The table below looks at the statistics for SCCP skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SCCP over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Signaling Connection Control Part (SCCP)
Rank 602 602 571
Rank change year-on-year
0 -31
Contract jobs citing SCCP 18 9 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.032% 0.016% 0.016%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.23% 0.12% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 5
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£305 £263 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.19% -12.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £550 £306 £300
% change year-on-year
+79.59% +2.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7831 7646 6987
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.77% 13.99% 13.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4478 4078 3617
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 477 416 465
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% -21.56%

SCCP
Jobs Demand Trend

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

SCCP Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SCCP
Daily Rate Trend

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

SCCP Daily Rate Trend in the UK

SCCP
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SCCP within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

SCCP Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

SCCP
Hourly Rate Trend

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

SCCP Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

SCCP
Top 10 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SCCP within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. 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
England -14 18 £305 +16.19% 1
London +7 10 £303 +44.04% 1
Leeds - 6 - -
West Yorkshire - 6 - -
Yorkshire - 6 - -
Kingston Upon Thames - 5 £300 -
City of London - 2 £375 -
South West -9 1 £550 +109.52%
Wiltshire - 1 £550 -
Swindon - 1 £550 -

SCCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 28 (75.68%) SS7
2 23 (62.16%) 3G
3 21 (56.76%) ISUP
4 19 (51.35%) Telecoms
4 19 (51.35%) 2G
5 18 (48.65%) 4G
6 12 (32.43%) TCAP
7 11 (29.73%) INAP
8 10 (27.03%) Network Architecture
8 10 (27.03%) SGSN
9 9 (24.32%) Degree
9 9 (24.32%) Firewall
9 9 (24.32%) Cisco
10 8 (21.62%) Microsoft
11 7 (18.92%) PSTN
11 7 (18.92%) RTP
11 7 (18.92%) Diameter Protocol
12 6 (16.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 6 (16.22%) Unified Communications
12 6 (16.22%) SIGTRAN
12 6 (16.22%) MGW
12 6 (16.22%) H.323
12 6 (16.22%) Statistics
12 6 (16.22%) Remedy
12 6 (16.22%) ITIL
12 6 (16.22%) HNC
12 6 (16.22%) GPRS
12 6 (16.22%) SMS
13 5 (13.51%) 3GPP
13 5 (13.51%) UMTS

SCCP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 5 (13.51%) MS Exchange
1 5 (13.51%) Office Communications Server
1 5 (13.51%) Lync
1 5 (13.51%) Exchange Server 2010
Communications & Networking
1 28 (75.68%) SS7
2 23 (62.16%) 3G
3 21 (56.76%) ISUP
4 19 (51.35%) 2G
5 18 (48.65%) 4G
6 12 (32.43%) TCAP
7 11 (29.73%) INAP
8 10 (27.03%) SGSN
9 9 (24.32%) Firewall
10 7 (18.92%) RTP
10 7 (18.92%) PSTN
10 7 (18.92%) Diameter Protocol
11 6 (16.22%) MGW
11 6 (16.22%) Unified Communications
11 6 (16.22%) SIGTRAN
11 6 (16.22%) SMS
11 6 (16.22%) GPRS
11 6 (16.22%) H.323
12 5 (13.51%) GSM
12 5 (13.51%) CDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.51%) MySQL
1 5 (13.51%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (2.70%) JMeter
1 1 (2.70%) SoapUI
General
1 19 (51.35%) Telecoms
2 5 (13.51%) Advertising
2 5 (13.51%) Back Office
3 2 (5.41%) Electronics
3 2 (5.41%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (13.51%) Developer
1 5 (13.51%) Unified Communications Engineer
2 4 (10.81%) Communications Engineer
3 3 (8.11%) Telecoms Developer
3 3 (8.11%) Analyst
3 3 (8.11%) Network Analyst
3 3 (8.11%) C++ Developer
3 3 (8.11%) CS Core Engineer
4 2 (5.41%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (5.41%) Voice Engineer
4 2 (5.41%) Senior Network Analyst
4 2 (5.41%) Test Leader
5 1 (2.70%) Back Office Engineer
5 1 (2.70%) Cisco Voice Engineer
5 1 (2.70%) Security Architect
5 1 (2.70%) Senior Voice Engineer
5 1 (2.70%) CLAS Consultant
5 1 (2.70%) Architect
5 1 (2.70%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (2.70%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.51%) STL
1 5 (13.51%) POSIX
1 5 (13.51%) MAPI
1 5 (13.51%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 1 (2.70%) SOAP
2 1 (2.70%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.22%) Statistics
2 5 (13.51%) Video Conferencing
2 5 (13.51%) iPhone
3 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.70%) CESG
3 1 (2.70%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.51%) UNIX
1 5 (13.51%) Windows
1 5 (13.51%) Linux
1 5 (13.51%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (27.03%) Network Architecture
2 6 (16.22%) ITIL
3 5 (13.51%) Multithreading
3 5 (13.51%) Performance Tuning
3 5 (13.51%) Server Building
4 3 (8.11%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (8.11%) Use Case
4 3 (8.11%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (8.11%) Compatibility Testing
5 2 (5.41%) Time Management
5 2 (5.41%) Test Automation
5 2 (5.41%) Software Testing
6 1 (2.70%) Problem Management
6 1 (2.70%) SABSA
6 1 (2.70%) Security Architecture
6 1 (2.70%) Test Management
6 1 (2.70%) TOGAF
6 1 (2.70%) Network Design
6 1 (2.70%) E-Commerce
6 1 (2.70%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.51%) C++
2 1 (2.70%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (24.32%) Degree
2 6 (16.22%) HNC
2 6 (16.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 3 (8.11%) CCNP
3 3 (8.11%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (5.41%) SC Cleared
4 2 (5.41%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.70%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.70%) CCVP
5 1 (2.70%) CCNA
5 1 (2.70%) CISSP
5 1 (2.70%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.11%) QA
2 1 (2.70%) JSP 440
2 1 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (13.51%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 3 (8.11%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (5.41%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (2.70%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 9 (24.32%) Cisco
2 8 (21.62%) Microsoft
3 6 (16.22%) Remedy
4 5 (13.51%) Huawei
4 5 (13.51%) Polycom
4 5 (13.51%) Adobe
4 5 (13.51%) Tieto
4 5 (13.51%) F5
4 5 (13.51%) Dialogic
5 4 (10.81%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 1 (2.70%) Ericsson
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