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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Signaling Connection Control Part (SCCP)
Rank 636 616 602
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -14
Contract jobs citing SCCP 10 22 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.019% 0.040% 0.023%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.11% 0.28% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 15 7
Median daily rate £285 £340 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.17% +18.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £197 £277 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £377 £390 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £343 £400 £294
% change year-on-year
-14.37% +36.17%
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
8750 7936 7216
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.25% 14.39% 13.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 5293 4471 3865
Median daily rate £390 £355 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.85% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 429 469 396
Median hourly rate £28.50 £23.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.91% +21.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £47.50 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £25.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+26.00% +38.88%

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 28 June 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 6 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 28 June 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
Northern Ireland - 7 £400 -
County Antrim - 5 £400 -
Belfast - 5 £400 -
England -21 3 £230 -32.35% 1
Yorkshire -3 1 £285 -28.75%
London -19 1 £175 -47.76%

SCCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 13 (65.00%) Cisco
2 12 (60.00%) MGCP
3 11 (55.00%) Cisco CUCM
4 10 (50.00%) Cisco UCCX
5 9 (45.00%) Unified Communications
5 9 (45.00%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (45.00%) H.323
6 8 (40.00%) Video Conferencing
7 7 (35.00%) Tandberg
7 7 (35.00%) SS7
8 6 (30.00%) ISUP
8 6 (30.00%) Cisco UCCE
8 6 (30.00%) Software Licensing
9 5 (25.00%) PABX
9 5 (25.00%) NICE Systems
9 5 (25.00%) CCIE
9 5 (25.00%) ISDN
10 4 (20.00%) TCAP
10 4 (20.00%) XMPP
10 4 (20.00%) SIGTRAN
10 4 (20.00%) GSM
10 4 (20.00%) CCNP
11 3 (15.00%) WAN
11 3 (15.00%) GPRS
11 3 (15.00%) PSTN
11 3 (15.00%) UMTS
11 3 (15.00%) Unix
11 3 (15.00%) Linux
11 3 (15.00%) GGSN
11 3 (15.00%) SGSN

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.00%) Office Communications Server
1 1 (5.00%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 12 (60.00%) MGCP
2 9 (45.00%) H.323
2 9 (45.00%) Unified Communications
3 7 (35.00%) SS7
4 6 (30.00%) ISUP
5 5 (25.00%) ISDN
5 5 (25.00%) PABX
6 4 (20.00%) GSM
6 4 (20.00%) SIGTRAN
6 4 (20.00%) TCAP
7 3 (15.00%) GGSN
7 3 (15.00%) GPRS
7 3 (15.00%) IP Telephony
7 3 (15.00%) PSTN
7 3 (15.00%) SGSN
7 3 (15.00%) UMTS
7 3 (15.00%) WAN
7 3 (15.00%) WebEx
7 3 (15.00%) Wireless
8 2 (10.00%) Diameter Protocol
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) CppUnit
1 1 (5.00%) JMeter
General
1 3 (15.00%) Back Office
2 2 (10.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (45.00%) Unified Communications Engineer
2 5 (25.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Cisco Voice Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Voice Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Data Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Test Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Collaboration Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Lync Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Network Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Principal Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Support Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Telecoms Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Telecoms Support Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (20.00%) XMPP
2 1 (5.00%) 802.1X
2 1 (5.00%) MAPI
2 1 (5.00%) RSS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (40.00%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (10.00%) Handset
3 1 (5.00%) Algorithms
3 1 (5.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.00%) iPhone
3 1 (5.00%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.00%) Linux
1 3 (15.00%) Unix
2 2 (10.00%) Windows
3 1 (5.00%) Android
3 1 (5.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (30.00%) Software Licensing
2 3 (15.00%) Network Architecture
3 2 (10.00%) Coaching
3 2 (10.00%) Mentoring
3 2 (10.00%) Project Management
3 2 (10.00%) WAN Optimisation
4 1 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.00%) Automated Testing
4 1 (5.00%) Change Management
4 1 (5.00%) Defect Management
4 1 (5.00%) Manual Testing
4 1 (5.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (5.00%) Regression Testing
4 1 (5.00%) Server Building
4 1 (5.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (5.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (5.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (5.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) Perl
1 2 (10.00%) SQL
2 1 (5.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (5.00%) C
2 1 (5.00%) C++
2 1 (5.00%) Java
2 1 (5.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (45.00%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (25.00%) CCIE
3 4 (20.00%) CCNP
4 2 (10.00%) CCNP Voice
4 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
1 1 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (55.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 10 (50.00%) Cisco UCCX
3 6 (30.00%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (65.00%) Cisco
2 7 (35.00%) Tandberg
3 5 (25.00%) NICE Systems
4 3 (15.00%) Huawei
4 3 (15.00%) Nokia Networks
5 2 (10.00%) Google
5 2 (10.00%) HP
5 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (10.00%) Riverbed
6 1 (5.00%) Adobe
6 1 (5.00%) F5
6 1 (5.00%) Palo Alto
6 1 (5.00%) Polycom