The table below looks at the statistics 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 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wideband Code Division Multiple Access (W-CDMA)
Rank 604 556 539
Rank change year-on-year
-48 -17
Contract jobs citing WCDMA 8 26 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.015% 0.052% 0.071%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.11% 0.35% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 4
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£228 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-39.33% -3.22%
UK excluding London average daily rate £228 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
-35.00% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £26.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +15.55%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £35.50
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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 England region.

Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7567 7483 6566
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.03% 14.86% 13.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 4383 4125 3639
Average daily rate £375 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 489 409 381
Average hourly rate £21.53 £21.63 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.46% -3.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £40.29
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 August 2015. 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
South East -38 5 £228 -
London +4 3 - - 2
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WCDMA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 12 (80.00%) GSM
2 11 (73.33%) GPRS
3 10 (66.67%) Telecoms
4 9 (60.00%) LTE
5 8 (53.33%) 3GPP
6 7 (46.67%) UMTS
7 6 (40.00%) HSPA
8 4 (26.67%) Degree
8 4 (26.67%) Radio Access Network
8 4 (26.67%) Oracle Database
8 4 (26.67%) Diameter Protocol
8 4 (26.67%) SLA
8 4 (26.67%) Oracle
8 4 (26.67%) Sybase
8 4 (26.67%) UNIX
8 4 (26.67%) Solaris
8 4 (26.67%) SS7
9 3 (20.00%) CA
9 3 (20.00%) 3G
9 3 (20.00%) Benchmarking
9 3 (20.00%) Wireless
9 3 (20.00%) C
9 3 (20.00%) Iperf
9 3 (20.00%) VoLTE
9 3 (20.00%) Computer Science
9 3 (20.00%) GGSN
9 3 (20.00%) SGSN
9 3 (20.00%) NFC
10 2 (13.33%) Huawei
10 2 (13.33%) SharePoint Server

WCDMA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (13.33%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 12 (80.00%) GSM
2 11 (73.33%) GPRS
3 9 (60.00%) LTE
4 8 (53.33%) 3GPP
5 7 (46.67%) UMTS
6 6 (40.00%) HSPA
7 4 (26.67%) Radio Access Network
7 4 (26.67%) Diameter Protocol
7 4 (26.67%) SS7
8 3 (20.00%) Wireless
8 3 (20.00%) 3G
8 3 (20.00%) VoLTE
8 3 (20.00%) GGSN
8 3 (20.00%) SGSN
8 3 (20.00%) NFC
9 2 (13.33%) 4G
9 2 (13.33%) WLAN
9 2 (13.33%) CDMA
9 2 (13.33%) HSDPA
9 2 (13.33%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) ClearCase
General
1 10 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.67%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Test Engineer
1 4 (26.67%) Senior Test Engineer
1 4 (26.67%) RAN Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Performance Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) RAN Performance Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Technical Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Technical Support
2 2 (13.33%) Support Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Technical Support Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Tester
3 1 (6.67%) Developer
3 1 (6.67%) Network Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Integration Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Senior Tester
3 1 (6.67%) Senior RAN Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Test and Integration Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Senior Integration Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Core Network Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Development Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (13.33%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (13.33%) Handset
2 2 (13.33%) Algorithms
3 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (26.67%) UNIX
1 4 (26.67%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) Benchmarking
2 2 (13.33%) Configuration Management
2 2 (13.33%) Network Design
2 2 (13.33%) Resource Management
2 2 (13.33%) Performance Management
3 1 (6.67%) Signal Processing
3 1 (6.67%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (6.67%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (6.67%) Performance Testing
3 1 (6.67%) Integration Acceptance Testing
3 1 (6.67%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) C
2 2 (13.33%) VC++
2 2 (13.33%) Python
2 2 (13.33%) Embedded C
3 1 (6.67%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (26.67%) SLA
2 1 (6.67%) JTAG
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) Iperf
2 2 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) Oracle
1 4 (26.67%) Sybase
2 3 (20.00%) CA
3 2 (13.33%) Ericsson
3 2 (13.33%) Nortel
3 2 (13.33%) Huawei
3 2 (13.33%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 1 (6.67%) Nokia
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