Period
to 20 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for ISDN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited ISDN over the 6 months to 20 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Integrated Service Digital Network (ISDN)
UK
6 months to
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 818 774 825
Rank change year-on-year -44 +51 -19
Contract jobs citing ISDN 79 95 94
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.077% 0.096% 0.087%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.58% 0.71% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 65 58
UK median daily rate £405 £388 £286
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.52% +35.37% -21.03%
10th Percentile £204 £220 £171
90th Percentile £500 £553 £443
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £378 £288
% change year-on-year +5.96% +31.30% -17.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 3
UK median hourly rate £28.50 £24.86 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.64% -4.38% +44.44%
10th Percentile £15.25 £23.91 £14.85
90th Percentile £33.11 £32.58 £26.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 - £12.38

ISDN is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 13,660 13,447 16,770
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.27% 13.61% 15.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,295 8,129 10,221
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £200 £195 £220
90th Percentile £606 £583 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 725 743 827
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -24.00% +23.85%
10th Percentile £12.21 £10.97 £11.50
90th Percentile £48.45 £48.75 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.39 £18.59 £25.00
% change year-on-year +4.28% -25.64% +23.85%

ISDN
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing ISDN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for ISDN in the UK

ISDN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing ISDN.

Contractor daily rate trend for ISDN in the UK

ISDN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ISDN over the 6 months to 20 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ISDN in the UK

ISDN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISDN.

Contractor hourly rate trend for ISDN in the UK

ISDN
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing ISDN over the 6 months to 20 September 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for ISDN in the UK

ISDN
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISDN within the UK over the 6 months to 20 September 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -56 67 £363 -6.75% 18
UK excluding London -22 42 £400 +5.96% 15
London -26 34 £415 +5.06% 4
South East -14 12 £270 +22.73% 4
North of England -22 11 £395 +1.28% 3
North West -22 10 £395 +1.28% 3
Isle of Man +2 7 £425 -
South West -11 6 £288 -54.90% 4
Midlands -15 3 - - 2
East Midlands - 2 - -
East of England -1 1 - - 1
Wales -17 1 £375 +66.67%
Yorkshire -18 1 - -
Scotland -23 1 - - 1
West Midlands -30 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 20 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing ISDN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for ISDN.

1 52 (65.82%) Cisco
2 44 (55.70%) LAN
3 41 (51.90%) WAN
4 40 (50.63%) Cisco Certification
5 36 (45.57%) Wireless
6 31 (39.24%) Firewall
6 31 (39.24%) ITIL
7 28 (35.44%) TCP/IP
8 27 (34.18%) VoIP
9 22 (27.85%) VPN
10 21 (26.58%) MPLS
11 20 (25.32%) CCNA
12 19 (24.05%) CCNP
12 19 (24.05%) Telecoms
12 19 (24.05%) Network Security
13 18 (22.78%) Juniper
13 18 (22.78%) PBX
14 17 (21.52%) Network Monitoring
15 16 (20.25%) Microsoft
15 16 (20.25%) Cisco Nexus
16 15 (18.99%) Security Cleared
16 15 (18.99%) PSTN
16 15 (18.99%) Windows
17 14 (17.72%) Avaya
17 14 (17.72%) Finance
18 13 (16.46%) OSPF
18 13 (16.46%) Network Design
19 12 (15.19%) VLAN
19 12 (15.19%) Network Management
19 12 (15.19%) BGP

