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 20 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wireless Application Protocol (WAP)
Rank 558 545 547
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +2
Contract jobs citing WAP 21 7 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.042% 0.014% 0.022%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.15% 0.049% 0.082%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 3
Average daily rate
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£375 £351 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.99% +29.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £207 £351 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £351 £306
UK excluding London average daily rate £220 £351 £270
% change year-on-year
-37.23% +29.81%
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
WAP
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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
13987 14142 14723
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.94% 29.13% 27.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 9035 9265 9178
Average daily rate £375 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £550 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 200 238 347
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £22.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.80 £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
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 20 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 20 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
South East +4 10 £218 - 1
London - 10 £375 - 2
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UK

WAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 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 13 (34.21%) HP
2 11 (28.95%) SQL
3 10 (26.32%) Firewall
3 10 (26.32%) 4G
3 10 (26.32%) Mobile App
4 9 (23.68%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (23.68%) Web Services
4 9 (23.68%) Windows
4 9 (23.68%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (23.68%) Cisco
5 8 (21.05%) J2ME
5 8 (21.05%) GSM
6 7 (18.42%) Telecoms
6 7 (18.42%) Apache
6 7 (18.42%) Oracle
6 7 (18.42%) Microsoft
6 7 (18.42%) Apple
7 6 (15.79%) GPRS
7 6 (15.79%) XML
7 6 (15.79%) Change Management
7 6 (15.79%) Internet
7 6 (15.79%) SyncML
7 6 (15.79%) Project Management
7 6 (15.79%) Fault Management
8 5 (13.16%) Manual Testing
8 5 (13.16%) Smart Meter
8 5 (13.16%) Test Automation
8 5 (13.16%) HP Quality Center
8 5 (13.16%) Maven
8 5 (13.16%) Marketing

WAP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 20 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 7 (18.42%) Apache
2 2 (5.26%) WebSphere
2 2 (5.26%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.63%) Lync
Applications
1 3 (7.89%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.26%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (26.32%) Firewall
1 10 (26.32%) 4G
2 8 (21.05%) GSM
3 6 (15.79%) GPRS
3 6 (15.79%) Internet
4 5 (13.16%) DAB
4 5 (13.16%) 3G
4 5 (13.16%) RTCP
4 5 (13.16%) RTP
4 5 (13.16%) 2G
4 5 (13.16%) SSL
4 5 (13.16%) IPv6
4 5 (13.16%) HTTP
4 5 (13.16%) UMTS
5 4 (10.53%) SMS
5 4 (10.53%) TCP/IP
5 4 (10.53%) Intranet
5 4 (10.53%) Wireless
5 4 (10.53%) SS7
5 4 (10.53%) INAP
Development Applications
1 5 (13.16%) Ant
1 5 (13.16%) Toad
1 5 (13.16%) LoadRunner
1 5 (13.16%) Maven
1 5 (13.16%) JIRA
1 5 (13.16%) Selenium
1 5 (13.16%) SoapUI
1 5 (13.16%) Apache Ivy
1 5 (13.16%) eggPlant
2 2 (5.26%) Calabash
General
1 7 (18.42%) Telecoms
2 5 (13.16%) Finance
2 5 (13.16%) Marketing
3 4 (10.53%) Banking
4 1 (2.63%) Multimedia
4 1 (2.63%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.63%) Front Office
4 1 (2.63%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 8 (21.05%) Network Engineer
2 5 (13.16%) Test Engineer
2 5 (13.16%) Test Leader
3 4 (10.53%) Security Engineer
3 4 (10.53%) NOC Engineer
3 4 (10.53%) Network Security Engineer
