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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Signaling System No. 7 (SS7)
Rank 237 175 222
Rank change year-on-year
-62 +47
Contract jobs citing SS7 28 60 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.28% 0.66% 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.41% 3.76% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 17 0
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£154 £210 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.78% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £150 £210 £300
% change year-on-year
-28.57% -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
1988 1595 1566
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.20% 17.63% 19.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 966 661 610
Average daily rate £340 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £175 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 142 154
Average hourly rate £36.00 £22.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.50 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £55.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 27 March 2015.

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 27 March 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 -42 27 £154 -26.78% 2
Hampshire - 1 - - 1
Buckinghamshire - - - -
SS7
England

SS7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 27 (84.38%) 3G
2 26 (81.25%) Telecoms
3 24 (75.00%) 4G
4 22 (68.75%) SIGTRAN
5 20 (62.50%) 2G
6 19 (59.38%) GSM
7 18 (56.25%) HP Quality Center
8 13 (40.63%) HP
9 12 (37.50%) TCP/IP
10 10 (31.25%) Billing
11 9 (28.13%) CRM
12 8 (25.00%) MVNO
13 6 (18.75%) SCCP
13 6 (18.75%) INAP
13 6 (18.75%) Wireless
13 6 (18.75%) SGSN
14 5 (15.63%) Network Architecture
14 5 (15.63%) ISUP
14 5 (15.63%) Wireshark
14 5 (15.63%) SMPP
15 4 (12.50%) DNS
15 4 (12.50%) Firewall
16 3 (9.38%) Requirements Analysis
16 3 (9.38%) Multimedia
16 3 (9.38%) Cisco ICM
16 3 (9.38%) Cisco
16 3 (9.38%) Megaco
16 3 (9.38%) Benchmarking
16 3 (9.38%) MGCP
16 3 (9.38%) RTP

SS7
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (3.13%) SharePoint
1 1 (3.13%) Lync
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (3.13%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 27 (84.38%) 3G
2 24 (75.00%) 4G
3 22 (68.75%) SIGTRAN
4 20 (62.50%) 2G
5 19 (59.38%) GSM
6 12 (37.50%) TCP/IP
7 8 (25.00%) MVNO
8 6 (18.75%) SCCP
8 6 (18.75%) INAP
8 6 (18.75%) Wireless
8 6 (18.75%) SGSN
9 5 (15.63%) ISUP
9 5 (15.63%) Wireshark
9 5 (15.63%) SMPP
10 4 (12.50%) DNS
10 4 (12.50%) Firewall
11 3 (9.38%) Cisco ICM
11 3 (9.38%) Megaco
11 3 (9.38%) MGCP
11 3 (9.38%) RTP
General
1 26 (81.25%) Telecoms
2 10 (31.25%) Billing
3 3 (9.38%) Multimedia
4 2 (6.25%) Electronics
5 1 (3.13%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (31.25%) Test Engineer
2 7 (21.88%) Tester
3 6 (18.75%) Wireless Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Mobile Tester
5 2 (6.25%) Telecoms Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Test Manager
5 2 (6.25%) Consultant
5 2 (6.25%) Design Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Network Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Architect
6 1 (3.13%) Network Architect
6 1 (3.13%) Cisco Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Network Design Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Build Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Service Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.13%) XMPP
1 1 (3.13%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.25%) IPTV
2 1 (3.13%) Handset
2 1 (3.13%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.13%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (28.13%) CRM
2 5 (15.63%) Network Architecture
3 3 (9.38%) Requirements Analysis
3 3 (9.38%) Benchmarking
3 3 (9.38%) Compatibility Testing
4 2 (6.25%) Coaching
4 2 (6.25%) Test Scripting
4 2 (6.25%) Risk Analysis
4 2 (6.25%) ITIL
4 2 (6.25%) PRINCE2
4 2 (6.25%) Migration
5 1 (3.13%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.13%) Change Management
5 1 (3.13%) GAP Analysis
5 1 (3.13%) Network Design
5 1 (3.13%) Business Analysis
5 1 (3.13%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (3.13%) Product Marketing
5 1 (3.13%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (3.13%) Test Strategy
Qualifications
1 2 (6.25%) PMP
1 2 (6.25%) PMI Certification
1 2 (6.25%) ISTQB
1 2 (6.25%) Degree
2 1 (3.13%) HNC
2 1 (3.13%) HND
2 1 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (3.13%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.13%) NDS
Systems Management
1 18 (56.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (40.63%) HP
2 3 (9.38%) Cisco
2 3 (9.38%) Verint
3 1 (3.13%) Google
3 1 (3.13%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.13%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 1 (3.13%) Ericsson
3 1 (3.13%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (3.13%) TIBCO
3 1 (3.13%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
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