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 30 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
30 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 £150 £230
% change year-on-year
+53.33% -34.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
599 512 405
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.35% 13.71% 12.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 345 243 189
Median daily rate £375 £335 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.94% +11.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £489
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+8.82% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 56 36
Median hourly rate £13.00 £17.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.71% -30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.20 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +44.44%

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