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 6 July 2015 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Intelligent Network Application Part (INAP)
Rank 254 239 221
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -18
Contract jobs citing INAP 3 7 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.033% 0.078% 0.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.17% 0.40% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 4
Average daily rate
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- £350 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.70%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £281 £175
% change year-on-year
- +60.71%
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
1717 1730 1536
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.75% 19.31% 18.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 843 752 647
Average daily rate £375 £330 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £195 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £463 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 93 162
Average hourly rate £27.00 £17.50 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+54.28% -31.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £13.00 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -24.00%

INAP
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

INAP
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

INAP
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 6 July 2015. 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 -1 2 - -
Home Counties - 1 - -
INAP
England

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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 11 (78.57%) ISUP
2 10 (71.43%) 3G
2 10 (71.43%) Telecoms
3 9 (64.29%) Diameter Protocol
4 8 (57.14%) LTE
5 6 (42.86%) VMS
5 6 (42.86%) LDAP
5 6 (42.86%) UNIX
6 5 (35.71%) SS7
6 5 (35.71%) 4G
7 4 (28.57%) Validation
7 4 (28.57%) SGSN
7 4 (28.57%) SCCP
7 4 (28.57%) DNS
7 4 (28.57%) VoIP
8 3 (21.43%) GPRS
8 3 (21.43%) GSM
8 3 (21.43%) SMS
8 3 (21.43%) HP
8 3 (21.43%) TIBCO
8 3 (21.43%) Firewall
8 3 (21.43%) Requirements Analysis
8 3 (21.43%) Compatibility Testing
8 3 (21.43%) VoLTE
8 3 (21.43%) Test Planning
8 3 (21.43%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (14.29%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 2 (14.29%) Test Management
9 2 (14.29%) Supplier Management
9 2 (14.29%) Degree

INAP
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 11 (78.57%) ISUP
2 10 (71.43%) 3G
3 9 (64.29%) Diameter Protocol
4 8 (57.14%) LTE
5 6 (42.86%) LDAP
6 5 (35.71%) SS7
6 5 (35.71%) 4G
7 4 (28.57%) SCCP
7 4 (28.57%) VoIP
7 4 (28.57%) DNS
7 4 (28.57%) SGSN
8 3 (21.43%) GPRS
8 3 (21.43%) GSM
8 3 (21.43%) SMS
8 3 (21.43%) Firewall
8 3 (21.43%) VoLTE
9 2 (14.29%) Wireshark
9 2 (14.29%) UMTS
10 1 (7.14%) SIGTRAN
10 1 (7.14%) HSDPA
General
1 10 (71.43%) Telecoms
2 2 (14.29%) Electronics
3 1 (7.14%) Billing
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Test Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Technical Tester
2 2 (14.29%) Senior Test Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Integration Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Tester
2 2 (14.29%) Test and Integration Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Senior Integration Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Network Design Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (42.86%) UNIX
1 6 (42.86%) VMS
2 1 (7.14%) Solaris
2 1 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Validation
2 3 (21.43%) Test Planning
2 3 (21.43%) Requirements Analysis
2 3 (21.43%) Compatibility Testing
3 2 (14.29%) Test Management
3 2 (14.29%) Supplier Management
4 1 (7.14%) Network Design
4 1 (7.14%) Test Scripting
4 1 (7.14%) Test Automation
4 1 (7.14%) Network Architecture
4 1 (7.14%) Test Strategy
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) HP
1 3 (21.43%) TIBCO
2 2 (14.29%) Nokia Solutions and Networks