The table below looks at the statistics for HSUPA 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 HSUPA over the 3 months to 22 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
High-Speed Uplink Packet Access (HSUPA)
Rank 241 240 231
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -9
Contract jobs citing HSUPA 4 5 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.043% 0.056% 0.091%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.22% 0.31% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 3
Average daily rate
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£310 £225 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.77% +28.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £176 £175
% change year-on-year
+56.02% +0.71%
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 - £22.50 £38.75
% change year-on-year
- -41.93%
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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
1820 1630 2019
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.61% 18.37% 20.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 856 750 601
Average daily rate £348 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.57% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 105 180
Average hourly rate £18.25 £23.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.34% -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%

HSUPA
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

HSUPA Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

HSUPA
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

HSUPA Daily Rate Trend in the South East

HSUPA
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

HSUPA Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

HSUPA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing HSUPA 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 HSUPA.

1 5 (100.00%) HSDPA
2 4 (80.00%) GSM
2 4 (80.00%) 3GPP
2 4 (80.00%) LTE
3 3 (60.00%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (60.00%) Radio Access Network
3 3 (60.00%) Telecoms
3 3 (60.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 3 (60.00%) WCDMA
3 3 (60.00%) SQL
3 3 (60.00%) MS Office
3 3 (60.00%) Mapinfo
4 2 (40.00%) Wireless
4 2 (40.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (40.00%) Huawei
4 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
4 2 (40.00%) C
4 2 (40.00%) C++
5 1 (20.00%) Java
5 1 (20.00%) Perl
5 1 (20.00%) CDMA
5 1 (20.00%) GPRS
5 1 (20.00%) Python
5 1 (20.00%) PPP
5 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (20.00%) IPv6
5 1 (20.00%) UMTS
5 1 (20.00%) SMS
5 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
5 1 (20.00%) OFDM

HSUPA
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing HSUPA 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 HSUPA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 3 (60.00%) MS Office
2 2 (40.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) HSDPA
2 4 (80.00%) GSM
2 4 (80.00%) 3GPP
2 4 (80.00%) LTE
3 3 (60.00%) Radio Access Network
3 3 (60.00%) WCDMA
4 2 (40.00%) Wireless
5 1 (20.00%) CDMA
5 1 (20.00%) GPRS
5 1 (20.00%) PPP
5 1 (20.00%) IPv6
5 1 (20.00%) UMTS
5 1 (20.00%) SMS
5 1 (20.00%) OFDM
5 1 (20.00%) HSPA
5 1 (20.00%) TDMA
5 1 (20.00%) NAS
General
1 3 (60.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) RAN Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Software Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) UMTS Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Handset
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Capacity Planning
1 3 (60.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) C
2 2 (40.00%) C++
3 1 (20.00%) Java
3 1 (20.00%) Perl
3 1 (20.00%) Python
3 1 (20.00%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Mapinfo
2 2 (40.00%) Huawei
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) Agilent
3 1 (20.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks