Period
to 23 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for SS7 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SS7 over the 6 months to 23 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Signaling System No. 7 (SS7)
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
23 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 167 143 161
Rank change year-on-year -24 +18 -7
Contract jobs citing SS7 4 9 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.10% 0.24% 0.43%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.60% 1.26% 1.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 5
Berkshire median daily rate £375 - £305
10th Percentile £363 - £257
90th Percentile £388 - £310
South East median daily rate £375 £300 £230
% change year-on-year +25.00% +30.43% +38.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Berkshire median hourly rate £22.00 - £27.50
10th Percentile £21.00 - £26.25
90th Percentile £23.00 - £28.75
South East median hourly rate £22.00 - £27.50

SS7 is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 664 714 1,140
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 16.78% 18.89% 23.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 325 311 545
Berkshire median daily rate £408 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.88% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £185 £225 £250
90th Percentile £545 £575 £525
South East median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 52 38
Berkshire median hourly rate £21.00 £13.00 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +61.54% -20.00% -53.57%
10th Percentile £13.28 £12.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £53.63 £47.95 £47.50
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £17.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +42.86% -30.00% -3.85%

SS7
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing SS7 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for SS7 in Berkshire

SS7
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SS7 in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for SS7 in Berkshire

SS7
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SS7 in Berkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SS7 in Berkshire

SS7
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SS7 within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 23 July 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bracknell - 1 - -
Reading - 1 - -
SS7
South East

For the 6 months to 23 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SS7 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for SS7.

1 3 (75.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (50.00%) 2G
2 2 (50.00%) Migration
2 2 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Wireshark
2 2 (50.00%) SIGTRAN
2 2 (50.00%) tcpdump
2 2 (50.00%) 4G
2 2 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (50.00%) Diameter Protocol
2 2 (50.00%) Defect Management
2 2 (50.00%) HP ALM
2 2 (50.00%) Problem-Solving
2 2 (50.00%) GSM
2 2 (50.00%) HP
2 2 (50.00%) ISEB
2 2 (50.00%) UMTS
2 2 (50.00%) 3G
2 2 (50.00%) ISUP
2 2 (50.00%) SCCP
2 2 (50.00%) LTE
2 2 (50.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (25.00%) Softswitch
3 1 (25.00%) Firewall
3 1 (25.00%) DWDM
3 1 (25.00%) VoIP
3 1 (25.00%) Ericsson
3 1 (25.00%) Nokia
3 1 (25.00%) Internet

SS7
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) 2G
1 2 (50.00%) 3G
1 2 (50.00%) 4G
1 2 (50.00%) Diameter Protocol
1 2 (50.00%) GSM
1 2 (50.00%) ISUP
1 2 (50.00%) LTE
1 2 (50.00%) SCCP
1 2 (50.00%) SIGTRAN
1 2 (50.00%) tcpdump
1 2 (50.00%) UMTS
1 2 (50.00%) Wireshark
2 1 (25.00%) DWDM
2 1 (25.00%) Firewall
2 1 (25.00%) Internet
2 1 (25.00%) PABX
2 1 (25.00%) PBX
2 1 (25.00%) PuTTY
2 1 (25.00%) Softswitch
2 1 (25.00%) VoIP
General
1 3 (75.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Network Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Voice Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (50.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Defect Management
1 2 (50.00%) Migration
1 2 (50.00%) Problem-Solving
1 2 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Use Case
2 1 (25.00%) Validation
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) ISEB
1 2 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (25.00%) Ericsson
2 1 (25.00%) Nokia