The table below looks at the statistics for INAP skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited INAP over the 3 months to 30 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Intelligent Network Application Part (INAP)
Rank 646 666 608
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -58
Contract jobs citing INAP 6 7 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% 0.012% 0.057%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.073% 0.088% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 5
Median daily rate £228 - £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 - £157
10% offered a daily rate of more than £246 - £360
UK excluding London median daily rate £228 - £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
8234 7935 8579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.45% 13.71% 14.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 5029 4574 4741
Median daily rate £400 £385 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +5.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £233 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £515 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £363 £345
% change year-on-year
- +5.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 419 539 482
Median hourly rate £28.00 £20.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.58% -8.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -6.64%

INAP
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing INAP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

INAP Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

INAP
Daily Rate Trend

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

INAP Daily Rate Trend in the UK

INAP
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing INAP within the UK.

INAP Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

INAP
Top 4 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing INAP within the UK over the 3 months to 30 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +14 6 £228 -
Berkshire +4 6 £228 -
England -2 6 £228 -
Bracknell -4 3 £205 -

INAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing INAP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for INAP.

1 18 (81.82%) Diameter Protocol
2 15 (68.18%) SIGTRAN
3 13 (59.09%) Telecoms
3 13 (59.09%) 4G
3 13 (59.09%) LDAP
3 13 (59.09%) 3G
4 12 (54.55%) High Availability
4 12 (54.55%) MGW
5 10 (45.45%) Back Office
5 10 (45.45%) SPML
5 10 (45.45%) LTE
5 10 (45.45%) Nokia
5 10 (45.45%) ISUP
5 10 (45.45%) Change Management
5 10 (45.45%) SOAP
6 9 (40.91%) Integration Testing
7 8 (36.36%) Service Delivery
7 8 (36.36%) HNC
7 8 (36.36%) HND
8 7 (31.82%) Project Management
9 6 (27.27%) Front Office
9 6 (27.27%) Network Design
9 6 (27.27%) Root Cause Analysis
9 6 (27.27%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (18.18%) C
11 3 (13.64%) TCP/IP
11 3 (13.64%) VoIP
11 3 (13.64%) SCCP
11 3 (13.64%) GENBAND
12 2 (9.09%) Huawei

INAP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 18 (81.82%) Diameter Protocol
2 15 (68.18%) SIGTRAN
3 13 (59.09%) 3G
3 13 (59.09%) 4G
3 13 (59.09%) LDAP
4 12 (54.55%) MGW
5 10 (45.45%) ISUP
5 10 (45.45%) LTE
6 3 (13.64%) SCCP
6 3 (13.64%) TCP/IP
6 3 (13.64%) VoIP
7 2 (9.09%) Internet
7 2 (9.09%) MVNO
7 2 (9.09%) Nokia DX200
7 2 (9.09%) Q.931
7 2 (9.09%) SS7
8 1 (4.55%) Softswitch
8 1 (4.55%) TCAP
8 1 (4.55%) Value-Added Service
8 1 (4.55%) VoLTE
General
1 13 (59.09%) Telecoms
2 10 (45.45%) Back Office
3 6 (27.27%) Front Office
4 1 (4.55%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (22.73%) Consultant
2 4 (18.18%) Mobile Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) Support Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Network Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Operations Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Voice Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) 4G Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Core Network Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) OSS Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Core Network Architect
5 1 (4.55%) Core Network Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Core Network Designer
5 1 (4.55%) Designer
5 1 (4.55%) Network Architect
5 1 (4.55%) Service Control Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Telecoms Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Telecoms Support Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Test Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) VAS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (45.45%) SOAP
1 10 (45.45%) SPML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) Linux
2 1 (4.55%) Unix
2 1 (4.55%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (54.55%) High Availability
2 10 (45.45%) Change Management
3 9 (40.91%) Integration Testing
4 8 (36.36%) Service Delivery
5 7 (31.82%) Project Management
6 6 (27.27%) Continuous Improvement
6 6 (27.27%) Network Design
6 6 (27.27%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (9.09%) Network Architecture
7 2 (9.09%) Validation
8 1 (4.55%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (18.18%) C
2 1 (4.55%) Java
2 1 (4.55%) Perl
Qualifications
1 8 (36.36%) HNC
1 8 (36.36%) HND
2 2 (9.09%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (4.55%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) OpenView
Vendors
1 10 (45.45%) Nokia
2 3 (13.64%) GENBAND
3 2 (9.09%) Ericsson
3 2 (9.09%) HP
3 2 (9.09%) Huawei
3 2 (9.09%) Nokia Networks
3 2 (9.09%) Nortel
4 1 (4.55%) Avaya
4 1 (4.55%) Mitel
4 1 (4.55%) VMware