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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wideband Code Division Multiple Access (W-CDMA)
Rank 602 - 543
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing WCDMA 17 0 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.033% - 0.074%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.23% - 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 10
Average daily rate - - £240
UK excluding London average daily rate - - £283
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £42.50

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
7518 7523 6488
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.62% 14.85% 13.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 4420 4209 3417
Average daily rate £380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £215 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 349 426 385
Average hourly rate £27.66 £23.75 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.46% +21.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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
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 8 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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 - 11 - - 3
London - 6 - -
South East - 4 - - 1
Berkshire - 4 - - 1
Bracknell - 3 - -
Reading - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 - - 1
South West - 1 - - 2

WCDMA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 34 (85.00%) Telecoms
2 29 (72.50%) GPRS
3 28 (70.00%) GSM
4 26 (65.00%) UMTS
4 26 (65.00%) SLA
4 26 (65.00%) SS7
4 26 (65.00%) Diameter Protocol
5 23 (57.50%) Unix
5 23 (57.50%) Solaris
6 16 (40.00%) CDMA
7 15 (37.50%) Oracle
7 15 (37.50%) Sybase
7 15 (37.50%) Oracle Database
8 14 (35.00%) LTE
8 14 (35.00%) Degree
8 14 (35.00%) Computer Science
9 12 (30.00%) MGCP
9 12 (30.00%) NGN
9 12 (30.00%) VoIP
9 12 (30.00%) H.323
10 10 (25.00%) GGSN
11 9 (22.50%) HSPA
12 6 (15.00%) Network Planning
12 6 (15.00%) 3G
12 6 (15.00%) 2G
13 5 (12.50%) SharePoint Server
13 5 (12.50%) Radio Access Network
14 4 (10.00%) 4G
14 4 (10.00%) 3GPP
15 3 (7.50%) CA

WCDMA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 5 (12.50%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (2.50%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.50%) MS Office
1 1 (2.50%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 29 (72.50%) GPRS
2 28 (70.00%) GSM
3 26 (65.00%) Diameter Protocol
3 26 (65.00%) SS7
3 26 (65.00%) UMTS
4 16 (40.00%) CDMA
5 14 (35.00%) LTE
6 12 (30.00%) H.323
6 12 (30.00%) MGCP
6 12 (30.00%) NGN
6 12 (30.00%) VoIP
7 10 (25.00%) GGSN
8 9 (22.50%) HSPA
9 6 (15.00%) 2G
9 6 (15.00%) 3G
10 5 (12.50%) Radio Access Network
11 4 (10.00%) 3GPP
11 4 (10.00%) 4G
12 3 (7.50%) NFC
12 3 (7.50%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (37.50%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.50%) BusinessObjects
General
1 34 (85.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 25 (62.50%) Network Engineer
2 24 (60.00%) Support Engineer
3 23 (57.50%) Core Network Engineer
4 22 (55.00%) Network Support
4 22 (55.00%) Network Support Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Designer
5 3 (7.50%) Optimisation Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Senior Designer
5 3 (7.50%) Senior Test Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Technical Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Technical Support
5 3 (7.50%) Technical Support Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Test Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) LTE Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Network Specialist
6 2 (5.00%) Radio Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Radio Specialist
7 1 (2.50%) RAN Engineer
7 1 (2.50%) Senior Penetration Tester
7 1 (2.50%) Senior Telecoms Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 14 (35.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.00%) Handset
3 1 (2.50%) Device Driver
3 1 (2.50%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 23 (57.50%) Solaris
1 23 (57.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (15.00%) Network Planning
2 3 (7.50%) Benchmarking
2 3 (7.50%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (5.00%) Defect Management
3 2 (5.00%) High Availability
4 1 (2.50%) Network Design
4 1 (2.50%) Performance Engineering
4 1 (2.50%) Performance Improvement
4 1 (2.50%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (2.50%) Performance Testing
4 1 (2.50%) Project Management
4 1 (2.50%) Resource Management
4 1 (2.50%) Software Engineering
4 1 (2.50%) Statistical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.50%) C
1 1 (2.50%) C++
1 1 (2.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (35.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (65.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (7.50%) Iperf
2 2 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (37.50%) Oracle
1 15 (37.50%) Sybase
2 3 (7.50%) CA
2 3 (7.50%) Huawei
3 2 (5.00%) Actix
3 2 (5.00%) Ericsson
3 2 (5.00%) Nokia
4 1 (2.50%) Mapinfo
Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £250 - £260 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £0.00 per annum + Negotiable depending on experience
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
EE
Posted: 9 days ago