The table below looks at the statistics for HSDPA skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HSDPA over the 3 months to 21 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
High Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA)
Rank 238 237 229
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -8
Contract jobs citing HSDPA 4 5 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.043% 0.057% 0.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.22% 0.31% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 4
Average daily rate
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£310 £225 £188
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.77% +20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £176 £188
% change year-on-year
+56.02% -6.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
Average hourly rate - £22.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -40.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £35.50 £38.75
% change year-on-year
- -8.38%
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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 South East region.

Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1826 1597 2019
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.61% 18.28% 20.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 858 736 601
Average daily rate £350 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £465 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 102 180
Average hourly rate £18.13 £23.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.87% -14.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.20% -2.00%

HSDPA
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

HSDPA Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

HSDPA
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

HSDPA Daily Rate Trend in the South East

HSDPA
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

HSDPA Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

HSDPA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing HSDPA 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 HSDPA.

1 5 (83.33%) GSM
1 5 (83.33%) HSUPA
1 5 (83.33%) LTE
2 4 (66.67%) 3GPP
2 4 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 4 (66.67%) Radio Access Network
3 3 (50.00%) SQL
3 3 (50.00%) MS Office
3 3 (50.00%) WCDMA
3 3 (50.00%) Mapinfo
3 3 (50.00%) Huawei
3 3 (50.00%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (50.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (33.33%) C
4 2 (33.33%) C++
4 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
4 2 (33.33%) CDMA
4 2 (33.33%) UMTS
4 2 (33.33%) Wireless
4 2 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (33.33%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 1 (16.67%) Java
5 1 (16.67%) Perl
5 1 (16.67%) Python
5 1 (16.67%) GPRS
5 1 (16.67%) SMS
5 1 (16.67%) Ethernet
5 1 (16.67%) PPP
5 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 1 (16.67%) IPv6

HSDPA
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing HSDPA 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 HSDPA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 3 (50.00%) MS Office
2 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 5 (83.33%) GSM
1 5 (83.33%) HSUPA
1 5 (83.33%) LTE
2 4 (66.67%) Radio Access Network
2 4 (66.67%) 3GPP
3 3 (50.00%) WCDMA
4 2 (33.33%) CDMA
4 2 (33.33%) Wireless
4 2 (33.33%) UMTS
5 1 (16.67%) OFDM
5 1 (16.67%) HSPA
5 1 (16.67%) NAS
5 1 (16.67%) 4G
5 1 (16.67%) TDMA
5 1 (16.67%) 2G
5 1 (16.67%) RNC
5 1 (16.67%) GPRS
5 1 (16.67%) SMS
5 1 (16.67%) Ethernet
5 1 (16.67%) PPP
General
1 4 (66.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) RAN Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) RF Optimisation Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Software Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Test Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) RF Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) UMTS Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Handset
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Capacity Planning
1 3 (50.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
2 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
2 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) C
2 2 (33.33%) C++
3 1 (16.67%) Java
3 1 (16.67%) Perl
3 1 (16.67%) Python
3 1 (16.67%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Mapinfo
1 3 (50.00%) Huawei
2 2 (33.33%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 1 (16.67%) Agilent
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) Nokia