Period
to 18 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 18 January 2018 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)
England > South East
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 359 338 374
Rank change year-on-year -21 +36 -3
Contract jobs citing HSPA 14 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.085% 0.052% 0.027%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.48% 0.26% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
South East median daily rate - £280 £306
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -8.57% +4.70%
England median daily rate £388 £280 £313
% change year-on-year +38.39% -10.40% +10.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
South East median hourly rate - - £32.50
England median hourly rate - - £32.50

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 the South East with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 2,906 3,062 3,391
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.62% 19.80% 18.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,551 1,787 1,829
South East median daily rate £398 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.63% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £163 £230 £231
90th Percentile £560 £550 £519
England median daily rate £410 £402 £400
% change year-on-year +2.12% +0.38% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 145 203 217
South East median hourly rate £17.38 £23.68 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.63% -27.14% +62.50%
10th Percentile £10.54 £11.36 £12.25
90th Percentile £43.75 £49.46 £51.25
England median hourly rate £18.70 £22.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year -16.89% +2.27% +8.64%

HSPA
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing HSPA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for HSPA in the South East

HSPA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for HSPA in the South East

HSPA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for HSPA in the South East

HSPA
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HSPA within the South East region over the 6 months to 18 January 2018. 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
Thames Valley -7 14 - -
Berkshire -8 14 - -
HSPA
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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 South East region with a requirement for HSPA.

1 14 (100.00%) GSM
1 14 (100.00%) WCDMA
1 14 (100.00%) Project Management
1 14 (100.00%) Finance
1 14 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 14 (100.00%) Degree
1 14 (100.00%) QA
1 14 (100.00%) Problem Management
1 14 (100.00%) LTE
1 14 (100.00%) Mentoring
1 14 (100.00%) Coaching
1 14 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
1 14 (100.00%) Service Design
1 14 (100.00%) Numerate Degree
2 12 (85.71%) VoWiFi
2 12 (85.71%) VoLTE
3 7 (50.00%) Android Studio
3 7 (50.00%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 7 (50.00%) Mobile Development
3 7 (50.00%) Apple Swift
3 7 (50.00%) Office 365
3 7 (50.00%) Android
3 7 (50.00%) Telecoms
3 7 (50.00%) Publishing
3 7 (50.00%) Xcode
3 7 (50.00%) Objective-C
3 7 (50.00%) Apple
3 7 (50.00%) Java
3 7 (50.00%) SQL
4 5 (35.71%) 3G

HSPA
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 7 (50.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (100.00%) GSM
1 14 (100.00%) LTE
1 14 (100.00%) WCDMA
2 12 (85.71%) VoLTE
2 12 (85.71%) VoWiFi
3 5 (35.71%) 3G
4 2 (14.29%) 3GPP
Development Applications
1 7 (50.00%) Android Studio
1 7 (50.00%) Xcode
General
1 14 (100.00%) Finance
2 7 (50.00%) Publishing
2 7 (50.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Architect
1 7 (50.00%) Design Engineer
1 7 (50.00%) Interoperability Testing (IOT) Engineer
1 7 (50.00%) LTE Engineer
2 5 (35.71%) Handset Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Applications Architect
4 2 (14.29%) Java Applications Architect
4 2 (14.29%) Java Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Java Software Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Software Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 14 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (35.71%) Handset
3 4 (28.57%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (50.00%) Android
2 5 (35.71%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (100.00%) Coaching
1 14 (100.00%) Mentoring
1 14 (100.00%) Problem Management
1 14 (100.00%) Project Management
1 14 (100.00%) Service Design
1 14 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 7 (50.00%) Mobile Development
3 3 (21.43%) Mobile Application Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (50.00%) Apple Swift
1 7 (50.00%) Java
1 7 (50.00%) Objective-C
1 7 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (100.00%) Degree
1 14 (100.00%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (50.00%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) Apple