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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SS7 over the 3 months to 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Signaling System No. 7 (SS7)
Rank - - 121
Contract jobs citing SS7 0 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West - - 0.081%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £158 £220 £430
% change year-on-year
-28.40% -48.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
508 406 334
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 13.02% 13.01% 13.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 175 130
Average daily rate £325 £310 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £200 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £454
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £335 £315
% change year-on-year
+2.98% +6.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 31 45
Average hourly rate £17.50 £31.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.54% +55.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £15.50 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.67 £45.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -10.11%

SS7
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SS7 across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

SS7 Jobs Demand Trend in the North West