The first table below looks at the demand for WCDMA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WCDMA over the 3 months to 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Reading region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wideband Code Division Multiple Access (W-CDMA)
Rank 61 75 83
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +8
Contract jobs citing WCDMA 5 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.56% 0.11% 0.084%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.00% 0.42% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £343 £375
% change year-on-year
-23.35% -8.66%
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%
Communications & Networking Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
250 236 425
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 27.93% 24.79% 35.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 86 97
Average daily rate £351 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.45% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £130 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £478 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 13
Average hourly rate £17.50 £23.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.53% +51.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £16.30 £14.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.38
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +4.61%
WCDMA
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WCDMA
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

WCDMA Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

WCDMA
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

WCDMA Daily Rate Trend in Reading

WCDMA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 8 (80.00%) Telecoms
2 7 (70.00%) CDMA
2 7 (70.00%) GPRS
3 6 (60.00%) GSM
3 6 (60.00%) QA
4 4 (40.00%) Wireless
5 3 (30.00%) Huawei
5 3 (30.00%) 2G
5 3 (30.00%) 3G
5 3 (30.00%) Windows
5 3 (30.00%) 3GPP
5 3 (30.00%) UMTS
5 3 (30.00%) ATM
5 3 (30.00%) HSPA
5 3 (30.00%) LTE
6 2 (20.00%) Windows Phone
6 2 (20.00%) Android
6 2 (20.00%) Apple iOS
6 2 (20.00%) Client/Server
6 2 (20.00%) Apple
6 2 (20.00%) Internet
6 2 (20.00%) VoIP
6 2 (20.00%) Blackberry
6 2 (20.00%) Validation
6 2 (20.00%) Device Driver
6 2 (20.00%) Handset
6 2 (20.00%) Marketing
6 2 (20.00%) Degree
6 2 (20.00%) Wireshark
6 2 (20.00%) Multimedia

WCDMA
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 7 (70.00%) CDMA
1 7 (70.00%) GPRS
2 6 (60.00%) GSM
3 4 (40.00%) Wireless
4 3 (30.00%) 2G
4 3 (30.00%) 3G
4 3 (30.00%) 3GPP
4 3 (30.00%) UMTS
4 3 (30.00%) HSPA
4 3 (30.00%) LTE
4 3 (30.00%) ATM
5 2 (20.00%) VoIP
5 2 (20.00%) Internet
5 2 (20.00%) Wireshark
6 1 (10.00%) SIGTRAN
6 1 (10.00%) WiMAX
6 1 (10.00%) RTP
6 1 (10.00%) SS7
6 1 (10.00%) Megaco
6 1 (10.00%) ISUP
General
1 8 (80.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (20.00%) Multimedia
2 2 (20.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Architect
2 2 (20.00%) Lead Architect
2 2 (20.00%) Senior Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Design Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Client/Server
1 2 (20.00%) Blackberry
1 2 (20.00%) Device Driver
1 2 (20.00%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Windows
2 2 (20.00%) Android
2 2 (20.00%) Apple iOS
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Phone
3 1 (10.00%) Windows 2000
3 1 (10.00%) Windows NT
3 1 (10.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) Validation
2 1 (10.00%) Network Planning
2 1 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (10.00%) Regression Testing
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (60.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Huawei
2 2 (20.00%) Apple
3 1 (10.00%) Sybase
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft