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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wideband Code Division Multiple Access (W-CDMA)
Rank 630 643 605
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -38
Contract jobs citing WCDMA 6 21 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% 0.036% 0.058%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.074% 0.27% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 10
Median daily rate £269 £288 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.52% -23.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £278 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £298 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £269 £288 £375
% change year-on-year
-6.52% -23.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £26.00
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
8132 7895 8557
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.44% 13.67% 14.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 4960 4557 4738
Median daily rate £400 £387 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.35% +6.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £233 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £520 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £363 £347
% change year-on-year
- +4.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 415 539 480
Median hourly rate £28.00 £21.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.33 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -6.64%

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
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 6 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 1 October 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 +14 5 £269 -6.52% 2
South East +7 2 £250 -13.04%
Guildford - 2 £250 -
Surrey - 2 £250 -
London +5 1 - - 1
Midlands - 1 £288 -

WCDMA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 10 (76.92%) Telecoms
1 10 (76.92%) LTE
2 7 (53.85%) 3G
3 6 (46.15%) UMTS
3 6 (46.15%) 2G
4 5 (38.46%) GSM
5 4 (30.77%) UTRAN
5 4 (30.77%) CDMA
5 4 (30.77%) GPRS
5 4 (30.77%) Nokia
5 4 (30.77%) Mapinfo
5 4 (30.77%) Network Design
5 4 (30.77%) Network Planning
5 4 (30.77%) Huawei
6 3 (23.08%) Ericsson
6 3 (23.08%) Wireless
6 3 (23.08%) C
6 3 (23.08%) Degree
6 3 (23.08%) Radio Access Network
6 3 (23.08%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (23.08%) Algorithms
7 2 (15.38%) Performance Engineering
7 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (15.38%) Presales
7 2 (15.38%) Embedded Software Development
7 2 (15.38%) 4G
7 2 (15.38%) Performance Improvement
7 2 (15.38%) Performance Management
7 2 (15.38%) Resource Management
7 2 (15.38%) XCAP

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:

Applications
1 1 (7.69%) AutoCAD
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
1 1 (7.69%) MS Office
1 1 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (7.69%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 10 (76.92%) LTE
2 7 (53.85%) 3G
3 6 (46.15%) 2G
3 6 (46.15%) UMTS
4 5 (38.46%) GSM
5 4 (30.77%) CDMA
5 4 (30.77%) GPRS
5 4 (30.77%) UTRAN
6 3 (23.08%) Radio Access Network
6 3 (23.08%) Wireless
7 2 (15.38%) 3GPP
7 2 (15.38%) 4G
7 2 (15.38%) ATM
7 2 (15.38%) MPLS
7 2 (15.38%) WiMAX
7 2 (15.38%) XCAP
8 1 (7.69%) GGSN
8 1 (7.69%) NGN
8 1 (7.69%) RNC
8 1 (7.69%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (7.69%) Data Mining
1 1 (7.69%) GIS
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database
General
1 10 (76.92%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.69%) Electronics
2 1 (7.69%) French Language
2 1 (7.69%) Mandarin Language
2 1 (7.69%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) RAN Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Consultant
2 2 (15.38%) Network Consultant
2 2 (15.38%) Network Design Consultant
2 2 (15.38%) Network Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Network Optimisation Consultant
2 2 (15.38%) Performance Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) RAN Performance Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Design Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Embedded Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Hardware Architect
3 1 (7.69%) RAN Design Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) RF Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Senior RF Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Software Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Architect
3 1 (7.69%) VHDL Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) VoLTE Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Algorithms
2 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (15.38%) Statistics
2 2 (15.38%) VHDL
3 1 (7.69%) Device Driver
3 1 (7.69%) Driving Licence
3 1 (7.69%) Visualisation
3 1 (7.69%) VLSI
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Unix
1 2 (15.38%) Windows
2 1 (7.69%) Linux
2 1 (7.69%) Solaris
2 1 (7.69%) Windows 2000
2 1 (7.69%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Network Design
1 4 (30.77%) Network Planning
2 3 (23.08%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (15.38%) Embedded Software Development
3 2 (15.38%) Performance Engineering
3 2 (15.38%) Performance Improvement
3 2 (15.38%) Performance Management
3 2 (15.38%) Performance Optimisation
3 2 (15.38%) Presales
3 2 (15.38%) Resource Management
4 1 (7.69%) Benchmarking
4 1 (7.69%) CRM
4 1 (7.69%) HOOD
4 1 (7.69%) Network Optimisation
4 1 (7.69%) Project Management
4 1 (7.69%) Radio Network Optimisation
4 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
4 1 (7.69%) Software Audit
4 1 (7.69%) Spatial Analysis
4 1 (7.69%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) C
2 2 (15.38%) C++
2 2 (15.38%) SQL
3 1 (7.69%) MapBasic
3 1 (7.69%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Huawei
1 4 (30.77%) Mapinfo
1 4 (30.77%) Nokia
2 3 (23.08%) Ericsson
3 2 (15.38%) Actix
3 2 (15.38%) Anite
3 2 (15.38%) Sybase
4 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
4 1 (7.69%) Oracle
4 1 (7.69%) Progress