The table below looks at the statistics for SS7 skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SS7 over the 3 months to 5 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Signaling System No. 7 (SS7)
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing SS7 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West - - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £230 £158 £220
% change year-on-year
+46.03% -28.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Communications & Networking Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
599 507 424
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 14.84% 13.04% 13.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 343 233 178
Median daily rate £378 £325 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.30% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £217 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £345 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.24% +4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 52 33
Median hourly rate £13.50 £17.00 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.58% -40.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £15.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.40 £51.67 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+16.07% +40.00%

SS7
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing SS7 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

SS7 Jobs Demand Trend in the North West