The first table below looks at the demand for WCDMA skills in IT contracts advertised for the England 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 England 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 531 520 539
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +19
Contract jobs citing WCDMA 22 26 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.046% 0.056% 0.036%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.33% 0.41% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 5
Average daily rate
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£263 £375 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £235 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £385 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £310 £313
% change year-on-year
-15.32% -0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
Average hourly rate - £22.50 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -41.55%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £35.50 £36.75
% change year-on-year
- -3.40%
Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
6579 6352 8213
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.73% 13.71% 15.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 3560 3370 3691
Average daily rate £351 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 378 458 625
Average hourly rate £20.00 £24.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.36% +8.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.00 £12.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £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 England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WCDMA across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WCDMA within the England region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014. 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
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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
East of England - 3 £275 -
London - 1 - - 2
WCDMA
UK

WCDMA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 37 (80.43%) Telecoms
2 34 (73.91%) GPRS
2 34 (73.91%) LTE
3 32 (69.57%) GSM
4 25 (54.35%) UMTS
5 17 (36.96%) 3GPP
6 16 (34.78%) CDMA
6 16 (34.78%) Degree
7 12 (26.09%) SMS
7 12 (26.09%) Electronics
8 11 (23.91%) Integration Acceptance Testing
8 11 (23.91%) 3G
9 9 (19.57%) 2G
10 8 (17.39%) Wireless
10 8 (17.39%) 4G
11 7 (15.22%) VoLTE
11 7 (15.22%) Information Management
11 7 (15.22%) Software Engineering
11 7 (15.22%) QA
12 5 (10.87%) Huawei
12 5 (10.87%) HSPA
12 5 (10.87%) ISUP
13 4 (8.70%) Internet
13 4 (8.70%) Risk Management
13 4 (8.70%) ISEB
13 4 (8.70%) Windows
13 4 (8.70%) ATM
13 4 (8.70%) Android
13 4 (8.70%) Resource Management
13 4 (8.70%) Risk Analysis

WCDMA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 34 (73.91%) GPRS
1 34 (73.91%) LTE
2 32 (69.57%) GSM
3 25 (54.35%) UMTS
4 17 (36.96%) 3GPP
5 16 (34.78%) CDMA
6 12 (26.09%) SMS
7 11 (23.91%) 3G
8 9 (19.57%) 2G
9 8 (17.39%) Wireless
9 8 (17.39%) 4G
10 7 (15.22%) VoLTE
11 5 (10.87%) HSPA
11 5 (10.87%) ISUP
12 4 (8.70%) Internet
12 4 (8.70%) ATM
12 4 (8.70%) Wireshark
13 3 (6.52%) SIGTRAN
13 3 (6.52%) SS7
14 2 (4.35%) RTP
Development Applications
1 2 (4.35%) Eclipse
1 2 (4.35%) Git (software)
1 2 (4.35%) GDB
2 1 (2.17%) ClearCase
2 1 (2.17%) ClearQuest
General
1 37 (80.43%) Telecoms
2 12 (26.09%) Electronics
3 4 (8.70%) Multimedia
4 2 (4.35%) Marketing
4 2 (4.35%) Billing
5 1 (2.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (26.09%) Test Engineer
1 12 (26.09%) Integration Engineer
1 12 (26.09%) Architect
2 7 (15.22%) Systems Architect
3 6 (13.04%) Test and Integration Engineer
4 3 (6.52%) Design Engineer
4 3 (6.52%) Lead Architect
4 3 (6.52%) Senior Architect
5 2 (4.35%) Test Manager
5 2 (4.35%) Consultant
5 2 (4.35%) Development Engineer
5 2 (4.35%) Integration Manager
5 2 (4.35%) Senior Integration Engineer
5 2 (4.35%) Hardware Engineer
5 2 (4.35%) Senior Test Engineer
6 1 (2.17%) RF Engineer
6 1 (2.17%) Senior Test Manager
6 1 (2.17%) Senior RF Engineer
6 1 (2.17%) Designer
6 1 (2.17%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.35%) WebRTC
2 1 (2.17%) Dalvik
2 1 (2.17%) WAP
2 1 (2.17%) HTML
2 1 (2.17%) XML
2 1 (2.17%) OpenGL
2 1 (2.17%) SyncML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.52%) Handset
1 3 (6.52%) Blackberry
2 2 (4.35%) Device Driver
2 2 (4.35%) Client/Server
2 2 (4.35%) W3C
2 2 (4.35%) Machine to Machine
3 1 (2.17%) Cryptography
3 1 (2.17%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.17%) Open Source
3 1 (2.17%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.70%) Windows
1 4 (8.70%) Android
2 3 (6.52%) Apple iOS
2 3 (6.52%) Windows Phone
3 1 (2.17%) bada
3 1 (2.17%) UNIX
3 1 (2.17%) Linux
3 1 (2.17%) Windows 2000
3 1 (2.17%) Windows NT
3 1 (2.17%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (23.91%) Integration Acceptance Testing
2 7 (15.22%) Information Management
2 7 (15.22%) Software Engineering
3 4 (8.70%) Risk Management
3 4 (8.70%) Resource Management
3 4 (8.70%) Risk Analysis
3 4 (8.70%) Test Automation
4 3 (6.52%) Black-Box Testing
4 3 (6.52%) Validation
5 2 (4.35%) Regression Testing
5 2 (4.35%) Network Architecture
5 2 (4.35%) Network Management
5 2 (4.35%) Demand Management
5 2 (4.35%) Network Design
6 1 (2.17%) Network Planning
6 1 (2.17%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (2.17%) Pair Programming
6 1 (2.17%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (2.17%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.52%) Java
2 2 (4.35%) Shell Script
2 2 (4.35%) Perl
2 2 (4.35%) C
Qualifications
1 16 (34.78%) Degree
2 4 (8.70%) ISEB
2 4 (8.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (8.70%) ISTQB
3 3 (6.52%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (15.22%) QA
2 2 (4.35%) JTAG
Systems Management
1 2 (4.35%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 5 (10.87%) Huawei
2 2 (4.35%) SGI
2 2 (4.35%) Apple
2 2 (4.35%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 2 (4.35%) Agilent
3 1 (2.17%) Symbian
3 1 (2.17%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.17%) Sybase