The table below looks at the statistics for WCDMA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WCDMA over the 3 months to 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wideband Code Division Multiple Access (W-CDMA)
Rank 77 50 73
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +23
Contract jobs citing WCDMA 1 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.12% 0.62% 0.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.75% 3.57% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £381 £283
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +34.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £35.50 £41.25
% change year-on-year
- -13.93%
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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 Hertfordshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
134 84 232
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 15.91% 17.36% 23.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 19 75
Average daily rate £335 £283 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.58% -22.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £151 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £408 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 6 7
Average hourly rate £20.00 £15.53 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.82% -13.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.55 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.08 £26.00 £20.09
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

WCDMA
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WCDMA across the Hertfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

WCDMA Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

WCDMA
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WCDMA across the Hertfordshire region.

WCDMA Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

WCDMA
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WCDMA across the Hertfordshire region.

WCDMA Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

WCDMA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 3 (100.00%) UMTS
1 3 (100.00%) LTE
2 2 (66.67%) C
2 2 (66.67%) Java
2 2 (66.67%) Wireless
2 2 (66.67%) Multimedia
3 1 (33.33%) Cryptography
3 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) JTAG
3 1 (33.33%) Android
3 1 (33.33%) Electronics
3 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (33.33%) Validation
3 1 (33.33%) Handset
3 1 (33.33%) Streaming Video
3 1 (33.33%) ASN.1
3 1 (33.33%) Pair Programming
3 1 (33.33%) XML
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (33.33%) ClearCase
3 1 (33.33%) Eclipse
3 1 (33.33%) Bluetooth
3 1 (33.33%) CDMA
3 1 (33.33%) GPRS
3 1 (33.33%) GSM
3 1 (33.33%) SMS
3 1 (33.33%) Symbian
3 1 (33.33%) 3GPP

WCDMA
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 3 (100.00%) UMTS
1 3 (100.00%) LTE
2 2 (66.67%) Wireless
3 1 (33.33%) ASN.1
3 1 (33.33%) WLAN
3 1 (33.33%) FTP
3 1 (33.33%) HTTP
3 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (33.33%) RTP
3 1 (33.33%) Bluetooth
3 1 (33.33%) CDMA
3 1 (33.33%) GPRS
3 1 (33.33%) GSM
3 1 (33.33%) SMS
3 1 (33.33%) 3GPP
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) ClearCase
1 1 (33.33%) Eclipse
1 1 (33.33%) ClearQuest
1 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 1 (33.33%) GDB
General
1 2 (66.67%) Multimedia
2 1 (33.33%) Electronics
2 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Software Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Test Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Test Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Integration Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Test and Integration Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) HTML
1 1 (33.33%) XML
1 1 (33.33%) WAP
1 1 (33.33%) OpenGL
1 1 (33.33%) SyncML
1 1 (33.33%) Dalvik
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Blackberry
1 1 (33.33%) Handset
1 1 (33.33%) Streaming Video
1 1 (33.33%) Cryptography
1 1 (33.33%) Open Source
1 1 (33.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
1 1 (33.33%) VxWorks
1 1 (33.33%) Android
1 1 (33.33%) bada
1 1 (33.33%) Apple iOS
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Validation
1 1 (33.33%) Pair Programming
1 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
1 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
1 1 (33.33%) Black-Box Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C
1 2 (66.67%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) JTAG
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Symbian