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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Intelligent Network Application Part (INAP)
Rank 572 534 539
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +5
Contract jobs citing INAP 10 25 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.020% 0.051% 0.002%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.13% 0.39% 0.015%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 0
Average daily rate
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£350 £258 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.92% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £254 £258 -
% change year-on-year
-1.45% -
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
7434 6451 6892
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.59% 13.07% 15.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 4015 3314 3353
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £215 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 417 366 580
Average hourly rate £27.00 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.00% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.50 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.50 £20.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+43.90% -8.88%

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 6 March 2015.

INAP Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

INAP
Top 9 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 6 March 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
England -38 10 £350 +25.00% 3
Berkshire -15 8 £254 -9.37% 1
South East -21 8 £254 -9.37% 1
London - 2 £350 -
Newbury - 1 £158 -
Slough - - - - 1
Cambridgeshire - - - - 2
Cambridge - - - - 2
East of England - - - - 2

INAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 18 (85.71%) 3G
2 15 (71.43%) Telecoms
2 15 (71.43%) LTE
3 12 (57.14%) 4G
4 11 (52.38%) SCCP
4 11 (52.38%) UNIX
4 11 (52.38%) DNS
5 10 (47.62%) LDAP
6 9 (42.86%) ISUP
7 8 (38.10%) GSM
7 8 (38.10%) VoIP
7 8 (38.10%) MGW
8 7 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (33.33%) Solaris
8 7 (33.33%) Linux
8 7 (33.33%) SOAP
8 7 (33.33%) HTTP
8 7 (33.33%) Red Hat
8 7 (33.33%) SS7
8 7 (33.33%) 2G
9 6 (28.57%) SMPP
9 6 (28.57%) Megaco
9 6 (28.57%) TCAP
9 6 (28.57%) XCAP
9 6 (28.57%) SCTP
9 6 (28.57%) M3UA
10 4 (19.05%) SGSN
10 4 (19.05%) TIBCO
10 4 (19.05%) HP
11 3 (14.29%) Nokia

INAP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 18 (85.71%) 3G
2 15 (71.43%) LTE
3 12 (57.14%) 4G
4 11 (52.38%) SCCP
4 11 (52.38%) DNS
5 10 (47.62%) LDAP
6 9 (42.86%) ISUP
7 8 (38.10%) MGW
7 8 (38.10%) GSM
7 8 (38.10%) VoIP
8 7 (33.33%) HTTP
8 7 (33.33%) SS7
8 7 (33.33%) 2G
9 6 (28.57%) SCTP
9 6 (28.57%) XCAP
9 6 (28.57%) M3UA
9 6 (28.57%) SMPP
9 6 (28.57%) Megaco
9 6 (28.57%) TCAP
10 4 (19.05%) SGSN
General
1 15 (71.43%) Telecoms
2 2 (9.52%) Electronics
2 2 (9.52%) Billing
3 1 (4.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (19.05%) Customer Engineer
1 4 (19.05%) Test Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) Voice Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Design Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Test Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Test Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Integration Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (33.33%) SOAP
2 1 (4.76%) XML
2 1 (4.76%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.52%) Clustering
3 1 (4.76%) IVR
3 1 (4.76%) Smart Meter
3 1 (4.76%) Mobile App
3 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 11 (52.38%) UNIX
2 7 (33.33%) Solaris
2 7 (33.33%) Linux
2 7 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (14.29%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (14.29%) Compatibility Testing
2 2 (9.52%) Validation
2 2 (9.52%) Network Architecture
2 2 (9.52%) Capacity Management
3 1 (4.76%) Coaching
3 1 (4.76%) Migration
3 1 (4.76%) Software Testing
3 1 (4.76%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (4.76%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (4.76%) Test Scripting
3 1 (4.76%) ITIL
3 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.76%) C
1 1 (4.76%) Java
1 1 (4.76%) Perl
1 1 (4.76%) SQL
1 1 (4.76%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) Degree
2 1 (4.76%) VCP4
2 1 (4.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (4.76%) ISEB
2 1 (4.76%) Avaya Certification
2 1 (4.76%) PMP
2 1 (4.76%) PMI Certification
2 1 (4.76%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) ISO 9001
1 2 (9.52%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) NFS
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (33.33%) Red Hat
2 4 (19.05%) TIBCO
2 4 (19.05%) HP
3 3 (14.29%) Nokia
4 2 (9.52%) Oracle
4 2 (9.52%) Cisco
4 2 (9.52%) Sun
5 1 (4.76%) Avaya
5 1 (4.76%) Agilent
5 1 (4.76%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 1 (4.76%) Siemens