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 1 September 2015 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Signaling Connection Control Part (SCCP)
Rank 610 601 586
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -15
Contract jobs citing SCCP 15 15 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.025% 0.027% 0.011%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.18% 0.18% 0.084%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 2
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£305 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.85% +16.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £550 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
+57.14% +16.66%
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
8197 8298 7149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.81% 14.67% 13.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 4697 4499 3856
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 531 449 415
Average hourly rate £21.53 £22.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.15% -2.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 1 September 2015.

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 7 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 1 September 2015. 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 -9 15 £305 -12.85% 1
London +8 12 £303 -0.81%
Kingston Upon Thames - 7 £300 -
South West -5 1 £550 +109.52%
City of London - 1 £375 -
Swindon - 1 £550 -
Wiltshire - 1 £550 -

SCCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 26 (72.22%) SS7
2 20 (55.56%) 3G
2 20 (55.56%) 2G
3 19 (52.78%) ISUP
4 17 (47.22%) Telecoms
5 13 (36.11%) TCAP
5 13 (36.11%) 4G
6 11 (30.56%) Network Architecture
7 10 (27.78%) Cisco
7 10 (27.78%) Microsoft
8 9 (25.00%) Degree
9 8 (22.22%) H.323
10 7 (19.44%) INAP
10 7 (19.44%) PostgreSQL
10 7 (19.44%) Firewall
10 7 (19.44%) BIG-IP
10 7 (19.44%) Adobe
10 7 (19.44%) MAPI
10 7 (19.44%) RTP
10 7 (19.44%) C++
10 7 (19.44%) MySQL
10 7 (19.44%) STL
10 7 (19.44%) UNIX
10 7 (19.44%) Windows
10 7 (19.44%) Linux
10 7 (19.44%) CDMA
10 7 (19.44%) PSTN
10 7 (19.44%) POSIX
10 7 (19.44%) 3GPP
10 7 (19.44%) Multithreading

SCCP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 7 (19.44%) Office Communications Server
1 7 (19.44%) Lync
2 5 (13.89%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (13.89%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.56%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 26 (72.22%) SS7
2 20 (55.56%) 3G
2 20 (55.56%) 2G
3 19 (52.78%) ISUP
4 13 (36.11%) TCAP
4 13 (36.11%) 4G
5 8 (22.22%) H.323
6 7 (19.44%) Firewall
6 7 (19.44%) INAP
6 7 (19.44%) CDMA
6 7 (19.44%) PSTN
6 7 (19.44%) 3GPP
6 7 (19.44%) WebEx
6 7 (19.44%) Diameter Protocol
6 7 (19.44%) BIG-IP
6 7 (19.44%) RTP
7 6 (16.67%) SIGTRAN
7 6 (16.67%) GGSN
7 6 (16.67%) SGSN
7 6 (16.67%) MGW
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (19.44%) MySQL
1 7 (19.44%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (2.78%) JMeter
1 1 (2.78%) SoapUI
General
1 17 (47.22%) Telecoms
2 6 (16.67%) Back Office
3 5 (13.89%) Advertising
4 2 (5.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (19.44%) Developer
2 5 (13.89%) C++ Developer
2 5 (13.89%) Unified Communications Engineer
3 4 (11.11%) Communications Engineer
3 4 (11.11%) Telecoms Developer
4 3 (8.33%) Analyst
4 3 (8.33%) Network Analyst
4 3 (8.33%) CS Core Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (5.56%) Senior Network Analyst
5 2 (5.56%) Test Leader
6 1 (2.78%) Back Office Engineer
6 1 (2.78%) Cisco Voice Engineer
6 1 (2.78%) Security Architect
6 1 (2.78%) Voice Engineer
6 1 (2.78%) CLAS Consultant
6 1 (2.78%) Architect
6 1 (2.78%) Cisco Engineer
6 1 (2.78%) Consultant
6 1 (2.78%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (19.44%) STL
1 7 (19.44%) POSIX
1 7 (19.44%) MAPI
1 7 (19.44%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 2 (5.56%) RSS
3 1 (2.78%) XMPP
3 1 (2.78%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (19.44%) Video Conferencing
1 7 (19.44%) iPhone
2 6 (16.67%) Statistics
3 1 (2.78%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.78%) CESG
3 1 (2.78%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 7 (19.44%) UNIX
1 7 (19.44%) Windows
1 7 (19.44%) Linux
1 7 (19.44%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (30.56%) Network Architecture
2 7 (19.44%) Multithreading
2 7 (19.44%) Server Building
3 6 (16.67%) ITIL
4 5 (13.89%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (8.33%) Use Case
5 3 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (5.56%) Software Testing
6 2 (5.56%) Time Management
6 2 (5.56%) Test Automation
7 1 (2.78%) Security Architecture
7 1 (2.78%) System Integration Testing
7 1 (2.78%) SABSA
7 1 (2.78%) Problem Management
7 1 (2.78%) Test Management
7 1 (2.78%) TOGAF
7 1 (2.78%) Network Design
7 1 (2.78%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 7 (19.44%) C++
2 2 (5.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (25.00%) Degree
2 6 (16.67%) HNC
2 6 (16.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (5.56%) CCNP
4 1 (2.78%) CCNA
4 1 (2.78%) CISSP
4 1 (2.78%) CCIE
4 1 (2.78%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.78%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.78%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.33%) QA
2 1 (2.78%) JSP 440
2 1 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (19.44%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 2 (5.56%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (2.78%) Cisco UCCE
2 1 (2.78%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 10 (27.78%) Cisco
1 10 (27.78%) Microsoft
2 7 (19.44%) Adobe
2 7 (19.44%) Polycom
2 7 (19.44%) Tieto
2 7 (19.44%) F5
2 7 (19.44%) Dialogic
3 6 (16.67%) Huawei
3 6 (16.67%) Remedy
4 5 (13.89%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 2 (5.56%) Google
6 1 (2.78%) Ericsson
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