The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Intelligent Network Application Part (INAP)
Rank 577 560 560
Rank change year-on-year
-17 0
Contract jobs citing INAP 16 8 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.029% 0.016% 0.041%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.21% 0.11% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 5
Average daily rate
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£263 £175 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £167 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £295 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £175 £335
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -47.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7508 6968 8954
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.73% 13.66% 15.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 4004 3592 3943
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 407 472 682
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.85 £14.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%

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 25 July 2014.

INAP Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

INAP
Top 12 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 25 July 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 -22 13 £263 +50.00%
Berkshire +5 9 £350 +100.00%
South East -6 9 £350 +100.00%
Newbury +1 3 £450 -
Slough - 2 - -
East of England - 1 £263 -
London - 1 £210 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £263 -
City of London - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Reading - - - -

INAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 20 (51.28%) Telecoms
2 19 (48.72%) SS7
3 17 (43.59%) 3G
3 17 (43.59%) SIGTRAN
4 12 (30.77%) LTE
5 10 (25.64%) Network Architecture
5 10 (25.64%) Wireshark
5 10 (25.64%) ISUP
6 9 (23.08%) TCP/IP
6 9 (23.08%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 8 (20.51%) WAP
7 8 (20.51%) VMS
7 8 (20.51%) SCCP
8 7 (17.95%) Configuration Management
8 7 (17.95%) Change Management
8 7 (17.95%) Fault Management
9 6 (15.38%) Agilent
9 6 (15.38%) Billing
9 6 (15.38%) VoLTE
9 6 (15.38%) Nokia
9 6 (15.38%) GPRS
9 6 (15.38%) GSM
9 6 (15.38%) UMTS
10 5 (12.82%) VoIP
10 5 (12.82%) DNS
11 4 (10.26%) Mobile App
11 4 (10.26%) 3GPP
11 4 (10.26%) UNIX
11 4 (10.26%) Validation
11 4 (10.26%) HTTP

INAP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (5.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 19 (48.72%) SS7
2 17 (43.59%) 3G
2 17 (43.59%) SIGTRAN
3 12 (30.77%) LTE
4 10 (25.64%) Wireshark
4 10 (25.64%) ISUP
5 9 (23.08%) TCP/IP
6 8 (20.51%) SCCP
7 6 (15.38%) GPRS
7 6 (15.38%) GSM
7 6 (15.38%) UMTS
7 6 (15.38%) VoLTE
8 5 (12.82%) VoIP
8 5 (12.82%) DNS
9 4 (10.26%) 3GPP
9 4 (10.26%) HTTP
10 3 (7.69%) MGW
10 3 (7.69%) 4G
10 3 (7.69%) Radio Access Network
11 2 (5.13%) M3UA
General
1 20 (51.28%) Telecoms
2 6 (15.38%) Billing
3 2 (5.13%) Marketing
3 2 (5.13%) Finance
3 2 (5.13%) Manufacturing
3 2 (5.13%) Front Office
3 2 (5.13%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 8 (20.51%) Design Engineer
2 7 (17.95%) Test Engineer
2 7 (17.95%) NOC Engineer
3 5 (12.82%) Integration Engineer
3 5 (12.82%) Voice Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) Analyst
4 3 (7.69%) Test Analyst
5 2 (5.13%) Project Manager
5 2 (5.13%) Programme Manager
5 2 (5.13%) Test Leader
5 2 (5.13%) Telecoms Project Manager
6 1 (2.56%) Test Manager
6 1 (2.56%) Systems Analyst
6 1 (2.56%) Consultant
6 1 (2.56%) Network Engineer
6 1 (2.56%) Network Analyst
6 1 (2.56%) Integration Manager
6 1 (2.56%) Systems Test Analyst
6 1 (2.56%) Test and Integration Engineer
6 1 (2.56%) Senior Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (20.51%) WAP
2 3 (7.69%) SOAP
3 1 (2.56%) XML
3 1 (2.56%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.26%) Mobile App
2 2 (5.13%) DTV
3 1 (2.56%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 8 (20.51%) VMS
2 4 (10.26%) UNIX
3 1 (2.56%) Solaris
3 1 (2.56%) Linux
3 1 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (25.64%) Network Architecture
2 7 (17.95%) Configuration Management
2 7 (17.95%) Change Management
2 7 (17.95%) Fault Management
3 4 (10.26%) Validation
4 3 (7.69%) Performance Management
4 3 (7.69%) Software Testing
4 3 (7.69%) Requirements Analysis
4 3 (7.69%) Problem Management
5 2 (5.13%) Digital Marketing
5 2 (5.13%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (5.13%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (5.13%) Migration
5 2 (5.13%) Programme Management
5 2 (5.13%) Integration Acceptance Testing
5 2 (5.13%) Project Management
5 2 (5.13%) Capacity Management
6 1 (2.56%) Network Management
6 1 (2.56%) Test Strategy
6 1 (2.56%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.69%) Erlang
2 2 (5.13%) C
3 1 (2.56%) Java
3 1 (2.56%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (7.69%) ISEB
1 3 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (5.13%) Degree
3 1 (2.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.13%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.56%) NFS
Systems Management
1 3 (7.69%) NSN NetAct
1 3 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (23.08%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 6 (15.38%) Agilent
2 6 (15.38%) Nokia
3 3 (7.69%) Siemens
3 3 (7.69%) Oracle
3 3 (7.69%) HP
3 3 (7.69%) Ericsson
4 2 (5.13%) SAP
5 1 (2.56%) Cisco
5 1 (2.56%) Citrix
5 1 (2.56%) Juniper
5 1 (2.56%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.56%) TIBCO
5 1 (2.56%) Redknee
5 1 (2.56%) F5