The table below looks at the statistics for WCDMA skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WCDMA over the 3 months to 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wideband Code Division Multiple Access (W-CDMA)
Rank 402 414 403
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -11
Contract jobs citing WCDMA 6 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.028% 0.005% 0.018%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.22% 0.035% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 4
Average daily rate - - £113
UK excluding London average daily rate £230 - £283
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £42.50
WCDMA
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Communications & Networking Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
2692 2829 2735
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.71% 13.34% 12.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1741 1841 1745
Average daily rate £423 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.03% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 80 74
Average hourly rate £24.23 £19.75 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.68% +16.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.12 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £30.00 £33.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

WCDMA
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

WCDMA Jobs Demand Trend in London

WCDMA
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

WCDMA Daily Rate Trend in London

WCDMA
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

WCDMA Hourly Rate Trend in London

WCDMA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 9 (100.00%) GPRS
1 9 (100.00%) GSM
2 7 (77.78%) Telecoms
3 6 (66.67%) NGN
3 6 (66.67%) Degree
3 6 (66.67%) Computer Science
3 6 (66.67%) MGCP
3 6 (66.67%) SS7
3 6 (66.67%) H.323
3 6 (66.67%) Oracle
3 6 (66.67%) Sybase
3 6 (66.67%) Unix
3 6 (66.67%) Solaris
3 6 (66.67%) CDMA
3 6 (66.67%) UMTS
3 6 (66.67%) VoIP
3 6 (66.67%) SLA
3 6 (66.67%) Oracle Database
3 6 (66.67%) Diameter Protocol
4 3 (33.33%) VoWiFi
4 3 (33.33%) VoLTE
4 3 (33.33%) Iperf
4 3 (33.33%) CA
4 3 (33.33%) Benchmarking
4 3 (33.33%) 3GPP
4 3 (33.33%) NFC
4 3 (33.33%) HSPA
4 3 (33.33%) LTE
5 2 (22.22%) Handset
5 2 (22.22%) Wireshark

WCDMA
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 9 (100.00%) GPRS
1 9 (100.00%) GSM
2 6 (66.67%) CDMA
2 6 (66.67%) Diameter Protocol
2 6 (66.67%) H.323
2 6 (66.67%) MGCP
2 6 (66.67%) NGN
2 6 (66.67%) SS7
2 6 (66.67%) UMTS
2 6 (66.67%) VoIP
3 3 (33.33%) 3GPP
3 3 (33.33%) HSPA
3 3 (33.33%) LTE
3 3 (33.33%) NFC
3 3 (33.33%) VoLTE
3 3 (33.33%) VoWiFi
4 2 (22.22%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (66.67%) Oracle Database
General
1 7 (77.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Core Network Engineer
1 6 (66.67%) Network Engineer
1 6 (66.67%) Network Support
1 6 (66.67%) Network Support Engineer
1 6 (66.67%) Support Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) Senior Test Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) Test Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Penetration Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Telecoms Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Telecoms Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Telecoms Test Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 6 (66.67%) Computer Science
2 2 (22.22%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 6 (66.67%) Solaris
1 6 (66.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Benchmarking
2 2 (22.22%) Defect Management
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Testing
Qualifications
1 6 (66.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (66.67%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) Iperf
2 2 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Oracle
1 6 (66.67%) Sybase
2 3 (33.33%) CA