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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Signaling Connection Control Part (SCCP)
Rank 581 571 590
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +19
Contract jobs citing SCCP 14 7 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.025% 0.013% 0.012%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.17% 0.097% 0.078%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 1
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£350 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -6.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -6.25%
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
8141 7236 8937
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.44% 13.57% 15.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 4382 3894 4029
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 435 417 704
Average hourly rate £21.00 £23.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.63% +4.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.03 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £38.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.20% -2.00%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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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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 -20 11 £350 +16.66% 2
South East +2 5 £350 +7.69% 1
London - 2 £305 - 1
South West -33 1 £263 -12.50%
West Midlands - - - -
Exeter - - - -
Guildford - - - - 1
Solihull - - - -
Devon - - - -
Surrey - - - - 1
City of London - - - -

SCCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 14 (73.68%) ISUP
2 10 (52.63%) Telecoms
3 9 (47.37%) INAP
4 8 (42.11%) GSM
4 8 (42.11%) LTE
5 7 (36.84%) UMTS
5 7 (36.84%) DNS
6 6 (31.58%) GPRS
6 6 (31.58%) 3G
6 6 (31.58%) SMS
6 6 (31.58%) SS7
6 6 (31.58%) Firewall
6 6 (31.58%) SIGTRAN
7 5 (26.32%) Degree
7 5 (26.32%) Wireshark
7 5 (26.32%) CheckPoint
7 5 (26.32%) TCAP
8 4 (21.05%) 3GPP
8 4 (21.05%) HTTP
8 4 (21.05%) Cisco
9 3 (15.79%) Huawei
9 3 (15.79%) GGSN
9 3 (15.79%) SGSN
9 3 (15.79%) Problem Management
9 3 (15.79%) Agilent
9 3 (15.79%) MGW
9 3 (15.79%) NSN NetAct
9 3 (15.79%) 4G
9 3 (15.79%) Cisco CUCM
9 3 (15.79%) Computer Science

SCCP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (5.26%) Lync
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (5.26%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 14 (73.68%) ISUP
2 9 (47.37%) INAP
3 8 (42.11%) GSM
3 8 (42.11%) LTE
4 7 (36.84%) UMTS
4 7 (36.84%) DNS
5 6 (31.58%) GPRS
5 6 (31.58%) 3G
5 6 (31.58%) SMS
5 6 (31.58%) SS7
5 6 (31.58%) Firewall
5 6 (31.58%) SIGTRAN
6 5 (26.32%) Wireshark
6 5 (26.32%) TCAP
7 4 (21.05%) 3GPP
7 4 (21.05%) HTTP
8 3 (15.79%) GGSN
8 3 (15.79%) SGSN
8 3 (15.79%) MGW
8 3 (15.79%) 4G
General
1 10 (52.63%) Telecoms
2 3 (15.79%) Back Office
3 2 (10.53%) Billing
4 1 (5.26%) Marketing
4 1 (5.26%) Electronics
4 1 (5.26%) Finance
4 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (21.05%) Test Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) Back Office Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Integration Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Consultant
3 2 (10.53%) Network Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Core Network Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Design Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Technical Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Product Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Voice Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Cisco Support Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Test Leader
4 1 (5.26%) Operations Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Operations Support Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Cisco Voice Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Voice Support Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.26%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (5.26%) DTV
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.79%) Problem Management
1 3 (15.79%) Configuration Management
1 3 (15.79%) Validation
2 2 (10.53%) Network Planning
2 2 (10.53%) Change Management
2 2 (10.53%) Integration Acceptance Testing
2 2 (10.53%) Network Architecture
2 2 (10.53%) Load Balancing
3 1 (5.26%) Programme Management
3 1 (5.26%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (5.26%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (5.26%) Test Strategy
3 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (5.26%) ITIL
3 1 (5.26%) CRM
3 1 (5.26%) Software Testing
Qualifications
1 5 (26.32%) Degree
2 1 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (5.26%) CCIE
2 1 (5.26%) ISEB
2 1 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (15.79%) NSN NetAct
1 3 (15.79%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (5.26%) CA Spectrum
2 1 (5.26%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (5.26%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 5 (26.32%) CheckPoint
2 4 (21.05%) Cisco
3 3 (15.79%) Huawei
3 3 (15.79%) Agilent
4 1 (5.26%) Tandberg
4 1 (5.26%) SolarWinds
4 1 (5.26%) HP
4 1 (5.26%) Juniper
4 1 (5.26%) CA
4 1 (5.26%) Ericsson
4 1 (5.26%) SAP
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