The table below looks at the statistics for WCDMA skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WCDMA over the 3 months to 26 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wideband Code Division Multiple Access (W-CDMA)
Rank 260 277 239
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -38
Contract jobs citing WCDMA 4 1 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.045% 0.010% 0.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.24% 0.055% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Median daily rate £270 £180 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £279 £225 £263
% change year-on-year
+23.88% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
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 South East region.

Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1671 1813 1703
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.86% 18.96% 18.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 945 943 736
Median daily rate £375 £363 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +8.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £230 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 121 101
Median hourly rate £32.50 £22.83 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.35% +30.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.52 £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £45.00 £45.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+46.34% +7.62%

WCDMA
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing WCDMA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

WCDMA Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

WCDMA
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

WCDMA Daily Rate Trend in the South East

WCDMA
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WCDMA across the South East region.

WCDMA Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

WCDMA
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WCDMA within the South East region over the 3 months to 26 July 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +1 2 - -
Surrey - 2 £270 -
WCDMA
England

WCDMA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing WCDMA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for WCDMA.

1 18 (94.74%) Telecoms
2 17 (89.47%) Sybase
2 17 (89.47%) GPRS
2 17 (89.47%) Unix
2 17 (89.47%) UMTS
3 16 (84.21%) Oracle
3 16 (84.21%) Solaris
3 16 (84.21%) SS7
3 16 (84.21%) Oracle Database
3 16 (84.21%) Diameter Protocol
4 11 (57.89%) CDMA
4 11 (57.89%) GSM
5 8 (42.11%) SLA
6 7 (36.84%) GGSN
6 7 (36.84%) SGSN
7 6 (31.58%) Huawei
8 5 (26.32%) SharePoint Server
8 5 (26.32%) NGN
8 5 (26.32%) MGCP
8 5 (26.32%) H.323
8 5 (26.32%) VoIP
9 4 (21.05%) Degree
10 3 (15.79%) Computer Science
11 2 (10.53%) VoWiFi
11 2 (10.53%) Performance Improvement
11 2 (10.53%) Radio Access Network
11 2 (10.53%) Performance Engineering
11 2 (10.53%) Performance Monitoring
11 2 (10.53%) VoLTE
11 2 (10.53%) Resource Management

WCDMA
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (26.32%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.26%) MS Office
1 1 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 17 (89.47%) GPRS
1 17 (89.47%) UMTS
2 16 (84.21%) Diameter Protocol
2 16 (84.21%) SS7
3 11 (57.89%) CDMA
3 11 (57.89%) GSM
4 7 (36.84%) GGSN
4 7 (36.84%) SGSN
5 5 (26.32%) H.323
5 5 (26.32%) MGCP
5 5 (26.32%) NGN
5 5 (26.32%) VoIP
6 2 (10.53%) 2G
6 2 (10.53%) 3G
6 2 (10.53%) LTE
6 2 (10.53%) Radio Access Network
6 2 (10.53%) VoLTE
6 2 (10.53%) VoWiFi
7 1 (5.26%) Megaco
7 1 (5.26%) MGW
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (84.21%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.26%) BusinessObjects
General
1 18 (94.74%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.26%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 16 (84.21%) Network Engineer
2 15 (78.95%) Core Network Engineer
3 12 (63.16%) Support Engineer
4 11 (57.89%) Network Support
4 11 (57.89%) Network Support Engineer
4 11 (57.89%) Technical Engineer
4 11 (57.89%) Technical Support
4 11 (57.89%) Technical Support Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Performance Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) RAN Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) RAN Performance Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Design Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Network Performance Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) RAN Design Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) VoLTE Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 17 (89.47%) Unix
2 16 (84.21%) Solaris
3 1 (5.26%) Windows
3 1 (5.26%) Windows 2000
3 1 (5.26%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (10.53%) Performance Engineering
1 2 (10.53%) Performance Improvement
1 2 (10.53%) Performance Monitoring
1 2 (10.53%) Resource Management
2 1 (5.26%) Performance Management
2 1 (5.26%) Presales
2 1 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (5.26%) Service Delivery
2 1 (5.26%) Statistical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (42.11%) SLA
Vendors
1 17 (89.47%) Sybase
2 16 (84.21%) Oracle
3 6 (31.58%) Huawei
4 2 (10.53%) Ericsson
4 2 (10.53%) Nokia
5 1 (5.26%) Mapinfo
5 1 (5.26%) Microsoft