The table below looks at the statistics for WAP skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAP over the 3 months to 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wireless Application Protocol (WAP)
Rank 585 570 554
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -16
Contract jobs citing WAP 6 12 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.013% 0.026% 0.025%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.044% 0.096% 0.091%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 7
Average daily rate £305 £313 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.40% -23.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £278 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £376 £363 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £268 £313 £400
% change year-on-year
-14.40% -21.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £14.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £17.00
WAP
UK

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 England region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
13537 12544 12153
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 28.63% 26.94% 27.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 9469 8463 7738
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 245 177 251
Average hourly rate £40.00 £33.50 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.40% -1.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £20.00 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.65 £46.33 £44.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £34.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+15.44% +3.03%

WAP
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

WAP Jobs Demand Trend in England

WAP
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

WAP Daily Rate Trend in England

WAP
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

WAP Hourly Rate Trend in England

WAP
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAP within the England region over the 3 months to 14 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
London +3 2 £388 +6.89%
North West - 2 £260 -
South East +11 1 £350 +37.25% 4
South West +1 1 - -
WAP
UK

WAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 9 (50.00%) Wireless
2 8 (44.44%) Cisco
3 7 (38.89%) Firewall
4 6 (33.33%) Telecoms
4 6 (33.33%) VPN
5 5 (27.78%) ITIL
5 5 (27.78%) Windows
5 5 (27.78%) Project Management
5 5 (27.78%) Handset
5 5 (27.78%) QA
6 4 (22.22%) SC Cleared
6 4 (22.22%) DV Cleared
6 4 (22.22%) Security Cleared
6 4 (22.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 4 (22.22%) LTE
6 4 (22.22%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (22.22%) BT
6 4 (22.22%) UMTS
6 4 (22.22%) DHCP
6 4 (22.22%) GPRS
6 4 (22.22%) GSM
6 4 (22.22%) LAN
6 4 (22.22%) Java
6 4 (22.22%) PRINCE2
6 4 (22.22%) 3G
6 4 (22.22%) DNS
6 4 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (22.22%) Aruba
6 4 (22.22%) Driving Licence
7 3 (16.67%) Windows Server

WAP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (11.11%) Apache
2 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (5.56%) IIS
2 1 (5.56%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.56%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Sage 200
Communications & Networking
1 9 (50.00%) Wireless
2 7 (38.89%) Firewall
3 6 (33.33%) VPN
4 4 (22.22%) 3G
4 4 (22.22%) DHCP
4 4 (22.22%) DNS
4 4 (22.22%) GPRS
4 4 (22.22%) GSM
4 4 (22.22%) LAN
4 4 (22.22%) LTE
4 4 (22.22%) UMTS
4 4 (22.22%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (16.67%) TCP/IP
6 2 (11.11%) IP Telephony
6 2 (11.11%) IPsec
6 2 (11.11%) MPLS
6 2 (11.11%) SSL
6 2 (11.11%) WAN
7 1 (5.56%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.56%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 6 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 2 (11.11%) Retail
3 1 (5.56%) Advertising
3 1 (5.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Network Engineer
1 6 (33.33%) Project Manager
2 5 (27.78%) Field Engineer
3 4 (22.22%) Field Test Engineer
3 4 (22.22%) Test Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) Cisco Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 2 (11.11%) IT Manager
5 2 (11.11%) IT Project Manager
5 2 (11.11%) Windows Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Deployment Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Desktop Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Network Security Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Network Support Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Service Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Support Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) ODBC
1 1 (5.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Handset
2 4 (22.22%) Driving Licence
3 1 (5.56%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.56%) Data Integration
3 1 (5.56%) HP Storage
3 1 (5.56%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 5 (27.78%) Windows
2 3 (16.67%) Windows Server
2 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (11.11%) Linux
3 2 (11.11%) Windows 10
3 2 (11.11%) Windows 7
4 1 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (5.56%) Solaris
4 1 (5.56%) Unix
4 1 (5.56%) Windows 8
4 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (5.56%) Windows Vista
4 1 (5.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) ITIL
1 5 (27.78%) Project Management
2 4 (22.22%) PRINCE2
3 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (11.11%) Change Management
3 2 (11.11%) Configuration Management
3 2 (11.11%) High Availability
3 2 (11.11%) Load Balancing
4 1 (5.56%) Cash Management
4 1 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (5.56%) ERP
4 1 (5.56%) Incident Management
4 1 (5.56%) Information Security
4 1 (5.56%) ITIL V3
4 1 (5.56%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (5.56%) Process Improvement
4 1 (5.56%) Procure-to-pay
4 1 (5.56%) Service Delivery
4 1 (5.56%) SFIA
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) Java
2 1 (5.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (22.22%) DV Cleared
1 4 (22.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 4 (22.22%) SC Cleared
1 4 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 3 (16.67%) CCNA
2 3 (16.67%) CCNP
2 3 (16.67%) DBS Check
2 3 (16.67%) HNC
2 3 (16.67%) HND
3 2 (11.11%) MCP
3 2 (11.11%) MCSE
3 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (5.56%) CCIE
4 1 (5.56%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (27.78%) QA
System Software
1 3 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.11%) ISA Server
2 2 (11.11%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.56%) Terminal Services
3 1 (5.56%) VMware ESX
3 1 (5.56%) vSphere
3 1 (5.56%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) WSUS
2 2 (11.11%) Sysprep
3 1 (5.56%) Cacti
Vendors
1 8 (44.44%) Cisco
2 4 (22.22%) Aruba
2 4 (22.22%) BT
3 3 (16.67%) CheckPoint
3 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 3 (16.67%) SolarWinds
4 2 (11.11%) Oracle
4 2 (11.11%) VMware
5 1 (5.56%) Citrix
5 1 (5.56%) F5
5 1 (5.56%) HP
5 1 (5.56%) Juniper
5 1 (5.56%) Mitel
5 1 (5.56%) Palo Alto
5 1 (5.56%) ProCurve
5 1 (5.56%) Red Hat
5 1 (5.56%) Sage