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 20 October 2014 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Signaling System No. 7 (SS7)
Rank - - 135
Contract jobs citing SS7 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West - - 0.031%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £280
UK excluding London average daily rate £90 £250 £278
% change year-on-year
-64.00% -9.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.00 -
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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
463 432 450
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 14.35% 15.13% 14.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 268 202 178
Average daily rate £340 £315 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.93% -3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £474
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 40 33
Average hourly rate £22.50 £26.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.46% +30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £14.00 £13.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £35.00 £28.64
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+4.44% -

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