The table below looks at the statistics for HSPA skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HSPA over the 3 months to 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
High Speed Packet Access (HSPA)
Rank - 383 370
Contract jobs citing HSPA 0 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London - 0.005% 0.005%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 0.039% 0.036%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £375 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £284 £410 £250
% change year-on-year
-30.79% +64.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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 London region.

Communications & Networking Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
2816 2551 2783
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 13.26% 11.74% 14.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1803 1600 1729
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £240 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 72 140
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.95% -25.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £33.75 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.53 £23.42
% change year-on-year
+33.95% -12.32%

HSPA
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

HSPA Jobs Demand Trend in London

HSPA
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

HSPA Daily Rate Trend in London

HSPA
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

HSPA Hourly Rate Trend in London

HSPA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 7 (100.00%) 3G
1 7 (100.00%) LTE
1 7 (100.00%) 4G
2 6 (85.71%) Radio Access Network
2 6 (85.71%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (85.71%) Wi-Fi
2 6 (85.71%) Network Planning
2 6 (85.71%) 802.11
3 4 (57.14%) Ericsson
3 4 (57.14%) Nokia
3 4 (57.14%) Manufacturing
4 3 (42.86%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (28.57%) Degree
5 2 (28.57%) Network Management
5 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
5 2 (28.57%) MS Office
5 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
5 2 (28.57%) MS Visio
5 2 (28.57%) Broadband
6 1 (14.29%) GPRS
6 1 (14.29%) GSM
6 1 (14.29%) UMTS
6 1 (14.29%) Cisco
6 1 (14.29%) DSL
6 1 (14.29%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 1 (14.29%) Validation
6 1 (14.29%) Huawei
6 1 (14.29%) IPsec
6 1 (14.29%) Electronics
6 1 (14.29%) Telecoms

HSPA
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 3 (42.86%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (28.57%) MS Office
2 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
2 2 (28.57%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 7 (100.00%) 3G
1 7 (100.00%) LTE
1 7 (100.00%) 4G
2 6 (85.71%) Radio Access Network
2 6 (85.71%) 802.11
2 6 (85.71%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (28.57%) Broadband
4 1 (14.29%) GPRS
4 1 (14.29%) GSM
4 1 (14.29%) UMTS
4 1 (14.29%) IPsec
4 1 (14.29%) 2G
4 1 (14.29%) DSL
General
1 4 (57.14%) Manufacturing
2 1 (14.29%) Electronics
2 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Designer
2 2 (28.57%) Architect
2 2 (28.57%) Solutions Architect
2 2 (28.57%) Systems Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Radio Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Radio Network Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (85.71%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Network Planning
2 2 (28.57%) Network Management
3 1 (14.29%) Validation
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) Degree
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Ericsson
1 4 (57.14%) Nokia
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco
3 1 (14.29%) Huawei
3 1 (14.29%) Nokia Solutions and Networks