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 2 May 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
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
High Speed Packet Access (HSPA)
Rank 638 603 617
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +14
Contract jobs citing HSPA 3 32 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.005% 0.056% 0.023%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.035% 0.38% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 26 8
Median daily rate £190 £263 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.61% -4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £142 £123 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £298 £408
UK excluding London median daily rate £190 £263 £175
% change year-on-year
-27.61% +50.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 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
8537 8461 7425
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.32% 14.92% 13.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 5174 4607 3918
Median daily rate £388 £350 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -0.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 358 467 409
Median hourly rate £28.00 £28.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.75 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £41.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +50.00%

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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HSPA within the UK over the 3 months to 2 May 2016.

HSPA Daily Rate Histogram 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 2 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -29 2 £130 -50.47%
North West -8 1 £130 -50.00%
South East -23 1 - -
Channel Islands - 1 £250 -
Bolton - 1 £130 -
Manchester - 1 £130 -
Hampshire - 1 - -
Jersey - 1 £250 -

HSPA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 May 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 6 (100.00%) 3G
2 5 (83.33%) LTE
3 4 (66.67%) Radio Access Network
3 4 (66.67%) GSM
3 4 (66.67%) UMTS
4 3 (50.00%) WCDMA
4 3 (50.00%) 2G
5 2 (33.33%) Anite
5 2 (33.33%) Handset
5 2 (33.33%) IP Telephony
5 2 (33.33%) Wireless
5 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
5 2 (33.33%) HSDPA
5 2 (33.33%) Actix
5 2 (33.33%) Agilent
5 2 (33.33%) HSUPA
5 2 (33.33%) 4G
5 2 (33.33%) High Availability
5 2 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (16.67%) Fault Management
6 1 (16.67%) Network Architecture
6 1 (16.67%) Software Audit
6 1 (16.67%) Capacity Management
6 1 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (16.67%) Algorithms
6 1 (16.67%) Node B
6 1 (16.67%) UTRAN
6 1 (16.67%) RNC
6 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
6 1 (16.67%) SLA

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 6 (100.00%) 3G
2 5 (83.33%) LTE
3 4 (66.67%) GSM
3 4 (66.67%) Radio Access Network
3 4 (66.67%) UMTS
4 3 (50.00%) 2G
4 3 (50.00%) WCDMA
5 2 (33.33%) 4G
5 2 (33.33%) HSDPA
5 2 (33.33%) HSUPA
5 2 (33.33%) IP Telephony
5 2 (33.33%) Wireless
6 1 (16.67%) 3GPP
6 1 (16.67%) ATM
6 1 (16.67%) GPRS
6 1 (16.67%) Node B
6 1 (16.67%) RNC
6 1 (16.67%) UTRAN
General
1 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Designer
1 2 (33.33%) LTE Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) RAN Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Senior Designer
1 2 (33.33%) Test Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Handset
2 1 (16.67%) Algorithms
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
1 2 (33.33%) High Availability
2 1 (16.67%) Capacity Management
2 1 (16.67%) Fault Management
2 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
2 1 (16.67%) Network Architecture
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (16.67%) Software Audit
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) C
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) SLA
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Actix
1 2 (33.33%) Agilent
1 2 (33.33%) Anite
2 1 (16.67%) Nokia