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 4 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wideband Code Division Multiple Access (W-CDMA)
Rank - 127 -
Contract jobs citing WCDMA 0 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands - 0.22% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 1.37% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
Median daily rate - £260 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £230 £260 £261
% change year-on-year
-11.53% -0.47%
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
379 438 284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 13.23% 16.34% 12.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 234 115
Median daily rate £370 £340 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.82% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £260 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £345 £333
% change year-on-year
+5.79% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 44 23
Median hourly rate £14.50 £26.00 £15.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.23% +64.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £28.35 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+5.83% +41.72%

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