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 22 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wideband Code Division Multiple Access (W-CDMA)
Rank 594 536 564
Rank change year-on-year
-58 +28
Contract jobs citing WCDMA 21 33 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.037% 0.063% 0.041%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.25% 0.47% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 2
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£375 £250 £283
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £161 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £388 £349
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £250 £283
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 7
Average hourly rate £26.00 £35.50 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.76% -16.47%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £35.50 £41.25
% change year-on-year
- -13.93%

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
8367 7088 8477
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.57% 13.54% 15.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 4735 3870 4027
Average daily rate £363 £375 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +3.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.07% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 463 444 628
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.25 £20.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.12% +7.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

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 22 October 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 22 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
(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 -29 16 £400 +16.36% 2
South West -22 12 £400 -
Bristol -20 6 £260 -
Swindon - 6 £400 -
Wiltshire - 6 £400 -
South East -18 3 - -
East of England - - - - 2
Berkshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Reading - - - -

WCDMA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 39 (82.98%) LTE
2 36 (76.60%) GSM
3 34 (72.34%) Telecoms
4 26 (55.32%) GPRS
5 18 (38.30%) 3GPP
6 16 (34.04%) UMTS
6 16 (34.04%) Degree
7 13 (27.66%) Electronics
8 12 (25.53%) 3G
9 11 (23.40%) 4G
10 10 (21.28%) 2G
11 9 (19.15%) Integration Acceptance Testing
11 9 (19.15%) Perl
11 9 (19.15%) Test Automation
12 8 (17.02%) CDMA
12 8 (17.02%) Wireless
13 7 (14.89%) SMS
13 7 (14.89%) Software Engineering
14 6 (12.77%) Radio Access Network
14 6 (12.77%) Information Management
14 6 (12.77%) Huawei
15 5 (10.64%) Finance
15 5 (10.64%) SQL
15 5 (10.64%) C
15 5 (10.64%) MS Office
15 5 (10.64%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
15 5 (10.64%) QA
16 4 (8.51%) Resource Management
16 4 (8.51%) Capacity Planning
16 4 (8.51%) Performance Monitoring

WCDMA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 (10.64%) MS Office
2 4 (8.51%) MS Excel
3 3 (6.38%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 39 (82.98%) LTE
2 36 (76.60%) GSM
3 26 (55.32%) GPRS
4 18 (38.30%) 3GPP
5 16 (34.04%) UMTS
6 12 (25.53%) 3G
7 11 (23.40%) 4G
8 10 (21.28%) 2G
9 8 (17.02%) CDMA
9 8 (17.02%) Wireless
10 7 (14.89%) SMS
11 6 (12.77%) Radio Access Network
12 4 (8.51%) HSUPA
12 4 (8.51%) HSDPA
12 4 (8.51%) ISUP
12 4 (8.51%) VoLTE
13 3 (6.38%) HSPA
13 3 (6.38%) SIGTRAN
13 3 (6.38%) Wireshark
14 2 (4.26%) MVNO
Development Applications
1 1 (2.13%) ClearQuest
1 1 (2.13%) ClearCase
1 1 (2.13%) Eclipse
1 1 (2.13%) GDB
1 1 (2.13%) Git (software)
General
1 34 (72.34%) Telecoms
2 13 (27.66%) Electronics
3 5 (10.64%) Finance
4 3 (6.38%) Billing
5 2 (4.26%) Multimedia
6 1 (2.13%) Dutch Language
6 1 (2.13%) French Language
Job Titles
1 13 (27.66%) Test Engineer
2 11 (23.40%) Integration Engineer
3 8 (17.02%) Hardware Engineer
4 7 (14.89%) Development Engineer
5 6 (12.77%) Systems Architect
5 6 (12.77%) Architect
6 5 (10.64%) Test and Integration Engineer
7 4 (8.51%) Senior Integration Engineer
7 4 (8.51%) Senior Test Engineer
8 3 (6.38%) RAN Engineer
9 2 (4.26%) Design Engineer
9 2 (4.26%) Consultant
9 2 (4.26%) Field Engineer
10 1 (2.13%) Tester
10 1 (2.13%) Software Engineer
10 1 (2.13%) Developer
10 1 (2.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 1 (2.13%) RF Engineer
10 1 (2.13%) Senior RF Engineer
10 1 (2.13%) ASIC Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.13%) OpenGL
1 1 (2.13%) SyncML
1 1 (2.13%) XML
1 1 (2.13%) HTML
1 1 (2.13%) WAP
1 1 (2.13%) Dalvik
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (6.38%) Handset
2 1 (2.13%) User Experience
2 1 (2.13%) ASIC
2 1 (2.13%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.13%) VHDL
2 1 (2.13%) Verilog
2 1 (2.13%) Streaming Video
2 1 (2.13%) Cryptography
2 1 (2.13%) SystemC
2 1 (2.13%) Open Source
2 1 (2.13%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.13%) Physics
2 1 (2.13%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.26%) UNIX
1 2 (4.26%) Windows
1 2 (4.26%) Linux
2 1 (2.13%) VxWorks
2 1 (2.13%) Windows 2000
2 1 (2.13%) Solaris
2 1 (2.13%) Windows NT
2 1 (2.13%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.13%) bada
2 1 (2.13%) Windows Phone
2 1 (2.13%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (19.15%) Integration Acceptance Testing
1 9 (19.15%) Test Automation
2 7 (14.89%) Software Engineering
3 6 (12.77%) Information Management
4 4 (8.51%) Resource Management
4 4 (8.51%) Capacity Planning
4 4 (8.51%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (4.26%) Black-Box Testing
5 2 (4.26%) Network Management
5 2 (4.26%) Network Design
5 2 (4.26%) TDD
5 2 (4.26%) Validation
5 2 (4.26%) Regression Testing
5 2 (4.26%) Coaching
6 1 (2.13%) Test Planning
6 1 (2.13%) Line Management
6 1 (2.13%) Risk Management
6 1 (2.13%) Pair Programming
6 1 (2.13%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (2.13%) Network Planning
Programming Languages
1 9 (19.15%) Perl
2 5 (10.64%) SQL
2 5 (10.64%) C
3 3 (6.38%) C++
4 2 (4.26%) Java
5 1 (2.13%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.13%) Python
Qualifications
1 16 (34.04%) Degree
2 3 (6.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (6.38%) ISEB
2 3 (6.38%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.64%) QA
2 1 (2.13%) JTAG
Systems Management
1 2 (4.26%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (2.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (12.77%) Huawei
2 5 (10.64%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 4 (8.51%) Mapinfo
4 3 (6.38%) Microsoft
4 3 (6.38%) Agilent
5 2 (4.26%) Sybase
5 2 (4.26%) SGI
6 1 (2.13%) Anite
6 1 (2.13%) Oracle
6 1 (2.13%) Sun
6 1 (2.13%) HP
6 1 (2.13%) Symbian
Hertfordshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Stevenage
Computer Futures
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour
Posted: 20 days ago