The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the England region.

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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
ISDN User Part (ISUP)
Rank 564 516 554
Rank change year-on-year
-48 +38
Contract jobs citing ISUP 7 5 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.014% 0.011% 0.023%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.10% 0.075% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 4
Average daily rate £269 £300 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.41% -31.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £200 £358
10% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £340 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £269 £175 £363
% change year-on-year
+53.57% -51.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
6693 6705 8524
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.07% 15.33% 15.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 3600 3441 4093
Average daily rate £363 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 376 540 567
Average hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.97% -18.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.10 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -18.18%
ISUP
UK

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 23 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
South East -12 6 £269 - 1
South West -17 1 - -
ISUP
UK

ISUP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 17 (77.27%) Telecoms
2 13 (59.09%) INAP
3 12 (54.55%) VoIP
4 9 (40.91%) SIGTRAN
5 8 (36.36%) MGW
6 7 (31.82%) LTE
7 6 (27.27%) Unified Communications
7 6 (27.27%) Test Strategy
7 6 (27.27%) Cisco CUCM
7 6 (27.27%) Cisco
7 6 (27.27%) UMTS
7 6 (27.27%) PRINCE2
7 6 (27.27%) GSM
7 6 (27.27%) PBX
7 6 (27.27%) PRINCE
7 6 (27.27%) Project Management
7 6 (27.27%) Service Delivery
8 5 (22.73%) Huawei
8 5 (22.73%) SMS
9 4 (18.18%) HTTP
9 4 (18.18%) ISEB
9 4 (18.18%) SS7
9 4 (18.18%) 3G
9 4 (18.18%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 4 (18.18%) SCCP
9 4 (18.18%) VoLTE
10 3 (13.64%) GGSN
10 3 (13.64%) SGSN
10 3 (13.64%) Network Architecture
10 3 (13.64%) RTP

ISUP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 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.

Communications & Networking
1 13 (59.09%) INAP
2 12 (54.55%) VoIP
3 9 (40.91%) SIGTRAN
4 8 (36.36%) MGW
5 7 (31.82%) LTE
6 6 (27.27%) Unified Communications
6 6 (27.27%) UMTS
6 6 (27.27%) GSM
6 6 (27.27%) PBX
7 5 (22.73%) SMS
8 4 (18.18%) HTTP
8 4 (18.18%) SS7
8 4 (18.18%) 3G
8 4 (18.18%) SCCP
8 4 (18.18%) VoLTE
9 3 (13.64%) GGSN
9 3 (13.64%) SGSN
9 3 (13.64%) RTP
9 3 (13.64%) Parlay
9 3 (13.64%) WCDMA
General
1 17 (77.27%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.55%) Billing
Job Titles
1 6 (27.27%) Delivery Manager
2 4 (18.18%) Test Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Design Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Integration Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Senior Test Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Test and Integration Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Senior Integration Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Voice Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Test Leader
4 1 (4.55%) Integration Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Test Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Test Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Consultant
4 1 (4.55%) Switch Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) VoIP Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Systems Test Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) Rendezvous
1 1 (4.55%) SOAP
1 1 (4.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.55%) Mobile App
1 1 (4.55%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) UNIX
2 1 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (4.55%) Windows
2 1 (4.55%) Solaris
2 1 (4.55%) Linux
2 1 (4.55%) Windows 2000
2 1 (4.55%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (27.27%) Test Strategy
1 6 (27.27%) PRINCE2
1 6 (27.27%) PRINCE
1 6 (27.27%) Project Management
1 6 (27.27%) Service Delivery
2 3 (13.64%) Network Architecture
2 3 (13.64%) Validation
2 3 (13.64%) Network Planning
2 3 (13.64%) Regression Testing
3 2 (9.09%) Migration
4 1 (4.55%) Black-Box Testing
4 1 (4.55%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (4.55%) Software Testing
4 1 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (4.55%) Network Design
4 1 (4.55%) Risk Management
4 1 (4.55%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.09%) C
2 1 (4.55%) Java
2 1 (4.55%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (18.18%) ISEB
2 1 (4.55%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) NFS
Systems Management
1 6 (27.27%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 6 (27.27%) Cisco
2 5 (22.73%) Huawei
3 4 (18.18%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 3 (13.64%) Ericsson
4 3 (13.64%) Nokia
5 1 (4.55%) TIBCO
5 1 (4.55%) Redknee
5 1 (4.55%) Sybase
5 1 (4.55%) IBM
5 1 (4.55%) Microsoft
5 1 (4.55%) Red Hat
5 1 (4.55%) Citrix