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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wideband Code Division Multiple Access (W-CDMA)
Rank - 128 -
Contract jobs citing WCDMA 0 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West - 0.035% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 0.26% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £313
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +9.60%
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%
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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 North West region.

Communications & Networking Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
448 383 518
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 14.29% 13.23% 15.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 179 181
Average daily rate £300 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £201 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 43 57
Average hourly rate £22.50 £29.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.41% +45.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.15 £14.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.88 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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