The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the England region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wireless Application Protocol (WAP)
Rank 533 539 559
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +20
Contract jobs citing WAP 20 10 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.041% 0.021% 0.021%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.15% 0.075% 0.078%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 2
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£375 £304 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.45% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £258 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £338 £311
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £304 £293
% change year-on-year
+31.68% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Average hourly rate £19.75 - £41.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.15 - £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.35 - £48.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 - £41.00
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
13711 13328 14132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.78% 28.60% 26.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 8924 8639 8790
Average daily rate £375 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 200 261 344
Average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +4.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £20.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
WAP
UK

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
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WAP across the England region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

WAP Daily Rate Histogram 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 1 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
(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
South East -5 9 £218 -28.39% 2
London - 9 £419 - 2
WAP
UK

WAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 15 (33.33%) HP
2 13 (28.89%) SQL
3 12 (26.67%) Web Services
3 12 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (26.67%) 4G
4 11 (24.44%) Mobile App
5 10 (22.22%) Windows
5 10 (22.22%) J2ME
5 10 (22.22%) Apple
6 9 (20.00%) Telecoms
6 9 (20.00%) Apache
6 9 (20.00%) GSM
6 9 (20.00%) Oracle
6 9 (20.00%) Cisco
7 8 (17.78%) VMS
7 8 (17.78%) TCP/IP
7 8 (17.78%) Handset
7 8 (17.78%) Change Management
7 8 (17.78%) SS7
7 8 (17.78%) INAP
7 8 (17.78%) Fault Management
8 7 (15.56%) Selenium
8 7 (15.56%) QA
8 7 (15.56%) Manual Testing
8 7 (15.56%) Test Automation
8 7 (15.56%) HP Quality Center
8 7 (15.56%) Maven
8 7 (15.56%) JIRA
8 7 (15.56%) Apache Ivy
8 7 (15.56%) eggPlant

