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 3 months to 27 April 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)
England / South East
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 259 276 255
Rank change year-on-year +17 -21  
Contract jobs citing HSPA 3 1 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.037% 0.010% 0.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.21% 0.048% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 16
Median daily rate - - £290
UK excluding London median daily rate £260 £190 £261
% change year-on-year +36.84% -27.27%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £32.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £32.50 -

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

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 1433 2083 2031
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 17.58% 21.36% 20.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 809 1185 989
Median daily rate £408 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.62% +3.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £341
% change year-on-year +6.89% +6.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 104 104
Median hourly rate £25.00 £37.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.43% +2.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.83 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £31.25 £30.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% +4.16%  

HSPA
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing HSPA as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 27 April 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
Berkshire - 3 - -
HSPA
England

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 South East region with a requirement for HSPA.

1 13 (100.00%) GSM
1 13 (100.00%) WCDMA
1 13 (100.00%) LTE
2 11 (84.62%) Android
2 11 (84.62%) QA
2 11 (84.62%) Problem Management
2 11 (84.62%) Xcode
2 11 (84.62%) Objective-C
2 11 (84.62%) Publishing
2 11 (84.62%) Stakeholder Management
2 11 (84.62%) Java
2 11 (84.62%) Apple
2 11 (84.62%) Project Management
2 11 (84.62%) Mentoring
2 11 (84.62%) Coaching
2 11 (84.62%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (84.62%) Mobile Development
2 11 (84.62%) Apple Swift
2 11 (84.62%) Android Studio
2 11 (84.62%) Service Design
3 10 (76.92%) Degree
3 10 (76.92%) Finance
4 5 (38.46%) Mobile App
5 2 (15.38%) Radio Access Network
5 2 (15.38%) Network Management
5 2 (15.38%) Network Optimisation
5 2 (15.38%) Radio Network Optimisation
5 2 (15.38%) VoLTE
5 2 (15.38%) Resource Management
5 2 (15.38%) Telecoms

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:

Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 13 (100.00%) GSM
1 13 (100.00%) LTE
1 13 (100.00%) WCDMA
2 2 (15.38%) 2G
2 2 (15.38%) 3G
2 2 (15.38%) ATM
2 2 (15.38%) GPRS
2 2 (15.38%) Radio Access Network
2 2 (15.38%) VoLTE
3 1 (7.69%) 3GPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 11 (84.62%) Android Studio
1 11 (84.62%) Xcode
General
1 11 (84.62%) Publishing
2 10 (76.92%) Finance
3 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (84.62%) Architect
2 2 (15.38%) Java Applications Architect
2 2 (15.38%) Java Architect
2 2 (15.38%) Mobile Architect
2 2 (15.38%) Optimisation Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) RAN Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Senior RAN Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Applications Architect
Miscellaneous
1 11 (84.62%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (38.46%) Mobile App
3 1 (7.69%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 11 (84.62%) Android
2 1 (7.69%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (84.62%) Coaching
1 11 (84.62%) Mentoring
1 11 (84.62%) Mobile Development
1 11 (84.62%) Problem Management
1 11 (84.62%) Project Management
1 11 (84.62%) Service Design
1 11 (84.62%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (15.38%) Network Management
2 2 (15.38%) Network Optimisation
2 2 (15.38%) Radio Network Optimisation
2 2 (15.38%) Resource Management
3 1 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (7.69%) eTOM
3 1 (7.69%) ITIL
3 1 (7.69%) ITIL V3
3 1 (7.69%) Network Design
3 1 (7.69%) Performance Management
3 1 (7.69%) Presales
3 1 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (7.69%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (84.62%) Apple Swift
1 11 (84.62%) Java
1 11 (84.62%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 10 (76.92%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (84.62%) QA
Vendors
1 11 (84.62%) Apple
2 1 (7.69%) Ericsson
2 1 (7.69%) Greenplum
2 1 (7.69%) Huawei
2 1 (7.69%) Mapinfo
2 1 (7.69%) Nokia Networks