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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
ISDN User Part (ISUP)
Rank 575 534 531
Rank change year-on-year
-41 -3
Contract jobs citing ISUP 4 17 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.008% 0.036% 0.007%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.056% 0.27% 0.043%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
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£350 £278 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.12% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £278 -
% change year-on-year
+26.12% -
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
7196 6379 7031
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.52% 13.62% 15.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 4176 3537 3525
Average daily rate £365 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £220 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 388 390 619
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

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 24 December 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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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
South East -40 4 £350 -
London - - - -
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ISUP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 21 (65.63%) 3G
1 21 (65.63%) INAP
2 20 (62.50%) Telecoms
3 18 (56.25%) LTE
4 11 (34.38%) MGW
4 11 (34.38%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (34.38%) Degree
5 10 (31.25%) UNIX
5 10 (31.25%) LDAP
5 10 (31.25%) VMS
6 9 (28.13%) GSM
6 9 (28.13%) UMTS
6 9 (28.13%) TIBCO
7 8 (25.00%) SS7
7 8 (25.00%) Huawei
7 8 (25.00%) SCCP
7 8 (25.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 7 (21.88%) SMS
9 6 (18.75%) Megaco
9 6 (18.75%) 2G
9 6 (18.75%) Migration
9 6 (18.75%) VoLTE
10 5 (15.63%) 4G
10 5 (15.63%) SIGTRAN
10 5 (15.63%) GGSN
10 5 (15.63%) SGSN
10 5 (15.63%) Firewall
10 5 (15.63%) Nokia
10 5 (15.63%) DNS
10 5 (15.63%) GPRS

ISUP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 1 (3.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 21 (65.63%) 3G
1 21 (65.63%) INAP
2 18 (56.25%) LTE
3 11 (34.38%) MGW
4 10 (31.25%) LDAP
5 9 (28.13%) GSM
5 9 (28.13%) UMTS
6 8 (25.00%) SS7
6 8 (25.00%) SCCP
7 7 (21.88%) SMS
8 6 (18.75%) Megaco
8 6 (18.75%) VoLTE
8 6 (18.75%) 2G
9 5 (15.63%) Firewall
9 5 (15.63%) SIGTRAN
9 5 (15.63%) GGSN
9 5 (15.63%) SGSN
9 5 (15.63%) 4G
9 5 (15.63%) DNS
9 5 (15.63%) GPRS
General
1 20 (62.50%) Telecoms
2 4 (12.50%) Back Office
3 1 (3.13%) Electronics
3 1 (3.13%) Finance
3 1 (3.13%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.13%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (18.75%) Test Engineer
2 4 (12.50%) Back Office Engineer
3 3 (9.38%) Telecoms Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) CS Core Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Core Network Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Network Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Test Manager
5 1 (3.13%) Test Analyst
5 1 (3.13%) Consultant
5 1 (3.13%) Project Manager
5 1 (3.13%) Analyst
5 1 (3.13%) Support Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (3.13%) Network Manager
5 1 (3.13%) Network Project Manager
5 1 (3.13%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.13%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (34.38%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (12.50%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.13%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.13%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 10 (31.25%) UNIX
1 10 (31.25%) VMS
2 3 (9.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (18.75%) Migration
2 4 (12.50%) Configuration Management
2 4 (12.50%) Network Architecture
2 4 (12.50%) Problem Management
2 4 (12.50%) Validation
3 3 (9.38%) Network Planning
4 2 (6.25%) ITIL
4 2 (6.25%) PRINCE2
4 2 (6.25%) Coaching
4 2 (6.25%) Risk Analysis
5 1 (3.13%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (3.13%) Test Strategy
5 1 (3.13%) Capacity Management
5 1 (3.13%) Test Planning
5 1 (3.13%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (3.13%) Process Management
5 1 (3.13%) Regression Testing
5 1 (3.13%) Software Testing
5 1 (3.13%) Programme Management
5 1 (3.13%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.50%) C
2 3 (9.38%) Python
Qualifications
1 11 (34.38%) Degree
2 2 (6.25%) PMP
2 2 (6.25%) PMI Certification
2 2 (6.25%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (3.13%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.38%) SLA
1 3 (9.38%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) NSN NetAct
1 1 (3.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (28.13%) TIBCO
2 8 (25.00%) Huawei
2 8 (25.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 5 (15.63%) Nokia
4 4 (12.50%) CheckPoint
4 4 (12.50%) Ericsson
5 3 (9.38%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 3 (9.38%) VMware
5 3 (9.38%) ZTE
6 1 (3.13%) F5
6 1 (3.13%) SAP
6 1 (3.13%) HP