Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 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
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 853 812 882
Rank change year-on-year -41 +70 -36
Contract jobs citing SCCP 16 18 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.016% 0.019% 0.013%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.12% 0.13% 0.093%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 4
UK median daily rate £450 £540 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +48.97% +25.00%
10th Percentile £298 £408 £323
90th Percentile £553 £651 £447
UK excluding London median daily rate £465 £425 -
% change year-on-year +9.41% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
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 13,200 14,044 15,072
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.11% 14.86% 13.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,151 8,548 8,837
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £185 £213 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 694 747 824
UK median hourly rate £19.45 £21.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.55% -4.44% +12.50%
10th Percentile £11.04 £11.47 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.43 £50.00 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.52 £21.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year -9.21% -2.27% +1.95%

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 19 February 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 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 19 February 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 -13 15 £450 -16.67% 5
UK excluding London +3 11 £465 +9.41% 4
South East -12 7 £465 +9.41%
London -44 5 £438 -30.00% 1
South West - 3 - - 4
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 9 (56.25%) CISSP
1 9 (56.25%) Cisco
2 8 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
4 5 (31.25%) VoIP
4 5 (31.25%) VPN
4 5 (31.25%) H.323
4 5 (31.25%) IPsec
4 5 (31.25%) F5
5 4 (25.00%) Cisco CUCM
5 4 (25.00%) Risk Management
5 4 (25.00%) Firewall
5 4 (25.00%) Forcepoint
6 3 (18.75%) DNS
6 3 (18.75%) SSL
6 3 (18.75%) MGCP
6 3 (18.75%) GIAC
6 3 (18.75%) Information Security
6 3 (18.75%) CISM
6 3 (18.75%) MCSE
6 3 (18.75%) Perl
6 3 (18.75%) McAfee
6 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (18.75%) Cybersecurity
6 3 (18.75%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 3 (18.75%) Security Operations
6 3 (18.75%) Security Architecture
6 3 (18.75%) Unified Communications
6 3 (18.75%) Network Security
6 3 (18.75%) Cisco UCCE

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 (6.25%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (31.25%) H.323
1 5 (31.25%) IPsec
1 5 (31.25%) VoIP
1 5 (31.25%) VPN
2 4 (25.00%) Firewall
3 3 (18.75%) BIG-IP
3 3 (18.75%) DNS
3 3 (18.75%) MGCP
3 3 (18.75%) Network Security
3 3 (18.75%) SSL
3 3 (18.75%) Unified Communications
4 2 (12.50%) BGP
4 2 (12.50%) EIGRP
4 2 (12.50%) GSM
4 2 (12.50%) M3UA
4 2 (12.50%) PBX
4 2 (12.50%) QSIG
4 2 (12.50%) SCTP
4 2 (12.50%) TCAP
4 2 (12.50%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) MySQL
General
1 2 (12.50%) Manufacturing
1 2 (12.50%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.25%) Aerospace
2 1 (6.25%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Consultant
2 4 (25.00%) Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Information Security Consultant
3 3 (18.75%) Network Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Network Security Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Security Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Security Consultant
3 3 (18.75%) Security Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Operations Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Security Operations Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Senior Consultant
4 2 (12.50%) SOC Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Support Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Telecoms Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Telecoms Support Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Unified Communications Consultant
4 2 (12.50%) Unified Communications Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Network Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Architect
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) PKI
2 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (12.50%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
3 1 (6.25%) IVR
3 1 (6.25%) Mobile App
3 1 (6.25%) RIA
3 1 (6.25%) RSA SecurID
3 1 (6.25%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Risk Management
2 3 (18.75%) Cybersecurity
2 3 (18.75%) Information Security
2 3 (18.75%) Penetration Testing
2 3 (18.75%) Security Architecture
2 3 (18.75%) Security Operations
3 2 (12.50%) Ethical Hacking
3 2 (12.50%) Task Automation
4 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (6.25%) Analytics
4 1 (6.25%) Asset Management
4 1 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (6.25%) High Availability
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (6.25%) Market Research
4 1 (6.25%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (6.25%) SIEM
4 1 (6.25%) Software Licensing
4 1 (6.25%) Strategic Thinking
4 1 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) Perl
2 2 (12.50%) Bash Shell
2 2 (12.50%) C
2 2 (12.50%) Python
3 1 (6.25%) Java
3 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (56.25%) CISSP
2 8 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (18.75%) (ISC)2 CCSP
3 3 (18.75%) CISM
3 3 (18.75%) Degree
3 3 (18.75%) GIAC
3 3 (18.75%) ISSAP
3 3 (18.75%) MCSE
3 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (6.25%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (6.25%) CCIE
4 1 (6.25%) CCIE Collaboration
4 1 (6.25%) CCNA
4 1 (6.25%) CCNP
4 1 (6.25%) CCNP Voice
4 1 (6.25%) CCSP
4 1 (6.25%) CEH
4 1 (6.25%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (25.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (18.75%) Cisco UCCE
3 2 (12.50%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 9 (56.25%) Cisco
2 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 5 (31.25%) F5
4 4 (25.00%) Forcepoint
5 3 (18.75%) McAfee
6 2 (12.50%) Palo Alto
6 2 (12.50%) Sophos
7 1 (6.25%) Acme Packet
7 1 (6.25%) Avaya
7 1 (6.25%) NICE Systems
7 1 (6.25%) Oracle
7 1 (6.25%) Sonus
7 1 (6.25%) Tandberg