The table below looks at the statistics for SCCP skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SCCP over the 3 months to 2 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Signaling Connection Control Part (SCCP)
Rank 574 551 561
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +10
Contract jobs citing SCCP 10 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.019% 0.006% 0.008%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.13% 0.046% 0.050%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 0
Average daily rate
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£285 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.30% -
UK excluding London average daily rate - £325 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
SCCP
UK

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

Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7718 6521 8008
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.63% 13.73% 15.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 4349 3644 3765
Average daily rate £370 £370 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £222 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 420 371 623
Average hourly rate £23.00 £20.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.61 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+8.88% -

SCCP
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

SCCP Jobs Demand Trend in England

SCCP
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

SCCP Daily Rate Trend in England

SCCP
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SCCP across the England region over the 3 months to 2 October 2014.

SCCP Daily Rate Histogram in England

SCCP
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

SCCP Hourly Rate Trend in England

SCCP
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SCCP within the England region over the 3 months to 2 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
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East -6 3 - - 1
London - 3 £285 -
South West - - - -
SCCP
UK

SCCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 12 (70.59%) Telecoms
2 11 (64.71%) ISUP
3 10 (58.82%) GSM
3 10 (58.82%) LTE
4 9 (52.94%) UMTS
4 9 (52.94%) DNS
4 9 (52.94%) INAP
5 8 (47.06%) Firewall
6 7 (41.18%) CheckPoint
6 7 (41.18%) Degree
6 7 (41.18%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (35.29%) 3G
7 6 (35.29%) GPRS
7 6 (35.29%) SS7
7 6 (35.29%) TCAP
8 5 (29.41%) HTTP
8 5 (29.41%) Cisco
8 5 (29.41%) SIGTRAN
9 4 (23.53%) GGSN
9 4 (23.53%) SGSN
9 4 (23.53%) Problem Management
9 4 (23.53%) Huawei
9 4 (23.53%) Wireshark
9 4 (23.53%) MGW
9 4 (23.53%) Computer Science
9 4 (23.53%) 4G
9 4 (23.53%) Cisco CUCM
9 4 (23.53%) Configuration Management
9 4 (23.53%) VoIP
9 4 (23.53%) LAN

SCCP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.88%) Lync
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (5.88%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 11 (64.71%) ISUP
2 10 (58.82%) GSM
2 10 (58.82%) LTE
3 9 (52.94%) UMTS
3 9 (52.94%) DNS
3 9 (52.94%) INAP
4 8 (47.06%) Firewall
5 6 (35.29%) 3G
5 6 (35.29%) GPRS
5 6 (35.29%) SS7
5 6 (35.29%) TCAP
6 5 (29.41%) HTTP
6 5 (29.41%) SIGTRAN
7 4 (23.53%) GGSN
7 4 (23.53%) SGSN
7 4 (23.53%) Wireshark
7 4 (23.53%) MGW
7 4 (23.53%) 4G
7 4 (23.53%) VoIP
7 4 (23.53%) LAN
General
1 12 (70.59%) Telecoms
2 4 (23.53%) Back Office
3 2 (11.76%) Billing
4 1 (5.88%) Finance
4 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
4 1 (5.88%) Electronics
4 1 (5.88%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (23.53%) Back Office Engineer
1 4 (23.53%) Test Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Core Network Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Network Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Integration Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Telephony Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Design Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Network Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Support Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Test Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Operations Support Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Voice Support Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) IP Telephony Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Cisco Voice Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Test Leader
3 1 (5.88%) Operations Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Cisco Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (41.18%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (23.53%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.88%) DTV
3 1 (5.88%) Video Conferencing
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) Problem Management
1 4 (23.53%) Configuration Management
1 4 (23.53%) Validation
2 3 (17.65%) Change Management
2 3 (17.65%) Load Balancing
2 3 (17.65%) Network Planning
3 2 (11.76%) Network Architecture
3 2 (11.76%) Line Management
3 2 (11.76%) Integration Acceptance Testing
3 2 (11.76%) Service Management
4 1 (5.88%) Programme Management
4 1 (5.88%) ITIL
4 1 (5.88%) CRM
4 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (5.88%) Test Strategy
4 1 (5.88%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (5.88%) Software Testing
4 1 (5.88%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 7 (41.18%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) CCIE
2 1 (5.88%) ISEB
2 1 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) SLA
Systems Management
1 4 (23.53%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (17.65%) CA Spectrum
3 2 (11.76%) NSN NetAct
4 1 (5.88%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (5.88%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) CheckPoint
2 5 (29.41%) Cisco
3 4 (23.53%) Huawei
4 3 (17.65%) CA
5 2 (11.76%) Agilent
6 1 (5.88%) SAP
6 1 (5.88%) Ericsson
6 1 (5.88%) HP
6 1 (5.88%) Juniper
6 1 (5.88%) SolarWinds
6 1 (5.88%) Tandberg