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 24 April 2015 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wideband Code Division Multiple Access (W-CDMA)
Rank 576 572 516
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -56
Contract jobs citing WCDMA 18 28 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.032% 0.051% 0.089%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.22% 0.39% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 8
Average daily rate
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£260 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +8.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £261 £300
% change year-on-year
-0.47% -12.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £45.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +28.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £45.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +28.57%

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
8185 7226 7463
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.69% 13.09% 15.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 4470 3816 3720
Average daily rate £350 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 442 399 579
Average hourly rate £28.75 £20.00 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.75% -10.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.11%

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
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 12 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 24 April 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -7 17 £260 -20.00% 2
Warrington - 7 £260 -
Cheshire - 7 £260 -
North West - 7 £260 -
Coventry - 6 £260 -
West Midlands - 6 £260 -
Reading +1 5 - - 1
Berkshire -6 5 - - 1
South East -8 5 - - 1
London +3 1 - - 1
Bristol -3 1 - -
South West -7 1 - -

WCDMA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 16 (88.89%) Telecoms
1 16 (88.89%) LTE
2 15 (83.33%) GSM
3 14 (77.78%) Radio Access Network
4 13 (72.22%) GPRS
5 11 (61.11%) 3G
5 11 (61.11%) Configuration Management
5 11 (61.11%) Performance Management
6 10 (55.56%) HSPA
6 10 (55.56%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 10 (55.56%) 4G
6 10 (55.56%) Network Design
6 10 (55.56%) Huawei
6 10 (55.56%) Resource Management
6 10 (55.56%) Nortel
6 10 (55.56%) Ericsson
6 10 (55.56%) 2G
7 5 (27.78%) Service Delivery
7 5 (27.78%) 3GPP
8 4 (22.22%) Business Objects
8 4 (22.22%) ITIL
8 4 (22.22%) MS Excel
8 4 (22.22%) Mapinfo
8 4 (22.22%) Network Management
8 4 (22.22%) Performance Improvement
8 4 (22.22%) Service Management
8 4 (22.22%) eTOM
8 4 (22.22%) MS PowerPoint
9 3 (16.67%) Wireless
9 3 (16.67%) UMTS

WCDMA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 4 (22.22%) MS Excel
1 4 (22.22%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 16 (88.89%) LTE
2 15 (83.33%) GSM
3 14 (77.78%) Radio Access Network
4 13 (72.22%) GPRS
5 11 (61.11%) 3G
6 10 (55.56%) HSPA
6 10 (55.56%) 4G
6 10 (55.56%) 2G
7 5 (27.78%) 3GPP
8 3 (16.67%) Wireless
8 3 (16.67%) UMTS
9 2 (11.11%) CDMA
9 2 (11.11%) GGSN
9 2 (11.11%) SGSN
10 1 (5.56%) MGW
10 1 (5.56%) ATM
10 1 (5.56%) ISDN
10 1 (5.56%) PSTN
10 1 (5.56%) SMS
10 1 (5.56%) Megaco
General
1 16 (88.89%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.56%) Marketing
2 1 (5.56%) Electronics
2 1 (5.56%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 11 (61.11%) RAN Engineer
2 10 (55.56%) Performance Engineer
3 8 (44.44%) RAN Performance Engineer
4 5 (27.78%) Senior RAN Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) OSS Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Test and Integration Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Integration Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Radio Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Technical Support
5 1 (5.56%) Support Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Technical Support Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Test Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Test Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Integration Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) RF Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) CS Core Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) Windows
2 1 (5.56%) Windows Mobile
2 1 (5.56%) Windows 2000
2 1 (5.56%) Windows NT
2 1 (5.56%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (61.11%) Configuration Management
1 11 (61.11%) Performance Management
2 10 (55.56%) Network Design
2 10 (55.56%) Resource Management
3 5 (27.78%) Service Delivery
4 4 (22.22%) ITIL
4 4 (22.22%) Network Management
4 4 (22.22%) Performance Improvement
4 4 (22.22%) Service Management
4 4 (22.22%) eTOM
5 2 (11.11%) Performance Engineering
6 1 (5.56%) Risk Analysis
6 1 (5.56%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (5.56%) Risk Management
6 1 (5.56%) Software Engineering
6 1 (5.56%) Integration Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) C
1 1 (5.56%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) QA
Vendors
1 10 (55.56%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
1 10 (55.56%) Huawei
1 10 (55.56%) Nortel
1 10 (55.56%) Ericsson
2 4 (22.22%) Business Objects
2 4 (22.22%) Mapinfo
3 1 (5.56%) NetScout
3 1 (5.56%) Sybase
3 1 (5.56%) Microsoft