The table below looks at the statistics for ISDN skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISDN over the 3 months to 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Integrated Service Digital Network (ISDN)
Rank 556 565 525
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -40
Contract jobs citing ISDN 41 28 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.074% 0.052% 0.042%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.51% 0.39% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 13 8
Average daily rate
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£351 £340 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.30% +1.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £212 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £375 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £390
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 3
Average hourly rate £18.00 - £24.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £24.50

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
8032 7164 6888
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.59% 13.22% 14.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 4510 3914 3417
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 455 393 544
Average hourly rate £26.00 £18.50 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.54% -16.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.90 £40.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -19.10%

ISDN
Jobs Demand Trend

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

ISDN Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

ISDN
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ISDN within the UK.

ISDN Daily Rate Trend in the UK

ISDN
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ISDN within the UK over the 3 months to 28 May 2015.

ISDN Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

ISDN
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing ISDN within the UK.

ISDN Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

ISDN
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISDN within the UK over the 3 months to 28 May 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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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
England -6 37 £363 +6.61% 4
London +28 17 £400 +6.66% 1
East of England - 7 £338 -
South East -25 5 £500 +66.66% 2
Berkshire +3 3 £500 +56.86%
Norfolk - 3 £338 -
Norwich - 3 £338 -
North West - 3 £220 - 1
East Midlands -3 2 £369 -
West Midlands -9 2 - -
Essex - 2 £450 -
Yorkshire - 2 £343 -
Birmingham - 2 - -
North Yorkshire - 2 £343 -
Manchester - 2 £220 - 1
City of London +7 1 £340 -9.33%
Reading +2 1 - -
Witham - 1 - -
York - 1 £450 -
Cambridge - 1 - -
Cardiff - 1 £275 -
Colchester - 1 £450 -
Derby - 1 £375 -
Ipswich - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -
Derbyshire - 1 £375 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £190 -
Suffolk - 1 - -
Lancashire - 1 - -
South Wales - 1 £275 -

ISDN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing ISDN 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 ISDN.

1 65 (89.04%) Cisco
2 33 (45.21%) Cisco Certification
3 31 (42.47%) WAN
4 29 (39.73%) LAN
5 27 (36.99%) Telecoms
6 24 (32.88%) VoIP
6 24 (32.88%) CCNA
7 23 (31.51%) MPLS
8 21 (28.77%) Firewall
9 19 (26.03%) BGP
9 19 (26.03%) TCP/IP
10 18 (24.66%) VPN
10 18 (24.66%) CCNP
10 18 (24.66%) OSPF
11 16 (21.92%) H.323
11 16 (21.92%) IP Telephony
12 15 (20.55%) Microsoft
12 15 (20.55%) Ethernet
12 15 (20.55%) ITIL
12 15 (20.55%) Linux
13 13 (17.81%) ADSL
13 13 (17.81%) Juniper
14 12 (16.44%) Windows
14 12 (16.44%) EIGRP
14 12 (16.44%) Alcatel-Lucent
15 11 (15.07%) Internet
15 11 (15.07%) CCIE
15 11 (15.07%) Capacity Planning
16 10 (13.70%) PABX
16 10 (13.70%) VLAN

