The table below looks at the statistics for INAP skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited INAP over the 3 months to 12 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
12 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Intelligent Network Application Part (INAP)
Rank 557 549 552
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +3
Contract jobs citing INAP 25 9 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.048% 0.019% 0.053%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.33% 0.14% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 6
Average daily rate
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£350 £331 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.66% -19.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £326 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £336 £475
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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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7663 6620 8356
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.76% 13.70% 15.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4291 3696 3918
Average daily rate £370 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £346 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.46% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 428 367 620
Average hourly rate £21.75 £21.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.57 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -10.00%

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Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

INAP Jobs Demand Trend in England

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Daily Rate Trend in England

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

INAP Daily Rate Trend in England

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Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing INAP across the England region over the 3 months to 12 September 2014.

INAP Daily Rate Histogram in England

INAP
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing INAP within the England region over the 3 months to 12 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
South East +15 22 £350 +5.66%
East of England -24 1 £263 -
London - - - -
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Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 12 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 24 (70.59%) ISUP
2 23 (67.65%) Telecoms
3 20 (58.82%) 3G
4 19 (55.88%) LTE
5 11 (32.35%) SIGTRAN
5 11 (32.35%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (32.35%) UNIX
6 10 (29.41%) LDAP
6 10 (29.41%) VMS
7 9 (26.47%) TIBCO
7 9 (26.47%) SCCP
7 9 (26.47%) SS7
8 8 (23.53%) Wireshark
9 7 (20.59%) Degree
9 7 (20.59%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 7 (20.59%) VoLTE
9 7 (20.59%) SMS
10 6 (17.65%) GSM
10 6 (17.65%) UMTS
10 6 (17.65%) HTTP
10 6 (17.65%) Nokia
10 6 (17.65%) Network Architecture
10 6 (17.65%) MGW
11 5 (14.71%) Validation
11 5 (14.71%) Migration
11 5 (14.71%) DNS
11 5 (14.71%) VoIP
12 4 (11.76%) HP
12 4 (11.76%) ISEB
12 4 (11.76%) Software Testing

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Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 12 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 (8.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 24 (70.59%) ISUP
2 20 (58.82%) 3G
3 19 (55.88%) LTE
4 11 (32.35%) SIGTRAN
5 10 (29.41%) LDAP
6 9 (26.47%) SS7
6 9 (26.47%) SCCP
7 8 (23.53%) Wireshark
8 7 (20.59%) SMS
8 7 (20.59%) VoLTE
9 6 (17.65%) UMTS
9 6 (17.65%) GSM
9 6 (17.65%) HTTP
9 6 (17.65%) MGW
10 5 (14.71%) DNS
10 5 (14.71%) VoIP
11 4 (11.76%) Radio Access Network
12 3 (8.82%) Firewall
12 3 (8.82%) 3GPP
12 3 (8.82%) GPRS
General
1 23 (67.65%) Telecoms
2 4 (11.76%) Billing
3 3 (8.82%) Marketing
3 3 (8.82%) Finance
3 3 (8.82%) Manufacturing
3 3 (8.82%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 11 (32.35%) Test Engineer
2 4 (11.76%) Analyst
2 4 (11.76%) Test Analyst
3 3 (8.82%) Design Engineer
3 3 (8.82%) Integration Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) Telecoms Project Manager
4 2 (5.88%) Project Manager
4 2 (5.88%) Programme Manager
5 1 (2.94%) Data Analyst
5 1 (2.94%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (2.94%) Network Analyst
5 1 (2.94%) Voice Engineer
5 1 (2.94%) Test Leader
5 1 (2.94%) CS Core Engineer
5 1 (2.94%) Systems Test Analyst
5 1 (2.94%) NOC Engineer
5 1 (2.94%) Test and Integration Engineer
5 1 (2.94%) Senior Integration Engineer
5 1 (2.94%) Senior Test Engineer
5 1 (2.94%) Telecoms Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.82%) SOAP
2 1 (2.94%) XML
2 1 (2.94%) WAP
2 1 (2.94%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 11 (32.35%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.82%) DTV
3 2 (5.88%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.94%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 11 (32.35%) UNIX
2 10 (29.41%) VMS
3 1 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (2.94%) Solaris
3 1 (2.94%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (17.65%) Network Architecture
2 5 (14.71%) Validation
2 5 (14.71%) Migration
3 4 (11.76%) Software Testing
4 3 (8.82%) Digital Marketing
4 3 (8.82%) Programme Management
4 3 (8.82%) Network Planning
4 3 (8.82%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (8.82%) Capacity Management
5 2 (5.88%) Integration Acceptance Testing
5 2 (5.88%) Project Management
5 2 (5.88%) Process Management
5 2 (5.88%) Test Strategy
5 2 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (2.94%) Test Scripting
6 1 (2.94%) Fault Management
6 1 (2.94%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (2.94%) Change Management
6 1 (2.94%) Configuration Management
6 1 (2.94%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.82%) C
2 1 (2.94%) Java
2 1 (2.94%) Perl
2 1 (2.94%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 7 (20.59%) Degree
2 4 (11.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (11.76%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.82%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.94%) NFS
Systems Management
1 4 (11.76%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (5.88%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 9 (26.47%) TIBCO
2 7 (20.59%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 6 (17.65%) Nokia
4 4 (11.76%) HP
5 3 (8.82%) SAP
5 3 (8.82%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 3 (8.82%) Ericsson
5 3 (8.82%) Huawei
5 3 (8.82%) Agilent
5 3 (8.82%) ZTE
6 2 (5.88%) F5
6 2 (5.88%) Oracle
7 1 (2.94%) Redknee
7 1 (2.94%) Siemens
7 1 (2.94%) Red Hat
7 1 (2.94%) Cisco
7 1 (2.94%) Citrix
7 1 (2.94%) Juniper