The table below looks at the statistics for INAP skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited INAP over the 3 months to 30 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Intelligent Network Application Part (INAP)
Rank 227 230 231
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +1
Contract jobs citing INAP 23 8 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.25% 0.092% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.25% 0.51% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 1
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£355 £331 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.16% +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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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1842 1566 2075
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.74% 17.99% 20.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 862 716 601
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 90 170
Average hourly rate £19.91 £24.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.73% -5.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.22% -

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Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

INAP Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

INAP Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing INAP across the South East region over the 3 months to 30 September 2014.

INAP Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

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Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing INAP within the South East region over the 3 months to 30 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
Berkshire +21 23 £355 +7.16%
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England

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 21 (70.00%) 3G
1 21 (70.00%) ISUP
2 20 (66.67%) Telecoms
3 18 (60.00%) LTE
4 12 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (36.67%) UNIX
5 11 (36.67%) LDAP
6 10 (33.33%) VMS
6 10 (33.33%) TIBCO
7 9 (30.00%) SIGTRAN
8 8 (26.67%) Nokia
9 7 (23.33%) SMS
9 7 (23.33%) Degree
9 7 (23.33%) Validation
9 7 (23.33%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
10 6 (20.00%) VoLTE
10 6 (20.00%) SCCP
10 6 (20.00%) SS7
11 5 (16.67%) HTTP
11 5 (16.67%) Wireshark
11 5 (16.67%) Radio Access Network
11 5 (16.67%) Capacity Management
11 5 (16.67%) MGW
12 4 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
12 4 (13.33%) Network Architecture
12 4 (13.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 4 (13.33%) Software Testing
12 4 (13.33%) DNS
12 4 (13.33%) HP
12 4 (13.33%) ISEB

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Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 (10.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 21 (70.00%) 3G
1 21 (70.00%) ISUP
2 18 (60.00%) LTE
3 11 (36.67%) LDAP
4 9 (30.00%) SIGTRAN
5 7 (23.33%) SMS
6 6 (20.00%) SCCP
6 6 (20.00%) SS7
6 6 (20.00%) VoLTE
7 5 (16.67%) Radio Access Network
7 5 (16.67%) MGW
7 5 (16.67%) Wireshark
7 5 (16.67%) HTTP
8 4 (13.33%) GSM
8 4 (13.33%) VoIP
8 4 (13.33%) DNS
9 3 (10.00%) Parlay
9 3 (10.00%) UMTS
10 2 (6.67%) DHCP
10 2 (6.67%) Firewall
General
1 20 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 3 (10.00%) Finance
2 3 (10.00%) Manufacturing
2 3 (10.00%) Billing
2 3 (10.00%) Marketing
2 3 (10.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 9 (30.00%) Test Engineer
2 5 (16.67%) Design Engineer
3 3 (10.00%) Analyst
3 3 (10.00%) Test Analyst
3 3 (10.00%) Voice Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Telecoms Project Manager
4 2 (6.67%) Project Manager
4 2 (6.67%) Programme Manager
5 1 (3.33%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) Data Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) Telecoms Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Systems Test Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.67%) SOAP
2 1 (3.33%) XML
2 1 (3.33%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 12 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (10.00%) DTV
3 1 (3.33%) IVR
3 1 (3.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 11 (36.67%) UNIX
2 10 (33.33%) VMS
3 1 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (3.33%) Solaris
3 1 (3.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (23.33%) Validation
2 5 (16.67%) Capacity Management
3 4 (13.33%) Network Architecture
3 4 (13.33%) Software Testing
4 3 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (10.00%) Migration
4 3 (10.00%) Programme Management
4 3 (10.00%) Network Planning
4 3 (10.00%) Digital Marketing
5 2 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (6.67%) Test Strategy
5 2 (6.67%) Project Management
5 2 (6.67%) Process Management
6 1 (3.33%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (3.33%) Test Scripting
6 1 (3.33%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.00%) C
2 1 (3.33%) Java
2 1 (3.33%) Perl
Qualifications
1 7 (23.33%) Degree
2 4 (13.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (13.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.33%) NFS
Systems Management
1 4 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (33.33%) TIBCO
2 8 (26.67%) Nokia
3 7 (23.33%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 4 (13.33%) HP
5 3 (10.00%) SAP
5 3 (10.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 3 (10.00%) Ericsson
5 3 (10.00%) Huawei
5 3 (10.00%) ZTE
6 2 (6.67%) F5
6 2 (6.67%) Oracle
7 1 (3.33%) Citrix
7 1 (3.33%) Red Hat
7 1 (3.33%) Redknee