ISDN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing ISDN 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 ISDN. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (9.59%) CMS
2 6 (8.22%) MS Exchange
3 4 (5.48%) Lync
4 3 (4.11%) WebLogic Portal
4 3 (4.11%) WebLogic
5 2 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.74%) MQSeries
6 1 (1.37%) IIS
6 1 (1.37%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2000
6 1 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 5 (6.85%) MS Office
1 5 (6.85%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (5.48%) IntelliMatch
1 4 (5.48%) Kondor+
1 4 (5.48%) Misys Midas
2 1 (1.37%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 31 (42.47%) WAN
2 29 (39.73%) LAN
3 24 (32.88%) VoIP
4 23 (31.51%) MPLS
5 21 (28.77%) Firewall
6 19 (26.03%) BGP
6 19 (26.03%) TCP/IP
7 18 (24.66%) VPN
7 18 (24.66%) OSPF
8 16 (21.92%) H.323
8 16 (21.92%) IP Telephony
9 15 (20.55%) Ethernet
10 13 (17.81%) ADSL
11 12 (16.44%) EIGRP
12 11 (15.07%) Internet
13 10 (13.70%) PABX
13 10 (13.70%) VLAN
14 9 (12.33%) Wireless
14 9 (12.33%) PSTN
15 8 (10.96%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.48%) QlikView
1 4 (5.48%) MS Access
2 1 (1.37%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 27 (36.99%) Telecoms
2 8 (10.96%) Finance
3 4 (5.48%) Banking
4 2 (2.74%) Corporate Banking
4 2 (2.74%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.74%) Back Office
5 1 (1.37%) Marketing
5 1 (1.37%) Billing
5 1 (1.37%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 23 (31.51%) Network Engineer
2 8 (10.96%) Voice Engineer
3 7 (9.59%) Project Manager
3 7 (9.59%) Analyst
3 7 (9.59%) Network Support
4 6 (8.22%) Avaya Engineer
4 6 (8.22%) Cisco Engineer
4 6 (8.22%) Senior Network Engineer
4 6 (8.22%) Support Engineer
5 5 (6.85%) Support Analyst
5 5 (6.85%) Network Support Engineer
6 3 (4.11%) Consultant
7 2 (2.74%) Unified Communications Specialist
7 2 (2.74%) Operations Engineer
7 2 (2.74%) IP Engineer
7 2 (2.74%) Network Operations Engineer
7 2 (2.74%) Desktop Engineer
7 2 (2.74%) Network Specialist
7 2 (2.74%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 2 (2.74%) VoIP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.11%) SOAP
1 3 (4.11%) XMPP
1 3 (4.11%) WSRP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.33%) Video Conferencing
2 6 (8.22%) Computer Science
3 4 (5.48%) iSeries
3 4 (5.48%) STB
3 4 (5.48%) Handset
4 3 (4.11%) IVR
5 2 (2.74%) BYOD
5 2 (2.74%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.74%) SWIFT
5 2 (2.74%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.37%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.37%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 15 (20.55%) Linux
2 12 (16.44%) Windows
3 9 (12.33%) CentOS
3 9 (12.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (8.22%) UNIX
5 5 (6.85%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (5.48%) Windows 7
6 4 (5.48%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (2.74%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.37%) HPUX
8 1 (1.37%) Solaris
8 1 (1.37%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (20.55%) ITIL
2 11 (15.07%) Capacity Planning
3 10 (13.70%) Migration
4 9 (12.33%) PRINCE2
4 9 (12.33%) Network Management
4 9 (12.33%) Kalman Filter
5 8 (10.96%) Network Design
5 8 (10.96%) Configuration Management
6 7 (9.59%) Service Delivery
7 6 (8.22%) Root Cause Analysis
7 6 (8.22%) Load Balancing
7 6 (8.22%) Network Planning
7 6 (8.22%) Project Management
8 5 (6.85%) Performance Monitoring
9 4 (5.48%) Process Management
9 4 (5.48%) PRINCE
10 3 (4.11%) Service Management
10 3 (4.11%) Incident Management
10 3 (4.11%) Network Monitoring
11 2 (2.74%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.22%) SQL
2 4 (5.48%) VBA
3 1 (1.37%) C
Qualifications
1 33 (45.21%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (32.88%) CCNA
3 18 (24.66%) CCNP
4 11 (15.07%) CCIE
5 7 (9.59%) Degree
6 4 (5.48%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 4 (5.48%) SC Cleared
6 4 (5.48%) Security Cleared
6 4 (5.48%) CCVP
7 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.37%) CCDA
7 1 (1.37%) CCDP
7 1 (1.37%) CCIP
7 1 (1.37%) MCSE
7 1 (1.37%) MCTS
7 1 (1.37%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.22%) SLA
2 2 (2.74%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.37%) QA
System Software
1 9 (12.33%) Firmware
2 4 (5.48%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.37%) vSphere
3 1 (1.37%) DFS Replication
3 1 (1.37%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (12.33%) FortiGate
2 7 (9.59%) Cisco CUCM
3 4 (5.48%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (1.37%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 65 (89.04%) Cisco
2 15 (20.55%) Microsoft
3 13 (17.81%) Juniper
4 12 (16.44%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 9 (12.33%) Avaya
6 8 (10.96%) Tandberg
6 8 (10.96%) Huawei
7 7 (9.59%) BT
8 6 (8.22%) VMware
8 6 (8.22%) Oracle
8 6 (8.22%) Genesys
8 6 (8.22%) Reuters
9 4 (5.48%) Citrix
10 3 (4.11%) Cramer
10 3 (4.11%) Nortel
11 2 (2.74%) SevOne
11 2 (2.74%) Ciena
11 2 (2.74%) F5
11 2 (2.74%) Polycom
11 2 (2.74%) NetScout