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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wideband Code Division Multiple Access (W-CDMA)
Rank - 541 528
Contract jobs citing WCDMA 0 29 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK - 0.057% 0.068%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 0.42% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 14 3
Average daily rate
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- £240 £235
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.12%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £258 £235
% change year-on-year
- +9.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £42.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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
7825 6877 7709
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.43% 13.43% 15.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 4453 3746 3776
Average daily rate £363 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £220 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 419 411 645
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.52 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.85 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

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 12 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 24 December 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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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
Bristol - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
London - - - -
Reading - - - -
Stevenage - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
South East - - - -
South West - - - -
England - - - -
East of England - - - -

WCDMA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 28 (80.00%) LTE
2 26 (74.29%) GSM
2 26 (74.29%) Telecoms
3 19 (54.29%) GPRS
4 12 (34.29%) 3GPP
5 11 (31.43%) Degree
6 10 (28.57%) Electronics
6 10 (28.57%) UMTS
7 8 (22.86%) Perl
7 8 (22.86%) Test Automation
7 8 (22.86%) 4G
8 7 (20.00%) CDMA
8 7 (20.00%) 3G
8 7 (20.00%) 2G
9 6 (17.14%) Huawei
9 6 (17.14%) Integration Acceptance Testing
9 6 (17.14%) Wireless
9 6 (17.14%) Radio Access Network
10 5 (14.29%) QA
10 5 (14.29%) Finance
10 5 (14.29%) SMS
10 5 (14.29%) SQL
10 5 (14.29%) MS Office
11 4 (11.43%) MS Excel
11 4 (11.43%) Mapinfo
11 4 (11.43%) HSDPA
11 4 (11.43%) HSUPA
11 4 (11.43%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
11 4 (11.43%) Capacity Planning
11 4 (11.43%) Performance Monitoring

WCDMA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (14.29%) MS Office
2 4 (11.43%) MS Excel
3 3 (8.57%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 28 (80.00%) LTE
2 26 (74.29%) GSM
3 19 (54.29%) GPRS
4 12 (34.29%) 3GPP
5 10 (28.57%) UMTS
6 8 (22.86%) 4G
7 7 (20.00%) 2G
7 7 (20.00%) CDMA
7 7 (20.00%) 3G
8 6 (17.14%) Wireless
8 6 (17.14%) Radio Access Network
9 5 (14.29%) SMS
10 4 (11.43%) HSUPA
10 4 (11.43%) HSDPA
11 3 (8.57%) VoLTE
12 2 (5.71%) HSPA
12 2 (5.71%) Megaco
12 2 (5.71%) ISUP
13 1 (2.86%) IPsec
13 1 (2.86%) UTRAN
General
1 26 (74.29%) Telecoms
2 10 (28.57%) Electronics
3 5 (14.29%) Finance
4 1 (2.86%) Billing
4 1 (2.86%) Dutch Language
4 1 (2.86%) French Language
Job Titles
1 9 (25.71%) Test Engineer
2 8 (22.86%) Hardware Engineer
3 7 (20.00%) Integration Engineer
3 7 (20.00%) Development Engineer
4 4 (11.43%) Test and Integration Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) Senior Integration Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) Architect
5 3 (8.57%) Systems Architect
5 3 (8.57%) Senior Test Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) RAN Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Consultant
6 2 (5.71%) Field Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) Design Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) Tester
7 1 (2.86%) Developer
7 1 (2.86%) Mobile Tester
7 1 (2.86%) OSS Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.71%) Handset
3 1 (2.86%) Physics
3 1 (2.86%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.86%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.71%) UNIX
2 1 (2.86%) Windows
2 1 (2.86%) Solaris
2 1 (2.86%) Linux
2 1 (2.86%) Windows 2000
2 1 (2.86%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (22.86%) Test Automation
2 6 (17.14%) Integration Acceptance Testing
3 4 (11.43%) Capacity Planning
3 4 (11.43%) Performance Monitoring
4 3 (8.57%) Information Management
4 3 (8.57%) Software Engineering
4 3 (8.57%) Resource Management
5 2 (5.71%) Regression Testing
5 2 (5.71%) TDD
5 2 (5.71%) Coaching
6 1 (2.86%) Test Planning
6 1 (2.86%) Line Management
6 1 (2.86%) Black-Box Testing
6 1 (2.86%) Risk Management
6 1 (2.86%) Validation
6 1 (2.86%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (2.86%) System Testing
6 1 (2.86%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (22.86%) Perl
2 5 (14.29%) SQL
3 2 (5.71%) C
3 2 (5.71%) C++
Qualifications
1 11 (31.43%) Degree
2 2 (5.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (5.71%) ISEB
2 2 (5.71%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (14.29%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.86%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (17.14%) Huawei
2 4 (11.43%) Mapinfo
2 4 (11.43%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 3 (8.57%) Microsoft
4 2 (5.71%) Sybase
5 1 (2.86%) Oracle
5 1 (2.86%) Sun
5 1 (2.86%) HP
5 1 (2.86%) Anite
5 1 (2.86%) Agilent
5 1 (2.86%) Lauterbach