The table below looks at the statistics for HSPA skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HSPA over the 3 months to 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
High Speed Packet Access (HSPA)
Rank 562 541 516
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -25
Contract jobs citing HSPA 17 12 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.035% 0.025% 0.019%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.23% 0.19% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 7 3
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£260 £175 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+48.57% -36.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £175 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £410 £343
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £175 £238
% change year-on-year
+48.57% -26.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £41.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £41.25
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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 England region.

Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7340 6294 6237
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.92% 13.12% 14.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 4153 3478 3165
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 405 360 527
Average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

HSPA
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

HSPA Jobs Demand Trend in England

HSPA
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

HSPA Daily Rate Trend in England

HSPA
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HSPA across the England region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

HSPA Daily Rate Histogram in England

HSPA
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing HSPA across the England region.

HSPA Hourly Rate Trend in England

HSPA
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HSPA within the England region over the 3 months to 22 May 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
Yorkshire - 7 £123 -
South East -20 4 £290 +65.71%
West Midlands - 3 £260 -
North West - 3 £260 -
East Midlands - 1 - -
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HSPA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 37 (100.00%) GPRS
2 34 (91.89%) GSM
3 33 (89.19%) Telecoms
3 33 (89.19%) LTE
4 28 (75.68%) Ericsson
5 27 (72.97%) 4G
6 26 (70.27%) Radio Access Network
7 25 (67.57%) UMTS
8 23 (62.16%) 3G
9 22 (59.46%) 2G
9 22 (59.46%) Huawei
10 17 (45.95%) Wi-Fi
10 17 (45.95%) Wireless
10 17 (45.95%) WiMAX
10 17 (45.95%) Network Planning
10 17 (45.95%) GPON
10 17 (45.95%) CDMA2000
10 17 (45.95%) MPLS
10 17 (45.95%) DSL
10 17 (45.95%) SDH
11 15 (40.54%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
12 13 (35.14%) Performance Management
12 13 (35.14%) C
12 13 (35.14%) VoLTE
13 11 (29.73%) Resource Management
14 10 (27.03%) Network Architecture
14 10 (27.03%) Network Design
14 10 (27.03%) WCDMA
14 10 (27.03%) Nortel
14 10 (27.03%) Configuration Management

HSPA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 8 (21.62%) MS Excel
2 6 (16.22%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (5.41%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 37 (100.00%) GPRS
2 34 (91.89%) GSM
3 33 (89.19%) LTE
4 27 (72.97%) 4G
5 26 (70.27%) Radio Access Network
6 25 (67.57%) UMTS
7 23 (62.16%) 3G
8 22 (59.46%) 2G
9 17 (45.95%) Wi-Fi
9 17 (45.95%) Wireless
9 17 (45.95%) WiMAX
9 17 (45.95%) GPON
9 17 (45.95%) CDMA2000
9 17 (45.95%) MPLS
9 17 (45.95%) DSL
9 17 (45.95%) SDH
10 13 (35.14%) VoLTE
11 10 (27.03%) WCDMA
12 2 (5.41%) RNC
12 2 (5.41%) 3GPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.81%) MS Access
General
1 33 (89.19%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.70%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 10 (27.03%) Performance Engineer
2 9 (24.32%) RAN Engineer
3 8 (21.62%) RAN Performance Engineer
4 6 (16.22%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 6 (16.22%) Support Engineer
4 6 (16.22%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (8.11%) Radio Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Senior RAN Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Ericsson Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) RF Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.41%) Statistics
2 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (45.95%) Network Planning
2 13 (35.14%) Performance Management
3 11 (29.73%) Resource Management
4 10 (27.03%) Network Architecture
4 10 (27.03%) Network Design
4 10 (27.03%) Configuration Management
5 7 (18.92%) Fault Management
5 7 (18.92%) Change Management
6 4 (10.81%) Network Management
6 4 (10.81%) eTOM
6 4 (10.81%) Service Management
6 4 (10.81%) Service Delivery
6 4 (10.81%) ITIL
6 4 (10.81%) Performance Improvement
7 3 (8.11%) Capacity Management
8 2 (5.41%) Performance Analysis
8 2 (5.41%) Performance Engineering
9 1 (2.70%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (35.14%) C
2 4 (10.81%) SQL
2 4 (10.81%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (10.81%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (24.32%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) Netcool
1 1 (2.70%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 28 (75.68%) Ericsson
2 22 (59.46%) Huawei
3 15 (40.54%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 10 (27.03%) Nortel
5 9 (24.32%) Amdocs
6 8 (21.62%) Mapinfo
7 5 (13.51%) Actix
8 4 (10.81%) Microsoft
8 4 (10.81%) Business Objects