The table below looks at the statistics for SCCP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SCCP over the 3 months to 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Signaling Connection Control Part (SCCP)
Rank 112 128 140
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +12
Contract jobs citing SCCP 3 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.12% 0.15% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.47% 0.57% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.56%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
SCCP
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
639 696 1086
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 26.50% 26.55% 34.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 218 234
Average daily rate £355 £330 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.57% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £165 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £428 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 33 31
Average hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £37.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+8.88% -

SCCP
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SCCP across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

SCCP Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

SCCP
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SCCP across the Berkshire region.

SCCP Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

SCCP
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SCCP within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Job
Vacancies
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SCCP
South East

SCCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing SCCP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SCCP.

1 6 (100.00%) INAP
2 5 (83.33%) ISUP
3 4 (66.67%) HTTP
3 4 (66.67%) Telecoms
3 4 (66.67%) Validation
4 3 (50.00%) Network Planning
4 3 (50.00%) LTE
4 3 (50.00%) UMTS
4 3 (50.00%) GSM
4 3 (50.00%) SMS
4 3 (50.00%) Parlay
4 3 (50.00%) SLA
4 3 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (50.00%) Degree
5 2 (33.33%) Wireshark
5 2 (33.33%) Billing
6 1 (16.67%) Programme Management
6 1 (16.67%) Finance
6 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
6 1 (16.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
6 1 (16.67%) Marketing
6 1 (16.67%) SCTP
6 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (16.67%) Network Architecture
6 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
6 1 (16.67%) M3UA
6 1 (16.67%) VoLTE
6 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (16.67%) HP

SCCP
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing SCCP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SCCP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 6 (100.00%) INAP
2 5 (83.33%) ISUP
3 4 (66.67%) HTTP
4 3 (50.00%) LTE
4 3 (50.00%) UMTS
4 3 (50.00%) GSM
4 3 (50.00%) SMS
4 3 (50.00%) Parlay
5 2 (33.33%) Wireshark
6 1 (16.67%) SCTP
6 1 (16.67%) M3UA
6 1 (16.67%) VoLTE
6 1 (16.67%) SMPP
6 1 (16.67%) TCAP
6 1 (16.67%) 3GPP
6 1 (16.67%) VoIP
6 1 (16.67%) DNS
6 1 (16.67%) SIGTRAN
General
1 4 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 2 (33.33%) Billing
3 1 (16.67%) Finance
3 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
3 1 (16.67%) Marketing
3 1 (16.67%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Test Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Design Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) DTV
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Validation
2 3 (50.00%) Network Planning
3 1 (16.67%) Programme Management
3 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Network Architecture
3 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
3 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (16.67%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (16.67%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) HP
1 1 (16.67%) SAP