Period
to 18 November 2017

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 6 months to 18 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)
England > South East
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 350 378 389
Rank change year-on-year +28 +11 -24
Contract jobs citing WCDMA 21 7 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.13% 0.042% 0.046%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.72% 0.22% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 4
South East median daily rate £220 £270 £283
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.52% -4.42% -
England median daily rate £220 £280 £283
% change year-on-year -21.43% -0.88% -19.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England 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 the South East with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 2922 3169 3564
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.50% 18.93% 18.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1575 1804 1905
South East median daily rate £390 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £185 £230 £225
90th Percentile £550 £530 £500
England median daily rate £403 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +0.63% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 155 221 245
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £25.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.37% +13.33% +25.00%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.75 £11.81
90th Percentile £46.10 £53.75 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.70 £22.84 £20.50
% change year-on-year -18.11% +11.39% +2.50%

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 6 months to 18 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
Berkshire +26 16 £190 -
Thames Valley +8 16 £190 -
Hampshire - 5 £220 -
WCDMA
England

For the 6 months to 18 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 South East region with a requirement for WCDMA.

1 21 (100.00%) GSM
2 16 (76.19%) LTE
3 14 (66.67%) VoLTE
3 14 (66.67%) VoWiFi
4 12 (57.14%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (57.14%) HSPA
4 12 (57.14%) QA
4 12 (57.14%) Service Design
5 11 (52.38%) Numerate Degree
5 11 (52.38%) Problem Management
5 11 (52.38%) Degree
6 10 (47.62%) Mentoring
6 10 (47.62%) Coaching
6 10 (47.62%) Project Management
6 10 (47.62%) Finance
6 10 (47.62%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (42.86%) Huawei
8 7 (33.33%) Android
8 7 (33.33%) Mobile Development
8 7 (33.33%) Apple Swift
8 7 (33.33%) Android Studio
8 7 (33.33%) Publishing
8 7 (33.33%) Xcode
8 7 (33.33%) Objective-C
8 7 (33.33%) Apple
8 7 (33.33%) Java
8 7 (33.33%) 3GPP
9 5 (23.81%) UMTS
9 5 (23.81%) Microsoft
9 5 (23.81%) CCNP

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:

Cloud Services
1 3 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (100.00%) GSM
2 16 (76.19%) LTE
3 14 (66.67%) VoLTE
3 14 (66.67%) VoWiFi
4 12 (57.14%) HSPA
5 7 (33.33%) 3GPP
6 5 (23.81%) 3G
6 5 (23.81%) ATM
6 5 (23.81%) CDMA
6 5 (23.81%) GPRS
6 5 (23.81%) ISDN
6 5 (23.81%) PSTN
6 5 (23.81%) UMTS
Development Applications
1 7 (33.33%) Android Studio
1 7 (33.33%) Xcode
General
1 10 (47.62%) Finance
2 7 (33.33%) Publishing
3 4 (19.05%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) Architect
2 5 (23.81%) Core Network Engineer
2 5 (23.81%) Design Engineer
2 5 (23.81%) Network Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) LTE Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) Radio Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Applications Architect
4 3 (14.29%) Interoperability Testing (IOT) Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Optimisation Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Handset Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Java Applications Architect
5 2 (9.52%) Java Architect
6 1 (4.76%) Java Software Architect
6 1 (4.76%) Junior
6 1 (4.76%) Software Architect
6 1 (4.76%) Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 12 (57.14%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (19.05%) Mobile App
3 2 (9.52%) Handset
4 1 (4.76%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (33.33%) Android
2 5 (23.81%) Apple iOS
2 5 (23.81%) Unix
2 5 (23.81%) Windows
2 5 (23.81%) Windows 2000
2 5 (23.81%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (57.14%) Service Design
2 11 (52.38%) Problem Management
3 10 (47.62%) Coaching
3 10 (47.62%) Mentoring
3 10 (47.62%) Project Management
3 10 (47.62%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (33.33%) Mobile Development
5 5 (23.81%) Service Delivery
6 4 (19.05%) Network Planning
7 3 (14.29%) Mobile Application Development
7 3 (14.29%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (33.33%) Apple Swift
1 7 (33.33%) Java
1 7 (33.33%) Objective-C
2 3 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (52.38%) Degree
1 11 (52.38%) Numerate Degree
2 5 (23.81%) CCNA
2 5 (23.81%) CCNP
2 5 (23.81%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (57.14%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (23.81%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 9 (42.86%) Huawei
2 7 (33.33%) Apple
3 5 (23.81%) Microsoft
3 5 (23.81%) Sybase
4 3 (14.29%) Actix
4 3 (14.29%) Mapinfo