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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Signaling System No. 7 (SS7)
Rank 397 - 372
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing SS7 11 0 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.049% - 0.059%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.37% - 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 4
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£281 - £195
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 - £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 - £256
UK excluding London average daily rate £158 £220 £430
% change year-on-year
-28.40% -48.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £85.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
2965 2783 3101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 13.25% 11.93% 14.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1897 1839 1920
Average daily rate £375 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £335 £315
% change year-on-year
+2.98% +6.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 83 140
Average hourly rate £23.75 £20.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £33.75 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -10.11%

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
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 1 May 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 1 May 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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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
City of London - 3 £425 - 2
SS7
England

SS7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 10 (62.50%) Telecoms
2 7 (43.75%) TCAP
3 6 (37.50%) INAP
3 6 (37.50%) 3G
3 6 (37.50%) 4G
4 5 (31.25%) PSTN
4 5 (31.25%) 2G
5 4 (25.00%) Migration
5 4 (25.00%) Wireless
5 4 (25.00%) TCP/IP
5 4 (25.00%) MPLS
5 4 (25.00%) ISUP
5 4 (25.00%) Information Security
5 4 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (18.75%) Structured Cabling
6 3 (18.75%) ADSL2+
6 3 (18.75%) BYOD
6 3 (18.75%) SCCP
6 3 (18.75%) OSPF
6 3 (18.75%) BGP-4
6 3 (18.75%) Management Information System
6 3 (18.75%) LAN
6 3 (18.75%) WAN
6 3 (18.75%) Cisco
7 2 (12.50%) GSM
7 2 (12.50%) UNIX
7 2 (12.50%) Oracle
7 2 (12.50%) XML
7 2 (12.50%) Linux
7 2 (12.50%) Finance

SS7
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 (6.25%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
1 1 (6.25%) MS Visio
1 1 (6.25%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 7 (43.75%) TCAP
2 6 (37.50%) INAP
2 6 (37.50%) 3G
2 6 (37.50%) 4G
3 5 (31.25%) PSTN
3 5 (31.25%) 2G
4 4 (25.00%) Wireless
4 4 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 4 (25.00%) MPLS
4 4 (25.00%) ISUP
5 3 (18.75%) Structured Cabling
5 3 (18.75%) ADSL2+
5 3 (18.75%) SCCP
5 3 (18.75%) OSPF
5 3 (18.75%) BGP-4
5 3 (18.75%) LAN
5 3 (18.75%) WAN
6 2 (12.50%) GSM
6 2 (12.50%) SMS
6 2 (12.50%) Q.931
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
General
1 10 (62.50%) Telecoms
2 2 (12.50%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Legal
3 1 (6.25%) Banking
3 1 (6.25%) Billing
3 1 (6.25%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Network Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Test Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Tester
3 2 (12.50%) Senior Network Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Network Architect
3 2 (12.50%) NOC Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Test Leader
4 1 (6.25%) Data Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Network Specialist
4 1 (6.25%) Security Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Manual Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Test Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Data Centre Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Data Centre Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) XML
2 1 (6.25%) SOAP
2 1 (6.25%) Web Services
2 1 (6.25%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) BYOD
1 3 (18.75%) Management Information System
2 2 (12.50%) Data Structures
3 1 (6.25%) Smart Meter
3 1 (6.25%) Web 2.0
3 1 (6.25%) IVR
3 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) UNIX
1 2 (12.50%) Linux
2 1 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (6.25%) SUSE
2 1 (6.25%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Migration
1 4 (25.00%) Information Security
2 2 (12.50%) Mobile Device Management
2 2 (12.50%) Network Architecture
2 2 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (12.50%) Integration Testing
3 1 (6.25%) Test Management
3 1 (6.25%) Test Scripting
3 1 (6.25%) Use Case
3 1 (6.25%) Network Design
3 1 (6.25%) Software Testing
3 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (6.25%) Business Continuity
3 1 (6.25%) Test Strategy
3 1 (6.25%) Automation Testing
3 1 (6.25%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (6.25%) Project Management
3 1 (6.25%) Change Management
3 1 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) Java
1 1 (6.25%) Perl
1 1 (6.25%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) Degree
2 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (6.25%) CISM
2 1 (6.25%) ISEB
2 1 (6.25%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Cisco
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle
2 2 (12.50%) Huawei
3 1 (6.25%) BT
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.25%) HP
3 1 (6.25%) Red Hat
3 1 (6.25%) TIBCO
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Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
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Posted: 25 days ago