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 9 December 2016 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Signaling System No. 7 (SS7)
Rank 614 618 617
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -1
Contract jobs citing SS7 7 27 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.014% 0.049% 0.035%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.094% 0.34% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 2
Median daily rate £375 £360 £240
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £374 £230 £152
10% offered a daily rate of more than £411 £600 £328
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £240
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +50.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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
7451 7948 8179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.03% 14.42% 14.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 4502 4666 4668
Median daily rate £400 £398 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +10.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £533 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 385 471 439
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.62 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.78% +0.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.31 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £23.13
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -2.70%

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 11 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 9 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -3 6 £390 +8.33% 8
South East +22 2 £425 +18.05% 4
London +9 2 £381 -15.27% 2
Berkshire -2 2 £425 +18.05% 1
Bristol - 1 - - 1
South West - 1 - - 1
Maidenhead - 1 - -
Newbury - 1 £425 - 1
Channel Islands - 1 £375 -
Guernsey - 1 £375 -
Jersey - 1 £375 -

SS7
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 December 2016, 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 9 (52.94%) Telecoms
2 7 (41.18%) SIGTRAN
2 7 (41.18%) Diameter Protocol
3 6 (35.29%) ISUP
3 6 (35.29%) SCCP
4 5 (29.41%) 3G
4 5 (29.41%) Linux
4 5 (29.41%) TCP/IP
4 5 (29.41%) Cisco
5 4 (23.53%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (23.53%) GSM
5 4 (23.53%) 2G
5 4 (23.53%) Wireshark
6 3 (17.65%) LTE
6 3 (17.65%) 4G
6 3 (17.65%) Firewall
6 3 (17.65%) RTP
6 3 (17.65%) H.323
6 3 (17.65%) LAN
6 3 (17.65%) SQL
6 3 (17.65%) Unix
6 3 (17.65%) Avaya
6 3 (17.65%) CCNA
6 3 (17.65%) UMTS
6 3 (17.65%) VoIP
6 3 (17.65%) WAN
7 2 (11.76%) HP
7 2 (11.76%) Perl
7 2 (11.76%) ITIL
7 2 (11.76%) C

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 (5.88%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 7 (41.18%) Diameter Protocol
1 7 (41.18%) SIGTRAN
2 6 (35.29%) ISUP
2 6 (35.29%) SCCP
3 5 (29.41%) 3G
3 5 (29.41%) TCP/IP
4 4 (23.53%) 2G
4 4 (23.53%) GSM
4 4 (23.53%) Wireshark
5 3 (17.65%) 4G
5 3 (17.65%) Firewall
5 3 (17.65%) H.323
5 3 (17.65%) LAN
5 3 (17.65%) LTE
5 3 (17.65%) RTP
5 3 (17.65%) UMTS
5 3 (17.65%) VoIP
5 3 (17.65%) WAN
6 2 (11.76%) ISDN
6 2 (11.76%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) MySQL
1 1 (5.88%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) CppUnit
1 1 (5.88%) JIRA
1 1 (5.88%) JMeter
General
1 9 (52.94%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.88%) Arabic Language
2 1 (5.88%) Back Office
2 1 (5.88%) Billing
2 1 (5.88%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 3 (17.65%) Voice Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Analyst
2 2 (11.76%) Cisco Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Cisco Voice Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Senior Cisco Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Senior Voice Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Support Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Switch Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Telecoms Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Test Analyst
2 2 (11.76%) Tester
3 1 (5.88%) 4G Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Circuit Switch Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Circuit Switching Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Consultant
3 1 (5.88%) Integration Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Lead Designer
3 1 (5.88%) LTE Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Network Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) NOC Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) CCXML
1 1 (5.88%) RFC 2833
1 1 (5.88%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) IVR
1 2 (11.76%) Smart Meter
2 1 (5.88%) Algorithms
2 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.88%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (5.88%) NHS
2 1 (5.88%) PKI
2 1 (5.88%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 5 (29.41%) Linux
2 3 (17.65%) Unix
3 1 (5.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (11.76%) ITIL
1 2 (11.76%) Load Balancing
1 2 (11.76%) Network Architecture
2 1 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (5.88%) DDoS Mitigation
2 1 (5.88%) Demand Forecasting
2 1 (5.88%) Exploratory Testing
2 1 (5.88%) Feasibility Study
2 1 (5.88%) Integration Testing
2 1 (5.88%) Manual Testing
2 1 (5.88%) Network Management
2 1 (5.88%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (5.88%) Performance Management
2 1 (5.88%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (5.88%) Regulatory Compliance
2 1 (5.88%) SIEM
2 1 (5.88%) Smoke Testing
2 1 (5.88%) Test Scripting
2 1 (5.88%) Test Strategy
2 1 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) SQL
2 2 (11.76%) C
2 2 (11.76%) Perl
3 1 (5.88%) Bash Shell
3 1 (5.88%) C++
3 1 (5.88%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (17.65%) CCNA
3 2 (11.76%) CCNP
4 1 (5.88%) CCIE
4 1 (5.88%) CISM
4 1 (5.88%) CISSP
4 1 (5.88%) CompTIA Security+
4 1 (5.88%) CRISC
4 1 (5.88%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (5.88%) Cisco UCCE
1 1 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (5.88%) Nessus
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) Cisco
2 3 (17.65%) Avaya
3 2 (11.76%) HP
4 1 (5.88%) Acme Packet
4 1 (5.88%) Citrix
4 1 (5.88%) Dialogic
4 1 (5.88%) Ericsson
4 1 (5.88%) F5
4 1 (5.88%) Fortinet
4 1 (5.88%) GENBAND
4 1 (5.88%) Google
4 1 (5.88%) Huawei
4 1 (5.88%) Mitel
4 1 (5.88%) Nokia
4 1 (5.88%) Nokia Networks
4 1 (5.88%) Nortel
4 1 (5.88%) Panasonic
4 1 (5.88%) Qualys
4 1 (5.88%) Sonus
4 1 (5.88%) Tekelec