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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Signaling System No. 7 (SS7)
Rank 426 421 421
Rank change year-on-year
-5 0
Contract jobs citing SS7 2 12 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.009% 0.051% 0.004%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.062% 0.39% 0.035%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 9 0
Median daily rate £200 £300 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £280 £273 £263
% change year-on-year
+2.75% +3.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 - -
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
3229 3067 2887
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 14.56% 13.01% 12.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2166 2004 1800
Median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £331
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +5.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 109 91
Median hourly rate £21.00 £17.98 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.79% -10.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £13.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.25 £43.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+50.98% +7.62%

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
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SS7 within the London region over the 3 months to 28 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Kingston Upon Thames -3 1 £225 -25.00%
SS7
England

SS7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 4 (100.00%) GSM
2 3 (75.00%) CDMA
2 3 (75.00%) UMTS
2 3 (75.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (50.00%) GPRS
3 2 (50.00%) SQL
3 2 (50.00%) Unix
3 2 (50.00%) SIGTRAN
3 2 (50.00%) SCCP
3 2 (50.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (50.00%) Diameter Protocol
3 2 (50.00%) Linux
4 1 (25.00%) Exploratory Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Smoke Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Arabic Language
4 1 (25.00%) Spanish Language
4 1 (25.00%) H.323
4 1 (25.00%) Quality Management
4 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Back Office
4 1 (25.00%) JMeter
4 1 (25.00%) GGSN
4 1 (25.00%) SGSN
4 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
4 1 (25.00%) LTE
4 1 (25.00%) CppUnit
4 1 (25.00%) Bash Shell
4 1 (25.00%) Network Architecture

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:

Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) GSM
2 3 (75.00%) CDMA
2 3 (75.00%) UMTS
3 2 (50.00%) Diameter Protocol
3 2 (50.00%) GPRS
3 2 (50.00%) SCCP
3 2 (50.00%) SIGTRAN
4 1 (25.00%) 3GPP
4 1 (25.00%) GGSN
4 1 (25.00%) H.323
4 1 (25.00%) ISUP
4 1 (25.00%) LTE
4 1 (25.00%) MGCP
4 1 (25.00%) NGN
4 1 (25.00%) RNC
4 1 (25.00%) SGSN
4 1 (25.00%) snoop
4 1 (25.00%) TCAP
4 1 (25.00%) tcpdump
4 1 (25.00%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) MySQL
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) CppUnit
1 1 (25.00%) JIRA
1 1 (25.00%) JMeter
General
1 3 (75.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (25.00%) Arabic Language
2 1 (25.00%) Back Office
2 1 (25.00%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Core Network Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Integration Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Integration Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Network Support
2 1 (25.00%) Network Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (25.00%) Algorithms
2 1 (25.00%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Linux
1 2 (50.00%) Unix
2 1 (25.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Exploratory Testing
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL
1 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Network Architecture
1 1 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Quality Management
1 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Smoke Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (25.00%) C++
2 1 (25.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Dialogic
1 1 (25.00%) Google
1 1 (25.00%) Huawei
1 1 (25.00%) Nokia Networks
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle
1 1 (25.00%) Sybase