The table below looks at the statistics for INAP skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited INAP over the 3 months to 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Intelligent Network Application Part (INAP)
Rank 563 568 572
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +4
Contract jobs citing INAP 32 10 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.057% 0.019% 0.043%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.39% 0.14% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 2 4
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£350 £250 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -31.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £190 £329
10% offered a daily rate of more than £441 £310 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £250 £350
% change year-on-year
+40.00% -28.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
8141 7236 8937
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.44% 13.57% 15.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 4382 3894 4029
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 435 417 704
Average hourly rate £21.00 £23.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.63% +4.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.03 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £38.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.20% -2.00%

INAP
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing INAP within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing INAP within the UK over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

INAP Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

INAP
Top 11 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing INAP within the UK over the 3 months to 22 August 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
England -10 24 £350 +40.00%
Berkshire +21 19 £355 +42.00%
South East +11 19 £355 +42.00%
Newbury +2 3 £450 -
Reading +14 2 £360 +10.76%
Slough - 2 - -
London - 1 £210 -
East of England - 1 £263 -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
City of London - - - -
Cambridge - - - -

INAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 24 (57.14%) 3G
2 20 (47.62%) Telecoms
2 20 (47.62%) SIGTRAN
3 19 (45.24%) SS7
4 18 (42.86%) ISUP
5 15 (35.71%) LTE
6 11 (26.19%) GSM
7 10 (23.81%) GPRS
8 9 (21.43%) SCCP
8 9 (21.43%) Wireshark
9 8 (19.05%) Network Architecture
9 8 (19.05%) VoLTE
9 8 (19.05%) VMS
10 7 (16.67%) Nokia
10 7 (16.67%) UNIX
10 7 (16.67%) Requirements Analysis
11 6 (14.29%) MGW
11 6 (14.29%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
11 6 (14.29%) UMTS
11 6 (14.29%) VoIP
12 5 (11.90%) LDAP
12 5 (11.90%) HTTP
12 5 (11.90%) TCP/IP
12 5 (11.90%) DNS
12 5 (11.90%) Validation
12 5 (11.90%) Migration
12 5 (11.90%) Radio Access Network
12 5 (11.90%) Agilent
12 5 (11.90%) Billing
13 4 (9.52%) Degree

INAP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 (4.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 24 (57.14%) 3G
2 20 (47.62%) SIGTRAN
3 19 (45.24%) SS7
4 18 (42.86%) ISUP
5 15 (35.71%) LTE
6 11 (26.19%) GSM
7 10 (23.81%) GPRS
8 9 (21.43%) SCCP
8 9 (21.43%) Wireshark
9 8 (19.05%) VoLTE
10 6 (14.29%) MGW
10 6 (14.29%) UMTS
10 6 (14.29%) VoIP
11 5 (11.90%) LDAP
11 5 (11.90%) HTTP
11 5 (11.90%) TCP/IP
11 5 (11.90%) DNS
11 5 (11.90%) Radio Access Network
12 4 (9.52%) SMS
12 4 (9.52%) 3GPP
General
1 20 (47.62%) Telecoms
2 5 (11.90%) Billing
3 2 (4.76%) Marketing
3 2 (4.76%) Electronics
3 2 (4.76%) Finance
3 2 (4.76%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.38%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 11 (26.19%) Test Engineer
2 5 (11.90%) Design Engineer
3 4 (9.52%) NOC Engineer
3 4 (9.52%) Integration Engineer
3 4 (9.52%) Test Leader
4 3 (7.14%) Analyst
4 3 (7.14%) Test Analyst
5 2 (4.76%) Voice Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Telecoms Project Manager
5 2 (4.76%) Project Manager
5 2 (4.76%) Programme Manager
6 1 (2.38%) Data Analyst
6 1 (2.38%) Network Analyst
6 1 (2.38%) Integration Manager
6 1 (2.38%) Systems Analyst
6 1 (2.38%) Test Manager
6 1 (2.38%) CS Core Engineer
6 1 (2.38%) Systems Test Analyst
6 1 (2.38%) Senior Test Engineer
6 1 (2.38%) Telecoms Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.52%) WAP
2 3 (7.14%) SOAP
3 1 (2.38%) XML
3 1 (2.38%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.14%) Mobile App
2 2 (4.76%) DTV
3 1 (2.38%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 8 (19.05%) VMS
2 7 (16.67%) UNIX
3 1 (2.38%) Solaris
3 1 (2.38%) Linux
3 1 (2.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (19.05%) Network Architecture
2 7 (16.67%) Requirements Analysis
3 5 (11.90%) Validation
3 5 (11.90%) Migration
4 4 (9.52%) Fault Management
4 4 (9.52%) Capacity Management
4 4 (9.52%) Change Management
4 4 (9.52%) Configuration Management
5 3 (7.14%) Resource Management
5 3 (7.14%) Software Testing
6 2 (4.76%) Network Planning
6 2 (4.76%) Digital Marketing
6 2 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (4.76%) Test Strategy
6 2 (4.76%) Project Management
6 2 (4.76%) Integration Acceptance Testing
6 2 (4.76%) Programme Management
6 2 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (2.38%) Process Management
7 1 (2.38%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.14%) C
2 2 (4.76%) Erlang
3 1 (2.38%) Java
3 1 (2.38%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (9.52%) Degree
2 3 (7.14%) ISEB
2 3 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.38%) NFS
Systems Management
1 3 (7.14%) NSN NetAct
1 3 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (16.67%) Nokia
2 6 (14.29%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 5 (11.90%) Agilent
4 4 (9.52%) TIBCO
5 3 (7.14%) Oracle
5 3 (7.14%) HP
6 2 (4.76%) Siemens
6 2 (4.76%) SAP
7 1 (2.38%) Cisco
7 1 (2.38%) Red Hat
7 1 (2.38%) Citrix
7 1 (2.38%) Juniper
7 1 (2.38%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 1 (2.38%) Ericsson
7 1 (2.38%) F5
7 1 (2.38%) ZTE
7 1 (2.38%) Redknee
7 1 (2.38%) Huawei