ISDN
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 7 (8.86%) Skype for Business
2 4 (5.06%) CMS
3 3 (3.80%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (2.53%) IIS
4 2 (2.53%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.53%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 7 (8.86%) Microsoft Excel
1 7 (8.86%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.53%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.06%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 44 (55.70%) LAN
2 41 (51.90%) WAN
3 36 (45.57%) Wireless
4 31 (39.24%) Firewall
5 28 (35.44%) TCP/IP
6 27 (34.18%) VoIP
7 22 (27.85%) VPN
8 21 (26.58%) MPLS
9 19 (24.05%) Network Security
10 18 (22.78%) PBX
11 16 (20.25%) Cisco Nexus
12 15 (18.99%) PSTN
13 13 (16.46%) OSPF
14 12 (15.19%) BGP
14 12 (15.19%) Broadband
14 12 (15.19%) Ethernet
14 12 (15.19%) VLAN
15 11 (13.92%) DHCP
15 11 (13.92%) DNS
16 9 (11.39%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.53%) Oracle Database
1 2 (2.53%) SQL Server
1 2 (2.53%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (2.53%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (2.53%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.27%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (1.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 19 (24.05%) Telecoms
2 14 (17.72%) Finance
3 4 (5.06%) German Language
4 3 (3.80%) Banking
4 3 (3.80%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.53%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (1.27%) Dutch Language
6 1 (1.27%) French Language
6 1 (1.27%) Military
Job Titles
1 26 (32.91%) Network Engineer
2 13 (16.46%) Voice Engineer
3 9 (11.39%) Analyst
3 9 (11.39%) Cisco Engineer
3 9 (11.39%) Network Support
4 8 (10.13%) Unified Communications Engineer
5 7 (8.86%) Cisco Voice Engineer
5 7 (8.86%) Mitel Engineer
5 7 (8.86%) Mitel Voice Engineer
5 7 (8.86%) Network Analyst
6 5 (6.33%) Field Engineer
6 5 (6.33%) IT Manager
6 5 (6.33%) Network Field Engineer
6 5 (6.33%) PABX Engineer
6 5 (6.33%) Support Analyst
6 5 (6.33%) Support Engineer
6 5 (6.33%) Voice Network Engineer
7 4 (5.06%) Operations Engineer
7 4 (5.06%) Project Manager
8 3 (3.80%) Data Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.06%) 802.1X
1 4 (5.06%) XMPP
2 1 (1.27%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.13%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (7.59%) Data Centre
3 5 (6.33%) Computer Science
3 5 (6.33%) Linux Command Line
4 4 (5.06%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (5.06%) Smartphone
4 4 (5.06%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (2.53%) BYOD
5 2 (2.53%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.27%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.27%) CCTV
6 1 (1.27%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (1.27%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.27%) Handset
6 1 (1.27%) IVR
6 1 (1.27%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.27%) NHS
6 1 (1.27%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 15 (18.99%) Windows
2 5 (6.33%) Linux
3 4 (5.06%) Unix
4 2 (2.53%) Windows 10
4 2 (2.53%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.53%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (2.53%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (2.53%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (39.24%) ITIL
2 17 (21.52%) Network Monitoring
3 13 (16.46%) Network Design
4 12 (15.19%) Network Management
5 11 (13.92%) Incident Management
6 10 (12.66%) Problem Management
6 10 (12.66%) Project Management
7 8 (10.13%) Service Management
8 7 (8.86%) Migration
8 7 (8.86%) Service Delivery
9 6 (7.59%) Change Management
9 6 (7.59%) Disaster Recovery
10 5 (6.33%) Configuration Management
10 5 (6.33%) Demand Management
10 5 (6.33%) Patch Management
11 4 (5.06%) Change Control
11 4 (5.06%) Informatics
11 4 (5.06%) ITSM
11 4 (5.06%) Mentoring
12 3 (3.80%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.80%) Perl
1 3 (3.80%) Python
1 3 (3.80%) SQL
2 2 (2.53%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.27%) C
Qualifications
1 40 (50.63%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (25.32%) CCNA
3 19 (24.05%) CCNP
4 15 (18.99%) Security Cleared
5 8 (10.13%) DV Cleared
6 7 (8.86%) CCNP Voice
6 7 (8.86%) JNCIA
6 7 (8.86%) JNCIE
6 7 (8.86%) JNCIP
6 7 (8.86%) JNCIS
7 6 (7.59%) Degree
8 4 (5.06%) Computer Science Degree
8 4 (5.06%) ISEB
8 4 (5.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (5.06%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (3.80%) CCIE
9 3 (3.80%) CCIE Routing and Switching
9 3 (3.80%) CCIE Service Provider
9 3 (3.80%) CCSP
9 3 (3.80%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.33%) SLA
2 1 (1.27%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (1.27%) GDPR
2 1 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (7.59%) ProxySG
2 5 (6.33%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.53%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.27%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.27%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (8.86%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (3.80%) Cisco IPCC
2 3 (3.80%) Cisco UCCX
2 3 (3.80%) Nagios
3 1 (1.27%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 52 (65.82%) Cisco
2 18 (22.78%) Juniper
3 16 (20.25%) Microsoft
4 14 (17.72%) Avaya
5 10 (12.66%) Oracle
6 9 (11.39%) Blue Coat
6 9 (11.39%) CheckPoint
6 9 (11.39%) Mitel
6 9 (11.39%) SolarWinds
7 8 (10.13%) F5
8 6 (7.59%) Meraki
8 6 (7.59%) VMware
9 5 (6.33%) Sonus
10 4 (5.06%) HP
11 3 (3.80%) Bloomberg
11 3 (3.80%) NetScout
11 3 (3.80%) Reuters
11 3 (3.80%) Riverbed
11 3 (3.80%) SevOne
12 2 (2.53%) Polycom