The table below looks at the statistics for WCDMA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WCDMA over the 3 months to 27 March 2015 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wideband Code Division Multiple Access (W-CDMA)
Rank 65 - 54
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing WCDMA 7 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.82% - 0.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.96% - 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate
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£260 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £260 £273
% change year-on-year
- -4.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £30.00
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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 Cheshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
141 118 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 16.57% 15.03% 18.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 37 46
Average daily rate £388 £340 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.97% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £133 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £499 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 14 14
Average hourly rate £16.84 £31.56 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.63% +57.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £14.50 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

WCDMA
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

WCDMA Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

WCDMA
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 7 (100.00%) GPRS
1 7 (100.00%) GSM
1 7 (100.00%) Nortel
1 7 (100.00%) Ericsson
1 7 (100.00%) 3G
1 7 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 7 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 7 (100.00%) 2G
1 7 (100.00%) Network Design
1 7 (100.00%) Huawei
1 7 (100.00%) Resource Management
1 7 (100.00%) Performance Management
1 7 (100.00%) HSPA
1 7 (100.00%) LTE
1 7 (100.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
1 7 (100.00%) 4G
1 7 (100.00%) Radio Access Network
2 4 (57.14%) Network Management
2 4 (57.14%) Performance Improvement
2 4 (57.14%) eTOM
2 4 (57.14%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (57.14%) Business Objects
2 4 (57.14%) ITIL
2 4 (57.14%) MS Excel
2 4 (57.14%) Service Management
2 4 (57.14%) Service Delivery
2 4 (57.14%) Mapinfo
3 2 (28.57%) Performance Engineering

WCDMA
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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.

Applications
1 4 (57.14%) MS Excel
1 4 (57.14%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 7 (100.00%) GPRS
1 7 (100.00%) GSM
1 7 (100.00%) 3G
1 7 (100.00%) 2G
1 7 (100.00%) HSPA
1 7 (100.00%) LTE
1 7 (100.00%) 4G
1 7 (100.00%) Radio Access Network
General
1 7 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) Performance Engineer
2 5 (71.43%) RAN Engineer
2 5 (71.43%) RAN Performance Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) Senior RAN Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Radio Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) RF Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 7 (100.00%) Network Design
1 7 (100.00%) Resource Management
1 7 (100.00%) Performance Management
2 4 (57.14%) Network Management
2 4 (57.14%) Performance Improvement
2 4 (57.14%) eTOM
2 4 (57.14%) Service Management
2 4 (57.14%) Service Delivery
2 4 (57.14%) ITIL
3 2 (28.57%) Performance Engineering
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Nortel
1 7 (100.00%) Ericsson
1 7 (100.00%) Huawei
1 7 (100.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 4 (57.14%) Mapinfo
2 4 (57.14%) Business Objects