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 10 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
10 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Signaling System No. 7 (SS7)
Rank 223 212 226
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +14
Contract jobs citing SS7 14 20 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.16% 0.24% 0.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.82% 1.31% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 6
Average daily rate
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£294 £450 £268
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.72% +68.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £397 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £450 £300
% change year-on-year
-41.66% +50.00%
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
1710 1532 2002
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.13% 18.25% 20.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 718 661 552
Average daily rate £333 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £475 £444
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 151 188
Average hourly rate £17.50 £26.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.69% -17.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.98 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.07% -
SS7
England

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 10 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 10 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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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 -3 14 £294 -34.72% 1
Hampshire - - - -
SS7
England

SS7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 10 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 45 (66.18%) Telecoms
2 32 (47.06%) Configuration Management
3 28 (41.18%) MGW
3 28 (41.18%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 26 (38.24%) SIGTRAN
4 26 (38.24%) Fault Management
4 26 (38.24%) Change Management
5 20 (29.41%) DNS
6 17 (25.00%) GGSN
6 17 (25.00%) SGSN
6 17 (25.00%) Problem Management
6 17 (25.00%) Performance Management
7 15 (22.06%) Juniper
8 14 (20.59%) INAP
9 13 (19.12%) 3G
10 11 (16.18%) Velocent
11 10 (14.71%) LTE
11 10 (14.71%) TCP/IP
11 10 (14.71%) LDAP
12 9 (13.24%) UNIX
12 9 (13.24%) VMS
12 9 (13.24%) WAP
12 9 (13.24%) MPLS
12 9 (13.24%) Ericsson
12 9 (13.24%) L2TP
12 9 (13.24%) Front Office
13 8 (11.76%) Huawei
13 8 (11.76%) 4G
13 8 (11.76%) Nokia
13 8 (11.76%) ATM

SS7
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 10 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 (2.94%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (1.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 28 (41.18%) MGW
2 26 (38.24%) SIGTRAN
3 20 (29.41%) DNS
4 17 (25.00%) GGSN
4 17 (25.00%) SGSN
5 14 (20.59%) INAP
6 13 (19.12%) 3G
7 10 (14.71%) LDAP
7 10 (14.71%) TCP/IP
7 10 (14.71%) LTE
8 9 (13.24%) MPLS
8 9 (13.24%) L2TP
9 8 (11.76%) ATM
9 8 (11.76%) 4G
10 7 (10.29%) Cisco Nexus
10 7 (10.29%) Firewall
11 6 (8.82%) 2G
11 6 (8.82%) SDH
12 5 (7.35%) Radio Access Network
13 4 (5.88%) ISUP
General
1 45 (66.18%) Telecoms
2 9 (13.24%) Front Office
3 5 (7.35%) Legal
4 1 (1.47%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.47%) Marketing
4 1 (1.47%) Electronics
4 1 (1.47%) Finance
Job Titles
1 30 (44.12%) NOC Engineer
2 12 (17.65%) Databuild Engineer
3 7 (10.29%) Test Leader
3 7 (10.29%) Network Support
4 5 (7.35%) Analyst
4 5 (7.35%) Test Analyst
5 4 (5.88%) Support Engineer
6 3 (4.41%) Designer
7 2 (2.94%) Programme Manager
7 2 (2.94%) Systems Support Engineer
7 2 (2.94%) Telecoms Project Manager
7 2 (2.94%) RAN Engineer
7 2 (2.94%) Systems Engineer
7 2 (2.94%) Systems Support
7 2 (2.94%) Technical Support
7 2 (2.94%) Design Engineer
7 2 (2.94%) Technical Support Engineer
7 2 (2.94%) Technical Engineer
7 2 (2.94%) Project Manager
8 1 (1.47%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (13.24%) WAP
2 1 (1.47%) Rendezvous
2 1 (1.47%) SOAP
2 1 (1.47%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.35%) Smart Meter
2 1 (1.47%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.47%) DTV
2 1 (1.47%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 9 (13.24%) UNIX
1 9 (13.24%) VMS
2 3 (4.41%) Linux
3 1 (1.47%) Windows 2000
3 1 (1.47%) Windows NT
3 1 (1.47%) Windows
3 1 (1.47%) Solaris
3 1 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (47.06%) Configuration Management
2 26 (38.24%) Change Management
2 26 (38.24%) Fault Management
3 17 (25.00%) Problem Management
3 17 (25.00%) Performance Management
4 2 (2.94%) Software Testing
4 2 (2.94%) Regression Testing
4 2 (2.94%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (2.94%) Workflow
4 2 (2.94%) Project Management
5 1 (1.47%) Process Management
5 1 (1.47%) ITIL
5 1 (1.47%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (1.47%) Programme Management
5 1 (1.47%) Network Management
5 1 (1.47%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (1.47%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (1.47%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.94%) C
1 2 (2.94%) SQL
2 1 (1.47%) Java
2 1 (1.47%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (5.88%) Degree
2 2 (2.94%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.94%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.47%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.47%) NFS
Systems Management
1 3 (4.41%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (1.47%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 28 (41.18%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 15 (22.06%) Juniper
3 11 (16.18%) Velocent
4 9 (13.24%) Ericsson
5 8 (11.76%) Nokia
5 8 (11.76%) Huawei
6 7 (10.29%) Cisco
7 6 (8.82%) CheckPoint
8 5 (7.35%) Siemens
9 2 (2.94%) Oracle
10 1 (1.47%) Sybase
10 1 (1.47%) SAP
10 1 (1.47%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 1 (1.47%) Microsoft
10 1 (1.47%) HP
10 1 (1.47%) Citrix
10 1 (1.47%) Red Hat
10 1 (1.47%) TIBCO
10 1 (1.47%) Redknee
10 1 (1.47%) F5