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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Signaling System No. 7 (SS7)
Rank 71 67 64
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -3
Contract jobs citing SS7 5 5 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.51% 0.57% 1.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.72% 2.69% 5.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 5
Average daily rate £325 £230 £190
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.15% +21.18%
UK excluding London average daily rate £255 £325 £223
% change year-on-year
-21.53% +46.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
SS7
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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
290 186 243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 29.29% 21.14% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 85 92
Average daily rate £363 £350 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £113 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 2 16
Average hourly rate £45.31 £21.50 £180.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+110.72% -88.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% +26.19%

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 14 February 2016, 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 6 (85.71%) Telecoms
2 5 (71.43%) Diameter Protocol
3 4 (57.14%) Unix
3 4 (57.14%) Solaris
3 4 (57.14%) VoIP
3 4 (57.14%) SLA
4 3 (42.86%) MGCP
4 3 (42.86%) H.323
4 3 (42.86%) WCDMA
4 3 (42.86%) GPRS
4 3 (42.86%) Oracle
4 3 (42.86%) Sybase
4 3 (42.86%) UMTS
4 3 (42.86%) Degree
4 3 (42.86%) Computer Science
4 3 (42.86%) GGSN
4 3 (42.86%) SGSN
4 3 (42.86%) Oracle Database
5 2 (28.57%) NGN
5 2 (28.57%) CDMA
5 2 (28.57%) GSM
6 1 (14.29%) PSTN
6 1 (14.29%) ISUP
6 1 (14.29%) HP
6 1 (14.29%) ISEB
6 1 (14.29%) Ericsson
6 1 (14.29%) Nokia
6 1 (14.29%) QA
6 1 (14.29%) Huawei
6 1 (14.29%) SharePoint Server

SS7
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (14.29%) SharePoint Server
Communications & Networking
1 5 (71.43%) Diameter Protocol
2 4 (57.14%) VoIP
3 3 (42.86%) GGSN
3 3 (42.86%) GPRS
3 3 (42.86%) H.323
3 3 (42.86%) MGCP
3 3 (42.86%) SGSN
3 3 (42.86%) UMTS
3 3 (42.86%) WCDMA
4 2 (28.57%) CDMA
4 2 (28.57%) GSM
4 2 (28.57%) NGN
5 1 (14.29%) ISUP
5 1 (14.29%) PSTN
5 1 (14.29%) Value-Added Service
5 1 (14.29%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) Oracle Database
General
1 6 (85.71%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Technical Support
2 3 (42.86%) Core Network Engineer
2 3 (42.86%) Network Engineer
2 3 (42.86%) Network Support
2 3 (42.86%) Support Engineer
2 3 (42.86%) Technical Engineer
2 3 (42.86%) Technical Support Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) Network Support Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Network Manager
4 1 (14.29%) Test Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Test Manager
4 1 (14.29%) VoIP Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) VoIP Test Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) VoLTE Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Solaris
1 4 (57.14%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (14.29%) Risk Assessment
1 1 (14.29%) Risk Management
1 1 (14.29%) Test Management
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) Degree
2 1 (14.29%) ISEB
2 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (57.14%) SLA
2 1 (14.29%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Oracle
1 3 (42.86%) Sybase
2 1 (14.29%) Ericsson
2 1 (14.29%) HP
2 1 (14.29%) Huawei
2 1 (14.29%) Nokia
2 1 (14.29%) Nokia Solutions and Networks