The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 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 South East 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Signaling System No. 7 (SS7)
Rank 230 225 230
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +5
Contract jobs citing SS7 14 11 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.15% 0.13% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.81% 0.71% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 8
Average daily rate
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£284 £375 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.33% +44.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £375 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £375 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £375 £280
% change year-on-year
-30.00% +33.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £30.00
Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1724 1555 2028
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.72% 18.34% 20.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 768 691 566
Average daily rate £338 £342 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.38% +3.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 125 192
Average hourly rate £17.50 £25.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.37% -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £13.15 £14.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%
SS7
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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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +6 14 £284 -24.33%
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
SS7
England

SS7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 42 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 31 (49.21%) Configuration Management
3 24 (38.10%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 23 (36.51%) SIGTRAN
4 23 (36.51%) Fault Management
4 23 (36.51%) Change Management
5 22 (34.92%) MGW
6 16 (25.40%) Performance Management
6 16 (25.40%) Problem Management
7 15 (23.81%) DNS
8 14 (22.22%) INAP
8 14 (22.22%) 3G
9 12 (19.05%) GGSN
9 12 (19.05%) SGSN
10 10 (15.87%) Juniper
10 10 (15.87%) LTE
11 9 (14.29%) Velocent
11 9 (14.29%) Ericsson
11 9 (14.29%) TCP/IP
11 9 (14.29%) UNIX
11 9 (14.29%) Front Office
12 8 (12.70%) LDAP
12 8 (12.70%) VMS
12 8 (12.70%) WAP
12 8 (12.70%) Nokia
13 7 (11.11%) L2TP
13 7 (11.11%) ATM
13 7 (11.11%) 4G
14 6 (9.52%) 2G
15 5 (7.94%) Smart Meter

SS7
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (3.17%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (1.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 23 (36.51%) SIGTRAN
2 22 (34.92%) MGW
3 15 (23.81%) DNS
4 14 (22.22%) 3G
4 14 (22.22%) INAP
5 12 (19.05%) GGSN
5 12 (19.05%) SGSN
6 10 (15.87%) LTE
7 9 (14.29%) TCP/IP
8 8 (12.70%) LDAP
9 7 (11.11%) ATM
9 7 (11.11%) L2TP
9 7 (11.11%) 4G
10 6 (9.52%) 2G
11 5 (7.94%) MPLS
11 5 (7.94%) Radio Access Network
12 4 (6.35%) ISUP
12 4 (6.35%) GPRS
12 4 (6.35%) GSM
13 3 (4.76%) Firewall
General
1 42 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 9 (14.29%) Front Office
3 2 (3.17%) Legal
4 1 (1.59%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.59%) Billing
4 1 (1.59%) Marketing
4 1 (1.59%) Electronics
4 1 (1.59%) Finance
Job Titles
1 25 (39.68%) NOC Engineer
2 12 (19.05%) Databuild Engineer
3 7 (11.11%) Network Support
3 7 (11.11%) Test Leader
4 5 (7.94%) Analyst
4 5 (7.94%) Test Analyst
5 4 (6.35%) Support Engineer
6 3 (4.76%) Designer
7 2 (3.17%) Systems Support Engineer
7 2 (3.17%) Telecoms Project Manager
7 2 (3.17%) RAN Engineer
7 2 (3.17%) Voice Engineer
7 2 (3.17%) Programme Manager
7 2 (3.17%) Technical Engineer
7 2 (3.17%) Systems Engineer
7 2 (3.17%) Systems Support
7 2 (3.17%) Technical Support
7 2 (3.17%) Design Engineer
7 2 (3.17%) Technical Support Engineer
7 2 (3.17%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (12.70%) WAP
2 1 (1.59%) Rendezvous
2 1 (1.59%) SOAP
2 1 (1.59%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.94%) Smart Meter
2 1 (1.59%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.59%) DTV
2 1 (1.59%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 9 (14.29%) UNIX
2 8 (12.70%) VMS
3 3 (4.76%) Linux
4 1 (1.59%) Windows 2000
4 1 (1.59%) Windows NT
4 1 (1.59%) Windows
4 1 (1.59%) Solaris
4 1 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (49.21%) Configuration Management
2 23 (36.51%) Change Management
2 23 (36.51%) Fault Management
3 16 (25.40%) Problem Management
3 16 (25.40%) Performance Management
4 4 (6.35%) Workflow
5 2 (3.17%) Software Testing
5 2 (3.17%) Regression Testing
5 2 (3.17%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (3.17%) Project Management
6 1 (1.59%) Process Management
6 1 (1.59%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (1.59%) Programme Management
6 1 (1.59%) Network Management
6 1 (1.59%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (1.59%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (1.59%) Integration Testing
6 1 (1.59%) Test Scripting
6 1 (1.59%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.17%) C
1 2 (3.17%) SQL
2 1 (1.59%) Java
2 1 (1.59%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (6.35%) Degree
2 2 (3.17%) ISEB
2 2 (3.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.59%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.59%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.59%) NFS
Systems Management
1 3 (4.76%) NSN NetAct
2 2 (3.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 24 (38.10%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 10 (15.87%) Juniper
3 9 (14.29%) Ericsson
3 9 (14.29%) Velocent
4 8 (12.70%) Nokia
5 5 (7.94%) Siemens
6 4 (6.35%) Huawei
7 3 (4.76%) Cisco
8 2 (3.17%) Oracle
8 2 (3.17%) HP
8 2 (3.17%) CheckPoint
9 1 (1.59%) TIBCO
9 1 (1.59%) Redknee
9 1 (1.59%) F5
9 1 (1.59%) Sonus
9 1 (1.59%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.59%) Citrix
9 1 (1.59%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 1 (1.59%) Sybase
9 1 (1.59%) SAP