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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WCDMA over the 3 months to 30 September 2014 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wideband Code Division Multiple Access (W-CDMA)
Rank - 94 -
Contract jobs citing WCDMA 0 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands - 0.33% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 2.17% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £388 £283
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +37.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £35.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
- -16.47%
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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
440 323 366
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 17.18% 15.31% 15.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 227 154 147
Average daily rate £325 £345 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.79% +15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £220 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 36 49
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.05 £12.30 £15.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £30.00 £34.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.22% -

WCDMA
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WCDMA across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within 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