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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Signaling Connection Control Part (SCCP)
Rank 578 596 541
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -55
Contract jobs citing SCCP 19 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.034% 0.006% 0.002%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.23% 0.042% 0.014%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 0
Average daily rate
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£340 £288 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.26% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £288 -
% change year-on-year
+39.13% -
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
8170 7142 7348
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.68% 13.11% 15.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 4445 3770 3665
Average daily rate £350 £357 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.89% +1.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 443 393 577
Average hourly rate £28.75 £20.00 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.75% -10.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.11%

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 27 April 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 9 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 27 April 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 +16 19 £340 +18.26% 7
London -4 9 £335 - 7
South East -15 5 - -
Berkshire - 5 - -
City of London - 3 £330 - 2
Huddersfield - 1 £400 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £400 -
Yorkshire - 1 £400 -
Reading - 1 - -

SCCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 14 (56.00%) 3G
1 14 (56.00%) Telecoms
2 13 (52.00%) INAP
2 13 (52.00%) SS7
2 13 (52.00%) 4G
3 12 (48.00%) TCAP
4 11 (44.00%) ISUP
5 10 (40.00%) 2G
6 9 (36.00%) Firewall
6 9 (36.00%) SGSN
6 9 (36.00%) DNS
6 9 (36.00%) GSM
7 8 (32.00%) Cisco
7 8 (32.00%) LTE
8 6 (24.00%) Microsoft
8 6 (24.00%) H.323
9 5 (20.00%) IMAP
9 5 (20.00%) BIG-IP
9 5 (20.00%) Adobe
9 5 (20.00%) SMPP
9 5 (20.00%) Megaco
9 5 (20.00%) MAPI
9 5 (20.00%) Red Hat
9 5 (20.00%) VoIP
9 5 (20.00%) HTTP
9 5 (20.00%) UNIX
9 5 (20.00%) Windows
9 5 (20.00%) Solaris
9 5 (20.00%) Linux
9 5 (20.00%) LDAP

SCCP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 (20.00%) MS Exchange
1 5 (20.00%) Office Communications Server
1 5 (20.00%) Lync
1 5 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Communications & Networking
1 14 (56.00%) 3G
2 13 (52.00%) SS7
2 13 (52.00%) INAP
2 13 (52.00%) 4G
3 12 (48.00%) TCAP
4 11 (44.00%) ISUP
5 10 (40.00%) 2G
6 9 (36.00%) SGSN
6 9 (36.00%) Firewall
6 9 (36.00%) GSM
6 9 (36.00%) DNS
7 8 (32.00%) LTE
8 6 (24.00%) H.323
9 5 (20.00%) SMPP
9 5 (20.00%) Megaco
9 5 (20.00%) VoIP
9 5 (20.00%) HTTP
9 5 (20.00%) LDAP
9 5 (20.00%) GPRS
9 5 (20.00%) MGW
General
1 14 (56.00%) Telecoms
2 4 (16.00%) Back Office
3 3 (12.00%) Advertising
4 2 (8.00%) Marketing
4 2 (8.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 4 (16.00%) Customer Engineer
1 4 (16.00%) Communications Engineer
2 2 (8.00%) Voice Engineer
2 2 (8.00%) Analyst
2 2 (8.00%) Senior Analyst
2 2 (8.00%) Network Analyst
2 2 (8.00%) Senior Network Analyst
2 2 (8.00%) CS Core Engineer
3 1 (4.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (4.00%) Test Manager
3 1 (4.00%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (4.00%) Administrator
3 1 (4.00%) Senior Voice Engineer
3 1 (4.00%) Test Leader
3 1 (4.00%) Back Office Engineer
3 1 (4.00%) Cisco Voice Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.00%) SOAP
1 5 (20.00%) MAPI
2 1 (4.00%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.00%) Video Conferencing
1 5 (20.00%) iPhone
2 1 (4.00%) Clustering
2 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.00%) UNIX
1 5 (20.00%) Windows
1 5 (20.00%) Solaris
1 5 (20.00%) Linux
1 5 (20.00%) Android
1 5 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (12.00%) Compatibility Testing
2 3 (12.00%) Network Architecture
3 1 (4.00%) Test Management
3 1 (4.00%) Coaching
3 1 (4.00%) ITIL
3 1 (4.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (4.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (4.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (4.00%) Problem Management
3 1 (4.00%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (4.00%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.00%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (12.00%) Degree
2 2 (8.00%) CCNP
2 2 (8.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (4.00%) PMP
3 1 (4.00%) PMI Certification
3 1 (4.00%) CCVP
3 1 (4.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (4.00%) CCNA
3 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) ISO 9001
1 1 (4.00%) SLA
1 1 (4.00%) QA
System Software
1 5 (20.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) Cisco UCCX
1 2 (8.00%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 8 (32.00%) Cisco
2 6 (24.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (20.00%) Adobe
3 5 (20.00%) Red Hat
3 5 (20.00%) Polycom
3 5 (20.00%) F5
4 4 (16.00%) Huawei
5 3 (12.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 1 (4.00%) Sun
6 1 (4.00%) HP
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