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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wideband Code Division Multiple Access (W-CDMA)
Rank 638 632 601
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -31
Contract jobs citing WCDMA 5 4 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.007% 0.038%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.057% 0.050% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 5
Median daily rate £500 £225 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+122.22% -14.28%
UK excluding London median daily rate - £225 £263
% change year-on-year
- -14.28%
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
8718 8059 7220
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.23% 14.38% 13.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 5279 4535 3866
Median daily rate £390 £355 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.85% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 427 479 396
Median hourly rate £28.50 £22.83 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.83% +20.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.30 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £24.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+31.25% +33.33%

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 8 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 29 June 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 -4 5 £500 +122.22%
Berkshire +1 2 - -
South East -1 2 - -
London - 2 £500 -
South West - 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 - -
Swindon - 1 - -
Reading - 1 - -

WCDMA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 27 (87.10%) UMTS
1 27 (87.10%) Telecoms
2 24 (77.42%) Sybase
2 24 (77.42%) Unix
2 24 (77.42%) GPRS
3 23 (74.19%) GSM
4 22 (70.97%) Oracle
4 22 (70.97%) Solaris
4 22 (70.97%) SS7
4 22 (70.97%) Oracle Database
4 22 (70.97%) Diameter Protocol
5 20 (64.52%) CDMA
6 13 (41.94%) SLA
7 10 (32.26%) H.323
7 10 (32.26%) MGCP
7 10 (32.26%) VoIP
7 10 (32.26%) NGN
8 9 (29.03%) Degree
9 8 (25.81%) Computer Science
9 8 (25.81%) GGSN
9 8 (25.81%) SGSN
10 6 (19.35%) Huawei
10 6 (19.35%) LTE
10 6 (19.35%) SharePoint Server
11 4 (12.90%) 3G
11 4 (12.90%) Windows
12 3 (9.68%) ATM
12 3 (9.68%) C
12 3 (9.68%) UTRAN
12 3 (9.68%) 3GPP

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 (19.35%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 2 (6.45%) AutoCAD
1 2 (6.45%) MS Visio
2 1 (3.23%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 27 (87.10%) UMTS
2 24 (77.42%) GPRS
3 23 (74.19%) GSM
4 22 (70.97%) Diameter Protocol
4 22 (70.97%) SS7
5 20 (64.52%) CDMA
6 10 (32.26%) H.323
6 10 (32.26%) MGCP
6 10 (32.26%) NGN
6 10 (32.26%) VoIP
7 8 (25.81%) GGSN
7 8 (25.81%) SGSN
8 6 (19.35%) LTE
9 4 (12.90%) 3G
10 3 (9.68%) 2G
10 3 (9.68%) 3GPP
10 3 (9.68%) ATM
10 3 (9.68%) UTRAN
10 3 (9.68%) VoLTE
10 3 (9.68%) VoWiFi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (70.97%) Oracle Database
General
1 27 (87.10%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.23%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 22 (70.97%) Core Network Engineer
1 22 (70.97%) Network Engineer
2 17 (54.84%) Support Engineer
3 16 (51.61%) Network Support
3 16 (51.61%) Network Support Engineer
4 11 (35.48%) Technical Engineer
4 11 (35.48%) Technical Support
4 11 (35.48%) Technical Support Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Architect
5 1 (3.23%) Designer
5 1 (3.23%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Hardware Architect
5 1 (3.23%) Network Specialist
5 1 (3.23%) Product Specialist
5 1 (3.23%) Radio Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) RAN Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Senior Designer
5 1 (3.23%) Software Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Technical Architect
5 1 (3.23%) VHDL Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.81%) Computer Science
2 3 (9.68%) Algorithms
3 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.45%) Statistics
3 2 (6.45%) VHDL
4 1 (3.23%) Device Driver
4 1 (3.23%) VLSI
Operating Systems
1 24 (77.42%) Unix
2 22 (70.97%) Solaris
3 4 (12.90%) Windows
4 2 (6.45%) Linux
4 2 (6.45%) Windows 2000
4 2 (6.45%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (9.68%) Network Planning
2 2 (6.45%) Benchmarking
2 2 (6.45%) Embedded Software Development
2 2 (6.45%) Network Design
2 2 (6.45%) Project Management
3 1 (3.23%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (3.23%) High Availability
3 1 (3.23%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (3.23%) Presales
3 1 (3.23%) Service Delivery
3 1 (3.23%) Software Audit
3 1 (3.23%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.68%) C
2 2 (6.45%) C++
2 2 (6.45%) MapBasic
2 2 (6.45%) SQL
2 2 (6.45%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (29.03%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (41.94%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (6.45%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 24 (77.42%) Sybase
2 22 (70.97%) Oracle
3 6 (19.35%) Huawei
4 3 (9.68%) Actix
4 3 (9.68%) Anite
4 3 (9.68%) Nokia
5 2 (6.45%) Ericsson
5 2 (6.45%) Mapinfo
5 2 (6.45%) Microsoft
6 1 (3.23%) ION Trading