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 2 July 2015 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
ISDN User Part (ISUP)
Rank 559 565 537
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -28
Contract jobs citing ISUP 27 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.054% 0.012% 0.011%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.37% 0.090% 0.078%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 5 2
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£318 £263 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.95% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £255 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £333
UK excluding London average daily rate - £281 £263
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
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
7252 6633 6399
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.50% 13.65% 14.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 4142 3638 3359
Average daily rate £361 £355 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.54% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £205 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 430 368 496
Average hourly rate £22.22 £19.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.94% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.25 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.60 £40.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+28.37% -26.00%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ISUP across the England region over the 3 months to 2 July 2015.

ISUP Daily Rate Histogram 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 2 July 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
London - 13 £318 -
South East -20 7 - -
Yorkshire - 6 - -
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ISUP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, 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 30 (71.43%) Telecoms
2 22 (52.38%) SS7
3 21 (50.00%) SCCP
3 21 (50.00%) 3G
4 19 (45.24%) INAP
5 18 (42.86%) 4G
6 16 (38.10%) Diameter Protocol
7 14 (33.33%) 2G
8 12 (28.57%) TCAP
9 11 (26.19%) MGW
10 10 (23.81%) LTE
10 10 (23.81%) Network Architecture
10 10 (23.81%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
10 10 (23.81%) SMS
11 9 (21.43%) UMTS
11 9 (21.43%) GPRS
11 9 (21.43%) GSM
11 9 (21.43%) SGSN
11 9 (21.43%) QA
12 8 (19.05%) UNIX
12 8 (19.05%) Linux
12 8 (19.05%) PSTN
13 7 (16.67%) Megaco
13 7 (16.67%) LDAP
14 6 (14.29%) Python
14 6 (14.29%) ITIL
14 6 (14.29%) HNC
14 6 (14.29%) VMS
14 6 (14.29%) MGCP
14 6 (14.29%) RTP

ISUP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 6 (14.29%) OpenStack
Communications & Networking
1 22 (52.38%) SS7
2 21 (50.00%) SCCP
2 21 (50.00%) 3G
3 19 (45.24%) INAP
4 18 (42.86%) 4G
5 16 (38.10%) Diameter Protocol
6 14 (33.33%) 2G
7 12 (28.57%) TCAP
8 11 (26.19%) MGW
9 10 (23.81%) LTE
9 10 (23.81%) SMS
10 9 (21.43%) GPRS
10 9 (21.43%) GSM
10 9 (21.43%) UMTS
10 9 (21.43%) SGSN
11 8 (19.05%) PSTN
12 7 (16.67%) Megaco
12 7 (16.67%) LDAP
13 6 (14.29%) MGCP
13 6 (14.29%) RTP
Development Applications
1 1 (2.38%) JMeter
1 1 (2.38%) SoapUI
General
1 30 (71.43%) Telecoms
2 5 (11.90%) Back Office
3 3 (7.14%) Advertising
4 2 (4.76%) Electronics
5 1 (2.38%) Multimedia
5 1 (2.38%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (14.29%) Test Engineer
1 6 (14.29%) Telecoms Engineer
2 4 (9.52%) CS Core Engineer
2 4 (9.52%) Analyst
3 3 (7.14%) Network Analyst
3 3 (7.14%) Design Engineer
3 3 (7.14%) Senior Design Engineer
4 2 (4.76%) Transmission Design Engineer
4 2 (4.76%) Senior Transmission Design Engineer
4 2 (4.76%) Transmission Engineer
4 2 (4.76%) Integration Engineer
4 2 (4.76%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (4.76%) Senior Network Analyst
4 2 (4.76%) Test and Integration Engineer
4 2 (4.76%) Senior Integration Engineer
4 2 (4.76%) Test Leader
4 2 (4.76%) Tester
4 2 (4.76%) Technical Tester
4 2 (4.76%) Senior Test Engineer
5 1 (2.38%) Pre Sales Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.52%) SOAP
2 1 (2.38%) XML
2 1 (2.38%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 6 (14.29%) Statistics
2 2 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.38%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.38%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.38%) Smart Meter
3 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.38%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 8 (19.05%) UNIX
1 8 (19.05%) Linux
2 6 (14.29%) VMS
3 2 (4.76%) Solaris
4 1 (2.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.38%) Windows 2000
4 1 (2.38%) Windows NT
4 1 (2.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (23.81%) Network Architecture
2 6 (14.29%) ITIL
3 4 (9.52%) Validation
3 4 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (7.14%) Compatibility Testing
4 3 (7.14%) Test Management
4 3 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (7.14%) Test Planning
4 3 (7.14%) Software Testing
4 3 (7.14%) Use Case
4 3 (7.14%) Test Automation
5 2 (4.76%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (4.76%) Supplier Management
5 2 (4.76%) Time Management
6 1 (2.38%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.38%) Problem Management
6 1 (2.38%) System Integration Testing
6 1 (2.38%) Test Strategy
6 1 (2.38%) Dependency Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (14.29%) Python
2 1 (2.38%) Java
2 1 (2.38%) Perl
Qualifications
1 6 (14.29%) HNC
1 6 (14.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 3 (7.14%) Degree
3 1 (2.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (2.38%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (21.43%) QA
2 1 (2.38%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.38%) NFS
Systems Management
1 3 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (23.81%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 6 (14.29%) VMware
2 6 (14.29%) Remedy
3 5 (11.90%) Huawei
4 4 (9.52%) TIBCO
4 4 (9.52%) Microsoft
4 4 (9.52%) Nokia
5 3 (7.14%) HP
6 1 (2.38%) Ericsson
6 1 (2.38%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.38%) Sybase
6 1 (2.38%) BT