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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
High Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA)
Rank - 598 539
Contract jobs citing HSDPA 0 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK - 0.002% 0.006%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 0.014% 0.041%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £275
UK excluding London average daily rate - - £275
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £40.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +77.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
- +77.77%

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
8170 7142 7348
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.68% 13.11% 15.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 4445 3770 3665
Average daily rate £350 £357 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.89% +1.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 443 393 577
Average hourly rate £28.75 £20.00 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.75% -10.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.11%

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
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Interquest - IQ Telecom
Rate: £230 - £260 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago