The table below looks at the statistics for SCCP skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SCCP over the 3 months to 26 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Signaling Connection Control Part (SCCP)
Rank 640 627 597
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -30
Contract jobs citing SCCP 10 18 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.019% 0.032% 0.019%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.11% 0.23% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 11 6
Median daily rate £285 £350 £281
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.57% +24.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £300 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £280 £550 £300
% change year-on-year
-49.09% +83.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £55.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 - -

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
8740 7972 7525
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.19% 14.00% 13.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 5340 4547 3993
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 428 483 433
Median hourly rate £28.75 £21.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.90% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+46.34% +7.62%

SCCP
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing SCCP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SCCP within the UK over the 3 months to 26 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -25 7 £285 -18.57% 1
London -9 3 £400 +22.13%
Northern Ireland - 3 - -
Berkshire - 2 £275 -
South East - 2 £275 - 1
Yorkshire -8 1 £285 -
Belfast - 1 - -
Reading - 1 - -
Slough - 1 £275 -
County Antrim - 1 - -

SCCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SCCP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for SCCP.

1 14 (66.67%) Cisco
2 13 (61.90%) Cisco CUCM
3 12 (57.14%) MGCP
4 10 (47.62%) Cisco UCCX
5 9 (42.86%) Unified Communications
5 9 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (38.10%) H.323
7 7 (33.33%) SS7
7 7 (33.33%) Tandberg
7 7 (33.33%) Video Conferencing
8 6 (28.57%) Software Licensing
8 6 (28.57%) Cisco UCCE
9 5 (23.81%) PABX
9 5 (23.81%) NICE Systems
9 5 (23.81%) ISUP
9 5 (23.81%) CCIE
9 5 (23.81%) ISDN
10 4 (19.05%) GSM
10 4 (19.05%) CCNP
10 4 (19.05%) XMPP
10 4 (19.05%) SIGTRAN
11 3 (14.29%) IP Telephony
11 3 (14.29%) Wireless
11 3 (14.29%) Telecoms
11 3 (14.29%) 2G
11 3 (14.29%) WAN
11 3 (14.29%) 3G
11 3 (14.29%) GPRS
11 3 (14.29%) PSTN
11 3 (14.29%) UMTS

SCCP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 12 (57.14%) MGCP
2 9 (42.86%) Unified Communications
3 8 (38.10%) H.323
4 7 (33.33%) SS7
5 5 (23.81%) ISDN
5 5 (23.81%) ISUP
5 5 (23.81%) PABX
6 4 (19.05%) GSM
6 4 (19.05%) SIGTRAN
7 3 (14.29%) 2G
7 3 (14.29%) 3G
7 3 (14.29%) Diameter Protocol
7 3 (14.29%) GPRS
7 3 (14.29%) IP Telephony
7 3 (14.29%) PSTN
7 3 (14.29%) SGSN
7 3 (14.29%) TCAP
7 3 (14.29%) UMTS
7 3 (14.29%) WAN
7 3 (14.29%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) CppUnit
1 1 (4.76%) JMeter
General
1 3 (14.29%) Telecoms
2 2 (9.52%) Back Office
3 1 (4.76%) Billing
3 1 (4.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (42.86%) Unified Communications Engineer
2 7 (33.33%) Cisco Engineer
3 5 (23.81%) Cisco Voice Engineer
3 5 (23.81%) Voice Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Cisco Design Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Data Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Designer
4 2 (9.52%) Test Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Network Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Principal Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Support Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Telecoms Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Telecoms Support Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Tester
5 1 (4.76%) Testing Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (19.05%) XMPP
2 1 (4.76%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 7 (33.33%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (9.52%) Handset
2 2 (9.52%) Smart Meter
3 1 (4.76%) Algorithms
3 1 (4.76%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (14.29%) Linux
1 3 (14.29%) Unix
2 1 (4.76%) Windows
2 1 (4.76%) Windows Server
2 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (28.57%) Software Licensing
2 2 (9.52%) Coaching
2 2 (9.52%) Mentoring
2 2 (9.52%) Network Architecture
2 2 (9.52%) Project Management
2 2 (9.52%) WAN Optimisation
3 1 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (4.76%) Automated Testing
3 1 (4.76%) Change Management
3 1 (4.76%) Exploratory Testing
3 1 (4.76%) Manual Testing
3 1 (4.76%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (4.76%) Regression Testing
3 1 (4.76%) Smoke Testing
3 1 (4.76%) Software Testing
3 1 (4.76%) Test Scripting
3 1 (4.76%) Test Strategy
3 1 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.52%) Perl
1 2 (9.52%) SQL
2 1 (4.76%) Bash Shell
2 1 (4.76%) C
2 1 (4.76%) C++
2 1 (4.76%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (23.81%) CCIE
3 4 (19.05%) CCNP
4 2 (9.52%) CCNP Voice
4 2 (9.52%) SC Cleared
4 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 13 (61.90%) Cisco CUCM
2 10 (47.62%) Cisco UCCX
3 6 (28.57%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (66.67%) Cisco
2 7 (33.33%) Tandberg
3 5 (23.81%) NICE Systems
4 2 (9.52%) HP
4 2 (9.52%) Huawei
4 2 (9.52%) Nokia Networks
4 2 (9.52%) Riverbed
5 1 (4.76%) Google
5 1 (4.76%) Microsoft