The table below looks at the statistics for SS7 skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SS7 over the 3 months to 21 October 2014 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Signaling System No. 7 (SS7)
Rank - 109 -
Contract jobs citing SS7 0 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands - 0.049% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 0.32% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £90 £250 £278
% change year-on-year
-64.00% -9.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.00 -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
434 315 355
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 17.07% 15.31% 15.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 151 139
Average daily rate £330 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £200 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £420 £424
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.07% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 40 48
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.00 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £30.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.77% -

SS7
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SS7 across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

SS7 Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

SS7
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SS7 across the West Midlands region.

SS7 Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands