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 5 May 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Signaling System No. 7 (SS7)
Rank 255 231 209
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -22
Contract jobs citing SS7 25 35 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.26% 0.35% 0.53%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.21% 1.70% 2.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 14 16
Median daily rate £230 £166 £216
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.34% -23.12%
UK excluding London median daily rate £230 £158 £220
% change year-on-year
+46.03% -28.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £27.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 - -
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
2067 2056 1730
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 21.43% 20.70% 18.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1158 991 748
Median daily rate £375 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £180 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £345 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.24% +4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 104 113
Median hourly rate £37.00 £36.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% +80.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £17.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £44.90 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+16.07% +40.00%

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 5 May 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 -14 17 £305 +83.45%
M4 Corridor - 8 £230 -
SS7
England

SS7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 24 (82.76%) Unix
2 24 (82.76%) Solaris
2 24 (82.76%) Diameter Protocol
3 16 (55.17%) Oracle Database
3 16 (55.17%) Oracle
3 16 (55.17%) Sybase
3 16 (55.17%) GPRS
3 16 (55.17%) UMTS
3 16 (55.17%) WCDMA
4 14 (48.28%) H.323
4 14 (48.28%) GGSN
5 13 (44.83%) SharePoint Server
5 13 (44.83%) MGCP
6 10 (34.48%) CDMA
6 10 (34.48%) GSM
7 9 (31.03%) SGSN
8 8 (27.59%) SLA
9 7 (24.14%) Huawei
10 6 (20.69%) VoIP
11 5 (17.24%) Nokia
11 5 (17.24%) NGN
12 4 (13.79%) Degree
12 4 (13.79%) Computer Science
13 3 (10.34%) Nokia Networks
13 3 (10.34%) 4G
13 3 (10.34%) Ericsson
13 3 (10.34%) 3G
14 2 (6.90%) 2G
14 2 (6.90%) Siemens

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 24 (82.76%) Diameter Protocol
2 16 (55.17%) GPRS
2 16 (55.17%) UMTS
2 16 (55.17%) WCDMA
3 14 (48.28%) GGSN
3 14 (48.28%) H.323
4 13 (44.83%) MGCP
5 10 (34.48%) CDMA
5 10 (34.48%) GSM
6 9 (31.03%) SGSN
7 6 (20.69%) VoIP
8 5 (17.24%) NGN
9 3 (10.34%) 3G
9 3 (10.34%) 4G
10 2 (6.90%) 2G
10 2 (6.90%) ATM
10 2 (6.90%) LTE
10 2 (6.90%) Radio Access Network
10 2 (6.90%) SIGTRAN
10 2 (6.90%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (55.17%) Oracle Database
General
1 27 (93.10%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (82.76%) Network Engineer
2 23 (79.31%) Core Network Engineer
3 13 (44.83%) Support Engineer
4 12 (41.38%) Network Support
4 12 (41.38%) Network Support Engineer
4 12 (41.38%) Technical Engineer
4 12 (41.38%) Technical Support
4 12 (41.38%) Technical Support Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) 3G Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) 4G Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Databuild Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) RAN 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 Manager
6 1 (3.45%) Network Systems Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Systems Integration Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) VoLTE Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 24 (82.76%) Solaris
1 24 (82.76%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (3.45%) Defect Management
1 1 (3.45%) Risk Assessment
1 1 (3.45%) Risk Management
1 1 (3.45%) Test Management
Qualifications
1 4 (13.79%) Degree
2 1 (3.45%) ISEB
2 1 (3.45%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (27.59%) SLA
2 1 (3.45%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (3.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (55.17%) Oracle
1 16 (55.17%) Sybase
2 7 (24.14%) Huawei
3 5 (17.24%) Nokia
4 3 (10.34%) Ericsson
4 3 (10.34%) Nokia Networks
5 2 (6.90%) HP
5 2 (6.90%) Siemens
6 1 (3.45%) GENBAND