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 4 September 2015 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wideband Code Division Multiple Access (W-CDMA)
Rank - - 131
Contract jobs citing WCDMA 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West - - 0.035%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £228 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-39.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £35.50
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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
546 451 371
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 12.54% 14.72% 13.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 303 232 180
Average daily rate £385 £300 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.33% -1.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £200 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £486 £444 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 42 48
Average hourly rate £17.33 £22.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.97% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £14.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 £45.00 £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £23.50 £23.21
% change year-on-year
-8.40% +1.24%

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
Top 17 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 1 (100.00%) GPRS
1 1 (100.00%) GSM
1 1 (100.00%) Nortel
1 1 (100.00%) Ericsson
1 1 (100.00%) 3G
1 1 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (100.00%) 2G
1 1 (100.00%) Network Design
1 1 (100.00%) Huawei
1 1 (100.00%) Resource Management
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Management
1 1 (100.00%) HSPA
1 1 (100.00%) LTE
1 1 (100.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
1 1 (100.00%) 4G
1 1 (100.00%) Radio Access Network

WCDMA
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 1 (100.00%) GPRS
1 1 (100.00%) GSM
1 1 (100.00%) 3G
1 1 (100.00%) 2G
1 1 (100.00%) HSPA
1 1 (100.00%) LTE
1 1 (100.00%) 4G
1 1 (100.00%) Radio Access Network
General
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) RAN Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) RAN Performance Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (100.00%) Network Design
1 1 (100.00%) Resource Management
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Management
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Nortel
1 1 (100.00%) Ericsson
1 1 (100.00%) Huawei
1 1 (100.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks