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 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Intelligent Network Application Part (INAP)
Rank 576 561 555
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -6
Contract jobs citing INAP 10 15 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.018% 0.029% 0.014%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.13% 0.22% 0.090%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
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£325 - £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 - £413
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
7877 6938 7817
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.45% 13.47% 15.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 4484 3766 3816
Average daily rate £363 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £215 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £520 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 428 423 647
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.68 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.13
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.95%

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
Top 7 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 December 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 -35 10 £325 -
Berkshire +2 9 £350 -
South East -24 9 £350 -
Reading +15 5 £350 -
Slough - - - -
City of London - - - -
London - - - -

INAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 34 (82.93%) 3G
2 23 (56.10%) Telecoms
2 23 (56.10%) LTE
3 21 (51.22%) ISUP
4 17 (41.46%) UNIX
5 16 (39.02%) LDAP
5 16 (39.02%) GSM
6 15 (36.59%) SIGTRAN
7 14 (34.15%) MGW
8 11 (26.83%) VoIP
9 10 (24.39%) VMS
9 10 (24.39%) SCCP
10 9 (21.95%) HTTP
10 9 (21.95%) Nokia
10 9 (21.95%) TIBCO
10 9 (21.95%) SS7
10 9 (21.95%) VoLTE
11 8 (19.51%) 2G
11 8 (19.51%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
11 8 (19.51%) 4G
12 7 (17.07%) GPRS
12 7 (17.07%) SMS
12 7 (17.07%) DNS
12 7 (17.07%) Requirements Analysis
12 7 (17.07%) Degree
12 7 (17.07%) Analytical Skills
13 6 (14.63%) SOAP
13 6 (14.63%) Solaris
13 6 (14.63%) Linux
13 6 (14.63%) Red Hat

INAP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 1 (2.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 34 (82.93%) 3G
2 23 (56.10%) LTE
3 21 (51.22%) ISUP
4 16 (39.02%) LDAP
4 16 (39.02%) GSM
5 15 (36.59%) SIGTRAN
6 14 (34.15%) MGW
7 11 (26.83%) VoIP
8 10 (24.39%) SCCP
9 9 (21.95%) SS7
9 9 (21.95%) HTTP
9 9 (21.95%) VoLTE
10 8 (19.51%) 4G
10 8 (19.51%) 2G
11 7 (17.07%) DNS
11 7 (17.07%) SMS
11 7 (17.07%) GPRS
12 6 (14.63%) SMPP
12 6 (14.63%) Megaco
12 6 (14.63%) SCTP
General
1 23 (56.10%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.88%) Billing
3 1 (2.44%) Marketing
3 1 (2.44%) Finance
3 1 (2.44%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.44%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 10 (24.39%) Test Engineer
2 4 (9.76%) Customer Engineer
3 3 (7.32%) Design Engineer
3 3 (7.32%) Voice Engineer
3 3 (7.32%) Test Leader
4 1 (2.44%) CS Core Engineer
4 1 (2.44%) Analyst
4 1 (2.44%) Test Manager
4 1 (2.44%) Test Analyst
4 1 (2.44%) Telecoms Engineer
4 1 (2.44%) Integration Engineer
4 1 (2.44%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (14.63%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.07%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.88%) Clustering
3 1 (2.44%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.44%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 17 (41.46%) UNIX
2 10 (24.39%) VMS
3 6 (14.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (14.63%) Solaris
3 6 (14.63%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (17.07%) Requirements Analysis
2 6 (14.63%) Validation
2 6 (14.63%) Migration
3 5 (12.20%) Network Architecture
3 5 (12.20%) Capacity Management
4 3 (7.32%) Resource Management
4 3 (7.32%) Network Planning
5 1 (2.44%) Software Testing
5 1 (2.44%) Programme Management
5 1 (2.44%) ITIL
5 1 (2.44%) PRINCE2
5 1 (2.44%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (2.44%) Process Management
5 1 (2.44%) Risk Analysis
5 1 (2.44%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (2.44%) Test Scripting
5 1 (2.44%) Test Planning
5 1 (2.44%) Coaching
5 1 (2.44%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.76%) C
2 1 (2.44%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 7 (17.07%) Degree
2 1 (2.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (2.44%) ISEB
2 1 (2.44%) PMP
2 1 (2.44%) PMI Certification
2 1 (2.44%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.20%) SLA
2 2 (4.88%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 2 (4.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (21.95%) Nokia
1 9 (21.95%) TIBCO
2 8 (19.51%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 6 (14.63%) Red Hat
4 4 (9.76%) HP
5 3 (7.32%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 3 (7.32%) Ericsson
5 3 (7.32%) Oracle
5 3 (7.32%) ZTE
5 3 (7.32%) Huawei
6 2 (4.88%) Cisco
6 2 (4.88%) Sun
7 1 (2.44%) SAP
7 1 (2.44%) Siemens
7 1 (2.44%) Agilent
7 1 (2.44%) F5