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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
High Speed Packet Access (HSPA)
Rank - 118 128
Contract jobs citing HSPA 0 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire - 0.33% 0.076%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 1.23% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 9 2
Average daily rate - £285 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -30.48%
UK excluding London average daily rate £130 £285 £410
% change year-on-year
-54.38% -30.48%
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
575 733 626
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 22.59% 27.12% 23.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 291 320 246
Average daily rate £363 £328 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.51% -6.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 17 41
Average hourly rate £45.00 £36.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +60.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.20 £13.65 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £42.50 £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% +26.19%

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 15 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 3 (100.00%) GSM
1 3 (100.00%) WCDMA
1 3 (100.00%) Network Planning
1 3 (100.00%) LTE
1 3 (100.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 2 (66.67%) Huawei
2 2 (66.67%) WiMAX
3 1 (33.33%) Ericsson
3 1 (33.33%) Nokia
3 1 (33.33%) 3G
3 1 (33.33%) Wireless
3 1 (33.33%) 2G
3 1 (33.33%) 4G
3 1 (33.33%) Radio Access Network

HSPA
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 3 (100.00%) GSM
1 3 (100.00%) LTE
1 3 (100.00%) WCDMA
2 2 (66.67%) WiMAX
3 1 (33.33%) 2G
3 1 (33.33%) 3G
3 1 (33.33%) 4G
3 1 (33.33%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (33.33%) Wireless
General
1 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) LTE Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Optimisation Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) 4G Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) 4G Optimisation Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Network Optimisation Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Radio Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Radio Network Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Radio Network Optimisation Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Network Planning
1 3 (100.00%) Root Cause Analysis
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Huawei
2 1 (33.33%) Ericsson
2 1 (33.33%) Nokia