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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Intelligent Network Application Part (INAP)
Rank 596 563 558
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -5
Contract jobs citing INAP 33 18 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.057% 0.034% 0.037%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.39% 0.25% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 4
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£350 £338 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £157 £338 £358
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £338 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.89%
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
8504 7122 8560
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.59% 13.52% 15.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 4798 3887 4044
Average daily rate £365 £375 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 466 442 639
Average hourly rate £23.00 £21.75 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.74% +3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+4.44% -

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 20 October 2014.

INAP Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

INAP
Top 5 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 20 October 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 -19 25 £350 +3.70% 1
Berkshire +21 22 £355 +5.18% 1
South East -5 22 £355 +5.18% 1
Reading +14 2 £360 -
Slough - 1 - -

INAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 32 (68.09%) 3G
2 26 (55.32%) ISUP
3 25 (53.19%) Telecoms
3 25 (53.19%) LTE
4 20 (42.55%) SIGTRAN
5 14 (29.79%) SS7
5 14 (29.79%) UNIX
6 13 (27.66%) GSM
7 11 (23.40%) LDAP
7 11 (23.40%) SCCP
7 11 (23.40%) Analytical Skills
8 10 (21.28%) VoLTE
8 10 (21.28%) Wireshark
8 10 (21.28%) GPRS
8 10 (21.28%) VMS
9 9 (19.15%) Nokia
9 9 (19.15%) TIBCO
9 9 (19.15%) MGW
9 9 (19.15%) Network Architecture
10 8 (17.02%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
10 8 (17.02%) UMTS
10 8 (17.02%) VoIP
11 7 (14.89%) Validation
11 7 (14.89%) Degree
11 7 (14.89%) Requirements Analysis
12 6 (12.77%) Agilent
12 6 (12.77%) Radio Access Network
12 6 (12.77%) Migration
12 6 (12.77%) Billing
12 6 (12.77%) SMS

INAP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 3 (6.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 32 (68.09%) 3G
2 26 (55.32%) ISUP
3 25 (53.19%) LTE
4 20 (42.55%) SIGTRAN
5 14 (29.79%) SS7
6 13 (27.66%) GSM
7 11 (23.40%) LDAP
7 11 (23.40%) SCCP
8 10 (21.28%) Wireshark
8 10 (21.28%) GPRS
8 10 (21.28%) VoLTE
9 9 (19.15%) MGW
10 8 (17.02%) UMTS
10 8 (17.02%) VoIP
11 6 (12.77%) SMS
11 6 (12.77%) HTTP
11 6 (12.77%) Radio Access Network
12 5 (10.64%) DNS
13 4 (8.51%) 3GPP
14 3 (6.38%) SMPP
General
1 25 (53.19%) Telecoms
2 6 (12.77%) Billing
3 3 (6.38%) Marketing
3 3 (6.38%) Finance
3 3 (6.38%) Manufacturing
3 3 (6.38%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 15 (31.91%) Test Engineer
2 5 (10.64%) Integration Engineer
2 5 (10.64%) Design Engineer
3 4 (8.51%) Test Leader
4 3 (6.38%) Test Analyst
4 3 (6.38%) Analyst
4 3 (6.38%) Voice Engineer
5 2 (4.26%) Project Manager
5 2 (4.26%) Programme Manager
5 2 (4.26%) Telecoms Project Manager
6 1 (2.13%) CS Core Engineer
6 1 (2.13%) Technical Leader
6 1 (2.13%) Test and Integration Engineer
6 1 (2.13%) Senior Integration Engineer
6 1 (2.13%) Test Manager
6 1 (2.13%) Network Analyst
6 1 (2.13%) Integration Manager
6 1 (2.13%) Senior Test Engineer
6 1 (2.13%) Telecoms Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.38%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (23.40%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.38%) Mobile App
2 3 (6.38%) DTV
3 1 (2.13%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 14 (29.79%) UNIX
2 10 (21.28%) VMS
3 1 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (2.13%) Solaris
3 1 (2.13%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (19.15%) Network Architecture
2 7 (14.89%) Requirements Analysis
2 7 (14.89%) Validation
3 6 (12.77%) Migration
4 5 (10.64%) Capacity Management
5 3 (6.38%) Resource Management
5 3 (6.38%) Digital Marketing
5 3 (6.38%) Programme Management
5 3 (6.38%) Network Planning
5 3 (6.38%) Software Testing
5 3 (6.38%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (4.26%) Project Management
6 2 (4.26%) Process Management
6 2 (4.26%) Integration Acceptance Testing
6 2 (4.26%) Test Strategy
7 1 (2.13%) Test Planning
7 1 (2.13%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (2.13%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.51%) C
2 3 (6.38%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 7 (14.89%) Degree
2 3 (6.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (6.38%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.51%) SLA
2 1 (2.13%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 4 (8.51%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (6.38%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 9 (19.15%) Nokia
1 9 (19.15%) TIBCO
2 8 (17.02%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 6 (12.77%) Agilent
4 5 (10.64%) Oracle
4 5 (10.64%) HP
5 3 (6.38%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 3 (6.38%) Ericsson
5 3 (6.38%) SAP
5 3 (6.38%) ZTE
5 3 (6.38%) Huawei
5 3 (6.38%) Siemens
6 2 (4.26%) F5
6 2 (4.26%) Cisco
7 1 (2.13%) Sun
7 1 (2.13%) Juniper
7 1 (2.13%) Red Hat