The table below looks at the statistics for WCDMA skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WCDMA over the 3 months to 24 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wideband Code Division Multiple Access (W-CDMA)
Rank - 125 -
Contract jobs citing WCDMA 0 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands - 0.12% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 0.74% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £260 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £230 £243 £261
% change year-on-year
-5.15% -7.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £45.00
WCDMA
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
379 405 302
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 13.65% 15.83% 12.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 234 118
Median daily rate £370 £340 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.82% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £226 £177
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £327
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 33 31
Median hourly rate £21.50 £15.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.33% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £9.54 £10.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £30.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £26.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+34.61% +30.00%

WCDMA
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing WCDMA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

WCDMA Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

WCDMA
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WCDMA across the West Midlands region.

WCDMA Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands