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 31 October 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Signaling System No. 7 (SS7)
Rank 255 220 230
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +10
Contract jobs citing SS7 3 16 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.031% 0.19% 0.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.16% 1.08% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 5
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- £250 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -9.09%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £250 £275
% change year-on-year
- -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.00 -
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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
1880 1483 1970
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.46% 17.27% 21.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 889 687 651
Average daily rate £350 £338 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £180 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.54% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 106 162
Average hourly rate £19.91 £23.25 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.36% +22.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.94 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% +7.14%

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 31 October 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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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 -7 3 - - 2
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Surrey - - - - 1
West Sussex - - - -
SS7
England

SS7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 14 (82.35%) Telecoms
2 9 (52.94%) 3G
3 7 (41.18%) UNIX
4 6 (35.29%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 6 (35.29%) Configuration Management
5 5 (29.41%) 2G
5 5 (29.41%) INAP
5 5 (29.41%) Degree
6 4 (23.53%) LTE
6 4 (23.53%) 4G
6 4 (23.53%) Nokia
6 4 (23.53%) DNS
6 4 (23.53%) SIGTRAN
7 3 (17.65%) Marketing
7 3 (17.65%) HP
7 3 (17.65%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (17.65%) Network Security
8 2 (11.76%) Wireshark
8 2 (11.76%) MGW
8 2 (11.76%) Electronics
8 2 (11.76%) F5
8 2 (11.76%) Radio Access Network
8 2 (11.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (11.76%) tcpdump
8 2 (11.76%) ISEB
8 2 (11.76%) Siemens
8 2 (11.76%) MPLS
8 2 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (11.76%) DHCP

SS7
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 (11.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 9 (52.94%) 3G
2 5 (29.41%) INAP
2 5 (29.41%) 2G
3 4 (23.53%) SIGTRAN
3 4 (23.53%) DNS
3 4 (23.53%) LTE
3 4 (23.53%) 4G
4 3 (17.65%) Network Security
5 2 (11.76%) Wireshark
5 2 (11.76%) MGW
5 2 (11.76%) tcpdump
5 2 (11.76%) Radio Access Network
5 2 (11.76%) DHCP
5 2 (11.76%) ATM
5 2 (11.76%) GSM
5 2 (11.76%) Packet Switching
5 2 (11.76%) GGSN
5 2 (11.76%) SGSN
5 2 (11.76%) Firewall
5 2 (11.76%) IPsec
General
1 14 (82.35%) Telecoms
2 3 (17.65%) Marketing
3 2 (11.76%) Electronics
3 2 (11.76%) Finance
3 2 (11.76%) Manufacturing
4 1 (5.88%) Billing
4 1 (5.88%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Databuild Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Support Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Technical Support Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Technical Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Project Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Programme Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Test Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Systems Support
3 2 (11.76%) Technical Support
3 2 (11.76%) Systems Support Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Telecoms Project Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Voice Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Build Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Data Build Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Telecoms Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) DTV
1 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (41.18%) UNIX
2 2 (11.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) Configuration Management
2 2 (11.76%) Project Management
2 2 (11.76%) Process Management
2 2 (11.76%) Workflow
2 2 (11.76%) Programme Management
2 2 (11.76%) Software Testing
2 2 (11.76%) Digital Marketing
2 2 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (5.88%) Integration Testing
3 1 (5.88%) Test Scripting
3 1 (5.88%) Product Marketing
3 1 (5.88%) Network Management
3 1 (5.88%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (5.88%) Information Security
3 1 (5.88%) Service Delivery
3 1 (5.88%) Change Management
3 1 (5.88%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (29.41%) Degree
2 2 (11.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (11.76%) ISEB
3 1 (5.88%) CISSP
3 1 (5.88%) CISM
3 1 (5.88%) HNC
3 1 (5.88%) HND
3 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) NDS
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (35.29%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 4 (23.53%) Nokia
3 3 (17.65%) HP
4 2 (11.76%) Siemens
4 2 (11.76%) F5
4 2 (11.76%) SAP
5 1 (5.88%) TIBCO
5 1 (5.88%) Alcatel-Lucent