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 6 May 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
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wideband Code Division Multiple Access (W-CDMA)
Rank 622 614 588
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -26
Contract jobs citing WCDMA 19 18 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.034% 0.032% 0.049%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.22% 0.21% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 4 7
Median daily rate £230 £260 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.53% -20.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £230 £260 £261
% change year-on-year
-11.53% -0.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £45.00

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
8602 8400 7333
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.48% 15.01% 13.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 5229 4565 3897
Median daily rate £390 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £345 £328
% change year-on-year
+7.24% +5.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 363 474 402
Median hourly rate £28.50 £27.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.63% +37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £47.50 £40.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £28.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+23.21% +40.00%

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 6 May 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 6 May 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 -24 17 £230 -11.53% 3
South East -2 15 £230 - 2
M4 Corridor - 8 £230 -
Berkshire +3 7 £255 - 2
Reading -2 2 - - 2
South West 0 1 - - 1
London -13 1 £500 -
Channel Islands - 1 £250 -
Swindon - 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 - -
Jersey - 1 £250 -

WCDMA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 31 (86.11%) UMTS
1 31 (86.11%) Telecoms
2 29 (80.56%) Unix
2 29 (80.56%) GPRS
3 28 (77.78%) Solaris
3 28 (77.78%) SS7
3 28 (77.78%) Diameter Protocol
4 27 (75.00%) GSM
5 26 (72.22%) Sybase
6 25 (69.44%) Oracle
6 25 (69.44%) Oracle Database
7 20 (55.56%) CDMA
8 19 (52.78%) SLA
9 13 (36.11%) VoIP
9 13 (36.11%) MGCP
9 13 (36.11%) H.323
9 13 (36.11%) NGN
9 13 (36.11%) Degree
10 12 (33.33%) Computer Science
11 10 (27.78%) GGSN
12 7 (19.44%) SGSN
13 6 (16.67%) Huawei
13 6 (16.67%) SharePoint Server
13 6 (16.67%) LTE
14 4 (11.11%) Network Planning
15 3 (8.33%) HSPA
15 3 (8.33%) Actix
15 3 (8.33%) 3G
15 3 (8.33%) Radio Access Network
16 2 (5.56%) VoLTE

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 (16.67%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (2.78%) AutoCAD
1 1 (2.78%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (2.78%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 31 (86.11%) UMTS
2 29 (80.56%) GPRS
3 28 (77.78%) Diameter Protocol
3 28 (77.78%) SS7
4 27 (75.00%) GSM
5 20 (55.56%) CDMA
6 13 (36.11%) H.323
6 13 (36.11%) MGCP
6 13 (36.11%) NGN
6 13 (36.11%) VoIP
7 10 (27.78%) GGSN
8 7 (19.44%) SGSN
9 6 (16.67%) LTE
10 3 (8.33%) 3G
10 3 (8.33%) HSPA
10 3 (8.33%) Radio Access Network
11 2 (5.56%) 2G
11 2 (5.56%) 4G
11 2 (5.56%) VoLTE
11 2 (5.56%) VoWiFi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (69.44%) Oracle Database
General
1 31 (86.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 28 (77.78%) Core Network Engineer
1 28 (77.78%) Network Engineer
2 24 (66.67%) Support Engineer
3 23 (63.89%) Network Support
3 23 (63.89%) Network Support Engineer
4 12 (33.33%) Technical Engineer
4 12 (33.33%) Technical Support
4 12 (33.33%) Technical Support Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Designer
5 2 (5.56%) Network Specialist
5 2 (5.56%) Radio Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Radio Specialist
5 2 (5.56%) Senior Designer
6 1 (2.78%) Optimisation Engineer
6 1 (2.78%) Product Specialist
6 1 (2.78%) RAN Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 12 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.78%) Algorithms
2 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.78%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 29 (80.56%) Unix
2 28 (77.78%) Solaris
3 2 (5.56%) Windows
4 1 (2.78%) Linux
4 1 (2.78%) Windows 2000
4 1 (2.78%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (11.11%) Network Planning
2 2 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (5.56%) High Availability
3 1 (2.78%) Benchmarking
3 1 (2.78%) Network Design
3 1 (2.78%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (2.78%) Project Management
3 1 (2.78%) Software Audit
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.78%) C
1 1 (2.78%) MapBasic
1 1 (2.78%) SQL
1 1 (2.78%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (36.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (52.78%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.78%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 26 (72.22%) Sybase
2 25 (69.44%) Oracle
3 6 (16.67%) Huawei
4 3 (8.33%) Actix
5 2 (5.56%) Nokia
6 1 (2.78%) Anite
6 1 (2.78%) Ericsson
6 1 (2.78%) ION Trading
6 1 (2.78%) Mapinfo
6 1 (2.78%) Microsoft