The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for ISUP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited ISUP over the 3 months to 26 March 2017 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
ISDN User Part (ISUP)
UK
Rank 607 637 608
Rank change year-on-year +30 -29  
Contract jobs citing ISUP 2 4 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.004% 0.008% 0.028%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.031% 0.051% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 4
Median daily rate £400 - £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 - £438
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

ISUP is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 6534 7871 7887
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 14.61% 14.79% 14.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 4036 4697 4305
Median daily rate £400 £380 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £235 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 356 337 437
Median hourly rate £25.00 £32.00 £27.32
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.87% +17.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £37.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -38.24% +23.33%  

ISUP
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing ISUP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for ISUP in the UK

ISUP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ISUP in the UK

ISUP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for ISUP in the UK

ISUP
Top 3 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 26 March 2017. 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 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 +37 2 £400 -
Berkshire +28 2 £400 -
South East +26 2 £400 -

ISUP
Top 23 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, 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 3 (75.00%) INAP
2 2 (50.00%) SCCP
2 2 (50.00%) VoIP
2 2 (50.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (25.00%) Validation
3 1 (25.00%) Huawei
3 1 (25.00%) GGSN
3 1 (25.00%) SGSN
3 1 (25.00%) Network Architecture
3 1 (25.00%) Nokia Networks
3 1 (25.00%) GENBAND
3 1 (25.00%) VoLTE
3 1 (25.00%) Diameter Protocol
3 1 (25.00%) Value-Added Service
3 1 (25.00%) Nortel
3 1 (25.00%) SS7
3 1 (25.00%) TCAP
3 1 (25.00%) LDAP
3 1 (25.00%) GPRS
3 1 (25.00%) GSM
3 1 (25.00%) UMTS
3 1 (25.00%) Q.931
3 1 (25.00%) Back Office

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 3 (75.00%) INAP
2 2 (50.00%) SCCP
2 2 (50.00%) VoIP
3 1 (25.00%) Diameter Protocol
3 1 (25.00%) GGSN
3 1 (25.00%) GPRS
3 1 (25.00%) GSM
3 1 (25.00%) LDAP
3 1 (25.00%) Q.931
3 1 (25.00%) SGSN
3 1 (25.00%) SS7
3 1 (25.00%) TCAP
3 1 (25.00%) UMTS
3 1 (25.00%) Value-Added Service
3 1 (25.00%) VoLTE
General
1 2 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (25.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Service Control Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Test Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) VAS Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Voice Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Network Architecture
1 1 (25.00%) Validation
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) GENBAND
1 1 (25.00%) Huawei
1 1 (25.00%) Nokia Networks
1 1 (25.00%) Nortel