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 8 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wideband Code Division Multiple Access (W-CDMA)
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing WCDMA 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West - - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate - - £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 North West region.

Communications & Networking Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
599 437 359
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.78% 13.59% 13.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 341 218 171
Average daily rate £400 £346 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.52% +2.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £222 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £459 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 39 25
Average hourly rate £16.84 £18.13 £15.09
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.11% +20.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £38.50 £31.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +23.80%

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