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 4 March 2015 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wireless Application Protocol (WAP)
Rank 545 533 506
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -27
Contract jobs citing WAP 7 15 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.015% 0.033% 0.027%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.054% 0.12% 0.098%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 7
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£363 £408 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.15% +48.36%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £400 £333
% change year-on-year
-21.87% +20.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £17.00 -
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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
12979 12621 11249
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.21% 27.37% 27.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 8614 8025 7188
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 177 244 289
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £15.97 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -5.71%

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 4 March 2015. 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
London -11 3 £363 -15.69% 2
Yorkshire - - - -
South East - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
WAP
UK

WAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 14 (58.33%) Firewall
1 14 (58.33%) F5
2 12 (50.00%) Cisco
3 10 (41.67%) CCNP
3 10 (41.67%) CCNA
3 10 (41.67%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (41.67%) CheckPoint
3 10 (41.67%) Network Management
3 10 (41.67%) Cisco ASA
4 9 (37.50%) BIG-IP
5 8 (33.33%) WAN
6 7 (29.17%) Blue Coat
7 6 (25.00%) Mobile App
8 5 (20.83%) tcpdump
8 5 (20.83%) Cisco PIX
8 5 (20.83%) CCSE
8 5 (20.83%) Nortel Alteon
8 5 (20.83%) Wireshark
8 5 (20.83%) Crossbeam
8 5 (20.83%) Reverse Proxy
8 5 (20.83%) Fault Management
8 5 (20.83%) VPN
8 5 (20.83%) LAN
8 5 (20.83%) SMS
8 5 (20.83%) Netcool
8 5 (20.83%) OpenView
8 5 (20.83%) HP
8 5 (20.83%) Nortel
8 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
8 5 (20.83%) CCSP

WAP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 1 (4.17%) Sitecore CMS
1 1 (4.17%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.17%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (16.67%) Amazon EC2
1 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (16.67%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 14 (58.33%) Firewall
2 10 (41.67%) Cisco ASA
3 9 (37.50%) BIG-IP
4 8 (33.33%) WAN
5 5 (20.83%) tcpdump
5 5 (20.83%) Cisco PIX
5 5 (20.83%) Nortel Alteon
5 5 (20.83%) Wireshark
5 5 (20.83%) Reverse Proxy
5 5 (20.83%) VPN
5 5 (20.83%) LAN
5 5 (20.83%) SMS
5 5 (20.83%) TACACS
6 4 (16.67%) IPsec
6 4 (16.67%) VLAN
6 4 (16.67%) Network Security
7 3 (12.50%) GPRS
7 3 (12.50%) GSM
7 3 (12.50%) Wireless
8 2 (8.33%) DNS
General
1 3 (12.50%) Telecoms
1 3 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Publishing
2 1 (4.17%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 10 (41.67%) Network Engineer
2 5 (20.83%) Network Security Engineer
2 5 (20.83%) Security Engineer
3 4 (16.67%) Data Network Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Delivery Manager
4 3 (12.50%) Services Delivery Manager
4 3 (12.50%) Service Manager
4 3 (12.50%) Test Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Senior Network Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Consultant
5 2 (8.33%) Field Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Wireless Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Mobile Test Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Test and Integration Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Service Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Services Delivery Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Services Delivery Consultant
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Network Support
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.67%) Web Services
2 1 (4.17%) J2ME
2 1 (4.17%) .NET
2 1 (4.17%) XML
2 1 (4.17%) SyncML
2 1 (4.17%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (25.00%) Mobile App
2 3 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (12.50%) FMCG
2 3 (12.50%) Handset
3 2 (8.33%) Blackberry
3 2 (8.33%) Statistics
4 1 (4.17%) iPhone
4 1 (4.17%) iPad
4 1 (4.17%) Client/Server
4 1 (4.17%) Streaming Video
4 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.67%) UNIX
2 2 (8.33%) Windows
2 2 (8.33%) Linux
2 2 (8.33%) Apple iOS
3 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (4.17%) Windows Phone
3 1 (4.17%) Android
3 1 (4.17%) webOS
3 1 (4.17%) bada
3 1 (4.17%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (41.67%) Network Management
2 5 (20.83%) Fault Management
2 5 (20.83%) Change Management
3 4 (16.67%) Load Balancing
4 3 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (12.50%) Financial Modelling
4 3 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
4 3 (12.50%) Logistics
4 3 (12.50%) Release Management
4 3 (12.50%) Problem Management
4 3 (12.50%) Service Delivery
5 2 (8.33%) Change Control
6 1 (4.17%) Automation Testing
6 1 (4.17%) System Testing
6 1 (4.17%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (4.17%) Waterfall
6 1 (4.17%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (4.17%) Usability Testing
6 1 (4.17%) Performance Testing
6 1 (4.17%) Compatibility Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.50%) Java
2 2 (8.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (41.67%) CCNP
1 10 (41.67%) CCNA
1 10 (41.67%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (20.83%) CCSE
2 5 (20.83%) CCSP
2 5 (20.83%) CCSA
3 4 (16.67%) Degree
4 1 (4.17%) MCSE
4 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (4.17%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.50%) SLA
2 2 (8.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (20.83%) Netcool
1 5 (20.83%) OpenView
2 2 (8.33%) Puppet
2 2 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 14 (58.33%) F5
2 12 (50.00%) Cisco
3 10 (41.67%) CheckPoint
4 7 (29.17%) Blue Coat
5 5 (20.83%) Crossbeam
5 5 (20.83%) HP
5 5 (20.83%) Nortel
5 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
5 5 (20.83%) Radware
6 2 (8.33%) BT
6 2 (8.33%) Juniper
6 2 (8.33%) SolarWinds
6 2 (8.33%) Infoblox
7 1 (4.17%) Sitecore
7 1 (4.17%) Fortinet
7 1 (4.17%) Symbian
7 1 (4.17%) Apple