The table below looks at the statistics 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 10 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wideband Code Division Multiple Access (W-CDMA)
Rank 74 - 72
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing WCDMA 2 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.20% - 0.60%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.71% - 2.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £230 - £283
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £42.50
WCDMA
Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Reading region.

Communications & Networking Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
283 187 243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 28.73% 21.35% 24.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 90 88
Average daily rate £363 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +9.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £115 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 2 16
Average hourly rate £45.00 £21.50 £180.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+109.30% -88.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 10 February 2016, 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 4 (100.00%) GSM
1 4 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (50.00%) MGCP
2 2 (50.00%) SS7
2 2 (50.00%) H.323
2 2 (50.00%) UMTS
2 2 (50.00%) VoIP
2 2 (50.00%) SLA
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle
2 2 (50.00%) Sybase
2 2 (50.00%) Unix
2 2 (50.00%) Solaris
2 2 (50.00%) CDMA
2 2 (50.00%) GPRS
2 2 (50.00%) Network Planning
2 2 (50.00%) Huawei
2 2 (50.00%) NGN
2 2 (50.00%) Degree
2 2 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (50.00%) HSPA
2 2 (50.00%) LTE
2 2 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (50.00%) Diameter Protocol
3 1 (25.00%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (25.00%) WiMAX
3 1 (25.00%) Ericsson
3 1 (25.00%) Nokia
3 1 (25.00%) 3G
3 1 (25.00%) Wireless

WCDMA
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 4 (100.00%) GSM
2 2 (50.00%) CDMA
2 2 (50.00%) Diameter Protocol
2 2 (50.00%) GPRS
2 2 (50.00%) H.323
2 2 (50.00%) HSPA
2 2 (50.00%) LTE
2 2 (50.00%) MGCP
2 2 (50.00%) NGN
2 2 (50.00%) SS7
2 2 (50.00%) UMTS
2 2 (50.00%) VoIP
3 1 (25.00%) 2G
3 1 (25.00%) 3G
3 1 (25.00%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (25.00%) WiMAX
3 1 (25.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle Database
General
1 4 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Network Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Support Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Technical Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Technical Support
1 2 (50.00%) Technical Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Core Network Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) LTE Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Network Optimisation Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Network Support
2 1 (25.00%) Network Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Optimisation Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Radio Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Radio Network Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Radio Network Optimisation Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Solaris
1 2 (50.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Network Planning
1 2 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Huawei
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle
1 2 (50.00%) Sybase
2 1 (25.00%) Ericsson
2 1 (25.00%) Nokia