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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
ISDN User Part (ISUP)
Rank 601 570 555
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -15
Contract jobs citing ISUP 7 8 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.015% 0.017% 0.031%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.10% 0.11% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 1
Average daily rate £600 £394 £278
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+52.38% +41.89%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £394 £278
% change year-on-year
- +41.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
ISUP
UK

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
6863 7035 6142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.54% 14.98% 13.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 4095 3971 3291
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £220 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 315 414 369
Average hourly rate £27.50 £23.13 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.91% +21.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 9 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +8 4 £600 - 1
South East -10 1 - -
ISUP
UK

ISUP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 10 (76.92%) SS7
2 7 (53.85%) SCCP
3 6 (46.15%) GPRS
3 6 (46.15%) GSM
3 6 (46.15%) UMTS
3 6 (46.15%) Back Office
3 6 (46.15%) TCAP
3 6 (46.15%) Huawei
3 6 (46.15%) SGSN
3 6 (46.15%) Network Architecture
3 6 (46.15%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 5 (38.46%) GGSN
4 5 (38.46%) Telecoms
5 3 (23.08%) 3GPP
6 2 (15.38%) Megaco
6 2 (15.38%) RNC
6 2 (15.38%) MGCP
6 2 (15.38%) VMware
6 2 (15.38%) Linux
6 2 (15.38%) Python
6 2 (15.38%) ATM
6 2 (15.38%) INAP
6 2 (15.38%) Diameter Protocol
6 2 (15.38%) Node B
6 2 (15.38%) OpenStack
6 2 (15.38%) Wireshark
6 2 (15.38%) QA
7 1 (7.69%) SIGTRAN
7 1 (7.69%) RANAP
7 1 (7.69%) Test Management

ISUP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 2 (15.38%) OpenStack
Communications & Networking
1 10 (76.92%) SS7
2 7 (53.85%) SCCP
3 6 (46.15%) GPRS
3 6 (46.15%) GSM
3 6 (46.15%) SGSN
3 6 (46.15%) TCAP
3 6 (46.15%) UMTS
4 5 (38.46%) GGSN
5 3 (23.08%) 3GPP
6 2 (15.38%) ATM
6 2 (15.38%) Diameter Protocol
6 2 (15.38%) INAP
6 2 (15.38%) Megaco
6 2 (15.38%) MGCP
6 2 (15.38%) Node B
6 2 (15.38%) RNC
6 2 (15.38%) Wireshark
7 1 (7.69%) RANAP
7 1 (7.69%) SIGTRAN
7 1 (7.69%) Value-Added Service
General
1 6 (46.15%) Back Office
2 5 (38.46%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) Test Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Linux Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Telecoms Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Telecoms Test Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) CS Core Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Lead Tester
3 1 (7.69%) Network Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Network Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Network Manager
3 1 (7.69%) SGSN Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Telecoms Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Telecoms Tester
3 1 (7.69%) Test Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Test Leader
3 1 (7.69%) Test Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Tester
3 1 (7.69%) VoIP Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) VoIP Test Engineer
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) Network Architecture
2 1 (7.69%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (7.69%) Defect Management
2 1 (7.69%) Network Design
2 1 (7.69%) Project Management
2 1 (7.69%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) Python
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) QA
2 1 (7.69%) GCP
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) Huawei
1 6 (46.15%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 2 (15.38%) VMware
3 1 (7.69%) Ericsson
3 1 (7.69%) HP