The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Reading region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Signaling System No. 7 (SS7)
Rank 66 73 79
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +6
Contract jobs citing SS7 3 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.34% 0.32% 0.57%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.19% 1.29% 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Average daily rate
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- £375 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +29.31%
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £375 £280
% change year-on-year
-30.00% +33.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £30.00
Communications & Networking Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
252 232 428
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 28.47% 24.97% 35.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 85 96
Average daily rate £351 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.45% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £130 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £493 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 12
Average hourly rate £17.50 £23.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.53% +51.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £16.30 £14.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%
SS7
Berkshire

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 30 July 2014, 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 21 (75.00%) Configuration Management
2 17 (60.71%) Telecoms
3 16 (57.14%) Change Management
3 16 (57.14%) Fault Management
3 16 (57.14%) MGW
4 15 (53.57%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 10 (35.71%) GGSN
5 10 (35.71%) SGSN
5 10 (35.71%) DNS
5 10 (35.71%) Juniper
6 9 (32.14%) Problem Management
6 9 (32.14%) Performance Management
7 8 (28.57%) SIGTRAN
7 8 (28.57%) Velocent
8 6 (21.43%) TCP/IP
8 6 (21.43%) VMS
8 6 (21.43%) L2TP
8 6 (21.43%) INAP
8 6 (21.43%) LDAP
8 6 (21.43%) WAP
9 5 (17.86%) MPLS
9 5 (17.86%) Huawei
10 4 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
10 4 (14.29%) Cisco
11 3 (10.71%) CheckPoint
11 3 (10.71%) SDH
11 3 (10.71%) Legal
11 3 (10.71%) Firewall
11 3 (10.71%) Front Office
12 2 (7.14%) Regression Testing

SS7
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 16 (57.14%) MGW
2 10 (35.71%) GGSN
2 10 (35.71%) SGSN
2 10 (35.71%) DNS
3 8 (28.57%) SIGTRAN
4 6 (21.43%) TCP/IP
4 6 (21.43%) L2TP
4 6 (21.43%) INAP
4 6 (21.43%) LDAP
5 5 (17.86%) MPLS
6 4 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (10.71%) SDH
7 3 (10.71%) Firewall
8 2 (7.14%) ISUP
8 2 (7.14%) 4G
8 2 (7.14%) PSTN
8 2 (7.14%) ATM
8 2 (7.14%) RTP
9 1 (3.57%) Megaco
9 1 (3.57%) Q.931
General
1 17 (60.71%) Telecoms
2 3 (10.71%) Legal
2 3 (10.71%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 19 (67.86%) NOC Engineer
2 4 (14.29%) Databuild Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Network Support
4 1 (3.57%) Consultant
4 1 (3.57%) Network Engineer
4 1 (3.57%) Designer
4 1 (3.57%) Voice Engineer
4 1 (3.57%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (21.43%) WAP
Operating Systems
1 6 (21.43%) VMS
2 2 (7.14%) UNIX
3 1 (3.57%) Windows
3 1 (3.57%) Windows 2000
3 1 (3.57%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (75.00%) Configuration Management
2 16 (57.14%) Change Management
2 16 (57.14%) Fault Management
3 9 (32.14%) Problem Management
3 9 (32.14%) Performance Management
4 2 (7.14%) Regression Testing
5 1 (3.57%) Workflow
Qualifications
1 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
1 1 (3.57%) Degree
Vendors
1 15 (53.57%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 10 (35.71%) Juniper
3 8 (28.57%) Velocent
4 5 (17.86%) Huawei
5 4 (14.29%) Cisco
6 3 (10.71%) CheckPoint
7 2 (7.14%) Nokia
8 1 (3.57%) Siemens
8 1 (3.57%) Microsoft
8 1 (3.57%) Sybase
8 1 (3.57%) Sonus