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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Signaling Connection Control Part (SCCP)
Rank 602 572 593
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +21
Contract jobs citing SCCP 12 6 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.021% 0.011% 0.017%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.14% 0.085% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 1
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£285 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.30% +1.56%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
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
8414 7100 9045
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.56% 13.47% 15.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 4661 3882 4105
Average daily rate £365 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.68% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £333
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 463 396 711
Average hourly rate £22.69 £22.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.84% +4.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £41.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

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
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 23 September 2014.

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 11 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 23 September 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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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 -13 10 £285 -12.30% 2
South East -9 3 - -
London - 3 £285 -
Swindon - - - - 1
Devon - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Wiltshire - - - - 1
City of London - - - -
South West - - - - 1
Exeter - - - -
Guildford - - - -

SCCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 (66.67%) ISUP
2 13 (54.17%) Telecoms
3 11 (45.83%) INAP
3 11 (45.83%) GSM
3 11 (45.83%) DNS
3 11 (45.83%) LTE
4 9 (37.50%) UMTS
4 9 (37.50%) Firewall
5 8 (33.33%) CheckPoint
5 8 (33.33%) 3G
6 7 (29.17%) SS7
6 7 (29.17%) TCAP
6 7 (29.17%) SMS
6 7 (29.17%) GPRS
6 7 (29.17%) Cisco
6 7 (29.17%) Degree
6 7 (29.17%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (25.00%) SIGTRAN
7 6 (25.00%) HTTP
8 5 (20.83%) LAN
8 5 (20.83%) VoIP
8 5 (20.83%) 2G
8 5 (20.83%) Wireshark
8 5 (20.83%) MGW
8 5 (20.83%) 4G
8 5 (20.83%) Cisco CUCM
9 4 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
9 4 (16.67%) Load Balancing
9 4 (16.67%) Computer Science
9 4 (16.67%) GGSN

SCCP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.17%) Lync
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (4.17%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 16 (66.67%) ISUP
2 11 (45.83%) INAP
2 11 (45.83%) DNS
2 11 (45.83%) GSM
2 11 (45.83%) LTE
3 9 (37.50%) UMTS
3 9 (37.50%) Firewall
4 8 (33.33%) 3G
5 7 (29.17%) SS7
5 7 (29.17%) TCAP
5 7 (29.17%) SMS
5 7 (29.17%) GPRS
6 6 (25.00%) HTTP
6 6 (25.00%) SIGTRAN
7 5 (20.83%) MGW
7 5 (20.83%) 4G
7 5 (20.83%) Wireshark
7 5 (20.83%) 2G
7 5 (20.83%) LAN
7 5 (20.83%) VoIP
General
1 13 (54.17%) Telecoms
2 4 (16.67%) Back Office
3 2 (8.33%) Billing
4 1 (4.17%) Marketing
4 1 (4.17%) Electronics
4 1 (4.17%) Finance
4 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (16.67%) Test Engineer
1 4 (16.67%) Back Office Engineer
2 2 (8.33%) Telephony Engineer
2 2 (8.33%) Design Engineer
2 2 (8.33%) Core Network Engineer
2 2 (8.33%) Integration Engineer
2 2 (8.33%) Consultant
2 2 (8.33%) Network Engineer
2 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (4.17%) Integration Manager
3 1 (4.17%) Analyst
3 1 (4.17%) Test Manager
3 1 (4.17%) Test Analyst
3 1 (4.17%) Support Engineer
3 1 (4.17%) Network Analyst
3 1 (4.17%) Cisco Support
3 1 (4.17%) Technical Leader
3 1 (4.17%) Technical Product Manager
3 1 (4.17%) Voice Engineer
3 1 (4.17%) Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.50%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (29.17%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (16.67%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.17%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (4.17%) DTV
3 1 (4.17%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.17%) UNIX
1 1 (4.17%) Solaris
1 1 (4.17%) Linux
1 1 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (16.67%) Configuration Management
1 4 (16.67%) Change Management
1 4 (16.67%) Validation
1 4 (16.67%) Load Balancing
1 4 (16.67%) Problem Management
2 3 (12.50%) Network Planning
3 2 (8.33%) Network Architecture
3 2 (8.33%) Integration Acceptance Testing
3 2 (8.33%) Service Management
3 2 (8.33%) Line Management
4 1 (4.17%) ITIL
4 1 (4.17%) CRM
4 1 (4.17%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (4.17%) Programme Management
4 1 (4.17%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (4.17%) Test Strategy
4 1 (4.17%) Software Testing
4 1 (4.17%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (4.17%) User Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 7 (29.17%) Degree
2 1 (4.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (4.17%) CCIE
2 1 (4.17%) ISEB
2 1 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.17%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.67%) SLA
2 1 (4.17%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 5 (20.83%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (12.50%) CA Spectrum
2 3 (12.50%) NSN NetAct
3 1 (4.17%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (4.17%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (4.17%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 8 (33.33%) CheckPoint
2 7 (29.17%) Cisco
3 4 (16.67%) Huawei
4 3 (12.50%) Agilent
4 3 (12.50%) CA
5 2 (8.33%) HP
6 1 (4.17%) Juniper
6 1 (4.17%) Sun
6 1 (4.17%) Tandberg
6 1 (4.17%) SolarWinds
6 1 (4.17%) Ericsson
6 1 (4.17%) Red Hat
6 1 (4.17%) SAP