The table below looks at the statistics for ISUP skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISUP over the 3 months to 30 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
ISDN User Part (ISUP)
Rank 550 - 542
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing ISUP 29 0 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.055% - 0.049%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.37% - 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 5
Average daily rate
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£325 - £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 - £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7736 6573 8236
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.66% 13.62% 15.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 4361 3677 3831
Average daily rate £370 £365 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.36% +1.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 429 376 645
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £21.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.55 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.22% -

ISUP
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ISUP across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

ISUP Jobs Demand Trend in England

ISUP
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ISUP across the England region.

ISUP Daily Rate Trend in England

ISUP
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing ISUP across the England region.

ISUP Hourly Rate Trend in England

ISUP
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISUP within the England region over the 3 months to 30 September 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East - 18 £350 - 1
London - 3 £325 -
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UK

ISUP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing ISUP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited ISUP.

1 25 (69.44%) INAP
2 22 (61.11%) Telecoms
3 21 (58.33%) 3G
4 20 (55.56%) LTE
5 15 (41.67%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (33.33%) SCCP
7 11 (30.56%) UNIX
7 11 (30.56%) LDAP
7 11 (30.56%) GSM
7 11 (30.56%) UMTS
7 11 (30.56%) Degree
8 10 (27.78%) MGW
8 10 (27.78%) VMS
8 10 (27.78%) TIBCO
8 10 (27.78%) SS7
9 8 (22.22%) SMS
9 8 (22.22%) Huawei
10 7 (19.44%) Wireshark
10 7 (19.44%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
10 7 (19.44%) GPRS
10 7 (19.44%) DNS
11 6 (16.67%) Megaco
11 6 (16.67%) 2G
11 6 (16.67%) Firewall
12 5 (13.89%) Migration
12 5 (13.89%) VoLTE
12 5 (13.89%) SIGTRAN
13 4 (11.11%) GGSN
13 4 (11.11%) SGSN
13 4 (11.11%) Problem Management

ISUP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing ISUP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited ISUP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Business Applications
1 2 (5.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 25 (69.44%) INAP
2 21 (58.33%) 3G
3 20 (55.56%) LTE
4 12 (33.33%) SCCP
5 11 (30.56%) LDAP
5 11 (30.56%) GSM
5 11 (30.56%) UMTS
6 10 (27.78%) SS7
6 10 (27.78%) MGW
7 8 (22.22%) SMS
8 7 (19.44%) GPRS
8 7 (19.44%) DNS
8 7 (19.44%) Wireshark
9 6 (16.67%) Firewall
9 6 (16.67%) 2G
9 6 (16.67%) Megaco
10 5 (13.89%) VoLTE
10 5 (13.89%) SIGTRAN
11 4 (11.11%) GGSN
11 4 (11.11%) SGSN
General
1 22 (61.11%) Telecoms
2 4 (11.11%) Back Office
3 2 (5.56%) Electronics
3 2 (5.56%) Finance
3 2 (5.56%) Manufacturing
3 2 (5.56%) Billing
3 2 (5.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (27.78%) Test Engineer
2 4 (11.11%) Back Office Engineer
3 3 (8.33%) Telecoms Engineer
3 3 (8.33%) Analyst
3 3 (8.33%) Test Analyst
4 2 (5.56%) Network Engineer
4 2 (5.56%) Design Engineer
4 2 (5.56%) Integration Engineer
4 2 (5.56%) Core Network Engineer
4 2 (5.56%) CS Core Engineer
5 1 (2.78%) Project Manager
5 1 (2.78%) Network Manager
5 1 (2.78%) Systems Test Analyst
5 1 (2.78%) Network Project Manager
5 1 (2.78%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (2.78%) Data Analyst
5 1 (2.78%) Support Engineer
5 1 (2.78%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (2.78%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (2.78%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.78%) SOAP
1 1 (2.78%) XML
1 1 (2.78%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 15 (41.67%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (11.11%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.56%) DTV
4 1 (2.78%) IVR
4 1 (2.78%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 11 (30.56%) UNIX
2 10 (27.78%) VMS
3 4 (11.11%) Linux
4 1 (2.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.78%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (13.89%) Migration
2 4 (11.11%) Validation
2 4 (11.11%) Configuration Management
2 4 (11.11%) Problem Management
3 3 (8.33%) Network Planning
3 3 (8.33%) Software Testing
3 3 (8.33%) Network Architecture
4 2 (5.56%) Digital Marketing
4 2 (5.56%) Process Management
4 2 (5.56%) Integration Acceptance Testing
4 2 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (5.56%) Programme Management
5 1 (2.78%) Network Design
5 1 (2.78%) Regression Testing
5 1 (2.78%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (2.78%) Test Strategy
5 1 (2.78%) Capacity Management
5 1 (2.78%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.33%) C
1 3 (8.33%) Python
2 1 (2.78%) Java
2 1 (2.78%) Perl
Qualifications
1 11 (30.56%) Degree
2 3 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (8.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.33%) SLA
1 3 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.78%) NFS
Systems Management
1 3 (8.33%) NSN NetAct
2 2 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (27.78%) TIBCO
2 8 (22.22%) Huawei
3 7 (19.44%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 4 (11.11%) CheckPoint
4 4 (11.11%) Nokia
5 3 (8.33%) VMware
5 3 (8.33%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 3 (8.33%) Ericsson
5 3 (8.33%) ZTE
6 2 (5.56%) Agilent
6 2 (5.56%) F5
6 2 (5.56%) SAP
6 2 (5.56%) HP
7 1 (2.78%) Citrix
7 1 (2.78%) Redknee
7 1 (2.78%) Red Hat