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 25 November 2014 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
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Signaling Connection Control Part (SCCP)
Rank 589 575 565
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -10
Contract jobs citing SCCP 12 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.021% 0.004% 0.008%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.15% 0.029% 0.049%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 0
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£285 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.30% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £325 -
% change year-on-year
-10.76% -
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
8109 6984 8132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.25% 13.48% 15.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 4660 3844 3902
Average daily rate £363 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 439 463 626
Average hourly rate £22.68 £20.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.63% +2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +7.14%

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 12 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 25 November 2014. 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 -31 11 £285 -12.30% 1
Berkshire +7 5 - -
South East -20 5 - -
Reading - 4 - -
London - 2 £278 - 1
Guildford - - - -
Slough - - - -
Swindon - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
City of London - - - - 1
South West - - - -

SCCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, 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 16 (61.54%) DNS
1 16 (61.54%) Telecoms
2 15 (57.69%) LTE
3 14 (53.85%) INAP
3 14 (53.85%) GSM
4 12 (46.15%) TCAP
4 12 (46.15%) ISUP
5 11 (42.31%) 3G
5 11 (42.31%) HTTP
6 10 (38.46%) VoIP
6 10 (38.46%) 2G
6 10 (38.46%) MGW
6 10 (38.46%) 4G
7 9 (34.62%) Firewall
7 9 (34.62%) Cisco
8 8 (30.77%) UMTS
8 8 (30.77%) SOAP
8 8 (30.77%) SMPP
8 8 (30.77%) CheckPoint
8 8 (30.77%) SCTP
8 8 (30.77%) M3UA
8 8 (30.77%) Degree
9 7 (26.92%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (23.08%) Cisco CUCM
10 6 (23.08%) XCAP
10 6 (23.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (23.08%) Red Hat
10 6 (23.08%) Megaco
10 6 (23.08%) UNIX
10 6 (23.08%) Solaris

SCCP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, 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.

Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MS Office
1 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 16 (61.54%) DNS
2 15 (57.69%) LTE
3 14 (53.85%) INAP
3 14 (53.85%) GSM
4 12 (46.15%) TCAP
4 12 (46.15%) ISUP
5 11 (42.31%) 3G
5 11 (42.31%) HTTP
6 10 (38.46%) VoIP
6 10 (38.46%) 2G
6 10 (38.46%) MGW
6 10 (38.46%) 4G
7 9 (34.62%) Firewall
8 8 (30.77%) UMTS
8 8 (30.77%) SMPP
8 8 (30.77%) SCTP
8 8 (30.77%) M3UA
9 6 (23.08%) XCAP
9 6 (23.08%) Megaco
9 6 (23.08%) LDAP
General
1 16 (61.54%) Telecoms
2 4 (15.38%) Back Office
3 2 (7.69%) Billing
4 1 (3.85%) Electronics
4 1 (3.85%) Marketing
4 1 (3.85%) Finance
4 1 (3.85%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (15.38%) Customer Engineer
1 4 (15.38%) Back Office Engineer
1 4 (15.38%) Telephony Engineer
2 3 (11.54%) Test Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) Network Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) Core Network Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) Design Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Network Analyst
4 1 (3.85%) Technical Leader
4 1 (3.85%) Technical Product Manager
4 1 (3.85%) Technical Manager
4 1 (3.85%) Product Manager
4 1 (3.85%) Integration Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) IP Telephony Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) IP Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Test Leader
4 1 (3.85%) Analyst
4 1 (3.85%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (30.77%) SOAP
2 1 (3.85%) TAPI
Miscellaneous
1 7 (26.92%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (15.38%) Computer Science
3 2 (7.69%) Clustering
4 1 (3.85%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 6 (23.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 6 (23.08%) UNIX
1 6 (23.08%) Solaris
1 6 (23.08%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (15.38%) Configuration Management
1 4 (15.38%) Change Management
1 4 (15.38%) Load Balancing
1 4 (15.38%) Problem Management
1 4 (15.38%) Validation
2 3 (11.54%) Network Planning
3 2 (7.69%) Service Management
3 2 (7.69%) Network Architecture
3 2 (7.69%) Line Management
4 1 (3.85%) Programme Management
4 1 (3.85%) Software Testing
4 1 (3.85%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (3.85%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (3.85%) Time Management
4 1 (3.85%) Test Strategy
4 1 (3.85%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (3.85%) Integration Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 8 (30.77%) Degree
2 2 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (7.69%) CCIE
2 2 (7.69%) CCNP
3 1 (3.85%) CCVP
3 1 (3.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (3.85%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (19.23%) SLA
2 2 (7.69%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 6 (23.08%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (11.54%) CA Spectrum
3 1 (3.85%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (3.85%) NSN NetAct
3 1 (3.85%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (34.62%) Cisco
2 8 (30.77%) CheckPoint
3 6 (23.08%) Red Hat
4 4 (15.38%) Huawei
5 3 (11.54%) HP
5 3 (11.54%) CA
6 2 (7.69%) Sun
7 1 (3.85%) Agilent
7 1 (3.85%) SAP
7 1 (3.85%) Microsoft
7 1 (3.85%) Juniper