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 March 2017 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 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wideband Code Division Multiple Access (W-CDMA)
UK
Rank 579 607 610
Rank change year-on-year
+28 +3
Contract jobs citing WCDMA 12 26 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.027% 0.050% 0.023%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.18% 0.34% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 7 4
Median daily rate - £230 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -11.53%
UK excluding London median daily rate - £230 £260
% change year-on-year
- -11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £17.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 - -

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
6738 7551 7846
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.04% 14.52% 14.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 4198 4449 4260
Median daily rate £400 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £230 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 371 327 448
Median hourly rate £23.98 £31.33 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.47% +25.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £37.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-41.89% +34.54%

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 March 2017. 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 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 +30 12 - -
South East +10 12 - -
Berkshire +18 11 - -
Reading +19 5 - -
Farnborough - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 - -

WCDMA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 March 2017, 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 15 (88.24%) LTE
2 13 (76.47%) HSPA
2 13 (76.47%) GSM
3 12 (70.59%) Degree
3 12 (70.59%) Mentoring
4 11 (64.71%) Coaching
4 11 (64.71%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (64.71%) Mobile Development
4 11 (64.71%) Android Studio
4 11 (64.71%) Apple Swift
4 11 (64.71%) Android
4 11 (64.71%) QA
4 11 (64.71%) Problem Management
4 11 (64.71%) Publishing
4 11 (64.71%) Stakeholder Management
4 11 (64.71%) Xcode
4 11 (64.71%) Objective-C
4 11 (64.71%) Java
4 11 (64.71%) Apple
4 11 (64.71%) Project Management
4 11 (64.71%) Service Design
5 10 (58.82%) Finance
6 5 (29.41%) Mobile App
6 5 (29.41%) Telecoms
7 4 (23.53%) GPRS
8 3 (17.65%) 3G
8 3 (17.65%) Network Design
9 2 (11.76%) Resource Management
9 2 (11.76%) MPLS
9 2 (11.76%) 2G

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 (5.88%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 15 (88.24%) LTE
2 13 (76.47%) GSM
2 13 (76.47%) HSPA
3 4 (23.53%) GPRS
4 3 (17.65%) 3G
5 2 (11.76%) 2G
5 2 (11.76%) 3GPP
5 2 (11.76%) ATM
5 2 (11.76%) MPLS
5 2 (11.76%) Radio Access Network
5 2 (11.76%) UMTS
5 2 (11.76%) VoLTE
6 1 (5.88%) 4G
6 1 (5.88%) RNC
6 1 (5.88%) Skype
6 1 (5.88%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 11 (64.71%) Android Studio
1 11 (64.71%) Xcode
General
1 11 (64.71%) Publishing
2 10 (58.82%) Finance
3 5 (29.41%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (64.71%) Architect
2 2 (11.76%) Consultant
2 2 (11.76%) Java Applications Architect
2 2 (11.76%) Java Architect
2 2 (11.76%) Mobile Architect
2 2 (11.76%) Network Consultant
2 2 (11.76%) Network Design Consultant
2 2 (11.76%) Network Optimisation Consultant
2 2 (11.76%) Optimisation Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) RAN Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Senior RAN Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Applications Architect
3 1 (5.88%) Graduate
3 1 (5.88%) Graduate Test Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 11 (64.71%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (29.41%) Mobile App
3 1 (5.88%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 11 (64.71%) Android
2 1 (5.88%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (70.59%) Mentoring
2 11 (64.71%) Coaching
2 11 (64.71%) Mobile Development
2 11 (64.71%) Problem Management
2 11 (64.71%) Project Management
2 11 (64.71%) Service Design
2 11 (64.71%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (17.65%) Network Design
4 2 (11.76%) Network Management
4 2 (11.76%) Network Optimisation
4 2 (11.76%) Performance Optimisation
4 2 (11.76%) Presales
4 2 (11.76%) Radio Network Optimisation
4 2 (11.76%) Resource Management
5 1 (5.88%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (5.88%) ITIL V3
5 1 (5.88%) Network Planning
5 1 (5.88%) Performance Management
5 1 (5.88%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (5.88%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (64.71%) Apple Swift
1 11 (64.71%) Java
1 11 (64.71%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 12 (70.59%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (64.71%) QA
Vendors
1 11 (64.71%) Apple
2 1 (5.88%) Ericsson
2 1 (5.88%) Greenplum
2 1 (5.88%) Huawei
2 1 (5.88%) Mapinfo
2 1 (5.88%) Nokia
2 1 (5.88%) Nokia Networks