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 27 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
High Speed Packet Access (HSPA)
Rank 120 121 -
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -
Contract jobs citing HSPA 17 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.58% 0.25% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.23% 1.08% -
Number of daily rates quoted 17 5 0
Average daily rate
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£290 £410 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.26% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £279 £393 £213
% change year-on-year
-28.98% +84.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £32.50
HSPA
South East

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
761 650 617
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.90% 23.16% 26.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 327 233 190
Average daily rate £300 £313 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +8.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £175 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 52 22
Average hourly rate £36.00 £22.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% +40.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £15.00 £11.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £180.00 £20.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HSPA within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 27 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
Newbury +4 12 £290 +65.71% 2
Reading - - - -
HSPA
South East

HSPA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 18 (100.00%) GSM
1 18 (100.00%) CDMA2000
1 18 (100.00%) UMTS
1 18 (100.00%) Wireless
1 18 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 18 (100.00%) WiMAX
1 18 (100.00%) Network Planning
2 17 (94.44%) GPON
2 17 (94.44%) GPRS
2 17 (94.44%) Wi-Fi
2 17 (94.44%) MPLS
2 17 (94.44%) DSL
2 17 (94.44%) SDH
3 16 (88.89%) Ericsson
4 15 (83.33%) Radio Access Network
4 15 (83.33%) LTE
5 14 (77.78%) 4G
6 13 (72.22%) VoLTE
6 13 (72.22%) C
7 12 (66.67%) Huawei
8 4 (22.22%) 3G
9 3 (16.67%) Actix
10 2 (11.11%) Performance Management
10 2 (11.11%) Performance Analysis
10 2 (11.11%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
10 2 (11.11%) Statistics
10 2 (11.11%) Degree
10 2 (11.11%) RNC
10 2 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
10 2 (11.11%) 2G

HSPA
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 2 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 18 (100.00%) GSM
1 18 (100.00%) CDMA2000
1 18 (100.00%) UMTS
1 18 (100.00%) Wireless
1 18 (100.00%) WiMAX
2 17 (94.44%) GPON
2 17 (94.44%) MPLS
2 17 (94.44%) DSL
2 17 (94.44%) Wi-Fi
2 17 (94.44%) SDH
2 17 (94.44%) GPRS
3 15 (83.33%) Radio Access Network
3 15 (83.33%) LTE
4 14 (77.78%) 4G
5 13 (72.22%) VoLTE
6 4 (22.22%) 3G
7 2 (11.11%) 2G
7 2 (11.11%) RNC
7 2 (11.11%) CDMA
7 2 (11.11%) 3GPP
General
1 18 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.56%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 2 (11.11%) Ericsson Engineer
2 1 (5.56%) Radio Engineer
2 1 (5.56%) RAN Engineer
2 1 (5.56%) Radio Network Engineer
2 1 (5.56%) Network Optimisation Engineer
2 1 (5.56%) Tester
2 1 (5.56%) Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Statistics
2 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (100.00%) Network Planning
2 2 (11.11%) Performance Management
2 2 (11.11%) Performance Analysis
3 1 (5.56%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (5.56%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (72.22%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) Degree
Vendors
1 16 (88.89%) Ericsson
2 12 (66.67%) Huawei
3 3 (16.67%) Actix
4 2 (11.11%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
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Quantica Technology - London
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Posted: 17 days ago
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Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £250 - £300 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago