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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wideband Code Division Multiple Access (W-CDMA)
Rank 131 114 126
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +12
Contract jobs citing WCDMA 14 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.42% 0.044% 0.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.61% 0.38% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 0 1
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UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £388 £283
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +37.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £35.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
- -16.47%
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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 West region.

Communications & Networking Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
537 266 438
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 16.22% 11.58% 14.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 341 146 190
Average daily rate £350 £285 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.80% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £170 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £470 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 35 63
Average hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £12.70 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £36.60 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+8.88% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WCDMA across the South West region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

WCDMA Daily Rate Histogram 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
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 1 October 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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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
Wiltshire - 8 £400 -
WCDMA
England

WCDMA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 18 (100.00%) LTE
2 15 (83.33%) Telecoms
3 10 (55.56%) GPRS
3 10 (55.56%) GSM
3 10 (55.56%) UMTS
4 9 (50.00%) Integration Acceptance Testing
5 8 (44.44%) Perl
5 8 (44.44%) Test Automation
6 7 (38.89%) Degree
6 7 (38.89%) Electronics
7 6 (33.33%) SMS
8 5 (27.78%) 3G
8 5 (27.78%) Finance
9 3 (16.67%) 2G
9 3 (16.67%) ISEB
9 3 (16.67%) 4G
9 3 (16.67%) ISTQB
9 3 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (11.11%) Agilent
10 2 (11.11%) Radio Access Network
10 2 (11.11%) 3GPP
10 2 (11.11%) SS7
10 2 (11.11%) ISUP
10 2 (11.11%) SCCP
10 2 (11.11%) INAP
10 2 (11.11%) Wireshark
10 2 (11.11%) SIGTRAN
10 2 (11.11%) NSN NetAct
11 1 (5.56%) Billing
11 1 (5.56%) Huawei

WCDMA
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 18 (100.00%) LTE
2 10 (55.56%) GPRS
2 10 (55.56%) GSM
2 10 (55.56%) UMTS
3 6 (33.33%) SMS
4 5 (27.78%) 3G
5 3 (16.67%) 2G
5 3 (16.67%) 4G
6 2 (11.11%) Radio Access Network
6 2 (11.11%) 3GPP
6 2 (11.11%) SS7
6 2 (11.11%) ISUP
6 2 (11.11%) SCCP
6 2 (11.11%) INAP
6 2 (11.11%) Wireshark
6 2 (11.11%) SIGTRAN
7 1 (5.56%) UTRAN
7 1 (5.56%) IPsec
7 1 (5.56%) DHCP
General
1 15 (83.33%) Telecoms
2 7 (38.89%) Electronics
3 5 (27.78%) Finance
4 1 (5.56%) Billing
Job Titles
1 10 (55.56%) Test Engineer
1 10 (55.56%) Integration Engineer
2 8 (44.44%) Hardware Engineer
3 7 (38.89%) Development Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) Test and Integration Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Senior Integration Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Senior Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (50.00%) Integration Acceptance Testing
2 8 (44.44%) Test Automation
3 1 (5.56%) Validation
3 1 (5.56%) Risk Management
3 1 (5.56%) Black-Box Testing
3 1 (5.56%) Test Planning
3 1 (5.56%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 8 (44.44%) Perl
Qualifications
1 7 (38.89%) Degree
2 3 (16.67%) ISEB
2 3 (16.67%) ISTQB
2 3 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (11.11%) Agilent
2 1 (5.56%) Huawei
2 1 (5.56%) Anite
2 1 (5.56%) Nokia Solutions and Networks