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 25 August 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wideband Code Division Multiple Access (W-CDMA)
Rank 627 628 581
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -47
Contract jobs citing WCDMA 8 1 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.016% 0.002% 0.051%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.10% 0.013% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 6
Median daily rate £288 £180 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+59.72% -52.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £180 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £180 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £279 £180 £350
% change year-on-year
+54.86% -48.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £26.00
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
7887 7492 7543
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 15.66% 14.14% 14.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 4879 4355 4121
Median daily rate £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £235 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £515 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 375 468 428
Median hourly rate £29.75 £21.53 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.21% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.96 £12.35 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.65 £47.83 £43.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £21.53 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+64.92% -2.15%

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 25 August 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 25 August 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
London - 3 £500 -
South East +9 2 £270 +50.00%
Midlands - 1 £288 -
South West - 1 - -
WCDMA
UK

WCDMA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 August 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 12 (85.71%) Telecoms
2 8 (57.14%) GSM
2 8 (57.14%) UMTS
3 7 (50.00%) CDMA
3 7 (50.00%) 3G
3 7 (50.00%) LTE
4 6 (42.86%) GPRS
4 6 (42.86%) Sybase
4 6 (42.86%) Unix
4 6 (42.86%) 2G
5 5 (35.71%) Huawei
6 4 (28.57%) Oracle Database
6 4 (28.57%) Diameter Protocol
6 4 (28.57%) SS7
6 4 (28.57%) Solaris
6 4 (28.57%) Oracle
6 4 (28.57%) UTRAN
6 4 (28.57%) Nokia
6 4 (28.57%) Mapinfo
7 3 (21.43%) 3GPP
7 3 (21.43%) Ericsson
7 3 (21.43%) ATM
7 3 (21.43%) Windows
7 3 (21.43%) C
7 3 (21.43%) Wireless
7 3 (21.43%) Network Planning
7 3 (21.43%) Algorithms
7 3 (21.43%) VoWiFi
7 3 (21.43%) Performance Monitoring
7 3 (21.43%) VoLTE

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 1 (7.14%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) AutoCAD
1 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
1 1 (7.14%) MS Office
1 1 (7.14%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (7.14%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 8 (57.14%) GSM
1 8 (57.14%) UMTS
2 7 (50.00%) 3G
2 7 (50.00%) CDMA
2 7 (50.00%) LTE
3 6 (42.86%) 2G
3 6 (42.86%) GPRS
4 4 (28.57%) Diameter Protocol
4 4 (28.57%) SS7
4 4 (28.57%) UTRAN
5 3 (21.43%) 3GPP
5 3 (21.43%) ATM
5 3 (21.43%) GGSN
5 3 (21.43%) Radio Access Network
5 3 (21.43%) SGSN
5 3 (21.43%) VoLTE
5 3 (21.43%) VoWiFi
5 3 (21.43%) Wireless
6 2 (14.29%) H.323
6 2 (14.29%) NGN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) Oracle Database
2 1 (7.14%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (7.14%) Data Mining
2 1 (7.14%) GIS
General
1 12 (85.71%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.14%) Electronics
2 1 (7.14%) French Language
2 1 (7.14%) Mandarin Language
2 1 (7.14%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Network Engineer
2 5 (35.71%) Core Network Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) RAN Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Network Support
4 2 (14.29%) Network Support Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Performance Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) RAN Performance Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Support Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Technical Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Technical Support
4 2 (14.29%) Technical Support Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Design Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Network Performance Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Software Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Technical Architect
5 1 (7.14%) UTRAN Expert
5 1 (7.14%) VHDL Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) VoLTE Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Algorithms
2 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (14.29%) Statistics
2 2 (14.29%) VHDL
3 1 (7.14%) Device Driver
3 1 (7.14%) Driving Licence
3 1 (7.14%) Visualisation
3 1 (7.14%) VLSI
Operating Systems
1 6 (42.86%) Unix
2 4 (28.57%) Solaris
3 3 (21.43%) Windows
4 2 (14.29%) Windows 2000
4 2 (14.29%) Windows NT
5 1 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) Network Planning
1 3 (21.43%) Performance Monitoring
2 2 (14.29%) Embedded Software Development
2 2 (14.29%) Network Design
2 2 (14.29%) Performance Engineering
2 2 (14.29%) Performance Improvement
2 2 (14.29%) Performance Management
2 2 (14.29%) Resource Management
3 1 (7.14%) Benchmarking
3 1 (7.14%) Network Optimisation
3 1 (7.14%) Presales
3 1 (7.14%) Project Management
3 1 (7.14%) Project Planning
3 1 (7.14%) Radio Network Optimisation
3 1 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
3 1 (7.14%) Software Audit
3 1 (7.14%) Software Engineering
3 1 (7.14%) Spatial Analysis
3 1 (7.14%) Statistical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) C
2 2 (14.29%) C++
2 2 (14.29%) SQL
3 1 (7.14%) MapBasic
3 1 (7.14%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) Sybase
2 5 (35.71%) Huawei
3 4 (28.57%) Mapinfo
3 4 (28.57%) Nokia
3 4 (28.57%) Oracle
4 3 (21.43%) Ericsson
5 2 (14.29%) Actix
5 2 (14.29%) Anite
5 2 (14.29%) Microsoft