The table below looks at the statistics for WCDMA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WCDMA over the 3 months to 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wideband Code Division Multiple Access (W-CDMA)
Rank 75 52 71
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +19
Contract jobs citing WCDMA 6 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.59% 0.16% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.50% 1.45% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£260 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £288 £283
% change year-on-year
+30.43% +1.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £35.50 £41.25
% change year-on-year
- -13.93%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Bristol region.

Communications & Networking Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
109 69 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 10.77% 11.02% 11.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 36 39
Average daily rate £388 £275 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.90% -4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £165 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £403 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 6 16
Average hourly rate £16.50 £13.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -61.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.20 £20.50 £50.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+4.44% -

WCDMA
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

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

WCDMA Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

WCDMA
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

WCDMA Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

WCDMA
Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

WCDMA Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

WCDMA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 (100.00%) GPRS
1 9 (100.00%) GSM
1 9 (100.00%) UMTS
1 9 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 9 (100.00%) LTE
2 8 (88.89%) Integration Acceptance Testing
3 6 (66.67%) Degree
3 6 (66.67%) Electronics
4 5 (55.56%) SMS
5 3 (33.33%) ISEB
5 3 (33.33%) 3G
5 3 (33.33%) ISTQB
5 3 (33.33%) 4G
5 3 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (22.22%) Radio Access Network
6 2 (22.22%) Agilent
6 2 (22.22%) Wireshark
6 2 (22.22%) SIGTRAN
6 2 (22.22%) NSN NetAct
6 2 (22.22%) 3GPP
6 2 (22.22%) SS7
6 2 (22.22%) ISUP
6 2 (22.22%) SCCP
6 2 (22.22%) INAP
7 1 (11.11%) 2G
7 1 (11.11%) Validation
7 1 (11.11%) Anite
7 1 (11.11%) UTRAN
7 1 (11.11%) DHCP
7 1 (11.11%) HP Quality Center

WCDMA
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 9 (100.00%) GPRS
1 9 (100.00%) GSM
1 9 (100.00%) UMTS
1 9 (100.00%) LTE
2 5 (55.56%) SMS
3 3 (33.33%) 3G
3 3 (33.33%) 4G
4 2 (22.22%) Radio Access Network
4 2 (22.22%) Wireshark
4 2 (22.22%) SIGTRAN
4 2 (22.22%) SS7
4 2 (22.22%) ISUP
4 2 (22.22%) SCCP
4 2 (22.22%) INAP
4 2 (22.22%) 3GPP
5 1 (11.11%) UTRAN
5 1 (11.11%) DHCP
5 1 (11.11%) IPsec
5 1 (11.11%) 2G
General
1 9 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 6 (66.67%) Electronics
3 1 (11.11%) Billing
Job Titles
1 9 (100.00%) Test Engineer
1 9 (100.00%) Integration Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) Test and Integration Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Senior Integration Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Senior Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) Integration Acceptance Testing
2 1 (11.11%) Risk Management
2 1 (11.11%) Validation
2 1 (11.11%) Black-Box Testing
2 1 (11.11%) Test Planning
2 1 (11.11%) Coaching
Qualifications
1 6 (66.67%) Degree
2 3 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (33.33%) ISEB
2 3 (33.33%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Agilent
2 1 (11.11%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 1 (11.11%) Anite
2 1 (11.11%) Huawei