The table below looks at the statistics for HSPA skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HSPA over the 3 months to 22 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
High Speed Packet Access (HSPA)
UK
Rank 580 625 603
Rank change year-on-year
+45 -22
Contract jobs citing HSPA 14 4 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.031% 0.008% 0.025%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.21% 0.053% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 13
Median daily rate £276 £130 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+112.50% -54.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £130 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £130 £295
UK excluding London median daily rate £260 £130 £285
% change year-on-year
+100.00% -54.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £32.50 -
UK excluding London median 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
6820 7569 7658
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.04% 14.55% 14.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 4245 4478 4214
Median daily rate £400 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £238 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 371 314 442
Median hourly rate £22.50 £27.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £43.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

HSPA
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing HSPA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 8 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HSPA within the UK over the 3 months to 22 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +55 14 £276 +112.50%
South East +34 11 - -
Berkshire - 11 - -
Reading - 5 - -
Yorkshire - 1 £260 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £260 -
London - 1 £293 -
Leeds - 1 £260 -

HSPA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing HSPA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for HSPA.

1 13 (81.25%) GSM
1 13 (81.25%) WCDMA
1 13 (81.25%) LTE
2 12 (75.00%) Degree
3 11 (68.75%) Xcode
3 11 (68.75%) Objective-C
3 11 (68.75%) Project Management
3 11 (68.75%) Publishing
3 11 (68.75%) Stakeholder Management
3 11 (68.75%) Apple
3 11 (68.75%) Java
3 11 (68.75%) QA
3 11 (68.75%) Problem Management
3 11 (68.75%) Android
3 11 (68.75%) Android Studio
3 11 (68.75%) Mentoring
3 11 (68.75%) Coaching
3 11 (68.75%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (68.75%) Mobile Development
3 11 (68.75%) Apple Swift
3 11 (68.75%) Service Design
4 10 (62.50%) Finance
5 5 (31.25%) Telecoms
5 5 (31.25%) Mobile App
6 4 (25.00%) VoLTE
6 4 (25.00%) 2G
6 4 (25.00%) GPRS
6 4 (25.00%) 3G
7 3 (18.75%) Mapinfo
7 3 (18.75%) Ericsson

HSPA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Office
2 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 13 (81.25%) GSM
1 13 (81.25%) LTE
1 13 (81.25%) WCDMA
2 4 (25.00%) 2G
2 4 (25.00%) 3G
2 4 (25.00%) GPRS
2 4 (25.00%) VoLTE
3 2 (12.50%) 4G
3 2 (12.50%) ATM
3 2 (12.50%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (6.25%) 3GPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 11 (68.75%) Android Studio
1 11 (68.75%) Xcode
General
1 11 (68.75%) Publishing
2 10 (62.50%) Finance
3 5 (31.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (75.00%) Architect
2 4 (25.00%) Optimisation Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Java Applications Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Java Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Mobile Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Radio Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) RAN Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Senior RAN Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Applications Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
Miscellaneous
1 11 (68.75%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (31.25%) Mobile App
3 1 (6.25%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 11 (68.75%) Android
2 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (68.75%) Coaching
1 11 (68.75%) Mentoring
1 11 (68.75%) Mobile Development
1 11 (68.75%) Problem Management
1 11 (68.75%) Project Management
1 11 (68.75%) Service Design
1 11 (68.75%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (12.50%) Capacity Management
2 2 (12.50%) Network Architecture
2 2 (12.50%) Network Management
2 2 (12.50%) Network Optimisation
2 2 (12.50%) Radio Network Optimisation
2 2 (12.50%) Resource Management
3 1 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (6.25%) Configuration Management
3 1 (6.25%) eTOM
3 1 (6.25%) ITIL V3
3 1 (6.25%) Network Design
3 1 (6.25%) Performance Management
3 1 (6.25%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 11 (68.75%) Apple Swift
1 11 (68.75%) Java
1 11 (68.75%) Objective-C
2 2 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (75.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (68.75%) QA
2 2 (12.50%) SLA
Vendors
1 11 (68.75%) Apple
2 3 (18.75%) Ericsson
2 3 (18.75%) Mapinfo
2 3 (18.75%) Nokia Networks
3 2 (12.50%) Remedy
4 1 (6.25%) Greenplum
4 1 (6.25%) HP
4 1 (6.25%) Huawei