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 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 607 - 637
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing HSPA 3 0 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.006% - 0.015%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.047% - 0.10%
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 with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 6449 8728 7938
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.69% 16.21% 14.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 10114 13811 12506
Median daily rate £400 £390 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +9.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £230 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1013 1078 1091
Median hourly rate £29.00 £28.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.75% +23.91%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £48.00 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £31.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year -12.69% +34.04%  

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 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
England - 3 £390 -
UK excluding London - 3 £390 -
South East - 2 - -
South West - 1 £390 -

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 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 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