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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Signaling System No. 7 (SS7)
Rank 234 247 219
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -28
Contract jobs citing SS7 12 16 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.14% 0.17% 0.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.68% 0.80% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 10 4
Average daily rate £243 £325 £190
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.38% +71.05%
UK excluding London average daily rate £243 £325 £190
% change year-on-year
-25.38% +71.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
1758 1991 1499
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.53% 20.87% 17.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 970 961 638
Average daily rate £352 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.57% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £200 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 116 125
Average hourly rate £43.00 £35.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.85% +55.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.65 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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
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 12 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +2 10 £300 -7.69%
M4 Corridor - 2 £230 -
SS7
England

SS7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 22 (91.67%) Telecoms
2 20 (83.33%) Diameter Protocol
3 18 (75.00%) Unix
4 15 (62.50%) Solaris
5 13 (54.17%) Oracle
5 13 (54.17%) SLA
5 13 (54.17%) Oracle Database
6 12 (50.00%) WCDMA
6 12 (50.00%) Sybase
6 12 (50.00%) GPRS
6 12 (50.00%) UMTS
7 8 (33.33%) GGSN
7 8 (33.33%) VoIP
7 8 (33.33%) CDMA
7 8 (33.33%) GSM
7 8 (33.33%) MGCP
7 8 (33.33%) H.323
8 7 (29.17%) SharePoint Server
8 7 (29.17%) NGN
8 7 (29.17%) Degree
9 6 (25.00%) Computer Science
9 6 (25.00%) SGSN
10 5 (20.83%) Huawei
11 4 (16.67%) Nokia
12 3 (12.50%) Ericsson
12 3 (12.50%) SIGTRAN
12 3 (12.50%) LTE
13 2 (8.33%) MGW
13 2 (8.33%) Fault Management
13 2 (8.33%) Back Office

SS7
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 7 (29.17%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
Communications & Networking
1 20 (83.33%) Diameter Protocol
2 12 (50.00%) GPRS
2 12 (50.00%) UMTS
2 12 (50.00%) WCDMA
3 8 (33.33%) CDMA
3 8 (33.33%) GGSN
3 8 (33.33%) GSM
3 8 (33.33%) H.323
3 8 (33.33%) MGCP
3 8 (33.33%) VoIP
4 7 (29.17%) NGN
5 6 (25.00%) SGSN
6 3 (12.50%) LTE
6 3 (12.50%) SIGTRAN
7 2 (8.33%) 2G
7 2 (8.33%) ISUP
7 2 (8.33%) MGW
7 2 (8.33%) RTP
7 2 (8.33%) Value-Added Service
7 2 (8.33%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (54.17%) Oracle Database
General
1 22 (91.67%) Telecoms
2 2 (8.33%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 11 (45.83%) Core Network Engineer
1 11 (45.83%) Network Engineer
2 8 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 8 (33.33%) Technical Support
3 7 (29.17%) Technical Engineer
3 7 (29.17%) Technical Support Engineer
4 6 (25.00%) Network Support
5 5 (20.83%) Network Support Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Back Office Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Test Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) 4G Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Databuild Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Designer
7 1 (4.17%) IP Architect
7 1 (4.17%) IP Designer
7 1 (4.17%) Mobile Solutions Architect
7 1 (4.17%) Network Manager
7 1 (4.17%) Telecoms Architect
7 1 (4.17%) Telecoms Designer
7 1 (4.17%) VoIP Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) Web Services
1 1 (4.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.17%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 18 (75.00%) Unix
2 15 (62.50%) Solaris
3 1 (4.17%) Linux
3 1 (4.17%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (8.33%) Fault Management
2 1 (4.17%) Defect Management
2 1 (4.17%) Integration Testing
2 1 (4.17%) Migration
2 1 (4.17%) Network Architecture
2 1 (4.17%) Network Design
2 1 (4.17%) Risk Assessment
2 1 (4.17%) Risk Management
2 1 (4.17%) Test Management
2 1 (4.17%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.17%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (29.17%) Degree
2 1 (4.17%) ISEB
2 1 (4.17%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (54.17%) SLA
2 1 (4.17%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (4.17%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 13 (54.17%) Oracle
2 12 (50.00%) Sybase
3 5 (20.83%) Huawei
4 4 (16.67%) Nokia
5 3 (12.50%) Ericsson
6 2 (8.33%) HP
7 1 (4.17%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 1 (4.17%) Siemens