The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 27 June 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.

Signaling System No. 7 (SS7)
England / South East
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 247 267 247
Rank change year-on-year +20 -20  
Contract jobs citing SS7 8 3 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.10% 0.033% 0.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.60% 0.17% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Median daily rate £300 - £285
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £285 £325
% change year-on-year +5.26% -12.30%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £55.00 -

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 the South East with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 1338 1738 1781
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 17.25% 19.33% 19.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 727 958 880
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 120 120
Median hourly rate £25.00 £36.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.55% +20.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £49.46 £41.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £31.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +31.25%  

SS7
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 the South East

SS7
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SS7 in the South East

SS7
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SS7 in the South East

SS7
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SS7 within the South East region over the 3 months to 27 June 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
Berkshire +27 6 - -
Hampshire - 2 £300 -
SS7
England

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 South East region with a requirement for SS7.

1 10 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 8 (80.00%) Network Design
2 8 (80.00%) Load Balancing
2 8 (80.00%) REST
2 8 (80.00%) Java
2 8 (80.00%) Perl
2 8 (80.00%) SOAP
2 8 (80.00%) Web Services
2 8 (80.00%) Linux
2 8 (80.00%) OO
2 8 (80.00%) Python
2 8 (80.00%) HTTP
2 8 (80.00%) SNMP
2 8 (80.00%) Middleware
2 8 (80.00%) INAP
2 8 (80.00%) MVNO
2 8 (80.00%) Diameter Protocol
2 8 (80.00%) Intelligent Network
2 8 (80.00%) Customer Requirements
3 7 (70.00%) Ericsson
4 5 (50.00%) Huawei
5 2 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (20.00%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (20.00%) DSL
5 2 (20.00%) VPN
5 2 (20.00%) Cisco
5 2 (20.00%) CCNP
5 2 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (20.00%) VoIP

SS7
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 8 (80.00%) Diameter Protocol
1 8 (80.00%) HTTP
1 8 (80.00%) INAP
1 8 (80.00%) Intelligent Network
1 8 (80.00%) MVNO
1 8 (80.00%) SNMP
2 2 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (20.00%) DSL
2 2 (20.00%) Ethernet
2 2 (20.00%) VoIP
2 2 (20.00%) VPN
General
1 10 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Ericsson Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Configuration Specialist
2 2 (20.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Network Support
2 2 (20.00%) Network Support Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) BSS Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) OSS 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
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (80.00%) Middleware
1 8 (80.00%) REST
1 8 (80.00%) SOAP
1 8 (80.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 8 (80.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) Customer Requirements
1 8 (80.00%) Load Balancing
1 8 (80.00%) Network Design
1 8 (80.00%) OO
Programming Languages
1 8 (80.00%) Java
1 8 (80.00%) Perl
1 8 (80.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) CCNP
1 2 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) Ericsson
2 5 (50.00%) Huawei
3 2 (20.00%) Cisco