The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 Hertfordshire 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 58 - 70
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing WCDMA 3 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.44% - 0.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.68% - 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate
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£275 - £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £343 £344
% change year-on-year
-23.35% -0.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £35.50 £36.75
% change year-on-year
- -3.40%
Communications & Networking Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
112 98 211
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 16.59% 16.14% 22.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 26 54
Average daily rate £275 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 10 8
Average hourly rate £23.00 £26.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.53% +100.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.55 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.50 £32.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%
WCDMA
East of England

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
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WCDMA within the Hertfordshire 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
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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
Stevenage - 1 £275 -
WCDMA
East of England

WCDMA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 4 (100.00%) UMTS
1 4 (100.00%) LTE
2 2 (50.00%) C
2 2 (50.00%) Multimedia
2 2 (50.00%) Degree
2 2 (50.00%) Java
2 2 (50.00%) GPRS
2 2 (50.00%) GSM
2 2 (50.00%) SMS
2 2 (50.00%) Wireless
2 2 (50.00%) Electronics
2 2 (50.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (25.00%) Validation
3 1 (25.00%) Handset
3 1 (25.00%) Streaming Video
3 1 (25.00%) ASN.1
3 1 (25.00%) Symbian
3 1 (25.00%) 3GPP
3 1 (25.00%) XML
3 1 (25.00%) Windows
3 1 (25.00%) Linux
3 1 (25.00%) ClearCase
3 1 (25.00%) Eclipse
3 1 (25.00%) Bluetooth
3 1 (25.00%) CDMA
3 1 (25.00%) WLAN
3 1 (25.00%) WAP
3 1 (25.00%) FTP
3 1 (25.00%) HTTP
3 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP

WCDMA
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 4 (100.00%) UMTS
1 4 (100.00%) LTE
2 2 (50.00%) Wireless
2 2 (50.00%) GPRS
2 2 (50.00%) GSM
2 2 (50.00%) SMS
3 1 (25.00%) 3GPP
3 1 (25.00%) WLAN
3 1 (25.00%) FTP
3 1 (25.00%) HTTP
3 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (25.00%) RTP
3 1 (25.00%) ASN.1
3 1 (25.00%) Bluetooth
3 1 (25.00%) CDMA
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) ClearCase
1 1 (25.00%) Eclipse
1 1 (25.00%) ClearQuest
1 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (25.00%) GDB
General
1 2 (50.00%) Electronics
1 2 (50.00%) Telecoms
1 2 (50.00%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Test Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Integration Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Test and Integration Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Integration Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Test Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) HTML
1 1 (25.00%) XML
1 1 (25.00%) WAP
1 1 (25.00%) OpenGL
1 1 (25.00%) SyncML
1 1 (25.00%) Dalvik
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Blackberry
1 1 (25.00%) Handset
1 1 (25.00%) Streaming Video
1 1 (25.00%) Cryptography
1 1 (25.00%) Open Source
1 1 (25.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
1 1 (25.00%) VxWorks
1 1 (25.00%) Android
1 1 (25.00%) bada
1 1 (25.00%) Apple iOS
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Integration Acceptance Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Validation
1 1 (25.00%) Pair Programming
1 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (25.00%) Black-Box Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) C
1 2 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (25.00%) ISEB
2 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) JTAG
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Symbian