The table below looks at the statistics for WCDMA skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WCDMA over the 3 months to 1 May 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wideband Code Division Multiple Access (W-CDMA)
Rank - 153 -
Contract jobs citing WCDMA 0 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West - 0.18% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 1.34% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 0
Average daily rate - £260 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £230 £260 £263
% change year-on-year
-11.53% -0.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £45.00
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 North West region.

Communications & Networking Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
580 521 421
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 14.41% 13.10% 13.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 338 240 176
Average daily rate £375 £338 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 51 33
Average hourly rate £13.50 £17.50 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.85% -38.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.85 £15.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £51.67 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +50.00%

WCDMA
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

WCDMA Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

WCDMA
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

WCDMA Daily Rate Trend in the North West