The table below looks at the statistics for SS7 skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SS7 over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Signaling System No. 7 (SS7)
Rank 594 566 538
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -28
Contract jobs citing SS7 28 52 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.055% 0.10% 0.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.36% 0.67% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 21 17
Median daily rate £230 £220 £213
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.54% +3.52%
UK excluding London median daily rate £230 £158 £216
% change year-on-year
+46.03% -27.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £27.50 £85.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-67.64% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 - -
SS7
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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
7718 7768 6693
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 15.06% 15.08% 13.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 4757 4290 3593
Median daily rate £393 £350 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.14% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £208 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 294 423 375
Median hourly rate £26.00 £27.32 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.81% +36.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +50.00%

SS7
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing SS7 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SS7 within the England region over the 3 months to 1 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East -22 25 £230 +38.34%
London -29 1 - - 1
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UK

SS7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SS7 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for SS7.

1 37 (84.09%) Telecoms
2 33 (75.00%) Diameter Protocol
3 31 (70.45%) Unix
4 30 (68.18%) Solaris
5 26 (59.09%) GPRS
5 26 (59.09%) UMTS
6 23 (52.27%) Oracle
6 23 (52.27%) Oracle Database
7 22 (50.00%) Sybase
7 22 (50.00%) WCDMA
8 21 (47.73%) H.323
9 20 (45.45%) GSM
10 19 (43.18%) MGCP
10 19 (43.18%) GGSN
11 16 (36.36%) CDMA
12 14 (31.82%) SLA
12 14 (31.82%) SGSN
13 13 (29.55%) SharePoint Server
13 13 (29.55%) VoIP
14 12 (27.27%) Huawei
15 11 (25.00%) NGN
15 11 (25.00%) Degree
16 10 (22.73%) Computer Science
17 7 (15.91%) ISUP
17 7 (15.91%) Nokia Networks
18 5 (11.36%) Network Architecture
18 5 (11.36%) SCCP
18 5 (11.36%) 3G
18 5 (11.36%) TCAP
18 5 (11.36%) Nokia

SS7
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 13 (29.55%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (2.27%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
Communications & Networking
1 33 (75.00%) Diameter Protocol
2 26 (59.09%) GPRS
2 26 (59.09%) UMTS
3 22 (50.00%) WCDMA
4 21 (47.73%) H.323
5 20 (45.45%) GSM
6 19 (43.18%) GGSN
6 19 (43.18%) MGCP
7 16 (36.36%) CDMA
8 14 (31.82%) SGSN
9 13 (29.55%) VoIP
10 11 (25.00%) NGN
11 7 (15.91%) ISUP
12 5 (11.36%) 3G
12 5 (11.36%) SCCP
12 5 (11.36%) TCAP
13 4 (9.09%) 4G
13 4 (9.09%) ATM
13 4 (9.09%) RNC
13 4 (9.09%) SIGTRAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (52.27%) Oracle Database
General
1 37 (84.09%) Telecoms
2 4 (9.09%) Back Office
3 1 (2.27%) Billing
Job Titles
1 32 (72.73%) Network Engineer
2 30 (68.18%) Core Network Engineer
3 19 (43.18%) Support Engineer
4 18 (40.91%) Network Support
4 18 (40.91%) Network Support Engineer
5 12 (27.27%) Technical Engineer
5 12 (27.27%) Technical Support
5 12 (27.27%) Technical Support Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) 3G Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) 4G Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) Databuild Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) Network Manager
6 2 (4.55%) RAN Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) Test Manager
6 2 (4.55%) Tester
7 1 (2.27%) Analyst
7 1 (2.27%) Product Tester
7 1 (2.27%) Telecoms Manager
7 1 (2.27%) Test Analyst
7 1 (2.27%) VoLTE Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.27%) Web Services
1 1 (2.27%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (22.73%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 31 (70.45%) Unix
2 30 (68.18%) Solaris
3 1 (2.27%) Linux
3 1 (2.27%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (11.36%) Network Architecture
2 2 (4.55%) Test Management
3 1 (2.27%) Convergent Charging
3 1 (2.27%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (2.27%) Defect Management
3 1 (2.27%) Integration Testing
3 1 (2.27%) Presales
3 1 (2.27%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (2.27%) Risk Management
3 1 (2.27%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.27%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (2.27%) ISEB
2 1 (2.27%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (31.82%) SLA
2 1 (2.27%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (4.55%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (2.27%) Cisco IPCC
2 1 (2.27%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 23 (52.27%) Oracle
2 22 (50.00%) Sybase
3 12 (27.27%) Huawei
4 7 (15.91%) Nokia Networks
5 5 (11.36%) Nokia
6 3 (6.82%) Ericsson
7 2 (4.55%) GENBAND
7 2 (4.55%) HP
7 2 (4.55%) Siemens