The table below looks at the statistics for HSPA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HSPA over the 3 months to 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
High Speed Packet Access (HSPA)
Rank 120 124 126
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +2
Contract jobs citing HSPA 4 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.16% 0.079% 0.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.60% 0.30% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£255 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £283 £150 £333
% change year-on-year
+88.33% -54.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £22.50 -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
666 671 973
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 26.57% 26.67% 31.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 242 224 209
Average daily rate £360 £330 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +13.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £462 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 26 22
Average hourly rate £17.50 £23.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.53% +30.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £13.95 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £31.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.20% -2.00%

HSPA
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing HSPA across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

HSPA Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

HSPA
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing HSPA across the Berkshire region.

HSPA Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

HSPA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing HSPA 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 HSPA.

1 9 (75.00%) GPRS
1 9 (75.00%) UMTS
1 9 (75.00%) LTE
2 7 (58.33%) DNS
3 6 (50.00%) VoIP
3 6 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 6 (50.00%) IPv6
3 6 (50.00%) Internet
4 5 (41.67%) GSM
4 5 (41.67%) Firewall
4 5 (41.67%) Telecoms
4 5 (41.67%) Degree
4 5 (41.67%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 4 (33.33%) ADSL
5 4 (33.33%) ATM
5 4 (33.33%) Broadband
5 4 (33.33%) SDH
5 4 (33.33%) Ethernet
5 4 (33.33%) VPN
5 4 (33.33%) Cisco
5 4 (33.33%) Juniper
5 4 (33.33%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 4 (33.33%) Ericsson
5 4 (33.33%) MPLS
5 4 (33.33%) BGP
5 4 (33.33%) VRRP
5 4 (33.33%) IPsec
5 4 (33.33%) Huawei
5 4 (33.33%) VLAN
5 4 (33.33%) Network Security

HSPA
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing HSPA 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 HSPA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 9 (75.00%) GPRS
1 9 (75.00%) UMTS
1 9 (75.00%) LTE
2 7 (58.33%) DNS
3 6 (50.00%) IPv6
3 6 (50.00%) Internet
3 6 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 6 (50.00%) VoIP
4 5 (41.67%) GSM
4 5 (41.67%) Firewall
5 4 (33.33%) MPLS
5 4 (33.33%) BGP
5 4 (33.33%) VRRP
5 4 (33.33%) IPsec
5 4 (33.33%) Network Security
5 4 (33.33%) VLAN
5 4 (33.33%) SDH
5 4 (33.33%) ADSL
5 4 (33.33%) ATM
5 4 (33.33%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) LabVIEW
General
1 5 (41.67%) Telecoms
2 3 (25.00%) Electronics
2 3 (25.00%) Marketing
3 2 (16.67%) Manufacturing
3 2 (16.67%) Multimedia
4 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Test Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Test Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Test Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Network Designer
3 1 (8.33%) Product Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Designer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Smart Meter
2 2 (16.67%) Device Driver
2 2 (16.67%) Handset
2 2 (16.67%) Client/Server
2 2 (16.67%) Firmware
2 2 (16.67%) Blackberry
3 1 (8.33%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Windows
1 2 (16.67%) Android
1 2 (16.67%) Apple iOS
1 2 (16.67%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) Project Management
2 2 (16.67%) PRINCE2
2 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
2 2 (16.67%) V-Model
2 2 (16.67%) Validation
2 2 (16.67%) Programme Management
2 2 (16.67%) Waterfall
3 1 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (8.33%) Network Planning
3 1 (8.33%) Automated Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
3 1 (8.33%) Software Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Resource Management
3 1 (8.33%) Use Case
3 1 (8.33%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (8.33%) Compatibility Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Security Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Integration Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Test Management
3 1 (8.33%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) SQL
1 1 (8.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) Degree
2 1 (8.33%) CCIE
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (8.33%) PMP
2 1 (8.33%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 4 (33.33%) Huawei
2 4 (33.33%) Cisco
2 4 (33.33%) Juniper
2 4 (33.33%) Alcatel-Lucent
2 4 (33.33%) Ericsson
3 2 (16.67%) Apple
3 2 (16.67%) HP
4 1 (8.33%) SAP
4 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
4 1 (8.33%) Mapinfo
4 1 (8.33%) Agilent
4 1 (8.33%) Actix