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 30 June 2016 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
High Speed Packet Access (HSPA)
Rank - 625 617
Contract jobs citing HSPA 0 8 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK - 0.014% 0.026%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 0.099% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 4
Median daily rate - £123 £215
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -43.02%
UK excluding London median daily rate - £123 £215
% change year-on-year
- -43.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
8720 8085 7343
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.25% 14.41% 13.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 5286 4548 3945
Median daily rate £390 £355 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.85% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 429 484 402
Median hourly rate £28.50 £22.83 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.83% +20.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £24.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +29.72%

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 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 2016, 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 4 (100.00%) 3G
2 3 (75.00%) Radio Access Network
2 3 (75.00%) LTE
2 3 (75.00%) GSM
2 3 (75.00%) UMTS
3 2 (50.00%) WCDMA
3 2 (50.00%) 2G
4 1 (25.00%) Anite
4 1 (25.00%) Handset
4 1 (25.00%) IP Telephony
4 1 (25.00%) RNC
4 1 (25.00%) Incident Management
4 1 (25.00%) Agilent
4 1 (25.00%) HSUPA
4 1 (25.00%) Fault Management
4 1 (25.00%) SLA
4 1 (25.00%) Nokia
4 1 (25.00%) 3GPP
4 1 (25.00%) C
4 1 (25.00%) ATM
4 1 (25.00%) GPRS
4 1 (25.00%) Actix
4 1 (25.00%) Network Architecture
4 1 (25.00%) 4G
4 1 (25.00%) High Availability
4 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (25.00%) Capacity Management
4 1 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (25.00%) Algorithms
4 1 (25.00%) Node B

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:

Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) 3G
2 3 (75.00%) GSM
2 3 (75.00%) LTE
2 3 (75.00%) Radio Access Network
2 3 (75.00%) UMTS
3 2 (50.00%) 2G
3 2 (50.00%) WCDMA
4 1 (25.00%) 3GPP
4 1 (25.00%) 4G
4 1 (25.00%) ATM
4 1 (25.00%) GPRS
4 1 (25.00%) HSDPA
4 1 (25.00%) HSUPA
4 1 (25.00%) IP Telephony
4 1 (25.00%) Node B
4 1 (25.00%) RNC
4 1 (25.00%) UTRAN
4 1 (25.00%) Wireless
General
1 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) RAN Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Designer
2 1 (25.00%) LTE Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Designer
2 1 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Algorithms
1 1 (25.00%) Handset
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Capacity Management
1 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (25.00%) Fault Management
1 1 (25.00%) High Availability
1 1 (25.00%) Incident Management
1 1 (25.00%) Network Architecture
1 1 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
1 1 (25.00%) Software Audit
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Actix
1 1 (25.00%) Agilent
1 1 (25.00%) Anite
1 1 (25.00%) Nokia