Period
to 19 November 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 November 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 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 871 863 890
Rank change year-on-year -8 +27 -21
Contract jobs citing SCCP 23 18 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.022% 0.018% 0.019%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.17% 0.13% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 4 8
UK median daily rate £444 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.58% +18.75% +15.11%
10th Percentile £277 £436 £233
90th Percentile £604 £488 £474
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £475 £425
% change year-on-year -10.53% +11.76% -22.73%
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 13,471 13,771 15,984
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.05% 13.58% 15.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,093 8,403 9,690
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.29%
10th Percentile £200 £181 £213
90th Percentile £606 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 633 731 820
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £19.00 £22.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.63% -17.09% +11.79%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.25 £11.72
90th Percentile £47.50 £46.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year - -24.00% +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 19 November 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 5 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 November 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 +11 23 £444 -6.58% 9
London +18 13 £504 - 1
UK excluding London -5 10 £425 -10.53% 8
South East -23 7 £425 -10.53% 2
South West -27 3 £288 -39.47% 6

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 15 (65.22%) Cisco
2 14 (60.87%) Cisco Certification
3 13 (56.52%) Firewall
4 12 (52.17%) CCNP
4 12 (52.17%) BGP
4 12 (52.17%) MGCP
4 12 (52.17%) H.323
5 9 (39.13%) RTP
5 9 (39.13%) OSPF
5 9 (39.13%) DHCP
5 9 (39.13%) Video Conferencing
6 7 (30.43%) Security Testing
6 7 (30.43%) Test Automation
6 7 (30.43%) Security Cleared
7 6 (26.09%) SAML
7 6 (26.09%) Ethernet
7 6 (26.09%) Kerberos
7 6 (26.09%) LAN
7 6 (26.09%) DNS
7 6 (26.09%) WAN
7 6 (26.09%) Security Architecture
7 6 (26.09%) SC Cleared
7 6 (26.09%) CCNP Voice
7 6 (26.09%) Red Box
7 6 (26.09%) Problem Management
7 6 (26.09%) Cisco UCCX
7 6 (26.09%) Root Cause Analysis
7 6 (26.09%) Cybersecurity
8 5 (21.74%) Docker
8 5 (21.74%) Cisco CUCM

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 (4.35%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (21.74%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (56.52%) Firewall
2 12 (52.17%) BGP
2 12 (52.17%) H.323
2 12 (52.17%) MGCP
3 9 (39.13%) DHCP
3 9 (39.13%) OSPF
3 9 (39.13%) RTP
4 6 (26.09%) DNS
4 6 (26.09%) Ethernet
4 6 (26.09%) Kerberos
4 6 (26.09%) LAN
4 6 (26.09%) WAN
5 5 (21.74%) WLAN
6 4 (17.39%) VPN
7 3 (13.04%) Cisco IPT
7 3 (13.04%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (13.04%) DMZ
7 3 (13.04%) EIGRP
7 3 (13.04%) TCP/IP
7 3 (13.04%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 8 (34.78%) Unified Communications Engineer
2 7 (30.43%) Architect
2 7 (30.43%) Cisco Engineer
2 7 (30.43%) Security Architect
3 6 (26.09%) Cybersecurity Architect
4 4 (17.39%) Consultant
4 4 (17.39%) Project Engineer
5 3 (13.04%) NOC Engineer
5 3 (13.04%) Senior Cisco Engineer
5 3 (13.04%) Unified Communications Consultant
6 2 (8.70%) AWS Architect
6 2 (8.70%) Cisco Specialist
6 2 (8.70%) Lead Architect
6 2 (8.70%) Lead Security Architect
6 2 (8.70%) Unified Communications Specialist
7 1 (4.35%) Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Cisco Voice Consultant
7 1 (4.35%) Cloud Architect
7 1 (4.35%) Security Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Voice Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (26.09%) SAML
2 1 (4.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (39.13%) Video Conferencing
2 3 (13.04%) Data Centre
3 2 (8.70%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (30.43%) Security Testing
1 7 (30.43%) Test Automation
2 6 (26.09%) Cybersecurity
2 6 (26.09%) Problem Management
2 6 (26.09%) Root Cause Analysis
2 6 (26.09%) Security Architecture
3 5 (21.74%) Open Source
4 4 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (17.39%) Mentoring
4 4 (17.39%) Process Improvement
5 3 (13.04%) B2B
5 3 (13.04%) Change Management
5 3 (13.04%) Customer-Centricity
5 3 (13.04%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (13.04%) Proactive Management
5 3 (13.04%) Time Management
6 2 (8.70%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (8.70%) Fault Analysis
6 2 (8.70%) Identity Management
6 2 (8.70%) Presales
Qualifications
1 14 (60.87%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (52.17%) CCNP
3 7 (30.43%) Security Cleared
4 6 (26.09%) CCNP Voice
4 6 (26.09%) SC Cleared
5 5 (21.74%) CCIE
6 3 (13.04%) CCNA
7 2 (8.70%) CCIE Collaboration
8 1 (4.35%) CEH
8 1 (4.35%) CISSP
8 1 (4.35%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (21.74%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (26.09%) Cisco UCCX
2 5 (21.74%) Cisco CUCM
2 5 (21.74%) Kubernetes
3 3 (13.04%) Cisco CME
Vendors
1 15 (65.22%) Cisco
2 6 (26.09%) Red Box
3 4 (17.39%) Google
4 3 (13.04%) Aruba
4 3 (13.04%) Palo Alto
5 1 (4.35%) F5
5 1 (4.35%) Forcepoint
5 1 (4.35%) Microsoft
5 1 (4.35%) Sophos