The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for SS7 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SS7 over the 3 months to 26 March 2017 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Signaling System No. 7 (SS7)
UK / England
Rank 570 579 549
Rank change year-on-year +9 -30  
Contract jobs citing SS7 4 34 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.010% 0.069% 0.093%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.066% 0.47% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 13 20
Median daily rate £325 £230 £166
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +41.30% +38.34%  
UK excluding London median daily rate - £230 £150
% change year-on-year - +53.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £27.50 £85.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -67.64%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £27.50 -

SS7 is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 6049 7248 7261
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 14.66% 14.77% 15.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 3746 4383 4012
Median daily rate £401 £385 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.15% +4.05%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 316 308 405
Median hourly rate £22.85 £27.83 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.89% +7.03%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £46.08
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £37.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -38.24% +23.33%  

SS7
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing SS7 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for SS7 in England

SS7
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SS7 in England

SS7
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SS7 in England

SS7
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SS7 within the England region over the 3 months to 26 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +26 2 £325 - 1
South East +2 2 - - 4
SS7
UK

SS7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, 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 England region with a requirement for SS7.

1 5 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 4 (40.00%) RTP
2 4 (40.00%) Telecoms
2 4 (40.00%) Cisco
3 3 (30.00%) Avaya
3 3 (30.00%) Linux
3 3 (30.00%) Diameter Protocol
4 2 (20.00%) Acme Packet
4 2 (20.00%) REST
4 2 (20.00%) MVNO
4 2 (20.00%) Intelligent Network
4 2 (20.00%) Customer Requirements
4 2 (20.00%) Network Architecture
4 2 (20.00%) Network Design
4 2 (20.00%) Load Balancing
4 2 (20.00%) SIGTRAN
4 2 (20.00%) GGSN
4 2 (20.00%) OO
4 2 (20.00%) Python
4 2 (20.00%) Java
4 2 (20.00%) Perl
4 2 (20.00%) SOAP
4 2 (20.00%) Web Services
4 2 (20.00%) VoIP
4 2 (20.00%) HTTP
4 2 (20.00%) SNMP
4 2 (20.00%) INAP
4 2 (20.00%) Middleware
5 1 (10.00%) 3G
5 1 (10.00%) OSPF

SS7
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 5 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 4 (40.00%) RTP
3 3 (30.00%) Diameter Protocol
4 2 (20.00%) GGSN
4 2 (20.00%) HTTP
4 2 (20.00%) INAP
4 2 (20.00%) Intelligent Network
4 2 (20.00%) MVNO
4 2 (20.00%) SIGTRAN
4 2 (20.00%) SNMP
4 2 (20.00%) VoIP
5 1 (10.00%) 3G
5 1 (10.00%) DNS
5 1 (10.00%) GPRS
5 1 (10.00%) GSM
5 1 (10.00%) H.323
5 1 (10.00%) LAN
5 1 (10.00%) OSPF
5 1 (10.00%) UMTS
5 1 (10.00%) WAN
General
1 4 (40.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (10.00%) Back Office
2 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Senior Voice Engineer
1 3 (30.00%) Voice Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Cisco Voice Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Consultant
2 2 (20.00%) Senior Cisco Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) 3G Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) 4G Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Ericsson Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) IP Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) LTE Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Network Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) NOC Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Professional Services Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Professional Services Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Professional Services Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) Middleware
1 2 (20.00%) REST
1 2 (20.00%) SOAP
1 2 (20.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Linux
2 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) Customer Requirements
1 2 (20.00%) Load Balancing
1 2 (20.00%) Network Architecture
1 2 (20.00%) Network Design
1 2 (20.00%) OO
2 1 (10.00%) Feasibility Study
2 1 (10.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (10.00%) Network Management
2 1 (10.00%) Performance Management
2 1 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) Java
1 2 (20.00%) Perl
1 2 (20.00%) Python
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Cisco
2 3 (30.00%) Avaya
3 2 (20.00%) Acme Packet
4 1 (10.00%) Ericsson
4 1 (10.00%) Huawei
4 1 (10.00%) Nokia
4 1 (10.00%) Nokia Networks
4 1 (10.00%) Tandberg
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