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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wideband Code Division Multiple Access (W-CDMA)
Rank 573 543 570
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +27
Contract jobs citing WCDMA 31 44 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.053% 0.083% 0.050%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.37% 0.62% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 2
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +37.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £227 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £388 £349
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £388 £283
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +37.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 13 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 £42.50
% change year-on-year
- -16.47%

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
8373 7144 8918
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.43% 13.53% 15.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 4638 3900 4055
Average daily rate £363 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 462 411 701
Average hourly rate £23.00 £22.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.22% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.55 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.22% -

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 -19 26 £400 +3.22%
South West -16 14 £400 -
South East -11 11 - -
Berkshire +6 8 - -
Wiltshire - 8 £400 -
Swindon - 8 £400 -
Reading +27 4 - -
London - 1 - -
Cambridge - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
East of England - - - -

WCDMA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 (84.62%) LTE
2 40 (76.92%) GSM
3 38 (73.08%) Telecoms
4 30 (57.69%) GPRS
5 21 (40.38%) 3GPP
6 19 (36.54%) UMTS
7 17 (32.69%) Degree
8 14 (26.92%) Electronics
9 12 (23.08%) 3G
10 11 (21.15%) 4G
11 10 (19.23%) Integration Acceptance Testing
11 10 (19.23%) 2G
12 9 (17.31%) Test Automation
12 9 (17.31%) CDMA
12 9 (17.31%) Perl
13 8 (15.38%) SMS
13 8 (15.38%) Huawei
13 8 (15.38%) Wireless
14 7 (13.46%) Information Management
14 7 (13.46%) Software Engineering
14 7 (13.46%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
15 6 (11.54%) Radio Access Network
15 6 (11.54%) VoLTE
16 5 (9.62%) SQL
16 5 (9.62%) C
16 5 (9.62%) MS Office
16 5 (9.62%) QA
16 5 (9.62%) Finance
17 4 (7.69%) HSDPA
17 4 (7.69%) Multimedia

WCDMA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 (9.62%) MS Office
2 4 (7.69%) MS Excel
3 3 (5.77%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 44 (84.62%) LTE
2 40 (76.92%) GSM
3 30 (57.69%) GPRS
4 21 (40.38%) 3GPP
5 19 (36.54%) UMTS
6 12 (23.08%) 3G
7 11 (21.15%) 4G
8 10 (19.23%) 2G
9 9 (17.31%) CDMA
10 8 (15.38%) SMS
10 8 (15.38%) Wireless
11 6 (11.54%) Radio Access Network
11 6 (11.54%) VoLTE
12 4 (7.69%) HSDPA
12 4 (7.69%) HSUPA
12 4 (7.69%) ISUP
12 4 (7.69%) WLAN
13 3 (5.77%) Wireshark
13 3 (5.77%) SIGTRAN
13 3 (5.77%) HSPA
Development Applications
1 1 (1.92%) ClearCase
1 1 (1.92%) Eclipse
1 1 (1.92%) ClearQuest
1 1 (1.92%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.92%) GDB
General
1 38 (73.08%) Telecoms
2 14 (26.92%) Electronics
3 5 (9.62%) Finance
4 4 (7.69%) Multimedia
4 4 (7.69%) Billing
5 1 (1.92%) Dutch Language
5 1 (1.92%) French Language
Job Titles
1 16 (30.77%) Test Engineer
2 14 (26.92%) Integration Engineer
3 8 (15.38%) Hardware Engineer
4 7 (13.46%) Systems Architect
4 7 (13.46%) Architect
4 7 (13.46%) Test and Integration Engineer
4 7 (13.46%) Development Engineer
5 5 (9.62%) Senior Integration Engineer
5 5 (9.62%) Senior Test Engineer
6 3 (5.77%) RAN Engineer
7 2 (3.85%) Design Engineer
7 2 (3.85%) Consultant
7 2 (3.85%) Field Engineer
8 1 (1.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 1 (1.92%) OSS Consultant
8 1 (1.92%) RF Engineer
8 1 (1.92%) Senior RF Engineer
8 1 (1.92%) ASIC Design Engineer
8 1 (1.92%) Tester
8 1 (1.92%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.77%) HTML
1 3 (5.77%) XML
1 3 (5.77%) WAP
1 3 (5.77%) SyncML
2 1 (1.92%) Dalvik
2 1 (1.92%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.77%) Blackberry
1 3 (5.77%) Handset
1 3 (5.77%) Streaming Video
1 3 (5.77%) Mobile App
1 3 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.92%) ASIC
2 1 (1.92%) User Experience
2 1 (1.92%) VHDL
2 1 (1.92%) Verilog
2 1 (1.92%) Cryptography
2 1 (1.92%) Physics
2 1 (1.92%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.92%) Open Source
2 1 (1.92%) SystemC
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.69%) Windows
2 3 (5.77%) Android
2 3 (5.77%) bada
2 3 (5.77%) Apple iOS
2 3 (5.77%) Windows Phone
3 2 (3.85%) Linux
3 2 (3.85%) UNIX
4 1 (1.92%) Solaris
4 1 (1.92%) Windows 2000
4 1 (1.92%) Windows NT
4 1 (1.92%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (19.23%) Integration Acceptance Testing
2 9 (17.31%) Test Automation
3 7 (13.46%) Software Engineering
3 7 (13.46%) Information Management
4 4 (7.69%) Resource Management
4 4 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
4 4 (7.69%) Performance Monitoring
5 3 (5.77%) Black-Box Testing
6 2 (3.85%) ETL
6 2 (3.85%) Network Management
6 2 (3.85%) Test Planning
6 2 (3.85%) Coaching
6 2 (3.85%) Network Design
6 2 (3.85%) TDD
6 2 (3.85%) Regression Testing
6 2 (3.85%) Validation
7 1 (1.92%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (1.92%) Risk Management
7 1 (1.92%) Pair Programming
7 1 (1.92%) Network Planning
Programming Languages
1 9 (17.31%) Perl
2 5 (9.62%) SQL
2 5 (9.62%) C
3 4 (7.69%) Java
4 3 (5.77%) C++
5 1 (1.92%) Python
5 1 (1.92%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 17 (32.69%) Degree
2 4 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (7.69%) ISEB
3 3 (5.77%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.92%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.62%) QA
2 1 (1.92%) JTAG
Systems Management
1 3 (5.77%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (3.85%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 8 (15.38%) Huawei
2 7 (13.46%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 4 (7.69%) Mapinfo
4 3 (5.77%) Symbian
4 3 (5.77%) Microsoft
4 3 (5.77%) Agilent
5 2 (3.85%) SGI
5 2 (3.85%) Sybase
6 1 (1.92%) Oracle
6 1 (1.92%) Anite
6 1 (1.92%) Sun
6 1 (1.92%) HP