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 28 July 2015 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Signaling System No. 7 (SS7)
Rank 247 231 221
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -10
Contract jobs citing SS7 15 15 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.16% 0.16% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.84% 0.87% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 1
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£220 £284 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.46% -24.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £273 £263 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.80% -30.00%
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
1780 1716 1532
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.59% 18.68% 18.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 924 745 661
Average daily rate £360 £338 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £203 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 99 136
Average hourly rate £27.00 £17.50 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+54.28% -33.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.82 £13.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £47.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

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 28 July 2015. 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 +4 14 £220 -22.46% 1
Home Counties - 1 - -
SS7
England

SS7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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 31 (73.81%) 3G
2 29 (69.05%) SIGTRAN
3 28 (66.67%) Telecoms
4 23 (54.76%) 4G
5 17 (40.48%) 2G
6 13 (30.95%) GSM
7 12 (28.57%) Diameter Protocol
7 12 (28.57%) MGW
7 12 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
8 11 (26.19%) SGSN
9 9 (21.43%) LTE
9 9 (21.43%) Billing
10 8 (19.05%) Wireless
10 8 (19.05%) Firewall
10 8 (19.05%) CRM
11 7 (16.67%) Requirements Analysis
11 7 (16.67%) Wireshark
11 7 (16.67%) MVNO
11 7 (16.67%) ATM
11 7 (16.67%) VoIP
11 7 (16.67%) Cisco
11 7 (16.67%) Nokia
11 7 (16.67%) HP
12 6 (14.29%) SMPP
12 6 (14.29%) TCP/IP
12 6 (14.29%) UNIX
12 6 (14.29%) Network Architecture
13 5 (11.90%) Degree
13 5 (11.90%) VoLTE
13 5 (11.90%) Radio Access Network

SS7
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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 1 (2.38%) JBoss
1 1 (2.38%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.38%) Lync
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.38%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (2.38%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 31 (73.81%) 3G
2 29 (69.05%) SIGTRAN
3 23 (54.76%) 4G
4 17 (40.48%) 2G
5 13 (30.95%) GSM
6 12 (28.57%) MGW
6 12 (28.57%) Diameter Protocol
7 11 (26.19%) SGSN
8 9 (21.43%) LTE
9 8 (19.05%) Firewall
9 8 (19.05%) Wireless
10 7 (16.67%) ATM
10 7 (16.67%) VoIP
10 7 (16.67%) Wireshark
10 7 (16.67%) MVNO
11 6 (14.29%) TCP/IP
11 6 (14.29%) SMPP
12 5 (11.90%) SCCP
12 5 (11.90%) INAP
12 5 (11.90%) VoLTE
Development Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Maven
General
1 28 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 9 (21.43%) Billing
3 4 (9.52%) Back Office
4 3 (7.14%) Multimedia
5 2 (4.76%) Electronics
5 2 (4.76%) Italian Language
6 1 (2.38%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (28.57%) Test Engineer
2 8 (19.05%) Tester
2 8 (19.05%) Databuild Engineer
3 6 (14.29%) Wireless Engineer
4 5 (11.90%) Voice Engineer
4 5 (11.90%) Design Engineer
5 4 (9.52%) Network Engineer
5 4 (9.52%) Technical Tester
6 3 (7.14%) Core Network Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Mobile Tester
6 3 (7.14%) Network Design Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Telecoms Engineer
8 1 (2.38%) Network Architect
8 1 (2.38%) Cisco Engineer
8 1 (2.38%) Architect
8 1 (2.38%) Service Design Engineer
8 1 (2.38%) Build Engineer
8 1 (2.38%) Lead Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.38%) SOAP
1 1 (2.38%) XML
1 1 (2.38%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.76%) IPTV
1 2 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.38%) Raspberry Pi
2 1 (2.38%) BeagleBone
2 1 (2.38%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 6 (14.29%) UNIX
2 1 (2.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (19.05%) CRM
2 7 (16.67%) Requirements Analysis
3 6 (14.29%) Network Architecture
4 4 (9.52%) Validation
4 4 (9.52%) Migration
4 4 (9.52%) Test Planning
5 3 (7.14%) Benchmarking
5 3 (7.14%) Compatibility Testing
6 2 (4.76%) Test Scripting
6 2 (4.76%) Configuration Management
6 2 (4.76%) Network Design
6 2 (4.76%) Network Planning
6 2 (4.76%) Test Strategy
7 1 (2.38%) Target Operating Model
7 1 (2.38%) Business Analysis
7 1 (2.38%) Service Delivery
7 1 (2.38%) Change Management
7 1 (2.38%) GAP Analysis
7 1 (2.38%) Product Marketing
7 1 (2.38%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.38%) C++
1 1 (2.38%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (11.90%) Degree
2 1 (2.38%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.38%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.38%) HNC
2 1 (2.38%) HND
2 1 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 1 (2.38%) NDS
1 1 (2.38%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 12 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (16.67%) Cisco
1 7 (16.67%) HP
1 7 (16.67%) Nokia
2 3 (7.14%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 3 (7.14%) Verint
3 2 (4.76%) Tekelec
3 2 (4.76%) Agilent
3 2 (4.76%) Siemens
4 1 (2.38%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (2.38%) TIBCO
4 1 (2.38%) Google
4 1 (2.38%) Huawei
4 1 (2.38%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 1 (2.38%) Microsoft