The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Berkshire region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wideband Code Division Multiple Access (W-CDMA)
Rank 106 105 129
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +24
Contract jobs citing WCDMA 13 15 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.53% 0.62% 0.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.12% 2.34% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Average daily rate
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- £381 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +41.20%
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £310 £313
% change year-on-year
-15.32% -0.80%
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%
Communications & Networking Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
612 640 1010
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.06% 26.29% 31.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 214 201
Average daily rate £325 £325 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £140 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £454 £391
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 26 41
Average hourly rate £17.50 £23.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.53% -21.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.70 £14.00 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -
WCDMA
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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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 18 (90.00%) Telecoms
2 17 (85.00%) GPRS
3 15 (75.00%) GSM
4 12 (60.00%) 3GPP
5 10 (50.00%) CDMA
5 10 (50.00%) LTE
6 8 (40.00%) Degree
7 7 (35.00%) QA
7 7 (35.00%) Information Management
7 7 (35.00%) 4G
8 6 (30.00%) Software Engineering
8 6 (30.00%) 2G
8 6 (30.00%) 3G
9 5 (25.00%) UMTS
9 5 (25.00%) Wireless
9 5 (25.00%) VoLTE
10 4 (20.00%) Resource Management
10 4 (20.00%) Electronics
10 4 (20.00%) Huawei
10 4 (20.00%) ATM
10 4 (20.00%) Internet
11 3 (15.00%) Windows
11 3 (15.00%) HSPA
12 2 (10.00%) Windows Phone
12 2 (10.00%) MVNO
12 2 (10.00%) Network Management
12 2 (10.00%) Apple iOS
12 2 (10.00%) Android
12 2 (10.00%) RANAP
12 2 (10.00%) Wireshark

WCDMA
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 17 (85.00%) GPRS
2 15 (75.00%) GSM
3 12 (60.00%) 3GPP
4 10 (50.00%) CDMA
4 10 (50.00%) LTE
5 7 (35.00%) 4G
6 6 (30.00%) 2G
6 6 (30.00%) 3G
7 5 (25.00%) UMTS
7 5 (25.00%) Wireless
7 5 (25.00%) VoLTE
8 4 (20.00%) ATM
8 4 (20.00%) Internet
9 3 (15.00%) HSPA
10 2 (10.00%) MVNO
10 2 (10.00%) RANAP
10 2 (10.00%) Wireshark
10 2 (10.00%) VoIP
10 2 (10.00%) Megaco
10 2 (10.00%) ISUP
General
1 18 (90.00%) Telecoms
2 4 (20.00%) Electronics
3 2 (10.00%) Marketing
3 2 (10.00%) Multimedia
3 2 (10.00%) Billing
Job Titles
1 12 (60.00%) Architect
2 7 (35.00%) Systems Architect
3 3 (15.00%) Lead Architect
3 3 (15.00%) Senior Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Design Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Client/Server
1 2 (10.00%) Blackberry
1 2 (10.00%) Device Driver
1 2 (10.00%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.00%) Windows
2 2 (10.00%) Windows Phone
2 2 (10.00%) Apple iOS
2 2 (10.00%) Android
3 1 (5.00%) Windows 2000
3 1 (5.00%) Windows NT
3 1 (5.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) Information Management
2 6 (30.00%) Software Engineering
3 4 (20.00%) Resource Management
4 2 (10.00%) Network Management
4 2 (10.00%) Network Design
4 2 (10.00%) Validation
4 2 (10.00%) Regression Testing
5 1 (5.00%) Network Planning
5 1 (5.00%) Root Cause Analysis
Qualifications
1 8 (40.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (35.00%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (20.00%) Huawei
2 2 (10.00%) Apple
2 2 (10.00%) SGI
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.00%) Sybase