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 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Signaling Connection Control Part (SCCP)
UK
Rank 606 631 613
Rank change year-on-year +25 -18  
Contract jobs citing SCCP 3 10 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.007% 0.019% 0.019%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.046% 0.13% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 0
Median daily rate £670 £394 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +70.15% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £363 -
% change year-on-year +10.34% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 6534 7871 7887
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 14.61% 14.79% 14.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 4036 4697 4305
Median daily rate £400 £380 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £235 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 356 337 437
Median hourly rate £25.00 £32.00 £27.32
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.87% +17.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £37.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -38.24% +23.33%  

SCCP
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing SCCP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SCCP in the UK

SCCP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 26 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +32 3 £670 +70.15%
London +27 2 £685 +61.17%
Berkshire +27 1 £400 -
South East +25 1 £400 -

SCCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 11 (61.11%) VoIP
2 9 (50.00%) Telecoms
3 7 (38.89%) H.323
3 7 (38.89%) Cisco
4 6 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 5 (27.78%) Identity Management
5 5 (27.78%) Google
5 5 (27.78%) SAML
5 5 (27.78%) Kerberos
5 5 (27.78%) LDAP
5 5 (27.78%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (27.78%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (27.78%) Open Source
5 5 (27.78%) Cybersecurity
6 4 (22.22%) Security Architecture
6 4 (22.22%) Security Testing
6 4 (22.22%) CESG Certified Professional
6 4 (22.22%) GSM
6 4 (22.22%) Linux
6 4 (22.22%) UMTS
6 4 (22.22%) QSIG
6 4 (22.22%) TCAP
7 3 (16.67%) MGCP
7 3 (16.67%) DHCP
7 3 (16.67%) Q.931
7 3 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (16.67%) PBX
7 3 (16.67%) ISDN
7 3 (16.67%) Windows

SCCP
Top Related 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 (11.11%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (11.11%) MS Excel
1 2 (11.11%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (27.78%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (27.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (61.11%) VoIP
2 7 (38.89%) H.323
3 5 (27.78%) Kerberos
3 5 (27.78%) LDAP
4 4 (22.22%) GSM
4 4 (22.22%) QSIG
4 4 (22.22%) TCAP
4 4 (22.22%) UMTS
5 3 (16.67%) DHCP
5 3 (16.67%) DNS
5 3 (16.67%) ISDN
5 3 (16.67%) LTE
5 3 (16.67%) M3UA
5 3 (16.67%) MGCP
5 3 (16.67%) PBX
5 3 (16.67%) Q.931
5 3 (16.67%) SCTP
6 2 (11.11%) Skype
6 2 (11.11%) TCP/IP
6 2 (11.11%) Unified Communications
General
1 9 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.56%) Back Office
2 1 (5.56%) Electronics
2 1 (5.56%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Architect
2 4 (22.22%) Cybersecurity Architect
2 4 (22.22%) Security Architect
3 3 (16.67%) Design Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Support Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Telecoms Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Telecoms Support Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) Digital Architect
4 2 (11.11%) Unified Communications Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Business Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Cloud Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Cybersecurity Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Designer
5 1 (5.56%) IT Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) IT Security Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Network Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Oracle Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Security Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Voice Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (27.78%) SAML
2 2 (11.11%) RFC 2833
3 1 (5.56%) JTAPI
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (5.56%) Cyber Attack
1 1 (5.56%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 4 (22.22%) Linux
2 3 (16.67%) Windows
3 2 (11.11%) Windows Server
3 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (5.56%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) Cybersecurity
1 5 (27.78%) Identity Management
1 5 (27.78%) Open Source
2 4 (22.22%) Security Architecture
2 4 (22.22%) Security Testing
3 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (16.67%) Mentoring
4 2 (11.11%) Customer Requirements
4 2 (11.11%) High Availability
4 2 (11.11%) Information Assurance
4 2 (11.11%) Migration
4 2 (11.11%) Performance Engineering
5 1 (5.56%) Case Management
5 1 (5.56%) Data Analytics
5 1 (5.56%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (5.56%) Knowledge Management
5 1 (5.56%) Network Architecture
5 1 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (5.56%) Security Monitoring
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) CESG Certified Professional
2 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
2 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.56%) CCIE
3 1 (5.56%) CCNA
3 1 (5.56%) CCNP
3 1 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (5.56%) CISSP
3 1 (5.56%) SANS
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) Active Directory
1 2 (11.11%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (5.56%) Cisco UCCE
1 1 (5.56%) Cisco UCCX
1 1 (5.56%) QRadar
Vendors
1 7 (38.89%) Cisco
2 6 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 5 (27.78%) Google
4 2 (11.11%) Sonus
5 1 (5.56%) Apple
5 1 (5.56%) ArcSight
5 1 (5.56%) GENBAND
5 1 (5.56%) Genesys
5 1 (5.56%) Huawei
5 1 (5.56%) Intel
5 1 (5.56%) Intel Security
5 1 (5.56%) NetWitness
5 1 (5.56%) Nokia Networks
5 1 (5.56%) Nortel
5 1 (5.56%) Oracle
5 1 (5.56%) SAP
5 1 (5.56%) Splunk