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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wireless Application Protocol (WAP)
Rank 543 535 515
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -20
Contract jobs citing WAP 14 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.031% 0.009% 0.017%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.11% 0.033% 0.059%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 5
Average daily rate
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£313 £415 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.69% +27.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £403 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £427 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £400 £338
% change year-on-year
-21.87% +18.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £14.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
12432 12178 11781
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.27% 27.31% 28.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 8435 7786 7583
Average daily rate £395 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 174 252 317
Average hourly rate £33.50 £33.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.51% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.99 £13.50 £19.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £44.55 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

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 28 January 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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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 +18 5 £363 -15.69% 1
East Midlands - 5 £313 - 1
South East -12 3 £315 -21.25%
West Midlands - - - - 1
East of England - - - - 2
Yorkshire - - - -
WAP
UK

WAP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 18 (64.29%) Firewall
2 15 (53.57%) F5
3 13 (46.43%) Cisco
4 12 (42.86%) CCNA
4 12 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (39.29%) CheckPoint
5 11 (39.29%) CCNP
5 11 (39.29%) Network Management
5 11 (39.29%) Cisco ASA
6 10 (35.71%) BIG-IP
7 8 (28.57%) WAN
8 7 (25.00%) CCSA
8 7 (25.00%) Blue Coat
8 7 (25.00%) Network Security
8 7 (25.00%) Mobile App
9 6 (21.43%) tcpdump
9 6 (21.43%) Cisco PIX
9 6 (21.43%) CCSE
9 6 (21.43%) Nortel Alteon
9 6 (21.43%) Wireshark
9 6 (21.43%) Crossbeam
9 6 (21.43%) Fault Management
9 6 (21.43%) Change Management
9 6 (21.43%) Radware
9 6 (21.43%) TACACS
9 6 (21.43%) OpenView
9 6 (21.43%) HP
9 6 (21.43%) Nortel
9 6 (21.43%) Netcool
9 6 (21.43%) CCSP

WAP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 (3.57%) CMS
1 1 (3.57%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.57%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (17.86%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (14.29%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (14.29%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 18 (64.29%) Firewall
2 11 (39.29%) Cisco ASA
3 10 (35.71%) BIG-IP
4 8 (28.57%) WAN
5 7 (25.00%) Network Security
6 6 (21.43%) tcpdump
6 6 (21.43%) Cisco PIX
6 6 (21.43%) Nortel Alteon
6 6 (21.43%) Wireshark
6 6 (21.43%) TACACS
6 6 (21.43%) SMS
7 5 (17.86%) LAN
7 5 (17.86%) VPN
7 5 (17.86%) Reverse Proxy
8 4 (14.29%) VLAN
8 4 (14.29%) IPsec
9 3 (10.71%) Wireless
9 3 (10.71%) GPRS
9 3 (10.71%) GSM
10 2 (7.14%) Cisco Nexus
General
1 3 (10.71%) Telecoms
1 3 (10.71%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Publishing
2 1 (3.57%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 13 (46.43%) Network Engineer
2 8 (28.57%) Security Engineer
2 8 (28.57%) Network Security Engineer
3 5 (17.86%) Data Network Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Service Manager
4 3 (10.71%) Test Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Senior Network Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Delivery Manager
4 3 (10.71%) Services Delivery Manager
5 2 (7.14%) Wireless Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Consultant
5 2 (7.14%) Field Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Technical Consultant
6 1 (3.57%) Senior Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Test Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Network Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Network Support
6 1 (3.57%) Senior Test Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Test and Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.86%) Web Services
2 1 (3.57%) SyncML
2 1 (3.57%) J2ME
2 1 (3.57%) .NET
2 1 (3.57%) XML
2 1 (3.57%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.00%) Mobile App
2 4 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (10.71%) Handset
3 3 (10.71%) FMCG
4 2 (7.14%) Statistics
4 2 (7.14%) Blackberry
4 2 (7.14%) Management Information System
5 1 (3.57%) Streaming Video
5 1 (3.57%) Client/Server
5 1 (3.57%) iPhone
5 1 (3.57%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.86%) UNIX
2 2 (7.14%) Apple iOS
2 2 (7.14%) Windows
2 2 (7.14%) Linux
3 1 (3.57%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (3.57%) Android
3 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (3.57%) Windows Phone
3 1 (3.57%) webOS
3 1 (3.57%) bada
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (39.29%) Network Management
2 6 (21.43%) Fault Management
2 6 (21.43%) Change Management
3 4 (14.29%) Release Management
3 4 (14.29%) Problem Management
3 4 (14.29%) Load Balancing
3 4 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (10.71%) Kalman Filter
4 3 (10.71%) Information Security
4 3 (10.71%) Enterprise Architecture
4 3 (10.71%) Logistics
4 3 (10.71%) Service Delivery
4 3 (10.71%) Financial Modelling
5 2 (7.14%) Network Architecture
5 2 (7.14%) Change Control
6 1 (3.57%) Process Management
6 1 (3.57%) Regression Testing
6 1 (3.57%) Project Management
6 1 (3.57%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (3.57%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.71%) Java
2 2 (7.14%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (42.86%) CCNA
1 12 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (39.29%) CCNP
3 7 (25.00%) CCSA
4 6 (21.43%) CCSE
4 6 (21.43%) CCSP
5 5 (17.86%) Degree
6 1 (3.57%) CISM
6 1 (3.57%) ISEB
6 1 (3.57%) CISSP
6 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (3.57%) MCSE
6 1 (3.57%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.29%) SLA
2 2 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (21.43%) OpenView
1 6 (21.43%) Netcool
2 3 (10.71%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (10.71%) Puppet
Vendors
1 15 (53.57%) F5
2 13 (46.43%) Cisco
3 11 (39.29%) CheckPoint
4 7 (25.00%) Blue Coat
5 6 (21.43%) Crossbeam
5 6 (21.43%) Radware
5 6 (21.43%) HP
5 6 (21.43%) Nortel
6 5 (17.86%) Microsoft
7 2 (7.14%) SolarWinds
7 2 (7.14%) Infoblox
7 2 (7.14%) BT
7 2 (7.14%) Juniper
8 1 (3.57%) BMC
8 1 (3.57%) Apple
8 1 (3.57%) VMware
8 1 (3.57%) Symbian
8 1 (3.57%) Fortinet
8 1 (3.57%) Sitecore