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 5 May 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Signaling Connection Control Part (SCCP)
Rank 641 618 612
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -6
Contract jobs citing SCCP 12 22 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.022% 0.039% 0.007%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.14% 0.26% 0.055%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 2
Median daily rate £400 £340 £294
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +15.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £245 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £405 £299
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £400 £294
% change year-on-year
-9.37% +36.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
8594 8372 7295
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.47% 15.01% 13.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 5221 4551 3870
Median daily rate £390 £350 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -0.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £345 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.24% +4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 362 471 401
Median hourly rate £28.00 £27.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% +37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £47.50 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+16.07% +40.00%

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
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 5 May 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 -41 6 £394 +15.80% 1
Northern Ireland - 6 £400 -
Belfast - 5 £400 -
County Antrim - 5 £400 -
London -3 4 £425 +26.86%
East Midlands - 2 £363 -
Derbyshire - 2 £363 -
Derby - 2 £363 -

SCCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 (72.22%) Cisco
2 11 (61.11%) MGCP
3 10 (55.56%) Cisco CUCM
4 9 (50.00%) Cisco UCCX
4 9 (50.00%) H.323
5 8 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (44.44%) Video Conferencing
5 8 (44.44%) Unified Communications
6 6 (33.33%) Tandberg
7 5 (27.78%) Cisco UCCE
7 5 (27.78%) SS7
7 5 (27.78%) ISUP
7 5 (27.78%) ISDN
7 5 (27.78%) Software Licensing
8 4 (22.22%) WebEx
8 4 (22.22%) NICE Systems
8 4 (22.22%) PABX
8 4 (22.22%) GPRS
8 4 (22.22%) GSM
8 4 (22.22%) UMTS
8 4 (22.22%) TCAP
8 4 (22.22%) CCIE
8 4 (22.22%) CCNP
8 4 (22.22%) Network Architecture
8 4 (22.22%) Nokia Networks
8 4 (22.22%) Back Office
8 4 (22.22%) XMPP
8 4 (22.22%) Huawei
8 4 (22.22%) GGSN
8 4 (22.22%) 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 2 (11.11%) Office Communications Server
1 2 (11.11%) Skype for Business
2 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (5.56%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 11 (61.11%) MGCP
2 9 (50.00%) H.323
3 8 (44.44%) Unified Communications
4 5 (27.78%) ISDN
4 5 (27.78%) ISUP
4 5 (27.78%) SS7
5 4 (22.22%) GGSN
5 4 (22.22%) GPRS
5 4 (22.22%) GSM
5 4 (22.22%) PABX
5 4 (22.22%) SGSN
5 4 (22.22%) TCAP
5 4 (22.22%) UMTS
5 4 (22.22%) WebEx
6 3 (16.67%) IP Telephony
6 3 (16.67%) PSTN
6 3 (16.67%) WAN
6 3 (16.67%) Wireless
7 2 (11.11%) BIG-IP
7 2 (11.11%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 4 (22.22%) Back Office
2 1 (5.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (44.44%) Unified Communications Engineer
2 6 (33.33%) Cisco Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Cisco Voice Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Voice Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Data Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Lync Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Collaboration Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Messaging Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Network Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Principal Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (22.22%) XMPP
2 2 (11.11%) MAPI
2 2 (11.11%) RSS
3 1 (5.56%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 8 (44.44%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (11.11%) Handset
2 2 (11.11%) iPhone
3 1 (5.56%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (16.67%) Windows
2 2 (11.11%) Android
3 1 (5.56%) Windows Server
3 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) Software Licensing
2 4 (22.22%) Network Architecture
3 2 (11.11%) Coaching
3 2 (11.11%) Mentoring
3 2 (11.11%) Project Management
3 2 (11.11%) Server Building
3 2 (11.11%) WAN Optimisation
4 1 (5.56%) Change Management
4 1 (5.56%) Defect Management
4 1 (5.56%) E-Commerce
4 1 (5.56%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (22.22%) CCIE
2 4 (22.22%) CCNP
3 2 (11.11%) CCNP Voice
4 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
4 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (55.56%) Cisco CUCM
2 9 (50.00%) Cisco UCCX
3 5 (27.78%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 13 (72.22%) Cisco
2 6 (33.33%) Tandberg
3 4 (22.22%) Huawei
3 4 (22.22%) NICE Systems
3 4 (22.22%) Nokia Networks
4 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 2 (11.11%) Adobe
5 2 (11.11%) F5
5 2 (11.11%) Google
5 2 (11.11%) Palo Alto
5 2 (11.11%) Polycom
5 2 (11.11%) Riverbed
6 1 (5.56%) HP
6 1 (5.56%) MobileIron