Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for HSPA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited HSPA over the 6 months to 17 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

High Speed Packet Access (HSPA)
UK > England
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 831 861 857
Rank change year-on-year +30 -4 -36
Contract jobs citing HSPA 15 3 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.016% 0.003% 0.016%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.11% 0.020% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 8
England median daily rate £388 £280 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +38.39% -9.68% +12.73%
10th Percentile £369 £280 £170
90th Percentile £406 £280 £426
UK median daily rate £388 £280 £310
% change year-on-year +38.39% -9.68% +12.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

HSPA is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 13108 15245 14762
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.87% 15.49% 14.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 8035 9276 8644
England median daily rate £403 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.63% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £190 £221 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 680 766 959
England median hourly rate £18.70 £22.67 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.50% +10.57% +2.50%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.58 £47.50 £47.15
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £23.59 £20.50
% change year-on-year -19.46% +15.07% +2.50%

HSPA
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing HSPA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for HSPA in England

HSPA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing HSPA in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for HSPA in England

HSPA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing HSPA in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for HSPA in England

HSPA
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HSPA within the England region over the 6 months to 17 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +15 12 - -
South West - 3 £388 -
HSPA
UK

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 across the England region with a requirement for HSPA.

1 15 (100.00%) GSM
1 15 (100.00%) WCDMA
1 15 (100.00%) LTE
2 12 (80.00%) QA
2 12 (80.00%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (80.00%) Service Design
3 11 (73.33%) Numerate Degree
3 11 (73.33%) Problem Management
3 11 (73.33%) Degree
4 10 (66.67%) Project Management
4 10 (66.67%) Finance
4 10 (66.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (66.67%) Mentoring
4 10 (66.67%) Coaching
5 9 (60.00%) VoLTE
5 9 (60.00%) VoWiFi
6 8 (53.33%) 3G
7 7 (46.67%) Java
7 7 (46.67%) Publishing
7 7 (46.67%) Xcode
7 7 (46.67%) Objective-C
7 7 (46.67%) Android
7 7 (46.67%) Android Studio
7 7 (46.67%) Mobile Development
7 7 (46.67%) Apple Swift
7 7 (46.67%) Apple
8 6 (40.00%) Telecoms
9 5 (33.33%) Apple iOS
9 5 (33.33%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 4 (26.67%) Mobile App

HSPA
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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:

Cloud Services
1 3 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (100.00%) GSM
1 15 (100.00%) LTE
1 15 (100.00%) WCDMA
2 9 (60.00%) VoLTE
2 9 (60.00%) VoWiFi
3 8 (53.33%) 3G
4 3 (20.00%) 2G
4 3 (20.00%) Radio Access Network
5 2 (13.33%) 3GPP
5 2 (13.33%) 4G
5 2 (13.33%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 7 (46.67%) Android Studio
1 7 (46.67%) Xcode
General
1 10 (66.67%) Finance
2 7 (46.67%) Publishing
3 6 (40.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Architect
2 5 (33.33%) Design Engineer
3 4 (26.67%) LTE Engineer
4 3 (20.00%) Applications Architect
4 3 (20.00%) Designer
4 3 (20.00%) Interoperability Testing (IOT) Engineer
5 2 (13.33%) Handset Engineer
5 2 (13.33%) Java Applications Architect
5 2 (13.33%) Java Architect
6 1 (6.67%) Java Software Architect
6 1 (6.67%) Senior Designer
6 1 (6.67%) Software Architect
6 1 (6.67%) Telecoms Designer
6 1 (6.67%) Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 12 (80.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (26.67%) Mobile App
3 2 (13.33%) Handset
4 1 (6.67%) User Experience
4 1 (6.67%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (46.67%) Android
2 5 (33.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (80.00%) Service Design
2 11 (73.33%) Problem Management
3 10 (66.67%) Coaching
3 10 (66.67%) Mentoring
3 10 (66.67%) Project Management
3 10 (66.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (46.67%) Mobile Development
5 3 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (20.00%) High Availability
5 3 (20.00%) Mobile Application Development
6 1 (6.67%) Benchmarking
6 1 (6.67%) Performance Measurement
6 1 (6.67%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 7 (46.67%) Apple Swift
1 7 (46.67%) Java
1 7 (46.67%) Objective-C
2 3 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (73.33%) Degree
1 11 (73.33%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (80.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (33.33%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) Apple
2 3 (20.00%) Huawei
2 3 (20.00%) Nokia
3 2 (13.33%) Actix