The table below looks at the statistics for HSPA skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West 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 138 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing HSPA 6 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.17% - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.31% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate
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£260 - -
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 North West region.

Communications & Networking Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
458 360 388
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 13.35% 13.17% 16.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 153 147
Average daily rate £350 £305 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.75% +2.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £213 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £560 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 30 61
Average hourly rate £18.13 £30.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.56% +9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £55.00
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 the North West

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

HSPA Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

HSPA
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

HSPA Daily Rate Trend in the North West

HSPA
Top 29 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 6 (100.00%) GPRS
1 6 (100.00%) GSM
1 6 (100.00%) WCDMA
1 6 (100.00%) Nortel
1 6 (100.00%) Ericsson
1 6 (100.00%) 3G
1 6 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 6 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 6 (100.00%) 2G
1 6 (100.00%) Network Design
1 6 (100.00%) Huawei
1 6 (100.00%) Resource Management
1 6 (100.00%) Performance Management
1 6 (100.00%) LTE
1 6 (100.00%) VCP4
1 6 (100.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
1 6 (100.00%) 4G
1 6 (100.00%) Radio Access Network
2 4 (66.67%) Performance Improvement
2 4 (66.67%) Network Management
2 4 (66.67%) eTOM
2 4 (66.67%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (66.67%) Business Objects
2 4 (66.67%) ITIL
2 4 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 4 (66.67%) Service Management
2 4 (66.67%) Service Delivery
2 4 (66.67%) Mapinfo
3 2 (33.33%) Performance Engineering

HSPA
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 4 (66.67%) MS Excel
1 4 (66.67%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 6 (100.00%) GPRS
1 6 (100.00%) GSM
1 6 (100.00%) WCDMA
1 6 (100.00%) 3G
1 6 (100.00%) 2G
1 6 (100.00%) LTE
1 6 (100.00%) 4G
1 6 (100.00%) Radio Access Network
General
1 6 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Performance Engineer
2 4 (66.67%) RAN Engineer
2 4 (66.67%) RAN Performance Engineer
3 2 (33.33%) Senior RAN Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) Radio Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) RF Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 6 (100.00%) Network Design
1 6 (100.00%) Resource Management
1 6 (100.00%) Performance Management
2 4 (66.67%) Network Management
2 4 (66.67%) Performance Improvement
2 4 (66.67%) eTOM
2 4 (66.67%) Service Management
2 4 (66.67%) Service Delivery
2 4 (66.67%) ITIL
3 2 (33.33%) Performance Engineering
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) VCP4
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Nortel
1 6 (100.00%) Ericsson
1 6 (100.00%) Huawei
1 6 (100.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 4 (66.67%) Mapinfo
2 4 (66.67%) Business Objects