The table below looks at the statistics for SS7 skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SS7 over the 3 months to 6 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
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Signaling System No. 7 (SS7)
Rank 436 413 -
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -
Contract jobs citing SS7 1 11 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.004% 0.049% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.034% 0.37% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 0
Median daily rate - £281 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £230 £166 £220
% change year-on-year
+38.34% -24.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £85.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 - -
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
2928 3008 2820
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.85% 13.37% 12.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 2044 1926 1867
Median daily rate £425 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £345 £328
% change year-on-year
+7.24% +5.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 87 89
Median hourly rate £21.34 £23.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.19% +17.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.40 £50.00 £34.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £28.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+23.21% +40.00%

SS7
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing SS7 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 6 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 London region with a requirement for SS7.

1 10 (90.91%) Telecoms
2 9 (81.82%) Diameter Protocol
3 7 (63.64%) Oracle
3 7 (63.64%) Unix
3 7 (63.64%) UMTS
3 7 (63.64%) VoIP
3 7 (63.64%) GPRS
3 7 (63.64%) GSM
3 7 (63.64%) Oracle Database
3 7 (63.64%) Degree
4 6 (54.55%) Computer Science
4 6 (54.55%) NGN
4 6 (54.55%) MGCP
4 6 (54.55%) WCDMA
4 6 (54.55%) SLA
4 6 (54.55%) Solaris
4 6 (54.55%) CDMA
4 6 (54.55%) Sybase
4 6 (54.55%) H.323
5 3 (27.27%) ISUP
6 2 (18.18%) 3GPP
6 2 (18.18%) INAP
6 2 (18.18%) ATM
6 2 (18.18%) TCAP
6 2 (18.18%) Node B
6 2 (18.18%) RNC
6 2 (18.18%) Huawei
6 2 (18.18%) Wireshark
6 2 (18.18%) GGSN
6 2 (18.18%) SGSN

SS7
Top Related IT Skills in London 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 1 (9.09%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
Communications & Networking
1 9 (81.82%) Diameter Protocol
2 7 (63.64%) GPRS
2 7 (63.64%) GSM
2 7 (63.64%) UMTS
2 7 (63.64%) VoIP
3 6 (54.55%) CDMA
3 6 (54.55%) H.323
3 6 (54.55%) MGCP
3 6 (54.55%) NGN
3 6 (54.55%) WCDMA
4 3 (27.27%) ISUP
5 2 (18.18%) 3GPP
5 2 (18.18%) ATM
5 2 (18.18%) GGSN
5 2 (18.18%) INAP
5 2 (18.18%) Node B
5 2 (18.18%) RNC
5 2 (18.18%) SGSN
5 2 (18.18%) TCAP
5 2 (18.18%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (63.64%) Oracle Database
General
1 10 (90.91%) Telecoms
2 1 (9.09%) Back Office
2 1 (9.09%) Billing
Job Titles
1 8 (72.73%) Network Engineer
2 7 (63.64%) Core Network Engineer
3 6 (54.55%) Network Support
3 6 (54.55%) Network Support Engineer
3 6 (54.55%) Support Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) Tester
5 1 (9.09%) Lead Tester
5 1 (9.09%) Network Manager
5 1 (9.09%) Product Tester
5 1 (9.09%) Telecoms Manager
5 1 (9.09%) Telecoms Tester
5 1 (9.09%) Test Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Test Leader
5 1 (9.09%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) Web Services
1 1 (9.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (54.55%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (63.64%) Unix
2 6 (54.55%) Solaris
3 1 (9.09%) Linux
3 1 (9.09%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (18.18%) Network Architecture
2 1 (9.09%) Convergent Charging
2 1 (9.09%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (9.09%) Integration Testing
2 1 (9.09%) Presales
2 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
2 1 (9.09%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (63.64%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (54.55%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) Oracle
2 6 (54.55%) Sybase
3 2 (18.18%) Huawei
4 1 (9.09%) Nokia Networks