The table below looks at the statistics for HSPA skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HSPA over the 3 months to 22 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
High Speed Packet Access (HSPA)
Rank 576 571 543
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -28
Contract jobs citing HSPA 10 5 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.018% 0.010% 0.039%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.13% 0.072% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 5
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£275 £250 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -13.04%
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £250 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -25.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £42.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £42.50 -

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
7877 6938 7817
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.45% 13.47% 15.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 4484 3766 3816
Average daily rate £363 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £215 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £520 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 428 423 647
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.68 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.13
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.95%

HSPA
Jobs Demand Trend

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

HSPA Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

HSPA
Daily Rate Trend

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

HSPA Daily Rate Trend in the UK

HSPA
Hourly Rate Trend

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

HSPA Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

HSPA
Top 13 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HSPA within the UK over the 3 months to 22 December 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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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
England -23 10 £275 -4.34%
London - 7 - -
South East -20 2 - -
Berkshire +7 1 - -
Reading - 1 - -
Reigate - - - -
Slough - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
South West - - - -
East of England - - - -

HSPA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 18 (90.00%) 3G
2 15 (75.00%) LTE
3 11 (55.00%) 4G
3 11 (55.00%) Radio Access Network
4 10 (50.00%) Network Planning
5 8 (40.00%) Wi-Fi
6 7 (35.00%) GPRS
6 7 (35.00%) UMTS
6 7 (35.00%) Ericsson
7 6 (30.00%) GSM
7 6 (30.00%) 802.11
7 6 (30.00%) Telecoms
7 6 (30.00%) 2G
7 6 (30.00%) Manufacturing
7 6 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (25.00%) Wireless
8 5 (25.00%) Degree
9 4 (20.00%) Nokia
9 4 (20.00%) Electronics
9 4 (20.00%) WiMAX
10 3 (15.00%) MS Excel
10 3 (15.00%) 3GPP
10 3 (15.00%) DNS
10 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
10 3 (15.00%) Project Management
10 3 (15.00%) MS PowerPoint
10 3 (15.00%) Huawei
10 3 (15.00%) ZigBee
10 3 (15.00%) Smart Meter
10 3 (15.00%) Network Management

HSPA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 3 (15.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (15.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (10.00%) MS Office
2 2 (10.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 18 (90.00%) 3G
2 15 (75.00%) LTE
3 11 (55.00%) 4G
3 11 (55.00%) Radio Access Network
4 8 (40.00%) Wi-Fi
5 7 (35.00%) GPRS
5 7 (35.00%) UMTS
6 6 (30.00%) GSM
6 6 (30.00%) 802.11
6 6 (30.00%) 2G
7 5 (25.00%) Wireless
8 4 (20.00%) WiMAX
9 3 (15.00%) 3GPP
9 3 (15.00%) ZigBee
9 3 (15.00%) DNS
10 2 (10.00%) IPv6
10 2 (10.00%) 802.15
10 2 (10.00%) LAN
10 2 (10.00%) Broadband
10 2 (10.00%) CDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) MS Access
General
1 6 (30.00%) Telecoms
1 6 (30.00%) Manufacturing
2 4 (20.00%) Electronics
3 1 (5.00%) Marketing
3 1 (5.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (20.00%) Designer
2 2 (10.00%) Architect
2 2 (10.00%) Analyst
2 2 (10.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (10.00%) Field Engineer
2 2 (10.00%) Test Engineer
2 2 (10.00%) Systems Architect
2 2 (10.00%) Network Specialist
2 2 (10.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
2 2 (10.00%) Radio Engineer
2 2 (10.00%) Radio Network Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) Ericsson Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) 3G Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) 3G Optimisation Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) Product Manager
3 1 (5.00%) Consultant
3 1 (5.00%) Project Manager
3 1 (5.00%) Network Optimisation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (15.00%) Smart Meter
3 2 (10.00%) Handset
4 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (5.00%) DTV
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (50.00%) Network Planning
2 3 (15.00%) Project Management
2 3 (15.00%) Network Management
3 2 (10.00%) Capacity Management
3 2 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (10.00%) TDD
3 2 (10.00%) Network Design
3 2 (10.00%) Security Testing
3 2 (10.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (10.00%) V-Model
3 2 (10.00%) Waterfall
4 1 (5.00%) Product Management
4 1 (5.00%) Network Architecture
4 1 (5.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (5.00%) Validation
4 1 (5.00%) Programme Management
4 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2
4 1 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (5.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (5.00%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) C
1 1 (5.00%) SQL
1 1 (5.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (5.00%) PMP
2 1 (5.00%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (10.00%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (5.00%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 7 (35.00%) Ericsson
2 4 (20.00%) Nokia
3 3 (15.00%) Huawei
3 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (10.00%) HP
4 2 (10.00%) Cisco
4 2 (10.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 1 (5.00%) Juniper
5 1 (5.00%) Business Objects
5 1 (5.00%) SAP
5 1 (5.00%) Actix
5 1 (5.00%) Mapinfo