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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wideband Code Division Multiple Access (W-CDMA)
Rank 567 513 571
Rank change year-on-year
-54 +58
Contract jobs citing WCDMA 34 62 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.061% 0.12% 0.054%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.43% 0.86% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 3
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£350 £343 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.18% +9.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £178 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £388 £355
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £313
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +9.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 18 4
Average hourly rate £26.00 £35.50 £44.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.76% -19.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £35.50 £36.75
% change year-on-year
- -3.40%

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
7978 7223 9069
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.40% 13.58% 15.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 4292 3891 4082
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 429 418 712
Average hourly rate £20.50 £23.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.76% +4.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.88 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 -34 26 £375 -3.22% 1
South East -10 14 - - 1
Berkshire -3 11 - - 1
South West -25 7 £400 -
Swindon - 6 £400 -
Wiltshire - 6 £400 -
Reading +17 5 - -
East of England - 3 £275 -
London - 2 - -
Cambridge - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -

WCDMA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 44 (81.48%) LTE
2 39 (72.22%) GSM
3 38 (70.37%) Telecoms
4 30 (55.56%) GPRS
5 24 (44.44%) 3GPP
6 19 (35.19%) UMTS
7 15 (27.78%) Degree
8 13 (24.07%) CDMA
9 11 (20.37%) 3G
10 10 (18.52%) Electronics
10 10 (18.52%) 4G
11 9 (16.67%) 2G
12 8 (14.81%) Windows
12 8 (14.81%) Wireless
12 8 (14.81%) Huawei
13 7 (12.96%) Software Engineering
13 7 (12.96%) QA
13 7 (12.96%) Multimedia
13 7 (12.96%) Information Management
13 7 (12.96%) Perl
13 7 (12.96%) Test Automation
13 7 (12.96%) VoLTE
14 6 (11.11%) Windows Phone
14 6 (11.11%) Apple iOS
14 6 (11.11%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
14 6 (11.11%) SMS
14 6 (11.11%) Integration Acceptance Testing
14 6 (11.11%) Blackberry
14 6 (11.11%) Android
14 6 (11.11%) HSPA

WCDMA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 (9.26%) MS Office
2 4 (7.41%) MS Excel
3 3 (5.56%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 44 (81.48%) LTE
2 39 (72.22%) GSM
3 30 (55.56%) GPRS
4 24 (44.44%) 3GPP
5 19 (35.19%) UMTS
6 13 (24.07%) CDMA
7 11 (20.37%) 3G
8 10 (18.52%) 4G
9 9 (16.67%) 2G
10 8 (14.81%) Wireless
11 7 (12.96%) VoLTE
12 6 (11.11%) SMS
12 6 (11.11%) HSPA
13 5 (9.26%) ISUP
13 5 (9.26%) WLAN
14 4 (7.41%) Radio Access Network
14 4 (7.41%) Internet
14 4 (7.41%) HSDPA
14 4 (7.41%) HSUPA
14 4 (7.41%) SIGTRAN
Development Applications
1 1 (1.85%) ClearQuest
1 1 (1.85%) Eclipse
1 1 (1.85%) ClearCase
1 1 (1.85%) GDB
1 1 (1.85%) Git (software)
General
1 38 (70.37%) Telecoms
2 10 (18.52%) Electronics
3 7 (12.96%) Multimedia
4 3 (5.56%) Finance
4 3 (5.56%) Billing
5 2 (3.70%) Marketing
6 1 (1.85%) Dutch Language
6 1 (1.85%) French Language
Job Titles
1 13 (24.07%) Test Engineer
2 11 (20.37%) Integration Engineer
3 9 (16.67%) Architect
4 7 (12.96%) Systems Architect
5 6 (11.11%) Hardware Engineer
5 6 (11.11%) Test and Integration Engineer
6 5 (9.26%) Development Engineer
7 4 (7.41%) Design Engineer
7 4 (7.41%) Senior Test Engineer
7 4 (7.41%) Senior Integration Engineer
8 3 (5.56%) RAN Engineer
9 2 (3.70%) Consultant
9 2 (3.70%) Field Engineer
10 1 (1.85%) OSS Consultant
10 1 (1.85%) Senior RF Engineer
10 1 (1.85%) ASIC Design Engineer
10 1 (1.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 1 (1.85%) Technical Engineer
10 1 (1.85%) RF Engineer
10 1 (1.85%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.41%) HTML
1 4 (7.41%) XML
1 4 (7.41%) WAP
1 4 (7.41%) SyncML
2 1 (1.85%) OpenGL
2 1 (1.85%) WebRTC
2 1 (1.85%) Dalvik
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.11%) Blackberry
2 5 (9.26%) Handset
3 4 (7.41%) Mobile App
3 4 (7.41%) Streaming Video
4 2 (3.70%) Client/Server
4 2 (3.70%) Device Driver
5 1 (1.85%) Physics
5 1 (1.85%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.85%) VHDL
5 1 (1.85%) Verilog
5 1 (1.85%) Cryptography
5 1 (1.85%) W3C
5 1 (1.85%) ASIC
5 1 (1.85%) Machine to Machine
5 1 (1.85%) SystemC
5 1 (1.85%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 8 (14.81%) Windows
2 6 (11.11%) Windows Phone
2 6 (11.11%) Apple iOS
2 6 (11.11%) Android
3 4 (7.41%) bada
4 3 (5.56%) UNIX
5 2 (3.70%) Windows NT
5 2 (3.70%) Linux
5 2 (3.70%) Windows 2000
6 1 (1.85%) VxWorks
6 1 (1.85%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (12.96%) Software Engineering
1 7 (12.96%) Information Management
1 7 (12.96%) Test Automation
2 6 (11.11%) Integration Acceptance Testing
3 4 (7.41%) Capacity Planning
3 4 (7.41%) Performance Monitoring
3 4 (7.41%) Resource Management
4 3 (5.56%) Validation
4 3 (5.56%) Regression Testing
4 3 (5.56%) ETL
5 2 (3.70%) Network Management
5 2 (3.70%) Network Architecture
5 2 (3.70%) Black-Box Testing
5 2 (3.70%) Network Design
5 2 (3.70%) Risk Management
5 2 (3.70%) TDD
5 2 (3.70%) Risk Analysis
6 1 (1.85%) Test Management
6 1 (1.85%) Test Scripting
6 1 (1.85%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (12.96%) Perl
2 5 (9.26%) SQL
2 5 (9.26%) C
2 5 (9.26%) Java
3 3 (5.56%) C++
4 1 (1.85%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.85%) Python
Qualifications
1 15 (27.78%) Degree
2 3 (5.56%) ISEB
2 3 (5.56%) PhD
2 3 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (3.70%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (12.96%) QA
2 1 (1.85%) JTAG
Systems Management
1 3 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (3.70%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 8 (14.81%) Huawei
2 6 (11.11%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 4 (7.41%) Symbian
3 4 (7.41%) Mapinfo
3 4 (7.41%) Microsoft
4 3 (5.56%) Sybase
5 2 (3.70%) Apple
5 2 (3.70%) SGI
5 2 (3.70%) Agilent
6 1 (1.85%) Sun
6 1 (1.85%) HP
6 1 (1.85%) Oracle