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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
High Speed Packet Access (HSPA)
Rank 582 571 553
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -18
Contract jobs citing HSPA 7 6 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.013% 0.012% 0.037%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.094% 0.080% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 4
Average daily rate
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£245 £255 £158
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.92% +61.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £159 £255 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £255 £207
UK excluding London average daily rate £245 £255 £150
% change year-on-year
-3.92% +70.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
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
7469 7473 6574
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.05% 14.85% 13.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4319 4117 3641
Average daily rate £375 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 484 409 381
Average hourly rate £21.53 £21.63 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.46% -3.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.44 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £40.29
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -19 5 £310 +21.56%
London - 1 - - 3
North West - 1 £150 -
HSPA
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HSPA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 18 (94.74%) GPRS
2 14 (73.68%) GSM
2 14 (73.68%) UMTS
3 13 (68.42%) 3G
3 13 (68.42%) Telecoms
4 12 (63.16%) 2G
4 12 (63.16%) LTE
5 9 (47.37%) Amdocs
6 8 (42.11%) SLA
6 8 (42.11%) Network Architecture
7 7 (36.84%) 4G
7 7 (36.84%) Ericsson
7 7 (36.84%) Change Management
7 7 (36.84%) Fault Management
8 6 (31.58%) Wireless
8 6 (31.58%) Radio Access Network
9 5 (26.32%) 3GPP
9 5 (26.32%) Huawei
10 4 (21.05%) Wireshark
10 4 (21.05%) WCDMA
10 4 (21.05%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
11 3 (15.79%) Waterfall
11 3 (15.79%) VoLTE
11 3 (15.79%) 802.1X
11 3 (15.79%) V-Model
11 3 (15.79%) GPON
11 3 (15.79%) DNS
11 3 (15.79%) IPv6
11 3 (15.79%) SDH
11 3 (15.79%) ERP

HSPA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 2 (10.53%) MS Office
1 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 18 (94.74%) GPRS
2 14 (73.68%) GSM
2 14 (73.68%) UMTS
3 13 (68.42%) 3G
4 12 (63.16%) 2G
4 12 (63.16%) LTE
5 7 (36.84%) 4G
6 6 (31.58%) Radio Access Network
6 6 (31.58%) Wireless
7 5 (26.32%) 3GPP
8 4 (21.05%) WCDMA
8 4 (21.05%) Wireshark
9 3 (15.79%) ZigBee
9 3 (15.79%) GPON
9 3 (15.79%) VoLTE
9 3 (15.79%) DNS
9 3 (15.79%) IPv6
9 3 (15.79%) SDH
9 3 (15.79%) WiMAX
9 3 (15.79%) 802.15
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) MS Access
General
1 13 (68.42%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.26%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Support Engineer
2 6 (31.58%) 2nd Line Support
2 6 (31.58%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 4 (21.05%) RAN Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) Radio Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) Test Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Performance Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) RAN Performance Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Tester
6 1 (5.26%) Test Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Tester
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Smart Meter
2 1 (5.26%) Algorithms
2 1 (5.26%) Handset
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) Network Architecture
2 7 (36.84%) Fault Management
2 7 (36.84%) Change Management
3 3 (15.79%) ERP
3 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (15.79%) Network Planning
3 3 (15.79%) Waterfall
3 3 (15.79%) Test Scripting
3 3 (15.79%) V-Model
4 2 (10.53%) Performance Management
4 2 (10.53%) Capacity Management
4 2 (10.53%) Configuration Management
4 2 (10.53%) Resource Management
4 2 (10.53%) Network Design
5 1 (5.26%) Incident Management
5 1 (5.26%) Benchmarking
5 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (5.26%) Security Testing
5 1 (5.26%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.79%) C
2 2 (10.53%) SQL
2 2 (10.53%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (42.11%) SLA
2 1 (5.26%) QA
System Software
1 3 (15.79%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) Netcool
1 1 (5.26%) NSN NetAct
1 1 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (5.26%) Iperf
Vendors
1 9 (47.37%) Amdocs
2 7 (36.84%) Ericsson
3 5 (26.32%) Huawei
4 4 (21.05%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 3 (15.79%) Mapinfo
6 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
6 2 (10.53%) Nortel
7 1 (5.26%) CA
7 1 (5.26%) Nokia
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