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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Signaling System No. 7 (SS7)
Rank - - 141
Contract jobs citing SS7 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West - - 0.029%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £280
UK excluding London average daily rate £90 £250 £280
% change year-on-year
-64.00% -10.71%
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
474 410 506
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.21% 13.88% 14.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 269 207 185
Average daily rate £320 £310 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 41 52
Average hourly rate £22.50 £29.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.72% +55.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.84 £14.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £28.64
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -10.00%

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