4 3 (7.89%) Support Analyst
4 3 (7.89%) Project Manager
4 3 (7.89%) Analyst
4 3 (7.89%) Consultant
4 3 (7.89%) Digital Project Manager
5 2 (5.26%) Data Network Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Technical Leader
5 2 (5.26%) Network Support
5 2 (5.26%) Senior Test Engineer
6 1 (2.63%) Desktop Analyst
6 1 (2.63%) Integration Engineer
6 1 (2.63%) Blackberry Consultant
6 1 (2.63%) Test and Integration Engineer
6 1 (2.63%) Senior Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (23.68%) Web Services
2 8 (21.05%) J2ME
3 6 (15.79%) SyncML
3 6 (15.79%) XML
4 5 (13.16%) SOAP
4 5 (13.16%) WML
4 5 (13.16%) J2EE
4 5 (13.16%) REST
5 3 (7.89%) .NET
5 3 (7.89%) HTML
6 2 (5.26%) Flash
6 2 (5.26%) JDBC
6 2 (5.26%) KML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (26.32%) Mobile App
2 5 (13.16%) Smart Meter
2 5 (13.16%) GIS
2 5 (13.16%) Management Information System
2 5 (13.16%) Handset
3 4 (10.53%) iDTV
3 4 (10.53%) Blackberry
3 4 (10.53%) Social Media
3 4 (10.53%) New Media
4 3 (7.89%) iPhone
5 2 (5.26%) N-Tier
5 2 (5.26%) Device Driver
5 2 (5.26%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (2.63%) DTV
6 1 (2.63%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 9 (23.68%) Windows
2 4 (10.53%) VMS
3 3 (7.89%) Windows XP
3 3 (7.89%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (7.89%) Android
3 3 (7.89%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (7.89%) Windows 7
4 2 (5.26%) UNIX
4 2 (5.26%) Linux
4 2 (5.26%) Windows CE
5 1 (2.63%) Mac OS X
5 1 (2.63%) bada
5 1 (2.63%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.63%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (23.68%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (15.79%) Project Management
2 6 (15.79%) Change Management
2 6 (15.79%) Fault Management
3 5 (13.16%) Manual Testing
3 5 (13.16%) Problem Management
3 5 (13.16%) Test Automation
3 5 (13.16%) Regression Testing
3 5 (13.16%) Scrum
4 4 (10.53%) Risk Assessment
4 4 (10.53%) Information Security
4 4 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (10.53%) PRINCE2
4 4 (10.53%) Configuration Management
4 4 (10.53%) Automation Testing
4 4 (10.53%) Time Management
4 4 (10.53%) Kalman Filter
5 3 (7.89%) Mobile Device Management
5 3 (7.89%) Software Testing
5 3 (7.89%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 11 (28.95%) SQL
2 2 (5.26%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.63%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (23.68%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (10.53%) CCNA
2 4 (10.53%) MCSE
3 3 (7.89%) MCP
3 3 (7.89%) ISEB
3 3 (7.89%) CCSA
3 3 (7.89%) CCNP
3 3 (7.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (5.26%) Degree
4 2 (5.26%) SC Cleared
4 2 (5.26%) Security Cleared
4 2 (5.26%) CCSE
4 2 (5.26%) CCSP
5 1 (2.63%) MCSA
5 1 (2.63%) CISSP
5 1 (2.63%) CISM
5 1 (2.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (2.63%) JNCIA
5 1 (2.63%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.53%) QA
2 3 (7.89%) WCAG
2 3 (7.89%) WAI
3 2 (5.26%) JTAG
3 2 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (7.89%) Active Directory
1 3 (7.89%) ISA Server
2 2 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (13.16%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (10.53%) WSUS
3 3 (7.89%) Sysprep
4 2 (5.26%) Puppet
4 2 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (5.26%) OpenView
4 2 (5.26%) Netcool
5 1 (2.63%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (2.63%) SCCM
5 1 (2.63%) SCVMM
5 1 (2.63%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 13 (34.21%) HP
2 9 (23.68%) Cisco
3 7 (18.42%) Oracle
3 7 (18.42%) Microsoft
3 7 (18.42%) Apple
4 5 (13.16%) Sun
4 5 (13.16%) ESRI
5 3 (7.89%) VMware
6 2 (5.26%) Crossbeam
6 2 (5.26%) Radware
6 2 (5.26%) F5
6 2 (5.26%) CheckPoint
6 2 (5.26%) Mapinfo
6 2 (5.26%) Nortel
6 2 (5.26%) BMC
7 1 (2.63%) CommVault
7 1 (2.63%) NetApp
7 1 (2.63%) Citrix
7 1 (2.63%) Symantec
7 1 (2.63%) EMC
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