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 3 months to 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 580 - 614
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing HSPA 3 0 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.007% - 0.016%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.050% - 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 5
Median daily rate £390 - £123
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 - £121
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 - £170
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 - £123
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 5978 7894 7394
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 13.83% 15.96% 14.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 9425 12827 12006
Median daily rate £400 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £230 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 843 864 1004
Median hourly rate £24.86 £28.00 £22.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.21% +22.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £48.00 £45.49
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £31.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year -12.69% +34.04%  

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 3 months to 28 June 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
South East - 2 - -
South West - 1 £390 -
HSPA
UK

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 14 (82.35%) GSM
1 14 (82.35%) WCDMA
1 14 (82.35%) LTE
2 12 (70.59%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (64.71%) Service Design
3 11 (64.71%) Degree
3 11 (64.71%) QA
4 10 (58.82%) Problem Management
5 9 (52.94%) Project Management
5 9 (52.94%) Apple
5 9 (52.94%) Java
5 9 (52.94%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (52.94%) Publishing
5 9 (52.94%) Xcode
5 9 (52.94%) Objective-C
5 9 (52.94%) Mobile Development
5 9 (52.94%) Apple Swift
5 9 (52.94%) Numerate Degree
5 9 (52.94%) Android
5 9 (52.94%) Android Studio
5 9 (52.94%) Mentoring
5 9 (52.94%) Coaching
6 8 (47.06%) Finance
7 7 (41.18%) Telecoms
8 5 (29.41%) 2G
8 5 (29.41%) 3G
8 5 (29.41%) Mobile App
8 5 (29.41%) 4G
9 3 (17.65%) High Availability
9 3 (17.65%) Wireshark

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:

Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 14 (82.35%) GSM
1 14 (82.35%) LTE
1 14 (82.35%) WCDMA
2 5 (29.41%) 2G
2 5 (29.41%) 3G
2 5 (29.41%) 4G
3 3 (17.65%) Radio Access Network
3 3 (17.65%) VoLTE
3 3 (17.65%) Wireshark
4 2 (11.76%) 3GPP
4 2 (11.76%) GPRS
5 1 (5.88%) VoWiFi
Development Applications
1 9 (52.94%) Android Studio
1 9 (52.94%) Xcode
General
1 9 (52.94%) Publishing
2 8 (47.06%) Finance
3 7 (41.18%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (58.82%) Architect
2 3 (17.65%) Designer
2 3 (17.65%) Senior Designer
3 2 (11.76%) Design Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Java Applications Architect
3 2 (11.76%) Java Architect
3 2 (11.76%) Mobile Architect
3 2 (11.76%) Optimisation Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Radio Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Applications Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Handset Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) LTE Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Network Designer
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Network Designer
4 1 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
Miscellaneous
1 12 (70.59%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (29.41%) Mobile App
3 1 (5.88%) Handset
3 1 (5.88%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 9 (52.94%) Android
2 1 (5.88%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (64.71%) Service Design
2 10 (58.82%) Problem Management
3 9 (52.94%) Coaching
3 9 (52.94%) Mentoring
3 9 (52.94%) Mobile Development
3 9 (52.94%) Project Management
3 9 (52.94%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (17.65%) High Availability
5 2 (11.76%) Capacity Management
5 2 (11.76%) Network Architecture
6 1 (5.88%) Benchmarking
6 1 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (5.88%) IT Strategy
6 1 (5.88%) Performance Management
6 1 (5.88%) Technical Analysis
6 1 (5.88%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 9 (52.94%) Apple Swift
1 9 (52.94%) Java
1 9 (52.94%) Objective-C
2 2 (11.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (64.71%) Degree
2 9 (52.94%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (64.71%) QA
2 2 (11.76%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 9 (52.94%) Apple
2 3 (17.65%) Actix
3 2 (11.76%) Ericsson
3 2 (11.76%) Mapinfo
3 2 (11.76%) Nokia Networks
3 2 (11.76%) Remedy
4 1 (5.88%) HP