The table below looks at the statistics for SS7 skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SS7 over the 3 months to 1 September 2014 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Signaling System No. 7 (SS7)
Rank 238 228 235
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +7
Contract jobs citing SS7 10 12 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.11% 0.14% 0.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.54% 0.74% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 9
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£338 £250 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.00% -10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £250 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £250 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £250 £280
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -10.71%
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 South East region.

Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1842 1617 2017
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.81% 18.25% 20.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 877 744 605
Average daily rate £347 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.72% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £473 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 103 174
Average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.88% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-0.90% -7.16%

SS7
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

SS7 Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

SS7
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

SS7 Daily Rate Trend in the South East

SS7
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SS7 across the South East region over the 3 months to 1 September 2014.

SS7 Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

SS7
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SS7 across the South East region.

SS7 Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

SS7
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SS7 within the South East region over the 3 months to 1 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +9 10 £338 +35.00% 1
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 1
West Sussex - - - -
SS7
England

SS7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 (74.19%) Telecoms
2 17 (54.84%) Configuration Management
3 13 (41.94%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 10 (32.26%) MGW
4 10 (32.26%) Fault Management
4 10 (32.26%) Change Management
5 9 (29.03%) 3G
5 9 (29.03%) INAP
6 8 (25.81%) UNIX
7 7 (22.58%) DNS
7 7 (22.58%) Performance Management
7 7 (22.58%) SIGTRAN
7 7 (22.58%) Problem Management
8 5 (16.13%) 2G
8 5 (16.13%) Front Office
9 4 (12.90%) TCP/IP
9 4 (12.90%) Nokia
9 4 (12.90%) GGSN
9 4 (12.90%) SGSN
9 4 (12.90%) Degree
9 4 (12.90%) LTE
10 3 (9.68%) HP Quality Center
10 3 (9.68%) 4G
10 3 (9.68%) Wireshark
10 3 (9.68%) Software Testing
10 3 (9.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (9.68%) HP
10 3 (9.68%) ISEB
10 3 (9.68%) WAP
10 3 (9.68%) VMS

SS7
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

Business Applications
1 2 (6.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 10 (32.26%) MGW
2 9 (29.03%) 3G
2 9 (29.03%) INAP
3 7 (22.58%) DNS
3 7 (22.58%) SIGTRAN
4 5 (16.13%) 2G
5 4 (12.90%) GGSN
5 4 (12.90%) SGSN
5 4 (12.90%) LTE
5 4 (12.90%) TCP/IP
6 3 (9.68%) LDAP
6 3 (9.68%) ATM
6 3 (9.68%) ISUP
6 3 (9.68%) 4G
6 3 (9.68%) Wireshark
7 2 (6.45%) Firewall
7 2 (6.45%) IPsec
7 2 (6.45%) Network Security
7 2 (6.45%) Radio Access Network
7 2 (6.45%) tcpdump
General
1 23 (74.19%) Telecoms
2 5 (16.13%) Front Office
3 2 (6.45%) Electronics
3 2 (6.45%) Marketing
3 2 (6.45%) Finance
3 2 (6.45%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.23%) Billing
Job Titles
1 9 (29.03%) NOC Engineer
1 9 (29.03%) Databuild Engineer
2 4 (12.90%) Support Engineer
2 4 (12.90%) Network Support
3 3 (9.68%) Analyst
3 3 (9.68%) Test Analyst
4 2 (6.45%) Project Manager
4 2 (6.45%) Programme Manager
4 2 (6.45%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Systems Support
4 2 (6.45%) Technical Support
4 2 (6.45%) Technical Support Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Technical Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Systems Support Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Telecoms Project Manager
4 2 (6.45%) Voice Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Designer
5 1 (3.23%) Test Leader
5 1 (3.23%) Build Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Data Build Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.68%) WAP
2 1 (3.23%) Rendezvous
2 1 (3.23%) SOAP
2 1 (3.23%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.45%) DTV
2 1 (3.23%) IVR
2 1 (3.23%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 8 (25.81%) UNIX
2 3 (9.68%) Linux
2 3 (9.68%) VMS
3 1 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (3.23%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (54.84%) Configuration Management
2 10 (32.26%) Change Management
2 10 (32.26%) Fault Management
3 7 (22.58%) Performance Management
3 7 (22.58%) Problem Management
4 3 (9.68%) Software Testing
5 2 (6.45%) Digital Marketing
5 2 (6.45%) Workflow
5 2 (6.45%) Programme Management
5 2 (6.45%) Project Management
5 2 (6.45%) Process Management
5 2 (6.45%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (3.23%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (3.23%) Integration Testing
6 1 (3.23%) Test Scripting
6 1 (3.23%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.45%) C
2 1 (3.23%) Java
2 1 (3.23%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (12.90%) Degree
2 3 (9.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (9.68%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) NFS
Systems Management
1 3 (9.68%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (41.94%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 4 (12.90%) Nokia
3 3 (9.68%) HP
4 2 (6.45%) Juniper
4 2 (6.45%) Siemens
4 2 (6.45%) F5
4 2 (6.45%) SAP
4 2 (6.45%) Velocent
5 1 (3.23%) Sonus
5 1 (3.23%) Red Hat
5 1 (3.23%) TIBCO
5 1 (3.23%) Redknee
5 1 (3.23%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 1 (3.23%) Ericsson
5 1 (3.23%) Citrix
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