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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Signaling System No. 7 (SS7)
Rank 398 409 -
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -
Contract jobs citing SS7 10 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.047% 0.028% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.37% 0.21% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 0
Average daily rate £450 £428 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £243 £325 £190
% change year-on-year
-25.38% +71.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £85.00 -
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
2692 2829 2735
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.71% 13.34% 12.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1741 1841 1745
Average daily rate £423 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.03% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 80 74
Average hourly rate £24.23 £19.75 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.68% +16.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.12 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £30.00 £33.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 12 February 2016.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 12 (92.31%) Telecoms
2 10 (76.92%) Diameter Protocol
3 9 (69.23%) Degree
3 9 (69.23%) Unix
4 8 (61.54%) Oracle
4 8 (61.54%) Oracle Database
5 7 (53.85%) CDMA
5 7 (53.85%) GPRS
5 7 (53.85%) GSM
5 7 (53.85%) UMTS
5 7 (53.85%) VoIP
6 6 (46.15%) Computer Science
6 6 (46.15%) NGN
6 6 (46.15%) WCDMA
6 6 (46.15%) SLA
6 6 (46.15%) Sybase
6 6 (46.15%) Solaris
6 6 (46.15%) H.323
6 6 (46.15%) MGCP
7 3 (23.08%) TCAP
7 3 (23.08%) ISUP
7 3 (23.08%) 3GPP
7 3 (23.08%) 3G
7 3 (23.08%) Linux
7 3 (23.08%) 2G
7 3 (23.08%) Huawei
7 3 (23.08%) Network Architecture
8 2 (15.38%) Node B
8 2 (15.38%) SIGTRAN
8 2 (15.38%) GGSN

SS7
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 2 (15.38%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
Communications & Networking
1 10 (76.92%) Diameter Protocol
2 7 (53.85%) CDMA
2 7 (53.85%) GPRS
2 7 (53.85%) GSM
2 7 (53.85%) UMTS
2 7 (53.85%) VoIP
3 6 (46.15%) H.323
3 6 (46.15%) MGCP
3 6 (46.15%) NGN
3 6 (46.15%) WCDMA
4 3 (23.08%) 2G
4 3 (23.08%) 3G
4 3 (23.08%) 3GPP
4 3 (23.08%) ISUP
4 3 (23.08%) TCAP
5 2 (15.38%) ATM
5 2 (15.38%) INAP
5 2 (15.38%) SCCP
5 2 (15.38%) SIGTRAN
5 2 (15.38%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (61.54%) Oracle Database
2 1 (7.69%) MySQL
2 1 (7.69%) PostgreSQL
General
1 12 (92.31%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.69%) Back Office
2 1 (7.69%) Billing
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) Network Engineer
2 7 (53.85%) Core Network Engineer
3 6 (46.15%) Network Support
3 6 (46.15%) Network Support Engineer
3 6 (46.15%) Support Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Test Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Tester
5 1 (7.69%) BSS Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) C++ Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Lead Tester
5 1 (7.69%) Network Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Product Tester
5 1 (7.69%) Telecoms Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Telecoms Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Telecoms Tester
5 1 (7.69%) Test Leader
5 1 (7.69%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) Web Services
1 2 (15.38%) XML
2 1 (7.69%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 1 (7.69%) POSIX
2 1 (7.69%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 6 (46.15%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 9 (69.23%) Unix
2 6 (46.15%) Solaris
3 3 (23.08%) Linux
4 2 (15.38%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) Network Architecture
2 2 (15.38%) Integration Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Convergent Charging
3 1 (7.69%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (7.69%) Multithreading
3 1 (7.69%) Presales
3 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
3 1 (7.69%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) Shell Script
2 1 (7.69%) C++
Qualifications
1 9 (69.23%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (46.15%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 8 (61.54%) Oracle
2 6 (46.15%) Sybase
3 3 (23.08%) Huawei
4 1 (7.69%) Dialogic
4 1 (7.69%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 1 (7.69%) Tieto