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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WCDMA over the 3 months to 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wideband Code Division Multiple Access (W-CDMA)
Rank 234 221 241
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +20
Contract jobs citing WCDMA 13 22 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.14% 0.26% 0.090%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.70% 1.41% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 0
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- £388 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £381 £283
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +34.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £35.50 £41.25
% change year-on-year
- -13.93%
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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 South East region.

Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1846 1563 2053
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.89% 18.12% 20.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 882 717 604
Average daily rate £350 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £190 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 92 161
Average hourly rate £19.91 £22.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.51% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.35 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £39.88 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

WCDMA
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WCDMA across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WCDMA within the South East region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire -4 10 - -
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England

WCDMA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 17 (94.44%) GSM
2 16 (88.89%) Telecoms
3 13 (72.22%) GPRS
4 12 (66.67%) LTE
5 11 (61.11%) 3GPP
6 7 (38.89%) Information Management
6 7 (38.89%) Degree
7 6 (33.33%) Software Engineering
7 6 (33.33%) QA
7 6 (33.33%) 4G
7 6 (33.33%) CDMA
8 5 (27.78%) Wireless
8 5 (27.78%) VoLTE
9 4 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (22.22%) Resource Management
9 4 (22.22%) Electronics
10 3 (16.67%) HSDPA
10 3 (16.67%) 2G
10 3 (16.67%) Mapinfo
10 3 (16.67%) Internet
10 3 (16.67%) 3G
10 3 (16.67%) SQL
10 3 (16.67%) MS Office
10 3 (16.67%) HSUPA
10 3 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
10 3 (16.67%) Radio Access Network
10 3 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
11 2 (11.11%) Network Management
11 2 (11.11%) HSPA
11 2 (11.11%) MVNO

WCDMA
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

Applications
1 3 (16.67%) MS Office
2 2 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 2 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 17 (94.44%) GSM
2 13 (72.22%) GPRS
3 12 (66.67%) LTE
4 11 (61.11%) 3GPP
5 6 (33.33%) CDMA
5 6 (33.33%) 4G
6 5 (27.78%) VoLTE
6 5 (27.78%) Wireless
7 3 (16.67%) HSDPA
7 3 (16.67%) 2G
7 3 (16.67%) HSUPA
7 3 (16.67%) Internet
7 3 (16.67%) 3G
7 3 (16.67%) Radio Access Network
8 2 (11.11%) MVNO
8 2 (11.11%) Firewall
8 2 (11.11%) HSPA
8 2 (11.11%) RANAP
9 1 (5.56%) Wireshark
9 1 (5.56%) WiMAX
General
1 16 (88.89%) Telecoms
2 4 (22.22%) Electronics
3 2 (11.11%) Billing
4 1 (5.56%) Marketing
4 1 (5.56%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 8 (44.44%) Architect
2 7 (38.89%) Systems Architect
3 2 (11.11%) RAN Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Design Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.56%) Client/Server
2 1 (5.56%) Blackberry
2 1 (5.56%) Device Driver
2 1 (5.56%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) Windows
1 1 (5.56%) Android
1 1 (5.56%) Apple iOS
1 1 (5.56%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) Information Management
2 6 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 4 (22.22%) Resource Management
4 3 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (11.11%) Network Management
5 2 (11.11%) Network Design
6 1 (5.56%) Network Planning
6 1 (5.56%) Regression Testing
6 1 (5.56%) Validation
6 1 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (5.56%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (38.89%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) Mapinfo
2 2 (11.11%) SGI
2 2 (11.11%) Huawei
3 1 (5.56%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.56%) Apple