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 30 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Signaling System No. 7 (SS7)
Rank - - 136
Contract jobs citing SS7 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West - - 0.030%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - 0.21%
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 - £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
479 434 471
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 14.81% 14.75% 14.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 272 218 173
Average daily rate £320 £305 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.91% -12.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £225 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 37 45
Average hourly rate £19.00 £31.56 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.78% +66.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.05 £14.00 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.57 £28.64
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.22% -

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