Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 165 161 162
Rank change year-on-year -4 +1 +13
Contract jobs citing SS7 6 3 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.15% 0.076% 0.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.78% 0.33% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 4
Berkshire median daily rate £300 £338 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +5.47% +33.33%
10th Percentile £256 £244 £270
90th Percentile £341 £421 £377
South East median daily rate £325 £338 £320
% change year-on-year -3.70% +5.47% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate £30.00 - -
South East median hourly rate £30.00 - -

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 772 903 1,060
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 19.13% 22.77% 21.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 327 437 534
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.60% +0.07%
10th Percentile £239 £225 £238
90th Percentile £600 £538 £538
South East median daily rate £398 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +2.58% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 54 49
Berkshire median hourly rate £13.50 £20.56 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.35% -47.28% +122.86%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.33 £15.65
90th Percentile £40.25 £55.00 £63.00
South East median hourly rate £17.44 £22.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -22.50% -30.77% +62.50%

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 21 January 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 - 3 £350 -
Wokingham - 1 £250 -
SS7
South East

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SS7 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for SS7.

1 5 (83.33%) Oracle
2 4 (66.67%) SIGTRAN
3 3 (50.00%) High Availability
3 3 (50.00%) Sun
3 3 (50.00%) Shell Script
3 3 (50.00%) XML
3 3 (50.00%) Solaris
3 3 (50.00%) HTML
3 3 (50.00%) Perl
3 3 (50.00%) Change Management
3 3 (50.00%) Clustering
3 3 (50.00%) Telecoms
3 3 (50.00%) Data Management
4 2 (33.33%) Wireless
4 2 (33.33%) INAP
4 2 (33.33%) Linux
4 2 (33.33%) Service Management
4 2 (33.33%) Wireshark
5 1 (16.67%) Intelligent Network
5 1 (16.67%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database
5 1 (16.67%) Cisco ICM Scripting
5 1 (16.67%) Fault Management
5 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
5 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
5 1 (16.67%) LTE
5 1 (16.67%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (16.67%) Unified Communications
5 1 (16.67%) 4G
5 1 (16.67%) VXML

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 4 (66.67%) SIGTRAN
2 2 (33.33%) INAP
2 2 (33.33%) Wireless
2 2 (33.33%) Wireshark
3 1 (16.67%) 4G
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco ICM
3 1 (16.67%) Intelligent Network
3 1 (16.67%) LTE
3 1 (16.67%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (16.67%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database
General
1 3 (50.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Network Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Linux Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Network Systems Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Systems Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Telecoms Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) 4G Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Core Network Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Designer
3 1 (16.67%) Linux Support
3 1 (16.67%) Linux Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Linux Systems Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) LTE Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Network Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Operations Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) OSS Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) OSS Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) RAN Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Telecoms Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) HTML
1 3 (50.00%) XML
2 1 (16.67%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Solaris
2 2 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Change Management
1 3 (50.00%) Data Management
1 3 (50.00%) High Availability
2 2 (33.33%) Service Management
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco ICM Scripting
3 1 (16.67%) Fault Management
3 1 (16.67%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) Perl
1 3 (50.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (16.67%) C++
2 1 (16.67%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Oracle
2 3 (50.00%) Sun
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco
3 1 (16.67%) Nokia