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 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Signaling Connection Control Part (SCCP)
Rank 648 648 630
Rank change year-on-year
0 -18
Contract jobs citing SCCP 9 13 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.017% 0.023% 0.021%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.11% 0.17% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 3
Median daily rate £400 £323 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.03% +13.15%
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £550 -
% change year-on-year
-50.00% -
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
8297 7834 8460
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.50% 13.69% 14.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 5065 4500 4673
Median daily rate £400 £380 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 416 545 478
Median hourly rate £26.50 £20.50 £22.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.26% -10.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.01 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+33.30% -8.67%

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 27 September 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 7 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 27 September 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 +24 9 £400 +24.03% 1
South East - 7 £275 - 1
Berkshire - 7 £275 -
Reading - 4 - -
London -13 2 £400 +33.33%
Bracknell - 2 - -
Slough - 1 £275 -

SCCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 September 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 12 (63.16%) Cisco
1 12 (63.16%) Cisco CUCM
2 10 (52.63%) MGCP
2 10 (52.63%) H.323
3 9 (47.37%) Cisco UCCE
4 8 (42.11%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (42.11%) CCIE
5 7 (36.84%) Tandberg
5 7 (36.84%) Video Conferencing
5 7 (36.84%) Unified Communications
5 7 (36.84%) Cisco UCCX
6 6 (31.58%) Software Licensing
7 5 (26.32%) NICE Systems
7 5 (26.32%) PABX
7 5 (26.32%) SS7
7 5 (26.32%) ISUP
8 4 (21.05%) SIGTRAN
9 3 (15.79%) XMPP
9 3 (15.79%) Telecoms
9 3 (15.79%) 2G
9 3 (15.79%) CCVP
9 3 (15.79%) INAP
9 3 (15.79%) RTP
9 3 (15.79%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (15.79%) 3G
9 3 (15.79%) HTTP
9 3 (15.79%) CCNP
9 3 (15.79%) CCNA
9 3 (15.79%) PBX
9 3 (15.79%) ITIL

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:

Communications & Networking
1 10 (52.63%) H.323
1 10 (52.63%) MGCP
2 7 (36.84%) Unified Communications
3 5 (26.32%) ISUP
3 5 (26.32%) PABX
3 5 (26.32%) SS7
4 4 (21.05%) SIGTRAN
5 3 (15.79%) 2G
5 3 (15.79%) 3G
5 3 (15.79%) Diameter Protocol
5 3 (15.79%) HTTP
5 3 (15.79%) INAP
5 3 (15.79%) PBX
5 3 (15.79%) RTP
6 2 (10.53%) GSM
6 2 (10.53%) Q.931
6 2 (10.53%) tcpdump
6 2 (10.53%) VoIP
6 2 (10.53%) Wireshark
7 1 (5.26%) SGSN
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) CppUnit
1 1 (5.26%) JMeter
General
1 3 (15.79%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.26%) Billing
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Unified Communications Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) Cisco Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) Cisco Voice Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) Voice Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Cisco Design Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Consultant
3 2 (10.53%) Designer
3 2 (10.53%) Test Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Network Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Principal Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Support Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Telecoms Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Telecoms Support Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Tester
4 1 (5.26%) Testing Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (36.84%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.53%) Smart Meter
3 1 (5.26%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.79%) Linux
1 3 (15.79%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) Software Licensing
2 3 (15.79%) ITIL
3 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (5.26%) Automated Testing
3 1 (5.26%) Exploratory Testing
3 1 (5.26%) Manual Testing
3 1 (5.26%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (5.26%) Regression Testing
3 1 (5.26%) Smoke Testing
3 1 (5.26%) Software Testing
3 1 (5.26%) Test Scripting
3 1 (5.26%) Test Strategy
3 1 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) Perl
1 2 (10.53%) SQL
2 1 (5.26%) Bash Shell
2 1 (5.26%) C
2 1 (5.26%) C++
2 1 (5.26%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (42.11%) CCIE
1 8 (42.11%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (15.79%) CCNA
2 3 (15.79%) CCNP
2 3 (15.79%) CCVP
2 3 (15.79%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
3 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 12 (63.16%) Cisco CUCM
2 9 (47.37%) Cisco UCCE
3 7 (36.84%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (63.16%) Cisco
2 7 (36.84%) Tandberg
3 5 (26.32%) NICE Systems
4 2 (10.53%) GENBAND
4 2 (10.53%) HP
4 2 (10.53%) Nortel
5 1 (5.26%) Google