The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the England region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Signaling System No. 7 (SS7)
Rank 557 530 530
Rank change year-on-year
-27 0
Contract jobs citing SS7 17 14 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.034% 0.030% 0.055%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.25% 0.22% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 16
Average daily rate
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£263 £375 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +33.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £295 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £395 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £375 £280
% change year-on-year
-30.00% +33.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £30.00
Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
6875 6386 8296
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.93% 13.71% 15.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 3727 3409 3763
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 380 427 646
Average hourly rate £20.00 £24.50 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.36% +4.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%
SS7
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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 30 July 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 30 July 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 -9 14 £284 -24.33%
South West - 2 £263 - 1
London +14 1 - - 2
East of England - - - - 2
SS7
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SS7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 46 (67.65%) Telecoms
2 32 (47.06%) Configuration Management
3 26 (38.24%) SIGTRAN
3 26 (38.24%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 23 (33.82%) Fault Management
4 23 (33.82%) MGW
4 23 (33.82%) Change Management
5 17 (25.00%) DNS
5 17 (25.00%) 3G
6 16 (23.53%) INAP
6 16 (23.53%) Performance Management
6 16 (23.53%) Problem Management
7 14 (20.59%) GGSN
7 14 (20.59%) SGSN
8 12 (17.65%) LTE
9 11 (16.18%) Juniper
10 10 (14.71%) TCP/IP
10 10 (14.71%) UNIX
11 9 (13.24%) Ericsson
11 9 (13.24%) Front Office
11 9 (13.24%) Velocent
12 8 (11.76%) Nokia
12 8 (11.76%) LDAP
12 8 (11.76%) WAP
12 8 (11.76%) VMS
13 7 (10.29%) ATM
13 7 (10.29%) MPLS
13 7 (10.29%) L2TP
13 7 (10.29%) 4G
14 6 (8.82%) 2G

SS7
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 2 (2.94%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (1.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 26 (38.24%) SIGTRAN
2 23 (33.82%) MGW
3 17 (25.00%) DNS
3 17 (25.00%) 3G
4 16 (23.53%) INAP
5 14 (20.59%) GGSN
5 14 (20.59%) SGSN
6 12 (17.65%) LTE
7 10 (14.71%) TCP/IP
8 8 (11.76%) LDAP
9 7 (10.29%) ATM
9 7 (10.29%) MPLS
9 7 (10.29%) L2TP
9 7 (10.29%) 4G
10 6 (8.82%) 2G
10 6 (8.82%) ISUP
10 6 (8.82%) GPRS
10 6 (8.82%) GSM
11 5 (7.35%) Radio Access Network
12 4 (5.88%) Cisco Nexus
General
1 46 (67.65%) Telecoms
2 9 (13.24%) Front Office
3 3 (4.41%) Legal
4 1 (1.47%) Electronics
4 1 (1.47%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.47%) Finance
4 1 (1.47%) Billing
4 1 (1.47%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 26 (38.24%) NOC Engineer
2 13 (19.12%) Databuild Engineer
3 7 (10.29%) Network Support
3 7 (10.29%) Test Leader
4 5 (7.35%) Analyst
4 5 (7.35%) Test Analyst
5 4 (5.88%) Support Engineer
6 3 (4.41%) Test Engineer
6 3 (4.41%) Designer
7 2 (2.94%) Technical Engineer
7 2 (2.94%) Integration Engineer
7 2 (2.94%) Systems Support Engineer
7 2 (2.94%) Telecoms Project Manager
7 2 (2.94%) RAN Engineer
7 2 (2.94%) Voice Engineer
7 2 (2.94%) Technical Support Engineer
7 2 (2.94%) Design Engineer
7 2 (2.94%) Network Engineer
7 2 (2.94%) Systems Engineer
7 2 (2.94%) Systems Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.76%) WAP
2 1 (1.47%) SOAP
2 1 (1.47%) XML
2 1 (1.47%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.35%) Smart Meter
2 1 (1.47%) DTV
2 1 (1.47%) IVR
2 1 (1.47%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 10 (14.71%) UNIX
2 8 (11.76%) VMS
3 3 (4.41%) Linux
4 1 (1.47%) Windows
4 1 (1.47%) Solaris
4 1 (1.47%) Windows 2000
4 1 (1.47%) Windows NT
4 1 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (47.06%) Configuration Management
2 23 (33.82%) Fault Management
2 23 (33.82%) Change Management
3 16 (23.53%) Performance Management
3 16 (23.53%) Problem Management
4 5 (7.35%) Workflow
5 2 (2.94%) Software Testing
5 2 (2.94%) Integration Acceptance Testing
5 2 (2.94%) Regression Testing
5 2 (2.94%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (2.94%) Project Management
6 1 (1.47%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (1.47%) Process Management
6 1 (1.47%) Programme Management
6 1 (1.47%) Validation
6 1 (1.47%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (1.47%) Integration Testing
6 1 (1.47%) Test Scripting
6 1 (1.47%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (1.47%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.94%) C
1 2 (2.94%) SQL
2 1 (1.47%) Java
2 1 (1.47%) Perl
Qualifications
1 5 (7.35%) Degree
2 2 (2.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (2.94%) ISEB
3 1 (1.47%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.47%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.47%) NFS
Systems Management
1 5 (7.35%) NSN NetAct
2 2 (2.94%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 26 (38.24%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 11 (16.18%) Juniper
3 9 (13.24%) Ericsson
3 9 (13.24%) Velocent
4 8 (11.76%) Nokia
5 5 (7.35%) Siemens
5 5 (7.35%) Cisco
5 5 (7.35%) Huawei
6 3 (4.41%) CheckPoint
7 2 (2.94%) Agilent
7 2 (2.94%) HP
7 2 (2.94%) Oracle
8 1 (1.47%) Sybase
8 1 (1.47%) SAP
8 1 (1.47%) Citrix
8 1 (1.47%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 1 (1.47%) Microsoft
8 1 (1.47%) TIBCO
8 1 (1.47%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.47%) BT