Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 24 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 880 883 878
Rank change year-on-year +3 -5 -29
Contract jobs citing HSPA 16 3 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.016% 0.003% 0.014%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.11% 0.018% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 8
UK 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 excluding London median daily rate £388 £280 £305
% change year-on-year +38.39% -8.20% +10.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London 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 with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 14116 16276 15916
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.70% 15.50% 13.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 8591 9824 9211
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £181 £214 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 741 834 1023
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £23.75 £20.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +13.45% +4.68%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.89 £48.26 £45.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.04 £25.00 £20.97
% change year-on-year -27.84% +19.23% +4.84%

HSPA
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for HSPA in the UK

HSPA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for HSPA in the UK

HSPA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for HSPA in the UK

HSPA
Top 4 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HSPA within the UK over the 6 months to 24 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
UK excluding London +47 16 £388 +38.39%
England +6 16 £388 +38.39%
South East +15 13 - -
South West - 3 £388 -

For the 6 months to 24 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 with a requirement for HSPA.

1 16 (100.00%) GSM
1 16 (100.00%) WCDMA
1 16 (100.00%) LTE
2 13 (81.25%) QA
2 13 (81.25%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (81.25%) Service Design
3 12 (75.00%) Numerate Degree
3 12 (75.00%) Problem Management
3 12 (75.00%) Degree
4 11 (68.75%) Project Management
4 11 (68.75%) Finance
4 11 (68.75%) Stakeholder Management
4 11 (68.75%) Mentoring
4 11 (68.75%) Coaching
5 10 (62.50%) VoWiFi
5 10 (62.50%) VoLTE
6 8 (50.00%) 3G
7 7 (43.75%) Java
7 7 (43.75%) Publishing
7 7 (43.75%) Telecoms
7 7 (43.75%) Xcode
7 7 (43.75%) Objective-C
7 7 (43.75%) Android
7 7 (43.75%) Apple
7 7 (43.75%) Android Studio
7 7 (43.75%) Mobile Development
7 7 (43.75%) Apple Swift
8 6 (37.50%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 5 (31.25%) Apple iOS
10 4 (25.00%) Office 365

HSPA
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 4 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (100.00%) GSM
1 16 (100.00%) LTE
1 16 (100.00%) WCDMA
2 10 (62.50%) VoLTE
2 10 (62.50%) VoWiFi
3 8 (50.00%) 3G
4 3 (18.75%) 2G
4 3 (18.75%) Radio Access Network
5 2 (12.50%) 3GPP
5 2 (12.50%) 4G
5 2 (12.50%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 7 (43.75%) Android Studio
1 7 (43.75%) Xcode
General
1 11 (68.75%) Finance
2 7 (43.75%) Publishing
2 7 (43.75%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Architect
2 6 (37.50%) Design Engineer
3 5 (31.25%) LTE Engineer
4 4 (25.00%) Interoperability Testing (IOT) Engineer
5 3 (18.75%) Applications Architect
5 3 (18.75%) Designer
5 3 (18.75%) Handset Engineer
6 2 (12.50%) Java Applications Architect
6 2 (12.50%) Java Architect
7 1 (6.25%) Java Software Architect
7 1 (6.25%) Senior Designer
7 1 (6.25%) Software Architect
7 1 (6.25%) Telecoms Designer
7 1 (6.25%) Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 13 (81.25%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (25.00%) Mobile App
3 3 (18.75%) Handset
4 1 (6.25%) User Experience
4 1 (6.25%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (43.75%) Android
2 5 (31.25%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (81.25%) Service Design
2 12 (75.00%) Problem Management
3 11 (68.75%) Coaching
3 11 (68.75%) Mentoring
3 11 (68.75%) Project Management
3 11 (68.75%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (43.75%) Mobile Development
5 3 (18.75%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (18.75%) High Availability
5 3 (18.75%) Mobile Application Development
6 1 (6.25%) Benchmarking
6 1 (6.25%) Performance Measurement
6 1 (6.25%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 7 (43.75%) Apple Swift
1 7 (43.75%) Java
1 7 (43.75%) Objective-C
2 4 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (75.00%) Degree
1 12 (75.00%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (81.25%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (37.50%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 7 (43.75%) Apple
2 3 (18.75%) Huawei
2 3 (18.75%) Nokia
3 2 (12.50%) Actix