The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 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 South East 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wideband Code Division Multiple Access (W-CDMA)
Rank 236 201 228
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +27
Contract jobs citing WCDMA 13 23 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.14% 0.27% 0.081%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.76% 1.46% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 0
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- £381 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £343 £375
% change year-on-year
-23.35% -8.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £19.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £35.50 £36.75
% change year-on-year
- -3.40%
Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1718 1572 2014
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.67% 18.51% 20.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 755 686 568
Average daily rate £338 £338 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 132 186
Average hourly rate £17.50 £25.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.37% -17.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.85 £13.95 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
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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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 (89.47%) Telecoms
2 16 (84.21%) GPRS
3 15 (78.95%) GSM
4 11 (57.89%) 3GPP
5 10 (52.63%) LTE
6 9 (47.37%) CDMA
7 8 (42.11%) Degree
8 7 (36.84%) QA
8 7 (36.84%) Information Management
8 7 (36.84%) 4G
9 6 (31.58%) Software Engineering
10 5 (26.32%) Wireless
10 5 (26.32%) VoLTE
10 5 (26.32%) 2G
10 5 (26.32%) 3G
11 4 (21.05%) Internet
11 4 (21.05%) UMTS
11 4 (21.05%) Resource Management
11 4 (21.05%) Electronics
12 3 (15.79%) Huawei
12 3 (15.79%) HSPA
12 3 (15.79%) ATM
12 3 (15.79%) Windows
13 2 (10.53%) Client/Server
13 2 (10.53%) Apple
13 2 (10.53%) VoIP
13 2 (10.53%) SGI
13 2 (10.53%) Megaco
13 2 (10.53%) ISUP
13 2 (10.53%) Blackberry

WCDMA
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

Communications & Networking
1 16 (84.21%) GPRS
2 15 (78.95%) GSM
3 11 (57.89%) 3GPP
4 10 (52.63%) LTE
5 9 (47.37%) CDMA
6 7 (36.84%) 4G
7 5 (26.32%) VoLTE
7 5 (26.32%) 3G
7 5 (26.32%) Wireless
7 5 (26.32%) 2G
8 4 (21.05%) UMTS
8 4 (21.05%) Internet
9 3 (15.79%) HSPA
9 3 (15.79%) ATM
10 2 (10.53%) VoIP
10 2 (10.53%) RANAP
10 2 (10.53%) Wireshark
10 2 (10.53%) Megaco
10 2 (10.53%) ISUP
10 2 (10.53%) Firewall
General
1 17 (89.47%) Telecoms
2 4 (21.05%) Electronics
3 2 (10.53%) Multimedia
3 2 (10.53%) Billing
3 2 (10.53%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (57.89%) Architect
2 7 (36.84%) Systems Architect
3 2 (10.53%) Lead Architect
3 2 (10.53%) Senior Architect
3 2 (10.53%) Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Design Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Client/Server
1 2 (10.53%) Blackberry
1 2 (10.53%) Device Driver
1 2 (10.53%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.79%) Windows
2 2 (10.53%) Android
2 2 (10.53%) Apple iOS
2 2 (10.53%) Windows Phone
3 1 (5.26%) Windows 2000
3 1 (5.26%) Windows NT
3 1 (5.26%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) Information Management
2 6 (31.58%) Software Engineering
3 4 (21.05%) Resource Management
4 2 (10.53%) Network Management
4 2 (10.53%) Network Design
4 2 (10.53%) Regression Testing
4 2 (10.53%) Validation
5 1 (5.26%) Network Planning
5 1 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
Qualifications
1 8 (42.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (36.84%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) Huawei
2 2 (10.53%) Apple
2 2 (10.53%) SGI
3 1 (5.26%) Sybase
3 1 (5.26%) Microsoft
Guildford, Surrey
Comvergent Limited
Rate: Excellent daily rate
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