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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
ISDN User Part (ISUP)
Rank 582 584 574
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -10
Contract jobs citing ISUP 30 2 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.052% 0.004% 0.052%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.36% 0.028% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 5
Average daily rate
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£325 - £375
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
8424 7141 8923
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.62% 13.53% 15.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 4660 3880 4041
Average daily rate £363 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.69% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 464 415 683
Average hourly rate £23.00 £22.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.22% +4.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.57 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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 9 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 19 September 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 - 29 £325 -
Berkshire - 18 £350 -
South East - 18 £350 -
London - 3 £325 -
Slough - 1 - -
Abbots Langley - - - -
Reading - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
East of England - - - -

ISUP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 25 (62.50%) INAP
2 23 (57.50%) Telecoms
3 21 (52.50%) 3G
4 19 (47.50%) LTE
5 16 (40.00%) SCCP
6 14 (35.00%) Analytical Skills
7 12 (30.00%) GSM
7 12 (30.00%) UMTS
8 11 (27.50%) SMS
8 11 (27.50%) UNIX
8 11 (27.50%) SS7
8 11 (27.50%) Degree
9 10 (25.00%) MGW
9 10 (25.00%) LDAP
10 9 (22.50%) GPRS
10 9 (22.50%) VMS
10 9 (22.50%) TIBCO
11 8 (20.00%) Wireshark
11 8 (20.00%) Huawei
12 7 (17.50%) SIGTRAN
12 7 (17.50%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
12 7 (17.50%) Megaco
12 7 (17.50%) DNS
13 6 (15.00%) 3GPP
13 6 (15.00%) Firewall
13 6 (15.00%) 2G
14 5 (12.50%) Migration
14 5 (12.50%) VoLTE
14 5 (12.50%) 4G
14 5 (12.50%) ATM

ISUP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (5.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 25 (62.50%) INAP
2 21 (52.50%) 3G
3 19 (47.50%) LTE
4 16 (40.00%) SCCP
5 12 (30.00%) GSM
5 12 (30.00%) UMTS
6 11 (27.50%) SMS
6 11 (27.50%) SS7
7 10 (25.00%) MGW
7 10 (25.00%) LDAP
8 9 (22.50%) GPRS
9 8 (20.00%) Wireshark
10 7 (17.50%) SIGTRAN
10 7 (17.50%) Megaco
10 7 (17.50%) DNS
11 6 (15.00%) 3GPP
11 6 (15.00%) Firewall
11 6 (15.00%) 2G
12 5 (12.50%) VoLTE
12 5 (12.50%) 4G
General
1 23 (57.50%) Telecoms
2 4 (10.00%) Back Office
3 2 (5.00%) Electronics
3 2 (5.00%) Finance
3 2 (5.00%) Manufacturing
3 2 (5.00%) Billing
3 2 (5.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (22.50%) Test Engineer
2 4 (10.00%) Back Office Engineer
3 3 (7.50%) Telecoms Engineer
3 3 (7.50%) Test Analyst
3 3 (7.50%) Analyst
3 3 (7.50%) Consultant
4 2 (5.00%) Network Engineer
4 2 (5.00%) CS Core Engineer
4 2 (5.00%) Core Network Engineer
4 2 (5.00%) Design Engineer
4 2 (5.00%) Integration Engineer
5 1 (2.50%) Systems Test Analyst
5 1 (2.50%) Technical Product Manager
5 1 (2.50%) Network Project Manager
5 1 (2.50%) Data Analyst
5 1 (2.50%) Network Manager
5 1 (2.50%) Technical Manager
5 1 (2.50%) Product Manager
5 1 (2.50%) Integration Manager
5 1 (2.50%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.50%) Rendezvous
1 1 (2.50%) SOAP
1 1 (2.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (35.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (10.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.00%) DTV
4 1 (2.50%) IVR
4 1 (2.50%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 11 (27.50%) UNIX
2 9 (22.50%) VMS
3 4 (10.00%) Linux
4 1 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.50%) Windows 2000
4 1 (2.50%) Windows NT
4 1 (2.50%) Windows
4 1 (2.50%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (12.50%) Migration
2 4 (10.00%) Configuration Management
2 4 (10.00%) Problem Management
2 4 (10.00%) Validation
3 3 (7.50%) Software Testing
3 3 (7.50%) Network Planning
3 3 (7.50%) Network Architecture
4 2 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (5.00%) Process Management
4 2 (5.00%) Integration Acceptance Testing
4 2 (5.00%) Regression Testing
4 2 (5.00%) Digital Marketing
4 2 (5.00%) Programme Management
5 1 (2.50%) Network Design
5 1 (2.50%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (2.50%) Test Strategy
5 1 (2.50%) Capacity Management
5 1 (2.50%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.50%) Python
1 3 (7.50%) C
2 1 (2.50%) Java
2 1 (2.50%) Perl
Qualifications
1 11 (27.50%) Degree
2 3 (7.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (7.50%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.50%) QA
1 3 (7.50%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.50%) NFS
Systems Management
1 4 (10.00%) NSN NetAct
2 2 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (22.50%) TIBCO
2 8 (20.00%) Huawei
3 7 (17.50%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 4 (10.00%) CheckPoint
4 4 (10.00%) Nokia
5 3 (7.50%) Agilent
5 3 (7.50%) VMware
5 3 (7.50%) ZTE
5 3 (7.50%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 3 (7.50%) Ericsson
6 2 (5.00%) SAP
6 2 (5.00%) HP
6 2 (5.00%) F5
7 1 (2.50%) Redknee
7 1 (2.50%) Citrix
7 1 (2.50%) Red Hat
7 1 (2.50%) Microsoft
7 1 (2.50%) Sybase