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 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wideband Code Division Multiple Access (W-CDMA)
Rank 639 632 605
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -27
Contract jobs citing WCDMA 7 13 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.013% 0.023% 0.034%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.082% 0.16% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 4
Median daily rate £240 £243 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.03% -7.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £260 £359
UK excluding London median daily rate £230 £243 £263
% change year-on-year
-5.15% -7.61%
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
8519 8251 7146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.87% 14.73% 13.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 5166 4605 3901
Median daily rate £390 £350 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 380 478 403
Median hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +31.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £43.10 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +44.44%

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 29 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 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 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 +4 6 £230 -5.15%
South East +2 5 £230 -
Berkshire -9 3 - -
M4 Corridor - 2 £230 -
Reading -10 1 - -
London - 1 £500 -
Channel Islands - 1 £250 -
Jersey - 1 £250 -

WCDMA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 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 28 (84.85%) UMTS
2 27 (81.82%) Telecoms
3 26 (78.79%) Unix
3 26 (78.79%) GPRS
3 26 (78.79%) GSM
4 25 (75.76%) Sybase
5 24 (72.73%) Solaris
5 24 (72.73%) SS7
5 24 (72.73%) Diameter Protocol
6 23 (69.70%) Oracle Database
6 23 (69.70%) Oracle
7 19 (57.58%) CDMA
8 15 (45.45%) SLA
9 11 (33.33%) VoIP
9 11 (33.33%) MGCP
9 11 (33.33%) H.323
9 11 (33.33%) NGN
10 10 (30.30%) Degree
11 9 (27.27%) Computer Science
11 9 (27.27%) GGSN
12 8 (24.24%) SGSN
13 6 (18.18%) Huawei
13 6 (18.18%) SharePoint Server
13 6 (18.18%) LTE
14 4 (12.12%) Network Planning
15 3 (9.09%) Actix
15 3 (9.09%) 3GPP
15 3 (9.09%) 3G
15 3 (9.09%) ATM
15 3 (9.09%) Windows

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 (18.18%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (3.03%) AutoCAD
1 1 (3.03%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (3.03%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 28 (84.85%) UMTS
2 26 (78.79%) GPRS
2 26 (78.79%) GSM
3 24 (72.73%) Diameter Protocol
3 24 (72.73%) SS7
4 19 (57.58%) CDMA
5 11 (33.33%) H.323
5 11 (33.33%) MGCP
5 11 (33.33%) NGN
5 11 (33.33%) VoIP
6 9 (27.27%) GGSN
7 8 (24.24%) SGSN
8 6 (18.18%) LTE
9 3 (9.09%) 3G
9 3 (9.09%) 3GPP
9 3 (9.09%) ATM
9 3 (9.09%) HSPA
9 3 (9.09%) Radio Access Network
9 3 (9.09%) VoLTE
9 3 (9.09%) VoWiFi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (69.70%) Oracle Database
General
1 27 (81.82%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.03%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 24 (72.73%) Core Network Engineer
1 24 (72.73%) Network Engineer
2 19 (57.58%) Support Engineer
3 18 (54.55%) Network Support
3 18 (54.55%) Network Support Engineer
4 11 (33.33%) Technical Engineer
4 11 (33.33%) Technical Support
4 11 (33.33%) Technical Support Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Designer
5 2 (6.06%) Network Specialist
5 2 (6.06%) Radio Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Radio Specialist
5 2 (6.06%) Senior Designer
6 1 (3.03%) Optimisation Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Product Specialist
6 1 (3.03%) RAN Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) VoLTE Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 9 (27.27%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.03%) Algorithms
2 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.03%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 26 (78.79%) Unix
2 24 (72.73%) Solaris
3 3 (9.09%) Windows
4 2 (6.06%) Windows 2000
4 2 (6.06%) Windows NT
5 1 (3.03%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (12.12%) Network Planning
2 2 (6.06%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (6.06%) High Availability
3 1 (3.03%) Benchmarking
3 1 (3.03%) Network Design
3 1 (3.03%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (3.03%) Presales
3 1 (3.03%) Project Management
3 1 (3.03%) Service Delivery
3 1 (3.03%) Software Audit
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.03%) C
1 1 (3.03%) MapBasic
1 1 (3.03%) SQL
1 1 (3.03%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (30.30%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (45.45%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 25 (75.76%) Sybase
2 23 (69.70%) Oracle
3 6 (18.18%) Huawei
4 3 (9.09%) Actix
5 2 (6.06%) Microsoft
5 2 (6.06%) Nokia
6 1 (3.03%) Anite
6 1 (3.03%) Ericsson
6 1 (3.03%) ION Trading
6 1 (3.03%) Mapinfo