The table below looks at the statistics for WCDMA skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WCDMA over the 3 months to 16 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wideband Code Division Multiple Access (W-CDMA)
Rank 567 531 579
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +48
Contract jobs citing WCDMA 39 61 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.068% 0.12% 0.051%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.47% 0.85% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 2
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£375 £375 £283
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +32.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £237 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £388 £349
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £283
% change year-on-year
- +32.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 17 6
Average hourly rate £26.00 £35.50 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.76% -21.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £35.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- -11.25%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
8364 7196 9118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.55% 13.62% 15.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 4619 3903 4169
Average daily rate £363 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.69% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 464 407 691
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.25 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -10.00%

WCDMA
Jobs Demand Trend

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

WCDMA Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

WCDMA
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WCDMA within the UK.

WCDMA Daily Rate Trend in the UK

WCDMA
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WCDMA within the UK over the 3 months to 16 September 2014.

WCDMA Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

WCDMA
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WCDMA within the UK.

WCDMA Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

WCDMA
Top 11 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WCDMA within the UK over the 3 months to 16 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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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
England -7 30 £400 +3.22%
South West -9 14 £400 -
South East -17 13 - -
Berkshire 0 10 - -
Wiltshire - 8 £400 -
Swindon - 8 £400 -
Reading +10 4 - -
East of England -33 2 - -
London - 1 - -
Cambridge - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -

WCDMA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 47 (83.93%) LTE
2 41 (73.21%) Telecoms
2 41 (73.21%) GSM
3 32 (57.14%) GPRS
4 22 (39.29%) 3GPP
5 21 (37.50%) UMTS
6 18 (32.14%) Degree
7 14 (25.00%) Electronics
8 12 (21.43%) 3G
8 12 (21.43%) 4G
9 11 (19.64%) CDMA
10 10 (17.86%) Integration Acceptance Testing
10 10 (17.86%) 2G
11 9 (16.07%) Test Automation
11 9 (16.07%) Perl
12 8 (14.29%) SMS
12 8 (14.29%) Huawei
12 8 (14.29%) Wireless
13 7 (12.50%) Information Management
13 7 (12.50%) Software Engineering
13 7 (12.50%) VoLTE
13 7 (12.50%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
14 6 (10.71%) Radio Access Network
14 6 (10.71%) QA
15 5 (8.93%) Multimedia
15 5 (8.93%) Finance
15 5 (8.93%) SQL
15 5 (8.93%) C
15 5 (8.93%) MS Office
15 5 (8.93%) Windows

WCDMA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 5 (8.93%) MS Office
2 4 (7.14%) MS Excel
3 3 (5.36%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 47 (83.93%) LTE
2 41 (73.21%) GSM
3 32 (57.14%) GPRS
4 22 (39.29%) 3GPP
5 21 (37.50%) UMTS
6 12 (21.43%) 3G
6 12 (21.43%) 4G
7 11 (19.64%) CDMA
8 10 (17.86%) 2G
9 8 (14.29%) Wireless
9 8 (14.29%) SMS
10 7 (12.50%) VoLTE
11 6 (10.71%) Radio Access Network
12 5 (8.93%) HSPA
13 4 (7.14%) HSDPA
13 4 (7.14%) HSUPA
13 4 (7.14%) WLAN
13 4 (7.14%) ISUP
13 4 (7.14%) Wireshark
14 3 (5.36%) SIGTRAN
Development Applications
1 1 (1.79%) ClearCase
1 1 (1.79%) Eclipse
1 1 (1.79%) ClearQuest
1 1 (1.79%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.79%) GDB
General
1 41 (73.21%) Telecoms
2 14 (25.00%) Electronics
3 5 (8.93%) Finance
3 5 (8.93%) Multimedia
4 4 (7.14%) Billing
5 1 (1.79%) Marketing
5 1 (1.79%) Dutch Language
5 1 (1.79%) French Language
Job Titles
1 16 (28.57%) Test Engineer
2 14 (25.00%) Integration Engineer
3 8 (14.29%) Hardware Engineer
3 8 (14.29%) Architect
4 7 (12.50%) Systems Architect
4 7 (12.50%) Test and Integration Engineer
4 7 (12.50%) Development Engineer
5 5 (8.93%) Senior Integration Engineer
5 5 (8.93%) Senior Test Engineer
6 3 (5.36%) RAN Engineer
6 3 (5.36%) Design Engineer
7 2 (3.57%) Consultant
7 2 (3.57%) Field Engineer
8 1 (1.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 1 (1.79%) OSS Consultant
8 1 (1.79%) RF Engineer
8 1 (1.79%) Senior RF Engineer
8 1 (1.79%) ASIC Design Engineer
8 1 (1.79%) Tester
8 1 (1.79%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.36%) HTML
1 3 (5.36%) XML
1 3 (5.36%) WAP
1 3 (5.36%) SyncML
2 1 (1.79%) WebRTC
2 1 (1.79%) Dalvik
2 1 (1.79%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.14%) Handset
1 4 (7.14%) Blackberry
1 4 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.36%) Mobile App
2 3 (5.36%) Streaming Video
3 1 (1.79%) VHDL
3 1 (1.79%) Verilog
3 1 (1.79%) Cryptography
3 1 (1.79%) Physics
3 1 (1.79%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.79%) Open Source
3 1 (1.79%) SystemC
3 1 (1.79%) Machine to Machine
3 1 (1.79%) User Experience
3 1 (1.79%) Device Driver
3 1 (1.79%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.79%) W3C
3 1 (1.79%) ASIC
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.93%) Windows
2 4 (7.14%) Android
2 4 (7.14%) Apple iOS
2 4 (7.14%) Windows Phone
3 3 (5.36%) bada
4 2 (3.57%) Linux
4 2 (3.57%) UNIX
5 1 (1.79%) Windows 2000
5 1 (1.79%) Windows NT
5 1 (1.79%) VxWorks
5 1 (1.79%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (17.86%) Integration Acceptance Testing
2 9 (16.07%) Test Automation
3 7 (12.50%) Software Engineering
3 7 (12.50%) Information Management
4 4 (7.14%) Resource Management
4 4 (7.14%) Capacity Planning
4 4 (7.14%) Performance Monitoring
5 3 (5.36%) Coaching
5 3 (5.36%) Black-Box Testing
5 3 (5.36%) Validation
6 2 (3.57%) Regression Testing
6 2 (3.57%) Network Design
6 2 (3.57%) TDD
6 2 (3.57%) Network Architecture
6 2 (3.57%) ETL
6 2 (3.57%) Network Management
6 2 (3.57%) Test Planning
7 1 (1.79%) Line Management
7 1 (1.79%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (1.79%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (16.07%) Perl
2 5 (8.93%) SQL
2 5 (8.93%) C
3 4 (7.14%) Java
4 3 (5.36%) C++
5 1 (1.79%) Python
5 1 (1.79%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 18 (32.14%) Degree
2 4 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (7.14%) ISEB
3 3 (5.36%) ISTQB
4 2 (3.57%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.71%) QA
2 1 (1.79%) JTAG
Systems Management
1 3 (5.36%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (3.57%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 8 (14.29%) Huawei
2 7 (12.50%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 4 (7.14%) Mapinfo
4 3 (5.36%) Symbian
4 3 (5.36%) Microsoft
4 3 (5.36%) Agilent
5 2 (3.57%) SGI
5 2 (3.57%) Sybase
6 1 (1.79%) Oracle
6 1 (1.79%) Anite
6 1 (1.79%) Sun
6 1 (1.79%) HP
6 1 (1.79%) Apple