Period
to 21 November 2017

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 6 months to 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 830 857 851
Rank change year-on-year +27 -6 -39
Contract jobs citing WCDMA 25 14 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.026% 0.014% 0.013%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.19% 0.093% 0.096%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 4
England median daily rate £220 £280 £283
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.43% -0.88% -19.29%
10th Percentile £206 £258 £205
90th Percentile £406 £423 £304
UK median daily rate £220 £280 £283
% change year-on-year -21.43% -0.88% -9.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

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

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 13104 15010 14551
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.82% 15.43% 14.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 8037 9134 8529
England median daily rate £403 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.63% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £190 £221 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 680 755 945
England median hourly rate £18.56 £23.75 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.84% +15.85% +2.50%
10th Percentile £11.48 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.21 £47.50 £47.15
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £24.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -20.83% +17.07% +2.50%

WCDMA
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing WCDMA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WCDMA in England over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +14 21 £220 -18.52%
South West -5 3 £388 -
London -23 1 - -
WCDMA
UK

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 25 (100.00%) GSM
2 20 (80.00%) LTE
3 15 (60.00%) HSPA
4 14 (56.00%) VoLTE
4 14 (56.00%) VoWiFi
5 12 (48.00%) Service Design
5 12 (48.00%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (48.00%) QA
5 12 (48.00%) Huawei
6 11 (44.00%) Problem Management
6 11 (44.00%) Degree
6 11 (44.00%) Numerate Degree
7 10 (40.00%) Mentoring
7 10 (40.00%) Coaching
7 10 (40.00%) Project Management
7 10 (40.00%) Finance
7 10 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (36.00%) 3G
9 8 (32.00%) Telecoms
10 7 (28.00%) Publishing
10 7 (28.00%) Apple
10 7 (28.00%) Java
10 7 (28.00%) 3GPP
10 7 (28.00%) Xcode
10 7 (28.00%) Objective-C
10 7 (28.00%) Mobile Development
10 7 (28.00%) Apple Swift
10 7 (28.00%) Android Studio
10 7 (28.00%) Android
11 6 (24.00%) UMTS

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:

Cloud Services
1 3 (12.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 25 (100.00%) GSM
2 20 (80.00%) LTE
3 15 (60.00%) HSPA
4 14 (56.00%) VoLTE
4 14 (56.00%) VoWiFi
5 9 (36.00%) 3G
6 7 (28.00%) 3GPP
7 6 (24.00%) UMTS
8 5 (20.00%) ATM
8 5 (20.00%) CDMA
8 5 (20.00%) GPRS
8 5 (20.00%) ISDN
8 5 (20.00%) PSTN
9 4 (16.00%) 2G
10 3 (12.00%) 4G
10 3 (12.00%) Radio Access Network
11 2 (8.00%) Wireshark
12 1 (4.00%) Node B
Development Applications
1 7 (28.00%) Android Studio
1 7 (28.00%) Xcode
General
1 10 (40.00%) Finance
2 8 (32.00%) Telecoms
3 7 (28.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 7 (28.00%) Architect
2 5 (20.00%) Core Network Engineer
2 5 (20.00%) Design Engineer
2 5 (20.00%) Network Engineer
3 4 (16.00%) LTE Engineer
3 4 (16.00%) Radio Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) Applications Architect
4 3 (12.00%) Designer
4 3 (12.00%) Interoperability Testing (IOT) Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) Optimisation Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Handset Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Java Applications Architect
5 2 (8.00%) Java Architect
6 1 (4.00%) Field Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Java Software Architect
6 1 (4.00%) Junior
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Designer
6 1 (4.00%) Software Architect
6 1 (4.00%) Telecoms Designer
6 1 (4.00%) Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 12 (48.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (16.00%) Mobile App
3 2 (8.00%) Handset
4 1 (4.00%) User Experience
4 1 (4.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (28.00%) Android
2 5 (20.00%) Apple iOS
2 5 (20.00%) Unix
2 5 (20.00%) Windows
2 5 (20.00%) Windows 2000
2 5 (20.00%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (48.00%) Service Design
2 11 (44.00%) Problem Management
3 10 (40.00%) Coaching
3 10 (40.00%) Mentoring
3 10 (40.00%) Project Management
3 10 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (28.00%) Mobile Development
5 5 (20.00%) Service Delivery
6 4 (16.00%) Network Planning
7 3 (12.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (12.00%) High Availability
7 3 (12.00%) Mobile Application Development
7 3 (12.00%) Performance Management
8 1 (4.00%) Benchmarking
8 1 (4.00%) Performance Measurement
8 1 (4.00%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 7 (28.00%) Apple Swift
1 7 (28.00%) Java
1 7 (28.00%) Objective-C
2 3 (12.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (44.00%) Degree
1 11 (44.00%) Numerate Degree
2 5 (20.00%) CCNA
2 5 (20.00%) CCNP
2 5 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (48.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (20.00%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 12 (48.00%) Huawei
2 7 (28.00%) Apple
3 5 (20.00%) Actix
3 5 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (20.00%) Sybase
4 3 (12.00%) Mapinfo
4 3 (12.00%) Nokia
5 1 (4.00%) Ericsson