WAP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 9 (20.00%) Apache
2 2 (4.44%) WebLogic
2 2 (4.44%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.22%) Lync
Applications
1 3 (6.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.44%) MS Project
3 1 (2.22%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.44%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (26.67%) 4G
2 9 (20.00%) GSM
3 8 (17.78%) TCP/IP
3 8 (17.78%) SS7
3 8 (17.78%) INAP
4 7 (15.56%) 3G
4 7 (15.56%) Firewall
4 7 (15.56%) 2G
4 7 (15.56%) GPRS
5 6 (13.33%) UMTS
5 6 (13.33%) Intranet
5 6 (13.33%) Internet
5 6 (13.33%) Extranet
6 5 (11.11%) DAB
6 5 (11.11%) RTCP
6 5 (11.11%) RTP
6 5 (11.11%) Wireless
6 5 (11.11%) IPv6
6 5 (11.11%) SSL
6 5 (11.11%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 7 (15.56%) Selenium
1 7 (15.56%) Maven
1 7 (15.56%) JIRA
1 7 (15.56%) Apache Ivy
1 7 (15.56%) eggPlant
1 7 (15.56%) SoapUI
1 7 (15.56%) Toad
1 7 (15.56%) LoadRunner
1 7 (15.56%) Ant
2 2 (4.44%) Calabash
General
1 9 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 7 (15.56%) Finance
3 6 (13.33%) Marketing
3 6 (13.33%) Banking
4 2 (4.44%) Front Office
5 1 (2.22%) Multimedia
5 1 (2.22%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.22%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 7 (15.56%) NOC Engineer
2 6 (13.33%) Network Engineer
3 5 (11.11%) Test Leader
3 5 (11.11%) Test Engineer
3 5 (11.11%) Project Manager
4 4 (8.89%) Support Analyst
4 4 (8.89%) Analyst
4 4 (8.89%) Digital Project Manager
5 3 (6.67%) Consultant
6 2 (4.44%) Technical Support
6 2 (4.44%) Technical Leader
6 2 (4.44%) Technical Analyst
6 2 (4.44%) Technical Support Analyst
6 2 (4.44%) Network Support
6 2 (4.44%) Senior Test Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) QA Leader
7 1 (2.22%) Data Network Engineer
7 1 (2.22%) QA Engineer
7 1 (2.22%) Desktop Analyst
7 1 (2.22%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (26.67%) Web Services
2 10 (22.22%) J2ME
3 7 (15.56%) REST
3 7 (15.56%) SOAP
4 6 (13.33%) XML
4 6 (13.33%) SyncML
5 5 (11.11%) J2EE
5 5 (11.11%) WML
6 3 (6.67%) .NET
6 3 (6.67%) HTML
7 2 (4.44%) JDBC
7 2 (4.44%) Flash
7 2 (4.44%) KML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (24.44%) Mobile App
2 8 (17.78%) Handset
3 6 (13.33%) iDTV
3 6 (13.33%) New Media
4 5 (11.11%) Smart Meter
4 5 (11.11%) Social Media
4 5 (11.11%) GIS
5 4 (8.89%) Management Information System
5 4 (8.89%) Blackberry
6 3 (6.67%) iPhone
6 3 (6.67%) Mobile Banking
7 2 (4.44%) N-Tier
7 2 (4.44%) Device Driver
8 1 (2.22%) DTV
8 1 (2.22%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 10 (22.22%) Windows
2 8 (17.78%) VMS
3 4 (8.89%) Windows 7
4 3 (6.67%) Android
4 3 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (6.67%) Windows XP
5 2 (4.44%) Linux
5 2 (4.44%) Mac OS X
5 2 (4.44%) Windows CE
6 1 (2.22%) Windows Phone
6 1 (2.22%) Apple iOS
6 1 (2.22%) bada
6 1 (2.22%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (17.78%) Change Management
2 8 (17.78%) Fault Management
3 7 (15.56%) Manual Testing
3 7 (15.56%) Test Automation
3 7 (15.56%) Project Management
3 7 (15.56%) Configuration Management
3 7 (15.56%) Regression Testing
3 7 (15.56%) Scrum
4 6 (13.33%) Problem Management
5 5 (11.11%) PRINCE2
6 4 (8.89%) Risk Assessment
6 4 (8.89%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (8.89%) Automation Testing
6 4 (8.89%) Time Management
7 3 (6.67%) Performance Management
7 3 (6.67%) Software Testing
7 3 (6.67%) Mobile Device Management
7 3 (6.67%) Marketing Strategy
7 3 (6.67%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 13 (28.89%) SQL
2 2 (4.44%) Java
2 2 (4.44%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (15.56%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (8.89%) MCP
2 4 (8.89%) MCSE
2 4 (8.89%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (6.67%) Security Cleared
3 3 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (6.67%) ISEB
4 2 (4.44%) CCNP
4 2 (4.44%) CCNA
4 2 (4.44%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (2.22%) CCSE
5 1 (2.22%) Degree
5 1 (2.22%) MCITP
5 1 (2.22%) CCSA
5 1 (2.22%) CCSP
5 1 (2.22%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (15.56%) QA
2 4 (8.89%) WCAG
2 4 (8.89%) WAI
3 2 (4.44%) JTAG
4 1 (2.22%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (6.67%) ISA Server
1 3 (6.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.44%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (15.56%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (8.89%) WSUS
3 3 (6.67%) Sysprep
4 2 (4.44%) Puppet
4 2 (4.44%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (2.22%) SCCM
5 1 (2.22%) SCVMM
5 1 (2.22%) SCOrch
5 1 (2.22%) Netcool
5 1 (2.22%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (2.22%) OpenView
Vendors
1 15 (33.33%) HP
2 10 (22.22%) Apple
3 9 (20.00%) Oracle
3 9 (20.00%) Cisco
4 7 (15.56%) Microsoft
4 7 (15.56%) Sun
5 5 (11.11%) ESRI
6 3 (6.67%) VMware
7 2 (4.44%) Citrix
7 2 (4.44%) BMC
7 2 (4.44%) Mapinfo
8 1 (2.22%) Riverbed
8 1 (2.22%) Crossbeam
8 1 (2.22%) Mitel
8 1 (2.22%) Google
8 1 (2.22%) F5
8 1 (2.22%) Radware
8 1 (2.22%) CheckPoint
8 1 (2.22%) Symantec
8 1 (2.22%) BT
Berkshire
Intonera Consulting Ltd
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Berkshire
Intonera Consulting Ltd
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago