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 25 August 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Signaling Connection Control Part (SCCP)
Rank 638 639 621
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -18
Contract jobs citing SCCP 12 16 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.022% 0.027% 0.025%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.14% 0.20% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 11 5
Median daily rate £285 £305 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.55% -12.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £300 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £380
UK excluding London median daily rate £280 £550 £350
% change year-on-year
-49.09% +57.14%
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
8517 8125 8263
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.70% 13.90% 14.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 5198 4651 4438
Median daily rate £400 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £235 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 426 510 463
Median hourly rate £32.25 £21.53 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+49.82% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £47.83 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £21.53 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+64.92% -2.15%

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 25 August 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 8 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 25 August 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 -10 12 £285 -6.55%
South East - 7 £275 -
Berkshire - 7 £275 -
Reading - 4 - -
London -22 3 £400 +32.23%
Bracknell - 2 - -
Yorkshire +4 1 £285 -
Slough - 1 £275 -

SCCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 August 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 17 (70.83%) Cisco
2 16 (66.67%) Cisco CUCM
3 15 (62.50%) MGCP
4 12 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (45.83%) H.323
6 10 (41.67%) Cisco UCCX
7 9 (37.50%) Unified Communications
7 9 (37.50%) Cisco UCCE
8 8 (33.33%) CCIE
9 7 (29.17%) CCNP
9 7 (29.17%) XMPP
9 7 (29.17%) Tandberg
9 7 (29.17%) Video Conferencing
10 6 (25.00%) Software Licensing
11 5 (20.83%) PABX
11 5 (20.83%) NICE Systems
11 5 (20.83%) SS7
11 5 (20.83%) ISUP
11 5 (20.83%) ISDN
12 4 (16.67%) SIGTRAN
13 3 (12.50%) CCVP
13 3 (12.50%) IP Telephony
13 3 (12.50%) INAP
13 3 (12.50%) Wireless
13 3 (12.50%) Telecoms
13 3 (12.50%) 2G
13 3 (12.50%) HTTP
13 3 (12.50%) CCNA
13 3 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (12.50%) 3G

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 15 (62.50%) MGCP
2 11 (45.83%) H.323
3 9 (37.50%) Unified Communications
4 5 (20.83%) ISDN
4 5 (20.83%) ISUP
4 5 (20.83%) PABX
4 5 (20.83%) SS7
5 4 (16.67%) SIGTRAN
6 3 (12.50%) 2G
6 3 (12.50%) 3G
6 3 (12.50%) Diameter Protocol
6 3 (12.50%) HTTP
6 3 (12.50%) INAP
6 3 (12.50%) IP Telephony
6 3 (12.50%) PBX
6 3 (12.50%) PSTN
6 3 (12.50%) RTP
6 3 (12.50%) VoIP
6 3 (12.50%) WAN
6 3 (12.50%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) CppUnit
1 1 (4.17%) JMeter
General
1 3 (12.50%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.17%) Billing
2 1 (4.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (37.50%) Unified Communications Engineer
2 7 (29.17%) Cisco Engineer
3 5 (20.83%) Cisco Voice Engineer
3 5 (20.83%) Voice Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Cisco Design Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) Data Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Designer
4 2 (8.33%) Test Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Network Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Principal Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Support Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Telecoms Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Telecoms Support Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Tester
5 1 (4.17%) Testing Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (29.17%) XMPP
2 1 (4.17%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 7 (29.17%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.33%) Handset
2 2 (8.33%) Smart Meter
3 1 (4.17%) Algorithms
3 1 (4.17%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.50%) Linux
1 3 (12.50%) Unix
2 1 (4.17%) Windows
2 1 (4.17%) Windows Server
2 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (25.00%) Software Licensing
2 3 (12.50%) ITIL
3 2 (8.33%) Coaching
3 2 (8.33%) Mentoring
3 2 (8.33%) Project Management
3 2 (8.33%) WAN Optimisation
4 1 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (4.17%) Automated Testing
4 1 (4.17%) Change Management
4 1 (4.17%) Exploratory Testing
4 1 (4.17%) Manual Testing
4 1 (4.17%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (4.17%) Regression Testing
4 1 (4.17%) Smoke Testing
4 1 (4.17%) Software Testing
4 1 (4.17%) Test Scripting
4 1 (4.17%) Test Strategy
4 1 (4.17%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.33%) Perl
1 2 (8.33%) SQL
2 1 (4.17%) Bash Shell
2 1 (4.17%) C
2 1 (4.17%) C++
2 1 (4.17%) Java
Qualifications
1 12 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (33.33%) CCIE
3 7 (29.17%) CCNP
4 3 (12.50%) CCNA
4 3 (12.50%) CCVP
4 3 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (8.33%) CCNP Voice
5 2 (8.33%) SC Cleared
5 2 (8.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 16 (66.67%) Cisco CUCM
2 10 (41.67%) Cisco UCCX
3 9 (37.50%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (4.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (70.83%) Cisco
2 7 (29.17%) Tandberg
3 5 (20.83%) NICE Systems
4 2 (8.33%) GENBAND
4 2 (8.33%) HP
4 2 (8.33%) Nortel
4 2 (8.33%) Riverbed
5 1 (4.17%) Google
5 1 (4.17%) Microsoft