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 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wideband Code Division Multiple Access (W-CDMA)
Rank 553 519 538
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +19
Contract jobs citing WCDMA 26 33 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.052% 0.068% 0.039%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.36% 0.50% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 3
Average daily rate
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£375 £388 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +24.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £270 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £388 £355
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £313
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +9.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 4
Average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £44.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.84% -57.06%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £35.50 £36.75
% change year-on-year
- -3.40%
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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
7287 6633 8388
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.55% 13.66% 15.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 3987 3673 3880
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £200 £200
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 399 387 659
Average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.88% -2.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £12.71
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.80 £40.57 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.88 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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
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 20 August 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WCDMA within the England region over the 3 months to 20 August 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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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 -10 14 - - 1
South West -25 7 £400 -
East of England - 3 £275 -
London - 2 - -
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WCDMA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 34 (80.95%) LTE
2 31 (73.81%) Telecoms
3 28 (66.67%) GSM
4 24 (57.14%) GPRS
5 16 (38.10%) 3GPP
6 13 (30.95%) UMTS
7 12 (28.57%) Degree
8 11 (26.19%) CDMA
9 8 (19.05%) 3G
9 8 (19.05%) Electronics
10 7 (16.67%) Software Engineering
10 7 (16.67%) QA
10 7 (16.67%) Information Management
10 7 (16.67%) Test Automation
10 7 (16.67%) 4G
10 7 (16.67%) Wireless
11 6 (14.29%) 2G
11 6 (14.29%) Integration Acceptance Testing
11 6 (14.29%) Perl
11 6 (14.29%) SMS
11 6 (14.29%) VoLTE
12 4 (9.52%) Multimedia
12 4 (9.52%) Wireshark
12 4 (9.52%) Resource Management
12 4 (9.52%) HSPA
12 4 (9.52%) Internet
13 3 (7.14%) Mapinfo
13 3 (7.14%) SQL
13 3 (7.14%) MS Office
13 3 (7.14%) Windows

WCDMA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 3 (7.14%) MS Office
2 2 (4.76%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.76%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 34 (80.95%) LTE
2 28 (66.67%) GSM
3 24 (57.14%) GPRS
4 16 (38.10%) 3GPP
5 13 (30.95%) UMTS
6 11 (26.19%) CDMA
7 8 (19.05%) 3G
8 7 (16.67%) 4G
8 7 (16.67%) Wireless
9 6 (14.29%) 2G
9 6 (14.29%) SMS
9 6 (14.29%) VoLTE
10 4 (9.52%) HSPA
10 4 (9.52%) Internet
10 4 (9.52%) Wireshark
11 3 (7.14%) Radio Access Network
11 3 (7.14%) HSUPA
11 3 (7.14%) HSDPA
11 3 (7.14%) ISUP
12 2 (4.76%) SCCP
Development Applications
1 1 (2.38%) ClearCase
1 1 (2.38%) Eclipse
1 1 (2.38%) ClearQuest
1 1 (2.38%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.38%) GDB
General
1 31 (73.81%) Telecoms
2 8 (19.05%) Electronics
3 4 (9.52%) Multimedia
4 3 (7.14%) Finance
5 2 (4.76%) Billing
5 2 (4.76%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (21.43%) Architect
2 8 (19.05%) Test Engineer
2 8 (19.05%) Integration Engineer
3 7 (16.67%) Systems Architect
4 6 (14.29%) Hardware Engineer
5 5 (11.90%) Development Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Test and Integration Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Design Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Senior Integration Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) RAN Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Senior Test Engineer
8 1 (2.38%) Tester
8 1 (2.38%) Software Engineer
8 1 (2.38%) Consultant
8 1 (2.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 1 (2.38%) Designer
8 1 (2.38%) Mobile Tester
8 1 (2.38%) RF Engineer
8 1 (2.38%) Senior RF Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.38%) HTML
1 1 (2.38%) XML
1 1 (2.38%) WAP
1 1 (2.38%) OpenGL
1 1 (2.38%) SyncML
1 1 (2.38%) WebRTC
1 1 (2.38%) Dalvik
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.14%) Blackberry
1 3 (7.14%) Handset
2 2 (4.76%) Device Driver
2 2 (4.76%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.38%) W3C
3 1 (2.38%) Streaming Video
3 1 (2.38%) Cryptography
3 1 (2.38%) Open Source
3 1 (2.38%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.38%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.14%) Windows
1 3 (7.14%) Android
1 3 (7.14%) Apple iOS
1 3 (7.14%) Windows Phone
2 1 (2.38%) bada
2 1 (2.38%) Linux
2 1 (2.38%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (16.67%) Information Management
1 7 (16.67%) Software Engineering
1 7 (16.67%) Test Automation
2 6 (14.29%) Integration Acceptance Testing
3 4 (9.52%) Resource Management
4 3 (7.14%) Validation
4 3 (7.14%) Performance Monitoring
4 3 (7.14%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (4.76%) Network Management
5 2 (4.76%) Risk Management
5 2 (4.76%) Risk Analysis
5 2 (4.76%) Network Design
6 1 (2.38%) Network Planning
6 1 (2.38%) Pair Programming
6 1 (2.38%) Regression Testing
6 1 (2.38%) Network Architecture
6 1 (2.38%) Demand Management
6 1 (2.38%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (2.38%) Black-Box Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (14.29%) Perl
2 3 (7.14%) SQL
3 2 (4.76%) C
3 2 (4.76%) Java
4 1 (2.38%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 12 (28.57%) Degree
2 3 (7.14%) PhD
3 2 (4.76%) ISEB
3 2 (4.76%) ISTQB
3 2 (4.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (16.67%) QA
2 1 (2.38%) JTAG
Systems Management
1 2 (4.76%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 3 (7.14%) Mapinfo
2 2 (4.76%) SGI
2 2 (4.76%) Huawei
2 2 (4.76%) Agilent
2 2 (4.76%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 2 (4.76%) Apple
3 1 (2.38%) Symbian
3 1 (2.38%) Microsoft