The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for WCDMA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited WCDMA over the 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Wideband Code Division Multiple Access (W-CDMA)
UK / England
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 579 616 619
Rank change year-on-year +37 +3  
Contract jobs citing WCDMA 4 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.009% 0.008% 0.006%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.067% 0.051% 0.041%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 3
Median daily rate £390 £500 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.00% +122.22%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 - £225
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

WCDMA is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 5978 7894 7394
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 13.83% 15.96% 14.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 3557 4868 4239
Median daily rate £400 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £245 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 348 362 431
Median hourly rate £24.86 £28.00 £22.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.21% +22.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £31.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +31.25%  

WCDMA
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing WCDMA as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for WCDMA in England

WCDMA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing WCDMA in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for WCDMA in England

WCDMA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing WCDMA in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for WCDMA in England

WCDMA
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WCDMA within the England region over the 3 months to 28 June 2017. 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 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
South East +26 2 - -
South West -2 1 £390 -
WCDMA
UK

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, 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 across the England region with a requirement for WCDMA.

1 15 (93.75%) GSM
1 15 (93.75%) LTE
2 14 (87.50%) HSPA
3 12 (75.00%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (68.75%) Service Design
4 11 (68.75%) QA
5 10 (62.50%) Problem Management
6 9 (56.25%) Android
6 9 (56.25%) Xcode
6 9 (56.25%) Objective-C
6 9 (56.25%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (56.25%) Degree
6 9 (56.25%) Java
6 9 (56.25%) Apple
6 9 (56.25%) Project Management
6 9 (56.25%) Publishing
6 9 (56.25%) Mobile Development
6 9 (56.25%) Apple Swift
6 9 (56.25%) Numerate Degree
6 9 (56.25%) Android Studio
6 9 (56.25%) Mentoring
6 9 (56.25%) Coaching
7 8 (50.00%) Finance
8 5 (31.25%) Telecoms
8 5 (31.25%) 3G
8 5 (31.25%) Mobile App
8 5 (31.25%) 4G
9 4 (25.00%) Actix
9 4 (25.00%) Radio Access Network
9 4 (25.00%) 2G

WCDMA
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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:

Communications & Networking
1 15 (93.75%) GSM
1 15 (93.75%) LTE
2 14 (87.50%) HSPA
3 5 (31.25%) 3G
3 5 (31.25%) 4G
4 4 (25.00%) 2G
4 4 (25.00%) Radio Access Network
5 3 (18.75%) 3GPP
5 3 (18.75%) Wireshark
6 2 (12.50%) Wireless
7 1 (6.25%) UTRAN
7 1 (6.25%) VoLTE
7 1 (6.25%) VoWiFi
Development Applications
1 9 (56.25%) Android Studio
1 9 (56.25%) Xcode
General
1 9 (56.25%) Publishing
2 8 (50.00%) Finance
3 5 (31.25%) Telecoms
4 1 (6.25%) French Language
Job Titles
1 9 (56.25%) Architect
2 3 (18.75%) Designer
2 3 (18.75%) Senior Designer
3 2 (12.50%) Design Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Java Applications Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Java Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Mobile Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Applications Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Graduate
4 1 (6.25%) Graduate Test Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Handset Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) LTE Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Network Designer
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Network Designer
4 1 (6.25%) Test Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Wireless Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 12 (75.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (31.25%) Mobile App
3 1 (6.25%) Handset
3 1 (6.25%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 9 (56.25%) Android
2 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (68.75%) Service Design
2 10 (62.50%) Problem Management
3 9 (56.25%) Coaching
3 9 (56.25%) Mentoring
3 9 (56.25%) Mobile Development
3 9 (56.25%) Project Management
3 9 (56.25%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (18.75%) High Availability
5 2 (12.50%) Performance Management
6 1 (6.25%) Benchmarking
6 1 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (6.25%) IT Strategy
6 1 (6.25%) Network Planning
6 1 (6.25%) Technical Analysis
6 1 (6.25%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 9 (56.25%) Apple Swift
1 9 (56.25%) Java
1 9 (56.25%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 9 (56.25%) Degree
1 9 (56.25%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (68.75%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (6.25%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 9 (56.25%) Apple
2 4 (25.00%) Actix
3 1 (6.25%) Mapinfo
3 1 (6.25%) Nokia
3 1 (6.25%) Nokia Networks