The table below looks at the statistics for SS7 skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SS7 over the 3 months to 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Signaling System No. 7 (SS7)
Rank 390 - 365
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing SS7 5 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.024% - 0.005%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.18% - 0.036%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£428 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £240 £190 -
% change year-on-year
+26.31% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
SS7
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Communications & Networking Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
2770 2701 2767
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 13.20% 12.37% 14.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1838 1753 1714
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 69 159
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.15% -21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £27.50 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -11.11%

SS7
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SS7 across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

SS7 Jobs Demand Trend in London

SS7
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SS7 across the London region.

SS7 Daily Rate Trend in London

SS7
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SS7 across the London region.

SS7 Hourly Rate Trend in London

SS7
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SS7 within the London region over the 3 months to 27 January 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
City of London - - - - 2
SS7
England

SS7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 4 (80.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (60.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (60.00%) Wireless
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco
2 3 (60.00%) Information Security
2 3 (60.00%) Migration
2 3 (60.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (60.00%) ADSL2+
2 3 (60.00%) Structured Cabling
2 3 (60.00%) LAN
2 3 (60.00%) WAN
2 3 (60.00%) MPLS
2 3 (60.00%) OSPF
2 3 (60.00%) BGP-4
3 2 (40.00%) Mobile Device Management
3 2 (40.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (40.00%) Finance
4 1 (20.00%) Legal
4 1 (20.00%) Business Continuity
4 1 (20.00%) Wireshark
4 1 (20.00%) QA
4 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (20.00%) Smart Meter
4 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (20.00%) 4G
4 1 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (20.00%) IVR

SS7
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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.

Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (20.00%) MS Office
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (20.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (60.00%) Wireless
2 3 (60.00%) ADSL2+
2 3 (60.00%) Structured Cabling
2 3 (60.00%) LAN
2 3 (60.00%) WAN
2 3 (60.00%) MPLS
2 3 (60.00%) OSPF
2 3 (60.00%) BGP-4
3 1 (20.00%) Wireshark
3 1 (20.00%) 4G
3 1 (20.00%) Internet
3 1 (20.00%) DNS
3 1 (20.00%) ISUP
3 1 (20.00%) INAP
3 1 (20.00%) DAB
3 1 (20.00%) Ethernet
3 1 (20.00%) HTTP
3 1 (20.00%) PSTN
3 1 (20.00%) SMS
General
1 2 (40.00%) Telecoms
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Legal
2 1 (20.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (20.00%) Data Centre Consultant
1 1 (20.00%) Data Centre Specialist
1 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Manager
1 1 (20.00%) Network Architect
1 1 (20.00%) Network Specialist
1 1 (20.00%) Data Consultant
1 1 (20.00%) Architect
1 1 (20.00%) Project Manager
1 1 (20.00%) Analyst
1 1 (20.00%) Test Analyst
1 1 (20.00%) Consultant
1 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) Rendezvous
1 1 (20.00%) SOAP
1 1 (20.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (20.00%) Smart Meter
2 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (20.00%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (20.00%) UNIX
1 1 (20.00%) Solaris
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Information Security
1 3 (60.00%) Migration
2 2 (40.00%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (20.00%) Business Continuity
3 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Network Design
3 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) Change Management
3 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (20.00%) DSDM
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) Java
1 1 (20.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (20.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (60.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (20.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco
2 1 (20.00%) HP
2 1 (20.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (20.00%) TIBCO
2 1 (20.00%) BT