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 28 April 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
ISDN User Part (ISUP)
Rank 578 588 552
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -36
Contract jobs citing ISUP 24 10 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.043% 0.018% 0.013%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.29% 0.14% 0.082%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 4
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£318 £288 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.43% +21.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £258 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £298 £335
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £288 £175
% change year-on-year
+52.17% +64.28%
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
8170 7207 7312
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.67% 13.21% 15.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4450 3815 3647
Average daily rate £350 £351 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.28% +0.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 436 396 578
Average hourly rate £28.75 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.75% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.06 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+49.55% -10.84%

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 28 April 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 8 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 28 April 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +12 23 £318 +18.13% 1
South East -9 13 £438 +62.79%
Berkshire +3 12 £438 +75.00%
London - 6 £318 - 1
Reading -1 2 - -
Slough -3 2 £438 +75.00%
City of London - 2 £356 - 1
Bracknell - 1 - -

ISUP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 23 (79.31%) Telecoms
2 14 (48.28%) INAP
3 13 (44.83%) SS7
4 12 (41.38%) 3G
5 11 (37.93%) SCCP
6 9 (31.03%) SGSN
6 9 (31.03%) LTE
6 9 (31.03%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 8 (27.59%) 4G
8 7 (24.14%) TCAP
8 7 (24.14%) UNIX
8 7 (24.14%) LDAP
9 6 (20.69%) GPRS
9 6 (20.69%) GSM
9 6 (20.69%) VMS
9 6 (20.69%) UMTS
9 6 (20.69%) GGSN
10 5 (17.24%) MGW
11 4 (13.79%) Radio Access Network
11 4 (13.79%) Huawei
11 4 (13.79%) QA
11 4 (13.79%) VoIP
11 4 (13.79%) DNS
11 4 (13.79%) Linux
11 4 (13.79%) PSTN
11 4 (13.79%) SMS
11 4 (13.79%) Megaco
11 4 (13.79%) Nokia
11 4 (13.79%) TIBCO
11 4 (13.79%) 2G

ISUP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 3 (10.34%) OpenStack
Communications & Networking
1 14 (48.28%) INAP
2 13 (44.83%) SS7
3 12 (41.38%) 3G
4 11 (37.93%) SCCP
5 9 (31.03%) SGSN
5 9 (31.03%) LTE
6 8 (27.59%) 4G
7 7 (24.14%) TCAP
7 7 (24.14%) LDAP
8 6 (20.69%) GPRS
8 6 (20.69%) GSM
8 6 (20.69%) UMTS
8 6 (20.69%) GGSN
9 5 (17.24%) MGW
10 4 (13.79%) Radio Access Network
10 4 (13.79%) 2G
10 4 (13.79%) Megaco
10 4 (13.79%) VoIP
10 4 (13.79%) DNS
10 4 (13.79%) PSTN
General
1 23 (79.31%) Telecoms
2 4 (13.79%) Back Office
3 2 (6.90%) Electronics
4 1 (3.45%) Advertising
4 1 (3.45%) Multimedia
4 1 (3.45%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (20.69%) Test Engineer
2 3 (10.34%) Design Engineer
2 3 (10.34%) Analyst
2 3 (10.34%) Telecoms Engineer
2 3 (10.34%) Senior Design Engineer
2 3 (10.34%) CS Core Engineer
3 2 (6.90%) Transmission Design Engineer
3 2 (6.90%) Senior Transmission Design Engineer
3 2 (6.90%) Transmission Engineer
3 2 (6.90%) Integration Engineer
3 2 (6.90%) Test and Integration Engineer
3 2 (6.90%) Senior Integration Engineer
3 2 (6.90%) Test Manager
3 2 (6.90%) Technical Consultant
3 2 (6.90%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (6.90%) Network Analyst
3 2 (6.90%) Consultant
3 2 (6.90%) Senior Test Engineer
3 2 (6.90%) Senior Network Analyst
4 1 (3.45%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.90%) SOAP
2 1 (3.45%) XML
2 1 (3.45%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.45%) IVR
2 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.45%) Smart Meter
2 1 (3.45%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (24.14%) UNIX
2 6 (20.69%) VMS
3 4 (13.79%) Linux
4 1 (3.45%) Windows 2000
4 1 (3.45%) Windows NT
4 1 (3.45%) Windows
4 1 (3.45%) Solaris
4 1 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (10.34%) Compatibility Testing
1 3 (10.34%) Network Architecture
2 2 (6.90%) Dependency Management
2 2 (6.90%) Coaching
2 2 (6.90%) ITIL
2 2 (6.90%) PRINCE2
2 2 (6.90%) Validation
2 2 (6.90%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (3.45%) Use Case
3 1 (3.45%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (3.45%) Software Testing
3 1 (3.45%) Problem Management
3 1 (3.45%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (3.45%) Service Delivery
3 1 (3.45%) Test Planning
3 1 (3.45%) Test Strategy
3 1 (3.45%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.34%) Python
2 1 (3.45%) Java
2 1 (3.45%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (10.34%) Degree
2 2 (6.90%) PMP
2 2 (6.90%) PMI Certification
2 2 (6.90%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (3.45%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.79%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.45%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (31.03%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 4 (13.79%) Huawei
2 4 (13.79%) Nokia
2 4 (13.79%) TIBCO
3 3 (10.34%) VMware
4 2 (6.90%) BT
4 2 (6.90%) Microsoft
5 1 (3.45%) HP
5 1 (3.45%) Ericsson
5 1 (3.45%) Red Hat
5 1 (3.45%) Sybase
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