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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
High Speed Packet Access (HSPA)
Rank 545 564 533
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -31
Contract jobs citing HSPA 35 12 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.069% 0.023% 0.018%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.46% 0.18% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 8 2
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£261 £275 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -13.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £175 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £408 £352
UK excluding London average daily rate £261 £175 £213
% change year-on-year
+49.28% -17.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £32.50
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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
7543 6674 6757
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.90% 12.99% 15.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 4197 3558 3462
Average daily rate £353 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.75% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
- +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 395 390 547
Average hourly rate £28.35 £20.00 £22.16
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.72% -9.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
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 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 17 April 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 17 April 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
South East -12 16 £290 +65.71%
North West - 7 £260 - 1
London - - - - 1
East of England - - - -
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HSPA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 39 (92.86%) LTE
2 38 (90.48%) GPRS
3 35 (83.33%) GSM
4 34 (80.95%) Telecoms
5 31 (73.81%) Ericsson
5 31 (73.81%) 4G
5 31 (73.81%) Radio Access Network
6 28 (66.67%) 3G
7 26 (61.90%) UMTS
8 23 (54.76%) 2G
8 23 (54.76%) Huawei
9 22 (52.38%) Network Planning
10 21 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
11 18 (42.86%) DSL
12 17 (40.48%) CDMA2000
12 17 (40.48%) MPLS
12 17 (40.48%) SDH
12 17 (40.48%) Wireless
12 17 (40.48%) WiMAX
12 17 (40.48%) GPON
13 16 (38.10%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
14 13 (30.95%) VoLTE
14 13 (30.95%) Performance Management
14 13 (30.95%) C
15 12 (28.57%) Resource Management
16 10 (23.81%) Network Design
16 10 (23.81%) Nortel
16 10 (23.81%) WCDMA
16 10 (23.81%) Configuration Management
16 10 (23.81%) Network Architecture

HSPA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (19.05%) MS Excel
2 7 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.38%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 39 (92.86%) LTE
2 38 (90.48%) GPRS
3 35 (83.33%) GSM
4 31 (73.81%) 4G
4 31 (73.81%) Radio Access Network
5 28 (66.67%) 3G
6 26 (61.90%) UMTS
7 23 (54.76%) 2G
8 21 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
9 18 (42.86%) DSL
10 17 (40.48%) CDMA2000
10 17 (40.48%) MPLS
10 17 (40.48%) Wireless
10 17 (40.48%) WiMAX
10 17 (40.48%) SDH
10 17 (40.48%) GPON
11 13 (30.95%) VoLTE
12 10 (23.81%) WCDMA
13 4 (9.52%) 802.11
14 3 (7.14%) RNC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.52%) MS Access
General
1 34 (80.95%) Telecoms
2 4 (9.52%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.38%) Back Office
3 1 (2.38%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 10 (23.81%) Performance Engineer
2 9 (21.43%) RAN Engineer
3 8 (19.05%) RAN Performance Engineer
4 6 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 6 (14.29%) Support Engineer
4 6 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (9.52%) Designer
6 3 (7.14%) Radio Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Senior RAN Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Ericsson Engineer
8 1 (2.38%) Radio Network Engineer
8 1 (2.38%) RF Engineer
8 1 (2.38%) Tester
8 1 (2.38%) Consultant
8 1 (2.38%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.38%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.90%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.76%) Statistics
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (52.38%) Network Planning
2 13 (30.95%) Performance Management
3 12 (28.57%) Resource Management
4 10 (23.81%) Network Architecture
4 10 (23.81%) Network Design
4 10 (23.81%) Configuration Management
5 7 (16.67%) Change Management
5 7 (16.67%) Fault Management
6 4 (9.52%) Network Management
6 4 (9.52%) Performance Improvement
6 4 (9.52%) Service Management
6 4 (9.52%) Service Delivery
6 4 (9.52%) ITIL
6 4 (9.52%) eTOM
7 3 (7.14%) Capacity Management
8 2 (4.76%) Performance Analysis
8 2 (4.76%) Performance Engineering
9 1 (2.38%) Incident Management
9 1 (2.38%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 13 (30.95%) C
2 4 (9.52%) SQL
2 4 (9.52%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (9.52%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (19.05%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (4.76%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (2.38%) Netcool
Vendors
1 31 (73.81%) Ericsson
2 23 (54.76%) Huawei
3 16 (38.10%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 10 (23.81%) Nortel
5 8 (19.05%) Mapinfo
5 8 (19.05%) Amdocs
6 6 (14.29%) Actix
7 4 (9.52%) Nokia
7 4 (9.52%) Microsoft
7 4 (9.52%) Business Objects
8 1 (2.38%) Cisco