The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the England region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Signaling Connection Control Part (SCCP)
Rank 555 546 555
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +9
Contract jobs citing SCCP 7 8 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.014% 0.017% 0.013%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.10% 0.13% 0.084%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 1
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£263 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -6.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £306 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+2.08% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £37.50
Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
6865 6400 8286
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.92% 13.73% 15.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 3718 3417 3754
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 378 433 643
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.75 £12.71
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.38
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +4.61%
SCCP
UK

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 West -33 2 £263 -12.50%
London -4 1 £210 -
Yorkshire - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
SCCP
UK

SCCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 7 (77.78%) INAP
2 6 (66.67%) ISUP
2 6 (66.67%) Telecoms
3 5 (55.56%) SIGTRAN
4 4 (44.44%) GSM
4 4 (44.44%) LTE
4 4 (44.44%) Wireshark
5 3 (33.33%) HTTP
5 3 (33.33%) 3GPP
5 3 (33.33%) UMTS
6 2 (22.22%) VoIP
6 2 (22.22%) SOAP
6 2 (22.22%) GPRS
6 2 (22.22%) DNS
6 2 (22.22%) SMS
6 2 (22.22%) WCDMA
6 2 (22.22%) 3G
6 2 (22.22%) SS7
6 2 (22.22%) SMPP
6 2 (22.22%) Cisco
6 2 (22.22%) Agilent
6 2 (22.22%) Validation
6 2 (22.22%) NSN NetAct
6 2 (22.22%) TCAP
6 2 (22.22%) Integration Acceptance Testing
6 2 (22.22%) Billing
6 2 (22.22%) SCTP
6 2 (22.22%) M3UA
6 2 (22.22%) Network Architecture
7 1 (11.11%) Capacity Planning

SCCP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (11.11%) Lync
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (11.11%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 7 (77.78%) INAP
2 6 (66.67%) ISUP
3 5 (55.56%) SIGTRAN
4 4 (44.44%) LTE
4 4 (44.44%) Wireshark
4 4 (44.44%) GSM
5 3 (33.33%) 3GPP
5 3 (33.33%) UMTS
5 3 (33.33%) HTTP
6 2 (22.22%) WCDMA
6 2 (22.22%) TCAP
6 2 (22.22%) DNS
6 2 (22.22%) 3G
6 2 (22.22%) SS7
6 2 (22.22%) SMPP
6 2 (22.22%) VoIP
6 2 (22.22%) GPRS
6 2 (22.22%) SMS
6 2 (22.22%) SCTP
6 2 (22.22%) M3UA
General
1 6 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 2 (22.22%) Billing
3 1 (11.11%) Marketing
3 1 (11.11%) Finance
3 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
3 1 (11.11%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Test Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Design Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Integration Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco Support
3 1 (11.11%) Voice Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Test Leader
3 1 (11.11%) Operations Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco Voice Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Voice Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Operations Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) DTV
1 1 (11.11%) Video Conferencing
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Integration Acceptance Testing
1 2 (22.22%) Validation
1 2 (22.22%) Network Architecture
2 1 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (11.11%) Test Strategy
2 1 (11.11%) ITIL
2 1 (11.11%) CRM
2 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (11.11%) Programme Management
2 1 (11.11%) Network Planning
2 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
2 1 (11.11%) Digital Marketing
2 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) CCIE
1 1 (11.11%) ISEB
1 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
1 1 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Cisco
1 2 (22.22%) Agilent
2 1 (11.11%) Tandberg
2 1 (11.11%) SolarWinds
2 1 (11.11%) SAP
2 1 (11.11%) HP
2 1 (11.11%) Juniper
2 1 (11.11%) Ericsson