The first table below looks at the demand for ISUP skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISUP over the 3 months to 23 July 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.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
ISDN User Part (ISUP)
Rank 568 566 558
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -8
Contract jobs citing ISUP 12 3 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.022% 0.006% 0.050%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.16% 0.043% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 6
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£300 - £363
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 - £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 - £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 - £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7382 6928 8973
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.71% 13.59% 15.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 3936 3573 3939
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 402 476 681
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.54 £14.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-22.54% +2.00%

ISUP
Jobs Demand Trend

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

ISUP Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

ISUP
Daily Rate Trend

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

ISUP Daily Rate Trend in the UK

ISUP
Hourly Rate Trend

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

ISUP Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

ISUP
Top 10 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISUP within the UK over the 3 months to 23 July 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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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 -9 8 £306 - 1
Berkshire +6 6 £350 -
South East -2 6 £350 -
Slough - 1 - -
East of England - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
City of London - - - -
Abbots Langley - - - -
London - - - - 1
Reading - - - -

ISUP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 12 (54.55%) Telecoms
2 11 (50.00%) INAP
2 11 (50.00%) SIGTRAN
3 10 (45.45%) SCCP
4 9 (40.91%) SS7
4 9 (40.91%) GPRS
4 9 (40.91%) GSM
4 9 (40.91%) UMTS
5 8 (36.36%) 3GPP
5 8 (36.36%) WCDMA
6 7 (31.82%) 3G
6 7 (31.82%) Wireshark
7 6 (27.27%) MGW
7 6 (27.27%) Regression Testing
7 6 (27.27%) SMS
8 5 (22.73%) UNIX
8 5 (22.73%) CDMA
8 5 (22.73%) Megaco
8 5 (22.73%) RTP
9 4 (18.18%) ATM
9 4 (18.18%) Windows NT
9 4 (18.18%) Windows 2000
9 4 (18.18%) Windows
9 4 (18.18%) Sybase
9 4 (18.18%) ISDN
9 4 (18.18%) PSTN
9 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
9 4 (18.18%) LTE
9 4 (18.18%) 4G
9 4 (18.18%) Nokia Solutions and Networks

ISUP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 (4.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 11 (50.00%) INAP
1 11 (50.00%) SIGTRAN
2 10 (45.45%) SCCP
3 9 (40.91%) SS7
3 9 (40.91%) GPRS
3 9 (40.91%) GSM
3 9 (40.91%) UMTS
4 8 (36.36%) WCDMA
4 8 (36.36%) 3GPP
5 7 (31.82%) 3G
5 7 (31.82%) Wireshark
6 6 (27.27%) MGW
6 6 (27.27%) SMS
7 5 (22.73%) CDMA
7 5 (22.73%) RTP
7 5 (22.73%) Megaco
8 4 (18.18%) 4G
8 4 (18.18%) ATM
8 4 (18.18%) ISDN
8 4 (18.18%) PSTN
General
1 12 (54.55%) Telecoms
2 2 (9.09%) Billing
3 1 (4.55%) Marketing
3 1 (4.55%) Finance
3 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.55%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 4 (18.18%) Consultant
1 4 (18.18%) Test Engineer
2 3 (13.64%) Design Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Integration Manager
3 2 (9.09%) Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Test Manager
3 2 (9.09%) Test Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Technical Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Integration Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Systems Test Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Technical Product Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Technical Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Product Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) SOAP
1 1 (4.55%) XML
1 1 (4.55%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.55%) DTV
1 1 (4.55%) IVR
1 1 (4.55%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (22.73%) UNIX
2 4 (18.18%) Windows
2 4 (18.18%) Windows 2000
2 4 (18.18%) Windows NT
3 1 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (4.55%) Solaris
3 1 (4.55%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (27.27%) Regression Testing
2 3 (13.64%) Migration
2 3 (13.64%) Network Architecture
3 2 (9.09%) Software Testing
3 2 (9.09%) Integration Acceptance Testing
4 1 (4.55%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (4.55%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (4.55%) Black-Box Testing
4 1 (4.55%) Programme Management
4 1 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (4.55%) Network Planning
4 1 (4.55%) Validation
4 1 (4.55%) ETL
4 1 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (4.55%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.64%) C
2 1 (4.55%) Java
2 1 (4.55%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) ISEB
1 2 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (4.55%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) NFS
Systems Management
1 3 (13.64%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (18.18%) Sybase
1 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
1 4 (18.18%) Huawei
1 4 (18.18%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 3 (13.64%) Agilent
2 3 (13.64%) Nokia
3 1 (4.55%) Red Hat
3 1 (4.55%) TIBCO
3 1 (4.55%) Redknee
3 1 (4.55%) HP
3 1 (4.55%) Citrix
3 1 (4.55%) SAP
3 1 (4.55%) F5