The table below looks at the statistics for WCDMA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WCDMA over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wideband Code Division Multiple Access (W-CDMA)
Rank 108 110 126
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +16
Contract jobs citing WCDMA 11 19 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.44% 0.74% 0.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.67% 2.75% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 0
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- £388 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £283
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +32.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £35.50 £36.75
% change year-on-year
- -3.40%
WCDMA
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
657 691 973
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 26.40% 26.99% 31.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 239 230 209
Average daily rate £360 £325 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% +12.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £459 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 28 22
Average hourly rate £17.50 £23.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.53% +30.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £14.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £31.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.20% -2.00%

WCDMA
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WCDMA across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

WCDMA Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

WCDMA
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WCDMA across the Berkshire region.

WCDMA Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

WCDMA
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WCDMA across the Berkshire region.

WCDMA Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

WCDMA
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WCDMA within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +18 5 - -
WCDMA
South East

WCDMA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing WCDMA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited WCDMA.

1 14 (87.50%) GSM
1 14 (87.50%) Telecoms
2 13 (81.25%) GPRS
3 10 (62.50%) LTE
4 8 (50.00%) 3GPP
4 8 (50.00%) Degree
5 7 (43.75%) Information Management
5 7 (43.75%) QA
6 6 (37.50%) 4G
6 6 (37.50%) Software Engineering
6 6 (37.50%) CDMA
7 5 (31.25%) Wireless
7 5 (31.25%) VoLTE
8 4 (25.00%) Resource Management
8 4 (25.00%) Electronics
8 4 (25.00%) Internet
9 3 (18.75%) 3G
9 3 (18.75%) 2G
9 3 (18.75%) HSPA
10 2 (12.50%) Windows Phone
10 2 (12.50%) MVNO
10 2 (12.50%) Firewall
10 2 (12.50%) Android
10 2 (12.50%) Network Management
10 2 (12.50%) Apple iOS
10 2 (12.50%) Validation
10 2 (12.50%) Device Driver
10 2 (12.50%) Handset
10 2 (12.50%) Multimedia
10 2 (12.50%) Billing

WCDMA
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing WCDMA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited WCDMA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 14 (87.50%) GSM
2 13 (81.25%) GPRS
3 10 (62.50%) LTE
4 8 (50.00%) 3GPP
5 6 (37.50%) 4G
5 6 (37.50%) CDMA
6 5 (31.25%) Wireless
6 5 (31.25%) VoLTE
7 4 (25.00%) Internet
8 3 (18.75%) 3G
8 3 (18.75%) 2G
8 3 (18.75%) HSPA
9 2 (12.50%) MVNO
9 2 (12.50%) Firewall
9 2 (12.50%) RANAP
9 2 (12.50%) Wireshark
9 2 (12.50%) VoIP
10 1 (6.25%) UMTS
10 1 (6.25%) Megaco
10 1 (6.25%) ISUP
General
1 14 (87.50%) Telecoms
2 4 (25.00%) Electronics
3 2 (12.50%) Multimedia
3 2 (12.50%) Billing
3 2 (12.50%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (56.25%) Architect
2 7 (43.75%) Systems Architect
3 1 (6.25%) Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Design Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Device Driver
1 2 (12.50%) Handset
1 2 (12.50%) Blackberry
1 2 (12.50%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Windows Phone
1 2 (12.50%) Android
1 2 (12.50%) Apple iOS
1 2 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) Information Management
2 6 (37.50%) Software Engineering
3 4 (25.00%) Resource Management
4 2 (12.50%) Network Management
4 2 (12.50%) Validation
4 2 (12.50%) Network Design
5 1 (6.25%) Regression Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Network Planning
5 1 (6.25%) Root Cause Analysis
Qualifications
1 8 (50.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (43.75%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) SGI
1 2 (12.50%) Apple