The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for INAP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited INAP over the 3 months to 25 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Intelligent Network Application Part (INAP)
UK / England
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 568 607 605
Rank change year-on-year +39 -2  
Contract jobs citing INAP 13 12 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.030% 0.023% 0.037%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.22% 0.16% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 6
Median daily rate £425 £419 £281
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.49% +48.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £418 £109
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £420 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £419 £109
% change year-on-year +1.49% +285.05%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

INAP is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 5905 7664 7744
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 13.81% 14.90% 15.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 3570 4730 4298
Median daily rate £400 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +10.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +4.82% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 347 303 410
Median hourly rate £25.00 £26.25 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.76% -6.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.28 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -28.57% +16.66%  

INAP
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing INAP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for INAP in England

INAP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing INAP in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for INAP in England

INAP
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing INAP within the England region over the 3 months to 25 April 2017. 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 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
South East +29 13 £425 - 1
INAP
UK

For the 6 months to 25 April 2017, 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 across the England region with a requirement for INAP.

1 13 (92.86%) Diameter Protocol
2 11 (78.57%) SOAP
3 10 (71.43%) Telecoms
4 8 (57.14%) 3G
4 8 (57.14%) LDAP
4 8 (57.14%) SIGTRAN
4 8 (57.14%) 4G
5 7 (50.00%) SPML
5 7 (50.00%) Nokia
6 5 (35.71%) Validation
6 5 (35.71%) VoLTE
7 4 (28.57%) Customer Requirements
7 4 (28.57%) Capacity Management
7 4 (28.57%) MVNO
7 4 (28.57%) Intelligent Network
7 4 (28.57%) REST
7 4 (28.57%) Radio Access Network
7 4 (28.57%) Degree
7 4 (28.57%) Load Balancing
7 4 (28.57%) LTE
7 4 (28.57%) Data Management
7 4 (28.57%) Network Design
7 4 (28.57%) SS7
7 4 (28.57%) Middleware
7 4 (28.57%) HTTP
7 4 (28.57%) SNMP
7 4 (28.57%) Java
7 4 (28.57%) Perl
7 4 (28.57%) Web Services
7 4 (28.57%) Linux

INAP
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 13 (92.86%) Diameter Protocol
2 8 (57.14%) 3G
2 8 (57.14%) 4G
2 8 (57.14%) LDAP
2 8 (57.14%) SIGTRAN
3 5 (35.71%) VoLTE
4 4 (28.57%) HTTP
4 4 (28.57%) Intelligent Network
4 4 (28.57%) LTE
4 4 (28.57%) MVNO
4 4 (28.57%) Radio Access Network
4 4 (28.57%) SNMP
4 4 (28.57%) SS7
5 2 (14.29%) ISUP
5 2 (14.29%) VoIP
6 1 (7.14%) Internet
6 1 (7.14%) MGW
6 1 (7.14%) Q.931
6 1 (7.14%) SCCP
6 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
General
1 10 (71.43%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Design Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Ericsson Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Senior Design Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Core Network Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Network Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) OSS Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Professional Services Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Professional Services Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Professional Services Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Service Control Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Test Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) VAS Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Voice Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (78.57%) SOAP
2 7 (50.00%) SPML
3 4 (28.57%) Middleware
3 4 (28.57%) REST
3 4 (28.57%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Validation
2 4 (28.57%) Capacity Management
2 4 (28.57%) Customer Requirements
2 4 (28.57%) Data Management
2 4 (28.57%) Load Balancing
2 4 (28.57%) Network Design
2 4 (28.57%) OO
3 2 (14.29%) Performance Management
4 1 (7.14%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) Java
1 4 (28.57%) Perl
1 4 (28.57%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) OpenView
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) Nokia
2 3 (21.43%) Ericsson
3 2 (14.29%) Nokia Networks
4 1 (7.14%) GENBAND
4 1 (7.14%) HP
4 1 (7.14%) Huawei
4 1 (7.14%) Nortel
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