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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Intelligent Network Application Part (INAP)
Rank 241 227 231
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +4
Contract jobs citing INAP 11 16 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.11% 0.17% 0.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.54% 0.94% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 2
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£158 £250 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.00% -43.18%
UK excluding London average daily rate £109 £258 £350
% change year-on-year
-57.76% -26.42%
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
2028 1702 1636
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.39% 18.30% 19.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 980 741 680
Average daily rate £350 £330 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £175 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £335 £315
% change year-on-year
+2.98% +6.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 111 168
Average hourly rate £36.00 £20.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+80.00% -13.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £13.50 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.90 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -10.11%

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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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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 1 May 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 -9 11 £158 -37.00%
INAP
England

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 13 (86.67%) 3G
2 12 (80.00%) Telecoms
3 10 (66.67%) LTE
3 10 (66.67%) ISUP
4 9 (60.00%) LDAP
5 8 (53.33%) UNIX
5 8 (53.33%) SCCP
6 7 (46.67%) DNS
6 7 (46.67%) VoIP
6 7 (46.67%) 4G
7 6 (40.00%) VMS
7 6 (40.00%) SS7
8 4 (26.67%) GSM
8 4 (26.67%) 2G
8 4 (26.67%) SGSN
9 3 (20.00%) MGW
9 3 (20.00%) SCTP
9 3 (20.00%) XCAP
9 3 (20.00%) Compatibility Testing
9 3 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (20.00%) M3UA
9 3 (20.00%) SMS
9 3 (20.00%) Solaris
9 3 (20.00%) Linux
9 3 (20.00%) SOAP
9 3 (20.00%) HTTP
9 3 (20.00%) Red Hat
9 3 (20.00%) TIBCO
9 3 (20.00%) SMPP
9 3 (20.00%) Megaco

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Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 13 (86.67%) 3G
2 10 (66.67%) LTE
2 10 (66.67%) ISUP
3 9 (60.00%) LDAP
4 8 (53.33%) SCCP
5 7 (46.67%) DNS
5 7 (46.67%) VoIP
5 7 (46.67%) 4G
6 6 (40.00%) SS7
7 4 (26.67%) GSM
7 4 (26.67%) 2G
7 4 (26.67%) SGSN
8 3 (20.00%) MGW
8 3 (20.00%) SCTP
8 3 (20.00%) XCAP
8 3 (20.00%) M3UA
8 3 (20.00%) SMS
8 3 (20.00%) HTTP
8 3 (20.00%) SMPP
8 3 (20.00%) Megaco
General
1 12 (80.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (13.33%) Electronics
3 1 (6.67%) Billing
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Test Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Customer Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Senior Test Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Integration Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Test and Integration Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Senior Integration Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (53.33%) UNIX
2 6 (40.00%) VMS
3 3 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (20.00%) Solaris
3 3 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) Compatibility Testing
2 2 (13.33%) Validation
3 1 (6.67%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (6.67%) Test Scripting
3 1 (6.67%) Test Planning
3 1 (6.67%) Coaching
3 1 (6.67%) Test Strategy
3 1 (6.67%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (6.67%) ITIL
3 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) Degree
2 1 (6.67%) ISTQB
2 1 (6.67%) PMP
2 1 (6.67%) PMI Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Red Hat
1 3 (20.00%) TIBCO
2 2 (13.33%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 1 (6.67%) HP