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 26 May 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Intelligent Network Application Part (INAP)
Rank 631 614 605
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -9
Contract jobs citing INAP 17 13 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.032% 0.024% 0.019%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.20% 0.16% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 3
Median daily rate £419 £284 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.57% +8.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £168 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £400 £293
UK excluding London median daily rate £419 £60 £263
% change year-on-year
+597.91% -77.14%
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
8530 8022 7031
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.87% 14.78% 13.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 5171 4464 3829
Median daily rate £388 £350 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 379 468 393
Median hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £44.78 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +40.54%

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
Top 9 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 26 May 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
England -5 17 £419 +47.57% 1
Berkshire +5 13 - - 1
South East 0 13 - - 1
Reading +1 6 - -
West Yorkshire - 2 - -
Yorkshire - 2 - -
Leeds - 2 - -
Bristol - 1 £420 -
South West - 1 £420 -

INAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 17 (100.00%) Diameter Protocol
2 15 (88.24%) LDAP
3 14 (82.35%) SIGTRAN
3 14 (82.35%) High Availability
4 12 (70.59%) 4G
4 12 (70.59%) Back Office
4 12 (70.59%) SPML
4 12 (70.59%) SOAP
4 12 (70.59%) Nokia
4 12 (70.59%) 3G
4 12 (70.59%) Change Management
5 11 (64.71%) LTE
5 11 (64.71%) MGW
5 11 (64.71%) Telecoms
6 10 (58.82%) Integration Testing
6 10 (58.82%) HNC
6 10 (58.82%) HND
6 10 (58.82%) Service Delivery
7 9 (52.94%) Project Management
8 8 (47.06%) Front Office
8 8 (47.06%) Network Design
8 8 (47.06%) Continuous Improvement
8 8 (47.06%) Root Cause Analysis
9 5 (29.41%) ISUP
10 2 (11.76%) Nokia Networks
10 2 (11.76%) Huawei
10 2 (11.76%) Degree
10 2 (11.76%) Nokia DX200
10 2 (11.76%) C
10 2 (11.76%) Ericsson

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 17 (100.00%) Diameter Protocol
2 15 (88.24%) LDAP
3 14 (82.35%) SIGTRAN
4 12 (70.59%) 3G
4 12 (70.59%) 4G
5 11 (64.71%) LTE
5 11 (64.71%) MGW
6 5 (29.41%) ISUP
7 2 (11.76%) MVNO
7 2 (11.76%) Nokia DX200
8 1 (5.88%) Value-Added Service
8 1 (5.88%) VoIP
8 1 (5.88%) VoLTE
General
1 12 (70.59%) Back Office
2 11 (64.71%) Telecoms
3 8 (47.06%) Front Office
4 1 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Mobile Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Consultant
2 3 (17.65%) Operations Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Voice Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) 4G Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Support Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Back Office Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Core Network Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Core Network Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Core Network Designer
4 1 (5.88%) Designer
4 1 (5.88%) Network Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Network Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Network Designer
4 1 (5.88%) Service Control Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Test Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) VAS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (70.59%) SOAP
1 12 (70.59%) SPML
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (82.35%) High Availability
2 12 (70.59%) Change Management
3 10 (58.82%) Integration Testing
3 10 (58.82%) Service Delivery
4 9 (52.94%) Project Management
5 8 (47.06%) Continuous Improvement
5 8 (47.06%) Network Design
5 8 (47.06%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (5.88%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (5.88%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (58.82%) HNC
1 10 (58.82%) HND
2 2 (11.76%) Degree
Vendors
1 12 (70.59%) Nokia
2 2 (11.76%) Ericsson
2 2 (11.76%) Huawei
2 2 (11.76%) Nokia Networks