The table below looks at the statistics for WCDMA skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WCDMA over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wideband Code Division Multiple Access (W-CDMA)
Rank - 113 -
Contract jobs citing WCDMA 0 11 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West - 0.45% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 3.65% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £260 -
UK excluding London average daily rate - £283 £270
% change year-on-year
- +4.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £42.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £42.50 -
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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 West region.

Communications & Networking Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
425 301 323
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.32% 12.28% 12.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 149 172
Average daily rate £356 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.61% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 17 31
Average hourly rate £24.00 £20.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -46.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.95 £9.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £32.80 £190.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

WCDMA
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WCDMA across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

WCDMA Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

WCDMA
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

WCDMA Daily Rate Trend in the South West

WCDMA
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

WCDMA Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

WCDMA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 11 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 11 (100.00%) LTE
2 6 (54.55%) GPRS
2 6 (54.55%) GSM
2 6 (54.55%) UMTS
3 5 (45.45%) Integration Acceptance Testing
3 5 (45.45%) Finance
3 5 (45.45%) Perl
3 5 (45.45%) Electronics
3 5 (45.45%) Degree
3 5 (45.45%) Test Automation
4 4 (36.36%) SMS
5 3 (27.27%) 4G
6 2 (18.18%) Radio Access Network
6 2 (18.18%) ISTQB
6 2 (18.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (18.18%) ISEB
7 1 (9.09%) Validation
7 1 (9.09%) Anite
7 1 (9.09%) 2G
7 1 (9.09%) 3G
7 1 (9.09%) UTRAN
7 1 (9.09%) IPsec
7 1 (9.09%) Risk Management
7 1 (9.09%) DHCP
7 1 (9.09%) Billing
7 1 (9.09%) Huawei
7 1 (9.09%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 1 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (9.09%) Test Planning

WCDMA
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 11 (100.00%) LTE
2 6 (54.55%) GPRS
2 6 (54.55%) GSM
2 6 (54.55%) UMTS
3 4 (36.36%) SMS
4 3 (27.27%) 4G
5 2 (18.18%) Radio Access Network
6 1 (9.09%) 2G
6 1 (9.09%) 3G
6 1 (9.09%) UTRAN
6 1 (9.09%) IPsec
6 1 (9.09%) DHCP
General
1 11 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 5 (45.45%) Finance
2 5 (45.45%) Electronics
3 1 (9.09%) Billing
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Integration Engineer
1 6 (54.55%) Test Engineer
2 5 (45.45%) Hardware Engineer
2 5 (45.45%) Development Engineer
3 3 (27.27%) Test and Integration Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) Senior Integration Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) Senior Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Integration Acceptance Testing
1 5 (45.45%) Test Automation
2 1 (9.09%) Validation
2 1 (9.09%) Risk Management
2 1 (9.09%) Test Planning
2 1 (9.09%) Coaching
2 1 (9.09%) Black-Box Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) Perl
Qualifications
1 5 (45.45%) Degree
2 2 (18.18%) ISTQB
2 2 (18.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (18.18%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Anite
1 1 (9.09%) Huawei
1 1 (9.09%) Nokia Solutions and Networks