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 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wideband Code Division Multiple Access (W-CDMA)
Rank 585 544 552
Rank change year-on-year
-41 +8
Contract jobs citing WCDMA 16 26 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.028% 0.050% 0.041%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.19% 0.37% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 3
Average daily rate
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£400 £250 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% +25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £225 £200
% change year-on-year
+77.77% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 6
Average hourly rate £26.00 £35.50 £41.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.76% -13.93%
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
8392 6967 8263
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.43% 13.48% 15.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4785 3843 3945
Average daily rate £360 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +4.16%
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 £347 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+5.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 462 461 595
Average hourly rate £22.77 £21.75 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.70% +6.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +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 30 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 13 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 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
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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 13 £400 +16.36% 3
South West -29 11 £400 -
Bristol -16 6 £260 -
Swindon - 5 £400 -
Wiltshire - 5 £400 -
South East -26 1 - -
East of England - - - - 3
Berkshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - - 3
Cambridge - - - -
Reading - - - -
Stevenage - - - - 1

WCDMA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 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 38 (82.61%) LTE
2 35 (76.09%) GSM
3 33 (71.74%) Telecoms
4 25 (54.35%) GPRS
5 18 (39.13%) 3GPP
6 15 (32.61%) UMTS
6 15 (32.61%) Degree
7 12 (26.09%) Electronics
7 12 (26.09%) 3G
8 11 (23.91%) 4G
9 10 (21.74%) 2G
10 9 (19.57%) Perl
10 9 (19.57%) Test Automation
11 8 (17.39%) CDMA
11 8 (17.39%) Wireless
11 8 (17.39%) Integration Acceptance Testing
12 7 (15.22%) Software Engineering
13 6 (13.04%) Radio Access Network
13 6 (13.04%) Information Management
13 6 (13.04%) Huawei
13 6 (13.04%) SMS
14 5 (10.87%) SQL
14 5 (10.87%) C
14 5 (10.87%) MS Office
14 5 (10.87%) Finance
14 5 (10.87%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
14 5 (10.87%) QA
15 4 (8.70%) Resource Management
15 4 (8.70%) Capacity Planning
15 4 (8.70%) HSUPA

WCDMA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 (10.87%) MS Office
2 4 (8.70%) MS Excel
3 3 (6.52%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 38 (82.61%) LTE
2 35 (76.09%) GSM
3 25 (54.35%) GPRS
4 18 (39.13%) 3GPP
5 15 (32.61%) UMTS
6 12 (26.09%) 3G
7 11 (23.91%) 4G
8 10 (21.74%) 2G
9 8 (17.39%) CDMA
9 8 (17.39%) Wireless
10 6 (13.04%) Radio Access Network
10 6 (13.04%) SMS
11 4 (8.70%) HSUPA
11 4 (8.70%) HSDPA
11 4 (8.70%) ISUP
11 4 (8.70%) VoLTE
12 3 (6.52%) SIGTRAN
12 3 (6.52%) Wireshark
12 3 (6.52%) HSPA
13 2 (4.35%) RANAP
Development Applications
1 1 (2.17%) ClearQuest
1 1 (2.17%) ClearCase
1 1 (2.17%) Eclipse
1 1 (2.17%) GDB
1 1 (2.17%) Git (software)
General
1 33 (71.74%) Telecoms
2 12 (26.09%) Electronics
3 5 (10.87%) Finance
4 3 (6.52%) Billing
5 2 (4.35%) Multimedia
6 1 (2.17%) Dutch Language
6 1 (2.17%) French Language
Job Titles
1 12 (26.09%) Test Engineer
2 10 (21.74%) Integration Engineer
3 8 (17.39%) Hardware Engineer
4 7 (15.22%) Development Engineer
5 6 (13.04%) Systems Architect
5 6 (13.04%) Architect
6 5 (10.87%) Test and Integration Engineer
7 4 (8.70%) Senior Integration Engineer
7 4 (8.70%) Senior Test Engineer
8 3 (6.52%) RAN Engineer
9 2 (4.35%) Design Engineer
9 2 (4.35%) Consultant
9 2 (4.35%) Field Engineer
10 1 (2.17%) Tester
10 1 (2.17%) Software Engineer
10 1 (2.17%) Developer
10 1 (2.17%) Senior RF Engineer
10 1 (2.17%) ASIC Design Engineer
10 1 (2.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 1 (2.17%) RF Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.17%) Dalvik
1 1 (2.17%) OpenGL
1 1 (2.17%) SyncML
1 1 (2.17%) XML
1 1 (2.17%) HTML
1 1 (2.17%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (6.52%) Handset
2 1 (2.17%) User Experience
2 1 (2.17%) ASIC
2 1 (2.17%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.17%) Cryptography
2 1 (2.17%) VHDL
2 1 (2.17%) Verilog
2 1 (2.17%) Streaming Video
2 1 (2.17%) SystemC
2 1 (2.17%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.17%) Open Source
2 1 (2.17%) Physics
2 1 (2.17%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.35%) UNIX
1 2 (4.35%) Windows
1 2 (4.35%) Linux
2 1 (2.17%) VxWorks
2 1 (2.17%) Windows 2000
2 1 (2.17%) Solaris
2 1 (2.17%) Windows NT
2 1 (2.17%) Windows Phone
2 1 (2.17%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.17%) bada
2 1 (2.17%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (19.57%) Test Automation
2 8 (17.39%) Integration Acceptance Testing
3 7 (15.22%) Software Engineering
4 6 (13.04%) Information Management
5 4 (8.70%) Resource Management
5 4 (8.70%) Capacity Planning
5 4 (8.70%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (4.35%) Network Management
6 2 (4.35%) Black-Box Testing
6 2 (4.35%) TDD
6 2 (4.35%) Network Design
6 2 (4.35%) Validation
6 2 (4.35%) Regression Testing
6 2 (4.35%) Coaching
7 1 (2.17%) Test Planning
7 1 (2.17%) Line Management
7 1 (2.17%) Risk Management
7 1 (2.17%) Network Planning
7 1 (2.17%) Software Testing
7 1 (2.17%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 9 (19.57%) Perl
2 5 (10.87%) SQL
2 5 (10.87%) C
3 3 (6.52%) C++
4 2 (4.35%) Java
5 1 (2.17%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.17%) Python
Qualifications
1 15 (32.61%) Degree
2 2 (4.35%) ISTQB
2 2 (4.35%) ISEB
2 2 (4.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.87%) QA
2 1 (2.17%) JTAG
Systems Management
1 2 (4.35%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (2.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (13.04%) Huawei
2 5 (10.87%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 4 (8.70%) Mapinfo
4 3 (6.52%) Microsoft
4 3 (6.52%) Agilent
5 2 (4.35%) Sybase
5 2 (4.35%) SGI
6 1 (2.17%) Lauterbach
6 1 (2.17%) Anite
6 1 (2.17%) Oracle
6 1 (2.17%) Sun
6 1 (2.17%) HP
6 1 (2.17%) Symbian
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