The table below looks at the statistics for SS7 skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SS7 over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Signaling System No. 7 (SS7)
Rank 597 575 554
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -21
Contract jobs citing SS7 22 26 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.043% 0.051% 0.051%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.29% 0.35% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 12 4
Average daily rate £473 £350 £190
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.00% +84.21%
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £300 £190
% change year-on-year
+15.00% +57.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
7518 7523 6488
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.62% 14.85% 13.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 4420 4209 3417
Average daily rate £380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £215 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 349 426 385
Average hourly rate £27.66 £23.75 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.46% +21.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

SS7
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SS7 within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SS7 within the UK over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

SS7 Daily Rate Histogram 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 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SS7 within the UK over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
England -2 17 £473 +35.00% 7
London -1 10 £600 +40.35% 2
Berkshire -4 4 £345 +15.00% 1
South East -5 4 £345 +15.00% 1
Reading -14 2 £345 +49.83%
Slough - 1 - -

SS7
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 41 (82.00%) Telecoms
2 37 (74.00%) Diameter Protocol
3 31 (62.00%) Unix
3 31 (62.00%) GPRS
3 31 (62.00%) UMTS
4 29 (58.00%) SLA
5 26 (52.00%) WCDMA
6 25 (50.00%) Solaris
7 21 (42.00%) GSM
8 18 (36.00%) Oracle
8 18 (36.00%) Degree
8 18 (36.00%) GGSN
8 18 (36.00%) Oracle Database
9 17 (34.00%) CDMA
9 17 (34.00%) VoIP
10 16 (32.00%) MGCP
10 16 (32.00%) H.323
11 15 (30.00%) Sybase
12 14 (28.00%) Computer Science
12 14 (28.00%) NGN
13 11 (22.00%) Huawei
14 10 (20.00%) SGSN
15 9 (18.00%) ISUP
16 8 (16.00%) TCAP
16 8 (16.00%) Network Architecture
17 7 (14.00%) SharePoint Server
17 7 (14.00%) SCCP
17 7 (14.00%) Back Office
18 6 (12.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
19 5 (10.00%) SIGTRAN

SS7
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 7 (14.00%) SharePoint Server
2 3 (6.00%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
Communications & Networking
1 37 (74.00%) Diameter Protocol
2 31 (62.00%) GPRS
2 31 (62.00%) UMTS
3 26 (52.00%) WCDMA
4 21 (42.00%) GSM
5 18 (36.00%) GGSN
6 17 (34.00%) CDMA
6 17 (34.00%) VoIP
7 16 (32.00%) H.323
7 16 (32.00%) MGCP
8 14 (28.00%) NGN
9 10 (20.00%) SGSN
10 9 (18.00%) ISUP
11 8 (16.00%) TCAP
12 7 (14.00%) SCCP
13 5 (10.00%) 2G
13 5 (10.00%) 3G
13 5 (10.00%) 3GPP
13 5 (10.00%) SIGTRAN
14 4 (8.00%) Value-Added Service
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (36.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.00%) MySQL
2 1 (2.00%) PostgreSQL
General
1 41 (82.00%) Telecoms
2 7 (14.00%) Back Office
3 1 (2.00%) Billing
Job Titles
1 27 (54.00%) Network Engineer
2 26 (52.00%) Core Network Engineer
3 24 (48.00%) Support Engineer
4 23 (46.00%) Network Support
5 22 (44.00%) Network Support Engineer
6 5 (10.00%) Test Engineer
7 4 (8.00%) Technical Support
8 3 (6.00%) Technical Engineer
8 3 (6.00%) Technical Support Engineer
8 3 (6.00%) Tester
9 2 (4.00%) Back Office Engineer
9 2 (4.00%) BSS Engineer
9 2 (4.00%) Network Manager
9 2 (4.00%) QA Engineer
9 2 (4.00%) Test Manager
9 2 (4.00%) VoIP Engineer
9 2 (4.00%) VoIP Test Engineer
10 1 (2.00%) Analyst
10 1 (2.00%) Developer
10 1 (2.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.00%) Web Services
1 3 (6.00%) XML
2 1 (2.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 1 (2.00%) POSIX
2 1 (2.00%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 14 (28.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 31 (62.00%) Unix
2 25 (50.00%) Solaris
3 4 (8.00%) Linux
4 3 (6.00%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (16.00%) Network Architecture
2 3 (6.00%) Integration Testing
3 2 (4.00%) Fault Management
3 2 (4.00%) Test Management
4 1 (2.00%) Convergent Charging
4 1 (2.00%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (2.00%) Defect Management
4 1 (2.00%) Migration
4 1 (2.00%) Multithreading
4 1 (2.00%) Network Design
4 1 (2.00%) Presales
4 1 (2.00%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (2.00%) Risk Management
4 1 (2.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (2.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (2.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 18 (36.00%) Degree
2 1 (2.00%) ISEB
2 1 (2.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (58.00%) SLA
2 3 (6.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.00%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (2.00%) Cisco IPCC
1 1 (2.00%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (2.00%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 18 (36.00%) Oracle
2 15 (30.00%) Sybase
3 11 (22.00%) Huawei
4 6 (12.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 4 (8.00%) Nokia
6 3 (6.00%) Ericsson
7 2 (4.00%) HP
8 1 (2.00%) Cisco
8 1 (2.00%) Dialogic
8 1 (2.00%) Siemens
8 1 (2.00%) Tieto
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