The table below looks at the statistics for ISUP skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISUP over the 3 months to 31 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
ISDN User Part (ISUP)
Rank 634 584 606
Rank change year-on-year
-50 +22
Contract jobs citing ISUP 9 26 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.017% 0.048% 0.011%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.11% 0.33% 0.084%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 10 4
Median daily rate £418 £318 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.65% +15.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £280 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £380 £296
UK excluding London median daily rate £418 - £275
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
8536 7954 7149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.92% 14.67% 13.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 5190 4459 3882
Median daily rate £390 £350 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £340 £330
% change year-on-year
+8.82% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 383 462 409
Median hourly rate £26.25 £25.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +31.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £43.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +44.44%

ISUP
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing ISUP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 9 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISUP within the UK over the 3 months to 31 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -24 9 £418 +31.65%
South West - 4 £419 -
Bristol - 4 £419 -
West Yorkshire -1 2 - -
Yorkshire -5 2 - -
Berkshire -6 2 - -
Leeds -11 2 - -
South East -23 2 - -
Reading -12 1 - -

ISUP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing ISUP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for ISUP.

1 8 (61.54%) Nokia Networks
2 6 (46.15%) Telecoms
3 5 (38.46%) Ericsson
3 5 (38.46%) INAP
3 5 (38.46%) High Availability
3 5 (38.46%) Huawei
3 5 (38.46%) Back Office
3 5 (38.46%) Diameter Protocol
4 4 (30.77%) GGSN
4 4 (30.77%) SGSN
4 4 (30.77%) SS7
4 4 (30.77%) Project Management
4 4 (30.77%) Finance
4 4 (30.77%) SCCP
4 4 (30.77%) GPRS
4 4 (30.77%) GSM
4 4 (30.77%) UMTS
5 3 (23.08%) LDAP
5 3 (23.08%) TCAP
5 3 (23.08%) SIGTRAN
5 3 (23.08%) Network Architecture
5 3 (23.08%) MVNO
5 3 (23.08%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (15.38%) Degree
6 2 (15.38%) C
7 1 (7.69%) Sybase
7 1 (7.69%) Unix
7 1 (7.69%) Windows
7 1 (7.69%) Windows 2000
7 1 (7.69%) Windows NT

ISUP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 5 (38.46%) Diameter Protocol
1 5 (38.46%) INAP
2 4 (30.77%) GGSN
2 4 (30.77%) GPRS
2 4 (30.77%) GSM
2 4 (30.77%) SCCP
2 4 (30.77%) SGSN
2 4 (30.77%) SS7
2 4 (30.77%) UMTS
3 3 (23.08%) LDAP
3 3 (23.08%) MVNO
3 3 (23.08%) SIGTRAN
3 3 (23.08%) TCAP
4 1 (7.69%) ISDN
4 1 (7.69%) Megaco
4 1 (7.69%) MGW
4 1 (7.69%) PSTN
4 1 (7.69%) Value-Added Service
4 1 (7.69%) VoLTE
4 1 (7.69%) Wireless
General
1 6 (46.15%) Telecoms
2 5 (38.46%) Back Office
3 4 (30.77%) Finance
4 1 (7.69%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Designer
2 3 (23.08%) Consultant
3 2 (15.38%) Senior Designer
3 2 (15.38%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Core Network Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Core Network Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Core Network Designer
4 1 (7.69%) Network Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Network Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Network Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Network Designer
4 1 (7.69%) Service Control Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Test Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) VAS Engineer
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Unix
1 1 (7.69%) VMS
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
1 1 (7.69%) Windows 2000
1 1 (7.69%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) High Availability
2 4 (30.77%) Project Management
3 3 (23.08%) Network Architecture
3 3 (23.08%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (7.69%) Defect Management
4 1 (7.69%) Presales
4 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
4 1 (7.69%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) Degree
Vendors
1 8 (61.54%) Nokia Networks
2 5 (38.46%) Ericsson
2 5 (38.46%) Huawei
3 1 (7.69%) HP
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.69%) Sybase