Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 2017 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
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 878 866 869
Rank change year-on-year -12 +3 -20
Contract jobs citing SCCP 18 20 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.017% 0.019% 0.022%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.13% 0.12% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 14
UK median daily rate £475 £400 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.75% +15.11% +20.87%
10th Percentile £436 £233 £300
90th Percentile £488 £474 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £550
% change year-on-year +11.76% -22.73% +89.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
UK median hourly rate - £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 14116 16276 15916
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.70% 15.50% 13.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 8591 9824 9211
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £181 £214 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 741 834 1023
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £23.75 £20.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +13.45% +4.68%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.89 £48.26 £45.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.04 £25.00 £20.97
% change year-on-year -27.84% +19.23% +4.84%

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 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 6 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 24 November 2017. 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 -11 15 £475 +18.75% 1
UK excluding London +33 14 £475 +11.76% 1
South East +1 9 £475 +11.76% 1
South West - 5 £475 -
London -11 2 - -
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, 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 14 (77.78%) Cisco
2 11 (61.11%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (44.44%) VoIP
4 7 (38.89%) CISSP
4 7 (38.89%) Microsoft
5 6 (33.33%) VPN
5 6 (33.33%) DNS
5 6 (33.33%) H.323
5 6 (33.33%) IPsec
5 6 (33.33%) Degree
6 5 (27.78%) ISSAP
6 5 (27.78%) Unified Communications
6 5 (27.78%) Telecoms
6 5 (27.78%) GIAC
6 5 (27.78%) PSTN
6 5 (27.78%) TCP/IP
6 5 (27.78%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (27.78%) MCSE
7 4 (22.22%) Firewall
7 4 (22.22%) McAfee
7 4 (22.22%) MGCP
7 4 (22.22%) Cisco UCCX
7 4 (22.22%) PKI
7 4 (22.22%) Computer Science
7 4 (22.22%) Network Security
7 4 (22.22%) Security Architecture
7 4 (22.22%) Palo Alto
8 3 (16.67%) Cisco UCCE
8 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (16.67%) NICE Systems

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 1 (5.56%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 8 (44.44%) VoIP
2 6 (33.33%) DNS
2 6 (33.33%) H.323
2 6 (33.33%) IPsec
2 6 (33.33%) VPN
3 5 (27.78%) PSTN
3 5 (27.78%) TCP/IP
3 5 (27.78%) Unified Communications
4 4 (22.22%) Firewall
4 4 (22.22%) MGCP
4 4 (22.22%) Network Security
5 3 (16.67%) M3UA
5 3 (16.67%) PBX
6 2 (11.11%) DHCP
6 2 (11.11%) Ethernet
6 2 (11.11%) GSM
6 2 (11.11%) ISDN
6 2 (11.11%) LAN
6 2 (11.11%) UMTS
6 2 (11.11%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) MySQL
General
1 5 (27.78%) Telecoms
2 3 (16.67%) Finance
3 2 (11.11%) Aerospace
3 2 (11.11%) Financial Institution
3 2 (11.11%) Manufacturing
4 1 (5.56%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) Consultant
2 4 (22.22%) Network Security Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) Security Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) Unified Communications Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Design Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Voice Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Information Security Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Security Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) Senior Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) Senior Design Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Support Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Telecoms Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Telecoms Support Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Unified Communications Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) Voice Design Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Voice Network Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Mobile Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Network Communications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Computer Science
1 4 (22.22%) PKI
2 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (11.11%) Data Centre
3 2 (11.11%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (5.56%) IVR
4 1 (5.56%) RIA
4 1 (5.56%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (22.22%) Security Architecture
2 3 (16.67%) Change Management
2 3 (16.67%) Risk Management
3 2 (11.11%) Information Security
3 2 (11.11%) Penetration Testing
3 2 (11.11%) Security Operations
3 2 (11.11%) SIEM
4 1 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.56%) Analytics
4 1 (5.56%) Asset Management
4 1 (5.56%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (5.56%) Ethical Hacking
4 1 (5.56%) High Availability
4 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (5.56%) Market Research
4 1 (5.56%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (5.56%) Project Management
4 1 (5.56%) Software Licensing
4 1 (5.56%) Strategic Thinking
4 1 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) Perl
2 2 (11.11%) Bash Shell
2 2 (11.11%) C
2 2 (11.11%) Python
3 1 (5.56%) Java
3 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (61.11%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (38.89%) CISSP
3 6 (33.33%) Degree
4 5 (27.78%) GIAC
4 5 (27.78%) ISSAP
4 5 (27.78%) MCSE
4 5 (27.78%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (11.11%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 2 (11.11%) CCIE
5 2 (11.11%) CCNP
5 2 (11.11%) CISM
6 1 (5.56%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (5.56%) CCIE Collaboration
6 1 (5.56%) CCNA
6 1 (5.56%) CCNP Voice
6 1 (5.56%) CCSP
6 1 (5.56%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (22.22%) Cisco UCCX
2 3 (16.67%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (16.67%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 14 (77.78%) Cisco
2 7 (38.89%) Microsoft
3 4 (22.22%) McAfee
3 4 (22.22%) Palo Alto
4 3 (16.67%) NICE Systems
5 2 (11.11%) BT
5 2 (11.11%) Speakerbus
6 1 (5.56%) Acme Packet
6 1 (5.56%) Avaya
6 1 (5.56%) Ericsson
6 1 (5.56%) F5
6 1 (5.56%) Forcepoint
6 1 (5.56%) Oracle
6 1 (5.56%) Sonus
6 1 (5.56%) Tandberg