The table below looks at the statistics for INAP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited INAP 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
Intelligent Network Application Part (INAP)
Rank 102 123 136
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +13
Contract jobs citing INAP 21 8 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.86% 0.31% 0.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.16% 1.18% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 1
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£350 £331 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.66% +3.51%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £331 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.66% -5.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
665 676 1076
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 27.10% 26.20% 34.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 251 213 226
Average daily rate £350 £330 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £165 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £445 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 26 28
Average hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +31.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £37.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing INAP across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

INAP Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

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Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing INAP across the Berkshire region.

INAP Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing INAP across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

INAP Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

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Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing INAP within the Berkshire region 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
Reading +15 2 £360 +10.76%
Slough - 1 - -
Newbury - 1 £90 -
INAP
South East

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing INAP 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 INAP.

1 20 (74.07%) ISUP
2 18 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 18 (66.67%) 3G
3 15 (55.56%) LTE
4 11 (40.74%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (37.04%) UNIX
5 10 (37.04%) LDAP
6 9 (33.33%) VMS
6 9 (33.33%) TIBCO
7 8 (29.63%) SIGTRAN
8 7 (25.93%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 7 (25.93%) Degree
8 7 (25.93%) SMS
9 6 (22.22%) Nokia
9 6 (22.22%) SS7
9 6 (22.22%) SCCP
10 5 (18.52%) Wireshark
10 5 (18.52%) Validation
10 5 (18.52%) HTTP
10 5 (18.52%) VoLTE
11 4 (14.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 4 (14.81%) HP Quality Center
11 4 (14.81%) Network Architecture
11 4 (14.81%) MGW
11 4 (14.81%) DNS
11 4 (14.81%) HP
11 4 (14.81%) ISEB
11 4 (14.81%) GSM
11 4 (14.81%) Software Testing
11 4 (14.81%) VoIP

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Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing INAP 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 INAP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Business Applications
1 3 (11.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 20 (74.07%) ISUP
2 18 (66.67%) 3G
3 15 (55.56%) LTE
4 10 (37.04%) LDAP
5 8 (29.63%) SIGTRAN
6 7 (25.93%) SMS
7 6 (22.22%) SS7
7 6 (22.22%) SCCP
8 5 (18.52%) Wireshark
8 5 (18.52%) HTTP
8 5 (18.52%) VoLTE
9 4 (14.81%) MGW
9 4 (14.81%) DNS
9 4 (14.81%) GSM
9 4 (14.81%) VoIP
10 3 (11.11%) Parlay
10 3 (11.11%) UMTS
10 3 (11.11%) Radio Access Network
11 2 (7.41%) tcpdump
11 2 (7.41%) Network Security
General
1 18 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 3 (11.11%) Electronics
2 3 (11.11%) Finance
2 3 (11.11%) Manufacturing
2 3 (11.11%) Billing
2 3 (11.11%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (29.63%) Test Engineer
2 3 (11.11%) Analyst
2 3 (11.11%) Test Analyst
2 3 (11.11%) Design Engineer
3 2 (7.41%) Telecoms Project Manager
3 2 (7.41%) Project Manager
3 2 (7.41%) Programme Manager
4 1 (3.70%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (3.70%) Data Analyst
4 1 (3.70%) Telecoms Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Systems Test Analyst
4 1 (3.70%) Voice Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.41%) SOAP
2 1 (3.70%) XML
2 1 (3.70%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 11 (40.74%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (11.11%) DTV
3 1 (3.70%) IVR
3 1 (3.70%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 10 (37.04%) UNIX
2 9 (33.33%) VMS
3 1 (3.70%) Solaris
3 1 (3.70%) Linux
3 1 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (18.52%) Validation
2 4 (14.81%) Network Architecture
2 4 (14.81%) Software Testing
3 3 (11.11%) Network Planning
3 3 (11.11%) Migration
3 3 (11.11%) Programme Management
3 3 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (11.11%) Digital Marketing
3 3 (11.11%) Capacity Management
4 2 (7.41%) Test Strategy
4 2 (7.41%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (7.41%) Project Management
4 2 (7.41%) Process Management
5 1 (3.70%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (3.70%) Test Scripting
5 1 (3.70%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.11%) C
2 1 (3.70%) Java
2 1 (3.70%) Perl
Qualifications
1 7 (25.93%) Degree
2 4 (14.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (14.81%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) NFS
Systems Management
1 4 (14.81%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (33.33%) TIBCO
2 7 (25.93%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 6 (22.22%) Nokia
4 4 (14.81%) HP
5 3 (11.11%) Huawei
5 3 (11.11%) SAP
5 3 (11.11%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 3 (11.11%) Ericsson
5 3 (11.11%) ZTE
6 2 (7.41%) F5
7 1 (3.70%) Redknee
7 1 (3.70%) Oracle
7 1 (3.70%) Red Hat
7 1 (3.70%) Citrix