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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Signaling System No. 7 (SS7)
Rank 257 241 225
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -16
Contract jobs citing SS7 13 10 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.13% 0.11% 0.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.72% 0.55% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 1
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£285 £394 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.61% +57.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 £338 £250
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +35.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
1817 1815 1613
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.34% 19.84% 18.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 974 859 741
Average daily rate £350 £347 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.72% -0.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £475 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 97 102
Average hourly rate £27.00 £20.21 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.63% -10.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 August 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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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 -1 13 £285 -27.61% 1
SS7
England

SS7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 24 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 21 (58.33%) SIGTRAN
3 20 (55.56%) 3G
4 14 (38.89%) 4G
4 14 (38.89%) Diameter Protocol
5 12 (33.33%) MGW
5 12 (33.33%) 2G
5 12 (33.33%) UNIX
6 10 (27.78%) GSM
6 10 (27.78%) SGSN
7 9 (25.00%) GGSN
8 8 (22.22%) Nokia
9 7 (19.44%) ATM
9 7 (19.44%) Wireless
9 7 (19.44%) HP Quality Center
10 6 (16.67%) LTE
10 6 (16.67%) Degree
10 6 (16.67%) Wireshark
10 6 (16.67%) Solaris
10 6 (16.67%) UMTS
11 5 (13.89%) SLA
11 5 (13.89%) SMPP
11 5 (13.89%) Network Architecture
11 5 (13.89%) Radio Access Network
11 5 (13.89%) VoLTE
12 4 (11.11%) MVNO
12 4 (11.11%) Oracle Database
12 4 (11.11%) Test Planning
12 4 (11.11%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
12 4 (11.11%) Firewall

SS7
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 4 (11.11%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (2.78%) JBoss
Communications & Networking
1 21 (58.33%) SIGTRAN
2 20 (55.56%) 3G
3 14 (38.89%) 4G
3 14 (38.89%) Diameter Protocol
4 12 (33.33%) MGW
4 12 (33.33%) 2G
5 10 (27.78%) SGSN
5 10 (27.78%) GSM
6 9 (25.00%) GGSN
7 7 (19.44%) Wireless
7 7 (19.44%) ATM
8 6 (16.67%) UMTS
8 6 (16.67%) LTE
8 6 (16.67%) Wireshark
9 5 (13.89%) VoLTE
9 5 (13.89%) Radio Access Network
9 5 (13.89%) SMPP
10 4 (11.11%) IPsec
10 4 (11.11%) Telnet
10 4 (11.11%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.11%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Maven
General
1 24 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 4 (11.11%) Back Office
3 3 (8.33%) Billing
4 2 (5.56%) Italian Language
5 1 (2.78%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (27.78%) Test Engineer
2 8 (22.22%) Databuild Engineer
3 6 (16.67%) Core Network Engineer
3 6 (16.67%) Network Engineer
4 5 (13.89%) Tester
4 5 (13.89%) Wireless Engineer
4 5 (13.89%) Voice Engineer
5 4 (11.11%) Technical Tester
6 3 (8.33%) Technical Support
6 3 (8.33%) Design Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Technical Support Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Technical Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Support Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Telecoms Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Network Design Engineer
8 1 (2.78%) Lead Tester
8 1 (2.78%) Network Architect
8 1 (2.78%) Architect
8 1 (2.78%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.78%) SOAP
1 1 (2.78%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.33%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.78%) Raspberry Pi
3 1 (2.78%) BeagleBone
3 1 (2.78%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 12 (33.33%) UNIX
2 6 (16.67%) Solaris
3 1 (2.78%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (13.89%) Network Architecture
2 4 (11.11%) Validation
2 4 (11.11%) Test Planning
2 4 (11.11%) Requirements Analysis
3 3 (8.33%) CRM
4 2 (5.56%) Configuration Management
4 2 (5.56%) Network Planning
4 2 (5.56%) Migration
5 1 (2.78%) Network Design
5 1 (2.78%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (2.78%) Test Strategy
5 1 (2.78%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.78%) Change Management
5 1 (2.78%) Performance Testing
5 1 (2.78%) Product Marketing
5 1 (2.78%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.78%) C++
1 1 (2.78%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (2.78%) HNC
2 1 (2.78%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.89%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.78%) NDS
Systems Management
1 7 (19.44%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (22.22%) Nokia
2 4 (11.11%) Oracle
2 4 (11.11%) Sybase
2 4 (11.11%) Cisco
2 4 (11.11%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 3 (8.33%) HP
4 2 (5.56%) Siemens
4 2 (5.56%) Huawei
4 2 (5.56%) Agilent
4 2 (5.56%) Tekelec
5 1 (2.78%) TIBCO
5 1 (2.78%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 1 (2.78%) Ericsson