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 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 603 642 619
Rank change year-on-year +39 -23  
Contract jobs citing SCCP 4 9 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.009% 0.017% 0.039%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.063% 0.11% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 15
Median daily rate £475 £285 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +66.66% -16.17%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £343 £400
% change year-on-year +38.68% -14.37%  
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 6391 8567 8055
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.59% 16.14% 14.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 3780 5194 4540
Median daily rate £400 £390 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +9.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £240 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 395 421 475
Median hourly rate £27.50 £28.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.50% +23.91%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.16 £13.00 £12.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -7.93% +26.00%  

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 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 8 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 June 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 +36 4 £475 +106.52% 2
Dorset - 3 £475 - 1
South West - 3 £475 - 1
South East - 2 £475 - 1
Wimborne - 2 - - 1
Berkshire - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 £475 -
Bracknell - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 3 (42.86%) MCSE
1 3 (42.86%) Cisco
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
1 3 (42.86%) CISSP
1 3 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (42.86%) GIAC
1 3 (42.86%) ISSAP
1 3 (42.86%) Security Architecture
1 3 (42.86%) Palo Alto
2 2 (28.57%) SIEM
2 2 (28.57%) Cybersecurity
2 2 (28.57%) CESG Certified Professional
2 2 (28.57%) Security Operations
2 2 (28.57%) Information Assurance
2 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (28.57%) Open Source
2 2 (28.57%) Google
2 2 (28.57%) Security Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Network Security
2 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) DNS
2 2 (28.57%) Aerospace
2 2 (28.57%) Identity Management
2 2 (28.57%) SAML
2 2 (28.57%) Kerberos
2 2 (28.57%) LDAP
3 1 (14.29%) VoIP

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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) DNS
1 2 (28.57%) Kerberos
1 2 (28.57%) LDAP
1 2 (28.57%) Network Security
2 1 (14.29%) 3G
2 1 (14.29%) 4G
2 1 (14.29%) Diameter Protocol
2 1 (14.29%) Firewall
2 1 (14.29%) GGSN
2 1 (14.29%) INAP
2 1 (14.29%) IPsec
2 1 (14.29%) ISUP
2 1 (14.29%) LTE
2 1 (14.29%) Q.931
2 1 (14.29%) SGSN
2 1 (14.29%) VoIP
2 1 (14.29%) VPN
General
1 2 (28.57%) Aerospace
2 1 (14.29%) Back Office
2 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Architect
1 2 (28.57%) Cybersecurity Architect
1 2 (28.57%) Network Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Network Security Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Security Architect
1 2 (28.57%) Security Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Cloud Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Data Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Digital Architect
2 1 (14.29%) IT Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) IT Security Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Security Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Voice Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
1 1 (14.29%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Security Architecture
2 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) Cybersecurity
2 2 (28.57%) Identity Management
2 2 (28.57%) Information Assurance
2 2 (28.57%) Open Source
2 2 (28.57%) Security Operations
2 2 (28.57%) Security Testing
2 2 (28.57%) SIEM
2 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
3 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (42.86%) CISSP
1 3 (42.86%) GIAC
1 3 (42.86%) ISSAP
1 3 (42.86%) MCSE
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (28.57%) CESG Certified Professional
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Cisco
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
1 3 (42.86%) Palo Alto
2 2 (28.57%) Google
3 1 (14.29%) GENBAND
3 1 (14.29%) McAfee
3 1 (14.29%) Nortel
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