Period
to 23 July 2017

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 23 July 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)
UK
6 months to
23 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 840 859 861
Rank change year-on-year +19 +2 -51
Contract jobs citing WCDMA 13 29 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.014% 0.026% 0.019%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.099% 0.17% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 14 10
UK median daily rate £290 £230 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.09% -11.54% -0.95%
10th Percentile £204 £215 £209
90th Percentile £389 £442 £265
UK excluding London median daily rate £290 £230 £260
% change year-on-year +26.09% -11.54% -0.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
UK 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 with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 13167 17215 16264
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.85% 15.64% 14.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 7886 10433 9094
UK median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +1.35%
10th Percentile £205 £225 £200
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +2.67% +7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 766 799 924
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £25.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.00% +21.95% +7.89%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.05
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £25.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -24.00% +19.05% +16.67%

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 23 July 2017.

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 6 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 23 July 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
England +46 13 £290 +26.09%
UK excluding London +53 11 £290 +26.09%
South East +23 8 £190 -17.39%
East of England - 2 - -
London +12 1 - -
South West +4 1 £390 -

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 with a requirement for WCDMA.

1 12 (92.31%) GSM
1 12 (92.31%) LTE
2 9 (69.23%) HSPA
3 7 (53.85%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (46.15%) Service Design
4 6 (46.15%) QA
4 6 (46.15%) 4G
4 6 (46.15%) 3G
5 5 (38.46%) Degree
5 5 (38.46%) Telecoms
5 5 (38.46%) 2G
5 5 (38.46%) Problem Management
5 5 (38.46%) Numerate Degree
6 4 (30.77%) Actix
6 4 (30.77%) Android
6 4 (30.77%) Radio Access Network
6 4 (30.77%) Android Studio
6 4 (30.77%) Mentoring
6 4 (30.77%) Coaching
6 4 (30.77%) Mobile Development
6 4 (30.77%) Apple Swift
6 4 (30.77%) Finance
6 4 (30.77%) Publishing
6 4 (30.77%) Project Management
6 4 (30.77%) Java
6 4 (30.77%) Apple
6 4 (30.77%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (30.77%) Xcode
6 4 (30.77%) Objective-C
7 3 (23.08%) Wireshark

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:

Communications & Networking
1 12 (92.31%) GSM
1 12 (92.31%) LTE
2 9 (69.23%) HSPA
3 6 (46.15%) 3G
3 6 (46.15%) 4G
4 5 (38.46%) 2G
5 4 (30.77%) Radio Access Network
6 3 (23.08%) Wireshark
7 2 (15.38%) 3GPP
7 2 (15.38%) Wireless
8 1 (7.69%) Node B
8 1 (7.69%) UMTS
8 1 (7.69%) UTRAN
8 1 (7.69%) VoLTE
8 1 (7.69%) VoWiFi
Development Applications
1 4 (30.77%) Android Studio
1 4 (30.77%) Xcode
General
1 5 (38.46%) Telecoms
2 4 (30.77%) Finance
2 4 (30.77%) Publishing
3 1 (7.69%) French Language
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Architect
2 3 (23.08%) Designer
2 3 (23.08%) Senior Designer
3 2 (15.38%) Design Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Field Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Graduate
4 1 (7.69%) Graduate Test Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Handset Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Java Applications Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Java Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Junior
4 1 (7.69%) LTE Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Mobile Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Network Designer
4 1 (7.69%) Radio Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Network Designer
4 1 (7.69%) Test Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Wireless Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (53.85%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (23.08%) Mobile App
3 1 (7.69%) Handset
3 1 (7.69%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) Service Design
2 5 (38.46%) Problem Management
3 4 (30.77%) Coaching
3 4 (30.77%) Mentoring
3 4 (30.77%) Mobile Development
3 4 (30.77%) Project Management
3 4 (30.77%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (23.08%) High Availability
5 2 (15.38%) Network Planning
5 2 (15.38%) Performance Management
6 1 (7.69%) Benchmarking
6 1 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (7.69%) IT Strategy
6 1 (7.69%) Technical Analysis
6 1 (7.69%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) Apple Swift
1 4 (30.77%) Java
1 4 (30.77%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) Degree
1 5 (38.46%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (46.15%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (7.69%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Actix
1 4 (30.77%) Apple
2 1 (7.69%) Ericsson
2 1 (7.69%) Huawei
2 1 (7.69%) Mapinfo
2 1 (7.69%) Nokia
2 1 (7.69%) Nokia Networks