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 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
ISDN User Part (ISUP)
Rank 581 576 541
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -35
Contract jobs citing ISUP 26 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.048% 0.011% 0.017%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.33% 0.087% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 4
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£318 £275 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.45% +15.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £254 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £296 £335
UK excluding London average daily rate - £275 £175
% change year-on-year
- +57.14%
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
7948 6904 6873
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.67% 13.12% 14.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 4423 3766 3378
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 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 449 383 558
Average hourly rate £26.00 £20.00 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -10.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.50 £43.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ISUP within the UK over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

ISUP Daily Rate Histogram 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 22 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 -4 25 £318 +20.95% 1
London - 10 £318 - 1
South East -10 6 - -
Berkshire -2 5 - -
West Yorkshire - 5 - -
Yorkshire - 5 - -
Leeds - 5 - -
City of London - 3 £375 - 1
Reading - 2 - -
Bracknell - 1 - -

ISUP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 29 (76.32%) Telecoms
2 20 (52.63%) SS7
3 19 (50.00%) 3G
4 18 (47.37%) SCCP
5 16 (42.11%) INAP
6 15 (39.47%) 4G
7 14 (36.84%) Diameter Protocol
8 11 (28.95%) 2G
9 10 (26.32%) MGW
10 9 (23.68%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
10 9 (23.68%) LTE
10 9 (23.68%) SGSN
10 9 (23.68%) TCAP
10 9 (23.68%) SMS
11 8 (21.05%) Network Architecture
12 7 (18.42%) QA
12 7 (18.42%) ITIL
12 7 (18.42%) UNIX
12 7 (18.42%) LDAP
13 6 (15.79%) GPRS
13 6 (15.79%) GSM
13 6 (15.79%) UMTS
13 6 (15.79%) Linux
13 6 (15.79%) PSTN
13 6 (15.79%) VMS
13 6 (15.79%) Megaco
13 6 (15.79%) SIGTRAN
13 6 (15.79%) GGSN
14 5 (13.16%) VMware
14 5 (13.16%) Statistics

ISUP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 5 (13.16%) OpenStack
Communications & Networking
1 20 (52.63%) SS7
2 19 (50.00%) 3G
3 18 (47.37%) SCCP
4 16 (42.11%) INAP
5 15 (39.47%) 4G
6 14 (36.84%) Diameter Protocol
7 11 (28.95%) 2G
8 10 (26.32%) MGW
9 9 (23.68%) LTE
9 9 (23.68%) SGSN
9 9 (23.68%) TCAP
9 9 (23.68%) SMS
10 7 (18.42%) LDAP
11 6 (15.79%) GPRS
11 6 (15.79%) GSM
11 6 (15.79%) UMTS
11 6 (15.79%) PSTN
11 6 (15.79%) Megaco
11 6 (15.79%) SIGTRAN
11 6 (15.79%) GGSN
General
1 29 (76.32%) Telecoms
2 4 (10.53%) Back Office
3 2 (5.26%) Advertising
3 2 (5.26%) Electronics
4 1 (2.63%) Multimedia
4 1 (2.63%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (15.79%) Test Engineer
2 5 (13.16%) Telecoms Engineer
3 4 (10.53%) Analyst
4 3 (7.89%) Network Analyst
4 3 (7.89%) Design Engineer
4 3 (7.89%) CS Core Engineer
4 3 (7.89%) Senior Design Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Test Manager
5 2 (5.26%) Technical Consultant
5 2 (5.26%) Consultant
5 2 (5.26%) Transmission Design Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Senior Transmission Design Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Transmission Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Test and Integration Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Senior Network Analyst
5 2 (5.26%) Senior Integration Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (5.26%) Integration Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Senior Test Engineer
6 1 (2.63%) Pre Sales Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.26%) SOAP
2 1 (2.63%) Rendezvous
2 1 (2.63%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.16%) Statistics
2 2 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.63%) IVR
3 1 (2.63%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.63%) Smart Meter
3 1 (2.63%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (18.42%) UNIX
2 6 (15.79%) Linux
2 6 (15.79%) VMS
3 1 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (2.63%) Windows 2000
3 1 (2.63%) Windows
3 1 (2.63%) Solaris
3 1 (2.63%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (21.05%) Network Architecture
2 7 (18.42%) ITIL
3 3 (7.89%) Compatibility Testing
4 2 (5.26%) PRINCE2
4 2 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (5.26%) Validation
4 2 (5.26%) Dependency Management
4 2 (5.26%) Coaching
4 2 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (5.26%) Software Testing
4 2 (5.26%) Risk Analysis
4 2 (5.26%) Use Case
5 1 (2.63%) Problem Management
5 1 (2.63%) Test Strategy
5 1 (2.63%) Test Management
5 1 (2.63%) Time Management
5 1 (2.63%) Test Automation
5 1 (2.63%) Test Planning
5 1 (2.63%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.16%) Python
2 1 (2.63%) Java
2 1 (2.63%) Perl
Qualifications
1 5 (13.16%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 5 (13.16%) HNC
2 3 (7.89%) Degree
3 2 (5.26%) PMP
3 2 (5.26%) PMI Certification
3 2 (5.26%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.63%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (18.42%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.63%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (23.68%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 5 (13.16%) VMware
2 5 (13.16%) Remedy
3 4 (10.53%) TIBCO
3 4 (10.53%) Nokia
3 4 (10.53%) Huawei
4 3 (7.89%) Microsoft
5 2 (5.26%) BT
6 1 (2.63%) Ericsson
6 1 (2.63%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.63%) HP
6 1 (2.63%) Sybase
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