The table below looks at the statistics for WAP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAP over the 3 months to 28 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wireless Application Protocol (WAP)
Rank 113 121 -
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -
Contract jobs citing WAP 7 8 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.29% 0.32% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.32% 1.37% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£218 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £218 £351 £270
% change year-on-year
-37.94% +29.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 - £41.00
WAP
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
532 584 543
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 21.92% 23.03% 18.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 262 295 225
Average daily rate £363 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £460 £431
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 17
Average hourly rate £19.00 £36.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.22% +80.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

WAP
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WAP across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

WAP Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

WAP
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WAP across the Berkshire region.

WAP Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

WAP
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WAP across the Berkshire region.

WAP Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

WAP
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAP within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 28 August 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Slough +6 5 £215 -
WAP
South East

WAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing WAP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited WAP.

1 6 (60.00%) Cisco
1 6 (60.00%) HP
1 6 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (50.00%) Change Management
2 5 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 5 (50.00%) Fault Management
3 4 (40.00%) Smart Meter
3 4 (40.00%) 4G
3 4 (40.00%) Management Information System
3 4 (40.00%) DAB
3 4 (40.00%) IPv6
3 4 (40.00%) Internet
3 4 (40.00%) SSL
3 4 (40.00%) HTTP
3 4 (40.00%) WML
3 4 (40.00%) XML
3 4 (40.00%) GPRS
3 4 (40.00%) GSM
4 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
4 3 (30.00%) UMTS
4 3 (30.00%) VMS
4 3 (30.00%) SS7
4 3 (30.00%) Configuration Management
4 3 (30.00%) INAP
4 3 (30.00%) Risk Assessment
4 3 (30.00%) Mobile App
4 3 (30.00%) Problem Management
5 2 (20.00%) Release Management
5 2 (20.00%) Cisco PIX
5 2 (20.00%) Cisco ASA

WAP
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing WAP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited WAP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) GPRS
1 4 (40.00%) GSM
1 4 (40.00%) HTTP
1 4 (40.00%) SSL
1 4 (40.00%) IPv6
1 4 (40.00%) Internet
1 4 (40.00%) DAB
1 4 (40.00%) 4G
2 3 (30.00%) SS7
2 3 (30.00%) UMTS
2 3 (30.00%) INAP
2 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (20.00%) SMS
3 2 (20.00%) Firewall
3 2 (20.00%) BIG-IP
3 2 (20.00%) Nortel Alteon
3 2 (20.00%) Wireshark
3 2 (20.00%) Cisco PIX
3 2 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (20.00%) tcpdump
General
1 5 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (10.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (10.00%) Marketing
2 1 (10.00%) Front Office
2 1 (10.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Test Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) NOC Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Security Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Network Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Network Security Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Data Network Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Applications Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Test Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Blackberry Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) WML
1 4 (40.00%) XML
2 1 (10.00%) SyncML
2 1 (10.00%) .NET
2 1 (10.00%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Management Information System
1 4 (40.00%) Smart Meter
2 3 (30.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (10.00%) iPhone
3 1 (10.00%) Blackberry
3 1 (10.00%) DTV
3 1 (10.00%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) VMS
2 2 (20.00%) UNIX
3 1 (10.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Change Management
1 5 (50.00%) Fault Management
2 3 (30.00%) Problem Management
2 3 (30.00%) Configuration Management
2 3 (30.00%) Risk Assessment
3 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Release Management
3 2 (20.00%) Network Management
3 2 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (10.00%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (10.00%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (10.00%) Performance Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Performance Management
4 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (10.00%) Programme Management
4 1 (10.00%) Project Management
4 1 (10.00%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (20.00%) CCSA
2 2 (20.00%) CCSE
2 2 (20.00%) Degree
2 2 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (20.00%) CCSP
2 2 (20.00%) CCNP
2 2 (20.00%) CCNA
2 2 (20.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) OpenView
1 2 (20.00%) Netcool
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) HP
1 6 (60.00%) Cisco
2 2 (20.00%) Crossbeam
2 2 (20.00%) F5
2 2 (20.00%) Nortel
2 2 (20.00%) CheckPoint
2 2 (20.00%) Radware
3 1 (10.00%) ESRI
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (10.00%) SAP