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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HSPA over the 3 months to 29 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
High Speed Packet Access (HSPA)
Rank - 150 -
Contract jobs citing HSPA 0 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West - 0.027% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 0.21% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £150 -
UK excluding London median daily rate - £123 £215
% change year-on-year
- -43.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
HSPA
England

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
571 480 387
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.19% 12.96% 12.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 323 242 183
Median daily rate £385 £325 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.46% +14.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 44 31
Median hourly rate £14.00 £17.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.70 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £24.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+31.25% +33.33%

HSPA
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing HSPA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 12 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing HSPA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for HSPA.

1 1 (100.00%) GPRS
1 1 (100.00%) GSM
1 1 (100.00%) UMTS
1 1 (100.00%) SLA
1 1 (100.00%) 3G
1 1 (100.00%) 2G
1 1 (100.00%) Incident Management
1 1 (100.00%) Fault Management
1 1 (100.00%) LTE
1 1 (100.00%) Network Architecture
1 1 (100.00%) Radio Access Network
1 1 (100.00%) Capacity Management

HSPA
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) 2G
1 1 (100.00%) 3G
1 1 (100.00%) GPRS
1 1 (100.00%) GSM
1 1 (100.00%) LTE
1 1 (100.00%) Radio Access Network
1 1 (100.00%) UMTS
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) RAN Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Support Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Capacity Management
1 1 (100.00%) Fault Management
1 1 (100.00%) Incident Management
1 1 (100.00%) Network Architecture
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) SLA