The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 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.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wideband Code Division Multiple Access (W-CDMA)
Rank 560 515 538
Rank change year-on-year
-45 +23
Contract jobs citing WCDMA 29 48 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.053% 0.094% 0.053%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.38% 0.69% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 3
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£263 £343 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.35% -8.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £255 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £388 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £343 £375
% change year-on-year
-23.35% -8.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 12 4
Average hourly rate - £35.50 £44.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -19.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £35.50 £36.75
% change year-on-year
- -3.40%
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7573 6986 8979
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.87% 13.66% 15.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 4037 3623 3957
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 406 467 692
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.38
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +4.61%

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 29 July 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 -14 23 £263 -31.14% 3
South East -18 14 - - 1
Berkshire +2 13 - -
Reading +14 5 - -
Hertfordshire - 3 £275 -
East of England - 3 £275 -
London - 1 - - 2
Stevenage - 1 £275 -

WCDMA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 42 (75.00%) GSM
1 42 (75.00%) Telecoms
1 42 (75.00%) LTE
2 39 (69.64%) GPRS
3 29 (51.79%) UMTS
4 25 (44.64%) 3GPP
5 18 (32.14%) CDMA
6 17 (30.36%) Degree
7 12 (21.43%) Electronics
7 12 (21.43%) 4G
8 11 (19.64%) SMS
8 11 (19.64%) 3G
9 10 (17.86%) Integration Acceptance Testing
9 10 (17.86%) Windows
9 10 (17.86%) Huawei
10 9 (16.07%) 2G
11 8 (14.29%) Wireless
11 8 (14.29%) ISUP
11 8 (14.29%) VoLTE
12 7 (12.50%) Multimedia
12 7 (12.50%) Information Management
12 7 (12.50%) Software Engineering
12 7 (12.50%) Android
12 7 (12.50%) QA
13 6 (10.71%) SIGTRAN
13 6 (10.71%) HSPA
13 6 (10.71%) Blackberry
13 6 (10.71%) Java
13 6 (10.71%) ATM
13 6 (10.71%) Windows Phone

WCDMA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 2 (3.57%) MS Office
1 2 (3.57%) MS Excel
1 2 (3.57%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 42 (75.00%) GSM
1 42 (75.00%) LTE
2 39 (69.64%) GPRS
3 29 (51.79%) UMTS
4 25 (44.64%) 3GPP
5 18 (32.14%) CDMA
6 12 (21.43%) 4G
7 11 (19.64%) SMS
7 11 (19.64%) 3G
8 9 (16.07%) 2G
9 8 (14.29%) ISUP
9 8 (14.29%) Wireless
9 8 (14.29%) VoLTE
10 6 (10.71%) HSPA
10 6 (10.71%) SIGTRAN
10 6 (10.71%) ATM
11 5 (8.93%) RTP
11 5 (8.93%) SS7
11 5 (8.93%) Megaco
12 4 (7.14%) WLAN
Development Applications
1 2 (3.57%) Eclipse
1 2 (3.57%) Git (software)
1 2 (3.57%) GDB
2 1 (1.79%) ClearQuest
2 1 (1.79%) ClearCase
General
1 42 (75.00%) Telecoms
2 12 (21.43%) Electronics
3 7 (12.50%) Multimedia
4 3 (5.36%) Billing
5 2 (3.57%) Marketing
6 1 (1.79%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (26.79%) Test Engineer
2 14 (25.00%) Integration Engineer
3 11 (19.64%) Architect
4 9 (16.07%) Test and Integration Engineer
5 7 (12.50%) Systems Architect
6 4 (7.14%) Design Engineer
6 4 (7.14%) Senior Integration Engineer
6 4 (7.14%) Senior Test Engineer
7 2 (3.57%) Senior Architect
7 2 (3.57%) Development Engineer
7 2 (3.57%) Lead Architect
7 2 (3.57%) Integration Manager
7 2 (3.57%) Test Manager
7 2 (3.57%) Consultant
7 2 (3.57%) Technical Engineer
7 2 (3.57%) Hardware Engineer
8 1 (1.79%) RF Engineer
8 1 (1.79%) Senior Test Manager
8 1 (1.79%) Senior RF Engineer
8 1 (1.79%) ASIC Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.14%) HTML
1 4 (7.14%) XML
1 4 (7.14%) WAP
1 4 (7.14%) SyncML
2 2 (3.57%) WebRTC
3 1 (1.79%) Dalvik
3 1 (1.79%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.71%) Blackberry
2 4 (7.14%) Mobile App
2 4 (7.14%) Handset
2 4 (7.14%) Streaming Video
3 2 (3.57%) Machine to Machine
3 2 (3.57%) Device Driver
3 2 (3.57%) Client/Server
3 2 (3.57%) W3C
4 1 (1.79%) ASIC
4 1 (1.79%) VHDL
4 1 (1.79%) Verilog
4 1 (1.79%) Cryptography
4 1 (1.79%) Physics
4 1 (1.79%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.79%) Open Source
4 1 (1.79%) SystemC
Operating Systems
1 10 (17.86%) Windows
2 7 (12.50%) Android
3 6 (10.71%) Apple iOS
3 6 (10.71%) Windows Phone
4 4 (7.14%) bada
4 4 (7.14%) Windows 2000
4 4 (7.14%) Windows NT
4 4 (7.14%) UNIX
5 2 (3.57%) Linux
6 1 (1.79%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (17.86%) Integration Acceptance Testing
2 7 (12.50%) Software Engineering
2 7 (12.50%) Information Management
3 5 (8.93%) Regression Testing
4 4 (7.14%) Risk Management
4 4 (7.14%) Resource Management
4 4 (7.14%) Risk Analysis
4 4 (7.14%) Black-Box Testing
4 4 (7.14%) Test Automation
4 4 (7.14%) ETL
5 3 (5.36%) Network Architecture
5 3 (5.36%) Validation
6 2 (3.57%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (3.57%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (3.57%) Network Management
6 2 (3.57%) Demand Management
6 2 (3.57%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (3.57%) Network Design
7 1 (1.79%) Network Planning
7 1 (1.79%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (10.71%) Java
2 5 (8.93%) C
3 3 (5.36%) C++
3 3 (5.36%) Perl
4 2 (3.57%) SQL
4 2 (3.57%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.79%) Python
Qualifications
1 17 (30.36%) Degree
2 4 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (7.14%) ISEB
3 3 (5.36%) ISTQB
3 3 (5.36%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (12.50%) QA
2 2 (3.57%) JTAG
Systems Management
1 3 (5.36%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (3.57%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 10 (17.86%) Huawei
2 6 (10.71%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 4 (7.14%) Sybase
3 4 (7.14%) Symbian
3 4 (7.14%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.57%) Apple
4 2 (3.57%) Mapinfo
4 2 (3.57%) SGI
4 2 (3.57%) Agilent
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