The table below looks at the statistics for SS7 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SS7 over the 3 months to 4 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Signaling System No. 7 (SS7)
Rank 72 56 70
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +14
Contract jobs citing SS7 5 24 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.51% 2.31% 0.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.45% 9.41% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 0
Average daily rate
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- £220 -
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 Reading region.

Communications & Networking Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
204 255 195
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 21.01% 24.54% 23.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 91 75
Average daily rate £350 £300 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £189 £187
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £331 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.15% +3.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 7
Average hourly rate £22.50 £16.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.62% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £14.50 £14.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £18.00 £21.50
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 Reading

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

SS7 Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

SS7
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SS7 across the Reading region.

SS7 Daily Rate Trend in Reading

SS7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading region citing SS7 also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SS7.

1 7 (77.78%) Telecoms
2 6 (66.67%) 3G
3 5 (55.56%) 4G
4 4 (44.44%) 2G
5 3 (33.33%) GSM
5 3 (33.33%) SIGTRAN
6 2 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (22.22%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 2 (22.22%) Coaching
6 2 (22.22%) ITIL
6 2 (22.22%) PRINCE2
6 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
6 2 (22.22%) HP
6 2 (22.22%) PMP
6 2 (22.22%) PMI Certification
6 2 (22.22%) ISTQB
6 2 (22.22%) SGSN
6 2 (22.22%) Risk Analysis
6 2 (22.22%) Configuration Management
6 2 (22.22%) ISUP
6 2 (22.22%) SCCP
7 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
7 1 (11.11%) Change Management
7 1 (11.11%) Firewall
7 1 (11.11%) INAP
7 1 (11.11%) Product Marketing
7 1 (11.11%) LTE
7 1 (11.11%) Marketing
7 1 (11.11%) 2.5G
7 1 (11.11%) Alcatel-Lucent

SS7
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading region citing SS7 also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SS7. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 6 (66.67%) 3G
2 5 (55.56%) 4G
3 4 (44.44%) 2G
4 3 (33.33%) GSM
4 3 (33.33%) SIGTRAN
5 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
5 2 (22.22%) SGSN
5 2 (22.22%) ISUP
5 2 (22.22%) SCCP
6 1 (11.11%) Firewall
6 1 (11.11%) INAP
6 1 (11.11%) LTE
6 1 (11.11%) 2.5G
6 1 (11.11%) GPRS
6 1 (11.11%) SMS
6 1 (11.11%) 3GPP
6 1 (11.11%) UMTS
6 1 (11.11%) HTTP
6 1 (11.11%) GGSN
General
1 7 (77.78%) Telecoms
2 1 (11.11%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 2 (22.22%) Databuild Engineer
1 2 (22.22%) Tester
1 2 (22.22%) Test Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Network Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Core Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Coaching
1 2 (22.22%) ITIL
1 2 (22.22%) PRINCE2
1 2 (22.22%) Risk Analysis
1 2 (22.22%) Configuration Management
2 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
2 1 (11.11%) Change Management
2 1 (11.11%) Product Marketing
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) PMP
1 2 (22.22%) PMI Certification
1 2 (22.22%) ISTQB
2 1 (11.11%) HNC
2 1 (11.11%) HND
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) NDS
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
1 2 (22.22%) HP
2 1 (11.11%) Alcatel-Lucent
2 1 (11.11%) Ericsson
2 1 (11.11%) Nokia
2 1 (11.11%) TIBCO