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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
High Speed Packet Access (HSPA)
Rank 622 599 561
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -38
Contract jobs citing HSPA 9 13 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.015% 0.023% 0.046%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.11% 0.16% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 5
Average daily rate
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£245 £255 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.92% +70.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £159 £255 £137
10% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £255 £201
UK excluding London average daily rate £245 £255 £150
% change year-on-year
-3.92% +70.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £22.50

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
8211 8177 7143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.82% 14.69% 13.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 4684 4427 3853
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £517 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 532 442 415
Average hourly rate £21.53 £21.75 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.03% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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
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 31 August 2015.

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 10 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 31 August 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 -27 9 £245 -3.92% 3
Berkshire 0 5 £310 +21.56%
South East -30 5 £310 +21.56%
Slough +2 4 £246 -3.43%
London - 3 - - 3
Hammersmith - 2 - - 2
Bury - 1 £150 -
Newbury - 1 £310 -
Manchester - 1 £150 -
North West - 1 £150 -

HSPA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 20 (95.24%) GPRS
2 16 (76.19%) GSM
3 14 (66.67%) UMTS
3 14 (66.67%) Telecoms
3 14 (66.67%) LTE
4 13 (61.90%) 3G
5 12 (57.14%) 2G
6 9 (42.86%) Amdocs
7 8 (38.10%) Network Architecture
7 8 (38.10%) SLA
8 7 (33.33%) 3GPP
8 7 (33.33%) Change Management
8 7 (33.33%) Ericsson
8 7 (33.33%) 4G
8 7 (33.33%) Fault Management
9 6 (28.57%) Radio Access Network
9 6 (28.57%) Wireless
9 6 (28.57%) WCDMA
10 5 (23.81%) Huawei
10 5 (23.81%) Wireshark
10 5 (23.81%) VoLTE
11 4 (19.05%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
12 3 (14.29%) Waterfall
12 3 (14.29%) GPON
12 3 (14.29%) Smart Meter
12 3 (14.29%) V-Model
12 3 (14.29%) Degree
12 3 (14.29%) ZigBee
12 3 (14.29%) Test Scripting
12 3 (14.29%) NFC

HSPA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 2 (9.52%) MS Office
1 2 (9.52%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 20 (95.24%) GPRS
2 16 (76.19%) GSM
3 14 (66.67%) UMTS
3 14 (66.67%) LTE
4 13 (61.90%) 3G
5 12 (57.14%) 2G
6 7 (33.33%) 3GPP
6 7 (33.33%) 4G
7 6 (28.57%) Radio Access Network
7 6 (28.57%) Wireless
7 6 (28.57%) WCDMA
8 5 (23.81%) VoLTE
8 5 (23.81%) Wireshark
9 3 (14.29%) ZigBee
9 3 (14.29%) NFC
9 3 (14.29%) GPON
9 3 (14.29%) DNS
9 3 (14.29%) IPv6
9 3 (14.29%) SDH
9 3 (14.29%) WiMAX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) MS Access
General
1 14 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.76%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 6 (28.57%) 2nd Line Support
2 6 (28.57%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) RAN Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Radio Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Test Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) Test Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) Senior Test Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Performance Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) RAN Performance Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Tester
6 1 (4.76%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Smart Meter
2 2 (9.52%) Handset
3 1 (4.76%) Algorithms
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (38.10%) Network Architecture
2 7 (33.33%) Fault Management
2 7 (33.33%) Change Management
3 3 (14.29%) ERP
3 3 (14.29%) Benchmarking
3 3 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (14.29%) Network Planning
3 3 (14.29%) Test Scripting
3 3 (14.29%) Waterfall
3 3 (14.29%) V-Model
4 2 (9.52%) Resource Management
4 2 (9.52%) Capacity Management
4 2 (9.52%) Performance Management
4 2 (9.52%) Network Design
4 2 (9.52%) Configuration Management
5 1 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (4.76%) Incident Management
5 1 (4.76%) Performance Testing
5 1 (4.76%) Security Testing
5 1 (4.76%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (14.29%) C
2 2 (9.52%) SQL
2 2 (9.52%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (38.10%) SLA
2 1 (4.76%) QA
System Software
1 3 (14.29%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) Iperf
2 2 (9.52%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (4.76%) Netcool
3 1 (4.76%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 9 (42.86%) Amdocs
2 7 (33.33%) Ericsson
3 5 (23.81%) Huawei
4 4 (19.05%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 3 (14.29%) CA
5 3 (14.29%) Mapinfo
6 2 (9.52%) Microsoft
6 2 (9.52%) Nortel
7 1 (4.76%) Nokia
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