The first table below looks at the demand for HSPA 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 HSPA over the 3 months to 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the South East region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
High Speed Packet Access (HSPA)
Rank 235 224 242
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +18
Contract jobs citing HSPA 9 12 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.098% 0.14% 0.071%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.52% 0.77% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 1
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£283 £213 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.94% -36.09%
UK excluding London average daily rate £283 £175 £333
% change year-on-year
+61.42% -47.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Average hourly rate - £26.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £26.50 -
Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1724 1555 2028
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.72% 18.34% 20.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 768 691 566
Average daily rate £338 £342 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.38% +3.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 125 192
Average hourly rate £17.50 £25.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.37% -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £13.15 £14.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%
HSPA
England

HSPA
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

HSPA Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

HSPA
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

HSPA Daily Rate Trend in the South East

HSPA
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

HSPA Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

HSPA
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HSPA within the South East region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Berkshire +6 5 £255 -
Surrey - 2 - - 1
HSPA
England

HSPA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 14 (77.78%) LTE
2 12 (66.67%) UMTS
3 11 (61.11%) GPRS
3 11 (61.11%) Telecoms
4 8 (44.44%) IPv6
4 8 (44.44%) GSM
4 8 (44.44%) DNS
5 7 (38.89%) Degree
6 6 (33.33%) Huawei
6 6 (33.33%) Radio Access Network
6 6 (33.33%) Cisco
6 6 (33.33%) VoIP
6 6 (33.33%) TCP/IP
6 6 (33.33%) Juniper
6 6 (33.33%) Ericsson
6 6 (33.33%) Internet
7 5 (27.78%) 3G
7 5 (27.78%) Firewall
7 5 (27.78%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 4 (22.22%) Electronics
8 4 (22.22%) VLAN
8 4 (22.22%) Wireshark
8 4 (22.22%) QA
8 4 (22.22%) ZigBee
8 4 (22.22%) Test Scripting
8 4 (22.22%) Network Security
8 4 (22.22%) 4G
8 4 (22.22%) Smart Meter
8 4 (22.22%) Wireless
8 4 (22.22%) IPsec

HSPA
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 14 (77.78%) LTE
2 12 (66.67%) UMTS
3 11 (61.11%) GPRS
4 8 (44.44%) GSM
4 8 (44.44%) DNS
4 8 (44.44%) IPv6
5 6 (33.33%) Internet
5 6 (33.33%) VoIP
5 6 (33.33%) TCP/IP
5 6 (33.33%) Radio Access Network
6 5 (27.78%) Firewall
6 5 (27.78%) 3G
7 4 (22.22%) Ethernet
7 4 (22.22%) SDH
7 4 (22.22%) 3GPP
7 4 (22.22%) ADSL
7 4 (22.22%) ATM
7 4 (22.22%) Broadband
7 4 (22.22%) VLAN
7 4 (22.22%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) LabVIEW
General
1 11 (61.11%) Telecoms
2 4 (22.22%) Electronics
3 3 (16.67%) Marketing
4 2 (11.11%) Manufacturing
4 2 (11.11%) Multimedia
5 1 (5.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Test Engineer
2 2 (11.11%) Certification Manager
2 2 (11.11%) Architect
2 2 (11.11%) Analyst
2 2 (11.11%) Test Analyst
2 2 (11.11%) Support Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Consultant
3 1 (5.56%) Network Designer
3 1 (5.56%) Test Manager
3 1 (5.56%) Designer
3 1 (5.56%) Product Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Smart Meter
2 3 (16.67%) Handset
2 3 (16.67%) Firmware
3 2 (11.11%) Blackberry
3 2 (11.11%) Client/Server
3 2 (11.11%) Device Driver
3 2 (11.11%) Digital Media
4 1 (5.56%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) Windows
1 2 (11.11%) Android
1 2 (11.11%) Apple iOS
1 2 (11.11%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (22.22%) Test Scripting
2 3 (16.67%) Project Management
2 3 (16.67%) V-Model
2 3 (16.67%) Waterfall
3 2 (11.11%) PRINCE2
3 2 (11.11%) Security Testing
3 2 (11.11%) Validation
3 2 (11.11%) Programme Management
3 2 (11.11%) Network Design
4 1 (5.56%) Network Planning
4 1 (5.56%) Automated Testing
4 1 (5.56%) Software Engineering
4 1 (5.56%) Software Testing
4 1 (5.56%) Resource Management
4 1 (5.56%) Use Case
4 1 (5.56%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (5.56%) Compatibility Testing
4 1 (5.56%) Integration Testing
4 1 (5.56%) Test Management
4 1 (5.56%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) Python
2 2 (11.11%) Tcl
3 1 (5.56%) MATLAB
3 1 (5.56%) C
3 1 (5.56%) C++
3 1 (5.56%) Java
3 1 (5.56%) Perl
3 1 (5.56%) SQL
3 1 (5.56%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (38.89%) Degree
2 1 (5.56%) CCIE
2 1 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (5.56%) PMP
2 1 (5.56%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (22.22%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (33.33%) Cisco
1 6 (33.33%) Juniper
1 6 (33.33%) Ericsson
1 6 (33.33%) Huawei
2 5 (27.78%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 4 (22.22%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 3 (16.67%) HP
5 2 (11.11%) Apple
5 2 (11.11%) Agilent
6 1 (5.56%) Actix
6 1 (5.56%) Mapinfo
6 1 (5.56%) SAP
6 1 (5.56%) Microsoft