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 16 April 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Signaling System No. 7 (SS7)
Rank 50 66 -
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -
Contract jobs citing SS7 28 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.59% 0.13% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.77% 0.50% -
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 0
Average daily rate £210 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £213 £300 £406
% change year-on-year
-29.16% -26.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Communications & Networking Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
260 199 412
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 24.07% 25.78% 38.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 72 113
Average daily rate £280 £300 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £210 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £406 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 6 10
Average hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £13.55 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £180.00 £19.10 £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £28.25
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -20.35%
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
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SS7 across the Reading region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

SS7 Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

SS7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 23 (69.70%) Configuration Management
2 22 (66.67%) MGW
3 20 (60.61%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 20 (60.61%) Fault Management
3 20 (60.61%) Telecoms
3 20 (60.61%) Change Management
4 14 (42.42%) GGSN
4 14 (42.42%) SGSN
4 14 (42.42%) DNS
4 14 (42.42%) Juniper
5 11 (33.33%) SIGTRAN
6 10 (30.30%) Problem Management
6 10 (30.30%) Performance Management
6 10 (30.30%) Velocent
7 8 (24.24%) Huawei
7 8 (24.24%) L2TP
7 8 (24.24%) MPLS
7 8 (24.24%) LDAP
8 7 (21.21%) WAP
8 7 (21.21%) Cisco
8 7 (21.21%) VMS
8 7 (21.21%) TCP/IP
8 7 (21.21%) INAP
8 7 (21.21%) Cisco Nexus
9 6 (18.18%) Firewall
9 6 (18.18%) CheckPoint
9 6 (18.18%) SDH
10 5 (15.15%) Legal
11 4 (12.12%) 4G
12 3 (9.09%) Front Office

SS7
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 22 (66.67%) MGW
2 14 (42.42%) GGSN
2 14 (42.42%) SGSN
2 14 (42.42%) DNS
3 11 (33.33%) SIGTRAN
4 8 (24.24%) L2TP
4 8 (24.24%) MPLS
4 8 (24.24%) LDAP
5 7 (21.21%) TCP/IP
5 7 (21.21%) INAP
5 7 (21.21%) Cisco Nexus
6 6 (18.18%) Firewall
6 6 (18.18%) SDH
7 4 (12.12%) 4G
8 3 (9.09%) ISUP
8 3 (9.09%) RTP
9 2 (6.06%) PSTN
9 2 (6.06%) Ethernet
9 2 (6.06%) ATM
10 1 (3.03%) Network Security
General
1 20 (60.61%) Telecoms
2 5 (15.15%) Legal
3 3 (9.09%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 24 (72.73%) NOC Engineer
2 3 (9.09%) Network Support
3 2 (6.06%) Databuild Engineer
4 1 (3.03%) CS Core Engineer
4 1 (3.03%) Designer
4 1 (3.03%) Consultant
4 1 (3.03%) Network Engineer
4 1 (3.03%) Design Engineer
4 1 (3.03%) Switch Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (21.21%) WAP
Operating Systems
1 7 (21.21%) VMS
2 1 (3.03%) UNIX
2 1 (3.03%) Windows
2 1 (3.03%) Windows 2000
2 1 (3.03%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (69.70%) Configuration Management
2 20 (60.61%) Fault Management
2 20 (60.61%) Change Management
3 10 (30.30%) Problem Management
3 10 (30.30%) Performance Management
4 3 (9.09%) Regression Testing
5 1 (3.03%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 2 (6.06%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 20 (60.61%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 14 (42.42%) Juniper
3 10 (30.30%) Velocent
4 8 (24.24%) Huawei
5 7 (21.21%) Cisco
6 6 (18.18%) CheckPoint
7 1 (3.03%) Sonus
7 1 (3.03%) Sybase
7 1 (3.03%) Microsoft
7 1 (3.03%) Nokia