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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Signaling System No. 7 (SS7)
Rank 404 - 427
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing SS7 9 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.038% - 0.004%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.30% - 0.033%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 1
Average daily rate
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£300 - £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 £300 £250
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +20.00%
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
2968 3099 3032
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.53% 12.94% 12.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1922 1953 1961
Average daily rate £417 £400 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.12% +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 92 95
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £14.50 £13.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £50.00 £50.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £23.50 £23.21
% change year-on-year
-8.40% +1.24%

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 4 September 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
Kingston Upon Thames - 7 £300 -
City of London - 1 £375 -
SS7
England

SS7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 21 (87.50%) Telecoms
2 19 (79.17%) 3G
3 16 (66.67%) 2G
4 14 (58.33%) SCCP
5 12 (50.00%) TCAP
5 12 (50.00%) Diameter Protocol
6 11 (45.83%) 4G
7 10 (41.67%) INAP
7 10 (41.67%) PSTN
8 9 (37.50%) Degree
9 8 (33.33%) UNIX
9 8 (33.33%) Linux
10 7 (29.17%) CDMA
10 7 (29.17%) C++
10 7 (29.17%) MySQL
10 7 (29.17%) POSIX
10 7 (29.17%) STL
10 7 (29.17%) 3GPP
10 7 (29.17%) ISUP
10 7 (29.17%) Multithreading
10 7 (29.17%) PostgreSQL
10 7 (29.17%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 7 (29.17%) Dialogic
10 7 (29.17%) Tieto
11 6 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
12 3 (12.50%) Q.931
12 3 (12.50%) VoIP
12 3 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
12 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
12 3 (12.50%) Huawei

SS7
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 (4.17%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
Communications & Networking
1 19 (79.17%) 3G
2 16 (66.67%) 2G
3 14 (58.33%) SCCP
4 12 (50.00%) TCAP
4 12 (50.00%) Diameter Protocol
5 11 (45.83%) 4G
6 10 (41.67%) INAP
6 10 (41.67%) PSTN
7 7 (29.17%) CDMA
7 7 (29.17%) 3GPP
7 7 (29.17%) ISUP
8 3 (12.50%) Q.931
8 3 (12.50%) VoIP
9 2 (8.33%) SIGTRAN
10 1 (4.17%) Network Security
10 1 (4.17%) tcpdump
10 1 (4.17%) IP Telephony
10 1 (4.17%) Wireshark
10 1 (4.17%) MPLS
10 1 (4.17%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (29.17%) MySQL
1 7 (29.17%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) JMeter
1 1 (4.17%) SoapUI
General
1 21 (87.50%) Telecoms
2 3 (12.50%) Advertising
3 1 (4.17%) Billing
3 1 (4.17%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (29.17%) Developer
2 5 (20.83%) C++ Developer
3 4 (16.67%) Telecoms Developer
3 4 (16.67%) Analyst
3 4 (16.67%) Network Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) NOC Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Test Leader
5 2 (8.33%) Senior Network Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Tester
6 1 (4.17%) Architect
6 1 (4.17%) Manual Tester
6 1 (4.17%) Test Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Network Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Security Architect
6 1 (4.17%) Network Architect
6 1 (4.17%) Test Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Network Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (29.17%) STL
1 7 (29.17%) POSIX
1 7 (29.17%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 1 (4.17%) Web Services
2 1 (4.17%) XML
2 1 (4.17%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 8 (33.33%) UNIX
1 8 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (4.17%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (29.17%) Multithreading
2 6 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (12.50%) Use Case
4 2 (8.33%) Software Testing
4 2 (8.33%) Integration Testing
4 2 (8.33%) Time Management
4 2 (8.33%) Test Automation
4 2 (8.33%) Network Architecture
5 1 (4.17%) Test Strategy
5 1 (4.17%) Automation Testing
5 1 (4.17%) System Integration Testing
5 1 (4.17%) SDLC
5 1 (4.17%) Test Management
5 1 (4.17%) Test Scripting
5 1 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (4.17%) Risk Management
5 1 (4.17%) Migration
5 1 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (4.17%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 7 (29.17%) C++
2 1 (4.17%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (37.50%) Degree
2 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.17%) CISSP
2 1 (4.17%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.50%) QA
2 1 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 7 (29.17%) Tieto
1 7 (29.17%) Dialogic
2 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 3 (12.50%) Huawei
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle