The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the England region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Intelligent Network Application Part (INAP)
Rank 557 535 537
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +2
Contract jobs citing INAP 13 7 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.026% 0.015% 0.043%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.19% 0.11% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 5
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£263 £175 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £167 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £295 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £175 £335
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -47.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
6806 6381 8247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.79% 13.72% 15.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 3689 3382 3737
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 382 440 633
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.00 £12.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.25 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
INAP
UK

INAP
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

INAP
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

INAP
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 25 July 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 25 July 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 -6 9 £350 +100.00%
East of England - 1 £263 -
London - 1 £210 -
INAP
UK

INAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 19 (59.38%) Telecoms
2 16 (50.00%) SS7
3 12 (37.50%) 3G
3 12 (37.50%) SIGTRAN
4 9 (28.13%) LTE
4 9 (28.13%) ISUP
4 9 (28.13%) TCP/IP
5 8 (25.00%) WAP
5 8 (25.00%) VMS
5 8 (25.00%) Network Architecture
6 7 (21.88%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 7 (21.88%) Fault Management
6 7 (21.88%) Wireshark
6 7 (21.88%) SCCP
6 7 (21.88%) Configuration Management
6 7 (21.88%) Change Management
7 5 (15.63%) VoLTE
7 5 (15.63%) DNS
8 4 (12.50%) HTTP
8 4 (12.50%) UMTS
8 4 (12.50%) VoIP
8 4 (12.50%) GSM
8 4 (12.50%) Nokia
8 4 (12.50%) Billing
9 3 (9.38%) MGW
9 3 (9.38%) Problem Management
9 3 (9.38%) Software Testing
9 3 (9.38%) Agilent
9 3 (9.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (9.38%) Performance Management

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Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 2 (6.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 16 (50.00%) SS7
2 12 (37.50%) 3G
2 12 (37.50%) SIGTRAN
3 9 (28.13%) ISUP
3 9 (28.13%) LTE
3 9 (28.13%) TCP/IP
4 7 (21.88%) SCCP
4 7 (21.88%) Wireshark
5 5 (15.63%) VoLTE
5 5 (15.63%) DNS
6 4 (12.50%) HTTP
6 4 (12.50%) GSM
6 4 (12.50%) UMTS
6 4 (12.50%) VoIP
7 3 (9.38%) 3GPP
7 3 (9.38%) GPRS
7 3 (9.38%) MGW
7 3 (9.38%) 4G
8 2 (6.25%) M3UA
8 2 (6.25%) SCTP
General
1 19 (59.38%) Telecoms
2 4 (12.50%) Billing
3 2 (6.25%) Marketing
3 2 (6.25%) Finance
3 2 (6.25%) Manufacturing
3 2 (6.25%) Front Office
3 2 (6.25%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 7 (21.88%) Design Engineer
1 7 (21.88%) NOC Engineer
2 6 (18.75%) Test Engineer
3 4 (12.50%) Voice Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Integration Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) Test Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Project Manager
5 2 (6.25%) Programme Manager
5 2 (6.25%) Telecoms Project Manager
6 1 (3.13%) Data Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) Systems Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) Consultant
6 1 (3.13%) Network Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Network Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) Systems Test Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) Senior Test Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Telecoms Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Test Leader
6 1 (3.13%) Test and Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (25.00%) WAP
2 3 (9.38%) SOAP
3 1 (3.13%) XML
3 1 (3.13%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.25%) DTV
1 2 (6.25%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.13%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 8 (25.00%) VMS
2 2 (6.25%) UNIX
3 1 (3.13%) Solaris
3 1 (3.13%) Linux
3 1 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.00%) Network Architecture
2 7 (21.88%) Fault Management
2 7 (21.88%) Change Management
2 7 (21.88%) Configuration Management
3 3 (9.38%) Software Testing
3 3 (9.38%) Problem Management
3 3 (9.38%) Performance Management
4 2 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (6.25%) Digital Marketing
4 2 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (6.25%) Project Management
4 2 (6.25%) Integration Acceptance Testing
4 2 (6.25%) Validation
4 2 (6.25%) Migration
4 2 (6.25%) Programme Management
5 1 (3.13%) Network Planning
5 1 (3.13%) Process Management
5 1 (3.13%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (3.13%) Test Scripting
5 1 (3.13%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.25%) C
2 1 (3.13%) Java
2 1 (3.13%) Perl
2 1 (3.13%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 3 (9.38%) ISEB
1 3 (9.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (3.13%) Degree
2 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.13%) NFS
Systems Management
1 3 (9.38%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (6.25%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 7 (21.88%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 4 (12.50%) Nokia
3 3 (9.38%) HP
3 3 (9.38%) Ericsson
3 3 (9.38%) Agilent
4 2 (6.25%) SAP
5 1 (3.13%) Cisco
5 1 (3.13%) Citrix
5 1 (3.13%) Juniper
5 1 (3.13%) Siemens
5 1 (3.13%) Red Hat
5 1 (3.13%) TIBCO
5 1 (3.13%) Redknee
5 1 (3.13%) Oracle
5 1 (3.13%) F5