Period
to 18 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for SCCP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SCCP over the 6 months to 18 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Signaling Connection Control Part (SCCP)
UK
6 months to
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 867 849 882
Rank change year-on-year -18 +33 -15
Contract jobs citing SCCP 32 10 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.031% 0.010% 0.021%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.23% 0.076% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 3 10
UK median daily rate £450 £475 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +24.59% +15.53%
10th Percentile £363 £463 £253
90th Percentile £621 £698 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £475 £363
% change year-on-year -10.53% +31.03% -23.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
UK median hourly rate £35.00 - £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

SCCP is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 13,853 13,129 16,816
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.45% 13.61% 15.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,487 7,886 10,201
UK median daily rate £425 £408 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.29% +1.88% +6.67%
10th Percentile £203 £200 £220
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £397 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.93% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 774 746 810
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -24.00% +21.95%
10th Percentile £12.23 £11.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £18.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +2.70% -26.00% +21.95%

SCCP
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing SCCP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for SCCP in the UK

SCCP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SCCP.

Contractor daily rate trend for SCCP in the UK

SCCP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SCCP over the 6 months to 18 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SCCP in the UK

SCCP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SCCP.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SCCP in the UK

SCCP
Top 4 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 6 months to 18 August 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -5 32 £450 -5.26% 7
London -9 19 £523 -25.36%
South East -2 13 £425 -10.53% 1
UK excluding London -6 13 £425 -10.53% 7

For the 6 months to 18 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SCCP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for SCCP.

1 16 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (43.75%) Cisco
3 12 (37.50%) CCNP
3 12 (37.50%) H.323
4 11 (34.38%) BGP
4 11 (34.38%) MGCP
4 11 (34.38%) RTP
4 11 (34.38%) Firewall
5 10 (31.25%) Cybersecurity
6 9 (28.13%) DHCP
7 8 (25.00%) CCIE
7 8 (25.00%) OSPF
7 8 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
7 8 (25.00%) Security Architecture
8 7 (21.88%) Cisco UCCX
8 7 (21.88%) Security Testing
8 7 (21.88%) Security Cleared
8 7 (21.88%) Test Automation
9 6 (18.75%) CISSP
9 6 (18.75%) SAML
9 6 (18.75%) Ethernet
9 6 (18.75%) WLAN
9 6 (18.75%) Kerberos
9 6 (18.75%) DNS
9 6 (18.75%) LAN
9 6 (18.75%) Video Conferencing
9 6 (18.75%) SC Cleared
9 6 (18.75%) Problem Management
9 6 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (18.75%) Red Box

SCCP
Co-occurring 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 (6.25%) CMS
2 1 (3.13%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (15.63%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (37.50%) H.323
2 11 (34.38%) BGP
2 11 (34.38%) Firewall
2 11 (34.38%) MGCP
2 11 (34.38%) RTP
3 9 (28.13%) DHCP
4 8 (25.00%) OSPF
5 6 (18.75%) DNS
5 6 (18.75%) Ethernet
5 6 (18.75%) Kerberos
5 6 (18.75%) LAN
5 6 (18.75%) WLAN
6 4 (12.50%) Cisco IPT
6 4 (12.50%) WAN
6 4 (12.50%) Wireless
7 3 (9.38%) 2G
7 3 (9.38%) BIG-IP
7 3 (9.38%) IP Telephony
7 3 (9.38%) SIGTRAN
7 3 (9.38%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.25%) MySQL
1 2 (6.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) JIRA
General
1 4 (12.50%) Finance
2 3 (9.38%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.13%) Banking
3 1 (3.13%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (25.00%) Architect
1 8 (25.00%) Security Architect
2 7 (21.88%) Cisco Engineer
2 7 (21.88%) Consultant
2 7 (21.88%) Cybersecurity Architect
2 7 (21.88%) Unified Communications Engineer
3 6 (18.75%) Analyst
4 4 (12.50%) Project Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Security Analyst
5 3 (9.38%) Senior Cisco Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Unified Communications Consultant
6 2 (6.25%) AWS Architect
6 2 (6.25%) Desktop Specialist
6 2 (6.25%) Information Security Consultant
6 2 (6.25%) Lead Architect
6 2 (6.25%) Lead Security Architect
6 2 (6.25%) NOC Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Operations Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Security Operations Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) SOC Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (18.75%) SAML
2 1 (3.13%) SOAP
2 1 (3.13%) VXML
2 1 (3.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.75%) Video Conferencing
2 5 (15.63%) Management Information System
3 4 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (6.25%) Data Centre
4 2 (6.25%) SCADA
5 1 (3.13%) IVR
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (31.25%) Cybersecurity
2 8 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 8 (25.00%) Security Architecture
3 7 (21.88%) Security Testing
3 7 (21.88%) Test Automation
4 6 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (18.75%) Problem Management
5 5 (15.63%) Open Source
6 4 (12.50%) Change Management
6 4 (12.50%) Mentoring
6 4 (12.50%) Process Improvement
7 3 (9.38%) Customer-Centricity
7 3 (9.38%) Defect Management
7 3 (9.38%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (9.38%) Ethical Hacking
7 3 (9.38%) Migration
7 3 (9.38%) Network Management
7 3 (9.38%) Problem-Solving
7 3 (9.38%) Software Testing
8 2 (6.25%) Proactive Management
Qualifications
1 16 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (37.50%) CCNP
3 8 (25.00%) CCIE
4 7 (21.88%) Security Cleared
5 6 (18.75%) CCNP Voice
5 6 (18.75%) CISSP
5 6 (18.75%) SC Cleared
6 5 (15.63%) CCNA
7 4 (12.50%) CCIE Collaboration
8 3 (9.38%) CISM
8 3 (9.38%) ISEB
8 3 (9.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (6.25%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 2 (6.25%) CCSP
10 1 (3.13%) CEH
10 1 (3.13%) CGEIT
10 1 (3.13%) CISA
10 1 (3.13%) CRISC
10 1 (3.13%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (15.63%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (21.88%) Cisco UCCX
2 5 (15.63%) Cisco CUCM
2 5 (15.63%) Kubernetes
3 4 (12.50%) Cisco CME
4 3 (9.38%) HP ALM
5 2 (6.25%) SCCM
5 2 (6.25%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (3.13%) Cisco UCCE
6 1 (3.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (43.75%) Cisco
2 6 (18.75%) Red Box
3 4 (12.50%) Google
4 3 (9.38%) F5
4 3 (9.38%) Forcepoint
4 3 (9.38%) HP
4 3 (9.38%) Sophos
5 2 (6.25%) Aruba
5 2 (6.25%) Avaya
5 2 (6.25%) Capita
5 2 (6.25%) Citrix
5 2 (6.25%) CyberTech
5 2 (6.25%) Ivanti
5 2 (6.25%) Microsoft
5 2 (6.25%) Palo Alto
5 2 (6.25%) SolarWinds
5 2 (6.25%) Splunk
5 2 (6.25%) Verint
5 2 (6.25%) Wyse