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 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wideband Code Division Multiple Access (W-CDMA)
UK / England
Rank 571 591 581
Rank change year-on-year +20 -10  
Contract jobs citing WCDMA 14 24 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.033% 0.049% 0.033%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.23% 0.33% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 10 4
Median daily rate - £230 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -11.53%  
UK excluding London median daily rate - £230 £260
% change year-on-year - -11.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £17.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 - -

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 6130 7247 7191
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 14.67% 14.78% 14.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 3787 4381 3969
Median daily rate £405 £385 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.19% +4.05%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 321 309 400
Median hourly rate £22.50 £27.66 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.65% +6.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.17
% change year-on-year -39.18% +26.84%  

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 25 March 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 +15 12 - -
East of England 0 2 - -
WCDMA
UK

WCDMA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 (88.24%) GSM
1 15 (88.24%) HSPA
1 15 (88.24%) LTE
2 11 (64.71%) Android
2 11 (64.71%) QA
2 11 (64.71%) Problem Management
2 11 (64.71%) Mentoring
2 11 (64.71%) Coaching
2 11 (64.71%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (64.71%) Mobile Development
2 11 (64.71%) Android Studio
2 11 (64.71%) Apple Swift
2 11 (64.71%) Java
2 11 (64.71%) Apple
2 11 (64.71%) Project Management
2 11 (64.71%) Publishing
2 11 (64.71%) Stakeholder Management
2 11 (64.71%) Xcode
2 11 (64.71%) Objective-C
2 11 (64.71%) Service Design
3 10 (58.82%) Degree
3 10 (58.82%) Finance
4 5 (29.41%) Mobile App
4 5 (29.41%) 3G
4 5 (29.41%) Telecoms
5 4 (23.53%) 2G
5 4 (23.53%) Radio Access Network
6 3 (17.65%) 4G
7 2 (11.76%) High Availability
7 2 (11.76%) VoLTE

WCDMA
Top Related 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:

Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 15 (88.24%) GSM
1 15 (88.24%) HSPA
1 15 (88.24%) LTE
2 5 (29.41%) 3G
3 4 (23.53%) 2G
3 4 (23.53%) Radio Access Network
4 3 (17.65%) 4G
5 2 (11.76%) 3GPP
5 2 (11.76%) ATM
5 2 (11.76%) GPRS
5 2 (11.76%) VoLTE
5 2 (11.76%) Wireshark
6 1 (5.88%) RNC
6 1 (5.88%) Skype
6 1 (5.88%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 11 (64.71%) Android Studio
1 11 (64.71%) Xcode
General
1 11 (64.71%) Publishing
2 10 (58.82%) Finance
3 5 (29.41%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (64.71%) Architect
2 2 (11.76%) Designer
2 2 (11.76%) Java Applications Architect
2 2 (11.76%) Java Architect
2 2 (11.76%) Mobile Architect
2 2 (11.76%) Optimisation Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) RAN Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Senior Designer
2 2 (11.76%) Senior RAN Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Applications Architect
3 1 (5.88%) Graduate
3 1 (5.88%) Graduate Test Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Network Designer
3 1 (5.88%) Senior Network Designer
3 1 (5.88%) Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 11 (64.71%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (29.41%) Mobile App
3 1 (5.88%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 11 (64.71%) Android
2 1 (5.88%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (64.71%) Coaching
1 11 (64.71%) Mentoring
1 11 (64.71%) Mobile Development
1 11 (64.71%) Problem Management
1 11 (64.71%) Project Management
1 11 (64.71%) Service Design
1 11 (64.71%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (11.76%) High Availability
2 2 (11.76%) Network Management
2 2 (11.76%) Network Optimisation
2 2 (11.76%) Performance Management
2 2 (11.76%) Radio Network Optimisation
2 2 (11.76%) Resource Management
3 1 (5.88%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (5.88%) eTOM
3 1 (5.88%) ITIL V3
3 1 (5.88%) Network Design
3 1 (5.88%) Presales
3 1 (5.88%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 11 (64.71%) Apple Swift
1 11 (64.71%) Java
1 11 (64.71%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 10 (58.82%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (64.71%) QA
Vendors
1 11 (64.71%) Apple
2 2 (11.76%) Actix
3 1 (5.88%) Ericsson
3 1 (5.88%) Greenplum
3 1 (5.88%) Huawei
3 1 (5.88%) Mapinfo
3 1 (5.88%) Nokia
3 1 (5.88%) Nokia Networks