The table below looks at the statistics for SS7 skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SS7 over the 3 months to 24 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Signaling System No. 7 (SS7)
UK
Rank 606 598 572
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -26
Contract jobs citing SS7 2 30 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% 0.058% 0.074%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.029% 0.40% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 8 15
Median daily rate - £243 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -30.71%
UK excluding London median daily rate - £243 £325
% change year-on-year
- -25.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £85.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
6797 7566 7866
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.97% 14.55% 14.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 4235 4474 4313
Median daily rate £400 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £235 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 375 315 455
Median hourly rate £23.00 £27.66 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.84% +10.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £51.00 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

SS7
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing SS7 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

SS7 Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SS7
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SS7 within the UK.

SS7 Daily Rate Trend in the UK

SS7
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SS7 within the UK.

SS7 Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

SS7
Top 3 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SS7 within the UK over the 3 months to 24 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +9 2 - - 1
Berkshire +7 1 - -
South East +4 1 - - 1

SS7
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SS7 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for SS7.

1 4 (44.44%) Telecoms
2 3 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 3 (33.33%) Cisco
2 3 (33.33%) RTP
2 3 (33.33%) Diameter Protocol
3 2 (22.22%) Intelligent Network
3 2 (22.22%) ISUP
3 2 (22.22%) CCNA
3 2 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (22.22%) Avaya
3 2 (22.22%) LAN
3 2 (22.22%) VoIP
3 2 (22.22%) WAN
3 2 (22.22%) Linux
3 2 (22.22%) H.323
3 2 (22.22%) SIGTRAN
3 2 (22.22%) GGSN
3 2 (22.22%) Network Architecture
4 1 (11.11%) Nokia Networks
4 1 (11.11%) Network Management
4 1 (11.11%) Unified Communications
4 1 (11.11%) Acme Packet
4 1 (11.11%) 4G
4 1 (11.11%) REST
4 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (11.11%) SGSN
4 1 (11.11%) Network Security
4 1 (11.11%) Network Design
4 1 (11.11%) Huawei
4 1 (11.11%) Incident Management

SS7
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) Diameter Protocol
1 3 (33.33%) RTP
1 3 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 2 (22.22%) GGSN
2 2 (22.22%) H.323
2 2 (22.22%) Intelligent Network
2 2 (22.22%) ISUP
2 2 (22.22%) LAN
2 2 (22.22%) SIGTRAN
2 2 (22.22%) VoIP
2 2 (22.22%) WAN
3 1 (11.11%) DNS
3 1 (11.11%) GPRS
3 1 (11.11%) GSM
3 1 (11.11%) HTTP
3 1 (11.11%) ISDN
3 1 (11.11%) PBX
3 1 (11.11%) SNMP
3 1 (11.11%) TCAP
3 1 (11.11%) UMTS
General
1 4 (44.44%) Telecoms
2 1 (11.11%) Back Office
2 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (22.22%) Cisco Engineer
1 2 (22.22%) Cisco Voice Engineer
1 2 (22.22%) Consultant
1 2 (22.22%) Senior Cisco Engineer
1 2 (22.22%) Senior Voice Engineer
1 2 (22.22%) Voice Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) 3G Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) 4G Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Circuit Switch Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Circuit Switching Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Designer
2 1 (11.11%) IP Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Lead Designer
2 1 (11.11%) LTE Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) NOC Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Professional Services Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Professional Services Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Senior Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Senior Professional Services Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Switch Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) CCXML
1 1 (11.11%) Middleware
1 1 (11.11%) REST
1 1 (11.11%) RFC 2833
1 1 (11.11%) SOAP
1 1 (11.11%) VXML
1 1 (11.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (11.11%) IVR
1 1 (11.11%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Linux
2 1 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Network Architecture
2 1 (11.11%) Contact Management
2 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (11.11%) CRM
2 1 (11.11%) Customer Requirements
2 1 (11.11%) Feasibility Study
2 1 (11.11%) Incident Management
2 1 (11.11%) Load Balancing
2 1 (11.11%) Network Design
2 1 (11.11%) Network Management
2 1 (11.11%) OO
2 1 (11.11%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (11.11%) Regulatory Compliance
2 1 (11.11%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) Java
1 1 (11.11%) Perl
1 1 (11.11%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) CCNA
1 2 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (11.11%) CCIE
2 1 (11.11%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (11.11%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Cisco
2 2 (22.22%) Avaya
3 1 (11.11%) Acme Packet
3 1 (11.11%) Huawei
3 1 (11.11%) Nokia
3 1 (11.11%) Nokia Networks