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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
High Speed Packet Access (HSPA)
Rank 563 557 510
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -47
Contract jobs citing HSPA 8 2 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.004% 0.046%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.11% 0.031% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 3
Average daily rate
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£275 £410 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.92% +64.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £410 £118
10% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £410 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £410 £319
% change year-on-year
-32.92% +28.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £32.50

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
7319 6447 7117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.61% 13.20% 15.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4100 3421 3411
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 399 378 636
Average hourly rate £23.75 £18.60 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.68% -17.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 6 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 28 January 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
England -12 8 £275 -32.92% 5
Berkshire +5 4 £269 -34.45% 4
South East -11 4 £269 -34.45% 4
London - 3 - -
Newbury - 2 £288 - 3
Reading - - - - 1

HSPA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 14 (87.50%) LTE
2 12 (75.00%) Network Planning
2 12 (75.00%) 4G
2 12 (75.00%) 3G
3 11 (68.75%) Radio Access Network
4 10 (62.50%) Wi-Fi
5 9 (56.25%) Ericsson
6 7 (43.75%) GSM
7 6 (37.50%) UMTS
7 6 (37.50%) Telecoms
7 6 (37.50%) 802.11
7 6 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (37.50%) WiMAX
7 6 (37.50%) GPRS
7 6 (37.50%) Huawei
8 5 (31.25%) CDMA2000
8 5 (31.25%) DSL
8 5 (31.25%) Wireless
8 5 (31.25%) C
9 4 (25.00%) SDH
9 4 (25.00%) Nokia
9 4 (25.00%) 2G
9 4 (25.00%) Manufacturing
9 4 (25.00%) MPLS
9 4 (25.00%) Degree
9 4 (25.00%) VoLTE
9 4 (25.00%) GPON
10 3 (18.75%) MS PowerPoint
10 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
10 3 (18.75%) MS Excel

HSPA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 (18.75%) MS PowerPoint
1 3 (18.75%) MS Excel
2 2 (12.50%) MS Visio
2 2 (12.50%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 14 (87.50%) LTE
2 12 (75.00%) 4G
2 12 (75.00%) 3G
3 11 (68.75%) Radio Access Network
4 10 (62.50%) Wi-Fi
5 7 (43.75%) GSM
6 6 (37.50%) UMTS
6 6 (37.50%) 802.11
6 6 (37.50%) WiMAX
6 6 (37.50%) GPRS
7 5 (31.25%) CDMA2000
7 5 (31.25%) DSL
7 5 (31.25%) Wireless
8 4 (25.00%) SDH
8 4 (25.00%) 2G
8 4 (25.00%) MPLS
8 4 (25.00%) VoLTE
8 4 (25.00%) GPON
9 2 (12.50%) Broadband
10 1 (6.25%) RNC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) MS Access
General
1 6 (37.50%) Telecoms
2 4 (25.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (6.25%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Designer
2 2 (12.50%) Architect
2 2 (12.50%) Radio Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Network Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
2 2 (12.50%) Systems Architect
2 2 (12.50%) Radio Network Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Network Optimisation Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Field Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Ericsson Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Project Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
2 1 (6.25%) Handset
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (75.00%) Network Planning
2 2 (12.50%) Project Management
2 2 (12.50%) Network Management
3 1 (6.25%) Network Architecture
3 1 (6.25%) Capacity Management
3 1 (6.25%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (6.25%) TDD
3 1 (6.25%) Project Planning
3 1 (6.25%) Resource Management
3 1 (6.25%) Validation
3 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) C
2 1 (6.25%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (6.25%) PMP
2 1 (6.25%) PMI Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 9 (56.25%) Ericsson
2 6 (37.50%) Huawei
3 4 (25.00%) Nokia
4 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
5 2 (12.50%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 1 (6.25%) Actix
6 1 (6.25%) Mapinfo
6 1 (6.25%) Cisco
Newbury, Berkshire
QUANTICA
Rate: £280 - £285 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Rate: £30 - £40 per hour + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
QUANTICA
Rate: £280 - £285 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Rate: £25 - £32 per hour + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago