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 3 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Signaling System No. 7 (SS7)
Rank - - 102
Contract jobs citing SS7 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands - - 0.050%
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 £325 £263 £375
% change year-on-year
+23.80% -30.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
262 394 308
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 10.89% 16.05% 15.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 196 138
Average daily rate £320 £315 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.58% -2.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £155 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £453 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £323
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 31 35
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £10.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.78 £35.00 £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

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