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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Signaling System No. 7 (SS7)
Rank 407 411 404
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -7
Contract jobs citing SS7 17 1 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.073% 0.004% 0.043%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.55% 0.036% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 0 4
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£303 - £238
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 - £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 - £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £281 £450
% change year-on-year
+15.55% -37.50%
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 London region.

Communications & Networking Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
3094 2790 2859
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 13.26% 12.17% 12.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1990 1790 1776
Average daily rate £388 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £326 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 85 123
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £21.93
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -8.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.75 £14.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £34.00 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+31.94% -28.00%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SS7 across the London region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

SS7 Daily Rate Histogram 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 3 July 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 - 5 £375 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 3 £300 -
SS7
England

SS7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 19 (82.61%) Telecoms
2 15 (65.22%) 3G
3 13 (56.52%) Diameter Protocol
4 12 (52.17%) 2G
4 12 (52.17%) 4G
5 11 (47.83%) TCAP
5 11 (47.83%) PSTN
6 10 (43.48%) SCCP
6 10 (43.48%) INAP
7 8 (34.78%) ISUP
8 7 (30.43%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (21.74%) Degree
9 5 (21.74%) Linux
9 5 (21.74%) UNIX
10 4 (17.39%) QA
11 3 (13.04%) Advertising
11 3 (13.04%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (13.04%) Software Testing
11 3 (13.04%) Use Case
11 3 (13.04%) Multithreading
11 3 (13.04%) Boost C++ Libraries
11 3 (13.04%) Tieto
11 3 (13.04%) Dialogic
11 3 (13.04%) CDMA
11 3 (13.04%) C++
11 3 (13.04%) MySQL
11 3 (13.04%) STL
11 3 (13.04%) POSIX
11 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
11 3 (13.04%) Business Intelligence

SS7
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Office
1 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.35%) MS Visio
1 1 (4.35%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 15 (65.22%) 3G
2 13 (56.52%) Diameter Protocol
3 12 (52.17%) 4G
3 12 (52.17%) 2G
4 11 (47.83%) TCAP
4 11 (47.83%) PSTN
5 10 (43.48%) SCCP
5 10 (43.48%) INAP
6 8 (34.78%) ISUP
7 3 (13.04%) CDMA
7 3 (13.04%) 3GPP
8 2 (8.70%) TCP/IP
8 2 (8.70%) VoIP
8 2 (8.70%) SMS
8 2 (8.70%) GSM
8 2 (8.70%) Wireshark
8 2 (8.70%) SIGTRAN
8 2 (8.70%) Q.931
8 2 (8.70%) MPLS
8 2 (8.70%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) MySQL
1 3 (13.04%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) JMeter
1 1 (4.35%) SoapUI
General
1 19 (82.61%) Telecoms
2 3 (13.04%) Advertising
3 2 (8.70%) Legal
4 1 (4.35%) Banking
4 1 (4.35%) Billing
4 1 (4.35%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (21.74%) Analyst
2 4 (17.39%) Network Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Tester
4 2 (8.70%) Test Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Consultant
4 2 (8.70%) Senior Network Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) C++ Developer
4 2 (8.70%) NOC Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Test Leader
4 2 (8.70%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Network Security Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Data Centre Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Telecoms Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Data Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Test Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Oracle Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Security Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.04%) STL
1 3 (13.04%) POSIX
1 3 (13.04%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 2 (8.70%) SOAP
2 2 (8.70%) XML
3 1 (4.35%) Web Services
3 1 (4.35%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Management Information System
1 2 (8.70%) Data Structures
1 2 (8.70%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.35%) BYOD
2 1 (4.35%) IVR
2 1 (4.35%) Web 2.0
2 1 (4.35%) Smart Meter
2 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (21.74%) UNIX
1 5 (21.74%) Linux
2 1 (4.35%) SUSE
2 1 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (4.35%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (30.43%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (13.04%) Software Testing
2 3 (13.04%) Use Case
2 3 (13.04%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (13.04%) Multithreading
3 2 (8.70%) Time Management
3 2 (8.70%) Test Automation
3 2 (8.70%) Network Architecture
3 2 (8.70%) Migration
3 2 (8.70%) Information Security
3 2 (8.70%) Integration Testing
4 1 (4.35%) Test Management
4 1 (4.35%) Test Scripting
4 1 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (4.35%) Business Continuity
4 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2
4 1 (4.35%) DSDM
4 1 (4.35%) Data Modelling
4 1 (4.35%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.04%) C++
2 1 (4.35%) Java
2 1 (4.35%) Perl
2 1 (4.35%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (21.74%) Degree
2 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (4.35%) ISEB
2 1 (4.35%) CISSP
2 1 (4.35%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (17.39%) QA
2 2 (8.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
1 3 (13.04%) Tieto
1 3 (13.04%) Dialogic
2 2 (8.70%) Oracle
2 2 (8.70%) Huawei
3 1 (4.35%) Cisco
3 1 (4.35%) HP
3 1 (4.35%) Red Hat
3 1 (4.35%) TIBCO
3 1 (4.35%) BT