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 22 October 2014 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
ISDN User Part (ISUP)
Rank 588 561 570
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +9
Contract jobs citing ISUP 27 8 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.047% 0.015% 0.031%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.32% 0.11% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 3
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£325 - £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 - £375
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
8367 7088 8477
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.57% 13.54% 15.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 4735 3870 4027
Average daily rate £363 £375 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +3.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.07% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 463 444 628
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.25 £20.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.12% +7.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

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 6 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 22 October 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 -7 27 £325 -
Berkshire +23 16 £350 -
South East -1 16 £350 -
London +21 3 £325 -
Slough - 1 - -
Reading - - - -

ISUP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 26 (66.67%) INAP
2 23 (58.97%) 3G
3 22 (56.41%) Telecoms
4 20 (51.28%) LTE
5 14 (35.90%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (35.90%) SCCP
6 12 (30.77%) GSM
6 12 (30.77%) UMTS
7 11 (28.21%) UNIX
7 11 (28.21%) MGW
7 11 (28.21%) Degree
8 10 (25.64%) LDAP
8 10 (25.64%) VMS
8 10 (25.64%) SS7
9 9 (23.08%) TIBCO
9 9 (23.08%) GPRS
10 8 (20.51%) SMS
10 8 (20.51%) Huawei
10 8 (20.51%) SIGTRAN
10 8 (20.51%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
11 7 (17.95%) Wireshark
11 7 (17.95%) Megaco
12 6 (15.38%) Migration
12 6 (15.38%) 2G
12 6 (15.38%) Firewall
12 6 (15.38%) 3GPP
12 6 (15.38%) DNS
12 6 (15.38%) VoLTE
13 5 (12.82%) 4G
13 5 (12.82%) Nokia

ISUP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 2 (5.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 26 (66.67%) INAP
2 23 (58.97%) 3G
3 20 (51.28%) LTE
4 14 (35.90%) SCCP
5 12 (30.77%) GSM
5 12 (30.77%) UMTS
6 11 (28.21%) MGW
7 10 (25.64%) LDAP
7 10 (25.64%) SS7
8 9 (23.08%) GPRS
9 8 (20.51%) SMS
9 8 (20.51%) SIGTRAN
10 7 (17.95%) Wireshark
10 7 (17.95%) Megaco
11 6 (15.38%) 2G
11 6 (15.38%) Firewall
11 6 (15.38%) 3GPP
11 6 (15.38%) DNS
11 6 (15.38%) VoLTE
12 5 (12.82%) 4G
General
1 22 (56.41%) Telecoms
2 4 (10.26%) Back Office
3 2 (5.13%) Electronics
3 2 (5.13%) Finance
3 2 (5.13%) Manufacturing
3 2 (5.13%) Billing
3 2 (5.13%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (25.64%) Test Engineer
2 4 (10.26%) Back Office Engineer
3 3 (7.69%) Telecoms Engineer
4 2 (5.13%) Design Engineer
4 2 (5.13%) Analyst
4 2 (5.13%) Test Analyst
4 2 (5.13%) Consultant
4 2 (5.13%) Network Engineer
4 2 (5.13%) Integration Engineer
4 2 (5.13%) Core Network Engineer
4 2 (5.13%) CS Core Engineer
5 1 (2.56%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (2.56%) Technical Product Manager
5 1 (2.56%) Network Project Manager
5 1 (2.56%) Network Manager
5 1 (2.56%) Technical Manager
5 1 (2.56%) Product Manager
5 1 (2.56%) Support Engineer
5 1 (2.56%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (2.56%) Test Manager
Miscellaneous
1 14 (35.90%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (10.26%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.13%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 11 (28.21%) UNIX
2 10 (25.64%) VMS
3 3 (7.69%) Linux
4 1 (2.56%) Windows NT
4 1 (2.56%) Windows 2000
4 1 (2.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (15.38%) Migration
2 4 (10.26%) Validation
2 4 (10.26%) Configuration Management
2 4 (10.26%) Problem Management
2 4 (10.26%) Network Architecture
3 3 (7.69%) Network Planning
4 2 (5.13%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (5.13%) Programme Management
4 2 (5.13%) Process Management
4 2 (5.13%) Integration Acceptance Testing
4 2 (5.13%) Regression Testing
4 2 (5.13%) Software Testing
4 2 (5.13%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (2.56%) Test Planning
5 1 (2.56%) Test Strategy
5 1 (2.56%) Capacity Management
5 1 (2.56%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.26%) C
2 3 (7.69%) Python
Qualifications
1 11 (28.21%) Degree
2 2 (5.13%) ISEB
2 2 (5.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.69%) QA
1 3 (7.69%) SLA
Systems Management
1 4 (10.26%) NSN NetAct
2 2 (5.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (23.08%) TIBCO
2 8 (20.51%) Huawei
2 8 (20.51%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 5 (12.82%) Nokia
4 4 (10.26%) CheckPoint
5 3 (7.69%) ZTE
5 3 (7.69%) Agilent
5 3 (7.69%) VMware
5 3 (7.69%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 3 (7.69%) Ericsson
6 2 (5.13%) SAP
6 2 (5.13%) HP
6 2 (5.13%) F5
7 1 (2.56%) Microsoft
7 1 (2.56%) Sybase