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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Signaling Connection Control Part (SCCP)
Rank 621 606 580
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -26
Contract jobs citing SCCP 5 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.010% 0.012% 0.016%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.067% 0.078% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Average daily rate - £350 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -15.15%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £350 £413
% change year-on-year
- -15.15%
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
7512 7718 6671
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.60% 14.90% 13.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 4416 4287 3494
Average daily rate £380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £214 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 332 445 391
Average hourly rate £28.69 £24.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.53% +23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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
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 5 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 10 February 2016. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -4 5 - -
London - 2 - -
South East +12 1 - -
Berkshire +3 1 - -
Slough - 1 - -

SCCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 8 (53.33%) SS7
2 7 (46.67%) ISUP
2 7 (46.67%) H.323
2 7 (46.67%) Cisco
3 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (40.00%) UMTS
3 6 (40.00%) TCAP
3 6 (40.00%) GPRS
3 6 (40.00%) GSM
3 6 (40.00%) Back Office
3 6 (40.00%) Huawei
3 6 (40.00%) Polycom
3 6 (40.00%) Video Conferencing
3 6 (40.00%) SGSN
3 6 (40.00%) Network Architecture
3 6 (40.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 6 (40.00%) Skype for Business
4 5 (33.33%) GGSN
5 4 (26.67%) Google
5 4 (26.67%) Office Communications Server
5 4 (26.67%) PowerShell
5 4 (26.67%) Android
5 4 (26.67%) iPhone
5 4 (26.67%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 4 (26.67%) BIG-IP
5 4 (26.67%) Firewall
5 4 (26.67%) RSS
5 4 (26.67%) Windows
5 4 (26.67%) SMTP
5 4 (26.67%) MAPI

SCCP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 6 (40.00%) Skype for Business
2 4 (26.67%) Office Communications Server
3 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 4 (26.67%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 8 (53.33%) SS7
2 7 (46.67%) H.323
2 7 (46.67%) ISUP
3 6 (40.00%) GPRS
3 6 (40.00%) GSM
3 6 (40.00%) SGSN
3 6 (40.00%) TCAP
3 6 (40.00%) UMTS
4 5 (33.33%) GGSN
5 4 (26.67%) BIG-IP
5 4 (26.67%) Firewall
5 4 (26.67%) SMTP
5 4 (26.67%) WebEx
6 3 (20.00%) EIGRP
6 3 (20.00%) MGCP
6 3 (20.00%) Unified Communications
7 2 (13.33%) Skype
8 1 (6.67%) 2G
8 1 (6.67%) 3G
8 1 (6.67%) SIGTRAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) MySQL
1 1 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
General
1 6 (40.00%) Back Office
2 2 (13.33%) Billing
3 1 (6.67%) Law
3 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (20.00%) Unified Communications Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Lync Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) C++ Developer
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Collaboration Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) CS Core Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Developer
3 1 (6.67%) Messaging Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Network Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) SGSN Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Telecoms Developer
3 1 (6.67%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) MAPI
1 4 (26.67%) RSS
2 2 (13.33%) XMPP
3 1 (6.67%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 1 (6.67%) POSIX
3 1 (6.67%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 6 (40.00%) Video Conferencing
2 4 (26.67%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 4 (26.67%) Android
1 4 (26.67%) Windows
2 1 (6.67%) Linux
2 1 (6.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Network Architecture
2 4 (26.67%) Server Building
3 2 (13.33%) ITIL
3 2 (13.33%) PRINCE2
3 2 (13.33%) TOGAF
4 1 (6.67%) Defect Management
4 1 (6.67%) E-Commerce
4 1 (6.67%) Multithreading
4 1 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) PowerShell
2 3 (20.00%) C
3 1 (6.67%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) Degree
2 2 (13.33%) CCIE
2 2 (13.33%) CCNA
2 2 (13.33%) CCNP
2 2 (13.33%) CCNP Voice
2 2 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 4 (26.67%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) Cisco CUCM
1 3 (20.00%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) Cisco
2 6 (40.00%) Huawei
2 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (40.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 6 (40.00%) Polycom
3 4 (26.67%) Adobe
3 4 (26.67%) F5
3 4 (26.67%) Google
3 4 (26.67%) Palo Alto
4 2 (13.33%) Red Box
4 2 (13.33%) Remedy
5 1 (6.67%) Dialogic
5 1 (6.67%) HP
5 1 (6.67%) MobileIron
5 1 (6.67%) Tieto