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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
ISDN User Part (ISUP)
Rank 575 570 563
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -7
Contract jobs citing ISUP 24 3 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.043% 0.006% 0.055%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.30% 0.042% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 4
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£338 - £363
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 - £329
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 - £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 - £350
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
8116 7110 8932
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.41% 13.55% 15.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 4369 3831 4026
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 436 408 703
Average hourly rate £20.50 £23.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.76% +4.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £38.65 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.20% -2.00%

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 21 August 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 +5 21 £338 - 2
Berkshire +14 13 £350 -
South East +12 13 £350 -
London - 2 £325 - 2
Slough - 1 - -
Abbots Langley - - - -
Reading - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
City of London - - - -
East of England - - - -

ISUP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 18 (60.00%) INAP
2 17 (56.67%) Telecoms
3 14 (46.67%) 3G
3 14 (46.67%) SCCP
4 11 (36.67%) LTE
5 10 (33.33%) GSM
5 10 (33.33%) UMTS
6 9 (30.00%) GPRS
6 9 (30.00%) SS7
6 9 (30.00%) MGW
7 8 (26.67%) SMS
7 8 (26.67%) SIGTRAN
8 7 (23.33%) UNIX
8 7 (23.33%) Degree
8 7 (23.33%) Wireshark
9 6 (20.00%) 3GPP
10 5 (16.67%) LDAP
10 5 (16.67%) ATM
10 5 (16.67%) WCDMA
10 5 (16.67%) DNS
10 5 (16.67%) Megaco
10 5 (16.67%) Migration
10 5 (16.67%) Huawei
10 5 (16.67%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
10 5 (16.67%) 4G
10 5 (16.67%) VoLTE
11 4 (13.33%) VMS
11 4 (13.33%) TIBCO
11 4 (13.33%) Firewall
11 4 (13.33%) 2G

ISUP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 1 (3.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 18 (60.00%) INAP
2 14 (46.67%) SCCP
2 14 (46.67%) 3G
3 11 (36.67%) LTE
4 10 (33.33%) GSM
4 10 (33.33%) UMTS
5 9 (30.00%) GPRS
5 9 (30.00%) MGW
5 9 (30.00%) SS7
6 8 (26.67%) SIGTRAN
6 8 (26.67%) SMS
7 7 (23.33%) Wireshark
8 6 (20.00%) 3GPP
9 5 (16.67%) LDAP
9 5 (16.67%) ATM
9 5 (16.67%) DNS
9 5 (16.67%) WCDMA
9 5 (16.67%) Megaco
9 5 (16.67%) 4G
9 5 (16.67%) VoLTE
General
1 17 (56.67%) Telecoms
2 3 (10.00%) Back Office
3 2 (6.67%) Billing
4 1 (3.33%) Marketing
4 1 (3.33%) Electronics
4 1 (3.33%) Finance
4 1 (3.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (20.00%) Test Engineer
2 3 (10.00%) Consultant
2 3 (10.00%) Back Office Engineer
3 2 (6.67%) Core Network Engineer
3 2 (6.67%) Network Engineer
3 2 (6.67%) Design Engineer
3 2 (6.67%) Analyst
3 2 (6.67%) Test Analyst
3 2 (6.67%) Telecoms Engineer
3 2 (6.67%) Integration Engineer
4 1 (3.33%) Systems Test Analyst
4 1 (3.33%) Technical Product Manager
4 1 (3.33%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (3.33%) Technical Manager
4 1 (3.33%) Product Manager
4 1 (3.33%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (3.33%) Test Manager
4 1 (3.33%) Data Analyst
4 1 (3.33%) Integration Manager
4 1 (3.33%) CS Core Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) SOAP
1 1 (3.33%) XML
1 1 (3.33%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.33%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.33%) DTV
2 1 (3.33%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 7 (23.33%) UNIX
2 4 (13.33%) VMS
3 3 (10.00%) Linux
4 2 (6.67%) Windows 2000
4 2 (6.67%) Windows NT
4 2 (6.67%) Windows
5 1 (3.33%) Solaris
5 1 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (16.67%) Migration
2 3 (10.00%) Regression Testing
2 3 (10.00%) Validation
2 3 (10.00%) Configuration Management
2 3 (10.00%) Problem Management
2 3 (10.00%) Network Architecture
3 2 (6.67%) Network Planning
3 2 (6.67%) Software Testing
3 2 (6.67%) Integration Acceptance Testing
4 1 (3.33%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (3.33%) Process Management
4 1 (3.33%) Programme Management
4 1 (3.33%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (3.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (3.33%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.00%) C
2 2 (6.67%) Python
3 1 (3.33%) Java
3 1 (3.33%) Perl
Qualifications
1 7 (23.33%) Degree
2 2 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (6.67%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) SLA
1 2 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.33%) NFS
Systems Management
1 3 (10.00%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (3.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (16.67%) Huawei
1 5 (16.67%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 4 (13.33%) TIBCO
3 3 (10.00%) Agilent
3 3 (10.00%) CheckPoint
3 3 (10.00%) Nokia
4 2 (6.67%) Sybase
4 2 (6.67%) Microsoft
4 2 (6.67%) VMware
5 1 (3.33%) Redknee
5 1 (3.33%) ZTE
5 1 (3.33%) F5
5 1 (3.33%) HP
5 1 (3.33%) Citrix
5 1 (3.33%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 1 (3.33%) Ericsson
5 1 (3.33%) SAP
5 1 (3.33%) Red Hat
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