The table below looks at the statistics 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 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
High Speed Packet Access (HSPA)
Rank 257 242 223
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -19
Contract jobs citing HSPA 4 9 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.042% 0.098% 0.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.23% 0.52% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 2
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£245 £283 £213
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.27% +32.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £261 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £305 £223
UK excluding London average daily rate £180 £283 £175
% change year-on-year
-36.28% +61.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £26.50
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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 South East region.

Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1748 1734 1564
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.34% 18.85% 18.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 917 773 689
Average daily rate £360 £338 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -0.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £203 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £470 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 95 127
Average hourly rate £25.50 £17.50 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.71% -31.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.91 £12.95 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% -21.56%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HSPA across the South East region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

HSPA Daily Rate Histogram 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 2015. 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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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 +4 4 £245 -3.92%
HSPA
England

HSPA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 17 (100.00%) UMTS
2 16 (94.12%) GPRS
2 16 (94.12%) Wireless
3 15 (88.24%) Telecoms
3 15 (88.24%) GSM
4 14 (82.35%) SDH
4 14 (82.35%) Wi-Fi
4 14 (82.35%) WiMAX
4 14 (82.35%) Network Planning
4 14 (82.35%) CDMA2000
4 14 (82.35%) MPLS
4 14 (82.35%) DSL
4 14 (82.35%) GPON
5 13 (76.47%) Radio Access Network
5 13 (76.47%) Ericsson
6 12 (70.59%) LTE
7 11 (64.71%) 4G
7 11 (64.71%) C
8 10 (58.82%) VoLTE
9 9 (52.94%) Huawei
10 5 (29.41%) 3GPP
11 4 (23.53%) 3G
12 3 (17.65%) RNC
12 3 (17.65%) Actix
13 2 (11.76%) Performance Analysis
13 2 (11.76%) Smart Meter
13 2 (11.76%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
13 2 (11.76%) Waterfall
13 2 (11.76%) Statistics
13 2 (11.76%) Degree

HSPA
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 2 (11.76%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 17 (100.00%) UMTS
2 16 (94.12%) GPRS
2 16 (94.12%) Wireless
3 15 (88.24%) GSM
4 14 (82.35%) SDH
4 14 (82.35%) CDMA2000
4 14 (82.35%) MPLS
4 14 (82.35%) DSL
4 14 (82.35%) Wi-Fi
4 14 (82.35%) GPON
4 14 (82.35%) WiMAX
5 13 (76.47%) Radio Access Network
6 12 (70.59%) LTE
7 11 (64.71%) 4G
8 10 (58.82%) VoLTE
9 5 (29.41%) 3GPP
10 4 (23.53%) 3G
11 3 (17.65%) RNC
12 2 (11.76%) Wireshark
12 2 (11.76%) ZigBee
General
1 15 (88.24%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.88%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 2 (11.76%) Analyst
1 2 (11.76%) Test Analyst
1 2 (11.76%) RAN Engineer
2 1 (5.88%) Tester
2 1 (5.88%) Ericsson Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Statistics
1 2 (11.76%) Smart Meter
2 1 (5.88%) Algorithms
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (82.35%) Network Planning
2 2 (11.76%) ERP
2 2 (11.76%) Test Scripting
2 2 (11.76%) Performance Management
2 2 (11.76%) V-Model
2 2 (11.76%) Waterfall
2 2 (11.76%) Performance Analysis
2 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (5.88%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (5.88%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (64.71%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) Firmware
Vendors
1 13 (76.47%) Ericsson
2 9 (52.94%) Huawei
3 3 (17.65%) Actix
4 2 (11.76%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 1 (5.88%) Nokia