The table below looks at the statistics for HSDPA skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HSDPA over the 3 months to 31 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
High Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA)
Rank 622 608 573
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -35
Contract jobs citing HSDPA 9 4 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.015% 0.007% 0.023%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.11% 0.049% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Average daily rate
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- £240 £176
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +36.17%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £240 £176
% change year-on-year
- +36.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 8
Average hourly rate - - £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £31.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
8211 8177 7143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.82% 14.69% 13.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 4684 4427 3853
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £517 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 532 442 415
Average hourly rate £21.53 £21.75 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.03% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

HSDPA
Jobs Demand Trend

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

HSDPA Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

HSDPA
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing HSDPA within the UK.

HSDPA Daily Rate Trend in the UK

HSDPA
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing HSDPA within the UK.

HSDPA Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

HSDPA
Top 4 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HSDPA within the UK over the 3 months to 31 August 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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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
South East -24 9 - -
England -24 9 - -
Newbury - 9 - -
Berkshire - 9 - -

HSDPA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 11 (100.00%) GSM
1 11 (100.00%) LTE
2 9 (81.82%) Wireshark
2 9 (81.82%) Test Management
2 9 (81.82%) Validation
2 9 (81.82%) RNC
2 9 (81.82%) Requirements Analysis
2 9 (81.82%) HP
2 9 (81.82%) Telecoms
2 9 (81.82%) GPRS
2 9 (81.82%) UMTS
2 9 (81.82%) Test Automation
2 9 (81.82%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (81.82%) VoLTE
2 9 (81.82%) Test Planning
3 7 (63.64%) Diameter Protocol
3 7 (63.64%) NAS
4 3 (27.27%) 2G
4 3 (27.27%) 3G
4 3 (27.27%) 4G
5 2 (18.18%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (18.18%) Embedded C
5 2 (18.18%) Wireless
5 2 (18.18%) HSUPA
5 2 (18.18%) WLAN
5 2 (18.18%) WCDMA
5 2 (18.18%) 3GPP
5 2 (18.18%) C
5 2 (18.18%) VC++
5 2 (18.18%) Python

HSDPA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 11 (100.00%) GSM
1 11 (100.00%) LTE
2 9 (81.82%) VoLTE
2 9 (81.82%) RNC
2 9 (81.82%) GPRS
2 9 (81.82%) UMTS
2 9 (81.82%) Wireshark
3 7 (63.64%) Diameter Protocol
3 7 (63.64%) NAS
4 3 (27.27%) 4G
4 3 (27.27%) 2G
4 3 (27.27%) 3G
5 2 (18.18%) WLAN
5 2 (18.18%) WCDMA
5 2 (18.18%) 3GPP
5 2 (18.18%) Wireless
5 2 (18.18%) HSUPA
6 1 (9.09%) SMS
6 1 (9.09%) ISUP
6 1 (9.09%) INAP
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) ClearCase
General
1 9 (81.82%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (81.82%) Tester
1 9 (81.82%) Technical Tester
2 1 (9.09%) Development Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (9.09%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) UNIX
1 1 (9.09%) Solaris
1 1 (9.09%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (81.82%) Requirements Analysis
1 9 (81.82%) Test Management
1 9 (81.82%) Test Automation
1 9 (81.82%) Validation
1 9 (81.82%) Test Planning
2 1 (9.09%) Supplier Management
2 1 (9.09%) Signal Processing
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) C
1 2 (18.18%) VC++
1 2 (18.18%) Python
1 2 (18.18%) Embedded C
2 1 (9.09%) MATLAB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) SLA
1 1 (9.09%) JTAG
Systems Management
1 9 (81.82%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (81.82%) HP