The table below looks at the statistics for WCDMA skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WCDMA over the 3 months to 23 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wideband Code Division Multiple Access (W-CDMA)
Rank 622 604 570
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -34
Contract jobs citing WCDMA 9 3 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.018% 0.006% 0.046%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.11% 0.041% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 4
Median daily rate £288 £225 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.77% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £189 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £225 £271
UK excluding London median daily rate £279 £225 £263
% change year-on-year
+23.88% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
WCDMA
UK

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

Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
8068 7376 6687
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 16.16% 14.29% 13.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 4979 4275 3606
Median daily rate £400 £375 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +6.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £331
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +5.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 379 445 393
Median hourly rate £28.00 £20.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.58% +2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £11.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £42.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+37.04% +7.62%

WCDMA
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing WCDMA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

WCDMA Jobs Demand Trend in England

WCDMA
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

WCDMA Daily Rate Trend in England

WCDMA
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WCDMA across the England region over the 3 months to 23 July 2016.

WCDMA Daily Rate Histogram in England

WCDMA
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

WCDMA Hourly Rate Trend in England

WCDMA
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WCDMA within the England region over the 3 months to 23 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +1 4 £270 +50.00%
London - 3 £500 -
Midlands - 1 £288 -
South West - 1 - -
WCDMA
UK

WCDMA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing WCDMA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for WCDMA.

1 24 (88.89%) Telecoms
2 22 (81.48%) UMTS
3 19 (70.37%) GPRS
3 19 (70.37%) Sybase
3 19 (70.37%) Unix
4 17 (62.96%) SS7
4 17 (62.96%) Solaris
4 17 (62.96%) Oracle
4 17 (62.96%) GSM
4 17 (62.96%) Diameter Protocol
4 17 (62.96%) Oracle Database
5 15 (55.56%) CDMA
6 9 (33.33%) SLA
7 8 (29.63%) Huawei
7 8 (29.63%) GGSN
7 8 (29.63%) SGSN
8 7 (25.93%) LTE
9 6 (22.22%) NGN
9 6 (22.22%) Degree
9 6 (22.22%) 3G
9 6 (22.22%) VoIP
9 6 (22.22%) MGCP
9 6 (22.22%) H.323
10 5 (18.52%) 2G
10 5 (18.52%) Nokia
10 5 (18.52%) SharePoint Server
11 4 (14.81%) Computer Science
11 4 (14.81%) Mapinfo
11 4 (14.81%) Windows
11 4 (14.81%) Ericsson

WCDMA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (18.52%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) AutoCAD
1 2 (7.41%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (7.41%) MS Visio
2 1 (3.70%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.70%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 22 (81.48%) UMTS
2 19 (70.37%) GPRS
3 17 (62.96%) Diameter Protocol
3 17 (62.96%) GSM
3 17 (62.96%) SS7
4 15 (55.56%) CDMA
5 8 (29.63%) GGSN
5 8 (29.63%) SGSN
6 7 (25.93%) LTE
7 6 (22.22%) 3G
7 6 (22.22%) H.323
7 6 (22.22%) MGCP
7 6 (22.22%) NGN
7 6 (22.22%) VoIP
8 5 (18.52%) 2G
9 3 (11.11%) 3GPP
9 3 (11.11%) ATM
9 3 (11.11%) Radio Access Network
9 3 (11.11%) UTRAN
9 3 (11.11%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (62.96%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.70%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (3.70%) GIS
General
1 24 (88.89%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.70%) Electronics
2 1 (3.70%) Mandarin Language
2 1 (3.70%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 18 (66.67%) Network Engineer
2 17 (62.96%) Core Network Engineer
3 13 (48.15%) Support Engineer
4 12 (44.44%) Network Support
4 12 (44.44%) Network Support Engineer
5 11 (40.74%) Technical Engineer
5 11 (40.74%) Technical Support
5 11 (40.74%) Technical Support Engineer
6 3 (11.11%) RAN Engineer
7 2 (7.41%) Performance Engineer
7 2 (7.41%) RAN Performance Engineer
8 1 (3.70%) Design Engineer
8 1 (3.70%) Embedded Engineer
8 1 (3.70%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 1 (3.70%) Hardware Architect
8 1 (3.70%) Network Performance Engineer
8 1 (3.70%) Radio Engineer
8 1 (3.70%) RAN Design Engineer
8 1 (3.70%) VHDL Engineer
8 1 (3.70%) VoLTE Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Computer Science
2 3 (11.11%) Algorithms
2 3 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (11.11%) Statistics
3 2 (7.41%) VHDL
4 1 (3.70%) Device Driver
4 1 (3.70%) Driving Licence
4 1 (3.70%) Visualisation
4 1 (3.70%) VLSI
Operating Systems
1 19 (70.37%) Unix
2 17 (62.96%) Solaris
3 4 (14.81%) Windows
4 2 (7.41%) Linux
4 2 (7.41%) Windows 2000
4 2 (7.41%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (11.11%) Network Design
1 3 (11.11%) Network Planning
1 3 (11.11%) Performance Monitoring
2 2 (7.41%) Benchmarking
2 2 (7.41%) Embedded Software Development
2 2 (7.41%) Performance Engineering
2 2 (7.41%) Performance Improvement
2 2 (7.41%) Project Management
2 2 (7.41%) Resource Management
3 1 (3.70%) HOOD
3 1 (3.70%) Performance Management
3 1 (3.70%) Presales
3 1 (3.70%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (3.70%) Service Delivery
3 1 (3.70%) Software Audit
3 1 (3.70%) Software Engineering
3 1 (3.70%) Spatial Analysis
3 1 (3.70%) Statistical Analysis
3 1 (3.70%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.11%) C
1 3 (11.11%) SQL
2 2 (7.41%) C++
2 2 (7.41%) MapBasic
2 2 (7.41%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (22.22%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (33.33%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (11.11%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 19 (70.37%) Sybase
2 17 (62.96%) Oracle
3 8 (29.63%) Huawei
4 5 (18.52%) Nokia
5 4 (14.81%) Ericsson
5 4 (14.81%) Mapinfo
6 3 (11.11%) Anite
7 2 (7.41%) Actix
7 2 (7.41%) Microsoft
8 1 (3.70%) ION Trading