Period
to 19 November 2017

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 6 months to 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 350 359 371
Rank change year-on-year +9 +12 -12
Contract jobs citing SS7 8 6 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.048% 0.036% 0.098%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.28% 0.19% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 4
South East median daily rate £325 £275 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.18% -14.06% -5.19%
10th Percentile £305 £233 £270
90th Percentile £345 £408 £377
England median daily rate £325 £280 £300
% change year-on-year +16.07% -6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £55.00 -

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

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 2893 3147 3553
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.44% 18.94% 18.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1564 1798 1904
South East median daily rate £395 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.33% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £185 £231 £225
90th Percentile £550 £530 £500
England median daily rate £403 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +0.75% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 153 219 242
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £25.50 £22.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.37% +12.51% +25.92%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.75 £11.81
90th Percentile £46.14 £54.00 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.70 £23.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year -20.43% +14.63% +2.50%

SS7
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing SS7 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

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 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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
Berkshire +10 7 £350 +27.27%
Thames Valley -4 7 £350 +27.27% 1
M4 Corridor - 1 £300 -
SS7
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 7 (87.50%) Perl
2 5 (62.50%) INAP
2 5 (62.50%) Telecoms
2 5 (62.50%) SIGTRAN
3 4 (50.00%) Clustering
3 4 (50.00%) Data Management
3 4 (50.00%) High Availability
3 4 (50.00%) Shell Script
3 4 (50.00%) Sun
3 4 (50.00%) Change Management
3 4 (50.00%) HTML
3 4 (50.00%) Java
3 4 (50.00%) Oracle
3 4 (50.00%) XML
3 4 (50.00%) Solaris
4 3 (37.50%) Python
4 3 (37.50%) SOAP
4 3 (37.50%) Diameter Protocol
4 3 (37.50%) Intelligent Network
5 2 (25.00%) Customer Requirements
5 2 (25.00%) REST
5 2 (25.00%) Web Services
5 2 (25.00%) SQL
5 2 (25.00%) Linux
5 2 (25.00%) OO
5 2 (25.00%) HTTP
5 2 (25.00%) SNMP
5 2 (25.00%) C++
5 2 (25.00%) Service Management
5 2 (25.00%) Ericsson

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (12.50%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (12.50%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (12.50%) Heroku
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (62.50%) INAP
1 5 (62.50%) SIGTRAN
2 3 (37.50%) Diameter Protocol
2 3 (37.50%) Intelligent Network
3 2 (25.00%) HTTP
3 2 (25.00%) MVNO
3 2 (25.00%) SNMP
3 2 (25.00%) Wireshark
4 1 (12.50%) 3GPP
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco ICM
4 1 (12.50%) Firewall
4 1 (12.50%) LDAP
4 1 (12.50%) SMPP
4 1 (12.50%) Unified Communications
4 1 (12.50%) Value-Added Service
4 1 (12.50%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
General
1 5 (62.50%) Telecoms
2 1 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Legal
2 1 (12.50%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Configuration Specialist
1 2 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Core Network Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Data Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Designer
2 1 (12.50%) Lead Designer
2 1 (12.50%) Network Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Network Systems Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Operations Support Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Network Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Telecoms Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) HTML
1 4 (50.00%) XML
2 3 (37.50%) SOAP
3 2 (25.00%) Middleware
3 2 (25.00%) REST
3 2 (25.00%) Web Services
4 1 (12.50%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Solaris
2 2 (25.00%) Linux
3 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Change Management
1 4 (50.00%) Data Management
1 4 (50.00%) High Availability
2 2 (25.00%) Customer Requirements
2 2 (25.00%) Fault Management
2 2 (25.00%) Load Balancing
2 2 (25.00%) Network Design
2 2 (25.00%) OO
2 2 (25.00%) Service Management
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco ICM Scripting
3 1 (12.50%) Coaching
3 1 (12.50%) Collaborative Working
3 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (12.50%) Creative Problem-Solving
3 1 (12.50%) Demand Forecasting
3 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
3 1 (12.50%) Migration
3 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (12.50%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) Perl
2 4 (50.00%) Java
2 4 (50.00%) Shell Script
3 3 (37.50%) Python
4 2 (25.00%) C++
4 2 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Oracle
1 4 (50.00%) Sun
2 2 (25.00%) Ericsson
2 2 (25.00%) Huawei
2 2 (25.00%) Nokia
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco