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 5 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
High Speed Packet Access (HSPA)
Rank 118 126 -
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -
Contract jobs citing HSPA 15 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.53% 0.072% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.93% 0.30% -
Number of daily rates quoted 15 2 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 £284 £410 £213
% change year-on-year
-30.79% +92.94%
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
776 661 588
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 27.18% 23.91% 27.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 324 250 178
Average daily rate £320 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £190 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 43 25
Average hourly rate £36.00 £27.20 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.35% +36.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £15.00 £11.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £180.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.50 £20.03 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+47.27% -10.97%

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 5 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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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
Newbury - 10 £291 - 4
Reading - - - -
HSPA
South East

HSPA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 5 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 16 (100.00%) GSM
1 16 (100.00%) CDMA2000
1 16 (100.00%) UMTS
1 16 (100.00%) Wireless
1 16 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 16 (100.00%) WiMAX
1 16 (100.00%) Network Planning
2 15 (93.75%) GPON
2 15 (93.75%) GPRS
2 15 (93.75%) Wi-Fi
2 15 (93.75%) MPLS
2 15 (93.75%) DSL
2 15 (93.75%) SDH
3 14 (87.50%) Ericsson
3 14 (87.50%) LTE
3 14 (87.50%) Radio Access Network
4 12 (75.00%) 4G
4 12 (75.00%) C
4 12 (75.00%) VoLTE
5 10 (62.50%) Huawei
6 3 (18.75%) Actix
6 3 (18.75%) 3G
7 2 (12.50%) CDMA
7 2 (12.50%) 3GPP
7 2 (12.50%) VCP4
7 2 (12.50%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 2 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (12.50%) Performance Analysis
7 2 (12.50%) Statistics
7 2 (12.50%) Degree

HSPA
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 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 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 16 (100.00%) GSM
1 16 (100.00%) CDMA2000
1 16 (100.00%) UMTS
1 16 (100.00%) Wireless
1 16 (100.00%) WiMAX
2 15 (93.75%) GPON
2 15 (93.75%) GPRS
2 15 (93.75%) Wi-Fi
2 15 (93.75%) MPLS
2 15 (93.75%) DSL
2 15 (93.75%) SDH
3 14 (87.50%) LTE
3 14 (87.50%) Radio Access Network
4 12 (75.00%) 4G
4 12 (75.00%) VoLTE
5 3 (18.75%) 3G
6 2 (12.50%) CDMA
6 2 (12.50%) 3GPP
7 1 (6.25%) RNC
7 1 (6.25%) 2G
General
1 16 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (12.50%) Ericsson Engineer
2 1 (6.25%) Radio Network Engineer
2 1 (6.25%) RAN Engineer
2 1 (6.25%) Radio Engineer
2 1 (6.25%) Network Optimisation Engineer
2 1 (6.25%) Tester
2 1 (6.25%) Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Statistics
2 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (100.00%) Network Planning
2 2 (12.50%) Performance Analysis
2 2 (12.50%) Performance Management
3 1 (6.25%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (6.25%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (75.00%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) VCP4
1 2 (12.50%) Degree
Vendors
1 14 (87.50%) Ericsson
2 10 (62.50%) Huawei
3 3 (18.75%) Actix
4 2 (12.50%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
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Rate: £290 - £300 per day + depending on experience
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Rate: £290 - £300 per day + depending on experience
Posted: 23 days ago
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