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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SS7 over the 3 months to 24 July 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Signaling System No. 7 (SS7)
Rank 265 248 230
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -18
Contract jobs citing SS7 4 18 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.045% 0.19% 0.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.24% 1.00% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 6
Median daily rate £275 £220 £284
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -22.46%
UK excluding London median daily rate £280 £273 £263
% change year-on-year
+2.75% +3.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 - -
SS7
England

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
1678 1807 1681
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.86% 18.91% 18.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 943 942 723
Median daily rate £375 £363 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +8.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £230 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 112 121 101
Median hourly rate £32.50 £22.83 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.35% +30.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.52 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.75 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+38.21% +7.62%

SS7
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing SS7 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SS7 within the South East region over the 3 months to 24 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire -8 4 £275 +25.00% 1
SS7
England

SS7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 South East region with a requirement for SS7.

1 27 (93.10%) Telecoms
2 26 (89.66%) Diameter Protocol
3 24 (82.76%) Unix
3 24 (82.76%) Solaris
4 17 (58.62%) GPRS
4 17 (58.62%) UMTS
5 16 (55.17%) Oracle
5 16 (55.17%) Sybase
5 16 (55.17%) WCDMA
5 16 (55.17%) Oracle Database
6 14 (48.28%) H.323
6 14 (48.28%) GGSN
7 13 (44.83%) SharePoint Server
7 13 (44.83%) MGCP
8 11 (37.93%) GSM
9 10 (34.48%) SGSN
9 10 (34.48%) CDMA
10 8 (27.59%) SLA
11 7 (24.14%) Huawei
12 6 (20.69%) VoIP
13 5 (17.24%) NGN
14 4 (13.79%) Nokia
14 4 (13.79%) 3G
15 3 (10.34%) Ericsson
15 3 (10.34%) Degree
15 3 (10.34%) Samsung
15 3 (10.34%) VoLTE
15 3 (10.34%) Computer Science
15 3 (10.34%) Nokia Networks
15 3 (10.34%) 4G

SS7
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 13 (44.83%) SharePoint Server
Communications & Networking
1 26 (89.66%) Diameter Protocol
2 17 (58.62%) GPRS
2 17 (58.62%) UMTS
3 16 (55.17%) WCDMA
4 14 (48.28%) GGSN
4 14 (48.28%) H.323
5 13 (44.83%) MGCP
6 11 (37.93%) GSM
7 10 (34.48%) CDMA
7 10 (34.48%) SGSN
8 6 (20.69%) VoIP
9 5 (17.24%) NGN
10 4 (13.79%) 3G
11 3 (10.34%) 4G
11 3 (10.34%) VoLTE
12 2 (6.90%) 2G
12 2 (6.90%) Firewall
12 2 (6.90%) SCCP
12 2 (6.90%) SIGTRAN
12 2 (6.90%) VoWiFi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (55.17%) Oracle Database
General
1 27 (93.10%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.45%) Billing
Job Titles
1 24 (82.76%) Network Engineer
2 23 (79.31%) Core Network Engineer
3 12 (41.38%) Support Engineer
4 11 (37.93%) Network Support
4 11 (37.93%) Network Support Engineer
4 11 (37.93%) Technical Engineer
4 11 (37.93%) Technical Support
4 11 (37.93%) Technical Support Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) VoLTE Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) 3G Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) 4G Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Databuild Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Integration Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Network Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Network Integration Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Network Systems Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) RAN Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Systems Integration Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Technical Design Authority
6 1 (3.45%) Testing Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.45%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (3.45%) PKI
2 1 (3.45%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 24 (82.76%) Solaris
1 24 (82.76%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (3.45%) Budget Control
1 1 (3.45%) Change Management
1 1 (3.45%) DDoS Mitigation
1 1 (3.45%) Demand Forecasting
1 1 (3.45%) ITIL
1 1 (3.45%) Load Balancing
1 1 (3.45%) Migration
1 1 (3.45%) Performance Management
1 1 (3.45%) SIEM
Qualifications
1 3 (10.34%) Degree
2 1 (3.45%) CCNP
2 1 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.45%) CISM
2 1 (3.45%) CISSP
2 1 (3.45%) CompTIA Security+
2 1 (3.45%) CRISC
2 1 (3.45%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (27.59%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) Nessus
1 1 (3.45%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 16 (55.17%) Oracle
1 16 (55.17%) Sybase
2 7 (24.14%) Huawei
3 4 (13.79%) Nokia
4 3 (10.34%) Ericsson
4 3 (10.34%) Nokia Networks
4 3 (10.34%) Samsung
5 1 (3.45%) Cisco
5 1 (3.45%) Citrix
5 1 (3.45%) F5
5 1 (3.45%) Fortinet
5 1 (3.45%) GENBAND
5 1 (3.45%) HP
5 1 (3.45%) Qualys
5 1 (3.45%) Siemens