
6 2 (2.60%) Time Management
6 2 (2.60%) Test Automation
7 1 (1.30%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 8 (10.39%) C++
2 1 (1.30%) Java
2 1 (1.30%) SQL
2 1 (1.30%) Shell Script
2 1 (1.30%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 16 (20.78%) Degree
2 7 (9.09%) HNC
3 6 (7.79%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (1.30%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.30%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.30%) HND
4 1 (1.30%) CISSP
4 1 (1.30%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.49%) SLA
2 3 (3.90%) QA
3 1 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (1.30%) NDS
Systems Management
1 7 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (14.29%) Huawei
2 9 (11.69%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 8 (10.39%) Nokia
4 7 (9.09%) Tieto
4 7 (9.09%) Dialogic
5 6 (7.79%) Remedy
5 6 (7.79%) Oracle
6 4 (5.19%) Sybase
6 4 (5.19%) Cisco
7 3 (3.90%) Microsoft
7 3 (3.90%) HP
7 3 (3.90%) Tekelec
7 3 (3.90%) Agilent
8 2 (2.60%) Ericsson
8 2 (2.60%) Siemens
9 1 (1.30%) TIBCO
9 1 (1.30%) Alcatel-Lucent