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 5 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
High Speed Packet Access (HSPA)
Rank 577 569 569
Rank change year-on-year
-8 0
Contract jobs citing HSPA 3 11 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.006% 0.024% 0.005%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.044% 0.16% 0.033%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 9 2
Average daily rate £130 £283 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-53.98% -31.09%
UK excluding London average daily rate £130 £283 £410
% change year-on-year
-53.98% -31.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 - -
HSPA
UK

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
6857 6908 5997
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.53% 14.99% 13.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 4089 3910 3218
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £220 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 327 396 362
Average hourly rate £27.50 £22.69 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.19% +19.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.53 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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
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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
South East -5 1 - - 1
South West - 1 - -
North West - 1 £130 -
HSPA
UK

HSPA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 12 (92.31%) LTE
2 10 (76.92%) GSM
3 8 (61.54%) WCDMA
4 7 (53.85%) GPRS
4 7 (53.85%) Telecoms
5 6 (46.15%) 3GPP
5 6 (46.15%) 3G
6 4 (30.77%) Wireless
6 4 (30.77%) Handset
6 4 (30.77%) 2G
7 3 (23.08%) Network Planning
7 3 (23.08%) Wireshark
7 3 (23.08%) NFC
7 3 (23.08%) UMTS
7 3 (23.08%) Benchmarking
7 3 (23.08%) CA
7 3 (23.08%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (23.08%) Radio Access Network
7 3 (23.08%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (23.08%) 4G
7 3 (23.08%) VoLTE
7 3 (23.08%) Iperf
7 3 (23.08%) VoWiFi
8 2 (15.38%) Defect Management
8 2 (15.38%) WiMAX
8 2 (15.38%) Huawei
9 1 (7.69%) Incident Management
9 1 (7.69%) Agilent
9 1 (7.69%) Degree
9 1 (7.69%) HSUPA

HSPA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 12 (92.31%) LTE
2 10 (76.92%) GSM
3 8 (61.54%) WCDMA
4 7 (53.85%) GPRS
5 6 (46.15%) 3G
5 6 (46.15%) 3GPP
6 4 (30.77%) 2G
6 4 (30.77%) Wireless
7 3 (23.08%) 4G
7 3 (23.08%) NFC
7 3 (23.08%) Radio Access Network
7 3 (23.08%) UMTS
7 3 (23.08%) VoLTE
7 3 (23.08%) VoWiFi
7 3 (23.08%) Wireshark
8 2 (15.38%) WiMAX
9 1 (7.69%) HSDPA
9 1 (7.69%) HSUPA
9 1 (7.69%) IP Telephony
9 1 (7.69%) ZigBee
General
1 7 (53.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Test Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) LTE Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Senior Test Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Optimisation Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) 4G Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) 4G Optimisation Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Core Network Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Designer
4 1 (7.69%) Network Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Network Optimisation Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Radio Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Radio Network Optimisation Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) RAN Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Designer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Penetration Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Software Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Telecoms Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Telecoms Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Telecoms Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Handset
2 1 (7.69%) Device Driver
2 1 (7.69%) Smart Meter
2 1 (7.69%) Streaming Video
2 1 (7.69%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Android
1 1 (7.69%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) Benchmarking
1 3 (23.08%) Network Planning
1 3 (23.08%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (15.38%) Defect Management
3 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (7.69%) Capacity Management
3 1 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (7.69%) Deep Packet Inspection
3 1 (7.69%) Fault Management
3 1 (7.69%) High Availability
3 1 (7.69%) Incident Management
3 1 (7.69%) Network Architecture
3 1 (7.69%) Performance Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Security Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Software Engineering
3 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (7.69%) Test Planning
3 1 (7.69%) Use Case
3 1 (7.69%) V-Model
3 1 (7.69%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) C
1 1 (7.69%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) QA
1 1 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (23.08%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (23.08%) Iperf
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) CA
2 2 (15.38%) Huawei
3 1 (7.69%) Actix
3 1 (7.69%) Agilent
3 1 (7.69%) Anite
3 1 (7.69%) Apple
3 1 (7.69%) Ericsson
3 1 (7.69%) HP
3 1 (7.69%) Nokia