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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
ISDN User Part (ISUP)
Rank 627 615 625
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +10
Contract jobs citing ISUP 11 28 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.021% 0.050% 0.020%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.13% 0.35% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 13 7
Median daily rate £418 £318 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.57% +10.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £282 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £419 £375 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £418 - £288
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £55.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 - -

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
8693 8075 7383
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.26% 14.38% 13.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 5261 4522 3965
Median daily rate £390 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 429 488 404
Median hourly rate £28.50 £22.83 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.83% +20.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £23.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+32.63% +25.00%

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
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 1 July 2016.

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 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 1 July 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 -12 11 £418 +31.57%
Bristol - 4 £419 -
South West - 4 £419 -
Yorkshire -2 3 £285 -
South East +1 2 - -
West Yorkshire -1 2 - -
Berkshire -5 2 - -
Leeds -8 2 - -
Reading -5 1 - -

ISUP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 (53.33%) Nokia Networks
2 7 (46.67%) Telecoms
2 7 (46.67%) Diameter Protocol
3 6 (40.00%) SS7
3 6 (40.00%) SCCP
3 6 (40.00%) INAP
4 5 (33.33%) Ericsson
4 5 (33.33%) Huawei
4 5 (33.33%) Back Office
4 5 (33.33%) SIGTRAN
4 5 (33.33%) High Availability
5 4 (26.67%) GGSN
5 4 (26.67%) SGSN
5 4 (26.67%) Finance
5 4 (26.67%) Project Management
5 4 (26.67%) UMTS
5 4 (26.67%) TCAP
5 4 (26.67%) GPRS
5 4 (26.67%) GSM
6 3 (20.00%) LDAP
6 3 (20.00%) C
6 3 (20.00%) Unix
6 3 (20.00%) Network Architecture
6 3 (20.00%) MVNO
6 3 (20.00%) Network Monitoring
7 2 (13.33%) Degree
7 2 (13.33%) 2G
7 2 (13.33%) HP
7 2 (13.33%) 3G
7 2 (13.33%) Linux

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 7 (46.67%) Diameter Protocol
2 6 (40.00%) INAP
2 6 (40.00%) SCCP
2 6 (40.00%) SS7
3 5 (33.33%) SIGTRAN
4 4 (26.67%) GGSN
4 4 (26.67%) GPRS
4 4 (26.67%) GSM
4 4 (26.67%) SGSN
4 4 (26.67%) TCAP
4 4 (26.67%) UMTS
5 3 (20.00%) LDAP
5 3 (20.00%) MVNO
6 2 (13.33%) 2G
6 2 (13.33%) 3G
7 1 (6.67%) LTE
7 1 (6.67%) Megaco
7 1 (6.67%) Wireless
7 1 (6.67%) Wireshark
7 1 (6.67%) ZigBee
General
1 7 (46.67%) Telecoms
2 5 (33.33%) Back Office
3 4 (26.67%) Finance
4 1 (6.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Designer
2 3 (20.00%) Consultant
3 2 (13.33%) Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Senior Designer
3 2 (13.33%) Technical Consultant
3 2 (13.33%) Test Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Core Network Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Core Network Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Core Network Designer
4 1 (6.67%) Network Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Network Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Network Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Network Designer
4 1 (6.67%) Service Control Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Telecoms Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Telecoms Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Test Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) VAS Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) Unix
2 2 (13.33%) Linux
3 1 (6.67%) VMS
3 1 (6.67%) Windows
3 1 (6.67%) Windows 2000
3 1 (6.67%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) High Availability
2 4 (26.67%) Project Management
3 3 (20.00%) Network Architecture
3 3 (20.00%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (6.67%) Defect Management
4 1 (6.67%) Presales
4 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery
4 1 (6.67%) Test Strategy
4 1 (6.67%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) C
2 1 (6.67%) Java
2 1 (6.67%) Perl
2 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (53.33%) Nokia Networks
2 5 (33.33%) Ericsson
2 5 (33.33%) Huawei
3 2 (13.33%) HP
4 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (6.67%) Sybase