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 31 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wideband Code Division Multiple Access (W-CDMA)
Rank 542 510 546
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +36
Contract jobs citing WCDMA 24 29 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.049% 0.062% 0.036%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.35% 0.45% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 2
Average daily rate
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£269 £381 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.50% +10.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £253 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £388 £369
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £343 £344
% change year-on-year
-23.35% -0.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
Average hourly rate - £19.00 £44.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -57.06%
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
6885 6381 8286
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.93% 13.70% 15.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 3732 3407 3763
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 381 426 653
Average hourly rate £20.00 £24.50 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.36% +4.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.50 £12.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%
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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 31 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
(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
South East -16 15 - - 1
East of England - 3 £275 -
London - 1 - - 2
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WCDMA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 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 36 (76.60%) Telecoms
1 36 (76.60%) LTE
2 33 (70.21%) GSM
3 32 (68.09%) GPRS
4 23 (48.94%) UMTS
5 18 (38.30%) 3GPP
6 15 (31.91%) CDMA
6 15 (31.91%) Degree
7 11 (23.40%) Electronics
7 11 (23.40%) SMS
8 10 (21.28%) Integration Acceptance Testing
8 10 (21.28%) 3G
9 8 (17.02%) 2G
9 8 (17.02%) Wireless
9 8 (17.02%) 4G
10 7 (14.89%) QA
10 7 (14.89%) Software Engineering
10 7 (14.89%) Information Management
10 7 (14.89%) VoLTE
11 5 (10.64%) Huawei
11 5 (10.64%) HSPA
11 5 (10.64%) Test Automation
11 5 (10.64%) ISUP
12 4 (8.51%) Risk Management
12 4 (8.51%) Internet
12 4 (8.51%) Windows
12 4 (8.51%) Android
12 4 (8.51%) Risk Analysis
12 4 (8.51%) Resource Management
12 4 (8.51%) Wireshark

WCDMA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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.

Applications
1 2 (4.26%) MS Office
2 1 (2.13%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.13%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 36 (76.60%) LTE
2 33 (70.21%) GSM
3 32 (68.09%) GPRS
4 23 (48.94%) UMTS
5 18 (38.30%) 3GPP
6 15 (31.91%) CDMA
7 11 (23.40%) SMS
8 10 (21.28%) 3G
9 8 (17.02%) Wireless
9 8 (17.02%) 2G
9 8 (17.02%) 4G
10 7 (14.89%) VoLTE
11 5 (10.64%) HSPA
11 5 (10.64%) ISUP
12 4 (8.51%) Wireshark
12 4 (8.51%) Internet
13 3 (6.38%) ATM
13 3 (6.38%) SIGTRAN
13 3 (6.38%) SS7
14 2 (4.26%) Megaco
Development Applications
1 2 (4.26%) Eclipse
1 2 (4.26%) Git (software)
1 2 (4.26%) GDB
2 1 (2.13%) ClearQuest
2 1 (2.13%) ClearCase
General
1 36 (76.60%) Telecoms
2 11 (23.40%) Electronics
3 4 (8.51%) Multimedia
4 2 (4.26%) Billing
4 2 (4.26%) Marketing
5 1 (2.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (23.40%) Architect
1 11 (23.40%) Test Engineer
1 11 (23.40%) Integration Engineer
2 7 (14.89%) Systems Architect
3 6 (12.77%) Test and Integration Engineer
4 3 (6.38%) Hardware Engineer
4 3 (6.38%) Design Engineer
5 2 (4.26%) Integration Manager
5 2 (4.26%) Test Manager
5 2 (4.26%) Consultant
5 2 (4.26%) Senior Test Engineer
5 2 (4.26%) Lead Architect
5 2 (4.26%) Senior Integration Engineer
5 2 (4.26%) Senior Architect
5 2 (4.26%) Development Engineer
6 1 (2.13%) RAN Engineer
6 1 (2.13%) Designer
6 1 (2.13%) RF Engineer
6 1 (2.13%) Senior Test Manager
6 1 (2.13%) Senior RF Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.26%) WebRTC
2 1 (2.13%) Dalvik
2 1 (2.13%) HTML
2 1 (2.13%) XML
2 1 (2.13%) WAP
2 1 (2.13%) OpenGL
2 1 (2.13%) SyncML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.38%) Blackberry
1 3 (6.38%) Handset
2 2 (4.26%) Device Driver
2 2 (4.26%) Client/Server
2 2 (4.26%) W3C
2 2 (4.26%) Machine to Machine
3 1 (2.13%) Streaming Video
3 1 (2.13%) Cryptography
3 1 (2.13%) Open Source
3 1 (2.13%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.51%) Windows
1 4 (8.51%) Android
2 3 (6.38%) Apple iOS
2 3 (6.38%) Windows Phone
3 1 (2.13%) bada
3 1 (2.13%) Linux
3 1 (2.13%) Windows 2000
3 1 (2.13%) Windows NT
3 1 (2.13%) VxWorks
3 1 (2.13%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (21.28%) Integration Acceptance Testing
2 7 (14.89%) Information Management
2 7 (14.89%) Software Engineering
3 5 (10.64%) Test Automation
4 4 (8.51%) Resource Management
4 4 (8.51%) Risk Analysis
4 4 (8.51%) Risk Management
5 3 (6.38%) Validation
5 3 (6.38%) Black-Box Testing
6 2 (4.26%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (4.26%) Network Architecture
6 2 (4.26%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (4.26%) Network Management
6 2 (4.26%) Demand Management
6 2 (4.26%) Network Design
6 2 (4.26%) Regression Testing
7 1 (2.13%) Network Planning
7 1 (2.13%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (2.13%) Pair Programming
7 1 (2.13%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.38%) Java
1 3 (6.38%) Perl
2 2 (4.26%) SQL
2 2 (4.26%) Shell Script
2 2 (4.26%) C
Qualifications
1 15 (31.91%) Degree
2 3 (6.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (6.38%) PhD
2 3 (6.38%) ISEB
2 3 (6.38%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (14.89%) QA
2 2 (4.26%) JTAG
Systems Management
1 2 (4.26%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 5 (10.64%) Huawei
2 2 (4.26%) Agilent
2 2 (4.26%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 2 (4.26%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.26%) Apple
2 2 (4.26%) Mapinfo
2 2 (4.26%) SGI
3 1 (2.13%) Sybase
3 1 (2.13%) Symbian
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