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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Signaling System No. 7 (SS7)
Rank 598 579 556
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -23
Contract jobs citing SS7 24 21 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.042% 0.038% 0.039%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.31% 0.27% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 2
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£300 £263 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -32.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £188 £378
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £450 £398
UK excluding London average daily rate - £263 £375
% change year-on-year
- -30.00%
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
7807 7668 7022
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.71% 14.03% 13.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 4468 4097 3642
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 479 413 460
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.50 £41.41
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

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
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 10 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 4 August 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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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 -12 24 £300 +14.28% 5
London +14 13 £300 - 2
Newbury +1 6 - - 1
Berkshire -9 6 - - 1
South East -35 6 - - 1
Kingston Upon Thames - 6 £300 -
Leeds - 3 - -
West Yorkshire - 3 - -
Yorkshire - 3 - -
City of London - 2 £375 -

SS7
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 59 (68.60%) 3G
2 56 (65.12%) Telecoms
3 42 (48.84%) SIGTRAN
3 42 (48.84%) 4G
4 41 (47.67%) 2G
5 30 (34.88%) SCCP
6 25 (29.07%) Diameter Protocol
7 22 (25.58%) GSM
7 22 (25.58%) ISUP
8 19 (22.09%) MGW
8 19 (22.09%) Network Architecture
9 18 (20.93%) TCAP
9 18 (20.93%) SGSN
9 18 (20.93%) UNIX
10 16 (18.60%) INAP
11 14 (16.28%) Degree
12 13 (15.12%) HP Quality Center
13 12 (13.95%) LTE
13 12 (13.95%) Wireless
14 11 (12.79%) Billing
15 10 (11.63%) Back Office
15 10 (11.63%) GGSN
15 10 (11.63%) Huawei
15 10 (11.63%) PSTN
15 10 (11.63%) VoIP
16 9 (10.47%) CRM
16 9 (10.47%) RTP
16 9 (10.47%) MVNO
17 8 (9.30%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
17 8 (9.30%) UMTS

SS7
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 1 (1.16%) JBoss
1 1 (1.16%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.16%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
1 1 (1.16%) Lync
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.16%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 59 (68.60%) 3G
2 42 (48.84%) SIGTRAN
2 42 (48.84%) 4G
3 41 (47.67%) 2G
4 30 (34.88%) SCCP
5 25 (29.07%) Diameter Protocol
6 22 (25.58%) ISUP
6 22 (25.58%) GSM
7 19 (22.09%) MGW
8 18 (20.93%) SGSN
8 18 (20.93%) TCAP
9 16 (18.60%) INAP
10 12 (13.95%) Wireless
10 12 (13.95%) LTE
11 10 (11.63%) GGSN
11 10 (11.63%) PSTN
11 10 (11.63%) VoIP
12 9 (10.47%) RTP
12 9 (10.47%) MVNO
13 8 (9.30%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.98%) MySQL
1 6 (6.98%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.16%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.16%) JMeter
1 1 (1.16%) Maven
1 1 (1.16%) SoapUI
General
1 56 (65.12%) Telecoms
2 11 (12.79%) Billing
3 10 (11.63%) Back Office
4 3 (3.49%) Advertising
4 3 (3.49%) Multimedia
5 2 (2.33%) Electronics
5 2 (2.33%) Italian Language
6 1 (1.16%) Legal
6 1 (1.16%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 15 (17.44%) Test Engineer
2 10 (11.63%) Tester
3 8 (9.30%) Databuild Engineer
4 7 (8.14%) Wireless Engineer
5 6 (6.98%) Developer
5 6 (6.98%) Network Engineer
6 5 (5.81%) Design Engineer
6 5 (5.81%) Voice Engineer
7 4 (4.65%) Core Network Engineer
7 4 (4.65%) C++ Developer
7 4 (4.65%) Network Analyst
7 4 (4.65%) Technical Tester
7 4 (4.65%) Analyst
7 4 (4.65%) Telecoms Developer
8 3 (3.49%) Mobile Tester
8 3 (3.49%) CS Core Engineer
8 3 (3.49%) NOC Engineer
8 3 (3.49%) Network Design Engineer
9 2 (2.33%) Network Architect
9 2 (2.33%) Senior Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.98%) STL
1 6 (6.98%) POSIX
1 6 (6.98%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 2 (2.33%) XML
2 2 (2.33%) SOAP
3 1 (1.16%) HTML
3 1 (1.16%) Web Services
3 1 (1.16%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.98%) Statistics
2 3 (3.49%) Data Structures
2 3 (3.49%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.33%) IPTV
3 2 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.16%) Web 2.0
4 1 (1.16%) Handset
4 1 (1.16%) Raspberry Pi
4 1 (1.16%) BeagleBone
4 1 (1.16%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.16%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 18 (20.93%) UNIX
2 8 (9.30%) Linux
3 1 (1.16%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (22.09%) Network Architecture
2 9 (10.47%) CRM
3 7 (8.14%) Requirements Analysis
3 7 (8.14%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (6.98%) ITIL
4 6 (6.98%) Multithreading
4 6 (6.98%) Migration
5 4 (4.65%) Risk Management
5 4 (4.65%) Validation
5 4 (4.65%) Test Planning
6 3 (3.49%) Test Strategy
6 3 (3.49%) Data Management
6 3 (3.49%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (3.49%) Benchmarking
6 3 (3.49%) Service Management
6 3 (3.49%) Use Case
6 3 (3.49%) Test Scripting
6 3 (3.49%) Compatibility Testing
7 2 (2.33%) Integration Testing
7 2 (2.33%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (8.14%) C++
2 1 (1.16%) Java
2 1 (1.16%) SQL
2 1 (1.16%) Shell Script
2 1 (1.16%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 14 (16.28%) Degree
2 7 (8.14%) HNC
3 6 (6.98%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (2.33%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.33%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.16%) HND
5 1 (1.16%) CISSP
5 1 (1.16%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.16%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.49%) QA
2 1 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (1.16%) NDS
1 1 (1.16%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 13 (15.12%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (11.63%) Huawei
2 8 (9.30%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 8 (9.30%) HP
3 7 (8.14%) Cisco
3 7 (8.14%) Nokia
4 6 (6.98%) Tieto
4 6 (6.98%) Dialogic
4 6 (6.98%) Remedy
5 4 (4.65%) Microsoft
6 3 (3.49%) Agilent
6 3 (3.49%) Verint
6 3 (3.49%) Tekelec
6 3 (3.49%) Oracle
7 2 (2.33%) Siemens
8 1 (1.16%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (1.16%) TIBCO
8 1 (1.16%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 1 (1.16%) Ericsson
8 1 (1.16%) Google
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