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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wideband Code Division Multiple Access (W-CDMA)
Rank 122 130 125
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -5
Contract jobs citing WCDMA 7 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.28% 0.18% 0.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.14% 0.68% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £255 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £230 £260 £263
% change year-on-year
-11.53% -0.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £45.00
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
616 739 657
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 24.68% 26.19% 24.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 296 320 241
Average daily rate £375 £300 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.05% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 20 37
Average hourly rate £27.50 £36.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.61% +60.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.95 £32.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.50 £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
- +46.34%

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 30 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 2 - - 1
WCDMA
South East

WCDMA
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 9 (81.82%) GSM
2 8 (72.73%) UMTS
2 8 (72.73%) SLA
2 8 (72.73%) Oracle
2 8 (72.73%) Sybase
2 8 (72.73%) Unix
2 8 (72.73%) Solaris
2 8 (72.73%) SS7
2 8 (72.73%) Telecoms
2 8 (72.73%) GPRS
2 8 (72.73%) Oracle Database
2 8 (72.73%) Diameter Protocol
3 6 (54.55%) CDMA
4 5 (45.45%) MGCP
4 5 (45.45%) VoIP
4 5 (45.45%) H.323
4 5 (45.45%) NGN
5 4 (36.36%) Degree
5 4 (36.36%) Computer Science
6 3 (27.27%) Network Planning
6 3 (27.27%) LTE
7 2 (18.18%) GGSN
7 2 (18.18%) SGSN
8 1 (9.09%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (9.09%) VoWiFi
8 1 (9.09%) VoLTE

WCDMA
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (9.09%) SharePoint Server
Communications & Networking
1 9 (81.82%) GSM
2 8 (72.73%) Diameter Protocol
2 8 (72.73%) GPRS
2 8 (72.73%) SS7
2 8 (72.73%) UMTS
3 6 (54.55%) CDMA
4 5 (45.45%) H.323
4 5 (45.45%) MGCP
4 5 (45.45%) NGN
4 5 (45.45%) VoIP
5 3 (27.27%) LTE
6 2 (18.18%) GGSN
6 2 (18.18%) SGSN
7 1 (9.09%) VoLTE
7 1 (9.09%) VoWiFi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (72.73%) Oracle Database
General
1 8 (72.73%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Core Network Engineer
1 7 (63.64%) Network Engineer
2 5 (45.45%) Support Engineer
3 4 (36.36%) Network Support
3 4 (36.36%) Network Support Engineer
3 4 (36.36%) Technical Engineer
3 4 (36.36%) Technical Support
3 4 (36.36%) Technical Support Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) Network Specialist
4 2 (18.18%) Radio Specialist
5 1 (9.09%) Optimisation Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Product Specialist
5 1 (9.09%) Radio Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (72.73%) Solaris
1 8 (72.73%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Network Planning
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (72.73%) SLA
Vendors
1 8 (72.73%) Oracle
1 8 (72.73%) Sybase