Period
to 18 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 January 2018 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
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 844 857 843
Rank change year-on-year +13 -14 -5
Contract jobs citing WCDMA 32 13 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.032% 0.013% 0.035%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.24% 0.088% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 3
UK median daily rate £243 £265 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.49% -8.62% -22.67%
10th Percentile £220 £253 £268
90th Percentile £407 £277 £306
UK excluding London median daily rate £243 £265 £290
% change year-on-year -8.49% -8.62% -27.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London 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 with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 13,583 14,845 15,167
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.54% 15.28% 14.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,371 8,999 8,780
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £181 £213 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 679 759 927
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £22.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.89% +2.27% +4.76%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.47 £11.25
90th Percentile £45.05 £49.46 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.75 £22.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year -16.67% +4.65% -4.44%

WCDMA
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for WCDMA in the UK

WCDMA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WCDMA in the UK

WCDMA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WCDMA over the 6 months to 18 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WCDMA in the UK

WCDMA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WCDMA in the UK

WCDMA
Top 5 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WCDMA within the UK over the 6 months to 18 January 2018. 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
England +25 32 £243 -8.49% 3
UK excluding London +23 32 £243 -8.49% 3
South East -12 25 £220 -16.98%
South West - 6 £388 -
East of England - 1 - - 3

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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 with a requirement for WCDMA.

1 30 (93.75%) GSM
2 25 (78.13%) LTE
3 21 (65.63%) HSPA
4 19 (59.38%) VoLTE
4 19 (59.38%) VoWiFi
5 16 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
6 15 (46.88%) Telecoms
7 14 (43.75%) Finance
7 14 (43.75%) Stakeholder Management
7 14 (43.75%) Problem Management
7 14 (43.75%) Huawei
7 14 (43.75%) Degree
7 14 (43.75%) QA
7 14 (43.75%) Project Management
7 14 (43.75%) Mentoring
7 14 (43.75%) Coaching
7 14 (43.75%) Service Design
7 14 (43.75%) Numerate Degree
8 13 (40.63%) 3GPP
9 11 (34.38%) 3G
10 7 (21.88%) Microsoft
10 7 (21.88%) UMTS
10 7 (21.88%) ISDN
10 7 (21.88%) PSTN
10 7 (21.88%) ATM
10 7 (21.88%) CDMA
10 7 (21.88%) GPRS
10 7 (21.88%) Java
10 7 (21.88%) SQL
10 7 (21.88%) Windows

WCDMA
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 7 (21.88%) Office 365
2 1 (3.13%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 30 (93.75%) GSM
2 25 (78.13%) LTE
3 21 (65.63%) HSPA
4 19 (59.38%) VoLTE
4 19 (59.38%) VoWiFi
5 13 (40.63%) 3GPP
6 11 (34.38%) 3G
7 7 (21.88%) ATM
7 7 (21.88%) CDMA
7 7 (21.88%) GPRS
7 7 (21.88%) ISDN
7 7 (21.88%) PSTN
7 7 (21.88%) UMTS
8 6 (18.75%) 2G
8 6 (18.75%) Radio Access Network
9 4 (12.50%) 4G
9 4 (12.50%) Wireshark
10 2 (6.25%) Wireless
11 1 (3.13%) IPsec
11 1 (3.13%) WiMAX
Development Applications
1 7 (21.88%) Android Studio
1 7 (21.88%) Xcode
General
1 15 (46.88%) Telecoms
2 14 (43.75%) Finance
3 7 (21.88%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 7 (21.88%) Architect
1 7 (21.88%) Core Network Engineer
1 7 (21.88%) Design Engineer
1 7 (21.88%) Interoperability Testing (IOT) Engineer
1 7 (21.88%) LTE Engineer
1 7 (21.88%) Network Engineer
2 5 (15.63%) Designer
2 5 (15.63%) Handset Engineer
3 3 (9.38%) Applications Architect
3 3 (9.38%) Optimisation Engineer
3 3 (9.38%) Radio Engineer
3 3 (9.38%) Senior Designer
4 2 (6.25%) Java Applications Architect
4 2 (6.25%) Java Architect
4 2 (6.25%) Telecoms Designer
4 2 (6.25%) Test Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Java Software Architect
5 1 (3.13%) Software Architect
5 1 (3.13%) Wireless Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 16 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (15.63%) Handset
3 4 (12.50%) Mobile App
4 2 (6.25%) User Experience
5 1 (3.13%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 7 (21.88%) Android
1 7 (21.88%) Windows
2 6 (18.75%) Unix
2 6 (18.75%) Windows 2000
2 6 (18.75%) Windows NT
3 5 (15.63%) Apple iOS
4 1 (3.13%) Linux
4 1 (3.13%) Solaris
4 1 (3.13%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (43.75%) Coaching
1 14 (43.75%) Mentoring
1 14 (43.75%) Problem Management
1 14 (43.75%) Project Management
1 14 (43.75%) Service Design
1 14 (43.75%) Stakeholder Management
2 7 (21.88%) Mobile Development
2 7 (21.88%) Service Delivery
3 6 (18.75%) High Availability
4 5 (15.63%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (9.38%) Mobile Application Development
5 3 (9.38%) Network Planning
5 3 (9.38%) Performance Management
6 2 (6.25%) Benchmarking
6 2 (6.25%) IT Strategy
6 2 (6.25%) Performance Measurement
6 2 (6.25%) Performance Monitoring
7 1 (3.13%) Customer-Centricity
7 1 (3.13%) Technical Analysis
7 1 (3.13%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 7 (21.88%) Apple Swift
1 7 (21.88%) Java
1 7 (21.88%) Objective-C
1 7 (21.88%) SQL
2 1 (3.13%) C
2 1 (3.13%) Embedded C
2 1 (3.13%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 14 (43.75%) Degree
1 14 (43.75%) Numerate Degree
2 6 (18.75%) CCNA
2 6 (18.75%) CCNP
2 6 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (43.75%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (21.88%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 14 (43.75%) Huawei
2 7 (21.88%) Actix
2 7 (21.88%) Apple
2 7 (21.88%) Microsoft
3 6 (18.75%) Sybase
4 5 (15.63%) Nokia
5 3 (9.38%) Mapinfo
6 1 (3.13%) Sun