The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Signaling System No. 7 (SS7)
UK
Rank 579 604 580
Rank change year-on-year +25 -24  
Contract jobs citing SS7 4 36 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.009% 0.068% 0.094%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.061% 0.46% 0.64%
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 with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 6519 7870 8007
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 14.51% 14.78% 14.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 4021 4698 4373
Median daily rate £400 £380 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £235 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 359 337 444
Median hourly rate £24.50 £32.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.43% +16.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -39.18% +23.33%  

SS7
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

SS7
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SS7 in the UK

SS7
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SS7 in the UK

SS7
Top 4 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SS7 within the UK over the 3 months to 27 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
England +19 4 £325 +41.30% 5
London +29 2 £325 - 1
Berkshire +14 2 - - 1
South East -11 2 - - 4

SS7
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 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 with a requirement for SS7.

1 5 (45.45%) TCP/IP
1 5 (45.45%) Telecoms
2 4 (36.36%) Diameter Protocol
2 4 (36.36%) Cisco
2 4 (36.36%) RTP
3 3 (27.27%) Avaya
3 3 (27.27%) Linux
4 2 (18.18%) Load Balancing
4 2 (18.18%) SIGTRAN
4 2 (18.18%) GGSN
4 2 (18.18%) INAP
4 2 (18.18%) Network Design
4 2 (18.18%) MVNO
4 2 (18.18%) Network Architecture
4 2 (18.18%) REST
4 2 (18.18%) OO
4 2 (18.18%) Python
4 2 (18.18%) Java
4 2 (18.18%) Perl
4 2 (18.18%) SOAP
4 2 (18.18%) Web Services
4 2 (18.18%) LAN
4 2 (18.18%) VoIP
4 2 (18.18%) WAN
4 2 (18.18%) HTTP
4 2 (18.18%) SNMP
4 2 (18.18%) Middleware
4 2 (18.18%) Intelligent Network
4 2 (18.18%) Acme Packet
4 2 (18.18%) Customer Requirements

SS7
Top Related IT Skills 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 (45.45%) TCP/IP
2 4 (36.36%) Diameter Protocol
2 4 (36.36%) RTP
3 2 (18.18%) GGSN
3 2 (18.18%) HTTP
3 2 (18.18%) INAP
3 2 (18.18%) Intelligent Network
3 2 (18.18%) LAN
3 2 (18.18%) MVNO
3 2 (18.18%) SIGTRAN
3 2 (18.18%) SNMP
3 2 (18.18%) VoIP
3 2 (18.18%) WAN
4 1 (9.09%) 2G
4 1 (9.09%) 4G
4 1 (9.09%) Firewall
4 1 (9.09%) LTE
4 1 (9.09%) Network Security
4 1 (9.09%) SGSN
4 1 (9.09%) Wireshark
General
1 5 (45.45%) Telecoms
2 1 (9.09%) Back Office
2 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Senior Voice Engineer
1 3 (27.27%) Voice Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Cisco Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Cisco Voice Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Consultant
2 2 (18.18%) Senior Cisco Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) 3G Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) 4G Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Circuit Switch Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Circuit Switching Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Ericsson Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) IP Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) LTE Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Network Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) NOC Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Professional Services Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Professional Services Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Professional Services Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Switch Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) Middleware
1 2 (18.18%) REST
1 2 (18.18%) SOAP
1 2 (18.18%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (9.09%) Data Centre
1 1 (9.09%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Linux
2 1 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (18.18%) Customer Requirements
1 2 (18.18%) Load Balancing
1 2 (18.18%) Network Architecture
1 2 (18.18%) Network Design
1 2 (18.18%) OO
2 1 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (9.09%) Feasibility Study
2 1 (9.09%) Incident Management
2 1 (9.09%) Network Management
2 1 (9.09%) Performance Management
2 1 (9.09%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (9.09%) Regulatory Compliance
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) Java
1 2 (18.18%) Perl
1 2 (18.18%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) CCNA
1 1 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) SLA
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Cisco
2 3 (27.27%) Avaya
3 2 (18.18%) Acme Packet
4 1 (9.09%) Ericsson
4 1 (9.09%) Huawei
4 1 (9.09%) Nokia
4 1 (9.09%) Nokia Networks
4 1 (9.09%) Tandberg
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