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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
High Speed Packet Access (HSPA)
Rank 120 120 128
Rank change year-on-year
0 +8
Contract jobs citing HSPA 5 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.19% 0.12% 0.079%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.86% 0.46% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
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£310 £255 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.56% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £245 £255 £150
% change year-on-year
-3.92% +70.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £22.50
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
579 648 682
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 21.95% 26.70% 26.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 278 240 228
Average daily rate £335 £360 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.94% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £220 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £475 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 20 29
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -25.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £59.00 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HSPA across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

HSPA Daily Rate Histogram 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 31 August 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Slough +2 4 £246 -3.43%
Newbury - 1 £310 -
HSPA
South East

HSPA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 7 (100.00%) UMTS
2 6 (85.71%) GPRS
2 6 (85.71%) Wireless
3 4 (57.14%) Telecoms
3 4 (57.14%) GSM
3 4 (57.14%) 3GPP
4 3 (42.86%) 802.1X
4 3 (42.86%) Smart Meter
4 3 (42.86%) GPON
4 3 (42.86%) Waterfall
4 3 (42.86%) 4G
4 3 (42.86%) Radio Access Network
4 3 (42.86%) Test Scripting
4 3 (42.86%) V-Model
4 3 (42.86%) SDH
4 3 (42.86%) C
4 3 (42.86%) ERP
4 3 (42.86%) DNS
4 3 (42.86%) IPv6
4 3 (42.86%) Ericsson
4 3 (42.86%) Firmware
4 3 (42.86%) CDMA2000
4 3 (42.86%) MPLS
4 3 (42.86%) DSL
4 3 (42.86%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (42.86%) Huawei
4 3 (42.86%) Wireshark
4 3 (42.86%) ZigBee
4 3 (42.86%) 802.15
4 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development

HSPA
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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.

Communications & Networking
1 7 (100.00%) UMTS
2 6 (85.71%) GPRS
2 6 (85.71%) Wireless
3 4 (57.14%) GSM
3 4 (57.14%) 3GPP
4 3 (42.86%) SDH
4 3 (42.86%) DNS
4 3 (42.86%) IPv6
4 3 (42.86%) 802.15
4 3 (42.86%) CDMA2000
4 3 (42.86%) MPLS
4 3 (42.86%) DSL
4 3 (42.86%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (42.86%) WiMAX
4 3 (42.86%) Wireshark
4 3 (42.86%) ZigBee
4 3 (42.86%) GPON
4 3 (42.86%) 4G
4 3 (42.86%) Radio Access Network
5 2 (28.57%) VoLTE
General
1 4 (57.14%) Telecoms
2 1 (14.29%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Test Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) RAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Smart Meter
2 1 (14.29%) Algorithms
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) ERP
1 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (42.86%) Network Planning
1 3 (42.86%) Test Scripting
1 3 (42.86%) V-Model
1 3 (42.86%) Waterfall
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (14.29%) Security Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) Firmware
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Ericsson
1 3 (42.86%) Huawei
2 1 (14.29%) Nokia