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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Signaling System No. 7 (SS7)
Rank 559 530 523
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -7
Contract jobs citing SS7 24 23 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.047% 0.048% 0.036%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.32% 0.36% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 3 0
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£350 £190 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+84.21% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £240 £190 -
% change year-on-year
+26.31% -
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
7445 6341 6980
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.59% 13.17% 15.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 4177 3362 3334
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 405 371 626
Average hourly rate £23.50 £18.70 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.66% -16.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £43.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 30 January 2015.

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 24 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 30 January 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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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 -20 18 £350 +84.21% 5
Berkshire -7 10 £240 +26.31% 1
South East -13 10 £240 +26.31% 3
London - 5 £428 - 2
Reading +2 4 £230 +21.18%
Slough - - - -
Scotland - - - -
East of England - - - -
Hook - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Marlow - - - -
Aberdeen - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Crawley - - - -
Gatwick - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
City of London - - - - 2
North West - - - -

SS7
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 26 (53.06%) Telecoms
2 25 (51.02%) GSM
3 23 (46.94%) 3G
4 20 (40.82%) SIGTRAN
5 19 (38.78%) 2G
5 19 (38.78%) 4G
6 17 (34.69%) TCP/IP
7 14 (28.57%) HP
7 14 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
8 12 (24.49%) NVQ Level 3
9 10 (20.41%) LTE
9 10 (20.41%) UMTS
9 10 (20.41%) Wireless
10 9 (18.37%) DNS
10 9 (18.37%) ISUP
11 8 (16.33%) GPRS
11 8 (16.33%) GGSN
11 8 (16.33%) SGSN
11 8 (16.33%) MVNO
12 7 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
12 7 (14.29%) Billing
12 7 (14.29%) CRM
13 6 (12.24%) UNIX
13 6 (12.24%) Degree
13 6 (12.24%) Firewall
14 5 (10.20%) Management Information System
14 5 (10.20%) Computer Science
14 5 (10.20%) Problem Management
14 5 (10.20%) Huawei
14 5 (10.20%) SCCP

SS7
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (2.04%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (2.04%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (2.04%) MS Office
1 1 (2.04%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.04%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 25 (51.02%) GSM
2 23 (46.94%) 3G
3 20 (40.82%) SIGTRAN
4 19 (38.78%) 2G
4 19 (38.78%) 4G
5 17 (34.69%) TCP/IP
6 10 (20.41%) LTE
6 10 (20.41%) UMTS
6 10 (20.41%) Wireless
7 9 (18.37%) DNS
7 9 (18.37%) ISUP
8 8 (16.33%) GPRS
8 8 (16.33%) GGSN
8 8 (16.33%) SGSN
8 8 (16.33%) MVNO
9 6 (12.24%) Firewall
10 5 (10.20%) SCCP
10 5 (10.20%) INAP
10 5 (10.20%) MPLS
11 4 (8.16%) OSPF
General
1 26 (53.06%) Telecoms
2 7 (14.29%) Billing
3 4 (8.16%) Marketing
3 4 (8.16%) Back Office
4 3 (6.12%) Finance
5 2 (4.08%) Legal
6 1 (2.04%) Manufacturing
6 1 (2.04%) Banking
6 1 (2.04%) Retail
6 1 (2.04%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 9 (18.37%) Test Engineer
2 6 (12.24%) Wireless Engineer
3 4 (8.16%) Tester
3 4 (8.16%) Back Office Engineer
4 3 (6.12%) Consultant
5 2 (4.08%) Analyst
5 2 (4.08%) Test Manager
5 2 (4.08%) Test Analyst
5 2 (4.08%) Network Engineer
5 2 (4.08%) Support Engineer
5 2 (4.08%) Core Network Engineer
6 1 (2.04%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (2.04%) Test Leader
6 1 (2.04%) Data Centre Specialist
6 1 (2.04%) CS Core Engineer
6 1 (2.04%) Data Centre Consultant
6 1 (2.04%) Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (2.04%) Senior Test Engineer
6 1 (2.04%) Integration Engineer
6 1 (2.04%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.08%) SOAP
2 1 (2.04%) XML
2 1 (2.04%) HTML
2 1 (2.04%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (10.20%) Management Information System
2 5 (10.20%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.08%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.04%) Smart Meter
4 1 (2.04%) Handset
4 1 (2.04%) IVR
4 1 (2.04%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 6 (12.24%) UNIX
2 2 (4.08%) Linux
3 1 (2.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (2.04%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (14.29%) CRM
2 5 (10.20%) Problem Management
2 5 (10.20%) Configuration Management
3 4 (8.16%) Information Security
3 4 (8.16%) Migration
4 3 (6.12%) Requirements Analysis
4 3 (6.12%) PRINCE2
5 2 (4.08%) ITIL
5 2 (4.08%) Risk Analysis
5 2 (4.08%) Software Testing
5 2 (4.08%) Risk Management
5 2 (4.08%) Data Management
5 2 (4.08%) Service Management
5 2 (4.08%) Change Management
5 2 (4.08%) Coaching
5 2 (4.08%) Capacity Management
5 2 (4.08%) Mobile Device Management
6 1 (2.04%) Product Marketing
6 1 (2.04%) Network Management
6 1 (2.04%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.08%) C
1 2 (4.08%) Perl
2 1 (2.04%) Erlang
2 1 (2.04%) Java
Qualifications
1 12 (24.49%) NVQ Level 3
2 6 (12.24%) Degree
3 2 (4.08%) PMP
3 2 (4.08%) PMI Certification
3 2 (4.08%) ISEB
3 2 (4.08%) ISTQB
3 2 (4.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.04%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.04%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.04%) CISM
4 1 (2.04%) HNC
4 1 (2.04%) HND
4 1 (2.04%) CISSP
4 1 (2.04%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.04%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.04%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.08%) NDS
2 1 (2.04%) NFS
Systems Management
1 14 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (28.57%) HP
2 5 (10.20%) Huawei
3 4 (8.16%) Cisco
3 4 (8.16%) CheckPoint
4 3 (6.12%) Ericsson
5 2 (4.08%) TIBCO
5 2 (4.08%) SGI
6 1 (2.04%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 1 (2.04%) F5
6 1 (2.04%) BT
6 1 (2.04%) SAP
6 1 (2.04%) Juniper
6 1 (2.04%) Nokia
6 1 (2.04%) Red Hat
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