The table below looks at the statistics 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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
ISDN User Part (ISUP)
Rank 599 599 576
Rank change year-on-year
0 -23
Contract jobs citing ISUP 21 12 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.037% 0.022% 0.006%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.27% 0.16% 0.043%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 0
Average daily rate
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£318 £306 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.67% -
UK excluding London average daily rate - £306 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
7831 7646 6987
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.77% 13.99% 13.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4478 4078 3617
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 477 416 465
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% -21.56%

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 31 July 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 -13 21 £318 +3.67% 1
Berkshire +5 7 - -
South East -10 7 - -
London - 7 £318 - 1
Yorkshire - 6 - -
Leeds - 6 - -
West Yorkshire - 6 - -
Newbury - 3 - -
Bracknell -6 2 - -
City of London - 2 £375 -

ISUP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 31 (68.89%) Telecoms
2 23 (51.11%) INAP
3 22 (48.89%) 3G
4 21 (46.67%) SS7
4 21 (46.67%) SCCP
5 17 (37.78%) 4G
5 17 (37.78%) Diameter Protocol
6 14 (31.11%) 2G
7 12 (26.67%) TCAP
8 10 (22.22%) Network Architecture
8 10 (22.22%) LTE
8 10 (22.22%) MGW
9 9 (20.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 9 (20.00%) QA
9 9 (20.00%) SGSN
9 9 (20.00%) SMS
9 9 (20.00%) UMTS
9 9 (20.00%) GPRS
9 9 (20.00%) GSM
10 8 (17.78%) PSTN
11 7 (15.56%) Megaco
11 7 (15.56%) UNIX
11 7 (15.56%) Linux
11 7 (15.56%) SIGTRAN
12 6 (13.33%) GGSN
12 6 (13.33%) Statistics
12 6 (13.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 6 (13.33%) OpenStack
12 6 (13.33%) ITIL
12 6 (13.33%) HNC

ISUP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 6 (13.33%) OpenStack
Communications & Networking
1 23 (51.11%) INAP
2 22 (48.89%) 3G
3 21 (46.67%) SS7
3 21 (46.67%) SCCP
4 17 (37.78%) 4G
4 17 (37.78%) Diameter Protocol
5 14 (31.11%) 2G
6 12 (26.67%) TCAP
7 10 (22.22%) LTE
7 10 (22.22%) MGW
8 9 (20.00%) SGSN
8 9 (20.00%) UMTS
8 9 (20.00%) GPRS
8 9 (20.00%) GSM
8 9 (20.00%) SMS
9 8 (17.78%) PSTN
10 7 (15.56%) SIGTRAN
10 7 (15.56%) Megaco
11 6 (13.33%) GGSN
11 6 (13.33%) MGCP
Development Applications
1 1 (2.22%) JMeter
1 1 (2.22%) SoapUI
General
1 31 (68.89%) Telecoms
2 5 (11.11%) Back Office
3 3 (6.67%) Advertising
4 2 (4.44%) Electronics
5 1 (2.22%) Multimedia
5 1 (2.22%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (15.56%) Test Engineer
2 6 (13.33%) Telecoms Engineer
3 4 (8.89%) Tester
3 4 (8.89%) CS Core Engineer
4 3 (6.67%) Technical Tester
4 3 (6.67%) Analyst
4 3 (6.67%) Network Analyst
4 3 (6.67%) Design Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) Integration Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) Technical Consultant
5 2 (4.44%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (4.44%) Consultant
5 2 (4.44%) Senior Test Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) Test and Integration Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) Senior Integration Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) Transmission Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) Senior Design Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) Transmission Design Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) Senior Transmission Design Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) Senior Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.89%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.33%) Statistics
2 1 (2.22%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (15.56%) UNIX
1 7 (15.56%) Linux
2 6 (13.33%) VMS
3 1 (2.22%) Windows 2000
3 1 (2.22%) Windows NT
3 1 (2.22%) Windows
3 1 (2.22%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (22.22%) Network Architecture
2 6 (13.33%) ITIL
3 5 (11.11%) Validation
4 4 (8.89%) Test Management
4 4 (8.89%) Test Planning
5 3 (6.67%) Use Case
5 3 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (6.67%) Compatibility Testing
5 3 (6.67%) Test Automation
5 3 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (6.67%) Supplier Management
5 3 (6.67%) Requirements Analysis
6 2 (4.44%) Software Testing
6 2 (4.44%) Dependency Management
6 2 (4.44%) Time Management
7 1 (2.22%) Test Strategy
7 1 (2.22%) Problem Management
7 1 (2.22%) Service Delivery
7 1 (2.22%) Network Design
7 1 (2.22%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (13.33%) HNC
1 6 (13.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 3 (6.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (20.00%) QA
2 1 (2.22%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (20.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 6 (13.33%) Remedy
2 6 (13.33%) VMware
3 5 (11.11%) Huawei
4 4 (8.89%) Microsoft
5 3 (6.67%) HP
5 3 (6.67%) Nokia
5 3 (6.67%) TIBCO
6 2 (4.44%) BT
7 1 (2.22%) Ericsson
7 1 (2.22%) Sybase