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 May 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Signaling System No. 7 (SS7)
Rank 638 572 576
Rank change year-on-year
-66 +4
Contract jobs citing SS7 13 52 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.024% 0.096% 0.065%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.15% 0.65% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 20 14
Median daily rate £230 £235 £216
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.12% +8.67%
UK excluding London median daily rate £230 £150 £216
% change year-on-year
+53.33% -30.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £27.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 - -

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
8480 8003 7116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.84% 14.78% 13.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 5139 4435 3863
Median daily rate £388 £350 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £327
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 380 457 402
Median hourly rate £28.50 £25.85 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.25% +29.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £26.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+34.61% +30.00%

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 4 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 May 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 -48 12 £230 -2.12% 2
South East -20 11 £230 +53.33% 1
Berkshire -21 7 - - 1
M4 Corridor - 4 £230 -

SS7
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 36 (83.72%) Telecoms
2 34 (79.07%) Unix
2 34 (79.07%) Solaris
2 34 (79.07%) Diameter Protocol
3 29 (67.44%) GPRS
3 29 (67.44%) UMTS
4 26 (60.47%) WCDMA
5 25 (58.14%) Oracle
6 24 (55.81%) Sybase
6 24 (55.81%) Oracle Database
7 22 (51.16%) H.323
8 21 (48.84%) GSM
9 20 (46.51%) MGCP
10 19 (44.19%) GGSN
11 18 (41.86%) CDMA
12 17 (39.53%) SLA
13 14 (32.56%) SharePoint Server
14 13 (30.23%) VoIP
15 12 (27.91%) NGN
15 12 (27.91%) SGSN
16 10 (23.26%) Degree
16 10 (23.26%) Computer Science
16 10 (23.26%) Huawei
17 6 (13.95%) Nokia Networks
18 5 (11.63%) Nokia
19 4 (9.30%) 3G
19 4 (9.30%) ISUP
19 4 (9.30%) SCCP
19 4 (9.30%) 4G
20 3 (6.98%) Network Architecture

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:

Application Platforms
1 14 (32.56%) SharePoint Server
Communications & Networking
1 34 (79.07%) Diameter Protocol
2 29 (67.44%) GPRS
2 29 (67.44%) UMTS
3 26 (60.47%) WCDMA
4 22 (51.16%) H.323
5 21 (48.84%) GSM
6 20 (46.51%) MGCP
7 19 (44.19%) GGSN
8 18 (41.86%) CDMA
9 13 (30.23%) VoIP
10 12 (27.91%) NGN
10 12 (27.91%) SGSN
11 4 (9.30%) 3G
11 4 (9.30%) 4G
11 4 (9.30%) ISUP
11 4 (9.30%) SCCP
12 3 (6.98%) SIGTRAN
12 3 (6.98%) TCAP
12 3 (6.98%) VoLTE
13 2 (4.65%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (55.81%) Oracle Database
General
1 36 (83.72%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.98%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 34 (79.07%) Network Engineer
2 33 (76.74%) Core Network Engineer
3 21 (48.84%) Support Engineer
4 20 (46.51%) Network Support
4 20 (46.51%) Network Support Engineer
5 11 (25.58%) Technical Engineer
5 11 (25.58%) Technical Support
5 11 (25.58%) Technical Support Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) 3G Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) 4G Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Databuild Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) RAN Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) VoLTE Engineer
7 1 (2.33%) Analyst
7 1 (2.33%) Integration Engineer
7 1 (2.33%) Integration Specialist
7 1 (2.33%) Network Analyst
7 1 (2.33%) Network Systems Engineer
7 1 (2.33%) Systems Engineer
7 1 (2.33%) Systems Integration Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 10 (23.26%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 34 (79.07%) Solaris
1 34 (79.07%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (6.98%) Network Architecture
2 1 (2.33%) Defect Management
Qualifications
1 10 (23.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (39.53%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (4.65%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 25 (58.14%) Oracle
2 24 (55.81%) Sybase
3 10 (23.26%) Huawei
4 6 (13.95%) Nokia Networks
5 5 (11.63%) Nokia
6 3 (6.98%) Ericsson
7 2 (4.65%) GENBAND
7 2 (4.65%) Siemens
8 1 (2.33%) HP