The table below looks at the statistics for SS7 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SS7 over the 3 months to 30 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Signaling System No. 7 (SS7)
Rank - 62 70
Contract jobs citing SS7 0 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading - 0.35% 0.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 1.91% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £285 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-12.30% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 - -
SS7
Berkshire

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
214 157 270
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 24.57% 18.47% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 55 88
Median daily rate £400 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £481 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 6
Median hourly rate £19.61 £17.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.05% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £14.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £41.29 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £24.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +29.72%

SS7
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Reading region citing SS7 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 30 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SS7 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Reading region with a requirement for SS7.

1 5 (100.00%) Unix
1 5 (100.00%) Solaris
1 5 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 5 (100.00%) Diameter Protocol
2 4 (80.00%) GGSN
2 4 (80.00%) SGSN
2 4 (80.00%) MGCP
2 4 (80.00%) H.323
3 3 (60.00%) Ericsson
3 3 (60.00%) Nokia
3 3 (60.00%) Nokia Networks
3 3 (60.00%) Samsung
3 3 (60.00%) Huawei
3 3 (60.00%) SharePoint Server
4 2 (40.00%) Degree
4 2 (40.00%) Computer Science
4 2 (40.00%) Oracle Database
4 2 (40.00%) GPRS
4 2 (40.00%) Oracle
4 2 (40.00%) Sybase
4 2 (40.00%) UMTS
4 2 (40.00%) VoIP
4 2 (40.00%) WCDMA
4 2 (40.00%) SLA
5 1 (20.00%) CDMA
5 1 (20.00%) GSM
5 1 (20.00%) VoLTE
5 1 (20.00%) NGN

SS7
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (60.00%) SharePoint Server
Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) Diameter Protocol
2 4 (80.00%) GGSN
2 4 (80.00%) H.323
2 4 (80.00%) MGCP
2 4 (80.00%) SGSN
3 2 (40.00%) GPRS
3 2 (40.00%) UMTS
3 2 (40.00%) VoIP
3 2 (40.00%) WCDMA
4 1 (20.00%) CDMA
4 1 (20.00%) GSM
4 1 (20.00%) NGN
4 1 (20.00%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle Database
General
1 5 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Core Network Engineer
1 4 (80.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Technical Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Technical Support
2 2 (40.00%) Technical Support Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Network Support
3 1 (20.00%) Network Support Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) VoLTE Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Solaris
1 5 (100.00%) Unix
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Ericsson
1 3 (60.00%) Huawei
1 3 (60.00%) Nokia
1 3 (60.00%) Nokia Networks
1 3 (60.00%) Samsung
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle
2 2 (40.00%) Sybase