The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading 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 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wideband Code Division Multiple Access (W-CDMA)
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 58 79 69
Rank change year-on-year +21 -10  
Contract jobs citing WCDMA 4 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.61% 0.20% 0.50%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.78% 0.66% 2.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate - £230 £260
% change year-on-year - -11.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Reading with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 144 303 208
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 21.85% 30.03% 20.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 159 81
Median daily rate £450 £380 £333
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.42% +14.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 2
Median hourly rate £53.75 £63.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.68% +193.02%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £37.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -38.24% +23.33%  

WCDMA
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading 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 Reading

WCDMA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WCDMA in Reading

WCDMA
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 26 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 Reading region with a requirement for WCDMA.

1 5 (100.00%) Java
1 5 (100.00%) GSM
1 5 (100.00%) Apple
1 5 (100.00%) Project Management
1 5 (100.00%) Publishing
1 5 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 5 (100.00%) Xcode
1 5 (100.00%) Objective-C
1 5 (100.00%) QA
1 5 (100.00%) Problem Management
1 5 (100.00%) Android
1 5 (100.00%) HSPA
1 5 (100.00%) LTE
1 5 (100.00%) Android Studio
1 5 (100.00%) Mentoring
1 5 (100.00%) Coaching
1 5 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (100.00%) Mobile Development
1 5 (100.00%) Apple Swift
1 5 (100.00%) Service Design
2 4 (80.00%) Degree
2 4 (80.00%) Finance
3 1 (20.00%) Handset
3 1 (20.00%) Telecoms

WCDMA
Top Related IT Skills in Reading 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 5 (100.00%) GSM
1 5 (100.00%) HSPA
1 5 (100.00%) LTE
Development Applications
1 5 (100.00%) Android Studio
1 5 (100.00%) Xcode
General
1 5 (100.00%) Publishing
2 4 (80.00%) Finance
3 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Architect
Miscellaneous
1 5 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (20.00%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Coaching
1 5 (100.00%) Mentoring
1 5 (100.00%) Mobile Development
1 5 (100.00%) Problem Management
1 5 (100.00%) Project Management
1 5 (100.00%) Service Design
1 5 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) Apple Swift
1 5 (100.00%) Java
1 5 (100.00%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Apple