The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 29 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)
England / South East
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 246 262 264
Rank change year-on-year +16 +2  
Contract jobs citing WCDMA 2 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.026% 0.022% 0.011%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.15% 0.11% 0.055%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £180
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 the South East with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 1318 1741 1809
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 17.07% 19.54% 19.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 2173 2750 2379
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £245 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +4.10% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 199 317 358
Median hourly rate £20.00 £36.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.44% +20.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.90 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.75 £49.46 £43.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £31.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year -12.69% +36.95%  

WCDMA
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing WCDMA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for WCDMA in the South East

WCDMA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WCDMA in the South East

WCDMA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WCDMA in the South East

WCDMA
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WCDMA within the South East region over the 3 months to 29 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
Berkshire +19 2 - -
WCDMA
England

For the 6 months to 29 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 South East region with a requirement for WCDMA.

1 11 (91.67%) GSM
1 11 (91.67%) QA
1 11 (91.67%) HSPA
1 11 (91.67%) LTE
1 11 (91.67%) Analytical Skills
1 11 (91.67%) Service Design
2 10 (83.33%) Problem Management
3 9 (75.00%) Android
3 9 (75.00%) Degree
3 9 (75.00%) Mobile Development
3 9 (75.00%) Apple Swift
3 9 (75.00%) Android Studio
3 9 (75.00%) Java
3 9 (75.00%) Apple
3 9 (75.00%) Project Management
3 9 (75.00%) Publishing
3 9 (75.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 9 (75.00%) Xcode
3 9 (75.00%) Objective-C
3 9 (75.00%) Mentoring
3 9 (75.00%) Coaching
3 9 (75.00%) Numerate Degree
4 8 (66.67%) Finance
5 5 (41.67%) Mobile App
6 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
6 2 (16.67%) 3GPP
6 2 (16.67%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (8.33%) Virtual Team
7 1 (8.33%) Wireless
7 1 (8.33%) 3G

WCDMA
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 11 (91.67%) GSM
1 11 (91.67%) HSPA
1 11 (91.67%) LTE
2 2 (16.67%) 3GPP
3 1 (8.33%) 3G
3 1 (8.33%) 4G
3 1 (8.33%) VoLTE
3 1 (8.33%) VoWiFi
3 1 (8.33%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 9 (75.00%) Android Studio
1 9 (75.00%) Xcode
General
1 9 (75.00%) Publishing
2 8 (66.67%) Finance
3 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (75.00%) Architect
2 2 (16.67%) Design Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Java Applications Architect
2 2 (16.67%) Java Architect
2 2 (16.67%) Mobile Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Applications Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Graduate
3 1 (8.33%) Graduate Test Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Handset Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) LTE Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 11 (91.67%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (41.67%) Mobile App
3 1 (8.33%) Handset
3 1 (8.33%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 9 (75.00%) Android
2 1 (8.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (91.67%) Service Design
2 10 (83.33%) Problem Management
3 9 (75.00%) Coaching
3 9 (75.00%) Mentoring
3 9 (75.00%) Mobile Development
3 9 (75.00%) Project Management
3 9 (75.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (75.00%) Apple Swift
1 9 (75.00%) Java
1 9 (75.00%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 9 (75.00%) Degree
1 9 (75.00%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (91.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 9 (75.00%) Apple