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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
High Speed Packet Access (HSPA)
Rank 577 547 561
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +14
Contract jobs citing HSPA 6 18 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.012% 0.037% 0.019%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.080% 0.28% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 1
Average daily rate
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£255 £158 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+61.90% -52.63%
UK excluding London average daily rate £255 £150 £333
% change year-on-year
+70.00% -54.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £22.50 -
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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
7522 6544 8246
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.70% 13.60% 15.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 4152 3631 3818
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 407 380 641
Average hourly rate £21.75 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.57 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% -7.16%

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 29 August 2014. 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
South East -20 5 £255 +13.33%
East of England - - - -
London - - - -
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HSPA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 15 (75.00%) LTE
2 13 (65.00%) UMTS
3 12 (60.00%) GPRS
3 12 (60.00%) Telecoms
4 9 (45.00%) GSM
5 8 (40.00%) DNS
5 8 (40.00%) IPv6
6 7 (35.00%) Degree
7 6 (30.00%) Huawei
7 6 (30.00%) 4G
7 6 (30.00%) Radio Access Network
7 6 (30.00%) Juniper
7 6 (30.00%) Ericsson
7 6 (30.00%) Internet
7 6 (30.00%) 3G
7 6 (30.00%) Cisco
7 6 (30.00%) VoIP
7 6 (30.00%) TCP/IP
8 5 (25.00%) 3GPP
8 5 (25.00%) Firewall
8 5 (25.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 4 (20.00%) VLAN
9 4 (20.00%) Wireshark
9 4 (20.00%) ZigBee
9 4 (20.00%) QA
9 4 (20.00%) Smart Meter
9 4 (20.00%) Test Scripting
9 4 (20.00%) Network Security
9 4 (20.00%) Wireless
9 4 (20.00%) IPsec

HSPA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 15 (75.00%) LTE
2 13 (65.00%) UMTS
3 12 (60.00%) GPRS
4 9 (45.00%) GSM
5 8 (40.00%) DNS
5 8 (40.00%) IPv6
6 6 (30.00%) 4G
6 6 (30.00%) Radio Access Network
6 6 (30.00%) Internet
6 6 (30.00%) 3G
6 6 (30.00%) VoIP
6 6 (30.00%) TCP/IP
7 5 (25.00%) 3GPP
7 5 (25.00%) Firewall
8 4 (20.00%) VLAN
8 4 (20.00%) Wireshark
8 4 (20.00%) ZigBee
8 4 (20.00%) Network Security
8 4 (20.00%) Wireless
8 4 (20.00%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) LabVIEW
General
1 12 (60.00%) Telecoms
2 4 (20.00%) Electronics
3 3 (15.00%) Marketing
4 2 (10.00%) Manufacturing
4 2 (10.00%) Multimedia
5 1 (5.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (25.00%) Test Engineer
2 2 (10.00%) Certification Manager
2 2 (10.00%) Architect
2 2 (10.00%) Analyst
2 2 (10.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (10.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) Consultant
3 1 (5.00%) Network Designer
3 1 (5.00%) Test Manager
3 1 (5.00%) Designer
3 1 (5.00%) Product Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Smart Meter
2 3 (15.00%) Firmware
2 3 (15.00%) Handset
3 2 (10.00%) Device Driver
3 2 (10.00%) Digital Media
3 2 (10.00%) Blackberry
3 2 (10.00%) Client/Server
4 1 (5.00%) W3C
4 1 (5.00%) DTV
4 1 (5.00%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.00%) Android
1 2 (10.00%) Apple iOS
1 2 (10.00%) Windows Phone
1 2 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (20.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (15.00%) Project Management
2 3 (15.00%) Waterfall
2 3 (15.00%) V-Model
3 2 (10.00%) Programme Management
3 2 (10.00%) Validation
3 2 (10.00%) Network Design
3 2 (10.00%) Security Testing
3 2 (10.00%) Network Architecture
3 2 (10.00%) PRINCE2
4 1 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (5.00%) Service Management
4 1 (5.00%) ITSM
4 1 (5.00%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (5.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (5.00%) Performance Management
4 1 (5.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (5.00%) Product Management
4 1 (5.00%) Use Case
4 1 (5.00%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) Python
2 2 (10.00%) Tcl
3 1 (5.00%) C
3 1 (5.00%) C++
3 1 (5.00%) Java
3 1 (5.00%) Perl
3 1 (5.00%) SQL
3 1 (5.00%) VBA
3 1 (5.00%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 7 (35.00%) Degree
2 1 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (5.00%) PMP
2 1 (5.00%) PMI Certification
2 1 (5.00%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (20.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (30.00%) Huawei
1 6 (30.00%) Juniper
1 6 (30.00%) Ericsson
1 6 (30.00%) Cisco
2 5 (25.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 4 (20.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 3 (15.00%) HP
5 2 (10.00%) Agilent
5 2 (10.00%) Apple
6 1 (5.00%) SAP
6 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
6 1 (5.00%) Mapinfo
6 1 (5.00%) Actix