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 25 February 2017 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wideband Code Division Multiple Access (W-CDMA)
England / South East
Rank 231 248 263
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +15
Contract jobs citing WCDMA 12 15 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.16% 0.17% 0.010%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.79% 0.83% 0.049%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 7 0
Median daily rate - £230 -
UK excluding London median daily rate - £230 £260
% change year-on-year
- -11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £17.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 - -

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
1523 1798 2043
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.08% 20.64% 20.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 924 991 981
Median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 93 114
Median hourly rate £20.00 £42.75 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.21% +20.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £18.00 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.87 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £35.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-38.57% +32.07%

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 25 February 2017. 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 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 +13 11 - -
Hampshire - 1 - -
WCDMA
England

WCDMA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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 15 (93.75%) LTE
2 13 (81.25%) HSPA
2 13 (81.25%) GSM
3 12 (75.00%) Degree
3 12 (75.00%) Mentoring
4 11 (68.75%) Coaching
4 11 (68.75%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (68.75%) Mobile Development
4 11 (68.75%) Apple Swift
4 11 (68.75%) Android Studio
4 11 (68.75%) Service Design
4 11 (68.75%) Android
4 11 (68.75%) QA
4 11 (68.75%) Problem Management
4 11 (68.75%) Publishing
4 11 (68.75%) Stakeholder Management
4 11 (68.75%) Xcode
4 11 (68.75%) Objective-C
4 11 (68.75%) Java
4 11 (68.75%) Apple
4 11 (68.75%) Project Management
5 10 (62.50%) Finance
6 5 (31.25%) Mobile App
6 5 (31.25%) Telecoms
7 4 (25.00%) GPRS
8 3 (18.75%) 3G
8 3 (18.75%) Network Design
9 2 (12.50%) Resource Management
9 2 (12.50%) MPLS
9 2 (12.50%) 2G

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:

Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
1 1 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 15 (93.75%) LTE
2 13 (81.25%) GSM
2 13 (81.25%) HSPA
3 4 (25.00%) GPRS
4 3 (18.75%) 3G
5 2 (12.50%) 2G
5 2 (12.50%) 3GPP
5 2 (12.50%) ATM
5 2 (12.50%) MPLS
5 2 (12.50%) Radio Access Network
5 2 (12.50%) UMTS
5 2 (12.50%) VoLTE
6 1 (6.25%) 4G
6 1 (6.25%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 11 (68.75%) Android Studio
1 11 (68.75%) Xcode
General
1 11 (68.75%) Publishing
2 10 (62.50%) Finance
3 5 (31.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (68.75%) Architect
2 2 (12.50%) Consultant
2 2 (12.50%) Java Applications Architect
2 2 (12.50%) Java Architect
2 2 (12.50%) Mobile Architect
2 2 (12.50%) Network Consultant
2 2 (12.50%) Network Design Consultant
2 2 (12.50%) Network Optimisation Consultant
2 2 (12.50%) Optimisation Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) RAN Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Senior RAN Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Applications Architect
3 1 (6.25%) Graduate
3 1 (6.25%) Graduate Test Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 11 (68.75%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (31.25%) Mobile App
3 1 (6.25%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 11 (68.75%) Android
2 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (75.00%) Mentoring
2 11 (68.75%) Coaching
2 11 (68.75%) Mobile Development
2 11 (68.75%) Problem Management
2 11 (68.75%) Project Management
2 11 (68.75%) Service Design
2 11 (68.75%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (18.75%) Network Design
4 2 (12.50%) Network Management
4 2 (12.50%) Network Optimisation
4 2 (12.50%) Performance Optimisation
4 2 (12.50%) Presales
4 2 (12.50%) Radio Network Optimisation
4 2 (12.50%) Resource Management
5 1 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (6.25%) eTOM
5 1 (6.25%) ITIL V3
5 1 (6.25%) Network Planning
5 1 (6.25%) Performance Management
5 1 (6.25%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 11 (68.75%) Apple Swift
1 11 (68.75%) Java
1 11 (68.75%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 12 (75.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (68.75%) QA
Vendors
1 11 (68.75%) Apple
2 1 (6.25%) Ericsson
2 1 (6.25%) Greenplum
2 1 (6.25%) Huawei
2 1 (6.25%) Mapinfo
2 1 (6.25%) Nokia Networks