The table below looks at the statistics for WCDMA skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WCDMA over the 3 months to 28 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wideband Code Division Multiple Access (W-CDMA)
Rank 642 643 588
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -55
Contract jobs citing WCDMA 9 3 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.017% 0.005% 0.055%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.10% 0.038% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 4
Median daily rate £288 £225 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.77% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £189 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £225 £271
UK excluding London median daily rate £279 £225 £263
% change year-on-year
+23.88% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
8772 7949 7641
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.24% 13.93% 13.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 5364 4556 4058
Median daily rate £400 £375 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +6.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £331
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +5.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 434 496 440
Median hourly rate £29.00 £20.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.46% +2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £47.83 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+50.98% +7.62%

WCDMA
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing WCDMA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WCDMA within the UK over the 3 months to 28 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -9 9 £288 +27.77%
South East +14 4 £270 +50.00%
London - 3 £500 -
Berkshire 0 2 - -
Surrey - 2 £270 -
Guildford - 2 £270 -
Swindon - 1 - -
Reading - 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 - -
Midlands - 1 £288 -
South West - 1 - -

WCDMA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing WCDMA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for WCDMA.

1 25 (86.21%) Telecoms
2 24 (82.76%) UMTS
3 20 (68.97%) GPRS
3 20 (68.97%) Sybase
3 20 (68.97%) Unix
4 19 (65.52%) GSM
5 18 (62.07%) SS7
5 18 (62.07%) Solaris
5 18 (62.07%) Oracle
5 18 (62.07%) Oracle Database
5 18 (62.07%) Diameter Protocol
6 16 (55.17%) CDMA
7 9 (31.03%) SLA
8 8 (27.59%) Huawei
8 8 (27.59%) GGSN
8 8 (27.59%) SGSN
9 7 (24.14%) LTE
9 7 (24.14%) 3G
10 6 (20.69%) Nokia
10 6 (20.69%) VoIP
10 6 (20.69%) MGCP
10 6 (20.69%) H.323
10 6 (20.69%) NGN
10 6 (20.69%) Degree
10 6 (20.69%) SharePoint Server
11 5 (17.24%) 2G
12 4 (13.79%) Ericsson
12 4 (13.79%) 3GPP
12 4 (13.79%) Mapinfo
12 4 (13.79%) UTRAN

WCDMA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (20.69%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 2 (6.90%) AutoCAD
1 2 (6.90%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (6.90%) MS Visio
2 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.45%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 24 (82.76%) UMTS
2 20 (68.97%) GPRS
3 19 (65.52%) GSM
4 18 (62.07%) Diameter Protocol
4 18 (62.07%) SS7
5 16 (55.17%) CDMA
6 8 (27.59%) GGSN
6 8 (27.59%) SGSN
7 7 (24.14%) 3G
7 7 (24.14%) LTE
8 6 (20.69%) H.323
8 6 (20.69%) MGCP
8 6 (20.69%) NGN
8 6 (20.69%) VoIP
9 5 (17.24%) 2G
10 4 (13.79%) 3GPP
10 4 (13.79%) ATM
10 4 (13.79%) Radio Access Network
10 4 (13.79%) UTRAN
11 3 (10.34%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (62.07%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.45%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (3.45%) GIS
General
1 25 (86.21%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.45%) Electronics
2 1 (3.45%) Mandarin Language
2 1 (3.45%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 19 (65.52%) Network Engineer
2 18 (62.07%) Core Network Engineer
3 13 (44.83%) Support Engineer
4 12 (41.38%) Network Support
4 12 (41.38%) Network Support Engineer
5 11 (37.93%) Technical Engineer
5 11 (37.93%) Technical Support
5 11 (37.93%) Technical Support Engineer
6 4 (13.79%) RAN Engineer
7 2 (6.90%) Performance Engineer
7 2 (6.90%) RAN Performance Engineer
8 1 (3.45%) Architect
8 1 (3.45%) Design Engineer
8 1 (3.45%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 1 (3.45%) Hardware Architect
8 1 (3.45%) Network Performance Engineer
8 1 (3.45%) Radio Engineer
8 1 (3.45%) Software Engineer
8 1 (3.45%) Technical Architect
8 1 (3.45%) VHDL Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) Algorithms
1 4 (13.79%) Computer Science
2 3 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (10.34%) Statistics
3 2 (6.90%) VHDL
4 1 (3.45%) Device Driver
4 1 (3.45%) Driving Licence
4 1 (3.45%) Visualisation
4 1 (3.45%) VLSI
Operating Systems
1 20 (68.97%) Unix
2 18 (62.07%) Solaris
3 4 (13.79%) Windows
4 2 (6.90%) Linux
4 2 (6.90%) Windows 2000
4 2 (6.90%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (13.79%) Performance Monitoring
2 3 (10.34%) Network Design
2 3 (10.34%) Network Planning
3 2 (6.90%) Benchmarking
3 2 (6.90%) Embedded Software Development
3 2 (6.90%) Performance Engineering
3 2 (6.90%) Performance Improvement
3 2 (6.90%) Project Management
3 2 (6.90%) Resource Management
3 2 (6.90%) Software Audit
4 1 (3.45%) HOOD
4 1 (3.45%) Performance Management
4 1 (3.45%) Presales
4 1 (3.45%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (3.45%) Service Delivery
4 1 (3.45%) Software Engineering
4 1 (3.45%) Spatial Analysis
4 1 (3.45%) Statistical Analysis
4 1 (3.45%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (13.79%) C
2 3 (10.34%) SQL
3 2 (6.90%) C++
3 2 (6.90%) MapBasic
3 2 (6.90%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (20.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (31.03%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (10.34%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 20 (68.97%) Sybase
2 18 (62.07%) Oracle
3 8 (27.59%) Huawei
4 6 (20.69%) Nokia
5 4 (13.79%) Ericsson
5 4 (13.79%) Mapinfo
6 3 (10.34%) Anite
7 2 (6.90%) Actix
7 2 (6.90%) Microsoft
8 1 (3.45%) ION Trading